food & recipes

Are Superfoods the New Supplements?

March 15, 2014 food & recipes
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From Chia to Chlorella, Goji and Golden Berries to Hemp, Maca and Mulberries, superfoods are now all the rage. Packed with nutrition and healing properties, superfoods are whole foods with naturally concentrated levels of nutrients and phytochemicals – chemical compounds, naturally occurring in plants, that have been shown to offer nutritional or healing benefits to […]

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Turmeric: Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Cancer and More

February 13, 2014 food & recipes
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Turmeric is one of my favorite spices. I honestly think it makes pretty much any savory dish better, from carrot salad to egg-less omelets; a nice sprinkle of turmeric goes a long way. Turmeric powder (the form most of us are familiar with) is made from the dried root of the Curcuma longa plant. Vitamins, […]

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Italian Fruit Pie with Vegan Crema Pasticcera!

January 31, 2014 food & recipes
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Thanks to the culinary skill of our two Italian friends, we recently had the opportunity to try a new vegan dessert, and we were all very impressed! Even the gluten-free folks were treated to a variation using buckwheat flour mixed with all-purpose GF baking mix. The pie uses a traditional Italian cream underneath a topping […]

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Eating to Get Well: Foods that Heal

January 14, 2014 food & recipes
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A little while ago, we had the opportunity to host a food preparation workshop tailored to a cancer patient seeking help to turn her diagnosis around. The woman in question was frank about the different factors she believed had contributed to her condition, and her unhealthy diet was but one of many. Not only did […]

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Kicking the Cheese Habit

January 3, 2014 ethics
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“Cheese consumption in the U.S. rose from 15 pounds per person per year in 1975 to more than 30 pounds in 1999. And you can thank the federal government. The USDA Report to Congress on the Dairy Promotion Programs for the year 2000 described how the government and industry worked with fast-food chains to make […]

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10 Simple Tips for the New Vegan

December 30, 2013 food & recipes
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Despite the concerns many people have about vegan living being complicated and foreign, it’s actually a lot more simple and familiar than most would think. Even if you’re used to relying on certain ingredients such as meat, cheese and eggs, there’s no reason that ditching animal products should be a big deal. Here are a […]

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8 Surprising Facts About Cinnamon

December 14, 2013 food & recipes
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Cinnamon* has long been enjoyed both as a culinary spice and natural medicine. *It is important to note that that the common type of cinnamon sold in grocery stores is not “true cinnamon” Ceylon cinnamon, which is the cinnamon referred to in most health studies. This is important because the type of cinnamon sold in […]

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100 Dogs on a Vegan Diet

November 21, 2013 food & recipes
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Many people are surprised to learn that dogs can be vibrantly healthy on a plant-based diet. Not only this, but their physical condition can actually improve, just like people, as a result of eliminating animal foods. This is a wonderful thing for those of us who embrace the vegan way of life, and also share our lives with canine companions. […]

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Apples to Fight Cancer?

November 6, 2013 food & recipes
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Over the last decade, a host of studies have been done on the anti-cancer properties of apples. Many of these studies have made headlines by producing surprising and favorable results. Although most of the studies done thus far have focused on specific chemical compounds or nutrients in apples, when we look at the nutrients studied […]

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Kaiser Permanente Endorses Plant-Based Diets

October 31, 2013 food & recipes
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It’s hard to believe, but Kaiser Permanente has endorsed a plant-based diet! Why does this matter?

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