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Today?s featured recipe is Guacamole Wraps with Spicy Pistachio Crunch. I love using thick and sturdy collard green leaves to make wraps (see my past Lettuce Wraps recipe) for easy and light lunches. To make this quickly, I bought fresh guacamole and salsa from Whole Foods to cut down on my preparation time. Buying these items pre-made from a store can save you loads of time and energy when you?re
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Guacamole Wraps with Spicy Pistachio Crunch. I love using thick and sturdy collard green leaves to make wraps (see my past Lettuce Wraps recipe) for easy and light lunches. To make this quickly, I bought fresh guacamole and salsa from Whole Foods to cut down on my preparation time. Buying these items pre-made from a store can save you loads of time and energy when you?re busy. Just always be sure
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It?s my raw version of pad thai. I used a ceramic vegetable peeler to turn zucchini into noodles and whipped up a raw version of a traditional peanut sauce using raw almond butter. My boyfriend and I munched on bowls of this pad thai while watching the latest episode of True Blood, one of my favorite shows.
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Tomato, Cucumber, and Onion (TCO) salad is a staple in my family. We always make big batches in the summertime when the tomatoes are ripe and everyone?s craving salads. I love the simple ingredients in the recipe. It?s a perfect healthy dish to bring to a summer BBQ or pool party.
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If you?ve never tried a butternut squash soup or pumpkin soup, then you?re missing out?especially if you?re a lover of sweets. Squash soup is one of my favorite things to eat in the fall and winter.
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I came down with a cold right after my birthday. Ugh! I guess that?s what I get for staying out late and partying all week! I finally started feeling better last night, so I took a stroll over to the health food store and bought a bunch of organic veggies. I had been living off take-out food and sandwiches when I wasn?t up to leaving the apartment, so I was seriously craving some fresh produce.
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I made a few simple sweets to celebrate All Hallows? Eve, and I hope you like them. There?s one side dish and two desserts!
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I stopped by the super busy Union Square market on Saturday morning and picked up some wine sap apples. This special variety is supposed to be one of the best for baking, so I had to give them a try. You can make this easy dessert in a big batch or small. It has simple ingredients, is very healthy, but is also super comforting.
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Enjoy this easy and comforting meal that you can prepare in under 30 minutes. This soup is super creamy (thanks to the avocado) and rich in fiber, folate, protein, and healthy fats. Thanks so much to Beverly at Whole Foods Upper West Side for the inspiration!
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After I wrote the post on lycopene earlier this week, I was in the mood for some pink grapefruit. I found a huge organic pink grapefruit at my favorite health food store, Westerly?s Natural Market, and decided to make a quick fruit salad for breakfast on Wednesday. We have fresh spearmint growing in our indoor herbal planter, so I took the chance to use some up.
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I love cooking with friends! Here?s the recipe for the breakfast burritos. I encourage you to get creative with any leftover sauces you have (like our curry sauce) or just use hot sauce to kick up the flavor. This is an example of using leftovers to make a healthy meal in a flash. Feel free to use the same veggies we did, or create your own combination with what you have in the house.
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A crockpot meal is THE cold weather go-to. Tossing it all in one pot makes preparation a cinch. You can make it in the morning when you?ve got energy and have it hot and ready later in the evening when you?re ready to feast and relax. Sweet potatoes and lentils make this a hearty veggie stew that?s catered to your winter cravings.
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Curry contains a healthy dose of turmeric, the warm yellow spice giving it a bright yellow color and anti-inflammatory benefits for the body. Turmeric has been used for ages as a natural healer, and experts often recommend it to keep your brain healthy and help avoid diseases such as Alzheimer?s, heart disease, and cancer. My mom keeps pure turmeric in a salt shaker and shakes it on foods on a dai
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It?s great for for your skin, it?s recommended by many doctors for the disease-fighting benefits, and it?s very satisfying to eat.
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We were super hungry after our workout, so we made big veggie breakfast burritos with leftover coconut curry sauce and vegetables from dinner the night before. I love cooking with friends! Here?s the recipe for the breakfast burritos. I encourage you to get creative with any leftover sauces you have (like our curry sauce) or just use hot sauce to kick up the flavor.
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leafy green vegetables such as spinach and kale are loaded with fiber and lutein, a carotenoid which has been found to reduce LDL cholesterol particles and help prevent heart disease with its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant powers. Try these recipes:
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Leafy green vegetables such as spinach and kale are loaded with fiber and lutein, a carotenoid which has been found to reduce LDL cholesterol particles and help prevent heart disease with its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant powers. Try these recipes: Here?s a quick and easy veggie dish you can make anytime. It takes 10 minutes to prepare. Vegetable stock and red pepper flakes are two of my favor
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This post was originaly publish as Fall Fruit Salad one of 14 foods that lowercholesterol on Laurel On Health Food. Pomegranate Juice ? a National Academy of Sciences study showed that pomegranate juice reduces cholesterol plaque buildup and increases nitric oxide production (nitric oxide helps reduce arterial plaque), making it a perfect cholesterol lowering food. It?s also been shown to improve
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This post was originally publish as Fresh Fish, Part 2 on Laurel On Health Food This is a perfect meal for the winter time. It?s warm and comforting and great to pair with a small salad or serving of green vegetables. I used fresh lump crab meat and frozen wild-caught scallops which were also super fresh. Frozen seafood can be a great resource when you buy from high-quality suppliers.
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This post was originally publish as Pineapple Fried Rice on Laurel On Health Food This is a perfect dish to create if you have some leftover brown rice that you need to use up. The ingredients are simple and vegetarian. Check out the recipe below. I didn?t include exact measurements, so just eyeball it.
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Yesterday I donated some baked goods to the NYC Food Blogger Bake Sale at the Brooklyn Flea. The day-long event raised funds to support Share Our Strength, the national nonprofit organization working to end childhood hunger by 2015.
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This week the HR department at my work hosted a contest to celebrate the start of the 2012 Olympics. Everyone was assigned to a country and on Friday we had a local food and costume contest. Each team had to bring in food traditional to their country and also dress up in costume.
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