Food and Cooking Articles
Dirty Dozen Foods
The Environmental Working Group using data from the USDA and FDA from
2000 to 2009 released their latest list of "dirty" as well
as "clean" fruits and vegetables in terms of pesticide residue.
I've posted both lists in this blog entry.
a Protein Rich Breakfast to Reduce Hunger All Day
Incorporating a healthy breakfast containing protein-rich foods can
be a simple strategy for people to stay satisfied longer, and therefore,
be less prone to snacking. Learn the details in this interesting article.
Food Snack Alternatives
In this short but pithy blog post I suggest a way you can become totally
aware of how much money you're wasting on junk food snacks every week.
Then I provide some useful alternatives to candy bars, soft drinks,
and the other crap that costs an arm and a leg and that's terrible
for your health.
a Blended Salad If You Hate Salads!
If you're missing out on all the vital minerals and vitamins and other
goodies found in a big bowl of salad because you hate eating green
things, then you MUST try my tasty and superbly healthy recipe for
a blended salad. It may look yucky, but this blended salad tastes
better than any salad you ever tried to choke down.
Praise of the Lowly Sunflower Seed
Hey, when's the last time you chomped your molars down on some healthy
sunflower seeds? And I don't mean those nasty things bought at Seven-Eleven
in the little cellophane bags, either. Well, if you need some motivation
to eat some real sunflower seeds, you'll want to read my blog entry
on the topic.
If you like granola as much as I like granola, you need to zip over
to my blog and print out a copy of this easy-to-make recipe that's
going to save you a lot of money when compared to buying store granola,
which is probably stale and full of nasty additives, not to mention
that each package may contain 1/4 of a mouse dropping, which is allowed
by law according to some sources familiar with processed foods.
Healthy Nutty Milk Shake
You'll never want to visit Dairy Queen again once you've tried the
recipe for this fabulous shake that I just blogged about. Hey, even
on a chilly day, this baby is downright delicious. Sean Penn and Scarlett
Johansson were reported seen sharing one of these shakes with two
straws at Reese Witherspoon's wedding, though I've not been able to
confirm the rumor!
If you're like me, you're always interested in healthy snacking. Well,
in this blog entry I share a little snack concoction I came up with
that's darn right wonderful, if I do say so myself.
This is a fun-to-read blog post that contains several food storage
tips as well as some fun food tips. Nothing too serious here, though
the tips are useful for those who don't live on fast food.
Raw vegetable salads. They're not the most fun thing to make, especially
when you've been cooking for an hour or more and have prepared a main
course and several sides. Fortunately, Josh Day discovered a trick
to escape the doldrums of salad making and he shards all the details
in this interesting and fun-to-read article.
Kinds of Sushi to Avoid
If you're a fan of sushi, it's worth noting that some types of fish
tend to contain more mercury than others; by choosing wisely, you
can minimize your risk of experiencing mercury toxicity.
I Say NO to Pure Carrot Juice
Chet Day channels Nancy Reagan and just says "NO" to pure,
uncut carrot juice because it is way too high in sugar content and
a terrible choice for diabetics as well as anyone with candida or
Juice and Orange Skin
Yikes, did you know if you drink too much carrot juice, especially
straight carrot juice, your skin will turn orange? Here's why that
happens and why you'll probably want to cut back on pure carrot juice.
to Make Mexican Restaurant Recipes
Josh Day shares his love of Mexican food and details how you can make
restaurant quality, authentic Mexican food in your own home.
Healing Properties of Homemade Broths, Stocks, and Soups
Soup is not complicated. The most basic form of broth requires only
two things: water and something that goes in the water (onion, bouquet
of herbs, piece of meat, even a bone). Nutrients and flavors are leached
from the object being boiled, transmuting the water into broth, or
Fructose Corn Syrup Propaganda
press release is brought to you by the same "corn growing"
folks who have started airing those wonderful TV ads about high fructose
corn syrup. They've even bought some scientists and they want to show
us some studies!
Recipes for the Paleo Diet
check. No dairy, check. No grains, check. But here's the kicker: unlike
raw vegan extremist diets, the Paleo diet allows you to prepare flavor-packed
as a Fat Fighter
Vinegar enjoys an ancient reputation as a healthful food, and new
research suggests that pickled foods and vinegary dressings may help
fight abdominal bulge.
Tomato Soup, Made Healthy
A delicious recipe for cream of tomato soup, made with goat milk,
fresh basil and fresh mint, and a dash of apple cider vinegar.
Is It a Healthy Choice?
Got milk? For most of us this is a familiar slogan. But does milk
really do a body good? Is it as healthy as it is presented in television
commercials and magazine ads?
between Type 1 Diabetes and Cow Milk
Though there are likely several potential contributing causes of diabetes
type 1, it's hard to ignore the strong connection between cow's milk
consumption and risk of insulin-dependent diabetes in children.
