Quinoa Salad with Pomegranates & Persimmons

12 Nov

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The brilliant autumnal colors of orange persimmon and ruby-red pomegranate make this a perfect salad for the buffet table. Make sure to select a fuyu persimmon (it resembles a squat tomato) as it is slightly sweet and crisp. It’s best to add the dressing just before serving so that the flavors stay fresh. Quinoa, a healthful grain, is easy to cook and has a very pleasing texture. I like to serve this with cold roast chicken or turkey.

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Every Junk Food Meal Causes Damage to Arteries, Cites New Research:

8 Nov

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“Occasional” French fry eaters take note: just one junk food meal can cause damage to your arteries says new research out of the ÉPIC Center of the Montreal Heart Institute.

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Heavenly Lentil Soup, Vegan and Gluten Free

7 Nov

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Heavenly Lentil Soup is one of our families favorite fall soups.  My sister named it…not sure why she chose that name.   But it is true we feel so good when we eat it!   Mmmmmm   Since it is a one pot dinner..it is easy to make and clean up.   And leftovers freeze very well.  Just add some homemade bread and you have a filling meal that I consider comfort food. Continue reading

TREK BARS

5 Nov

 

I am really excited about this new find as it is hard to find a good snack bar in the grocery stores in Cape Town, SA.

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Healthy Food Demands Growing in U.S. Shows New Survey

5 Nov

 

Take it with a grain of hand-harvested crystallized pink Himalayan sea salt, but Whole Foods Market—the iconic gourmet natural and organic grocery chain—is reporting that more Americans than ever are opting for natural and organic foods.

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8 Reasons To Enjoy Tasty Low Fat Smoothies

5 Nov

 

Low fat smoothies and raw fruit juices can be a healthy addition to any diet. They can be thought of as the secret weapon when it comes to healthy eating and the effort to loss weight. They provide you with a sustained level of energy and also supply your nutritional needs in terms of vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber and fatty acids.

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Seven affordable, nutrient-dense foods to stockpile for survival.

5 Nov

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As the stability of both the nation and the world becomes increasingly more precarious and uncertain, stocking up on long-term food supplies that will keep you and your family nourished in the event of a major supply chain disruption is more important than ever. To help make sure you are prepared for the unknown, here are seven affordable, nutrient-dense foods that are worth stocking up on for long-term survival:
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