Cherry Tomato Tartlets

Brought to us by VT Cherry Tomato and Tapenade Tartlets Serves 6 30 minutes or fewer Three Mediterranean pantry staples—tapenade, hummus, and herbes de Provence—are used to make these individual appetizers that got high marks from the VT staff. Serve on a bed of greens dressed with balsamic vinaigrette, and follow with a vegetable-laced stew….

Healing with Turmeric

Healing Foods Turmeric This beautiful gold hued earthy spice aids in digestive health while delivering strong anti-inflammatory health benefits. Turmeric is a common spice used and seen most frequently in indian dishes. Turmeric goes way back and has been used in many ancient Ayurvedic treatments for all types of arthritis, and digestive issues. The healing…

Healing Health Benefits of Cayenne

Healing Foods Cayenne Cayenne is wonderful for adding a spicy flavor to any dish or meal.  It is also a wonderful way to keep sinus congestion and sore throats at bay.  You only need a very little bit of Cayenne to reap its healing properties, as a little goes a long way. Cayenne is ground…

Chia Seeds

A great VT article on Chia Seeds: What they do and how to use them to improve your overall health Healing Foods Chia Seeds The word is spreading fast of chia seeds’ rich supply of heart-healthful omega-3s Popular as a novelty product to the tune of Ch-ch-ch-chia!, the seeds of the Salvia hispanica plant are…

The Healing Power of Cayenne

Healing Foods Cayenne This is a wonderful fiery spice that pairs well with any dish. The nutritional and healing properties of cayenne will help keep sore throats and sinus congestion at bay. Cayenne powder is made from dried chilies, that are then ground into a powerful powder. Cayenne pepper contains an amazing healing substance called…

Reducing Inflammation with Alkaline Foods

How Alkaline is Your Diet? 11 Foods to Try! Brought to us by the lovely kathypatalsky  Alkaline food Alkaline foods and their role in reducing inflammation in the body has been a hot topic in recent years. A diet rich in alkaline foods helps reduces inflammation in the body. Everyone from Dr.Oz to Oprah has…

Cucumber Quinoa Salad w/ Parsley & Potatoes

CUCUMBER QUINOA SALAD W/PARSLEY & POTATOES Time: 2-4 hours or overnight for best results Yield: 4-6 Servings (12 Item Recipe) Naturally Vegan & Vegetarian Ingredients: 4 Cups Cooked Organic Quinoa, cool 1 Stalk Organic Celery, minced 1 Small Organic Onion, minced 1 Large Clove Organic Garlic 1 Small Organic Cucumber, cut into half moons 3…

Pomegranate – Delicious Jeweled Gems!

Pomegranates are so unique and much different then your standard fruits. Eating a pomegranate takes much finesse, in that you can’t just peel it or bite into it like an apple or other fruits.  The exterior skin of a pomegranate is leathery and red purple in color, while the inside is a spongy non-edible tart…

Asparagus

Asparagus is a wonderful source of folate and potassium and happens to be very low in calories.  The stalks are rich in antioxidants providing many essential nutrients.  Foods rich in folate have been linked to reduce the risk of heart and cardiovascular disease.  Most recent research shows folate to be key in protecting against neural…