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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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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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Homemade juice for better health

March 12, 2015

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Homemade juice for better health by Joanne Henning Tedesco — If you have been overwhelmed by trying to eat your “five-a-day” servings of fruits and vegetables, the government has some news for you — forget five a day, more is even better. The good news is that there is a quick and easy way — […]

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Warming foods for chilly days

March 6, 2015

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Warming foods for chilly days by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  February and March are months with constantly changing weather and, as we are looking forward to spring, we often experience a craving for hot, steaming foods to warm our bodies. Just imagine waking up to creamy oatmeal that has cooked all night in the Crock-Pot® […]

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Warning: Chocolate may have health benefits

January 26, 2015

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Warning: Chocolate may have health benefits by Stan Kalson —  The holidays have come and gone, and many of us are making resolutions to eat healthier. So what’s a chocolate lover to do? For so many years, chocolate was not considered a particularly healthy food. Suddenly, scientists are finding that chocolate may benefit us. For […]

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Eat healthy to avoid high-calorie foods

December 23, 2014

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Eat healthy to avoid high-calorie foods by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  The holidays are a time when we tend to push our diets aside and indulge in high-calorie and high-sugar foods, but there are many other healthy choices that we can include with our holiday meals. Local farmers’ markets have wonderful winter vegetables and fruits […]

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Fresh greens and vegetables — the key to health

November 22, 2014

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Fresh greens and vegetables — the key to health by Stan Kalson — Spring brings an abundance of fresh vegetables at local stores and farmers’ markets, making it easier for the health-conscious to choose lighter meals to satisfy nutritional requirements. Many people overcook the majority of their food and neglect the important raw greens and […]

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Summertime and the living is easy — and hot

August 20, 2014

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Summertime and the living is easy — and hot by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Summer is a great time to break out the grill, but sometimes we just do not feel like standing over it in the blistering heat. A Crockpot® dinner or a juice fast are always alternatives that can make cooking easier, but […]

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Moto — A blend of Pan-Asian healthy cuisine

June 5, 2014

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Moto — A blend  of Pan-Asian healthy cuisine  by Stan Kalson —  In May 2005, Vince and Marsha Heppler, creators of Shogun Express, opened Moto at 6845 N. 16th St., in Phoenix (602-263-5444). Customers who happen into this former Shogun Express location might be surprised by the changes. In addition to sushi, Moto’s menu blends […]

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Edible flowers add beauty to meals

April 7, 2014

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Edible flowers add beauty to meals by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  We most often think of using flowers as the centerpiece on the dinner table. Today, edible flowers can be added as a garnish to make any dish the highlight of your meals. However, use flowers sparingly in your recipes, particularly if you are not […]

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Gifts from Mother Nature

February 27, 2014

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  by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Whole fruits and vegetables, especially those with anti-aging vitamin C, can fight free radicals, prevent wrinkles and give you firmer, younger-looking skin. Yogurt contains lactic acid, a compound found in some chemical peels that may reduce fine wrinkles and help clear blemishes and discoloration. Brown sugar grains help exfoliate […]

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Soup warms even the coldest days

February 17, 2014

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  by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  The cold weather seems to be dragging on, and we still have quite a few weeks left until our winter season comes to a close. Although we in Arizona are not plagued with sub-freezing weather and snow, we have been colder than normal. We need and appreciate our heat, […]

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