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Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Stacks

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Seared Tuna Steak

This seared tuna is simple to make, delicious and a great source of niacin.
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44 Finger Lickin’ Recipes for Vegans and Carnivores Alike

You’ll want to bookmark this one!

You frequent readers know Mark espouses a lifestyle that is both low-carb and omnivorous. I am a lapsed vegetarian who can’t seem to eat enough fat, while Aaron likes to fuel his long bike rides with sensible whole grains like brown rice. Our staff and families run the gamut from vegetarian to Paleo to, well, the haven’t-outgrown-the-college-diet-diet. And you readers have different diet favorites, from grass-fed beef fans like Crystal to natural soy partakers like Ben to vegans like Mike and Danielle. And there’s no reason we can’t all come together to do what we do best: eat some seriously good food!

These recipes are carb-smart, interesting, and completely suitable for everyone. Yes, that’s right – meals that are both low-carb and vegan-friendly! Meatasauruses, you can always add in the flesh of your choice. 😉 Some of these recipes do call for dairy, but we’ve done our best to provide vegan alternatives.

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The Perfect Pork Roast

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Summer Weekend Recipes

Here are two recipes that will treat you right this summer weekend. Enjoy a perfect, mouth-watering mix of watermelon, heirloom tomatoes and feta cheese (trust us it’s delicious) while picnicking this Saturday. Then wake up late to a delectable summer brunch of vegetable and cheese frittata.

It looks like it is going to be a good weekend!

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Green Salad with Grilled Tempeh

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The Daily Salad Finally Comes Out to Play

Here’s my lunch today. The noon meal is my main meal every day and it’s almost always a big salad. I eat from a large mixing bowl to keep everything from spilling over (I’ve had this trusty bowl for years). A plate just won’t hold all this great stuff in. In fact, when visitors see my salad, they assume I’ve made enough for several people. Nope. All mine.

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Ivory King Salmon with Chanterelle Mushrooms

P.S. Any wild Alaskan salmon will work for this delicious dish!

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Simple Fruit Salad

While there is a time and place for everything, when it comes to fruit salad my motto is keep it simple! This means no sugar – brown, granulated, confectioner’s, caster or otherwise. No simple syrup. No cream cheese, heavy cream or mayonnaise. No mustard (yes, some recipes call for mustard). No granola or marshmallows. No whipped cream. No gelatin. No instant vanilla pudding. No sour cream. And no shrimp paste. Whew! Am I forgetting anything? Oh, yeah. No canned fruit! Who needs all this nonsense when you can enjoy delectable, naturally-sweet, fresh fruit on its own. Let the fruit shine, people!
I was surprised to find how difficult it was to track down a simple fruit salad that wasn’t marred by the addition of so many superfluous ingredients. This one comes close. (I’d personally add some fresh blueberries and raspberries.) Enjoy!

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3 Healing Herbal Teas You Can Make in No Time at Home

We hope you all had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday!

Here are three healthy, soothing herbal infusions you can make at home. Herbal teas, of course, are not technically “tea”, but the combinations of herbs, fruit and spices promote many aspects of wellness. These are some of our favorites:

Cleansing & Rejuvenation

Recovering from illness? Or maybe a little too much festivity? Here’s a refreshing, stimulating blend.

1 or 2 strips fresh sliced ginger

2 teaspoons peppermint leaves (basil can work, as well, but won’t be as tasty)

1 teaspoon dried lavender

This herbaceous, spicy blend is wonderful for the stomach and digestion. For an extra herbal note you can add a dash of oregano or a sprig of rosemary.

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Stress

Feeling ragged and overwhelmed? On edge? This infusion is guaranteed to relax.

1 rosehip

1 teaspoon linden flowers

1 teaspoon chamomile flowers

This gentle, sweet blend will help you sleep and promote calm. Add an orange peel twist for extra interest.

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“Stomach Upset”

Why did I eat that? Here’s a natural tonic that will relieve cramps, gas and digestive complaints.

1 heaping tablespoon blueberries (boil and mash – don’t just use jam!)

1 teaspoon honey

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1 sprig peppermint

This tasty, light syrup will have you feeling settled and restored in no time.

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Infusion confusion? Here’s how to do it:

Infusion is very simple. You’ll generally want to use about 1 teaspoon of each herb to 1 cup of water, but if you are using dried herbs you may need an extra teaspoon or so. Add the herbs or flowers to water you’ve just boiled (wait for the boiling to settle down before adding the herbage). Cover and wait 10 minutes – presto, infusion! Strain and enjoy.

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Further Reading:

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