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Tabouleh with Quinoa and Collard Greens

This dish is inspired by the traditional Lebanese dish – Tabouleh – which is made of bulgur, tomato, and finely chopped parsley and mint. If you have a wheat sensitivity though, quinoa can be a wonderful substitute, as it is…...

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As a frequent and loyal hotel chain guest, you most likely are entitled to a free hotel continental breakfast. Although a continental offering, it is convenient, does the job, and gives you basic nourishment to start your busy day. That…...

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Growing up, I remember my dad stocking up on plums in the summer, and prunes and prune juice in the winter. Although I understood that they were extremely beneficial from a digestion perspective, I now realize that the benefits go…...

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In the last few years we have seen the term “whole grains” pop-up on everything from Sugar Smacks cereal to pastas to granola bars. Every food company with marketing dollars and brand managers worth their salt has hopped on the…...

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If you haven’t heard by now, fiber is an extremely important part of a healthy diet.  And, unfortunately, most Americans aren’t getting enough.  On average, Americans consume only 5 to 10 grams of fiber a day…15 to 20 grams less…...

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A large study of postmenopausal women revealed that when women increased their intake of fiber they could guard against certain type of breast cancer. Here’s what the experts learned: A diet rich in fiber affected only hormone receptor-negative tumors. The…...

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Don’t let the name fool you.  This isn’t a food from the Great Space Coaster!  Founded in 2004, Gnu Foods is a small company that believes in maintaining an all natural philosophy, making foods that are targeted at addressing specific…...

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Have you ever eaten a meal, only to find yourself ravenous an hour later?  Frustrating, isn’t it?  I remember growing up, when we would go out for Chinese Food, it was expected that we would be hungry after an hour…...

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Over the last few years, the word “fiber” has infiltrated the diet and nutrition market.  We are constantly inundated with products that claim to give us whopping doses of the nutrient.  We are seeing everything from added fiber in artificial…...

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Growing up, I admit, I was not a big fan of beans.  I didn’t like beans in any variety.  The thought of beans conjured up images of red colored beans in a soppy, sweet sauce, which often accompanied hot dogs. …...

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