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4 Great Questions To Ask Before You Buy Your Local, Organic Food

In honor of Earth Day, what can we do individually do to go green? Many green advocates are talking about shopping local these days. Of course, shopping local can be better because this supports local farmers and promotes energy conservation, among many other reasons. However in some areas, a variety of local and seasonal foods may not be available for much of the year. Cities like New York ...

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Sweet and Nutty Raw Carrot Cake

Carrot cakes are delicious. But many carrot cakes you see are loaded with refined sugar, butter, and are processed in heat. I've designed a raw, vegan carrot cake that takes less than 30-minutes to make. The aftertaste of caramel makes this cake sensational. I particularly love the lemon icing, which makes the cake tastes extra fresh and sweet. The tangy taste of lemon, complemented with the ...

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Kale Recipes: Crunchy Kale and Chives Dumplings

by Nicole Lana Lee While you may be enjoying your Chinese dim sum brunch, did you know that a lot of that the siu mai (pork and shrimp dumpling) you just ate maybe full of MSG, refined sugars, trans fat and processed ingredients? For healthy eaters like you, going to Chinese restaurants may be an occasional treat, or a relatively unpleasant experience to compromise with family members and ...

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What to eat if there is no kale on the menu?

By Nicole Lana Lee If you're a health nerd like me, chances are you may feel like you're "missing out" if you don't see kale salad on the menu. And, rightfully so... after all, kale is  one of the most nutritious vegetables out there. And if you're constantly on the road, chances are you may not always find kale in cities you are visiting.   While kale is easily accessible in developed ...

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3 Easy Recipes to Cook Your Way to a Six-Pack

  By Nicole Lana Lee As we are getting into the summer, many of you may be training to show your summer body and six-pack. Restaurant foods can be greasy, full of synthetic and unhealthy ingredients. Since nutrition plays 70% role in most weight loss efforts, you may want to cook your way to a healthy and toned body.   I’ve designed 3 easy vegetarian recipes - an effortless (each ...

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What do you do when you are bored of eating vegetables?

by Nicole Lana Lee The “normal” line of thinking is that “Vegetables taste like grass. Nothing can ever taste as hearty and juicy as a good old steak. Give me meat!”  This is one of the most common reasons cited by most men (and some ladies) who gasp at the thought of “vegetarian food” and refuse to ever step foot into a “boring” vegetarian restaurant. If you’re reading this site, there’s a ...

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How to Make Orgasmic Coconut Goji Caramel Truffles in 10 minutes

  by Nicole Lana Lee Raw vegan desserts are nutritious, 100% natural and made without artificial sugar- this is better for your health, your waistline and the planet. And the incredible part is, the desserts can taste as good as, if not better, than conventional desserts which are loaded with artificial sugar and animal products.  As we begin the Year of the Horse, many of you may ...

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Better than Godiva: Oh-so-divine Raw Vegan Balsamic Cacao Truffles

  by Nicole Lana Lee Below is an effortless recipe for vegan cacao truffles that embodies love, exotic flavors, sensual pleasure *and* health. The tangy, earthy, and winey taste, combined with the smooth texture of raw cacao, makes this recipe a star. The secret ingredient is the balsamic vinegar, so make sure you use a brand you love. I use Gocce Italiane. This recipe uses organic, ...

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Protein-Packed Sweet Potato & Quinoa Vegetable Patties

  by Nicole Lana Lee Enough of premade vegetable patties full of artificial flavors, sodium, and processed soy! Below is a DIY, hassle-free, all-natural recipe for vegan patties that are healthier than beef and store-bought vegetable patties. This recipe has no artificial sugar or processed ingredients! Time: 30 minutes  / Serves: Approximately 4 patties Ingredients c. 3-4 ...

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Vanilla Almond Hot Cacao: Try this post-workout in the cold

  by Nicole Lana Lee Cacao is food for the soul. In the winter, a great cup of homemade hot cacao (chocolate) is probably very comforting and heartwarming, especially when you’ve exercised the whole day, be it skiing and snowboarding in the snow, or kiteboarding and surfing in the freezing cold water. Other than our Tropical Luv'in Coconut Mint Mocha, you'd love the below if you love ...

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