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The Amazing Benefits of Kefir!

16-Jul-2014

Kefir has been a part of my morning ritual for a couple of months now. It's literally the best decision I've made for my health! It is so quick and easy to make that you have no excuse not to add it into your daily routine. I personally make water kefir as I am lactose sensitive, but if you prefer the dairy kind, feel free to change the recipe accordingly.

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Health, Nutrition, Organic, Vegan

Vegan Stuffed Peppers

14-Jul-2014

Bell Peppers - Bell peppers are first off low in calories. So, even if you eat one full cup of them, you get just about 45 calories. A good bonus is that one cup will give you more than your daily quota of Vitamin A and C. This powers up your immune system and keeps skin youthful. You can get the highest Vitamin C in the red bell pepper. The capsaicin in bell peppers has multiple health benefits. Studies show that it reduces ‘bad’ cholesterol, controls diabetes, brings relief from pain and eases inflammation. Also the sulfur content in bell peppers makes them play a protective role in certain types of cancers.

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Vegan, Recipe, Health, Nutrition

Sundried Tomato Alfredo Pasta

10-Jul-2014

For years I have missed the delicious creaminess of Alfredo sauce… until now! Sun-dried Tomato Alfredo Pasta is a creamy gluten free gourmet dish made with nutritional yeast and cashews instead of heavy cream. The sun-dried tomatoes and roasted red peppers in this pasta dish add a punch of flavor and the red pepper flakes add a spicy kick.

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Health, Nutrition, Vegan, Recipe, Gluten free

Nature is Speaking to You

08-Jul-2014

Scientist, doctors, moms, teachers have told us to eat healthy. It’s been discussed how good it is for you to enjoy a healthy diet that benefits your body in every possible way. That being said, many studies have confirmed that some very specific vegetable and fruits, when ingested, have specific, very beneficial effect in certain areas of your body, such as:

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Health, Nutrition, Raw, Vegan

Butternut Squash Soup

04-Jul-2014

Butternut Squash Soup is thick, creamy and bursting with fall flavors. It’s a comforting soup that will warm you up on a chilly day. If you want to save time you don’t have to roast the veggies but I would recommend it because it does wonders for the flavor. Butternut squash is a wonderful ingredient because it’s high in beta-carotene (Vitamin A), antioxidants and fiber. It is one of the most concentrated vegetable sources of alpha-linolenic acid, which is an omega 3 fatty acid that is important for heart health. Vitamin A plays a key role in lung health by protecting the lungs from the damaging effect of cigarette smoke. Butternut squash is also an excellent source of energy producing vitamin B1 and B5 along with free radical scavenging manganese.

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Recipe, Vegan, Nutrition, Health,

From Harvest to Health: Planting Organic

01-Jul-2014

While I’m the first to admit that I’m not a natural-born gardener, starting an organic vegetable patch has been etched on my ‘To Do’ list for a while now, recently leading me to dig up some details on the basics of this growing trend.

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Organic, Health, Nutrition, Eco-living

Chocomole

30-Jun-2014

Chocomole or chocolate avocado pudding is a thick and creamy dessert that tastes indulgent, but it is actually healthy. It taste just like instant chocolate pudding in a good way – you would never guess the main ingredient is avocado! Chocomole is vegan, dairy free and naturally sweetened with maple syrup. In addition to being a rich pudding, it can also be enjoyed as a delicious fruit/berry dip or used as fudge icing.

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Vegan, Recipe, Nutrition
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