lentils

This pate works as a cracker topper or as an interesting dip for a party. Since it packs a lot of protein, vitamins and minerals, I  love feeding it to my kid. If you don’t have lentils, feel free to … Read more

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A week ago, we went to our three year old friend’s birthday party, where my kid was the only one that didn’t eat a slice of cake and didn’t sample any candy. He didn’t care, because he didn’t know what … Read more

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I love cloth diapers. My first son was cloth-diapered since about six months of age and the twins have only been wearing cloth. Disposable diapers contain traces of Dioxin, an extremely toxic carcinogenic by-product of the paper-bleaching process. They also cause diaper … Read more

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BananaChocolateCake2a-1

This raw cake doesn’t require baking and is missing white flour, sugar and other unhealthy ingredients, but it’s not lacking in flavor!  I love making this one for my kid’s birthday. You can customize the cake by omitting the syrup … Read more

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quinoa

I always have quinoa leftovers. I also usually have some veggies in the fridge. Combining the two typically produces delicious entrees or side dishes. Tonight I cooked one, using my brand new Xtrema pot I bought off Dr. Mercola’s website. … Read more

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When a friend gave me a pair of Happy Feet insoles,  I was skeptical: I really didn’t need my feet to feel better. With all the yoga I do they feel pretty close to amazing. However, a pair of  Happy Feet was … Read more

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homemade play dough

Today I was doing what I like to do best: playing with food. I actually tried to make some edible play dough. All of the recipes for homemade play dough online seemed to be copies of each other and the … Read more

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chia seed and chia gel

Chia can be used in cooking and baking in a multitude of ways. One of the easiest and most accessible ways is making it into a gel first. The recipe is below. Chia gel is  slows the conversion of carbohydrates into sugars, … Read more

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  I just discovered a wonderful new television sitcom for fighting childhood obesity: The Chefsters. Parents can tell their children to “eat their vegetables,” but getting the kids to do it is a whole new thing. The growing trend of … Read more

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Chia seed is the old-new health food. Nutrient-packed and exceptionally beneficial to health, this tiny seed was used as a staple high-energy, protein-rich food by the Indians  and the Aztecs. Recently, it has been rediscovered and you can find it … Read more

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broccoli

I posted a salad recipe yesterday, so how about one for today, for good luck? This salad is extra rich in calcium and manganese, because of the sesame seeds. It’s also rich in fiber, vitamin C and folic acid from broccoli. What … Read more

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arugula

I love having a salad for lunch. Contrary to the popular idea, salads are not “just vegetables.” This salad is a powerhouse of nutrition, containing protein, zinc, fiber, iron, magnesium, vitamins A, C, K ,folic acid and more. If you … Read more

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