Tag Archives: healthy

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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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

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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New study says plant-based foods help prevent cancer.

9 Apr

Researchers from the University of Minnesota Hormel Institute now admit that plant-based foods are highly beneficial in helping to prevent cancer, particularly among those who have the highest risk of developing the disease. Published in the journal Nature Reviews Cancer, their study says that plant phytochemicals — which include powerful nutrients and antioxidants like selenium, resveratrol, beta-carotene, and lycopene, — are a viable option in cancer prevention. Continue reading

O’Ways Tea cafe.

24 Feb

I recently heard good reviews about O’ways Tea Cafe in Claremont. A chef from one of Cape Town’s most popular restaurants Aubergine recently relocated to O’ways and I was interested to find out what it was all about. Continue reading

Vegans & Vegaterians Know where to find your nutrients!

2 Dec

As a vegan for years, the question of where do you get your protein or your calcium or your whatever always comes up. So, where is it acquired? Read on. Continue reading

11 Year Old Food Activist.

2 Dec

It is great to finally see the youth getting involved because they are the next generation and this is where the change needs to take place!