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Kale Smoothie Video Recipe

Posted by on May 20th, 2012 in Smoothies | 0 comments

Kale Smoothie Video Recipe

TweetKale has a huge amount of health benefits – its a superfood!  You should be eating lots of it, but what do you do if you don’t like the taste? Why, put it in a smoothie, of course!  Here’s a video on one of my favorite kale smoothie recipes: Tweet

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Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Posted by on Dec 20th, 2012 in Sweets | 0 comments

Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

TweetWho doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies? I know I do – too bad the traditional kind is loaded with stuff thats bad for you like flour, sugar and butter. That’s OK, though because this delicious coconut flour chocolate chip cookies recipe is a great substitute for traditional cookies and it’s actually good for you! I’ve substituted coconut flour for regular flour – unlike white flour that is basically devoid of nutritional value, coconut flour has nutrients, protein and fiber and it’s...

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Basil Plant Care Tips

Posted by on Nov 29th, 2012 in Basil | 0 comments

Basil Plant Care Tips

TweetOf all the herbs, basil is probably the most popular for the home kitchen and garden – you might be surprised to find how easy basil plant care actually is.  Whether you are growing basil indoors or out (or both) you will find that this annual herb is easy to plant, maintain, harvest and store making it a perfect herb for kitchens everywhere. There are a few different types of basil – sweet basil is the most common and the one you see in many Italian dishes.  There is also a purple basil that can add delightful...

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Orange Smoothie Recipes With Real Oranges

Posted by on Nov 11th, 2012 in Smoothies | 0 comments

Orange Smoothie Recipes With Real Oranges

TweetI love smoothies!  They are the perfect refreshing snack and, if you put the right ingredients in them, they can be super healthy.  Here are 4 new smoothie recipes I came up with that have real oranges and other healthy ingredients (click the picture below to see them): Tweet

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Here’s A Great Way To Add More Turmeric To Your Diet

Posted by on Sep 6th, 2012 in Turmeric | 3 comments

Here’s A Great Way To Add More Turmeric To Your Diet

TweetRecently, I’ve been looking into turmeric and all it’s health benefits.  I made a couple of detailed posts here and here.   It really is a super spice and can benefit your health in many ways, so its a good idea to eat it as much as you can. But what if you don’t want to have curry or turmeric flavored food every day? I came up with the perfect solution!  For the past couple of weeks I’ve been experimenting with adding turmeric to my smoothies and it’s working perfectly.  The best part is, it seems I can add it to...

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Turmeric Health Benefits, Side Effects and How To Use It In Cooking

Posted by on Sep 4th, 2012 in Turmeric | 0 comments

Turmeric Health Benefits, Side Effects and How To Use It In Cooking

TweetIt is only relatively recently that the medicinal properties of turmeric have become known about widely in western society, but in Asian countries such as India, this has been common knowledge for thousands of years. In fact, this innocuous looking yellow powder has an essential role in India’s natural Ayurvedic medicine. If you would like to learn about Tumeric health benefits side effects and culinary uses, this article should provide you with useful. To start with, it is interesting to know a little about the history of...

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Curcumin Benefits

Posted by on Aug 30th, 2012 in Curcumin | 0 comments

Curcumin Benefits

TweetA popular spice in Eastern culture, most people have no idea how curcumin benefits your health, yet it is so powerful (and tasty) that anyone who is interested in living a long and healthy life should become aware of just how this spice can affect your health. What Is Curcumin? Curcumin is one of the ingredients of Tumeric the popular Indian spice. It’s curcumin that gives Tumeric it’s yellow color as well as the majority of the health benefits associated with this spice. Typically used in curries, turmeric/curcumin has a...

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Refreshing Raspberry Mint Cooler

Posted by on Jul 29th, 2012 in Recipes | 0 comments

Refreshing Raspberry Mint Cooler

TweetI always love to have a nice refreshing drink on hand on those hot summer days. Something not too heavy, not too many calories and that has a little flavor but not sticky sweet.  This drink fits the bill perfectly and it’s actually good for you too! Oh, almost forgot, it’s super easy to make and you can easily have the ingredients on hand whenever you want it. Here’s what you do: 1.  Take some frozen raspberries (I suppose you could use blueberries, blackberries, strawberries -heck even pineapple or mango...

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What Herbs and Spices Do You Cook With?

Posted by on Jul 10th, 2012 in Uncategorized | 69 comments

TweetIn my book Healing Herbs and Spices, I list 35 of the most popular herbs and spices including how to best use them in cooking and their health benefits.   Many people don’t realize that herbs and spices have two benefits – one is that they make the food taste better and the other is that they help improve your health! When I cook, I try to use a variety of herbs and spices.  Sometimes I even make specific meals using a particular spice to help heal some sort of illness I might be experiencing.  And I try to use...

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Black Bean Fudge

Posted by on Jun 22nd, 2012 in Sweets | 0 comments

Black Bean Fudge

TweetWho doesn’t love fudge? I know I do, but its usually make with a lot of stuff that is bad for you. Not this fudge, this fudge is full of healthy goodness. Black beans, coconut oil, agave nectar, maple syrup. Sounds healthy, right? It is, but you’d never know to eat it! Of course, it’s easy to make too. You now me better than to think I would give you a recipe that was complicated. I like easy and quick and thats what this is. Just dump all the ingredients into a food processor, blend and spread into a pan....

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Eat More Cinnamon, Lose More Weight

Posted by on Jun 14th, 2012 in Cinnamon | 0 comments

Eat More Cinnamon, Lose More Weight

TweetThe best weight-loss aids are natural aids. Herbs and certain spices have been known throughout the centuries in many cultures for their natural healing properties and as diet aids. One of the best spices for weight-loss is one that you probably already have in your cabinet at home. Cinnamon is one such spice, and it has the additional benefit of being inexpensive, easily obtainable, and it adds zest to any dish. It also contains nutrients that your body needs, like iron, calcium, and manganese. Cinnamon is a good source of...

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