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What do you think about cooking vegetables in a microwave?

Categories: Articles, Cooking tips, Food Safety, Vegetables, Vegetarian

For The Vegetarians: Red Curry Kohlrabi

Healthy Food Tip What do you think about cooking vegetables in a microwave? We get many questions about whether we recommend cooking vegetables in a microwave. As you will see throughout our website, light steaming is our cooking method of choice for most vegetables. Loss of nutrients in the microwave depends on the same factors involved with loss of nutrients on the stovetop. To predict the nutrient loss, it’s important to know answers to questions like: “Is the vegetable placed in water? How much water? To what temperature are the […]

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Nice explanation of Blood Building Foods

Categories: Blood Vacuity, Eastern Nutrition, Nutritional Information, Western Medicine

http://t.wisegeek.com/what-are-blood-building-foods.htm The term blood building foods is commonly used in alternative medicine, particularly in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Blood building foods are those foods that contain high quantities of specific nutrients thought to encourage the production of new blood cells in the body. The most important ingredient in a blood building food is iron, but vitamin B12 and folic acid are also key. Although many choose simply to strengthen the blood by taking iron pills or liquid iron supplements, eating a diet high in blood building foods can be equally […]

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What Are the Health Benefits of Eating Seaweed?

Categories: Articles, Cooking tips, Nutritional Information, Phlegm Nodules & Interior Heat, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Western Medicine

Overview Sea vegetables, often referred to as seaweed or algae, are not as common in the Western culture as they are in other areas of the world. Sea vegetables come in a variety of colors including green, red and brown, each with a unique flavor, shape and texture. This exclusive family of vegetables absorbs nutrients from the sea and are, therefore, an excellent source of trace elements, vitamins, minerals and protein. Sea vegetables are some of the most nutritious foods you can eat. Proponents claim that sea vegetables can protect […]

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Vegetarian Athlete Recipes and Training Tips

Categories: Cooking tips, Food Culture, Vegetables, Vegetarian

www.nomeatathlete.com

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A great vegetarian site

Categories: Articles, Cooking tips, Food Culture, Nutritional Information, Vegan, Vegetarian

www.vegetariantimes.com

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CUTTING COSTS WITH A VEGETARIAN DIET…something to consider in lean times

Categories: Articles, Food Culture, Vegetarian

http://www.meatandeggfree.com/cutting-costs.html   CUTTING COSTS WITH A VEGETARIAN DIET Are you looking for ways to trim your household budget in the depths of the recession? Well, there is no cheaper way than to eat vegetarian. If you are new to vegetarianism let me assure you it’s no big deal. The only major change is that you swap one protein (meat) for a protein from other sources (beans, lentils, grains, seeds etc). Making the switch is easy when there is only yourself involved. It only becomes tricky when a whole family is […]

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Gluten-Free Seitan – Say What?!!

Categories: Articles, Celiac Disease, Gluten-free, Vegetarian

Gluten-Free Seitan – Say What?!! By Black Phoebe :: Ms. Jen on October 24, 2009 11:52 PM |Â Today I was looking through the recipes in the last issue of Gourmet Magazine (*shakes fist at Conde Nast*), when I read the recipe on Vegetarian Shepherds Pie which called for seitan as one of the main ingredients. Seitan is an Asian protein-rich, meat-free food stuff made of wheat gluten that is very popular for creating meat substitutes for vegetarian and vegan cooking. If you are gluten-free for health reasons, such as […]

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Indian Cooking; Nutrition Info

Categories: Articles, Asian, Cooking tips, Food Culture, Indian, Nutritional Information, Western Medicine

This is not how I normally like to look at food, through caloric and fat content counting, but it is useful info to look over to get an idea of what you are putting in your body. I eat mostly vegetarian (flexitarian really) and just a friend just moved to the Devon area. This is THE Indian and Pakistani area of Chicago and so I have been eating rich, delicious vegetarian Indian food just about every night. I hope to cook some tasty, nutritious meals in this style soon. Until […]

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101 Cookbooks

Categories: Blogs, Cooking tips, Food Education

This is a journal/blog that posts delicious recipes one or more times per week. The majority of her recipes are vegetarian, some vegan and all easily adaptable. Just a fresh perspective on random things in your fridge. If you join, you’ll get an email with each new recipe! http://www.101cookbooks.com/

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Challenges of a Raw Foods Diet

Categories: Articles, Food Culture

Chinese medicine holds long standing advice to avoid over consumption off too much raw food. Some concerns may be from issues with bacteria in raw food centuries ago, but the concept of gentle to digestion remains firmly in the medicine. As is evident from Karyn’s restaurants and detox program in Chicago, raw food is a huge concept in natural healing circles in the West and holds some useful concepts, such as avoiding preservatives and overeating. However it seems to me to be a relatively new nutrition concept in comparison to […]

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