food & recipes

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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By genus, dogs are classified as carnivorous, but metabolically, they are actually omnivorous. This means that their nutritional requirements can be adequately met with a plant-based diet.

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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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10+ Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

October 25, 2013 food & recipes
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October, November and December are all prime pumpkin months in the U.S. and soon enough, people will be carving up pumpkins for jack-o-lanterns, homemade pies and pumpkin bakes! But before you prepare your pumpkin as a decoration, dessert or dinner, remember to save your seeds. If you simply scoop out and compost your pumpkin/squash seeds […]

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Is the Arsenic in Rice Safe?

September 14, 2013 food & recipes
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There has been a lot of talk over the last few years about arsenic in our food system. From apple juice to chicken parts (because it is fed to chickens) and more recently rice, there seems to be a new cause for concern or disgust each week. Surprisingly, just days ago the FDA announced that […]

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Basil: Health Benefits

September 2, 2013 food & recipes
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While you might only think of basil as “nice in a pasta sauce,” would you believe that basil is not only delicious, but could help protect your heart? Read on to learn about the wonderful health benefits of eating basil! Vitamins and other important nutrients in basil: Vitamins:  Vitamin K, Iron, Calcium, Vitamin A.* * […]

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Blueberries: Unexpected Health Benefits

May 30, 2013 food & recipes
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We are blessed to live in a world rich with a variety of delicious fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds. Each plant-based food has its own unique flavor, scent and nutritional profile — made of health giving vitamins and phytochemicals (many of which act as antioxidants). A well-known super food, and one of my favorite fruits, […]

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Support Vegan Businesses for Valentine’s Day!

February 1, 2013 food & recipes
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With Valentine’s Day around the corner, what could be a better excuse for indulging in a little chocolate therapy with a beloved friend? (Or alone, for that matter – there’s less chocolate competition that way.) Nowadays, the range of vegan chocolate treats is so extensive it’s enough to make a person wish she could just […]

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5 Vegan Alternatives to Milk

February 1, 2013 food & recipes
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While some vegan milks (such as soy) have a flavor similar to cow’s milk, others (like coconut and hazelnut) offer a new perspective on how tasty plant-based milks can be. Whether added to cereals or smoothies or enjoyed on their own, non-dairy plant based milks can be bought unfortified, or fortified with important minerals and vitamins such as […]

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