The Veggie Goddess

Garden Inspired Health and Well-Being

The Veggie Goddess - Garden Inspired Health and Well-Being

Quick Reference Stove Top Grain Cooking Guide

Quick Reference Stove Top Grain Cooking Guide

I love preparing grains in my rice cooker (with water or vegetable broth adjustments), but cooking grains via the simple stove top method is still a tried and true preparation method that can easily be mastered by anyone. The only difference being that you’ll need to keep watch over your saucepan and heat vs. just setting the cooking timer on the rice cooker after adding in your grains and water (or my preference, vegetable broth).

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5 Reason to Add Wheatgrass to Your Daily Diet

Fresh Wheatgrass

(article by Anna Hunt)
There are a million and one ways to tweak human health and consciousness, but food should always be at the top of the list. The impact that quality food has on our well-being is above and beyond all else, which is why the father of modern medicine, Greek physician Hippocrates, as well as the Chinese physicians of antiquity looked to food and diet as the end-all-be-all of good medicine for the human body.

“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates

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5 Easiest Vegetables to Grown Without Gardening Skills

Grow Green Beans

(article by Christina Sarich)

If Monsanto, Dow and Dupont chemical companies won’t listen to our pleas for non-GMO, organic food, we’ll just have to take growing our food into our own hands. Following is a list of 5 of the easiest vegetables to grow, even if you’ve never even watered a chia plant. Make sure you get heirloom, organic seeds to avoid perpetuating GMO seed monopolies.

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Must-Know Trick to Fully Absorbing the Nutrients from Juicing and Smoothies

Juicing Tricks

Freshly prepared juices and smoothies are worth their weight in gold when it comes to nutrition and health. Fresh juices and smoothies are incredibly nutrient-dense, yet is your body actually absorbing all those health-promoting nutrients? You probably know that some vitamins are water-soluble (vitamin C, B vitamins), while others like Vitamins A, D, E, and K are fat-soluble.

So, how exactly does that relate to preparing and consuming fresh juices and smoothies?

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How to Store Dried Fruits and Vegetables

How to Store Dried Fruits and Vegetables 2

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of drying produce or you’re just getting your toes wet to the process, knowing how to properly store your freshly dried fruits and vegetables is critical in preserving your yield, and preventing mold and insect contamination. If you’re new to dehydrating fruits and vegetables, you may want to first read my article “4 Easy Ways to Dehydrate Produce”. Once you’ve taken a few attempts at dehydrating produce, you’ll want to master these easy techniques of storing your freshly dried goodies.

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4 Ways to Filter Water with Fruit

Filter Water with Fruit

(article by Mae Chan)
There is a cheap and easy way for any community in the developed (or underdeveloped) world to purify their water. The peels of some of the most widely consumed fruits in the world are remarkably efficient at absorbing a wide variety of harmful pollutants, including heavy metals, and they can be transformed into effective water filters with only minor preparation.

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Increase Weight Loss and Fat Burn by 20% With This Vegetarian Food Staple

Weight Loss

As the weather turns warmer, people often start to ramp up their weight loss efforts via new exercise programs, new diet programs and even sometimes turning to dangerous methods I won’t begin to list here. Fitting into your skinny summer shorts, sleeveless dresses or bathing suit is always as easy as eating a healthy plant-based diet and getting regular, moderate exercise. That being said, there is a common vegetarian food staple that can easily increase your weight loss and fat burn by 20% or more, and it’s incredibly versatile in the kitchen and downright cheap to purchase. What is this magic weight loss food?

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Magical Uses of Coconut Oil for Natural Weight Loss, Skin Care and Optimal Health

Magical Uses of Coconut Oil

There is so much goodness to be had from coconut oil that many a book has been written on the subject. Coconut oil should be in every household, not just for it’s extraordinary benefits in cooking but also for the plethora of additional health benefits it offers, such as weight loss, skin care, anti-aging, immune support and keeping dangerous diseases and even cancer at bay.

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5 Food Pairings That Double and Even Triple Their Health Benefits

Spinach and Walnuts

How would you like to triple the weight loss effects of a certain food just by pairing it with another certain food? How would you like to keep cancer at bay by combining two powerfully nutritious and popular foods? You can do just that, plus a whole lot more, by utilizing the following 5 easy food pairings that effortlessly double and even triple weight loss efforts, cancer-fighting benefits, memory-boosting benefits, germ-protection benefits and even pain-relief benefits.

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10 Crazy Things Pesticides Are Doing to Your Body

What Pesticides Do To Your Body

(article by Leah Zerbe & Emily Main….Rodale News)

Pesticides are designed to kill, although the mode of action they use to put the stranglehold on pests varies. Whether it’s nerve gas–like neurological disruption, the unbalancing of key hormones, or the stunting of a plant’s ability to absorb life-sustaining trace minerals from the soil, none of the chemical interventions seems all that appetizing, especially considering that chemical residues routinely wind up on and even inside of the food we eat everyday. Pesticides are also blamed for diminishing mineral levels in foods.

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What’s Better Than Buying Organic?

Local Organic Food

(article by Dr. Al Sears)

What’s wrong with organic fruit and veggies at your grocery store?

Well, ever wonder why the lettuce at your supermarket seems so lifeless? It has a lot to do with how it got there.

The food at major grocery stores travels an average of 1,500 miles to get there.1 A lot of produce comes from Mexico, Asia, Canada, South America and other countries. By the time it lands at your supermarket, it just isn’t the same as when it was fresh from the ground or the tree.

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