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Pomegranates!

It’s the season for pomegranates. I have always loved this beautiful fruit. I remember my Mom buying me pomegranates when I was young. I still look forward to this time of year when fresh pomegranates are available in the grocery stores. The job of breaking the fruit open and seeding it is not my favorite […]

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Celery

Celery is a veggie that doesn’t stand out in the average households vegetable intake. Celery shows up on a veggie and dip tray but where else do we see celery in our day to day food life. I tend to only reach for the celery when I’m making tuna or salmon salad for sandwiches. It’s […]

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Raisins

Do you get your recommended amount of fruit per day….that being 2 cups per day? If you answered no to this question then why not start adding raisins to your weekly rotation of fruits. Raisins are fruit…..they are dried grapes. Raisins are seedless grapes that are put on paper trays and allowed to dry in […]

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Coffee…has become my “drug” of choice!

Yes, that is correct. I am back to drinking coffee after about 25 years of consuming green tea as my “caffeine” fix. Coffee has taken prominence in my day. I am really enjoying a couple of cups of coffee each day. Meeting socially around a cup of coffee…taking an afternoon break from whatever my sweetie […]

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My Guilty Pleasure….dark chocolate.

I am on the Paleo diet now to support my body and the recent stem cell treatment I had in Panama. I eat healthy, organic, unprocessed, whole fruits and vegetables, and grass-fed organic protein. I’ve been consuming organic health foods for a very long time. One treat outside of the “fruit and veggie” regime, is […]

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Astaxanthin

The King of Carotenoids…. Carotenoids are the pigments that give our healthy foods their different colours. ie. the red of a tomato is lycopene, the orange of a carrot is beta carotene etc.  There are so many different carotenoids in our healthy foods. Astaxanthin is a carotenoid from the sea.  It comes from sea plants […]

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Tomatoes

Fresh from the garden, there is nothing tastier than a juicy, ripe, home grown tomato.  And this is the time of year when tomatoes are ripening on the vine and after picking are sweet for some yummy summertime eating. Did you know that tomatoes are a fruit…not a vegetable? You must know already that tomatoes are […]

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Antioxidants in Fruit

Eating fruit is a long proven healthy habit but this little video clip from nutritionorg.com gives us information worth storing in our “healthy eating arsenal”.  I knew berries were high on the antioxidant scale but this little clip may surprise you about which one you should eat more of.  I had no idea that this […]

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Beans…

As a vegan I consume a lot of beans in my daily nutrition regime.  I include them as topping on a salad, made into a spread such as hummus, used in  casserole recipes or pressed into veggie burgers…..I get my fair share of beans.  I have developed an insatiable craving for them in all forms.  I prefer […]

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Spirulina – A Superfood!

 Green….the colour of one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet….  SPIRULINA. When you hear the phrase “eat your greens” there is a ton of merit to it. Spirulina is a form of blue green algae found in the ocean and sometimes in lakes.  It is a single-celled super-algae containing a very concentrated complete protein, 8 […]

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