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How to Make Vegetarian Sushi Rolls

If you enjoy sushi rolls but haven't ventured to make your own, I hope this pictorial encourages you to give it a try. It's a lot easier than you might imagine, and the cost is minimal compared to buying sushi at a store or restaurant.

Called kim bap in Korea, sushi comes in countless varieties. Once you learn how to make a basic sushi roll, it's a snap to churn out all sorts to suit varying tastes and setttings. Read more about How to Make Vegetarian Sushi Rolls

 

Organic Tofu

I've long maintained that when eaten in moderation, organic soy can be a healthy food choice for most people. One of the major arguments against eating soy is that it contains phytates that can prevent absorption of minerals like calcium, magnesium, and iron. To this point, I think it's important to consider that minimally processed organic soy has been assessed to contain anywhere between 1.4 to 3.0 percent phytates, while highly processed and concentrated forms of soy like soy protein isolate typically contain closer to 5 percent phytates. Read more about Organic Tofu

 

My Favourite Cleansing and Nourishing Juice

I've been on a tear with our juicer as of late, in search of a freshly pressed juice that delivers equal parts cleansing and nourishing power. My short list of favourites calls for more than a dozen antioxidant-rich foods, but the one concoction that rises above the rest requires just four simple ingredients:

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Kale, Hemp, and Avocado Smoothie Recipe

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.

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Cleansing Green Pea Soup

This is a fabulous soup recipe for whenever you're looking to cleanse and get lighter without losing muscle mass. Green peas provide plenty of protein to nourish your muscles, while spinach, lettuce, watercress, and parsley infuse your cells with a wide spectrum of minerals and vitamins.

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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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Carrot, Cabbage, and 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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How to Make Healthy Chocolate Cashew Butter Cups

A healthier version of Reese peanut butter cups, these chocolate cashew butter cups deliver plenty of heart-healthy flavonoids and healthy protein. If cashew butter isn't your thing, feel free to substitute with your preferred nut butter - almond butter and organic peanut butter work just as well, though both are less naturally sweet than cashew butter, so you may want to add a little more honey to the filling. - Ben Kim

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Chickpea, Cherry & Quinoa Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Ingredients:

3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of fresh orange juice (separated)
1/2 cup quinoa
1 15-ounce can unsalted chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 ounces unsalted walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley
1/2 cup dried unsweetened cherries, chopped
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Fresh lettuce leaves

Tahini dip:
1/3 cup tahini
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
Juice of 1 lemon
Sea salt and pepper to taste

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Spiced Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Soup Recipe

If you're after a mouthful of flavour that your loved ones won't forget, you have to give this lovely soup a try. Rich in vitamin C, carotenoids, and vitamin B-6, this spiced sweet potato and cauliflower soup will fill you up and nourish and protect every organ system you own.

Many thanks to Breanna for sharing the following with us. Read more about Spiced Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Soup Recipe

 

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