Vermicelli Rice Noodle Bowl with Lime Chili Dressing

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This dish was inspired by those delicious rice paper wraps you get at Asian restaurants. I have made them myself on occasion, but they are very labour intensive, and sometimes I just don’t have the energy or time to do all that careful handling and rolling of the paper thin round wraps. Here is a much easier version with the …

Oats – The Perfect Breakfast

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Okay, I have to confess, oats are not my favorite food – usually slimey and mushy and flavorless. Blech. However, I have discovered the secret for the best tasting and most nutritious oatmeal – soaking! First of all, don’t buy quick cooking oats. They are less nutritious and their texture when cooked is gluey and awful. Soaking oats overnight increases …

Clear Your Sinuses II – My New Neti Pot

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Today, I went to the Health Food Store and bought a Neti Pot. What is a Neti Pot, you ask? Well, it is sort of like a small, ceramic teapot with a tiny opening in the longish spout which is used to pour salt water through your nose. I know, sounds gross. However, people have been doing it for thousands …

Clear Your Clutter

I have a lot of trouble getting rid of stuff that may be useful at some point and a busy life where the house can quickly look like a bomb went off. All the stuff that comes along with a husband and a couple of children has pretty much sent me over the edge when it comes to being completely …

Superfood!

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I have recently discovered a new superfood. Apparently, Salba is the best whole food source of Omega 3 fatty acids and fiber found in nature. It is a great source of calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, antioxidants, folate and protein. Salba is very low in carbohydrates, is trans-fat and gluten free, and is certified Non-GMO. All very good stuff with no …

Natural Help For Your Miserable Cold

Here is another plug for a product I found very helpful a couple of weeks ago when I was trying to fight off yet another cold. I seem to catch every virus that passes by, so when I started to feel a bit under the weather, I sent my significant other out to the health food store for some oil …

Why Don’t You . . . Make A Pot of Stew

A great idea for this time of year is a healthful, warming stew, chock full of nutritious and delicious vegetables. What I love about cooking is that it is an art, not a science! Setting out to bake requires measuring carefully unless you want to court disaster, but cooking is very forgiving. Throw pretty much anything into good olive oil …