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Soba

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If you strive to avoid gluten-rich wheat noodles but find yourself missing the occasional bowl of pasta, you may find the perfect fix in soba noodles. Made mostly with buckwheat and long used in East Asian cuisine, soba noodles are very easy to prepare and are readily available in Asian markets and grocery stores in larger cities.

Most varieties of noodles that are low in or devoid of gluten require constant attention while boiling and leave a gooey mess of cooking water to deal with after. Not with soba. Three to four minutes and they're ready to go, and unlike grainy whole wheat pasta, soba noodles have a delightfully clean and smooth feel about them. Read more about Soba

 

Simple Goodness of Roasted Squash and Cauliflower

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When looking to fix a simple meal that is just as pleasing to the palate as it is nutritious to all of the cells of your body, you might follow this loose set of suggestions for roasting some squash and cauliflower. If you have some broccoli on hand, you can include it along with the cauliflower. Total prep time is somewhere around 25 minutes. One hour later, you'll have on your plate a lovely combination of roasted vegetables that will leave you and your loved ones healthier and fully satiated without feeling bogged down. Read more about Simple Goodness of Roasted Squash and Cauliflower

 

Carrot, Cabbage, and Fuji Apple Salad Recipe

Rich in carotenoids, vitamin C, folate, and healthy fatty acids, and also a good source of plant protein that is easily digested, this salad more than satisfies as a full meal.

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Kale, Hemp, and Avocado Smoothie Recipe

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This smoothie is an excellent choice for times when you're looking to cleanse and feel light but still need enough substance to propel you through a busy day.

Hemp seeds are an excellent source of plant protein, providing all essential amino acids that your body can't manufacture on its own. Hemp is also a rich source of essential fatty acids - both omega-3 and omega-6 - that support optimal functioning of your cardiovascular and nervous systems. Contrary to popular myth based on the common origin of hemp and marijuana, it's virtually impossible to test positive for marijuana use from eating a small amount of hemp seeds on a regular basis. Read more about Kale, Hemp, and Avocado Smoothie Recipe

 

How to Make Your Own Soy Milk

Contrary to popular belief, soy can be a healthy food choice for the masses. In Korea and Japan, most households enjoy soy in many forms daily. The key is knowing how to prepare it for optimal digestion and nutritional benefit.

If you've never made your own soy milk, I highly recommend that you give it a try. Freshly made soy milk provides flavor and richness that I've yet to find in any store-bought variety. Plus, when you make your own, you can have an entire pitcher of rich, creamy soy milk for about 20 cents. Read more about How to Make Your Own Soy Milk

 

Roasted Cauliflower and Potato Soup - A Digestive Tonic

Making top notch soup doesn't require formal training or a pint of heavy cream.

To make soup that your family and friends will rave about, all you need are a handful of wholesome ingredients: two heads of cauliflower, a couple of Yukon gold potatoes, two shallots or a yellow onion, and a fresh bunch of any favorite herb.

As with most soups that include a healthy portion of cooked Yukon gold potatoes, I find that this soup is consistently helpful to those with an inflamed stomach or colon. Read more about Roasted Cauliflower and Potato Soup - A Digestive Tonic

 

Healthy Alternative to Mashed Potatoes

Though mashed potatoes can be a nourishing side or main dish, if you tend to have high blood sugar or insulin levels, it's probably best that you limit your consumption of potatoes to a serving or two per week. Read more about Healthy Alternative to Mashed Potatoes

 

Soup to Nourish Your Immune System

If you're big on soups and you enjoy fresh garlic bread, this dish will likely cause you to do a little jig before going for seconds.

Garlic is a surprisingly good source of vitamin C, which partially explains why it's long been thought to boost immune system strength. Read more about Soup to Nourish Your Immune System

 

How to Make Mouthwatering Mashed Garlic Sweet Potatoes

All varieties of sweet potatoes provide vitamin C, carotenoids, fiber, and vitamin B-6 (helpful for keeping homocysteine at a healthy level), and even minerals like iron manganese, and potassium. Read more about How to Make Mouthwatering Mashed Garlic Sweet Potatoes

 

Dairy-Free Sour Cream and Onion Dip Recipe

This all-raw, nutrient-dense dip is an excellent substitute for dairy-based dips that are commonly served with vegetable platters. The creamy substance of this dip is provided by raw, organic cashews, which are naturally abundant in magnesium, healthy fatty acids, copper, and tryptophan. Read more about Dairy-Free Sour Cream and Onion Dip Recipe

 

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