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…

Dramatic Omega-3 Discovery

Dramatic Omega-3 Discovery A critical genetic variation rules our ability to make essential omega-3s from plant foods; this may explain why rates of disease vary by ethnicity and diet by Craig Weatherby A landmark study shows that people’ genetic profiles greatly influence the impact of the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids they consume.   The…

Wild Salmon w/Blueberry Grapefruit Agave Cilantro Salsa

Wild Salmon with Blueberry Grapefruit Agave Cilantro Salsa This recipe came to us courtesy of the BC Salmon Council. Amy at the Minimally Invasive food blog picked it up from us, and contributed this great photo of the dish served atop asparagus. We like the idea of serving the salmon and salsa over greens (e.g., spinach or…

Day 4 of the ORGANIC garden

So here we are at day 4 of our Organic Garden project.  We have green beans, carrots, red lettuce, spinach, cantaloupe, bell peppers, beets, yellow squash, zucchini, tomatoes and more.  The fastest growers seem to be the green beans (shown on the right).  Now I understand why Jack climbed the bean stalk, they do grow…

Green Energy Monster Juice

Green Energy Monster Juice Naturally Vegan & Vegetarian Time: 2 Minutes Yield: 1 Large Juice or 2 Small Juices (4 Item Recipe) Ingredients: 2 Organic Celery Stalks 2 Organic Apples 4 Sprigs Organic Mint 2 Cups Organic Spinach Directions: Put all ingredients into juicer.

Lemon Agave Spinach with Red Onions & Garlic

Lemon Agave Spinach Salad with Red Onions & Garlic Naturally Vegan & Vegetarian Time: 5 Minutes Yield: 4 Servings (6 Item Recipe) Ingredients: 1  Large Bunch Fresh Raw Organic Spinach, washed and pat dried 1/4 Organic Red Onion, sliced thin 1 Clove Organic Garlic, minced fine 4 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 Tablespoons Organic…

12 Most Contaminated Fruits & Vegetables

We have been talking about converting to organic fruits and vegetables and the overwhelming health benefits of doing so.  One of the biggest reasons to convert is due to their high pesticide content.  It is very important as you transition to an organic diet to better understand which conventionally grown fruits and vegetables are most…

Root Vegetable – Red Crimson Beets – Power Vegetable

Beets are incredible root vegetable most commonly seen in the purple color.  Beets have been found to have incredibly high cancer-fighting potential. The betacyanin in beets which gives them their beautiful crimson purple color, have been proven to be a wonderful cancer fighting agent, especially when it comes to cancer of the colon.  Diets rich…

Fruit & Nut Salad with Agave, Spinach & Gorgonzola

Fruit & Nut Salad with Agave, Spinach & Gorgonzola Yield: 4 Servings Time: 5 Minutes (10 Item Recipe) Ingredients: 1 Cup Organic Spinach, cleaned well and drained 2 Organic Plums, pitted sliced thin 3 Teaspoons Organic Agave (I use Madahava) 1/4 Cup Raw Organic Walnuts 1/4 Cup Raw Organic Almond Slices 1/8 teaspoon Organic lemon…