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Are Microwaves Safe?

By Vesanto Melina Many of us wonder whether microwave ovens are sending us to the cancer ward or creating weird molecules in food that our bodies can`t handle. Most Canadian homes have microwaves; obviously they have wide appeal. But what do we know of the health implications of their use? How does microwaving affect nutrients in […]

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Avoid Your Enemies, Know Your Allies

Nutrispeak Avoid Your Enemies, Know Your Allies By Vesanto Melina and Brenda Davis, Registered Dietitians   In the quest for blooming health and vitality, we have enemies and allies in the realm of food. Our enemies lurk on every street corner and entice us. It takes a little planning to surround ourselves with allies that […]

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Spicy Mexican Salad

Recipe: Spicy Mexican Salad Summary: Makes 8 cups salad  Ingredients 3 tomatoes, chopped 2 ripe avocados, finely diced 2 cups fresh or prev. frozen corn kernels 2 ribs celery, diced 1 large orange, red or yellow sweet pepper, sliced into matchsticks 1 cup sprouted lentils or cooked black beans 1 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro […]

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Kale Salad with Orange Ginger Dressing

Recipe: Kale Salad with Orange Ginger Dressing Summary: Makes 4-6 servings  Ingredients Dressing: 1 cup orange juice 2 Tbsp minced fresh ginger 2 tsp sesame oil (optional) 2 Tbsp sesame tahini 2 Tbsp miso 2 Tbsp cider vinegar 2 Tbsp Bragg’s or tamari 4 dates, pitted, soaked cayenne or black pepper, to taste Salad: 1 […]

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Zucchini Hummus

Zucchini Hummus

Recipe: Zucchini Hummus Summary: Makes 1-2/3 cups (5 servings)  Ingredients 1 small zucchini, peeled and chopped (1 cup/250 mL, firmly packed) 3 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 Tbsp. flaxseed oil or olive oil 1-4 cloves garlic 1 tsp. paprika 1 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. ground cumin (optional) 1/8 tsp. cayenne 1/2 cup sesame tahini 1/3 […]

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