Recipe: It’s Easy Being Green Smoothie

Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free
YIELDS: 4 servings

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 organic apple
  • 4 stalks organic celery
  • 1 ripe organic avocado
  • 2 cups filtered ice water

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Recipe: Cilantro Lime Quinoa

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free
YIELDS: 2 servings

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups vegetable stock or water
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 2 limes
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup picked cilantro
  • ½ cup diced red peppers
  • ½ cup cooked black beans
  • Chopped scallions, to taste

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Recipe: Kidney Bean Sliders

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free
YIELDS: 4 servings

INGREDIENTS:

  • ¼ cup red onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp oil
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp thyme
  • 2 ½ cup kidney beans
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped coarsely
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp water, plus more if needed
  • ¼ cup oats

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Recipe: Powerhouse Tahini Smoothie

Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw, Gluten-free, Dairy-free
YIELDS: 1 serving

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 ½ cup dairy-free milk (almond, coconut, hemp)
  • 2 Tbsp tahini
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 Tbsp raw honey
  • Cinnamon, to taste

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A Passion for Fresh, Simple Cooking

Tuscan Chef and Author Gabriele Corcos’ Brooklyn Life

by Gayle Wilson

Corcos and MazarFrom the tender age of 5, Tuscan chef and cookbook author Gabriele Corcos cooked with his grandmother. By 7, he was skilled enough to have earned an inheritance: her recipe for almond cake. He recalls, “She entrusted me with a family heirloom, although I didn’t really see it that way at first.” The recipe sharing was life-defining for Corcos. Besides freeing him from having to rely on her for cake, it reinforced his growing reverence for food and his love of family.

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The Real Argan Oil

by Audrey Chen

sheer argan oilIn December 2012, Mahdi Bourhim’s mother, Rkia, traveled from Morocco to visit the Philadelphia area. Bourhim took his mother to a high end cosmetics store that carries a well-known line of argan oil cosmetics. With a lifetime of experience picking and grinding argan nuts to extract their oil, his mother was unimpressed with the products found here in the U.S. She found that not only were they not fresh, but they had been mixed with other substances. With the assistance of his mother and aunts in Morocco, Bourhim has been able to produce pure, authentic argan oil and import it here to Bath, Pennsylvania.

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The Summer Homeopathic Medicine Chest

by Denise Timofai

Just as the winter brings various ailments that we associate with cold weather, the warmer temperatures evoke their own set of issues. Instead of reaching into the medicine cabinet for acetaminophen after playing a little too hard on the beach, try natural remedies from homeopathy that are just as effective and less harmful to the body.

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Healthy Summer Eating with Food Allergies

by Nancy Popkin

For the 15 million Americans who live with life threatening food allergies, there is no vacation—summer or otherwise—from the vigilance required to stay safe. Every season has its own challenges. During the winter and spring holidays it may be altering favorite family recipes or explaining the dangers of cross contamination to a relative. Often, it can also mean feeling it necessary to cook every single element of a meal personally.

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The Local Bookcase: I Dare Me

A Year of Firsts with Lu Ann Cahn

by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

i dare me lu ann cahn coverLu Ann Cahn, despite being an eight-time Emmy award winner for Channel 10, felt overwhelmed by all the new technology that had not been available when she started her TV career decades ago. As those of us over 50 know, the learning curve for recent technology can be steep. Cahn resisted learning all these “new-fangled gadgets”, but soon realized that keeping her head in the sand or entrenching herself in this rut of resistance would not work if she wanted to stay in her field.

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Learn to Use Reflexology for Improved Health

Beginning in September, the Reflexology Practitioner Program will teach participants the gentle, healing art of reflexology and how to become a facilitator of wellness. The program is a six-month, 120-hour beginner level program that prepares the student to practice foot reflexology. Students will learn the history, theory and skills of reflexology as well as complementary concepts and wellness business basics.

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Screening of American Meat Takes a Look at U.S. Agriculture Industry

The County Theater in Doylestown will present a special showing of American Meat at 7:30 p.m., July 17. The event includes a slideshow presentation prior to the film, beginning at 7 p.m., and a panel discussion immediately following. The film screening is sponsored by the Doylestown Food Co-op, the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance and numerous other community sponsors.

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Erchonia’s Verjú Laser for Cellulite Treatment Now Offered at Joy Integrative Medicine

Denise Kelley, MD, of Joy Integrative Medicine, in Buckingham, is now accepting appointments for Erchonia’s revolutionary Verjú laser treatment for cellulite and body sculpting. The FDA-approved, completely noninvasive Verjú laser significantly reduces the appearance of cellulite on the thighs, buttocks and lower abdomen in just two weeks.

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