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Detox Salad

Detox Salad
One of my favourite things to do after visiting Whole Foods is to re-create salad bar foods or specialty products at home for much less money. Or at least, that’s my good intention until I get home and I can’t remember the ingredient list! Not last night. :) Thanks Eric! After we dined – Eric on pizza and me on the hot & cold salad bar – I picked up the ingredients for the Detox Salad and vowed to make it when I got home that night. Whole Foods salads typically have short ingredient lists as well as vegan and wheat-free options. But why call it a detox salad? World’s Healthiest Foods reports that cruciferous vegetables (such as broccoli, kale, cauliflower, cabbage, watercress, and mustard greens) are said to be detoxifying because they provide support for the immune system, inflammatory system, hormonal system, detoxification system, and antioxidant system (source). I couldn’t remember the last time I had raw broccoli or cauliflower! Up next on the ingredient list: Carrots. Detox Salad 1. Related:  cauliflowerSaladsbroccoli

How to Heal Cavities Naturally | Minds - Nightly The world is slowly waking up to the fact that, when you give the body what it needs, it can heal things we previously thought were impossible. A fine example of what is often deemed as an incurable health problem is dental cavities, but extensive research is now becoming more public about the true nature of tooth decay and the fact that there are proven remedies that can remedy it. The lies perpetrated about tooth decay According to the American Dental Association, the reason we have tooth decay is as follows: "[Tooth decay] occurs when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches) such as milk, pop, raisins, cakes or candy are frequently left on the teeth. Bacteria that live in the mouth thrive on these foods, producing acids as a result. There are a few problems with this theory, including: Groups of indigenous people who had fermentable carbohydrates stuck on their teeth all the time that did not brush or floss were mostly or completely free of tooth decay.

AUTUMN SALAD WITH HORSERADISH VINAIGRETTE + NEWS! I'm pregnant! We're pregnant is what you say, I suppose, but I'm the one in the stretchy pants over here. So many things to say about this, friends, but I'm at a loss for words at the same time. This may be more of a generally-emotional-lady thing, so bear with me, but you know when you feel outside of yourself? I have wanted to be a mom my entire life. I'm so excited to be doing this with Hugh. So here we are. It needs to be said that getting pregnant was not easy for us. Smoky Avocado and Cumin Dressing | Choosing Raw – vegan and raw recipes Needless to say, your responses to my last post were terrific. Thank you to everyone who contributed! A few nights ago, M and I decided on a Mexican themed dinner. The base is a simple avocado, acid, and cumin blend, and liquid smoke is definitely the key ingredient here. Or, you can be creative, and flavor your salad with the stuff. Smoky Avocado and Cumin Dressing (vegan, mostly raw, soy free and GF) Yields 1 1/4 cups 1 small avocado 1 tbsp cumin powder Juice of 2 limes Few shakes liquid smoke (it’s strong, so stop and taste after a few drops) 1 cup water 1/4 tsp salt Dash cayenne pepper 1 tbsp olive oil 1) Blend all ingredients together in a blender or processor till smooth. 2) Add olive oil in a thin stream (with machine running) till dressing is creamy. Suggested serving: 1 1/2 cups shredded cabbage 1 shredded carrot 5 large leaves romaine, cut into a chiffonade 1/2 small jicama, sliced into mathsticks 1 tbsp toasted pumpkin seeds Pour dressing over this salad, and toss. xo

healthy holidays: caraway + horseradish broccoli quinoa salad » The First Mess // healthy vegan recipes for every season I am dead-set on a holiday decor extravaganza at my house this year. I’ve got some sweet garlands, birch trunks, old hydrangea blooms sprayed with GOLD, the lights, lanterns, a boxwood wreath, lime green osage oranges, grapevines, spruce cuttings, pine cones, and some jute rope and pretty ribbon to finish it off all nice. That’s just the outside stuff. It’s kind of soothing clipping branches and jamming them into frozen boxes of dirt in the name of merry-making. I need the light-hearted distractions of twinkle lights, gold spray paint and bow-tying this time of year. I mean, I think work should be taken seriously. I said this last week, but it bears repeating: I’m really going for calm and overall wellness in this mad season of life. On that nourishing eats tip, there’s this bowl of vegetables with caraway and fresh horseradish dressing. Happy Thanksgiving to my American pals this week. caraway + horseradish broccoli quinoa salad recipeprint the recipe here! You might also like…

