Category Archives: Vegetables

Crazy Dinner, Or, A Smart One?

I had a combination for dinner tonight that many would find strange: Salmon – poached in the microwave using just a brush of olive oil and a sprinke of thyme and pepper. Two cups of steamed broccoli. One bowl of … Continue reading

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NutriBullet Vs. Vitamix & Blendtec

I have been thinking more and more about introducing veggie smoothies into my diet.  To date, I have never had one.  But, I think it could be useful for me – especially in between meals – to keep hunger away. … Continue reading

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Organic Food May Not Be Healthier?

Via the AP – Eating organic food, which costs more, may be better for the environment and the palate, but has little effect on the health of individuals, according to a new study. Stanford University doctors dug through reams of … Continue reading

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Super Foods For Endurance

Great stuff today from Active.com with their top 10 super foods for endurance athletes that should be staples in your diet.

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Veggie Patch Mediterranean Spinach And Chickpea Patties

I had some of these today. Yummy and good for you too!

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The Benefits Of Kale

Via the Baltimore Sun – After years of being relegated through the purgatory of forgotten foods, kale has found itself in the spotlight for the first time in decades and is ready to prove it belongs there permanently. A crop … Continue reading

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It’s National Spinach Day!

Via Jace Shoemaker-Galloway – March 26th is all about going green. It’s National Spinach Day. Whether you are a fan or well, not so much, today is the perfect time to indulge in the healthy veggie many kids love to … Continue reading

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Carrots Make You Sexy

Via Rodale News – We now know there’s no such thing as a “healthy” tan, but plenty of people still think that tan skin makes you look healthier. Well, science says different. New research finds that humans actually prefer the … Continue reading

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Recipes For The Semi-Vegan

Mark Bittman shares a few.  Click here to check them out.

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Garlic And Onions

Dr. Leo Galland tells us why these two are good for us: Since ancient times, onions, garlic and scallions have been prized around the world for their culinary uses. Because of their durability, onions have been shipped and traded across … Continue reading

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Calbee Snack Salad Snapea Crisps

I had Calbee’s Snack Salad Snapea Crisps for the first time this week. And, let’s just say that I’m now hooked on these crispy delights! Here’s more on them via their site: SnapeaCrisps originate from high quality sun-dried peas. Using … Continue reading

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Don’t Omnivore, Be Happy

Via VegNews Daily – Researchers at the Department of Nutrition at the Arizona State University have found that those who follow a veg diet might be able to add “mental health” as another reason to ditch meat. In a survey … Continue reading

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A Big Reason Why You Should Buy Organic

Via the USA Today – Apples are at the top of the list of produce most contaminated with pesticides in a report published today by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a public health advocacy group. Its seventh annual report analyzed … Continue reading

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Need A Veggie Recipe?

You can find a ton of vegetarian recipes at SimplyRecipes.com.

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Veggie Burgers

KitchenDaily.com offered their take on “10 Veggie Burgers for Grilling.” Here’s a snip of what they had to say: A box of veggie burgers is good to have on standby in the freezer for your non-meat-eating friends. Here at KitchenDaily … Continue reading

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Kids Follow Parents Lead On Nutrition

Via the American Academy of Health and Fitness – A five-year study published in the journal Preventive Medicine finds that parents who eat healthy foods can inspire their children to do so as well, the Los Angeles Times reports. Researchers … Continue reading

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Cabbage, Rye Bread & Root Vegetables For Longer Life

I just saw this on RealAge.com – You’ve heard about the Mediterranean diet. Now try the Viking diet. Recent research suggests that it, too, could help you live a much longer life. So what’s a Viking diet, exactly? It’s one … Continue reading

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Two Tasty Items For Next Thanksgiving

Health.com shares 25 Healthy Recipes for a Vegetarian Feast.  Here’s two in there that really caught my eye…thinking ahead to next fall…

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Eat Fiber, Cheat Death

Great stuff on the importance of fiber via Appetite for Health – According to new research reported recently in the Archives of Internal Medicine, a high-fiber diet was found to help prevent death. While this is not the first study … Continue reading

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OneGreenPlanet.org’s Vegan Guides

If you’ve never seen OneGreenPlanet.org’s Vegan Guides, you may want to check them out. Click here to access their site. Lots of good information in there on how Vegans get protein, Vegan meat and dessert substitutes, foods commonly mistaken as … Continue reading

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The Power Of Green & Orange

I’ve read in many, many, places about the importance of eating at least one dark green and one orange vegetable everyday. Why is this good for you?  Take it from the Physician Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) – where they talk … Continue reading

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Real Simple’s Healthy Food “Top 30″

Real Simple Magazine suggests “The 30 Healthiest Foods” to incorporate into your diet in order to adopt a healthy eating strategy. It’s a wonderful list. In fact, I would offer to anyone and everyone that they should use it as … Continue reading

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Salmon Over Quinoa With Roasted Fennel

For dinner tonight, my wife surprised me with a tasty 6 oz. serving of salmon – poached in the microwave using just a brush of olive oil and a sprinke of thyme and pepper – served over a half-cup of … Continue reading

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Veggies Make You Look Mahvelous!

As if we need another reason why you should eat veggies everyday!  Saw this today via the BBC News – Researchers at the University of Nottingham say research shows eating vegetables makes you more attractive. Dr Ian Stephen who led … Continue reading

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Roasted Tomatoes Over Whole Wheat Pasta (Or Shrimp)

I had this one for dinner last night – subbing two cups of shrimp for the pasta – and it was off-the-charts good. Ingredients 2 cups red grape or cherry tomatoes halved 2 cups yellow grape or cherry tomatoes halved … Continue reading

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