Tomatoes, Deadly Nightshade or Super Food?

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A tiny minority of people hate tomatoes. Everybody else sees tomatoes as a delicious super healthy food When it comes to tomatoes, I tend to fall in the deadly nightshade camp, because of being arthritic. Experience has proven that one for me. I’m also cautious because of studying Ayurveda, the ancient Vedic health science that […]

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Soy Much Maligned, Nutritious, Useful, Survives & Thrives

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Soy, especially tofu, was really big in the 70s, 80s and into the 90s. But since then, soy has gotten a bad rep, for various reasons, some legit, but mostly not. For many years there has been an anti-soy propaganda campaign, focused on health issues related to soy – with a lot of exaggeration, sketchy […]

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American Vegan Shopping, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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When I first went shopping in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, I was stunned by the low price of food By food, I mostly mean fresh vegetables & fruit, and minimally processed food like rice and beans. Processed food such as jam or peanut butter, olive oil or pasta is cheaper than in the U.S., but expensive […]

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Nutrition CHAMPS eCookbook Giveaway

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The Veggie Queen’s Guide to Eating & Cooking for Optimum Health, Happiness, Energy & Vitality Enter the Nutrition CHAMPS giveaway BELOW from 10:00 A.M. Feb. 20 thru 11:59 P.M Feb. 22, 2015. The Nutrition CHAMPS giveaway is WORLD WIDE, because it’s an eBook, delivered electronically. Nutrition CHAMPS is a MUST HAVE for anyone who wants […]

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Book Giveaway: Living Candida Free by Ricki Heller

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Restore Health & Vitality with a 3-Stage ACD diet PLUS 100 Fantastic Recipes We’re giving away a free copy of Living Candida Free, Ricki Heller’s latest gem of a book. The Living Candida Free giveaway runs through midnight, Feb. 2, 2015. For U.S. and Canada residents only (sorry everybody else!) Living Candida Free is both […]

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Paleo Diet: Fraud, Fad or The Real Deal?

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Why is Paleo even a trend? Who makes money from Paleo? I tried Paleo and hated it – M. A. By Judith Kingsbury Dear Savvy Vegetarian, I’m in Canada, so we’re a little “behind the times” with the latest trends. We’re getting inundated with the paleo diet and supposed research about fat and meat and […]

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10 Tasty High Protein Vegan Recipes

10 High Protein Vegan Recipes

Need more protein in your veg diet? Start with these 10 high protein recipes from Savvy Vegetarian By Judith Kingsbury Veggies can get enough protein just by eating a variety of whole foods at every meal AND by getting enough calories. But if you’re worried, one or two servings of these recipes is good protein […]

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10 Reasons to Love Lentils – The Other Legume

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Why I Love Lentils & Eat Them All the Time When people say they can’t eat beans, I say, “Have you tried lentils?” There are so many different kinds of legumes (beans & lentils), over 11,000 known varieties. Of course you won’t find that many varieties in your supermarket, but you’ll probably find a dozen […]

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Gluten Free Vegan Baking In the Comfort Zone

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It’s taken me two years to get somewhat comfortable with gluten free baking… All my life, I had only used wheat flour for baking, and suddenly at age 65, I couldn’t any more. I didn’t realize how much I depended on gluten for success in baking until it was gone. I had to use all […]

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10 Ways to Eat Organic on a Tight Budget

How to Eat Organic on a Tight Budget

Most of us know organic food is best, but some of us are discouraged by the cost There are good and bad reasons why organic food is sometimes – but not always – more expensive than conventional food. One bad reason is that even if costs are equal, the greed factor dictates a premium price […]

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