Month: July 2020

The powerful benefits of berries

Greetings, I hope you’re enjoying the beautiful summer weather. Speaking of summer weather, it’s also berry season.  Berries are a delicious nutrient-dense treat.  You can add them to smoothies, salads, or they can stand alone, they are just that good! Let’s talk about some benefits of berries. They have amazing antioxidant properties Berries contain plant chemicals called …

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Watermelon with Mint Salad

Watermelon and mint are so refreshing and I look forward to this time of year just for my love of watermelon. This is simple to throw together and will be a fan favorite at your family gatherings. Print Recipe Watermelon & Mint Salad Course salad Cuisine American Prep Time 10 Minutes Servings Servings Ingredients 1 …

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Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh (also spelled tabouli) is basically parsley salad. It’s a salad made up of parsley, tomatoes, cucumber, red onions, and mint – all finely chopped and tossed with lemon juice! Tabbouleh salad is probably the most popular Mediterranean salad and is becoming mainstream in American grocery stores all over the country and the world, which …

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Raspberry Vinaigrette

If you’re looking for a fresh, vibrant and slightly tangy salad dressing, this is the ticket. Print Recipe Raspberry Vinaigrette This is a great summer salad dressing, it’s super fresh and a little tangy. You can also use a blend of mixed berries instead of raspberries. Course Salad Dressing Cuisine American Keyword olive oil, raspberry, …

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Basil Lemon Vinaigrette

This is a clean refreshing vinaigrette, and it goes well over any salad but especially arugula. The flavor profile is pretty amazing! Note: This recipe is from Wendy Amstad’s Super Food Summer Reset book. Print Recipe Basil Lemon Vinaigrette This is a clean refreshing vinaigrette, and it goes well over any salad but especially arugula. …

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Hummus

The Origins of Hummus The truth is that no one knows for sure. That being said, though, based on historical information, hummus likely originated from ancient Egypt. According to several historical sources, the earliest mention of hummus dates back to Egypt in the 13th century. Chickpeas were and are abundant in the Middle East and …

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Summer Reset

I’m doing a Detox Cleanse

Today I started a 30 detox, plant-based cleanse.  I believe that a proper detox/cleanse is appropriate to do at least once a year.  The particular cleanse I’ve chosen will be working on gut health, detoxing heavy metals, glyphosates, and parasites, all while improving my immune system.   You may remember that the gut is really what controls your …

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