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Sweet Potatoes with Lime & Cilantro

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Much higher in nutrients than white potatoes and especially rich in vitamin A, sweet potatoes offer a creamy consistency that is satisfying and soothing. They are healing to the stomach, spleen, pancreas and reproductive organs and help to remove toxins from the body. They can increase the quantity of milk in lactating women and can ...

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Food Focus: Sea Vegetables

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In traditional Chinese healing, sea vegetables correspond to the winter season and to the kidneys, adrenal glands, bladder and reproductive organs. The strengthening, balancing and cleansing properties of sea vegetables are known to help these organs as well as the hair, skin and nails. Sea vegetables (or seaweeds) provide a variety of minerals and vitamins, ...

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Avocado Dip

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Prep Time: 5 minutes Servings: 2 cups Ingredients: 1 large peeled and pitted avocado 2/3 cup plain yogurt or goat yogurt 1 diced tomato dash or two of cayenne pepper sea salt and black pepper Directions: Mash avocado with a fork until very smooth. Add yogurt, tomato, and cayenne. Blend until smooth. This may be ...

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Food Focus: Oils and Fats

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Not all oils and fats are created equal. Heavily processed, hydrogenated, “trans” fats and oils that are used in prepared, packaged foods can be extremely damaging to the body. However, fats and oils from whole foods and other high-quality sources can steady our metabolism, keep hormone levels even, nourish our skin, hair and nails and ...

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Yummie Pumpkin Soup

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Health benefits of Pumpkins It is one of the vegetables which is very low in calories; provides just 26 cal per 100 g and contains no saturated fats or cholesterol; but is rich a source of dietary fiber, anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins. Recommended by dieticians in cholesterol controlling and weight reduction programs. It is a storehouse of ...

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Enjoy life. Now !

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I got below text from a friend the other day and I believe it is so true and wanted to share with you: THE SITUATION In Washington , DC , at a Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007, this man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, approximately 2,000 ...

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Roasted Root Vegetables

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Root vegetables (with the exception of potatoes and carrots) are some of the most overlooked and under-appreciated foodstuffs around. But these nutritional storehouses are hidden treasures worthy of your notice. Not only are they available in winter when other vegetables are hard to find, they are also very inexpensive. Experiment with turnips, rutabagas, beets and ...

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Food Focus: Root Vegetables

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The roots of any plant are its anchor and foundation; they are the essential parts that support and nourish the plant. Root vegetables lend these properties to us when we eat them, making us feel physically and mentally grounded and rooted, increasing our stability, stamina and endurance. Roots are a rich source of nutritious complex ...

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Time Management

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The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. -Mark Twain I know it is difficult to be best at work, best mother, wife and friend and still have some precious time for yourself. Have ...

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Chocolate Cream

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This is raw – this is delicious – Its one of my favorite sweet treat, easy to prepare, ready in minutes, with no pre-soaking required. Serves:  2 / Ingredients 30 g cacao nibs, ground (or grounded organic cacao powder) 1 large avocado 1 banana 1 medjool date 1 tbsp agave nectar 1 tbsp hemp oil ...

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