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Easy Vegan 101: Lentils & Rice

October 1, 2014 food & recipes
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Did you know that green, brown and French lentils require the same amount of cooking time as long grain brown rice?* Why does this matter? Because you can use this information to make a number of easy, protein-rich dishes when you’re on the go or after a long day at work. Easy meal idea: – […]

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Optimizing Your Vegan Diet

August 2, 2014 health & nutrition
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The American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada state that ‘properly planned vegan diets are nutritionally adequate for all stages of life, including pregnancy and lactation, and provide health benefits in the treatment and prevention of certain diseases.’ However, the American Dietetic Association also asserts that poorly planned vegan diets may be low in vitamin B12, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin […]

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Stop Heating Oil. Try the Water Sauté Method!

July 30, 2014 food & recipes
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You’ve probably heard that heating oils can result in the “production of oxidized compounds and free radicals detrimental to your health.” But there’s a simple healthy way to cut out oil whenever you’re stir frying veggies or sautéing greens, and it’s called the water sauté method. Instead of using oil to sauté or stir-fry your […]

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3 Easy Kale Salads

June 30, 2014 food & recipes
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Marinated kale salads are not only a delicious way to enjoy these dark greens, but they are also easy to make. There are 2 keys to a tasty kale salad: 1. A good acid (lemon, apple cider vinegar, rice vinegar, etc.) 2. A little bite For all of these recipes, the kale leaves have been […]

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25+ Vegan Sources of Calcium

May 10, 2014 health & nutrition
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Calcium is an essential nutrient in our diet. But as you can see, not all calcium is equal. Did you know that although animal milks have calcium in them, they also leach calcium from the bones?

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3 Keys to Creating Healthy Vegan Meals

May 1, 2014 food & recipes
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Many new vegans are curious about the health benefits of a plant-based diet and how to go about planning meals that will not only fulfill their nutritional needs, but may also improve their current level of health. Unfortunately, if you start searching around the Internet willy-nilly for information about how to create such a plant-based […]

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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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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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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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