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Beans – Butternut Squash soup


Beans are high in Zinc a nutrient your body needs. So the recipe this week is good for you as well as delicious. Ingredients: 1/2 cup beans (I use bean mix which has lot of different beans, barley) 3 cups butternut squash (or pumpkin) pieces 2 cups carrot pieces 1/2 cup onion 2 tea spns chopped ginger 1/2 tea spn cumin powder 1/2 tea spn chili flakes 1 finely chopped green chilli 1/2 cup red bellpepper 3 cups vegetable stock […]

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Meaty Portobello Chili with Cold-Oven Sweet Potato Fries (Vegan, Paleo)


Mushrooms have a number of health benefits please continue reading to learn a few. Mushroom health facts One of your 5 a day Mushrooms are a natural  source of vitamins and minerals and an 80g serving (around four large closed cup mushrooms) counts as one of your 5 a day Skin and bones Mushrooms are a natural source of B vitamins and minerals, including B5 which works in the body to help release energy from the food we eat Mushrooms […]

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Fast Facts On Potatoes


Throughout America, potatoes are the most popular vegetable, even being ahead of other well known vegetables such as lettuce and onions. You can cook potatoes in a variety of ways, and they are included in one out of three meals eaten by almost all Americans. When they are prepared in a healthy way, a potato can be an excellent source of energy and also pack a nutritional punch. Like oranges, potatoes are very high in vitamin C. The fact is, one medium potato contains 45% of […]

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Sweet Potato and Pesto Club


Sweet potatoes, also commonly labeled as yams, are an excellent and inexpensive staple to have on hand. These deep orange-fleshed nutritional powerhouses add several important components to the diet. Their health and weight management benefits far exceed the nutritional value found in ordinary white and yellow fleshed potatoes. Sweet potatoes contain almost twice as much fiber as other types of potatoes. They contain a large amount of vitamin B6. This vitamin is crucial in breaking down a substance called homocysteine, […]

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Zucchini can be great!


Our vegetable of the week is zucchini.Now before you say you do not like it take a minute to read how truly great it is for you and your health.The health benefits make it worth a second look.One cup of zucchini has 36 calories and 10% of the RDA of dietary fiber, which aids in digestion, prevents constipation, maintains low blood sugar and curbs overeating.It can help lower your cholesterol as well as help in preventing cancer.Zucchini can also help […]

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Guacamole, Can be good for you?


I know it is hard to believe that something that tastes that good also has some amazing health benefits.Okay, so maybe not everything in the dip but the main ingredient the avocado can do wonderful things for your health. There is research that proves in can help in the defense of certain cancers such as oral cancer and breast cancer. Studies have also shown that it can help with heart and eye health. The high levels of folate in avocado […]

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Spinach…The other green leaf.


  I am sure as a kid you were told, like all of us to eat all your vegetables, your parents most likely said they are good for you and your body needs them for the vitamins and minerals. And back then if you were like me you rolled your eyes and ate just enough of them to get through dinner, Am I correct? But now that you are older you might be surprised to learn a few things such […]

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