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Rice, Black Beans, Guacamole, and Greens

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When we're pressed for time and on the prowl for some serious flavour, this is our can't-miss choice for dinner.

You can make your own black beans by soaking the night before and cooking them until tender, but more often than not, we go with the healthiest pre-made black bean product at the grocery store. Which leaves only a pot of rice, some guacamole, and crisp shreds of lettuce and your favourite tomatoes to have on hand to construct a wonderfully satisfying and nourishing meal, rich in healthy protein, health-enhancing fat, and plenty of antioxidants to support cellular health. Read more about Rice, Black Beans, Guacamole, and Greens

 

How to Make Persimmon Pie

As discussed in an previous post on the health-enhancing nutrients found in persimmons, when these delectable fruits are in season, you are wise to include them in your diet.

Here's a look at how simple it is to make a mouthwatering persimmon pie with just 4 to 5 ingredients: Read more about How to Make Persimmon Pie

 

Cancer-Fighting Buttercup Squash Soup Recipe

Ingredients:

1 buttercup squash
2 sweet potatoes
2 leeks
1 yellow onion
2 carrots
Vegetable or chicken broth
Extra-virgin olive oil
Garlic and/or ginger (optional)
Sea salt and pepper

Directions:

1. Chop buttercup squash into quarters, the sweet potatoes into one-inch rounds, and roast in a baking pan or casserole dish at 400 F for a good 50 to 60 minutes or until squash and sweet potatoes are tender. Read more about Cancer-Fighting Buttercup Squash Soup Recipe

 

How to Make Cancer-Fighting Buttercup Squash Soup

Every mouthful of this savory buttercup squash soup delivers an abundance of cancer-fighting nutrients: carotenoids, vitamin A, real vitamin C, and manganese. It's also a good source of most B vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids, which makes it an excellent choice for protecting your heart and blood vessels.

Before ingesting, please be aware that one or more bowls may cause you to roll around on the ground, as you won't know what else to do as you declare it to be the best squash soup you've ever had. Read more about How to Make Cancer-Fighting Buttercup Squash Soup

 

Immune-Strengthening Mushroom Soup Recipe

Ingredients:

Extra-virgin olive oil
2 medium to large yellow onions, finely chopped
200 grams of crimini or white button mushrooms, roughly chopped
200 grams of fresh oyster mushrooms, roughly chopped
200 grams of fresh king oyster mushrooms, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
8 cups of your favourite broth
Sea salt

Directions: Read more about Immune-Strengthening Mushroom Soup Recipe

 

How To Make Healthy Pickled Radish

Pickled radish has long been a staple side dish in Korean cuisine. It's sweet, sour, and crunchy, and is almost always a component of traditional sushi rolls (kim bap). It's also often served as a side dish to starch-heavy dishes like jja jjang myun, a mouthwatering dish of al dente noodles smothered in a sweet black bean sauce with sautéed chopped onions, carrots, sweet potatoes, and some type of ground meat. Read more about How To Make Healthy Pickled Radish

 

Quinoa: One of Nature's Healthiest Protein-Rich Foods

If you're looking for a truly healthy, protein-rich food to anchor your diet, I highly recommend that you consider quinoa (pronounced keen wah). Called the "mother of grains" by the Incan empire, quinoa is native to South America, and is naturally rich in all nine essential amino acids - these are amino acids that we humans can't make from other nutrients, so must obtain from our diet. Quinoa is one of a few grains that are gluten-free, and for most people, it's easy to digest and utilize. Read more about Quinoa: One of Nature's Healthiest Protein-Rich Foods

 

Swiss Chard with Raisins and Pecans Recipe

Swiss chard is a leafy green that is especially powerful in helping prevent circulatory disorders as we age. Chard contains more than a dozen polyphenol-type antioxidants that offer protective effects for our heart and circulation.

Swiss chard is also an excellent source of betalains, which provide anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effects throughout the body. Betalains are the pigments that give the stems and "veins" of chard their vibrant red and yellow colours. Read more about Swiss Chard with Raisins and Pecans Recipe

 

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