Recipes

Shiitake for Immunity, Iron, and Vitamin D

Shiitake grows wild on dead hardwood, such as oak, beech, and alder. (Shutterstock.com)
Shiitake grows wild on dead hardwood, such as oak, beech, and alder. (Shutterstock.com)

Mushrooms are strange creatures. Neither plant nor animal, these fungal fruits are in a class all their own. Some species are psychotropic. Others are deadly...




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    Recipe: Spicy Lime Kale Chips

    By Derek Henry, Holistic Health Coach for Healing the Body I’ve never met a kale chip I didn’t like, but there are certainly some recipes... Read more

  • “Every Bite Affects the World” author Catherine Verrall. (Courtesy Maureen Sonntag)

    Canadian Cookbook Tackles Global Food Challenges

    The Regina-based environmental activist and retired teacher wrote “Every Bite Affects the World” to illustrate the intricate connection between what we eat and the health... Read more

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    Recipe: Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies With Avocado

    If you’ve been on Pinterest you’ve probably seen some tantalizing pictures of recipes made with impossibly healthy ingredients. Can it be true? Do those recipes... Read more

  • Fusilli With Italian Sausage, Peas, and Creamy Tomato Sauce. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

    The One Ingredient You Should Never Be Caught Without

    What’s the one ingredient you should always have in your cupboard? Dried pasta, of course. It’s the base of a zillion easy-to-make weeknight meals and... Read more

  • Golden turmeric dip with crudité. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

    Golden Dip Worthy of Dunking Into While Watching the Oscars

    Ask any Indian person why we love turmeric so much, and you just might want to cancel your appointments for the rest of the day... Read more

  • Sparkiling wine cocktails, (L-R) rhubarb, honey bourbon, crushed, ruby, and mojiito in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

    10 Easy Ways to Jazz Up Oscar Party Offerings

    The problem with hosting an Oscars viewing party is that the bar is set impossibly high. How does a mere mortal offer food and drink... Read more

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    Northwest Quinoa Salad Recipe

    Quinoa is a complete protein, which means it contains all nine essential amino acids. This recipe is served cold and pairs well with flank steak or... Read more

  • Belgian endive gratin. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

    Getting to Know Belgian Endive With the Help of Cheese

    Fresh-faced, yet utterly jet-lagged. That’s how I arrived in France for the first time. And that’s how I was introduced to Belgian endive. Madame Gabillet... Read more

  • Palacinky, a delicate sweet Czech pancake filled with assorted sweet cheeses or fruit. (tycoon751/iStock/Thinkstock)

    Palacinky: Czech Pancakes

    Once upon a time Europeans in general, after weeks of carnival, masked balls, partying, drinking, and eating sweets, were expected to use up their last... Read more

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    This Is a Hearty Winter Parsnip Soup You’ll Want to Make Over and Over Again

    Today, I’ll show you how to make a very quick and simple, yummy-licious winter soup. If you’ve never had parsnips before, this is a perfect... Read more

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    Recipe: Nut Protein Butter Balls

    Nutritious nut butters have a great ratio of proteins to fats to fiber, so small amounts can really fill you up. The medium chain fatty acids in... Read more

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    The Best Pad Thai Shrimp Recipe, The National Dish of Thailand

    So, I am Chinese born, live in the US, but would you believe it, my first language was Thai? I am sure you are asking... Read more

  • Peanut broccoli With Shaved Lemon. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

    Looking to Make a Healthy Change? Fill Up on Broccoli

    Anyone else suffering the broccoli blues? Truth is, it’s such a versatile vegetable seemingly unbound by season, it becomes a go-to vegetable—particularly in winter—for the... Read more

  • Salty-Sweet Peanut Honey Popcorn. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

    For Big Flavor, Little Fat, Consider Powdered Peanut Butter

    Powdered peanut butter sounds, pardon the pun, a bit nuts.While fitness buffs sang its praises when it first hit the scene a few years ago,... Read more

  • Muffaletta Flatbread. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

    Rethinking Muffaletta as a Thin-Crust Pizza for Mardi Gras

    We love pizza. We love muffaletta. We decided they probably would be easy to love together. So we decided to combine them. In honor of... Read more

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    Recipe: Hot Chocolate Aphrodisiac Elixir

    Is anything sexier than feeling vibrantly healthy? Hopefully not! What we put in our bodies becomes us in the most literal sense. So if you... Read more


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