Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Cranberries

BRUSSLES SPROUTS WITH BACON & CRANBERRIES FOOD-AS-MEDICINE: Brussels sprouts have a wide array of health benefits ranging from cardiovascular health, cancer prevention and detoxifying properties. Sulforaphane compounds in Brussels sprouts are known to promote anti-inflammatory activity in the cardiovascular system and help repair any damage in the blood vessels. Being a sulfur-rich vegetable, the body…

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Sweet Potato Latkes

SWEET POTATO LATKES FOOD AS MEDICINE: Sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene (which the body then converts to Vitamin A) and are also good sources of Vitamin C, manganese, copper, Vitamin B6, potassium, iron, and dietary fiber. Sweet potatoes come in about 400 varieties and two main hues, with either cream- or orange-colored flesh. Anthocyanin…

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Zippy Toddy

ZIPPY TODDY FOOD AS MEDICINE: The zippy toddy acts as an expectorant, thins mucus, aids in nausea, aids with sleep, and boosts immune function with vitamin C. I concocted this tonic herbal drink to assist my liver and it has quickly become one of my favorites! The taste is a bit different – it’s rich,…

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COPING WITH HOLIDAY STRESS

COPING WITH HOLIDAY STRESS It’s that time of year when stress is more prevalent and almost impossible to avoid. Unfortunately for your adrenal glands and other glands in the body that respond to stress ( see blog on HPA axis) our body does not know the difference between positive or negative stress. In other words,…

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Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Broccoli Cheddar Soup This soup is a total nostalgia indulgence for me. I used to order it from any sandwich shop and craved it! As I stopped really eating sandwiches and started eating more whole foods, it was quickly removed from my life. Especially when I found out most versions are made from a brick…

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“Nutella” Hot Chocolate

“NUTELLA” HOT CHOCOLATE FOOD AS MEDICINE: Our hot chocolate has the decadent taste of Nutella without all of the artificial flavors and preservatives! When choosing a chocolate bar, always look for at least 70% cacao, like the Theo’s brand used in this recipe. The antioxidants in cacao exceed red wine and even green tea. Cacao…

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Stress Stabilizing Steamer

STRESS STABILIZING STEAMER FOOD AS MEDICINE: This beverage tonifies the immune system, nervous system, and adrenal glands, which in turn can balance hormones! Rich in vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, and adaptogenic herbs, this beverage is indulgent and balancing for your body. Adaptogens such as maca and ashwaganda help to restore overall balance and functioning…

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Green Bean Casserole Redo

GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE REDO FOOD-AS-MEDICINE: The benefits of eating green beans range from cardiovascular heath to cancer prevention to bone health. Green beans contain both Vitamin C and Vitamin A; antioxidants that work to remove free radicals from the body and help prevent any oxidative damage that can lead to cancer. The Vitamin K in…

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Parmesan Truffle Cauliflower Mash

PARMESAN TRUFFLE CAULIFLOWER MASH FOOD AS MEDICINE: Cauliflower is low in carbohydrates and is incredibly nutrient dense, making it a great base for soups, purees and mashes as well as a starch replacement! Cauliflower contains powerful sulfur compounds that have the ability to protect against cancer and detoxify the body, as well as significant amounts…

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