Nutrition

Summer Quinoa Salad

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A Gluten-free, Dairy-free Whole Food Recipe This summer salad is as fresh as the season. Bursting with flavor and nutrition, it will certainly be a hit at your summer parties. 1 cup dry quinoa (rinsed) 2 cups...

Superfoods

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First of a two-part series Each week, I muster the energy to shop for the week's groceries. It's never fun. I don't like to grocery shop. And adding to my dislike is the confusion: What...

Conscious Consumerism: Responsible Choices As We Ascend

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An incredible amount of evidence exists for the support of a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle. We could go into living a life free of animal cruelty, the health aspect, or the humanitarian route. We...

A delicious summer tart made without dairy

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Lunds & Byerly's recipe I remember picking wild blackberries right out of my backyard in Eugene, Ore., when I was a kid. I endured scratches from thorns, nasty mosquito bites and stained purple clothes just...

Food First | A Spring Cleansing for the Body

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As spring arrives, I am always thinking about cleansing and preparing my body for the warmer upcoming months. It's like a spring cleaning for your body! Check out this smoothie recipe that I have...

Raw foods to benefit our animals and ourselves

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Our cat, Sam, is a great testimonial to the healing power of raw foods. When we first saw Sam at the animal shelter, he was so straggly and icky looking that my husband, Dale,...

EarthTalk® | December 2014

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Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that global warming is causing our crops to be less nutritious? -- William Persson, Glendale, OH It is difficult to say whether or not the climate change we are now...

Fast Food Kitchen

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We are a fast food driven society! Sure, that quickie meal from the drive-through may seem bigger, cheaper, tastier or quicker, but your body views it as fake food. So many of the foods...

Recipe: Perfect Pot Roast

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A Gluten-free, Dairy-free Whole Food Recipe THERE ARE MANY RECIPES for a pot roast, but I chose this one based on its simplicity of ingredients and its adaptability to cooking methods, especially the...
healthy habits for weight loss

Building Healthy Habits for Long-Term Weight Loss Success

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The health and fitness environment is continually shifting as people seek long-term weight loss. Even as we have entered 2024, many people continue to prioritize long-term weight control. However, in the middle of a...

Healthy Eating in a Snap

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After years of swinging that 10-pound pendulum, I finally figured out how to eat clean and healthy, most of the time, fairly quickly. I use my five-day work week as the framework for my...

Midwest’s largest organic food fest returns to Wisconsin

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The ninth annual Kickapoo Country Fair returns to southwestern Wisconsin on July 28, featuring chef Michel Nischan, food policy expert Raj Patel and food safety advocate Andrew Kimbrell. The fair will be from 10 a.m....

My Road to Healthiest Eating

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Growing up in Russia, I never had any confusion about food. I was encouraged to clean my plate. Bread, meat and starches were staples. Every meal was made from scratch every day. Salads (and...

Seafood Pasta, Salad & Macaroons

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It's fun to take old comfort food recipes and make them into something healthy if you like to challenge yourself in the kitchen. If you don't like the challenge, try these simple delights and enjoy! Seafood pasta...

Iowa city calls on Obama to label genetically engineered food

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THE FIRST "all-organic city" has passed a resolution calling for President Obama to label genetically engineered food. Maharishi Vedic City, located in southeast Iowa, bans the planting of genetically engineered crops within city limits...

Ten Ways Specific Fermented Foods can improve Your Life

An excerpt from the book The Cultured Cook: Delicious Fermented Foods with Probiotics to Knock Out Inflammation, Boost Gut Health, Lose Weight & Extend Your Life The following are 10 ways specific fermented foods can...

Gina Citoli presents … A Cabaret of Consciousness: A Special Earth Day Performance

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If the Earth had a voice this groundbreaking one-woman musical would be it. It stars Mama Earth who is force to be reckoned with! She is part motivational speaker, wise woman, Broadway diva and...