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The Complete Guide To Quinoa

Quinoa

Quinoa is considered to be one of the healthiest foods in the world. However, despite the wide variety of foods available, many people still stick to the basics. They are doing themselves a disservice because healthier and tastier alternatives may be available. Quinoa may have been relatively unknown before 2013 but the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization put an …

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Chickpeas and Adzuki Bean Patties with Chia Seeds

Chickpeas and Adzuki Bean Patties with Chia Seeds

These chickpea patties are so flavourful that vegetarians and carnivores alike will ask for more. They are also highly nutritious due to the addition of chia seeds. Chia seeds are very beneficial to your health because they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, fiber and calcium. You can serve these vegetarian patties with sweet potato fries and green vegetables …

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Lasagna Recipe with Spinach, Kamut and Ricotta Cheese

Lasagna Recipe with Spinach, Kamut and Ricotta Cheese

In our opinion, this is the best lasagna recipe for vegetarians. This easy lasagna recipe is made with Kamut lasagna noodles instead of regular wheat noodles to give it a more nutty taste. To make this vegetable lasagna, we have added tomatoes for the marinara sauce, tender baby spinach and creamy ricotta cheese for the filling, as well as a …

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Kale Salad With Zucchini, Sun-dried Tomatoes And Asiago Cheese

Kale Salad With Zucchini, Sun-dried Tomatoes And Asiago Cheese

Kale is considered one of the healthiest vegetables of its kind and one way to be sure to enjoy the maximum nutrition and flavor from kale is to prepare it properly. To preserve all the nutrients contained in kale, we prefer to consume it raw. See this article for more information about the amazing benefits of kale. It is very …

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Kale

Kale

It seems that everyone is talking about the newest “super food”, kale. This leafy vegetable looks like some type of lettuce but experts consider it more like wild cabbage. It comes from the same species that brings us broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and collard greens. What is it about this vegetable in particular that has created such a buzz and why should you consider incorporating it into your regular diet?

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Persimmon

Persimmon Fruit

The persimmon fruit is bright orange in colour and has a shiny and smooth skin. The persimmon tree, also known as "Khaki" tree, belongs to the genus Diospyros in the Ebenaceae family. Originally, persimmons were cultivated in Japan and the northern regions of China. Today, this fruit is also grown in the warm and mild Mediterranean climate and the United States.

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Kamut Or Khorasan Grain?

Kamut Or Khorasan Grain

What is Kamut? Contrary to popular belief, Kamut® is not the name of a grain but rather a registered trademark of a variety of grain called “Khorasan”.  This ancient grain was a staple in ancient Egypt. In 1948, Earl Dedman , an American air pilot stationed in Portugal , received 32 Khorasan wheat berries from a colleague who returned from …

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Chestnut

Chestnuts

The chestnut is a nut that makes its way to your local farmer’s market during the late fall and early winter months.  The chestnut tree belongs to the same family as the oak and beech trees. Chestnuts have been a staple in southern Europe, Turkey and Asia for many centuries and are now grown in the United States. Chestnuts have …

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Eco Friendly House Cleaning

Eco Friendly House Cleaning

Here’s a list of simple changes that you can add to your eco friendly house cleaning routines. These are common-sense tips and tricks that will make your house a chemical-free environment and save you some money along the way. The green approach is definitely the best for your health, especially when it comes to home cleaning ideas. If you can, …

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Reform Cake – Gluten-Free Treat

Reform Cake - Gluten Free Treat

The Reform Cake (also known as “Reforma”) is the queen of all tortes in the Balkans (for another recipe from this region, see Phyllo Dough Pastry Apple Pie). It is a completely gluten-free and yummy cake that you will want to make over and over again. The Reform cake is very rich, nutritious and has a nougaty taste that your …

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