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Benefits of drinking green smoothies

Have you had your Green Smoothie today?

January 21, 2020

Did you know there is a National Green Smoothie and Juice Day? Let’s explore some benefits and recipes!   One of the main benefits of adding in some green smoothie and juice into your diet is that it is an easy way to get more veggies and greens in! To get the full health benefit…

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Congee

{Recipe}: Warm Winter Congee

October 25, 2017

Congee: Easy Comfort Food For The Whole Family Congee, or rice porridge, might be a new and savory surprise for your kids, but this healthy and simple dish has been served for many years in Asian cultures. Let’s take a look at how this breakfast alternative might delight your whole family’s palate. Congee, otherwise known…

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Goji Berries the Superfruit

Goji Berries – The Little Red Superfruit

October 15, 2016

Goji Berries: Why you should be eating them! The shriveled red Goji berry doesn’t look like much at first, but this Himalayan fruit, otherwise known in Tibet as the “key to eternal youth”, is a superfood packed with vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. You can add it to almost any meal, it tastes delicious, and…

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nutrition food as medicine

Nutrition for Heart Health & Hypertension

September 2, 2016

In Oriental medicine (OM), we use food as medicine. OM nutrition combines ancient wisdom with modern science. Proving a holistic approach to nutrition, which aims to balance all five flavors within most meals with one or two flavors being emphasized for therapeutic purposes. OM nutrition for a hypertension emphasizes bitter flavors, sour flavors and energetically-cooling foods.…

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chocolate coconut gluten-free vegan recipe

{Recipe}: Chocolate Coconut Cake

May 10, 2016

Chocolate Coconut Cake Recipe It’s your birthday, eat cake if you want to! Well, it was my birthday recently and for my birthday present my mother-in-law generously did the most epic experimental baking ever! She is always up to the challenge and I requested a chocolate gluten-free and vegan cake. Little did I know it…

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Gluten-free pumpkin bread

Kember’s Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread

October 14, 2015

After a fun filled time at the Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest in Portland this September, I came back with several recipes and mixes to try. One sample that stood out from the rest was from Kember’s, a local Portland bakery that really set the bar high on their bread and brownie recipes. As you gluten-free foodies…

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Gluten-Free Recipe: Rhubarb Cake

August 13, 2015

Cream 1/3 cup coconut oil 1 ½ cup sugar 1 ripe banana Sift 2 cups gluten free flour 1 tsp soda ½ tsp salt Stir together 1 cup coconut milk 4 cups chopped and stewed rhubarb (Stew rhubarb in microwave for 10 minutes or more before adding to other cake ingredients.) Combine all above ingredients…

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Gluten-free Recipe: Easy Italian Pasta

August 9, 2015

Gluten-free and vegan delicious Italian night! Going gluten-free or having allergies has never been easier! There are so many GOOD GF (gluten-free) choices out there now. If you are in the mood for some pasta, go to the pasta section at your grocery store of choice. I find the most selection at speciality stores like…

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Looking for a coffee alternative? Try this!

June 15, 2015

As a coffee connoisseur myself, it is hard to believe that I would even consider “not drinking coffee.” But for those times when I do a temporary detox, to give my adrenals and body a break. It is good to find alternatives to coffee…that smell and taste like coffee. These two drinks are the closest…

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