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Incredible Health Benefits of Cranberries

Pilgrims called them "Craneberries" because of the resemblence of Sandhill cranes in their blossoms. Most folks now call them "Cranberries". They grow on vines, not in water. They lay in bogs, which are impermeable beds layered with sand, peat, gravel, and clay. Native Americans used cranberries for food, dyes and medicine as early as the… Read More

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Easy Recipe: Sweet Garden Peas with Mint

Peas know how to please. They play well with almost all other foods, from cauliflower to fruit smoothies. They get along with lots of other herbs and spices, from garlic to sweet marjoram. They are delicious whether tossed into salads, or cooked into a warm, comforting soup. Peas are easy-going friends. Peas are generous to… Read More

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Best Ever Kale Salad Recipe

This massaged kale salad recipe is a winner for kids who love to get their hands into things and play with their food. Kale is hailed as a superfood. It is associated with improving skin appearance, eye health, bone health and fighting cancer. As part of of the Brassica family, it helps the liver in… Read More

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Easy Brussels Sprouts with lemon, cumin and ghee

Click here to see my video on how to make this easy and delicious dish. This recipe is darn tasty, as the Brussels are seasoned with lemon zest, cumin seeds, and ghee (recipe below). Part of the trick to Brussels sprouts and any Brassica (such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage) is to have it properly cooked… Read More

Acorn squash

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Quinoa

If you love quinoa, pesto and squash, you'll love this simple recipe. I'm the queen of scrapping together dinner with random refrigerator loners. This is what resulted. Let me know what you think! Ingredients: 3-4 cups leftover quinoa (can also use barley, rice, amaranth, etc) 1/3-1/2 cup gluten-free pesto ½ chopped onion 1/3 cup cranberries… Read More

Chia seed pudding

Easy Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

They are no longer just the gag gift you bring to the office to stimulate water cooler talk. Chia seeds are now piled high on health food shelves, and consumers love them. Why? Well, chia seeds are mightily versatile and nutritious. Chia seeds add a terrific crunch to your post-workout smoothie. They are fun to… Read More

Sprouted garbanzo beans

Sprouted Cilantro-Lime Hummus with Olive Oil

This scrumptious recipe is sure to send your taste buds sailing! Plus, I list the top nutritional benefits to each ingredient in the recipe. Garbanzos are more digestible, and arguably more nutritious, when sprouted and raw. I find that sprouted garbanzos don't give me gas (TMI?) or tummy aches the way that canned garbanzos sometimes… Read More

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Super-Size Your Wallet

What's crazy about buying two pounds of organic strawberries for $5? First, the price.  Second, bushels of strawberries and raspberries are oozing out of our garden beds. Why on earth would I buy any more berries? For one, these are premium, seasonal berries that are in their prime. Second, the cost is dirt cheap, compared… Read More

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Quinoa, Chard, Cranberry Squash – Anti-Cancer Foods

Cancer really pisses me off. Every time I learn of a friend, a colleague, or another patient who has cancer, it feels like a tragic, personal assault. This disease impacts friends, families, and communities. I feel saddened and offended at cancer's senseless attack on beautiful life energy. I want to kick the crap out of… Read More

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