food & recipes

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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Is Your Champagne Vegan?

January 30, 2013 food & recipes
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Is your Champagne flute ready for Valentine’s Day? If, like many others, you plan to celebrate with this bubbly celebratory drink, you should know that it may not be vegan. Bon Appetit explains that the base for Champagne is typically a dry wine made from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, or a blend. Many wines, including […]

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Spotlight: Allison’s Gourmet

December 1, 2012 food & recipes
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“Conscious Decadence: Exquisite Treats for Grown-Up Palates” Need a special holiday gift for family or friends? Look no further! Allison’s Gourmet is a consciously vegan company, offering organic, vegan and fair-trade sweets of every kind. Baked goods, artisan chocolate truffles, fudge, caramels, toffee, brittle, peanut butter cups, peppermint crème patties, and more; available on their own, […]

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Carrots: Health Benefits and Recipes

September 27, 2012 food & recipes
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Carrots are more than a tasty addition to almost any dish. They are also good for your body’s overall health, especially that of the skin, eyes, digestive system and teeth! So if the sweet flavor isn’t enough, enjoy these ten reasons to eat more carrots and the six easy ways to do so that follow: […]

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Is Your Bread Vegan?

August 31, 2012 food & recipes
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Any processed food, including bread, is likely to have a block paragraph of polysyllabic ingredients printed on its packaging. From duck feathers to pancreatic enzymes, commercial bread provides a whole new collection of reasons for everyone to learn how to decipher an ingredients list.

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