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TV Tuesday #44 – 3 Benefits Of Raw Organic Honey & A Giveaway!

Raw honey? What the heck is raw honey?

With the word “raw” floating out there in the blogosphere, you might be wondering what everyone is talking about.

Raw milk. Raw cacao. Raw honey. What does it all mean. I know I was not thinking in those terms 5 years ago. I would have heard that and thought it was some hippy lingo for over priced food.

But there is something to it. There are benefits of raw honey and reasons that it’s more expensive and harder to find. Let’s just say it’s kind of a premium product.

Raw essentially means that the product in question is not heated past the point of killing any of the nutrients and enzymes – the part that makes that food so good for us. The problems with that is that heat also kills all the unwanted stuff too. Germs, bugs and bacteria are killed off at high temperatures. So the only way to have a raw product is to start with a very healthy natural product, including good handling of said product, from start to finish. That’s why it’s more expensive. There’s no cutting corners. I’ll go into details about the benefits of raw unfiltered honey in the video.

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By on March 26, 2013 in Blog, Honey, Informational, Main Ingredient, Recipes, TV Tuesdays, Videos 14

TV Tuesday #43: How To Make Sesame Seed Milk (Or Any Nut Or Seed Milk)

This week I wanted to share with you how to make homemade nut or seed milk. It’s ridiculously easy, delicious, inexpensive, has no preservatives, and needs no special equipment.

Anyone with a blender can do this!

I mentioned my upcoming adventure with a mini vegan experiment in my last post, so nut/seed milk will come in handy. But you don’t need to be vegan to enjoy nut/seed milk. Maybe you have a dairy allergy. Or maybe you simple don’t enjoy the taste of milk. Or you can simple try it as an alternative to change things up. Regardless of your motivations to learn, you’ll be excited to know this process takes only a few minutes to make and tastes delicious. You can even add whatever flavor you like by adding dates, raisins (for sweetness), vanilla or changing the flavor by using different types of seeds or nuts.

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By on March 12, 2013 in Beverage, Blog, Breakfast, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Informational, Low Carb, Main Ingredient, Nuts, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian, Videos 11

TV Tuesday #42: The Superfood You Should Consider Eating

Hint: It’s not the yams…It’s on the fries!

Have you been hearing the term superfood being tossed around lately? By now you’d have to be living under a rock to not have heard of the superfood quinoa. Probably one of the most popular superfoods out there, but there are many that grow in your own back yard.

So what is a “superfood”? No, it’s not a carrot dressed in a red and blue spandex suit with a big S on the front (feel free to use that as your geeky foodie Halloween costume by the way). It’s better than that! Hard to believe anything could be better than that, I know. Superfood’s are simply foods that have an exceptionally high nutrient density, including phytochemicals and antioxidants.

Some superfoods you may be familiar with are North American berries, like blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. Parsley and oregano along with other herbs are known superfoods, as are sprouts and leafy greens and the ever so common flax seed!

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By on March 5, 2013 in Blog, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Informational, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Side Dish, Sweet Potato, Vegan, Vegetarian, Videos, Yam 21

TV Tuesday #41: Is Cooking With Olive Oil Bad For You?


I’ve been reading “What Einstein Told His Cook” by Robert L. Wolke and there’s all kinds of fascinating things in it about food, the chemistry behind cooking and the science that goes on in the kitchen. After reading a chapter on the smoking point of different cooking oils, I started to research the validity of not frying or cooking with olive oil. I’ll share my findings in the video.

Do you cook or fry with Olive oil?

Have you always been told that you shouldn’t cook with it because you ruin the health benefits?

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By on February 26, 2013 in Blog, Informational, Main Ingredient, Recipes, TV Tuesdays, Videos 17

TV Tuesday #41 – How To Quick Soak Beans And Save Yourself Some Moolah

 

One of the biggest worries, fears and challenges that I hear about most often is that transitioning to whole foods will be cost prohibitive. Here’s just one of the many food items that is less expensive than its processed counterpart, takes little to no effort and is very simple to do! Beans and legumes.

Make your own and skip the canned version. The homemade ones have a better texture, cause less digestive upset and are healthier for you, not to mention, BPA free.

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By on February 19, 2013 in Black Beans, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Informational, Main Ingredient, Recipes, TV Tuesdays, Vegan, Vegetarian, Videos 19

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