Find original, delicious salad & soup recipes and blog posts about food, nutrition and health.

 

Find original, delicious salad & soup recipes and blog posts about food, nutrition and health.

Healthly Lifestyle

Easy Classic Hummus

Love hummus? It's so easy to make your own! Here is a hummus recipe that is super easy to blend up. Yes, I finally made hummus, all by myself! I’m feeling accomplished. :) I love hummus, but usually buy it at a local company here in Portland. I wanted to make it...

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My 7 Day Sugar-Free Journey

It’s hard. It’s challenging. But ultimately, it is rewarding. Sugar-Free. Cutting out sugar can be one of the most beneficial things you do for your health, both mentally and physically. Studies have shown that high sugar consumption significantly increases the risk...

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How Much Caffeine Is Too Much?

If you’re like most people, you probably consider caffeine to have few negative consequences beyond perhaps the occasional inability to sleep at night. We all like the occasional latte. In fact, some of us are almost religiously devoted to our daily coffee- or...

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Nightshades—a Culprit In Common Health Conditions?

Nightshade. The name alone sounds almost ominous. You may have even been told to avoid eating them if you suffer from certain health conditions. But what exactly makes plant nightshade, and does scientific research show that removing them from your diet helps with...

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The Movement Toward Free And Clear Products

Have you noticed that more and more companies are offering cleaning products and personal care products like shampoos and conditioners with the label “free and clear” on them? What does it mean for a product to be “free and clear,” and why are some people choosing...

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The Acai Berry: Is The Health Hype Real

When using one of my freemium email accounts, I used to see ads popping up claiming the health virtues of the acai berry. Because it was mentioned in an advertisement, I dismissed the possibility that there might be something to this berry. Lately, I began wondering...

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A Look At Milk Alternatives

Cold Salads People choose to drink plant-based rather than animal-based milks for a variety of health and philosophical reasons. Yet many of us love our creamy latte in the morning, a bowl of cereal with milk, or a glass of milk with a meal. As a result,...

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Eating Well To Diminish Hair Loss

Cold Salads I admit that I am a bit skeptical when I hear claims that specific foods prevent hair loss. I always believed that hair loss was associated with your genetic makeup. According to a WebMD article, though, it turns out that while hair loss is...

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Becoming More Aware Of What I Eat

Cold Salads After writing a blog post about juicing versus smoothies and finding that the Harvard School of Public Health recommends eating from five to 13 servings of fruits and vegetables each day, I started wondering how I measured up on that count. I...

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Getting Your Daily Dose Of Vitamin D

Vitamin D For those who live in the sunbelt that stretches across the southern part of the U.S., getting enough vitamin D may not be a big challenge. But in places that dole out sunshine in a somewhat miserly fashion, it’s easy to get shorted on the amount...

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Substitute Natural Alternatives For Sugar

Cold Salads In my previous post, I discussed what happens when you consume sugar, along with health issues that can occur when you ingest too much of it. As promised, in this post, I will talk about ways to reduce your intake, including natural sugar...

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Kombucha: Health Friend Or Foe?

Cold Salads Here in the Northwest, you can’t go to any coffee shop or natural foods store without seeing the option to purchase the beverage kombucha. You would think that by now I’d know what it is. But the truth is, I’ve tasted it, but I have no idea what...

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