Healing Foods – Flaxseed

So many great things to say about wonderful flaxseed.  The best most potent form of flax seed is when it is in its ground state, as it unlocks its healing properties.  Everything from digestive comfort, vascular health aid, to potential cancer deterrent.  As flaxseed is high in natural fiber it is a great laxative aid…

Lentils Over Quinoa

    vegetarian/Gluten-free recipe Lentils over Quinoa Servings: 6 Time:  30 minutes or less 11 Ingredient Recipe Vegetarian/ Gluten Free Lentils are a delicious and hearty meal anytime.  Amazingly a small pot can feed a large family, and the dish can be made in 30 minutes so long as you cook the quinoa simultaneously.  We…

A Healthy New You for 2013! Reach For the STARS!

2013 New Food Resolutions Top nutrition experts offer a healthy resolution a day to keep the doctor (and unwanted pounds) away This new year, how would you like to inspire someone—maybe a friend, a family member, or even a stranger—to eat more healthfully? You have the power to do just that, and it can start…

Gluten Free Potato Salad

Brought to us By VT Gluten Free Potato Salad Serves 8 30 minutes or fewer Plain yogurt and grainy mustard make a light, tangy sauce for potato salad. Serve slightly warm or chilled. 2 lb. fingerling potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces ½ cup plain low-fat yogurt ¼ cup whole-grain mustard 2 tsp. olive oil 1…

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…

Papaya A Healing Food

Papaya A wonderful tropical fruit with amazing health and healing properties.  Enhancing digestion, calming inflammation, and aids in prevention of  heart disease and arthritis. Papaya is the only food source rich in the healing papain enzyme.  Papain is an an anti-inflammatory enzyme that breaks down proteins. Papain is wonderful for aiding digestion, easing burns and…

Chicken Cranberry Salad w/ Yogurt Flax Dressing

Chicken Cranberry Salad w/ Yogurt Flax Dressing Time: 10 Minutes Yield: 4 (7 Item Recipe) Salad Ingredients: 4 Cups Organic Kale, washed, dried and chopped small (1/2 Bunch) 1/4 Cup Organic Dried Cranberries 1/2 Organic Tomato, chopped 1/4 Cup Organic Carrots, shredded 1/4 Cup Organic Yellow Bell Pepper, chopped Dressing Ingredients: 1/2 Cup Nonfat Organic…

Non- Fat Madzoon Yogurt

Fresh Homemade Madzoon Yogurt Time: 2 Hours Yield: 1/4 to 1/2 Cup (2 Item Recipe) Ingredients: 1 Quart + 2 Cups Non Fat Organic Milk 1/4 Cup Non Fat Plain Yogurt Directions: In a large sauce pan add milk.  Bring milk to a boil stirring frequently.  Once it reaches a boil pour into a glass…

Lemon Pepper Gorgonzola Dressing

Lemon Pepper Gorgonzola Dressing Time: 2 Minutes Yield: 1/2 Cup Dressing (5 Item Recipe) Ingredients: 1/2 Cup Organic Non Fat Yogurt 1/2 Cup Organic Gorgonzola Cheese 1 Tablespoon Organic Lemon Juice Freshly Ground Pepper to Taste Directions: In food processor add all ingredients and mix until smooth. Note: Dressing goes great over Salad, chicken, tofu,…

Probiotics – What are they & why do we need them?

Probiotics are live microorganisms that are beneficial to our health. These live probiotic cultures are known to stimulate and strengthen the immune system, improve digestion, enhance calcium absorption, assist in lactose intolerance, as well as providing healthy flora to re-balance digestion after antibiotic use. The most common type of microbes found in probiotics are lactic…