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Apple Barley Salad

  Apple Barley Salad Barley is a great source of fiber, B vitamins, and selenium. I serve it with apples in this bright, crunchy salad. For the corn kernels, I prefer fresh-roasted corn, but you can use thawed frozen corn kernels, too.  The apples can be any READ MORE

Can Egg Yolks Help Fight Celiac Disease?

ThinkstockPhotos-511099442 The more research and awareness we have surrounding celiac disease, the more we are seeing READ MORE

Refresh With Mint Agave Tonic

                Mint Agave Tonic   The inspiration for this drink comes from the Cuban mojito. My nonalcoholic version uses sparkling water. Mint leaves aid digestion. The agave nectar is high in fructose, which means that it does not raise your blood sugar to the same extent as other sweeteners do. READ MORE

Green Tea Noodles

greenteanoodles Green Tea Noodles with Edamame Green tea, with its powerful theaflavins, is a strong antioxidant with vigorous anti-inflammatory properties a heart-healthy addition to anyone’s diet. Green tea is wonderful to drink on its own, but it also can be incorporated into recipes.  Grace O recommends using an old Asian trick for mixing more green READ MORE

Wild Rice and Quinoa Salad

WR quinoa salad1  iconsibbwl Wild Rice and Quinoa Salad This hearty, filling salad has a nice mix of textures thanks to the chewy grains, crunchy raw vegetables, and soft-cooked vegetables. The vinaigrette and dried golden berries add a sweet-sour tang. You can chill this salad for an hour or two to let the flavors blend, but I READ MORE

Deviled Eggs–Lightened Up!

IMG_7352 Deviled Eggs Deviled Eggs - Lightened Up! Deviled eggs are everyone’s favorite party appetizer but loaded with mayonnaise, can be a caloric bomb. Lighten up a classic treat by subbing mayo for protein-packed low-fat Greek yogurt, dropping a couple yolks (but keeping the majority!) and adding mustard, dried dill and smoked paprika for an unexpected burst of flavor. READ MORE

Creamy Avocado Dressing

avo1 Creamy Avocado Dressing Whole, natural foods combine in minutes to create this simple, creamy dressing. Avocado creates a rich base full of fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. High levels of healthy fats in this dressing increase satiety and support cells for optimal vitality. Keep in mind that avocado dressing isn’t just for salads! READ MORE

Spiced Rack of Lamb

Rack of Lamb0339cropped Spiced Rack of Lamb Lamb and other red meat have vitamin B12 for energy and lysine for repairing tissue. Garlic's many compounds, including allicin, work in tandem to create a relaxing effect on artery walls, keeping them free of excess cholesterol and minimizing inflammation. I use garlic with black pepper and horseradish to spice up READ MORE

Pump It Up With Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Salty Pumpkin Seeds Most people throw out the healthiest part of pumpkins and squashes—the seeds! Don’t do it! This time of year when pumpkins and squashes are in season it always fun to enjoy fresh seeds and the many health benefits they offer. They’re nutty, savory and have high concentrations of the nutrients that make squashes and especially pumpkins valuable to your diet. The roasted seeds are some READ MORE

Pasture Prime: The Benefits of Grass Fed Beef

TS-101747859 Grilling Beef475 I love good-quality beef, particularly grass fed beef. In fact, when I think of typical American food, I think of steaks, hamburgers, roast beef and more. In the Philippines, where diets consist mostly of fish, pork and chicken, I was lucky enough to grow up in a household where we had access to beef. As a child, hamburgers and steaks READ MORE
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Ai Anti- inflammatories
Reduce inflammatory process in cells, tissues, and blood vessels, helping to slow aging and reduce risk of long-term disease.
Ao Anti- oxidant
Prevents and repairs oxidative damage to cells caused by free radicals.
IB Immunity Boosters
Support the body’s resistance to infection and strengthen immune vigilance and response.
MB Mind
Improves mood, memory, and focus.
F Disease Prevention
Reduces risk factors for common degenerative and age-related diseases.