Category: Food

Foods ~ Genetically-Modified Mystery

Foods ~ Genetically-Modified Mystery

The introduction of genetically-modified foods in recent years has changed much about the fruits and vegetables you see in chain grocery stores. The genetic engineering of foods in laboratories may enhance desirable traits, making produce tough enough to resist the effects of pesticides and herbicides and promising farmers higher crop yields. But no one knows […]

Peach Ginger Mint Green Smoothie ~

Peach Ginger Mint Green Smoothie ~

This fresh, summery smoothie will quench your thirst and rejuvenate your cells! My ingredients veer a little from the smoothie ingredients we typically use. This one makes use of all of the produce (except ginger) you can find at your your local Farmer’s Market or food co-op right now! Since I have a smoothie recipe […]

Zucchine Pizzaiola Style

Zucchine Pizzaiola Style

Here is another great recipe for Zucchini. I was out in my garden this morning and the Zucchini are taking over. I am always looking for new ways to prepare vegetables, especially when they are growing abundantly in my garden.  Enjoy! 3-4 Zucchine, depending on the size, cut lengthwise about 1/4″ thick 1 8-oz mozzarella, […]

13 Foods that Fight Pain ~

13 Foods that Fight Pain ~

While many foods taste great, they are also powerful healers in a vibrant multicolor disguise. The best healing remedies also taste fabulous (I can’t say that about any prescription medications). Plus, foods won’t cause the nasty common side effects that most drugs cause. 1. Cherries Muraleedharan Nair, PhD, professor of natural products and chemistry at […]

~ Ayurvedic Healing Food ~

~ Ayurvedic Healing Food ~

Ayurveda, an ancient Indian healing system, uses a variety of foods to repair and rejuvenate the body. It teaches that any food’s innate nature has certain healing effects. For example, almonds are considered nourishing and life-supporting, while ginger promotes good digestion. These healing foods enliven your body, stimulate its repair, and rejuvenate. By Miriam Kasin […]

Beat the Heat ~ A Cool Trendy Treat

Beat the Heat ~ A Cool Trendy Treat

  Greek Frozen Yogurt and Frozen Kefir   “Going Greek” is still all the rage in the yogurt arena, and now several companies are creating Greek frozen yogurt — with a higher protein content than regular fro yo and ice cream. Because it’s made with Greek yogurt, this frozen treat has a terrific tangy flavor […]

~ Healthy Mediterranean Food Recipe ~

~ Healthy Mediterranean Food Recipe ~

This is one of my favorite places to shop for Italian Foods.  Since I live in Reno, and often crave foods of my homeland, I am a first generation American, but my roots are in Italy.  I miss the freshness, that only locally grown foods can provide and the recipes of my Grandparents……. ~ Bella […]

 ~ Nourishing Indulgences ~

~ Nourishing Indulgences ~

My Favorite (nourishing) Indulgences by thebalancedsoul Namaste’ DarlingHearts!! So often, when we consider changing our diet and lifestyle, we get worried or wrapped up in the things we “cannot” have or indulge in on a regular basis.  I have played that game in the past, and it’s a big stumbling block: no one wants to keep […]

~ Fresh Lemons ~ A Cure for Cancer

~ Fresh Lemons ~ A Cure for Cancer

  Lemon Juice   This is something that we should all take seriously. Doctors are now saying that there is value in trying LEMON.   Drink a tablespoon of “real lemon juice” (NOT the concentrate in a bottle) in a glass of water every morning. Which is very purifying to our body. This is the […]

10 Maya foods that changed the world's eating habits

10 Maya foods that changed the world’s eating habits

  By CHRISTINE DELSOL, SPECIAL TO SFGATE.COM   The ancient Maya civilization — which ranged from the Yucatán Peninsula to Chiapas and Tabasco states, part of Veracruz state and as far south as Honduras — is well known for perfecting architectural techniques that produced towering cities, and for developing an advanced written language and creating […]

~ A Delicious Recipe for Chai Tea ~

~ A Delicious Recipe for Chai Tea ~

Written by Elizabeth McLean @  Health Wiz Chai is a beverage from the Indian subcontinent which is made by brewing tea with a mixture of aromatic Indian spices and herbs. Commonly used ingredients include green tea, ginger root, cardamom pods or seeds, star anise, cinammon sticks and cloves. Chai has become very popluar world-wide as […]

Honor System Farm Stands - Growing Your Own Food

Honor System Farm Stands – Growing Your Own Food

    We’re in Business Better Farm’s brand-new, custom-made farm stand and signs. Last year was our first foray into organic gardening. Not knowing whether anything would grow in that hard, clay-rich North Country soil, Better Farm‘s interns and residents waded into the responsibility of no-till, no-pesticide, no-chemical fertilizer, 100-percent organic mulch gardening carefully. The […]

Easy Stuffed Portabella Pizza in a Cashew Basil Cheese Sauce

Easy Stuffed Portabella Pizza in a Cashew Basil Cheese Sauce

These ridiculously cute and mouth-watering Portabella pizzas taste so much like the real thing you won’t believe they are vegan, gluten-free, and good for you! Shhh, don’t tell. Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10-12 minutes. Ingredients • 8 Portabella mushrooms • 2 cups pizza sauce • Vegan Cashew Basil Cheese Sauce (see recipe below) […]

What Does Good Health Mean To You?

What Does Good Health Mean To You?

