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The Craft and Alchemy of Live Fermented Foods

 By Chef Centehua Live fermented foods are vital for a healthy digestive system. Live cultures are abundant in yogurt, sauerkraut, kombucha, miso, kimchi, etc. The alchemy that these micro-organisms work on our food is something that our ancestors understood and honored, but our over-sanitized and germaphobic culture has forgotten this …

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Eating Well on a Budget

By Kim Robson During these difficult economic times, many of us have faced the challenge of continuing to provide for our families while coping with an ever-decreasing budget. However, with a little planning, we can still enjoy healthy, fresh, delicious meals without breaking the bank account. In this article, I …

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Vegan and raw Eggnog—healthy enough to drink

By Fredrica Syren We are in full swing of preparing for our Christmas celebration and one of our favorite things to drink on this holiday is eggless eggnog. This nog is delicious and an raw and health version so you drink and serve it to your family without guilt. I …

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Making the best to stay away from colds and flu

By Rima Mehta Few people make it through the winter without a scratchy throat and an annoying runny nose. You can’t very well hold your breath all winter to avoid germs, but you can put your immune system in top-­‐ notch form to light colds and flu. The very foods …

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Leave the Aging to the Wine and Cheese

These days it seems that we’re all trying to find the “magic bullet” that delays natural aging. Advertise anti-aging properties of a product and it flies off the shelves. But if you’re really interested in staving off the inevitable signs of age, some experts say one solution is found in the …

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Making the holidays NOT about candy

By Mary Harper Still finding candy wrappers in your child’s bed and dreading the next dental visit? Here are some “lessons learned” from some real-life moms that will make next year’s Halloween fun and (mostly) sugar free. Healthy Halloween It’s was that time again… pumpkin patches, changing leaves, brisk walks …

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Why eat organic

By Rima Mehta When we think about consuming the freshest and healthiest food possible, it is important to consider two questions. One – what makes organic food natural? And the other – what impact do your shopping choices have on the environment? In the rush to produce more and more crops …

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What’s in a Label, Anyway?

By Rima Mehta When you’re at the grocery store it can be hard to take the extra minute to examine the labels of the items in your cart. The various claims made on food packages can be confusing, and it’s sometimes hard to reconcile the information of the front of …

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Eat Local, Eat Well

By Lauren Reinhardt About six months ago I moved to San Diego from Seattle, land of green living (both literally and consciously). Moving from the lushly forested Northwest to the arid climate of Southern California has been an adjustment. I like wearing boots and sweaters, and I miss the smell …

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First Day of Kindergarten and Goji Cherry Truffles

Today was Bella’s first day of kindergarten and she was so proud heading off to school this morning. I missed her like crazy but have enjoyed our special time we had this summer. We’re having such an intense heatwave. I’m so over it! To keep cool yesterday Bella and I …

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