Fat Bread: Third Time's The Charm. Mission Accomplished! Here's the third—and likely final installment for a while—in my quest to make a decent bread...that not only tastes and acts like bread, but excels in terms of Paleo nutrition. Mission accomplished. Future posts will focus on sensible applications of this bread. For those still uninterested in bread, I get it. Why mess with a good thing and anyway, isn't this kinda like Paleo reenactment—like those who seem only ever to be finding ways to make cookies, cupcakes, cakes, brownies and the like into Paleo approved versions? There's two issues: The processed food mindset behind it Nutrition profile (pro-inflammatory polyunsaturated n-6 fat, primarily) I'll address #1 at the end of this post. With the experience and good results of my second attempt under my belt, I set out on the third try to return to my original inspiration, under the hunch that it was the macadamia butter that was the primary issue. Ingredients: Instructions: This was the most uniform rise yet achieved. Adhesion Test

Detox 101: Know The Basics Before You Begin Looking for a quick energy boost? Want to look fabulous in that dress you're wearing next week? If you're like most people, no doubt you've heard about the power of a detox program to give you a tune up. The most important thing to keep in mind is that all effective detox programs should be targeted to support your liver. A good cleanse program is focused on giving your liver all the nutrients it needs for a tune-up, so that it can mobilize and clear out all those stored toxins that are making you fat, sick, and tired. For now, here are my quick tips to help you when choosing a program: 1. Supplements alone aren't enough. 2. Load up on organic greens like kale, cruciferous veggies such as broccoli and cabbages, and antioxidants from deeply colored fruits and veggies. 3. While juicing is great, your liver also needs amino acids, which you get from eating protein. 4. Stay away from foods that stress your liver. 5. Need more help to get going? Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com

Cavolfiore Palma a la Leah (Pan-Roasted Cauliflower) recipe on Food52.com Author Notes: My friends and I stumbled upon the cutest Italian restaurant in the West Village that is truly a hidden gem (which is why I decline to name it here) and it has since been the venue for a number of our families' important dinners, including my wedding rehearsal dinner. They serve this cauliflower dish as an appetizer but it's more of a side dish in my mind. It's definitely my favorite thing on the menu and everything they make is amazing, so this one is quite special. I'm not sure if I'm replicating it exactly, but I come pretty close. The original recipe features currants, but lacking those at the moment I substituted golden sultana raisins and a little bit of sumac for the slight tartness you'd get from currants but is sadly absent from a raisin. Food52 Review: WHO: pigisyummy is a lifelong New Yorker obsessed with food. Serves 4 to 6 Your Most Impressive Dinner Party Side Contest Winner! Popular on Food52 and Provisions

Grilled Cabbage Wedges with Spicy Lime Dressing — Recipes from The Kitchn But grilling is even better! It adds even more smokiness and char. Like I said, though, if you don't have a grill just pan grill the cabbage, or broil it. Any way you do it, just make sure the edges get a little blackened, and the cabbage is warmed through. The dressing comes together in just a minute or two; it's a balanced Thai-inspired sauce of lime, garlic, and salt. This has been my favorite lunch lately; I grill the cabbage in the evening and eat it in big wedges, warmed up in the microwave. Grilled Cabbage Wedges with Spicy Lime Dressing serves 8 as a side dish Juice of 3 limes (about 1/4 cup)1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil1 teaspoon fish sauce (optional - leave out for a vegetarian or vegan dish)2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped1/4 cup cilantro leaves1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon cayenne1/4 teaspoon sugarLime wedges, to serve1 head green cabbageGrapeseed or canola oil Heat a gas or charcoal grill. Place the wedges on the grill and cover.

healthy, summer feeling: broccoli, basil + avocado toss Summer breezes really do make me feel fine. Maybe that’s a bit hokey, but it’s completely true. The celebration of Queen Victoria’s birthday translates to a long weekend, big time summer kickoff around here. Families will go up north to the cottages for the first time this year, barbecues in backyards are prevalent, hikes, fireworks, cold patio beers and other libations abound, commemorative mugs with pictures of the Queen adorn the gift shop windows in my town; happy feelings. The warmth, sun, singing birds and lovely breezes draw us all outdoors, ready to enjoy each other’s company and stay in that precious light, later and later into the evening. This seasonal shift brings me to salads and other cooler preparations for food. Another note on salad eating: the default mode of extra flesh-baring in the summertime has me gravitating towards raw foods for sure. So I give you a big bowl of broccoli. Chop the broccoli into very small florets. You might also like…

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