Pumpkin Black Bean Soup with Cumin

This pumpkin black bean soup is just what is needed to warm the body and provide nourishment on cold fall days. 2 tablespoons extra-vrgin olive oil 1 can organic black beans, drained & rinsed 1 can pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) 2 red or green bell peppers, seeded & chopped 2 shallots, rough chopped…



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Carrot Coconut Pumpkin Soup

Carrot soup with pumpkin puree with herbs and spices  is a wonderful way to embrace autumn’s chill. The rich silky orange texture is full of anti-oxidants and warming herbs to heal the body and chase away cold and damp. Enjoy this with a fresh salad and baguette for lunch or a light dinner.   2-3…



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Lemon Pepper Pasta

This lemony pepper pasta is great hot or cold. It can be enjoyed as a accompaniment to a main meal or made as a meal with the addition of crusty bread and a salad. 14 oz. (350 g.) butterfly pasta 2-3 red, yellow and orange peppers, chopped 1 12 oz. can (300 g.) tuna 1/2…



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Herb and Fruit Infused Water

By Marilyn Zink  Herb and Fruit Infused Waters are simple and healthy to make, plus so much better than drinking juice. If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, then you know it’s really important not to drink your calories. You can use a combination of herbs and fruits, or just fruit if you prefer. I…



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Using Lavender in Recipes

By Marilyn Zink Lavender has lately come in vogue as ‘the’ herb to use in recipes. Why not? It has an interesting and unique flavour that not only stands on its own but blends well with other herbs and flavours too. You can make drinks with lavender, add it to baking, make scrambled eggs, make…



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A Healthy Fragrant Chickpea with Dates Recipe

By Marilyn Zink Chickpeas are a good legume to use as part of a healthy diet. When you have an interesting recipe that tastes good, you are more likely to eat healthy. The following recipe is taken with permission from the book, The Paw Paw Program, A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer,’ by Lorene Benoit. While…



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A Healthy Salad Dressing

By Marilyn Zink What does it take to eat healthy and prevent diseases like cancer? Having a good supply of healthy recipes can go a long way. Lorene Benoit, author of The Paw Paw Program, A ‘Christopher Columbus’ Approach to Cancer, has several healthy recipes in her book. As part of an interview where she…



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Chocolate Sauce and Strawberries for Valentine’s Day

By Marilyn Zink Looking for a quick, simple solution for something tasty for Valentine’s Day? There’s nothing like chocolate and strawberries to enjoy with your loved one. But chocolate is often laden with sugar and fat, making it heavy on calories and unhealthy.  Here’s a dairy-free alternative to enjoy, which has good fats from the…



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Last of Summer Plum Popsicles

By Marilyn Zink Plums are one of those fruits that are still available near the end of summer. You might have red plums, purple plums or yellow plums. We had them in the fridge and I hadn’t decided what to do with them, other than a vague thought of making upside down cake. The following is…



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Strawberry Chocolate Hemp Smoothie

By Marilyn Zink Summer is a great time to make smoothies, as it’s a quick way to get nourishment into the body. It’s also a great way to cool down if ice or frozen fruit is used in the smoothie. I developed my Strawberry Chocolate Hemp Smoothie as a way to use some hemp protein…



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