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My ‘Your Zen Life’ Sunday’s Breakfast

16-Feb-2014

After reading this week about the example of “Phoebe’s day in a plate”, I tried to add blueberries, chia seeds and almonds purée to my Sunday’s breakfast. You would probably ask yourself “why just Sunday?” Well, it’s just because I usef to wake up early, and even if I pre-prepare my food complements, nuts and seeds mix (more about them below), for the next morning, I don’t always have time to prepare breakfast. But of course, it’s great if you can prepare it everyday.

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Health, Nutrition, Raw, Organic

Vegetarian Diets: Quinoa, Chickpea and Tofu Tabouli

07-Feb-2014

Becoming a vegetarian is not your meal ticket to weight loss. Everyone is entitled to individual food choices, whatever they may be. And the choice to tread lightly on the earth is one which is nothing but admirable. But, it’s important to note that vegetarians more often than not carry more weight than those who eat meat. It’s unfortunate but true that these days a vegetarian is most likely to have a less than perfect diet, maybe even worse than many omnivores.

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Health, Nutrition, Recipes, Weight-loss

All aboard the grain train

05-Feb-2014

The question about grains (the seeds of grasses) and gluten comes up constantly in this health field. Walking down the aisle of an organic health food store there is “whole grain” on so many of the products, meaning there will be a cooked wheat or other gluten containing grain (like rye, barley, spelt etc.) sitting amounts the ingredients list... So naturally many conclude that if gluten is in all these “health foods,” that it’s ok to include in the diet. There are many issues that arise through including these in the diet however; let’s break them down and lift the veil on this issue.

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Health, Nutrition, Vegan, Natural Remedies

8 Reasons Kale Recipe

03-Feb-2014

I LOVE kale. It's extremely nutritious and I just got bundles delivered by my organic box scheme. Literally loads and loads. I may have got a little bit excited when I saw my favourite type available (cavelo nero). Here are 8 reasons why I love it and if you’re wondering what to do with it and how to prepare it, I have included a delicious recipe for you below.

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Nutrition, Raw, Health, Organic, Recipe

Gluten Free Lime and Mulberry Cake

29-Jan-2014

This recipe is an alteration of the a traditional lemon cake served in Paris. I have tweaked it over time to make it gluten free and a little more fruity. It is also delicious with a lemon glaze over the top or berry sorbet on the side, but I think I prefer it as simple tea cake. You can switch out the mulberries for whatever type of berry you prefer, but if they are frozen make sure they are defrosted first.

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Recipe, Vegan, Health

Homemade Vegetable Stock

24-Jan-2014

I make all of my own vegetable stock. Being from New England, we have a relatively long winter, and that means a lot of soup. Plus soup is a great way to stretch any vegetables that you may have left at the end of the week. Buying prepared stock from the grocery store is expensive, and you can never be sure what exactly is in the box. Luckily, making your own is so easy!

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Vegan, Health, Recipes

Delicious and Nutritious Vegan Hot Chocolate

17-Jan-2014

Raw cacao: Known to be one of the best food sources of antioxidants in the world! Raw cacao is known as 'food of the gods' and it truly is. It also contains a high amount of minerals including magnesium, Iron, Chromium, Anandamide which is "The Bliss Chemical", Theobromine, Manganese, Zinc, Copper, Omega 6 Fatty Acids, and Heart-Healthy Monounsaturated Fat. It can help balance blood sugar levels, balance brain chemistry, relax you while stimulating you in a non-caffeinated way.

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Vegan, Health, Nutrition, Recipe
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