- November 11th, 2014
What do you reach for when you start to feel those 10 a.m. hunger pangs? Although it might be tempting to head to the vending machine, wouldn’t you feel better indulging—yes, indulging—in something that not only satisfies your hunger and is good for your body, but also tastes great?Almonds for Your Heart, Skin, Hair, and HealthBy Erica Tasto
- November 11th, 2014
Whether you roast your chestnuts over an open fire or boil them, these nuts—the edible fruit produced by a handful of deciduous trees and shrubs—can make a great addition to your meals as the holiday season approaches.
- March 31st, 2014
I picked up my son from school recently to have lunch with him. We went to the park with our sack lunches. As I watched him pull out his carrot sticks and orange slices, I asked him if anyone in the lunch room had a lunch like him with fruits and vegetables. He said his best friend sometimes had celery in his lunch sack but no one else did.Whole foods emphasize what’s in your food, not what isn’tBy Linda Kopec, ND, MHNE, CNC
- March 1st, 2014UnfeaturedWeekly Recipe:NonWeeklyMAKES 2 SERVINGS
1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries (about 12) hulled
1/2 cup soaked cashews
1 tablespoon maple syrup or agave nectar
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
Sliced fresh strawberries, for serving (optional)
Put all the ingredients in a blender and process on medium speed until smooth. Serve with sliced strawberries if desired. Stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Strawberry Cashew Yogurt will keep for three days. Source: Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People by Jennifer Cornbleet, images courtesy of Warren Jefferson
- March 1st, 2014
Though going meatless doesn’t necessarily mean being vegan and raw, it doesn’t hurt to forgo animal products and heat from cooking every once in a while. And that brings us to nut cheese. Typical nut cheeses are made from Brazil nuts, cashews, and macadamia nuts. As the recipe below shows, you can easily use almonds and hazelnuts as well.
- February 1st, 2014
Most people know that the dietary choices we make play a huge role in heart health. Eating the right foods can dilate your arteries, reduce inflammation, prevent clotting, and promote circulation. What is less well known is the role of fiber in heart health.The unsung hero in heart healthBy Steven Masley, MD, FAHA, FAAFP, FACN, CNS
- October 31st, 2013
If you like pistachios you’re in good company: as in the Queen of Sheba, Israel (the man), Babylonian kings, Alexander the Great, and, more recently, the USA Water Polo team.A look at the health benefits of one of nature’s greatest nutsBy Adam Swenson
- June 30th, 2013
The almond is a perfect example of a food best eaten raw due to its nutritional benefits and the plethora of ways to eat this tiny pseudonut. Botanically speaking, almonds are considered seeds, not nuts—they come from the almond tree and are the seed of the drupe fruit. However they are commonly (though inaccurately) referred to as a nut.Nut or not, eat your almonds raw
- December 1st, 2008Unfeatured
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon agave nectar
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup walnuts
1 cup almonds
1/2 cup pumpkinseeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons flaxseeds
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. In a medium saucepan, combine butter, olive oil, agave, and spices. Cook on low heat for one minute. Add nuts and seeds; coat well.
3. Spread in a single layer on baking sheet. Roast 5 minutes, or until nuts are golden.
nutrition info: 203.4 calories; 17.7 g fat; 2.3 g saturated fat; 3.1 mg cholesterol; 5.9 g protein;
8.5 g carbohydrates; 3.4 g fiber; 118.9 mg sodium