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Vegan “Nog”

Vegan “Nog”

Enjoy the holiday season without all the cholesterol, fat and guilt with this amazingly delicious vegan version eggnog. It’s rich and creamy and has the taste similar to that of traditional eggnog. The little bit of turmeric gives it the slight yellow color reminiscent of the egg yolks used in the traditional recipe. You get […]

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Boost Your Immune System with a Cranberry Orange Smoothie

Boost Your Immune System with a Cranberry Orange Smoothie

There are only three super foods, the blueberry, the Concord grape and the cranberry, whose roots can be traced to North American soil. The cranberry is versatile little red or crimson fruit. They are commonly consumed during Thanksgiving and Christmas but can, and should, be used every day. Cranberries are among the fruits and vegetables […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash Smoothie – Vegan

Roasted Butternut Squash Smoothie – Vegan

I was recently shopping at one of my favorite grocery stores, Aldi, when I noticed the different types of fall squash. When the season changes and it starts to turn cooler, I began craving warming foods, like soups and stews. Aldi had acorn squash and butternut squash. Either one as a soup would have worked […]

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Heartburn – Can I Help it with Foods and Lifestyle?

Heartburn – Can I Help it with Foods and Lifestyle?

The odds are that you or someone you know experiences heartburn. Around half of North American adults experience it at least once per month. Somewhere between 10-20% have it at least once per week! Heartburn, also known as reflux, occurs when the strong acid in your stomach creeps up into your esophagus. It can feel […]

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Peach Orange Chia Smoothie

Peach Orange Chia Smoothie

Chia Peach Orange Green Smoothie Serves 1 1 peach, chopped handful parsley 1 tablespoon chia seeds 1 orange, peeled 3 – 5 leaves fresh mint 1-piece ginger 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or water Add ingredients to blender and blend to smooth and creamy. You can wait a couple of minutes for the chia seeds […]

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