I saw this and it looked delicious Im going to try them this week. If any one out there tries them let me know some feedback. The website of the chef is below feel free to contact them if you think their recpies are yummy..Have a great Weekend. Joy & Health, Ellen

Author Laurie David and chef Kirstin Uhrenholdt stop by with some great recipes from their book, “The Family Dinner,” about how you can not only eat healthy — but save the environment too!


 Wheat Berry Salad

2 cups wheat berries (wild rice or farro also are good) 
1 cup dried cranberries or cherries 
1/3 cup canola or toasted walnut oil 
Zest and juice of 2 oranges
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 cup frozen edamame beans, defrosted (no need to cook)
1 cup toasted pecans or walnuts
. Optional additions: feta, chopped dried apricots, chopped scallions,parsley…

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Life With Muddy Paws

1. Use curtains and a tension rod to make the space look more ‘majestic’. Ok, so I saw this on Pinterest (my DIY bible of sorts) and I just had to try it. My ‘master’ bath is quite tiny and I am up for anything that can make it look a little bigger and tranquil. I think they really make the room look bigger. Before:

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2. This one is completely off topic, well kind of but my mom introduced this to me and I feel like I should share. The bobby pin storage secret…. a magnetic paper clip holder. No more struggling to get a bobby pin out with one hand while holding the hair in place with the other, this thing works wonders.

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3. Over the toilet storage. This is necessary in such tiny bathrooms, you don’t want to take up any more floor room then you have…

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I’d like to start off by apologizing to anyone with a nut allergy, because this post is nuts. Nuts are very healthy and nutritious. Nuts are high in essential amino acids and healthy fats, making them an important part of any vegan’s diet. Here are some key nuts and seeds that should be apart of your diet.

1⃣ Almonds are a good source of protein, vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, copper, vitamin B2 (riboflavin), and phosphorus. Almonds are also concentrated in protein; a quarter-cup contains more protein than the typical egg. Although one-quarter cup of almonds contains about 18 grams of fat, most of it (11 grams) is heart-healthy monounsaturated fat.

2⃣ Cashews are high in antioxidants and have a lower fat content than most other nuts; additionally, 75 percent of their fat is unsaturated fatty acids. Cashews are also a good source of monounsaturated fats, copper, and a good source of magnesium and phosphorous.

3⃣ Flaxseeds, also known as linseeds, are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. Flaxseeds are also rich in fiber and manganese and are a good source of folate, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), magnesium, phosphorous, and copper, and lignan phytonutrients.

4⃣ Peanuts are actually legumes, but they are a good source of heart-healthy monosaturated fat, flavonoid (resveratrol), antioxidants, phytosterols, phytic acid (inositol hexaphosphate), and folic acid. Peanuts are also a good source of vitamin B3 (niacin), folate, copper, manganese, and protein. FYI, some Planters dry roasted peanuts contain gelatin. Choose another brand.

5⃣ Pumpkin seeds are a good source of the essential fatty acids, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, manganese, zinc, iron, and copper, protein, and vitamin K.

6⃣ Sesame seeds and tahini are rich in beneficial minerals. Not only are sesame seeds a very good source of manganese and copper, but they are also a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous, vitamin B1 (thiamin), zinc, dietary fiber, and healthy (monosaturated) fats.

7⃣ Walnuts are an excellent source of omega-3 essential fatty acids. Walnuts are also a good source of manganese, and copper. Walnuts are also an important source of healthy (monounsaturated) fats. Walnuts also have bio-available melatonin, which helps regulate sleep.

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“It is a known fact that what we eat affects how we feel, and how we think affects what we eat. Is your “stinkin thinkin” keeping you from being as healthy as you could be? Indeed, it is possible that healthy thoughts help people make better food choices.

Participants in one food choice study were asked to fast for three or more hours. Afterward they were connected to a functional magnetic resonance imaging machine. Each study member was shown pictures of 180 food items that ranged from junk food to healthy vegetables and fruit.

After being shown the images, participants were instructed to indicate whether or not they would want to eat the food or not eat the food. Participants were given one of three instructions when making their food choices. The first option was that they were to think about the healthfulness of the food; the second option…

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