Health & Wellness

Black Bean, White Corn and Nectarine Salad (Vegan)
This delectable salad with few ingredients comes together in minutes and is a win-win recipe; a breeze for you and a hit with the family. A dazzling dish perfect for the long weekend! More »
Beets, Grains and Greens Hash (gluten-free)
Who says hash needs potatoes? No one who eats this dish will. The fresh spinach and nutty grains balance the earthy sweetness of the beets. More »
Can Celiacs Eat Whole Grains?
 Gluten-intolerant people can eat whole grains. A large number of gluten-free (GF) whole-grain choices are available. The following, when eaten in a form that includes the bran, germ and endosperm, are examples of generally accepted GF whole-grain foods, say Donna Washburn and Heather Butt... More »
Benefits of Eating Gluten-Free Whole Grains
Author of The Complete Gluten-Free Whole Grains Cookbook, Judith Finlayson, believes there is absolutely no reason why people (no matter what their age) should be denied the benefits of eating whole grains just because they can’t tolerate gluten. There are many delicious gluten-free whole grains,... More »
Spicy Orange, Ginger and Sesame Watercress (raw & gluten-free)
This is a light side dish that is packed full of flavor and nutrition. Watercress is an underused product that has a very positive nutritional profile. Chef Doug McNish, author of Eat Raw, Eat Well, loves how the flavors of the sweet orange, spicy cayenne and slightly bitter sesame seeds play on... More »
Eating and Cooking Paleo (& gluten-free)
According to Judith Finlayson, author of 163 Best Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes, the basic premise behind the Paleo approach is that we should follow a diet very similar to that of our hunter-gatherer ancestors, eating food that is as close to its natural state as possible. Proponents cite... More »
Homemade All-Natural Lavender Soap
Lavender essential oil is known for its health-enhancing, relaxing properties. It relieves anxiety, irritability, stress, headaches and skin problems. What an incredible Mother's Day gift. And, you know mom will absolutely love the fact that you made it for her yourself...Click the below link to... More »
Soothing Green Tea Soap
 Green Tea Soap Handmade soap makes a wonderful Mother's Day gift! Green tea is excellent at soothing skin and prevents aging.   7.5 oz  green tea infusion (see Tips)        213 g 3 oz     lye (caustic soda)   ... More »
Mother's Day gifts for yoga lovers + wellness seekers
 Would you like to be healthier? Would you like to be able to better cope with the daily stresses of life? Would you like to have more happiness and balance in your life? The solution can be as simple as modifying your food choices to be in sync with your unique constitution.  The... More »
Walnut Flax Waffles
Have a heart-healthy mom? You might make them these waffles because of all you've heard about the benefits of flax seeds - from the omega-3s to the lignans to the fiber - but you'll fall in love with them (and make them many times over) for the flavor. Trust us...mom will love them! More »
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