food & recipes

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…

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Kicking the Cheese Habit

January 3, 2014 ethics
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“But I could never give up cheese…” Have you ever found yourself speaking these words, or just thinking them inside your own mind? If so, you’re not alone.

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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.

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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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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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