Food Allergies, Sensitivities and Intolerances – What are the differences?

Food Allergies, Sensitivities and Intolerances – What are the differences?

There is a common myth that food sensitivities, allergies and intolerances are all the same and the terms are often used interchangeably but there are very clear differences between allergies, intolerances and sensitivities. You, as a food consumer, should know the differences between all three in order to make better food choices and enjoy better health.         Food Allergies Food allergies are severe reactions that can...

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Kale-Quinoa Stuffing

Kale-Quinoa Stuffing

Ingredients: 2 T grape seed oil 3 1/2 cups low sodium vegetable or chicken broth 2 cups quinoa, rinsed 2 T unsalted butter or ghee 5 cups assorted mushrooms such as cremini, shiitake and oyster – chopped 1 large onion, chopped 2 large celery ribs, chopped 6 cloves of garlic, minced 1/2 t of freshly ground pepper 7 oz. of kale – ribs removed and leaves coarsely chopped 5 large eggs beaten 1 cup feta, crumbled 1/4 cup of fresh parsley...

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The Art of Cleansing

The Art of Cleansing

The “Art of Cleansing.”  I call it an art because cleansing can be simple, beautiful, life affirming and life changing. Cleansing is a journey towards health.  Not only does a cleanse clear the body of toxins, it also clears the mind.  It is an exercise in will power and strength.  It is listening to your body and knowing what to give your body in its time of need.  It can give you renewed energy and start you on your way to a balanced and...

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Warm Salad of Millet, Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries and Walnuts

Warm Salad of Millet, Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries and Walnuts

First it was quinoa, then it was kale but now its Brussels sprouts which is the new hip super food that is being introduced back into mainstream nutrition and food circles. I’m sure you remember Brussels sprouts or maybe you’re still trying to forget them. They were probably the bane of your existence when you were a kid and forced to eat them. Now, they are coming back and there seems to be a lot of new recipes out there that...

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Snap Pea and Quinoa Salad

Snap Pea and Quinoa Salad

Ingredients: 2 cups water 1 cup quinoa 2 cups fresh snap peas, trimmed and cut diagonally into thirds 1 1/2 cup button mushrooms, cut into quarters or eighths if large 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion, cut into 1-inch lengths 1 T fresh dill 1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar or white-wine vinegar 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil or flaxseed oil 1 t freshly grated lemon zest 1 T fresh lemon juice 1 t pure maple syrup Preparation: Combine water and...

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