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9 Items You Didn’t Know Contain Gluten

If you have celiac disease or find yourself to be gluten-intolerant (read Gluten: Is It Really So Bad?), start eliminating gluten from your diet immediately.  Though it can be easy to avoid the usual suspects of white breads and pastas, most gluten is not always obvious to detect because is …

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3 Reasons to Switch Up Your Spuds: White Potatoes vs. Sweet Potatoes

Lately, I’ve been experimenting with sweet potatoes (especially organic sweet potatoes when available) to substitute meals with rice and white potatoes like Shepard’s pie and mashed potatoes. And I love it! Sweet potatoes are often regarded as the healthier alternative to white potatoes. It is kinda like comparing what brown …

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Going Organic? You Gotta Know Your Dirty Dozen & Clean 15

Everybody talks about going organic. However, the practicalities of changing to an organic lifestyle is, for most people, impractical. Main reason: high cost. But there is a way to get smart about shopping for organic vegetables. If you are budget-conscious and just starting a change in lifestyle, you don’t have …

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The Benefits of Almond Milk

It seems the latest craze at the supermarkets is almond milk. Unlike cow’s milk, almond milk is a milk substitute made from finely ground almonds mixed with water, then strained to remove skins and sediments. For people like me who suffer from lactose intolerance, or have gluten and casein allergies, …

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6 Organic Treats for the Holidays

Christmas holidays are nearing! Everywhere I go, I hear Christmas jingles playing in the background. In fact, it is playing now in my head as I write this post.  How haunting. Nevertheless, Christmas is the season to spend with friends and family who are either hosting parties, or attending parties. …

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What Kinds of Sashimi to Avoid

My mom always said ‘You are what you eat‘. As a big-time foodie, this advice has fallen unto deaf ears countless times. It is like telling an artist to free his/her soul and create works of art by using only the standard basic 9 paint colors! How can?! One of …

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Japanese Seaweed Salad…My Latest Craze

Recently, I came across a dried seaweed promotion at Isetan Scotts (basement). Seeing the crowd of (auntie) shoppers hovering territorially over the baskets of dried seaweed, I found myself reaching over heads for a cup of cooked seaweed for a taste. Yum. The seaweed was deliciously chewy and crunchy. Tastes …

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5 Things About Aloe Vera I Didn’t Know

It was once considered an exotic cactus-like plant; characterized by its green plump leaves with razor sharp teeth-like edges. Originally found in hot and arid climates of Northern and Southern parts of Africa and Madagascar, Aloe Vera (also called Aloe barbadensis) is a very popular natural and medicinal skin remedy. …

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5 Things You Need to Know Before Buying Honey

#1. Honey Tracks Are Not A Bad Thing Honey tracks, more commonly referred to as honey crystals, is one of the most misunderstood characteristics of honey. Most raw and untreated honey have a tendency to naturally crystallize over time. What seems adulterated and spoiled (changes in color and texture), is …

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Going Nuts Over Chestnuts

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose… A famous Christmas holiday song. But did you know when chestnuts are literally roasted on an open fire, it will…explode. So unless you have proper roasting equipment with a cover, you might be subjected to an interesting experience …

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