Garden Vegetable Cakes

Garden Vegetable Cakes   Recipe and photo source: FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 4   Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 35 min   Ingredients: 1⁄4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1⁄3 cup all purpose flour 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder 1⁄4 teaspoon dill weed 1⁄4 teaspoon each salt and pepper 4 eggs (or 1 cup […]

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Making Health Affordable

Making Health Affordable Making healthy lifestyle changes are most often thought of as being too involved and very expensive, at least that was the belief of Bill and Bettie Lou Meador as they embarked on this new adventure.  They had just signed up to attend CHIP, the Complete Health Improvement Program, held by Tillamook Regional […]

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Bell Pepper Nachos

Bell Pepper Nachos Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 8 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 20 min   Ingredients: 4 bell peppers 1 cup salsa 2 teaspoons seasoning (try a mixture-chili powder, garlic powder, ground cumin, pepper) 2 cups cooked meat (chopped or shredded), beans or tofu 1 […]

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Couple Transforms Health

Tillamook couple makes positive health and lifestyle transformation with innovative program By Patti Atkins, APR, Columbia Pacific CCO   TILLAMOOK, Ore. — When Mandie Phipps was diagnosed with pre-diabetes, she knew that she was going to have to make some significant changes to improve her health. But when her partner, Shawn Parker, decided to join […]

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Chicken & Pear Salad

Chicken & Pear Salad Recipe & Photo Source: FoodHero.org Number of servings: 5   Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 15 min   Ingredients: 2 cups pears, diced (fresh or canned) 1⁄4 cup celery, chopped 1⁄2 cup onion, chopped (sweet onion will be most mild) 1⁄4 cup raisins 1 cup cooked chicken, diced 2 […]

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The Gift of Resiliency: Protecting a Growing Brain

The Gift of Resiliency: Protecting a Growing Brain By DeAnna Pearl, M.A.T, B.S., Certified Prevention Specialist, SOS Tillamook – Prevention, Tillamook Family Counseling Center What does it take to build resiliency in ourselves?   What is resiliency?  The definition is the ability to overcome challenges of all kinds–trauma, tragedy, personal crises, plain ole life problems–and bounce […]

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Cranberry Applesauce

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org Number of servings: 12 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 40 min   Ingredients: 3 1⁄2 pounds apples, peeled, cored, and roughly chopped (about 8 1/2 medium apples [3” diameter]) 1 1⁄2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1⁄3 cup brown sugar […]

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Prevention is Intention: Building Safety Resiliency in Our Community

By DeAnna Pearl, M.A.T, B.S., Certified Prevention Specialist, SOS Tillamook – Prevention, Tillamook Family Counseling Center Children represent a quarter of our population and informing them about safety and preparedness is an integral part of our community’s resiliency.  Youth are strong and resilient in the face of disasters, often adapting to stresses that weaken most […]

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Healthy Holiday Baking Tips

By Dana Zia December is bake till you pop month. We all know this. Visions of sugar cookies begin to dance in our heads and brainwash us into baking not just two dozen of them, but 6 or 10 dozen of them to spread the cheer. (Or the waist lines.) In my experience, it is […]

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Coping with Estrangement Over the Holidays

By Terra Marzano, LCSW, Rinehart Clinic During the holidays, much of what we see in movies and on TV paints a picture of family togetherness.  Scenes of a mom welcoming her son into her house or a family lighting their Menorah together remind us that holidays are spent with family. While close relationships exist in […]

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