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WHY WE SHOULD EAT MORE FROM PLANTS

WHY WE SHOULD EAT MORE FROM PLANTS

There are many different opinions and beliefs out there about what we should eat and what we shouldn’t eat, and it can be very confusing.  For instance, some people say we should avoid all animal food while others will say we need them to remain healthy. I think...
WHY ORGANIC AND LOCAL FOOD?

WHY ORGANIC AND LOCAL FOOD?

First and foremost, let’s define what organic foods are. Organic food includes produce grown without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides and not irradiated or containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Organic produce may be more nutritious than...
COOKING WITH SPICES

COOKING WITH SPICES

Spices are wonderful! They make our food taste so much better by bringing so much flavor to our meals without adding any salt or fats. They also contain so many health benefits that we should incorporate them into our cooking more regularly and use a variety of them...
COOKING WITH HERBS

COOKING WITH HERBS

Herbs are fantastic! They enhance flavors, they are beautiful in our meals, and they have so many health benefits. Herbs contain vitamins and minerals and are also great antioxidants, which are helpful to protect us against free radicals and cell damage. We can use...
COOKING WITH LEGUMES

COOKING WITH LEGUMES

Lentils, beans, and peas are also known as pulses. They belong to the legume family. They are used and appreciated around the world and are part of many different dishes. Legumes are part of a healthy diet; they are very nutritious. They are high in proteins, fiber,...
COOKING WITH GRAINS AND FLOURS

COOKING WITH GRAINS AND FLOURS

Grains and flours are part of almost everyone’s diet. While most Americans do not consume whole grains at all, but highly processed products made from refined grains and flours; some people will only eat grains that are gluten-free, and others won’t eat grains at all....