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Protein Power Bars – Homemade!

Yummy energy-rich power bars are a wholesome blend of raw and organic nuts, nut butter, seeds, coconut oil, raw honey (or if vegan – maple syrup), and vanilla extract and come together effortlessly with a few whizzes in the food processor and some easy mixing. Dessert? Snack? Who cares! Delicious absolutely any time of the day. […]

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Are They Really RAW Almonds?

California’s raw almonds are no longer truly raw. The USDA, at the request of the Almond Board of California, has been requiring that raw almonds be treated using a process that the industry generously describes as “pasteurization.” The rule mandates either the gassing of almonds with a toxic fumigant (propylene oxide) or treatment with high-temperature […]

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The Healthiest Nuts

Over the next few days we’ll be posting about nuts. What are the healthiest nuts, which are better for you and which nuts may not be. Most people know nuts are good for them; the nut councils have plastered magazines and TV ads with all the great qualities of nuts ranging from lowering cholesterol to […]

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Zucchini with Quinoa Stuffing

Ingredients 1/2  cup  quinoa, rinsed 4  medium  zucchini 1  15-ounce  can cannellini beans, rinsed 1  cup  grape or cherry tomatoes, quartered 1/2  cup  almonds, chopped (about 2 ounces) 2  cloves garlic, chopped 3/4  cup  grated Parmesan (3 ounces) 4  tablespoons  olive oil Directions Heat oven to 400° F. In a large saucepan, combine the quinoa […]

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