Restaurant Salsa Recipe
Join me as I attempt to crack the secret Mexican restaurant salsa
code and perfect the home recipe. The salsa is so good and made so
cheaply, why leave the house for what you can make yourself?
of the Best Vegetables for Vision Health
Forget carrots for a moment and consider these other three vision-boosting
veggies: spinach, kale, and sweet potatoes.
Benefits of Tempeh
Tempeh is plant protein, made from cooked soy beans. It can be used
in anything from sandwich filler to stir fries. It's also very healthy.
Cooking: A Smart Investment for Your Health
Buy a crockpot today and for its minimal cost you'll save a lot in
energy use, grocery shopping, and possibly even boost your health.
To the rescue: ingredient substitutions! Several Internet discussion
groups of dietitians, home economists, chefs and other food professionals
were asked their most helpful ingredient substitutions, favorite Internet
links and other food substitution resources they find useful. The
response was tremendous! Read, enjoy and benefit from their suggestions.
Here are some kid friendly foods that don't spoil for camping trips.
From fruits to nuts to veggie sticks.
the Food Chopper I've Been Looking for
I'd been using a lousy food chopper for years. Thankfully, I now have
a quality food chopper that makes vegetable prep work actually easier,
and it's a breeze to clean up. If you've been trying to include more
vegetables in your diet, learn why a food chopper can help you reach
with Dr. Ben Kim on All Things Rice
In this interview, learn why rice is good for you, how to cook it,
and discover a number of different varieties.
Your Blood Pressure with Bananas
That's right, the potassium-rich banana may help lower your blood
pressure, according to this new study. Low potassium intake was also
found in African Americans, who may be more at risk for blood pressure
Planning: Grocery List and Shopping
Part 2 in our article series. This breaks down the grocery list and
gives tips for efficient and budget shopping. Also see a recipe for
healthy, semi-vegetarian red beans and rice.
Planning: The Importance of Salads
Eating a large and diverse salad before dinner every night is critical
for your long-term health. Check out one of my favorite salad recipes
in this article.
Planning: Healthy Snacks and Crockpot Cooking
Having healthy snacks available for you and your family is almost
as important as our original. And there's no rule that states healthy
snacks have to be disgusting or lack flavor.
Benefits of Sesame Seeds
The humble sesame seed provides a variety of health benefits. Check
out this article for some delicious recipes.
for Breakfast Allays Appetites All Day
Try adding some protein to your breakfast, like salmon or eggs, and
you may experience a diminished appetite for the rest of the day.
Pasta Made from Zucchini
Here's a delicious recipe for healthy, alternative pasta made without
refined grains or load carbs. It's pasta made from zucchini.
of the Top Cancer Fighting Foods
Here's a list of what's believed to be the top ten foods that are
ideal for preventing and possibly fighting cancer.
Importance of Oranges for Your Health
Oranges, from fresh Florida oranges to fresh squeezed orange juice,
have long been enjoyed for their delicious flavor as well as their
a Colorful Diet Right for You?
This article by Mira Dessy highlights the dangers and toxins of artificial
food dyes. Also learn how you can dye your own foods with healthy
Pecan Pie Recipe
Here's a great, delicious, and healthy recipe for pecan pie.
Cabbage and Beets for Health
What's the first thing you think of when you hear "beet?"
The color red, right? Well, did you know these red vegetables offer
some crazy health benefits?
of Whole Wheat
Everyone says how much better for you whole wheat breads are. But
do you know why?
Simple Healthy Eating Primer
If you're looking to adopt healthy eating habits but don't know where
to start, this little primer will help you begin in the right direction.
for Healthier Eating
Here are a few easy tips for healthier eating. Even eating a little
bit healthier can improve your diet and lifestyle.
a Can of Sardines for a Healthy Picnic
Sardines are practically little Supermen when it comes to nutritional
value. They contain vitamin D, omega 3 fatty acids, and Coenzyme Q10,
which promotes a strong immune system. Amazingly, sardines contain
more calcium than milk or leafy green vegetables.
Sugar in Your Diet and Lose Weight
Americans consume way too much sugar. And most don't even realize
it as sugar is in everything. This article offers a very simple suggestion
that's guaranteed to help you drop a few pounds.
Seen to Discourage Weight Gain and Diabetes
As the title suggests, beans should be included in your regular diet
for a variety of reasons, not limited to discouraging diabetes and
weight loss. Even if you are eating beans regularly, this article
is a must read.
Color? Synthetic Colors in Farmed Salmon
Salmon feed typically contains synthetic colors, added to make farmers'
fish pinka fact known to few consumers until recent national
headlines uncovered the practice.
Salmon Really Safe?
The "Today Show" aired a host of misinformation concerning
the "dangers" of salmon. Check out this article for the
real facts the mainstream media doesn't want you to know.
