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Lauren’s Green Smoothie

Makes 1 serving Ingredients 1 cup milk (dairy or almond) 1 ripe banana, cut in pieces (can be fresh or frozen) Several handfuls of raw spinach, steamed 1 Tbsp peanut butter 1/4 cup raw oats Cinnamon, vanilla and honey to taste Cooking Instructions Steam spinach. Add all ingredients to blender and blend. This recipe is one that has been perfected by my daughter, Lauren. She sometimes adds cocoa to it and says that it makes it a strange colour but … + more

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Lively Up Yourself Lentil Soup

Makes 6 – 8 servings Ingredients 2 cups black beluga (or French lentils), picked over and rinsed 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 large clove garlic, crushed 1 tsp sea salt 1 – 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes 2 cups water 3 cups of chard, kale or spinach, washed, deveined, finely chopped Greek yogurt (or plain yogurt) Cooking Instructions Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a large saucepan, add the lentils, cook … + more

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Curried Rice Salad

Makes 4 – 6 servings Ingredients 1 cup brown rice, uncooked 1/2 cup toasted almonds 1/2 cup celery, diced 1 green pepper, diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 3 green onions, chopped 1/2 – 1 cup cilantro, chopped 1/2 cup lemon juice 3 Tbsp cold pressed extra virgin olive oil 2 tsp curry powder 1/8 tsp pepper Cooking Instructions Toast the almonds in a 350 degree oven for 7 – 10 minutes. Toss with one teaspoon of olive oil and … + more

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Green Bean Salad with Pickled Red Onion and Toasted Almonds

Makes 2 – 4 servings Ingredients 1 lb. green beans 1/2 a fennel bulb, thinly sliced and tossed with lemon juice 1 stock celery, thinly sliced 1 medium onion, thinly sliced 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1/2 cup red wine vinegar 1/2 cup water 1 Tbsp Kosher salt 1 1/2 tsp sugar 1/2 cup whole almonds 2 Tbsp olive oil Cooking Instructions Toast the almonds in a 350 degree oven for 7 – 10 minutes. Toss with one teaspoon of olive … + more

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Buying Organic Produce

Dr. Andrew Weil recently posted an article about his partnership with the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit organization that advocates for policies that protect global and individual health. EWG has recently released a Shoppers’ Guide to Pesticides in Produce. The 2010 version is based on the results of current research on nearly 96,000 pesticide tests performed on produce and collected by federal agencies between 2000 and 2008. The produce that was tested was washed and prepared the way we … + more

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Are Canadian Hearts Healthy?

February is heart month. According to a recent report by the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadians are in denial about their unhealthy lifestyles and how it is robbing them of years of living healthy. The report suggests that people are not tackling risk factors that can be managed. It also goes on to say that, although 90 percent of Canadians rated themselves as healthy, the reality is that nine out of 10 have at least one risk factor for heart … + more

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