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 […]

Start the New Year Off Right with This Healthy Fat!

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For years people have avoided coconut oil thinking it to be a “harmful” saturated fat. Moreover, many people avoid fats all together thinking they are going to make them fat. In fact, our bodies need fats to properly function, especially good fats such as coconut oil. The culprits that are making us fat are processed […]

Getting Creative with Spices and Nuts

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Over a year ago, I wrote about incorporating spiced almonds into salads – the crunchy, flavorful almonds are a perfect contrast to silken baby spinach and juicy pears.  Lately, though, I’ve been spicing everything from almonds to Brazilian nuts and then enjoying them as stand-alone snacks.  The formula is simple: choose your nut, choose your […]