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HEALTHY HOLIDAY EATING GONE WRONG : Cranberries and the Nasty Truth

November 13, 2016 @ 9:50 pm
by MicheleT
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Every year we hear about failed attempts at healthy holiday eating and every year, something goes terribly wrong. So, this year, don't sabotage your healthy holiday eating with a little red shrub fruit, cranberries. If your family is like mine, cranberry sauce is a staple during the holidays at the table. I mean, who doesn't love a little "sweet tart" cooked fruit to go along with all that other delicious, starchy, fatty, salty holiday food? I know I do...but every year, I make a point of making something raw to bring to the table (of course, adding raw is easy, [...]

Adding Raw Is Easy Press Release

July 27, 2014 @ 9:54 am
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Adding Raw Is Easy Raw Food Recipe Book Press Release. ARIE-Press-Release-7-27-2014

TESTIMONIAL : “I feel and look much better”

March 6, 2014 @ 7:01 pm
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TESTIMONIAL : “I lost 17 pounds”

March 6, 2014 @ 6:54 pm
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RAW FOOD RECIPE : Kale Recipes Video

February 23, 2014 @ 6:22 am
by MicheleT
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These days, finding kale recipes online is mainstream - but it wasn't always that way. Here's a quick and super easy kale recipe with, of course, avocados.Add more nutrition to your table with this easy, delicious and nutritious Raw Kale Side Salad. This is not your traditional salad, but it's packed with Vitamin C, Calcium, phytonutrients and healthy fat and you can make it in 7 minutes or less. Try it and leave a comment below. LOOKS TASTY? SHARE IT! width="28px" height="28px" viewBox="0 0 28 28" enable-background="new 0 0 28 28" xml:space="preserve"> c0,2.427,2.181,4.608,4.608,4.608H14V17.379h-3.379v-4.608H14v-1.795c0-3.089,2.335-5.885,5.192-5.885h3.718v4.608h-3.726 c-0.408,0-0.884,0.492-0.884,1.236v1.836h4.609v4.608h-4.609v10.446h4.916c2.422,0,4.608-2.188,4.608-4.608V4.783z"/>…

HERBAL TEA BOOST : Incan Berries

January 22, 2014 @ 6:12 pm
by MicheleT
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Golden inca berries will give your herbal tea a sweet-tart boost of Vitamin C. I like to make a cup of nettle tea and add my golden inca berries to my tea. I love nettle leaf tea because it's an amazing plant that is known to help clear congestion, stimulates the digestive glands in the stomach, liver and intestines and helps ease skin irritation. Combine your tea with golden Incan Berries and a squeeze of half a lemon and steep for 3-5 minutes. For a stronger cup of tea, let the bag sit in the water while the berries rehydrate [...]

Food Trivia – Do You Know Your Drupes?

August 29, 2016 @ 3:57 pm
by MicheleT
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If you're into food trivia like me, here's a question for ya'...do you know your drupes? I didn't either, until a few years ago. I've eaten a lot of drupes and you probably have too, without even knowing it. Most people could care less about drupes, but they're a very interesting group of fruits. In fact, drupes are synonymous with many wonderful summer fruits also known as "stone fruits" yet there are three different terms to describe and differentiate them. We'll get into that in just a second. To be specific, drupes are a classification of fruits that have an [...]

PROBIOTICS – One Solution to an Expensive Digestive Health Problem

June 22, 2016 @ 1:59 pm
by MicheleT
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Whether you think probiotics are a healthy solution or not, there's no denying that there's a big stinky digestive health problem in the United States. Digestive health is not only a serious health issue, it’s a serious financial issue too. The direct medical costs associated with treating digestive health diseases (including GERD, diverticulitis and viral and intestinal cancers and infections) are astronomical. But before we get to that...I want to introduce you to someone important in history. Elie Metchnikoff. He’s the scientist who discovered probiotics in the late 1800′s. He is well known for pioneering research in the field of [...]

