Latkes are essentially small fried potato pancakes, and are an especially popular dish during Hanukkah. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah or not, these latke recipes are super easy to make and even easier to eat. They are quick to make and super budget friendly. Below are 3 variations of latke for you to make for your family and friends any time of the year.
One of the greatest health myths of all time is that a vegan or vegetarian diet does not provide the body with the necessary nutrients it needs to function. This couldn’t be farther for the truth, vegetarian and vegan diets are associated with many health benefits. Vegan diets tend to contain less saturated fat and cholesterol with more dietary fiber. Vegans tend to have lower blood pressure, and have a lesser risk of heart disease. Sure, eliminating meat from your diet can increase the risk of certain nutritional deficiencies, but there are ways to get those nutritional benefits without eating meat, which eliminates the dangers that are associated with meat.
Ever wonder how someone can pop hot peppers like there is no tomorrow while you just look at one and your tongue starts to burn? Well it turns out there’s more at play than you might think when it comes to your food preferences.
Don’t be fooled by the name – nutritional yeast is not your average yeast. It is an inactive yeast, therefore it does not make bread rise. What it does do, however, is provide several important health benefits, as well as a cheese-like flavor boost to your dishes.
“Tea is a work of art and needs a master hand to bring out its noblest qualities. We have good and bad teas, as we have good and bad paintings — generally the latter.” KAKUZO OKAKURA, Book of Tea
(article by Marco Torres)
Is it really that hard for most people to believe that we are being assaulted on a daily basis by chemical terrorism? Genetically modified foods, artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, emulsifiers, and sweeteners all made with toxic chemicals, all of which are proven toxic to human health. We are being bombarded on a daily basis by an astronomical level of toxicity, all controlled by these chemical terrorists on behalf of the food industry. Worse is we let them.
The majority of illnesses and physical and mental decline issues can all be prevented with healthy lifestyle and nutrition habits, and that includes age-related cognitive concerns and brain health. Pure, unadulterated spices aren’t just great for boosting flavors of your favorite healthy dishes, they are also great for boosting and protecting brain health and preventing and reducing age-related concerns such as memory, mood imbalances, brain aging and even stroke prevention. In fact, ounce for ounce, these spices are packed with up to 40 times more protective, healing and brain-nourishing antioxidants than some of the known superfruits, such as blueberries.
Good old popcorn, it has been a movie favorite for decades and is still one of the most common and favorite of snacks for the family to enjoy. First let me state, that you should avoid ALL microwave popcorn no matter how “healthy” it says it is on the packaging. Microwaving ANYTHING literally rearranges molecules, destroys most if not all of any nutrients the food had before entering the radiation chamber, and once zapped, it becomes a potential carcinogenic. Just plain stay away from that stuff. There are plenty of quick and easy ways to make organic popcorn: air-popper, stove top and even a campfire.
Processed from the seeds of the marijuana sativa plant, hemp oil is among the healthiest oils of all. It’s been called “nature’s best food” due to its makeup of well balanced concentrations of omega fatty acids and contains no THC, which is the psychedelic substance of the plant. Studies have actually proven that hemp contains all the important amino acids and crucial fatty acids required for human life as well as 80 % crucial fatty acid (EFA) compounds. It likewise possesses an unusual protein called globule edestin that resembles the globulin discovered in human blood plasma. It is stated to be nature’s most well balanced oil for human nourishment as well as for topical applications due to its quick and high absorption capabilities.
Commercially processed sugars (white granule sugar, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, and commercially processed”fructose”) is the single worst ingredient one can consume in their diet. Its regular consumption leads to significant health imbalances and can have dramatically damaging effects on one’s metabolism as well as lead to more widespread damaging conditions.
We all know that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is essential to good health. All fruits and veggies contain essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients. However, some of these nutrients are color-specific.
Hummus is not only incredibly easy to prepare, it typically only requires ingredients you most likely already have on hand and it’s so much healthier for you than commercially prepared cream or cheese based dips that are loaded with sugar, corn syrup and a load of other unnatural ingredients. Below, are 3 super easy 5 minute hummus recipes for you to enjoy. Serve with fresh cut veggies, fresh baked pita chips, seed crackers or even as a healthy sandwich spread.
(article by Elizabeth Renter)
Whether you consider yourself an animal rights activist or you’re “just” a pet owner, seeing an animal brutalized can conjure feelings of outrage and disgust. Even meat eaters don’t really want to know what goes into the production of their burger, because ultimately, it’s distasteful. But when meat and/or dairy production amount to horrific abuse, don’t we have a right to know?
(article by Deane Alban)
You’d have to live in a cave to not have heard about the health benefits of olive oil. It’s a monounsaturated fat that is a major component of the Mediterranean diet and is believed to be a factor why people in that area of the world are some of the healthiest and long-lived.
(article by April McCarthy)
Food scientists are shedding light on items loaded with toxins and chemicals–and simple swaps for a cleaner diet and supersized health. Experts from different areas of specialty explain why they won’t eat these eight foods.