A Guide to Eating a Plant-Based Diet (for every kind of eater)

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Another great article here folks! While I am not a full-time vegan or vegetarian; the bulk of my diet (probably 85%) is abundantly plant-based. Eating a wide variety of organic veggies, fruits, nuts and healthy whole grains, keeps me happy and healthy!  The following article is packed with expert information about the benefits of keeping […]

All About Salad

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What’s the Big Deal/Why Salads? Salads are awesome! They work well for lunch, dinner or as a side dish. They give you your daily intake of veggies and you can add food items to give you protein, fiber, fruit or whatever you need! Here are some more reasons to eat a salad today: Have you […]

Green Asparagus Salad

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Easy and delicious recipe! Cooking Time: 30 minutes Work level: Easy Ingredients 2 lb(s) fresh green asparagus spears, 1/2 – 3/4 in diameter, peeled 1/2 red bell pepper 1/2 yellow bell pepper 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp red wine vinegar 1 tsp medium hot mustard 2 garlic clove(s), minced 1/2 tsp salt […]

Eating for Migraine Relief

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There are many suggestions on the internet for ways to counteract frequent migraine headaches, but after researching many of them, I found that these suggestions make the most sense. I would at least try what is recommended for about 3 weeks as a test since that is adequate time to know if you feel differently, […]

45 Healthy Holiday Foods for your Table

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Don’t let the holiday season become an excuse for skipping out on cancer-fighting nutrients. Use this list to stock up on in-season produce and other nutrient-rich foods your body needs to stay healthy. Remember to make these foods the biggest part of every meal throughout the holidays — and year-round. Fresh, in-season fruits and vegetables […]

This Week’s Recipes: Delicious Soups, Milkshakes and More!

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Roasted Vegetable Soup This delicious, vegetable-filled broth can be served by itself or used as a base for other soups. This recipe oven-roasts the vegetables before adding to the soup liquid, enhancing their flavor. The aroma of the roasted vegetables will evoke memories of old-fashioned, home-style meals. It’s comfort food at its finest. Food as […]

Recipes For Your Busy Week: Squash, Quinoa, and Brussels Sprouts

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The Joy of Quinoa Quinoa Cakes with Broccoli & Tomatoes If quinoa gets any more popular, I think Iowa will scrap its Corn Belt for a Quinoa Belt. (Although winters might be tricky for a South American crop.) Seems like every grocery store stocks quinoa; every magazine features it in recipes. But quinoa really does […]

HAVEN Garden Project and Gratitude

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“As a child, one has that magical capacity to move among the many eras of the earth; to see the land as an animal does; to experience the sky from the perspective of a flower or a bee; to feel the earth quiver and breathe beneath us; to know a hundred different smells of mud […]

Making Fresh Beets User-Friendly

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Although I’ve always loved beets, the thought of preparing fresh ones terrified me – I thought my kitchen would wind up splattered with very-staining, purple-red beet juice. Then I watched my house mother boil fresh beets when I lived in Costa Rica. Guess what? No splattering, no staining, no purple-red explosions. Quite anti-climactic, actually. But […]

Can Organic Foods Really Improve My Health?

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Yes. Consumption of organically grown food is a great way to reduce your exposure to contaminants commonly found in foods that have been grown using conventional agricultural practices. These contaminants may include not only pesticides – many of which have been classified as potential cancer-causing agents – but also heavy metals such as lead and […]