Healthy Cooking

Juice your way to more fruit/veggies!
 With juice bars and “elixir cafés” springing up in cities throughout North America, it might be tempting to think that juicing is a new trend. But it’s really just the latest manifestation of a centuries-old health practice. And in this new age of genetically modified, over-refined, chemical-... More »
Benefits of Juicing
 Author of The Juicing Bible (the best-selling juicing book on the market today), Pat Crocker, lists just a few of the benefits of juicing: Easy assimilation • In whole fruits and vegetables (or even in drinks that contain pulp), some enzymes, phytochemicals, vitamins A, C and E — along with... More »
Liquid Salsa (juicing)
Widely known, and at the halfway point on the Scoville Heat Unit Scale, Jalapeños lend a meaty texture and rich flavor to dishes. Their thick flesh makes jalapeños an excellent juicing chile. More »
Criteria for Choosing a Juice Machine
Types of Juice Machines There are two basic types of machines that extract juice. They are as follows: Masticating • With this type of machine, fruits and vegetables are squeezed through gears that crush them and force them through a fine stainless steel strainer. The pulp is continuously extracted... More »
Spiced Lentils with Yogurt, Almonds & Mint in a Mug
Zesty tomatoes and chiles, warm spices and earthy lentils are the stars of this lively vegetarian mug. A trio of toppings − yogurt, almonds and fresh mint − heightens the wow (and health) factor. More »
Easy Lentil Marinara with Zucchini Spaghetti
This deeply flavored and hearty lentil marinara is served over light zucchini noodles. Best of all, you can make the sauce ahead of time and then just reheat it, spiralize your noodles and serve on a busy weeknight. More »
Gluten-Free Sunflower Flax Bread
Looking for something different for your morning toast? Try this healthy, crunchy, nutty loaf. More »
Easy Tips for Successful Bread Machine Baking
Looking for some help with your bread machine baking? Experts Donna Washburn and Heather Butt can help, with a few tips from their book, 300 Best Bread Machine Recipes:   Measure all the ingredients accurately.    Remove the baking pan from the bread machine when... More »
Smoothie Myth-Busting
 Myth-Busting Myth: Smoothies have too much sugar  One of the major criticisms of blender drinks, smoothies and juices is that they contain too much sugar. Sugar causes a lot of confusion. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy products, legumes, nuts and seeds all contain... More »
Butternut Squash, White Bean and Kale Stew
Call it a stew or call it chili, you'll definitely call it delectable. Far from being a retiring meatless dish on the sidelines, this is a healthy take-center-stage attention-grabber, from Camilla Saulsbury's 5 Easy Steps to Healthy Cooking. More »
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