Written By Elizabeth McLean @ Health Wiz What does good health mean to you? According to the World Health Organization, health is defined as ‘a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’. So not only do we need to be illness-free to be healthy, we […]

Eating Wisely - Food for Your Heart

Eating Wisely – Food for Your Heart

To really create a life that’s heart healthy, you have to take the broad view of what it means to “nourish” your heart. Good food is important, but it’s equally important to nurture the emotional and spiritual hearts. If you “feed” your emotional heart first, you’ll be less likely to look for physical ways (i.e., […]

Eating Wisely

Eating Wisely

Rolling in the Dough Whole wheat, rye, sourdough or challah—whatever the type, bread baking can bring a new perspective to your meditation and a stillness within you and your kitchen. Baking not only demands concentration and presence, but also offers a bit of sanctuary from your daily life. Turning a shapeless mix of flour and […]

Eating Wisely

Eating Wisely

Before and After Most advice about yogic nutrition focuses on what you shouldn’t eat—specifically, that it’s a bad idea to practice yoga on a full stomach because that could interfere with your being able to twist, bend, and invert freely. But what about after class? Nutritionists suggest foods that contain a balance of protein and […]

Eating Wisley

Eating Wisley

Genetically-Modified Mystery The introduction of genetically-modified foods in recent years has changed much about the fruits and vegetables you see in chain grocery stores. The genetic engineering of foods in laboratories may enhance desirable traits, making produce tough enough to resist the effects of pesticides and herbicides and promising farmers higher crop yields. But no […]

Eating Wisely

Eating Wisely

  Food Fright In the ’90s, low-fat diets were all the rage; at the turn of the millennium it was the low-carb craze. If you live in America, chances are you’ve heard of a million different diets designed to remove unwanted pounds quickly. So many diets, in fact, that many Americans have developed unhealthy fears […]

Eating Wisely

Eating Wisely

Plant Power If you’ve decided against a vegan diet because it seems impossible to sustain your active lifestyle on such a limited menu, think again. Some of the world’s most successful athletes are making meat-, dairy-, and egg-free choices to fuel their careers as competitive cyclists, triathlon participants, and marathon runners. And, of course, many […]

Eating Wisely

Eating Wisely

Enticed with Basmati Rice Brown rice is often acclaimed by nutritionists and health-conscious Westerners as a top source for fiber and bran. But Ayurveda embraces white Basmati rice, because it’s easier to digest and brings the three doshas—vata, pitta, and kapha—into balance. See what Basmati rice can do for you by making Rice and Chickpea […]

Eating Wisely

Eating Wisely

Healing Foods Ayurveda, an ancient Indian healing system, uses a variety of foods to repair and rejuvenate the body. It teaches that any food’s innate nature has certain healing effects. For example, almonds are considered nourishing and life-supporting, while ginger promotes good digestion. See what these natural wonders can do for you and your meals—try […]

Eating Wisley

Eating Wisley

Rise and Shine If you’re not a morning person, it could be because you haven’t honed your morning routine. Waking up at least 20 minutes before the sun rises, washing your face with cool water, and setting the tone for the day with a drink of warm lemon-water may be just what you need to […]

Eating Wisley

Eating Wisley

Get Nutty Walnuts can reduce cholesterol and aid healthy brain functioning. By Peter Jaret In ancient Rome, walnuts were thought to cure headaches because of their resemblance to the brain. There’s no evidence for that, but walnuts are a good source of vitamins B6 and folate, and they’re rich in omega-3 oils, the same heart-healthy […]

Eating Wisely

Eating Wisely

Grilled Salmon with Citrus Salsa Verde   Ingredients Salsa: 2 large oranges 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 2 scallions, finely sliced 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed, drained and coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons orange zest 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 […]

Eating Wisely

Eating Wisely

Summer Vegetable Salad Ingredients 1/2 cup water 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 package Simply Organic Mushroom Sauce Mix 1 cup diced tomatoes or  halved cherry tomatoes 1  diced yellow bell pepper 1  diced squash or  zucchini 1/3 cup diced green olives 1/2 cup cubed mozzarella cheese     Directions In a medium mixing bowl, whisk water, vinegar and sauce mix together. […]

Eating Wisely

Eating Wisely

Grill It Up Summer barbecues often leave vegetarians in the lurch: You want to enjoy the outdoors with friends, but the sight of a burger on a grill makes you nauseous. Luckily, there’s an easy alternative. Grilled fruits and veggies are easily accessible this time of year and the freshness far surpasses that of veggie […]

Eating Wisely

Eating Wisely

Be Water Wise Water is the foundation of life. Every living thing needs water to function—and humans are no exception. But how much do we really need? You may have heard that eight, eight-ounce glasses of water a day are necessary, but experts say that belief may be outdated. We can get water from a […]

Eating Wisely

Eating Wisely

Dosha Do’s Ayurveda identifies six major tastes we need in our diet daily—sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent. Each of these tastes has specific health-giving effects. Including all of them will leave us feeling nourished and satisfied. When we consistently eat only a few of the tastes, it not only causes health problems but […]

Eating Wisely

Eating Wisely

Taste the Elixir of Life Tulsi, or holy basil, has many healing benefits. Also known as Indian basil, tulsi is a relative of basil, the fragrant herb commonly used in Western cooking. Tulsi is used in Ayurveda to ward off common ailments, bolster the immune system, foster compassion, and engender divine protection. Try tulsi in […]