Food / Recipes

The Proper English Garden

Open vistas, enclosed spaces. Brick walls, curly vines. A successful English garden will delight the senses, offering fragrant, colorful flowers, but with some sense of order. Unlike Japanese gardens that are defined and refined, English gardens are loose, open and naturalistic, says Heather Sherwood, senior horticulturist for the English Walled Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Like an English estate, ...

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A Healthier Heart in Every Clove

There’s just no substitute for this bulb Garlic is one of the most essential ingredients used in savory recipes for which there is no substitute, and the piquant bulb associated with warding off disease, the occasional vampire and first kisses is packed with nutrition. Now garlic is a staple in cooking, but it was once considered a scanty substitute to ...

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The King of Nuts

Nuts are good for your cholesterol levels and pack more antioxidants than blueberries Wendy Bazilian, DrPH, calls walnuts “a real multi-tasker.” The tree nut once roasted for its high fat content has shown in several studies to help reduce cholesterol, regulate blood pressure, reduce inflammation that can lead to cancer, improve cognitive function and memory, contribute to weight management, increase ...

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Eating Clean and Green

Take your health into your own hands Recipes Simple Green Juice Raw Apple Cobbler Dinner Salad Green Smoothie Editor’s Note: This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such. Each individual has different needs and should consult a doctor before making any serious diet or lifestyle changes. For centuries, doctors, researchers and scientists have been trying to ...

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Green Smoothie

Ingredients: 16 ounces Simple Green Juice 3 florets broccoli 1 avocado or a little less to taste ½ teaspoon crushed rock salt Directions: Add juice, broccoli and avocado to the blender and liquefy. Put blender on low and add salt. Keep blender on low for 20 to 30 seconds. There are all kinds of different fruits and vegetables you can ...

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Dinner Salad

Ingredients: 4 ounces spring mix or herb blend lettuce 2 tablespoons Dulse flakes 1 to 2 tablespoons raw wheat germ Generous sprinkle of cold milled flax seeds 1 large handful sprouted lentils 1 handful raw sunflower seeds, soaked and dehydrated 2 tablespoons flaxseed oil 6 to 8 cherry tomatoes, halved Directions: Combine ingredients in large bowl. Serve.

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Raw Apple Cobbler

Ingredients: 2 apples ¼ pound soaked Medjool dates, plus liquid 1 cup dehydrated, sprouted buckwheat 1 pinch cinnamon 1 teaspoon lemon juice Directions: Pour buckwheat into small dish, covering the bottom like a crust. Add lemon juice, dates and soak liquid to Vitamix on lowest setting until liquefied. While Vitamix is running, core apples and chop into small pieces. Add ...

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Simple Green Juice

Ingredients: 4 organic or peeled cucumbers 6 large stalks celery 1 bunch parsley Lemon juice, to taste Directions: Soak celery and parsley in water and let drip off. Place ½ bunch parsley between 3 stalks celery and juice slowly. Juice 2 cucumbers. Then, juice remaining parsley and celery together slowly and juice remaining 2 cucumbers. Add lemon juice and enjoy. ...

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Going Against the Grain

Options for giving up gluten without giving up sandwiches Recipes Paleo Pancakes Crepes Dosas Whether you have an allergy or are trying to shed a few pounds, many people are going gluten-free. While there are many bread- and pasta-free dinner options like rice and quinoa, fast lunches can be a bit tricky, especially if you like sandwiches. Katie Kimball, author ...

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Dosas

The French have crepes, the Mexicans have tortillas, pitas and lavish in the Mediterranean and Middle East, and even Chinese restaurants serve moo shu pork in a thin pancake-like wrap. This version of a transportation vehicle for meat and vegetables is traditionally from India. Dosas are naturally gluten-free and include protein from the lentils and yogurt, and they’re also double ...

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