FIGS – Fun Food Fact

April 30, 2016 @ 2:01 pm
by MicheleT
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Figs have been cultivated for thousands of years and they are native to the Middle East and the western part of Asia. A curious Fig Fun Fact I discovered forced me to pose this question to myself…”Would you still eat them if you knew they contained the carcass of a female wasp?” No need to even consider that question because the answer is undeniably, yes! Maybe that grosses you out, but every fig, even these beautiful candy striped figs, must be pollinated by female wasps that have to crawl inside the fruit and do what it's meant to do! There [...]

BROCCOLINI – Fun Food Fact

April 4, 2016 @ 2:25 am
by MicheleT
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Broccolini looks, tastes and cooks up as easily as broccoli, so what makes it so special that it needs to have it's own vegetable classification, you ask? Well, if you like broccoli, you'll like broccolini! This vegetable is a part of the cruciferous family of vegetables and is known around the globe as "tenderstem broccoli". It's actually a hybrid that brings together the genetics of two of my favorite green veggies, broccoli and kale. It is commonly mistaken for "baby broccoli" and was developed in Japan in 1993. Broccolini is full of fiber, vitamin C, potassium and iron...would you eat [...]

10 Reasons Why Your Juicing Pulp Shouldn’t Go Into The Trash

February 10, 2016 @ 10:16 am
by MicheleT
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There are so many reasons why juicing pulp (the "other" stuff that comes out of your juicer) generally get's thrown out. For being such a healthy lifestyle choice, juicing waste can be overwhelming, messy and a pain in the arse - but it's silly to throw it out. Think about it...organic vegetables aren't cheap you might as well use the entire thing and get your money's worth. It's bad enough you have to wash, prep and juice all the ingredients in the first place. Then, after it's all said and done, you have to deal with the staggering amount of [...]

10 Reasons Why Chia Seeds Are a Great Vegan Protein Alternative to Ground Beef

February 3, 2016 @ 9:28 pm
by MicheleT
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Chia seeds are considered a "super food" for all intents and purposes...but that's erroneous for the moment. What matters is understanding how chia seeds can benefit you and how they can deliver optimal nutrition. All in all, here are 10 great reasons why chia seeds are a great vegan protein alternative to beef. (NOTE: All the reasons below compare 2oz of ground beef to 2 oz of raw, unsprouted chia seeds.) #1. Chia has less fat! According to the USDA 2oz or 56.7g of both chia seeds and beef contain almost the same amount of total fat! (Surprising, right?). However, [...]

RAW FOOD DIET – Reasons To Eat Raw

July 22, 2015 @ 12:03 pm
by MicheleT
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“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates Raw food has been around since we figured out how to grow it. Therefore, a raw food diet isn't really a diet at all. It can be completely integrated into daily life. Raw food consumption can be one of the most efficient ways to include potent vitamin and mineral rich foods into a daily menu because plant based diets contain abundant amounts of minerals, vitamins, enzymes, amino acids and proteins. Unfortunately, food policy, agribusiness, the application of pesticides and herbicides, the deceptive marketing of food additives and the [...]

FUERTE AVOCADOS – THE ONE THAT STARTED THE CALIFORNIA AVOCADO INDUSTRY

February 7, 2015 @ 1:23 am
by MicheleT
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This isn't just about the Fuerte avocado. This is about history...and dinner! Read more... Earlier this week, I found these Fuerte Avocados at my favorite neighborhood market. I've been a fan of the Haas variety for a long time, but this was my first taste of the Fuerte...and my oh my. The texture is creamy just like the Haas, but with a nutty flavor so it's a great accompaniment to leafy greens, grains or dressing you'll make during the winter months...especially the recipe that follows. I learned that December and March is this avocado's natural season but unfortunately, if you [...]

QUINOA GREENS – CALCIUM RICH FOODS

October 17, 2014 @ 1:10 pm
by MicheleT
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Never ending is my search for calcium rich foods and vegetable sources of iron. Enter - Quinoa Greens! Like millions of others, I am anemic and all that means is, anemia can be a result of low iron levels in the body. The body needs iron in order to make hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a necessary component of blood because it carries oxygen. So if I don't get enough iron, essentially I don't get enough oxygen casing through my blood. Though iron deficiency isn't the ONLY cause of anemia, it is the most common.Now, I know there are many vegetable sources [...]