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How to Get the Most Out of What You Eat

As mentioned in part one of this series, a key principle to healthy eating is to eat nutrient-rich foods. Vegetables, fruits, beans, peas, lentils, nuts, and eggs are good examples of health-promoting, nutrient-rich foods.

Unfortunately, simply wolfing down nutrient-rich foods doesn't guarantee optimal nourishment of your cells. Your digestive system has to be able to extract nutrients out of the foods that you eat - this is why chewing thoroughly is vital to your health. Read more

 

How to Make Healthy Korean Pancakes

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Korean pancakes, called bin dae duk, are unique in that they aren't made with flour. Traditionally, bin dae duk includes small amounts of pork, but on this particular day, we made this with nothing but hearty beans, fresh vegetables, and a small amount of rice. Read more

 

Better Than Chocolate | Medjool Vs. Deglet Nour Dates

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Hey Dr. Ben!

I've been loving pecans and dates together since your post. For years I've had some chocolate in the evening with my tea, and with the pecans and dates combo I haven't had any cravings for chocolate! Read more

 

Cactus Pears, Cactus Fruit, Prickly Pears

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Updated on April 26, 2019 Read more

 

Shelby's Vegan Pesto Recipe

How to Wash and Prep Lettuce

Updated on April 8, 2019

When I encourage clients to eat plenty of green lettuce, the most common objection that comes up is lack of time.

Washing and drying a head of lettuce can be a little awkward, especially if you don't do it regularly.

Most are happy to learn that there's a relatively easy way to do it and transform even wilting leaves into fresh, crisp lettuce that you can use throughout the day. Read more

 

High Protein Porridge Recipe

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The quantities listed below make two small or one large serving.

Ingredients: Read more

 

How to Make Vegetarian Chili

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Updated on March 12, 2019

This is a look at how to make a pot of vegetarian chili that will last a family of four at least a couple of days. It gets better as it sits in the refrigerator, so try not to eat it all up the first day. Read more

 

Shelby's Oil-Free Roasted Veggies with Tahini

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Ingredients:

Bite-size pieces of any vegetables that you enjoy.

Vegetables used in the the photo above:

Sweet potatoes
Mushrooms
Brussels sprouts
Broccoli

Sea salt and pepper Read more

 

Spicy Soft Tofu Stew

Courtesy of the late Anthony Bourdain and Korean American chef, Roy Choi, this is an inside look at the makings of one of my favourite Korean dishes - soon doo boo jji gae, or spicy soft tofu stew served with a bowl of steamed white rice.

For a look at a pictorial that my mom and I did on a vegetarian version of this dish many years ago, feel free to visit: Read more

 

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