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Blogheader for sun-dried tomato spread recipe from CALMERme.com
Keeping in our "dip" mode a little longer, here is the third dip - (really more of a spread) recipe ...
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Blogheader for artichoke and almond dip from CALMERme.com
Last week I shared a beet and feta dip or spread recipe. In the same mode, here is an artichoke ...
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Blogheader for beet feta dip from CALMERme.com
Move over hummus. It's time to try something new! This beet feta dip is not only vibrant in color, but ...
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Blogheader for recipe for Mediterranean roasted red cabbage salad from CALMERme.com
Last week I shared a recipe for roasted red cabbage slices or "steaks". You can eat these hot or use ...
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Blogheader for roasted red cabbage slices recipe by CALMERme.com
Become a vegetable butcher and make some roasted red cabbage steaks! "Steaks" makes it sound really meaty! No wimpy veg ...
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Blogheader for beet and honeycomb salad recipe from CALMERme.com
Do you use fresh honeycomb in your recipes? I think visually it is very appealing, as well as nutritionally. You ...
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Blogheader for lemony lentil soup recipe from CALMERme.com
I don't know how your weather is, but here, spring has started out with rain. So this warming but vibrant ...
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Blogheader for vegetable flatbread recipe from CALMERme.com
This vegetable flatbread recipe is an easy way to increase your veggie intake. The vegetable is an integral part of ...
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Blogheader for pomegranate salad dressing recipe from CALMERme.com
Here's a quick, easy pomegranate salad dressing recipe made using pomegranate juice for all those health benefits we've been discussing ...
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Blogheader for Brussels Sprouts Hash & Eggs from CALMERme.com
Brussels Sprouts are a great winter vegetable. Here's a way to use them for breakfast, brunch or lunch - as ...
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Blogheader image of power vegetable drink recipe from CALMERme.com
I think we all know that eating vegetables is good for us. All that fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients. But sometimes ...
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Blogheader for Black Radish recipes from CALMERme.com
I frequently suggest to my clients that they try a new food every week. You may think you've tried everything ...
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Top four ways to eat ginger for digestion from CALMERme.com
This time of year, many people indulge more than they do normally. Richer foods and less healthy foods can lead ...
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Blogheader for yogurt toast blog post from CALMERme.com
Avocado toast has been very popular lately but the enthusiasm seems to be dwindling. Maybe it is time for yogurt ...
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Blogheader for using yogurt as a vehicle from CALMERme.com
We often have great intentions about incorporating certain foods into our daily lives, but then can't quite figure out how ...
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Blogheader for festive pomegranate cauliflower fritters recipe from CALMERme.com
With all the rich food over the holidays, eating healthily can get difficult at this time of the year. This ...
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Blogheader for spicy beluga lentils recipe from CALMERme.com
I suspect you haven't tried cooking beluga lentils before. I hadn't until recently. They are just appearing on the food ...
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Blogheader for persimmon pasta infographic recipe from CALMERme.com
With my lovely stash of persimmons, I thought I'd try something different. Persimmon pasta. This recipe roasts the persimmons (Sharon ...
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With the colder mornings, I am feeling more inclined towards warm breakfasts. Oatmeal, or porridge as it's called in the ...
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Blogheader for rosemary roasted pears recipe from CALMERme.com
The sweet and savory flavors of pears and herbs are perfectly balanced in this recipe. This will get you salivating ...
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Sardines are a healthy, economical food choice. Yet we often struggle with how to incorporate them into our weekly diets ...
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Blogheader for chicken liver pate recipe from CALMERme.com
I've written a couple of times these past few weeks on the great nutritional value of liver as a food ...
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Lemon calves liver with sage recipe blogheader from CALMERme.com
Don't pull a face! I know liver is challenging as a food for many people. But maybe it's worth reconsidering? ...
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Walnut and thyme stuffed figs blogheader from CALMERme.com
While I eat most figs fresh off the tree, occasionally we'll cook some. Here is an easy stuffed fig recipe, ...
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Blogheader for melatonin rich foods from CALMERme.com
Having trouble sleeping at night? Why not try eating some melatonin-rich foods and see if that helps ...
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Protein powder ideas for lunch and dinner blogheader from CALMERme.com
Here are some protein powder ideas for lunch and dinner, following on from last week 's suggestions for breakfast. It ...
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Protein powder for breakfast from CALMERme.com blogheader
Maybe you struggle with your protein intake and use protein powder in shakes or smoothies for breakfast. Today I'll show ...
