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Easy Healthy Recipes

Vita-Mix Blender

Over the past two months, my wife and I helped my Aunt start a small but quaint cafe in the city that we live in. After three years of hoping that one or more of our relatives would move up to our city from Toronto, to finally have it happen was a cause for celebration! Read more about Vita-Mix Blender


Italian Pea and Basil Soup Recipe

Green peas are full of many health-promoting nutrients, the most abundant one being vitamin K1, which is needed for optimal bone mineralization. Green peas are also abundant in folate, manganese, dietary fiber, vitamin B1, beta-carotene, and vitamin C.

Enjoy the following recipe for a traditional Italian green pea and basil soup (the quantities listed in the ingredients section will produce approximately 4 servings). Read more about Italian Pea and Basil Soup Recipe


Raw Chocolate Recipes

In last week's newsletter, I shared a quick and simple dessert recipe that requires only three ingredients: raw chocolate nibs, raw pecans, and liquid honey. Enough people wrote in thanking me for this recipe that I thought it would be a good idea to post it here on our blog for visitors who don't receive my weekly health newsletter. Read more about Raw Chocolate Recipes


Grilled Portobello Mushroom Sandwich Recipe

If you love burgers but can do without large amounts of red meat, you'll love this recipe for thick and juicy grilled Portobello mushroom sandwiches. Portobello mushrooms are rich in niacin (vitamin B3), potassium, and selenium.

Be sure to make the basil-lemon pesto sauce that accompanies this recipe; it adds loads of tangy flavor to these awesome sandwiches.

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Roasted Tomato Soup Recipe

This delicious and healthy roasted tomato soup with fresh basil is best served with a green salad and a slice or two of toasted, multi-grain bread.

The quantities listed in the ingredients section are meant to produce 4 large servings. Read more about Roasted Tomato Soup Recipe


Lemon Pine Nut Rice Recipe

This light and tangy rice dish is perfect for a satisfying summer meal. Try it with a side of sliced avocados or a tossed green salad with a balsamic vinaigrette dressing. The quantities listed in the ingredients section are meant to produce about four main dishes or six to eight smaller side dishes. Read more about Lemon Pine Nut Rice Recipe


Classic Greek Salad and Dressing

If you love cheese but have a problem tolerating dairy products that are derived from cow's milk, you may want to try Greek feta cheese that is made from sheep's milk or a combination of sheep and goats' milk.

A great way to enjoy Greek feta cheese is in a traditional Greek salad that includes feta, olives, leafy greens, fresh tomatoes, cucumber slices, and sweet red onion slices. Read more about Classic Greek Salad and Dressing


Creamy Spinach Cilantro Soup Recipe

Cilantro is one of the most phytonutrient-dense herbs that we know of. Regular consumption of this aromatic plant may be helpful in regulating blood sugar levels, reducing inflammation, and preventing urinary tract infections.

Enjoy the many health benefits of cilantro with this simple and delicious recipe for spinach cilantro soup. Read more about Creamy Spinach Cilantro Soup Recipe


Strawberry Dressing Recipe

This delicious strawberry vinaigrette is rich in vitamin C and a group of antioxidants called phenols. The unique combination of phenols found in strawberries - headed by anthocyanins and ellagitannins - makes strawberries and this vinaigrette good for protecting you against heart disease, cancer, and chronic inflammation.

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Beet Sunflower Sauce Recipe

Ounce for ounce, red beets contain more health-promoting nutrients than any other root vegetable. The nutrients found in red beets have been shown to provide protection against heart disease, birth defects and cancer, most notably colon cancer.

Enjoy the many health benefits of red beets with this delicious beet sunflower sauce recipe. It goes beautifully with a plate of steamed vegetables or scrambled organic eggs. Read more about Beet Sunflower Sauce Recipe




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