Your Health Up a Notch with Tumeric Seasoning
We all know tumeric spice turns food the color of a bright Halloween,
but did you know this seasoning is also great for your body?
Veggie Burger Recipe
Dr. Ben Kim shares an excellent and yummy recipe for veggie burgers.
to Benefit Your Health
Cranberries are a great side item for Thanksgiving. But did you
know they have antioxidants and offer a number of health benefits?
Benefits of the Strawberry
Adding fresh strawberries to your diet, whether they are in salads,
smoothies, or on their own, is a great way to get the USDA recommended
servings of fruit you need for a well-rounded body and a healthy immune
Amazon Acai Berry
Acai berries contain high concentrations of anthocyanins and large
amounts of protein and fiber, as well as healthy omega-6 and omega-9
fatty acids. Very healthy and exotic.
Dairy Good for You?
Before my parents immigrated to Canada more than three decades
ago, my mom was convinced that one of the benefits of living in Canada
was the amount of cow's milk that was available. Dr. Ben Kim
gives you the low-down on dairy.
White Rice Be a Healthy Food Choice?
For years, I believed that white rice should be avoided completely.
I believed that it had very little nutritional value and that it contributed
to constipation. But I have come to realize that white rice does provide
Healthy Fish for Nourishment
Clean fish provides healthy protein, essential fatty acids, and an
abundance of minerals, particularly iodine and zinc. This article
will tell you the healthiest and most nutritious fish.
No to Soy Milk and Rice Milk
With greater awareness of the many health problems associated with
pasteurized dairy products, many people are turning to vegetarian
milk substitutes like soy milk and rice milk. This article reveals
that these alternatives may not be good for you either.
to the Root of Eczema
reasons, people can develop intolerances to certain foods and substances
over time, leading to an allergic reaction in the blood, which in
turn causes inflammation and itching in the skin.
Liz DeCleene discusses how mesquite
flour not only stabilizes blood sugar but how it also tastes great
with a sweet, slightly nutty flavor with a hint of molasses. Read
this article and learn all about this nutritious alternative to wheat.
Salmon: Nature's Health Food
If you're not eating fish at least twice a week, you're making a big
mistake with your diet. The problem, of course, involves find a source
of uncontaminated fish. Well, read this article and learn about one
of the few healthy fish choices still left to us.
Pesto Said to Remove Heavy Metals
Heavy metal poisoning is rampant. It may be a major cause of hormonal
imbalances, cancer, thyroid problems, neurological disturbances, learning
problems, depression, food allergies, parasites, and more. This is
a great recipe that is not only easy to make but also really yummy,
and it tells you how to remove heavy metals from the body.
The latest edition of our popular lemonade recipe collection is now
available and includes a recipe so good it helped the woman who sells
it earn $8,000 a week from her
mobile stand at fairs and flea markets!
Tips for Choosing a Grass Fed Beef Supplier
Dr. Patricia Whisnant shares some important tips regarding what to
look for when you're ready to replace supermarket beef with healthy,
organic, grass fed beef.
Healthy Salad Dressings
Finally, you have a collection of healthy salad dressings that
everyone in the family will enjoy. No more of the usual "I hate
salad, Mom" stuff because with this collection of delicious and
easy-to-prepare recipes, everyone will love the salads you serve.
A must have!
Eat It Raw Healthy Food Preparation Book
Beth Montgomery shares the healthy food recipes she uses during 21-day
programs as well as during her regular life. With this collection
of goodies, you'll never feel hungry or deprived!
Unlimited with Healthy Food
John H. Tobe took on and poked holes in practically everything that
"mass manufacturing" and the "medical establishment" came up with
until his death in 1979. He was also one of the few people to visit
the Hunza people in the 1950's and wrote about their unexceptional
health and their healthy foods. The article you're about to read comes
from his book, The Golden Treasury of Natural Health Knowledge,
which is full of articles he wrote during his lifetime for his monthly
magazine Provoker. Also contains one of the great recipes for
muesli, an excellent survival food.
a Raw Fooder Should Know about Nuts
Nuts can play an important part in the human diet and provide high
quality protein not found in other storable foods. Start to learn
about nuts in this article about healthy foods by Thomas Billings.
to Do with Carrot Pulp
In this article, you'll find all kinds of great ideas on what you
can do with all that carrot pulp that overwhelms your kitchen and
compost heap when you're doing a lot of juicing.
Dr. Stephen Byrnes explains why a good pad of organic
butter on your toast or oatmeal is far superior to other choices like
margarine or hydrogenated oil concoctions. Butter is a healthy food.
to Make Yogurt at Home
Save money when you make your own delicious yogurt at home. Complete
"how to do it" details in an entertaining and interesting
article. Starter culture, temperature, everything you need to know.
Home Made Sauerkraut
Sauerkraut is a tasty and extremely important food that helps the
human body build and maintain healthy bowel flora. With this easy-to-make
recipe, anyone can now make their own sauerkraut.
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