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Curried lentil blog header CALMERme.com
Several of my clients are dealing with viruses right now. Today's recipe is, therefore, one to boost the immune system ...
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Blogheader image for Sriracha roasted chickpea recipe from CALMERme.com
This is a lovely, spiced roasted chickpea recipe. I find it is even popular with those who don't normally like ...
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Haloumi fig and avocado salad blog header for CALMERme.com
Haloumi cheese is very popular in the UK. In fact, if you read a UK vegetarian magazine, you'll begin to ...
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Image for blog header for sweet potato chips recipe from CALMERme.com
On Tuesday we looked at the differences between regular potatoes and sweet potatoes. As sweet potatoes won in the nutritious ...
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Creamy avocado spinach dip infographic from CALMERme.com
Fancy adding a few extra nutrients to your guacamole recipe? Try this creamy avocado spinach dip ...
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Eating raw broccoli is a great support for detoxification. Yet many people often struggle to find ways to enjoy raw ...
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Recipe for chickpea Mediterranean salad from CALMERme.com
This is a quick, easy, throw together, nourishing recipe ...
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Image of stewed apples for immunity and inflammation from CALMERme.com
In Tuesday's blog post, we learned about the Michael Ash paper on the benefits of stewed apples. If you've been ...
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Image of stewed apples from Doctor in the house by CALMERme.com
My last few blog posts have all been about apples. Therapeutically, the most common way I recommend apples in my ...
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Image showing curly apple poppy seed salad from CALMERme.com
For those of you who don't like leafy greens as salads, here's an alternative with apples. (Yes - this one's ...
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Image showing noodled apple breakfast bowl from CALMERme.com
Noodled apples? Doesn't that sound like a happy dish! It's the same as spiralized apples. Many people with spiralizers don't ...
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Image showing mulberry sweetened raw chocolate from CALMERme.com
Dried mulberries seem to be readily available in the stores nowadays. They are less sweet than a lot of other ...
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Image showing omega3 raw chocolate from CALMERme.com
Today I am going to show you how to make some raw chocolate with no sugar. It's sweetened with a ...
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Image showing purple potato stacks recipe from CALMERme.com
I never buy regular potatoes, but love the blue/purple potatoes. Here's an easy recipe that can be a side dish ...
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Image showing no added sugar strawberry jam from CALMERme.com
Where I live, the first spring strawberries are now available directly from the farmer. When you've bought too many, and ...
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An aha moment - dish of apples, hemp seeds and almonds from CALMERme.com
This is a quick three-ingredient dish that is perfect any time of the day. I eat it for breakfast, lunch, ...
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Image of flowery grainless granola recipe from CALMERme.com
Over the last couple of weeks, I've shared a couple of oat-based granola recipes. Today I have a grainless granola ...
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Image of homemade marmalade granola from CALMERme.com
Today I'll share my prize-winning marmalade granola recipe. Give it a try and see if you think it's a winner ...
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Image of quick and simple granola recipe from CALMERme.com
I have several different granola recipes that I make - but most are based on one versatile recipe template. I'll ...
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The image shows a dish of homemade organic dairy-free cashew yogurt, as described in this recipe on CALMERme.com
We talk a lot about non-dairy products, including yogurt. In last week’s post, I reviewed some commercially available yogurts. I ...
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Image shows a yogurt case in a grocery store, as described in this post on CALMERme.com
Congratulations! You’ve decided to reduce the amount of dairy in your diet by replacing your usual cow’s milk yogurt with ...
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Image shows dictionary definition of nutrition as discussed in this smoothie recipe on CALMERme.com
In today’s post, we’ll look at how a smoothie can help support you when you have no appetite or aren’t ...
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Image shows red, green, orange, and aubergine smoothies as described in this recipe post on CALMErme.com
Make mine green, or red, or brown, or… Like snowflakes, no two smoothies are exactly alike. Even when made to ...
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Image shows jars of magnesium rich homemade pumpkin seed butter, as described in this post on CALMERme.com
Pumpkin seed butter? Trust me, it isn't as weird as it might sound, and it's a powerhouse of goodness. Ruth’s ...
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Image shows a bowl of minestrone soup, as described in this recipe on CALMERme.com
This big pot of soup almost makes itself, it's so quick from start to finish! Wonderful minestrone, that great cool-weather ...
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Image shows a bowl of Moroccan spiced soup with leafy greens as described in this recipe on CALMERme.com
Could this healthy chickpea soup be any easier to make? I don't think so ...
