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Food as medicine

August 10, 2015

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Food as medicine by Michelle S. Fondin —  The adage “you are what you eat” is more than a cliché. In today’s world, it is a reality. And what we have available to eat is increasingly artificial, genetically modified, chemical laden and simply unhealthy. Even though the choices may seem varied, in actuality they are […]

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Local Bounty: Seasonal Vegan Recipes

July 6, 2015

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Local Bounty: Seasonal Vegan Recipes by Devra Gartenstein —  The marriage of vegan foods and seasonal produce is a natural one: plant-based foods follow annual cycles and both are healthy and environmentally sustainable. Ripe local produce has the most flavor and nutritional value, uses fewer resources to store and deliver, and is more economical to […]

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Teff Love: Adventures in Vegan Ethiopian Cooking

June 22, 2015

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Teff Love: Adventures in Vegan Ethiopian Cooking by Kittee Berns —  Why wait for a trip to your favorite Ethiopian restaurant when you can import the delicious flavors of Ethiopia right to your own kitchen? Berns has demystified this cuisine so you can savor authentic Ethiopian food without ever leaving home. Discover how to source […]

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Nut and grain milks deliver solutions for dairy-related maladies

June 11, 2015

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Nut and grain milks deliver solutions for dairy-related maladies by Emil Faithe —  They say milk does a body good. But the truth is, not every body does “good” with cows’ milk. Let’s face it. We were all weaned on cows’ milk, it’s the main ingredient of some of America’s most beloved treats — ice […]

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Summer grilling time is here

June 8, 2015

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Summer grilling time is here by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Summer is here, and with the increasing temperatures, we may wonder what foods to prepare for our families and friends. If you do not want to heat up the house when cooking, relax. It is a great time to light the grill and cook outdoors. […]

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Vegan Word Fusion: Healing Recipes and Timeless Wisdom from Our Hearts to Yours

June 3, 2015

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Vegan Word Fusion: Healing Recipes and Timeless Wisdom from Our Hearts to Yours by Mark Reinfeld and Bo Rinaldi — The chefs of the Blossoming Lotus Restaurant, on Kauai in Hawaii, present wonderful recipes designed to inspire peace, unity and understanding amongst individuals and cultures. It also depicts those who care about our planet. The […]

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Food Allergy Survival Guide: Surviving and Thriving with Food Allergies and Sensitivities

May 22, 2015

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Food Allergy Survival Guide: Surviving and Thriving with Food Allergies and Sensitivities by V. Melina, R.D.,  J. Stepaniak, M.S., and D. Aronson, M.S., R.D. —  It is estimated that allergies have tripled during the last three decades in developed countries and this book, written by leading authorities in dietetics, nutrition and food development, gives invaluable advice […]

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Gayle’s Feel-Good Foods: Unbelievably Healthy, Impossibly Delicious, Surprisingly Easy Recipes for Every Day

May 13, 2015

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Gayle’s Feel-Good Foods: Unbelievably Healthy, Impossibly Delicious, Surprisingly Easy Recipes for Every Day by Gayle Reichler, M.S., R.D., CDN —  Reichler’s decadent dishes will change the way you think about healthy food. Her wholesome recipes may be low in fat and sodium, but they are bursting with delicious flavor that will make it easy to […]

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Matcha — a superfood

April 30, 2015

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Matcha — a superfood by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Earthy and green, matcha is a finely milled or fine-powder green tea that offers major health benefits. It is made from shade-grown tea leaves and boosts metabolism, burns calories and is packed with antioxidants. In fact, matcha boasts nearly 10 times the antioxidants of regular green […]

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USDA research imposes “a steep cost” on animal welfare

April 21, 2015

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USDA research imposes “a steep cost” on animal welfare by Mary Budinger —  The U.S. government is re-engineering farm animals “to fit the needs of the 21st-century meat industry,” according to an investigation by The New York Times of a little known federal institution tasked to help producers of beef, pork and lamb turn a […]

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The New Detox Diet: The Complete Guide for Lifelong Vitality with Recipes, Menus and Detox Plans

April 14, 2015

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The New Detox Diet: The Complete Guide for Lifelong Vitality with Recipes, Menus and Detox Plans by Elson Haas, M.D. with Daniella Chase, M.S., C.N. — Haas has helped thousands recover from common addictive habits and chemical dependency through what he calls the missing link in the American diet — detoxification. This book is a […]

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Homemade muesli for breakfast

April 13, 2015

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Homemade muesli for breakfast by Susanne Myers —  I grew up in Germany eating my fair share of muesli. When I first came to the U.S., it was hard to find here, so I started making my own. While plenty of different kinds of muesli are available now, I still prefer to make my own. […]

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Veganish: The Omnivore’s Guide to Plant-Based Cooking

April 11, 2015

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Veganish: The Omnivore’s Guide to Plant-Based Cooking by Mielle Chénier-Cowan Rose — Tens of thousands of people have put down their knives in favor of a vegan or vegetarian diet for weight loss, blood pressure and cholesterol. Many got exactly what they were looking for, along with a few surprises, such as loss of bone […]

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