Christine’s Mindful Eating Challenge

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As an editor at My Yoga Online, I spend a lot of time reading articles about mindfulness and meditation. They seem to be hot topics right now and every day, as I walk home from work, I think about committing to incorporating these practices into my own life… I do a lot of thinking. Last […]

‘Tis The Season For New Recipes! What We’re Lovin’ Now From Cultured Cook!

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‘Tis the Season for No-Cook Pumpkin Pudding Pumpkin Yogurt Pudding Now that Halloween has passed, it’s time to eat those pumpkins! (Or it’s time to buy canned pumpkin, which is nearly tumbling off pumpkin-populated grocery store shelves.) Pumpkin pie, pumpkin ice cream, even pumpkin beer. During autumn, pumpkin goes with everything. So how about some […]

Deep Fried and Good for You

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Fried food is probably not on anyone’s lists of healthy eats, but you have to start with this: Fat is good for you. The long-lived people of Crete might not drink a glass of olive oil a day, but they consume three times as much as we do, and that’s probably more desirable than our […]

Just Beet It: Part Two

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Both beets and Swiss chard are different varieties within the same plant family (Amaranthaceae-Chenopodiaceae) and their edible leaves share a resemblance in both taste and texture. Attached to the beet’s green leaves is a round or oblong root, the part conjured up in most people’s minds by the word “beet.” Although typically a beautiful reddish-purple […]

10 Fun Facts About Sweet Potatoes

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While kale is queen of the vegetable superfoods (how did you celebrate National Kale Day?), the sweet potato may be the most royal root at the Greenmarket. I love to load up on them as we transition into the cooler months, especially because they pair well with warming spices, like allspice and cinnamon. Below are […]

Warm Up: Great Fall Recipes

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Harvest Minestrone With Quinoa & Kale Minestrone is a thick vegetable/bean soup, usually with the addition of pasta. It has a long history dating back to pre-Roman days, and it used to be made primarily with leftovers by poor families looking to stretch their food resources. It’s considered a part of la cucina povera, or […]

Broccoli: More Than a Pretty Flower

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Fall is firmly in the air; gardens are winding down. Time to make the most out of every plant! In my case, I have a lot more broccoli leaves than broccoli flowers. Luckily, the leaves are edible, too — just treat them as you would any other dark leafy green. By that, I mean briefly […]

Loving Beets: Eating Healthy For Fall

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On the fall equinox, the length of day and night are equal, after which the days begin to get shorter. And if you are like me, it seems like the daylight hours shrink suddenly in one day — even though I know it is a process that is taking place gradually every day. I had […]

Hydrated And Happy

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“We’ll never know the worth of water till the well go dry.” Hydration, hydration, hydration.  Definition of HYDRATION  1: the act or process of combining or treating with water as the introduction of additional fluid into the body 2: the quality or state of being hydrated; especially: the condition of having adequate fluid in the body tissues […]

Just Beet It: Part One

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What’s New and Beneficial About Beets Beets are a unique source of phytonutrients called betalains. Betanin and vulgaxanthin are the two best-studied betalains from beets, and both have been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support. The detox support provided by betalains includes support of some especially important Phase 2 detox steps involving glutathione. […]