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Image shows a dish of shredded cabbage salad with shrimp as described in this recipe on CALMERme.com
Here's an easy recipe that turns the humble cabbage into the center of attention. Super versatile, it's quick and easy, ...
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Image shows a dish of chana masala with a side of saffron rice, as described in this recipe on CALMERme.com
If you've wanted to make tasty chana masala at home but feel put off by the long list of exotic ...
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Image shows a dish of white fish cooked in salsa, with a side of broccoli and a small dish of nutritional yeast, as described in this recipe for Fiesta Fish on CALMERme.com
On those days when you have to get dinner on the table within 20 minutes of getting home from work, ...
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Image shows a dish of black bean and corn salad as described in this recipe on CALMERme.com
Being mindful about your diet can have unintended consequences on your social life. You know the drill…an invitation to a ...
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Image shows a low-calorie, frozen creamy bite as described in this recipe on CALMERme.com
When you need just a taste of dessert, or when you can’t trust yourself around a full-sized cheesecake, turn to ...
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Homemade stevia extract, easy to make, recipe on CALMERme.com
I've shied away from stevia in the past, because I hate its aftertaste. But, if you are trying to reduce ...
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Image shows a wrap that has no refined carbs, gluten, dairy, or soy, stuffed with avocado, tempeh, lettuce, and tomato, as described in this recipe on CALMERme.com
To eat carbs or not to eat carbs, that is the question. We know that not all carbs are created ...
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Image shows portobello mushroom stuffed with tomatoes, leafy greens, and onion with a side of broccoli, as described in this recipe on CALMERme.com
Last week’s Foodie Friday celebrated the immune-boosting superstars of the mushroom world. This week, we celebrate the incredibly versatile portobello ...
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Image shows dish of fat free country mushroom pate, make-ahead appetizer, as described in this recipe on CALMERme.com
From a humble fungus comes one of your strongest allies – the mighty mushroom! Read on to see how you ...
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Turmeric with date swirl ice cream - vegan, date-sweetened, from CALMERme.com
It's summer - and time for ice cream! Today's recipe begins with creamy coconut milk, sweetened only with dates, and ...
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Image shows salmon fillets that have been poached in herbal tea, as described in this recipe on CALMERme.com
Want to drink more herbal tea because of its healthful qualities, but don't like the flavors? What to do? Read ...
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Image shows a white bowl full of colorful cooked vegetables (including some cruciferous vegetables) in this one-pot-meal recipe as described on CALMERme.com
This easy, tasty, one pot dish has both veggie and meat options, so will delight anyone. A rainbow of colors ...
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Image shows a flaxseed muffin with raspberries, blueberries, and walnuts, as described in this recipe on CALMERme.com
There’s neither oil nor sugar in these muffins, but you’d never know it. Full to the brim with flavor, they ...
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image showing baked fish and rainbow coleslaw from blog at CALMERme.com
A couple of years ago I spent a few days (eating) in Copenhagen. What a delight! Before we went, I ...
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Image of ginger chickpea bliss balls, yummy but also healthy with anti-nausea effect due to the ginger, from calmerme.com
A bliss ball without all the sweetness. Don't be put off by the ingredients - especially the chickpeas! These are ...
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Image of small jar of tomato red pepper soup recipe in CALMERme.com
Comforting deliciousness in a bowl. And at the end of the recipe, we'll walk through the FASS system (see the ...
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Image of falafel patties on a bed of cilantro and parsley, showing the falafel's filling of cilantro and chick pea as well as the crispy outside coating, as described in this recipe on CALMEme.com
We are going to focus one of our CALMERme blog posts each week on a food specific post. We'll do ...
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Image shows an idealized machine into which fruits and vegetables are fed and out of which comes a bottle of juice
You've probably had your share of orange juice, apple juice, and even carrot juice. Sweet, yummy, and so tasty. Vegetable ...
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Some friends came round recently and I served them one of my favorite dips with some poppadoms. Mary asked for ...
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Image shows a turquoise background with a wooden handled spoon filled with brown flax seeds, as used in this recipe page on CALMERme.com
This is a great loaf to have on hand as a breakfast bread, a mid-morning snack, or an afternoon treat ...
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Image shows turquoise stoneware dishes that are perfect for serving two-minute yoghurt, the recipe for which is given on this recipe page of CALMERme.com
I love this fast two ingredient dairy free yogurt recipe. Its taken a few iterations to get it right and ...
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