Recipes

carrot leaf tea

Carrot Leaf Tea – A Perfect Way to Use the Green Tops

Carrot Leaf Tea is a light and refreshing green tea made from the tops of carrots, and a little lemon zest if desired. Carrot leaves are edible as long as you buy organic carrots to ensure they haven’t been sprayed with pesticides or other chemicals. They have more vitamin C than the carrot root as…

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Avocado Pancakes

Whole Grain Avocado Pancakes – Healthy Way to Start Your Day

Whole Grain Avocado Pancakes are a healthy way to start your day. Avocados are a dense nutrient superfood. Half of the calories may be fat, but it is heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. And that healthy fat helps the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins such as A, K, and E. Avocados are also a good source of folate…

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beetroots

Beetroots and Beet Greens – 2 Powerful Allies for Health

Beetroots, or Beets, are one of nature’s most perfect food crops.  Most people don’t know that the greens are also edible and are essentially Swiss Chard.  Commonly, beets and beet greens are used in soups, salads, juicing, and for pickling.  The roots can also be used as a natural food dye or fabric coloring agent.…

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organic celery

Organic Celery – Why You Need More Of It

Organic Celery is making a comeback in 2019, being recognized by many reputable nutritionists, dieticians, and holistic wellness doctors as one of nature’s most powerful and effective healing foods.  And it’s readily available year-round in most parts of the United States.  The problem is, with harmful industrial farming methods, long transport, and lengthy storage times,…

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Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies

Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies – Gluten Free

Yes, you can have cookies for breakfast. As long as they are healthy like these Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies. I make them ahead so we can grab them and go on those busy mornings. Carrots are the star of this recipe of course. They are loaded with fiber, antioxidants and vitamin A among other micronutrients.…

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Chicory and Beans

Chicory and Beans (Cicoria e Fagioli) – A Full Meal

Chicory and Beans, Cicoria e Fagioli in Italian, is a simple greens and beans recipe that is delicious as a side dish yet hearty enough for a full meal. Jame Beard adds a pound of cooked Italian Sausage to his method, cooking it with the garlic and pepper. Others add a quart of chicken or vegetable…

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Catalogna Chicory salad

Catalogna Chicory Salad with Avocado, Grapefruit and Pumpkin Seeds

This Catalogna Chicory salad uses the tangy grapefruit segments to play off the mildly bitter chicory. Catalogna Chicory greens (also known as Italian dandelion) consist of several closely related leafy vegetables in the composite (Asteraceae/Lettuce) family. The plants may have originated around the Mediterranean region and Asia minor areas. It has been cultivated for centuries for its…

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Orange Cranberry Salad

Orange Cranberry Salad – With Tea Infused Dressing

This Orange Cranberry Salad is simple but bursting with flavor, especially with the Tea Infused Dressing. Salad dressing and soups are two things I cannot understand buying in the store. They are both so easy to make yourself and so much better. This orange cranberry salad dressing takes five extra minutes to boil a little…

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Pomegranate Marinade

Pomegranate Marinade – A Powerful Antioxidant Boost

This simple pomegranate marinade gives a powerful antioxidant boost to chicken, fish, pork, or lamb. Pomegranates are loaded with polyphenols, powerful antioxidants that “offer protection against the development of cancers, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, osteoporosis, and neurodegenerative diseases.” (source) A ½ cup of arils, the red pods with the white seeds inside, offer 15% of the daily…

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Low Carb Creamed Spinach

Low Carb Creamed Spinach – Healthy and Easy

This Easy Low Carb Creamed Spinach cooks up in under 10 minutes and adds a delightful southern touch to any meal. The recipe is easy to adjust for your personal tastes: add more spinach and less sauce if desired, add a bit more cayenne if you like it spicy (taste it first though!), etc. Spinach,…

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