A Study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology notes that when patients took a Curcumin supplement, a pigment in curry, the size and number of of colon polyps they had were cut in half.
Also, pair curry with black pepper to absorb 2,000 percent more of of its potent compounds.
A Gratitude Gourmet reader, Robert Lee, just informed me that McDonalds was given the boot in Disney, Orlando and BabyCakes, a vegan NYC bakery, is opening in it's place!
Here's the article.
I haven't tried BabyCakes' baked items.
If you have, share your thoughts with us!
Have you seen the Wicked Musical?
Per Nicholas Perricon MD, author or Forever Young, says Chia Seeds available at most health food stores, "..are loaded with amino acids, which help cells repair themselves, for younger looking skin."
Here's another great bonus for you: Chia seeds are also very high in Omega-3 fatty acids, even higher than flaxseed... and you don't have to ground chia seeds as with flaxseed to achieve more health benefits.
Chia seeds also have magnesium and calcium. It sounds like a SuperFood to me, and I'll be going to the health food store to buy this!
NRDC Announces Third Annual Growing Green Awards to Honor Extraordinary Contributions in Sustainable Food
NRDC Announces its Third Annual Growing Green Awards to Honor Extraordinary Contributions in Sustainable Food.
(If you want to read my article from the 1st Annual Growing Green Awards, it's here for your reference).
I've featured several Gratitude Gourmet articles where there are CEOs and Presidents becoming vegan.
There is a new BusinessWeek article describing this trend I think you would appreciate. The only disagreement I have with the article is that it says you have to buy Tofurky or that it's expensive.
Actually, I've found it's much cheaper to be vegan if you plan your meals, and you limit processed foods. Also, if you think about the expense of health-care costs, eating more plant-based foods is a small(er) price to pay for overall health both in the short-term and long-term.
Steve Wynn says he bought
In honor of Meatless Monday, I'll be sharing some fun recipes you can use every week.
The New York Times recently featured Chef Chloe's latest recipes you must try for Thanksgiving or any day! They are:
I'm very particular about the Hummus I buy, and it must taste FRESH and homemade.
I recently tried Tribe Hummus' Classic and Roasted Garlic varieties, and they were both delicious. If you can't make Hummus from scratch, you will be very pleased with Tribe's products.
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I've been a fan of Annie Chun's products for quite some time, especially the Miso Soups. I recently got the chance to try some NEW Annie Chun products and thought I would share the experience with you.
Pad Thai Brown Rice Noodles & Pad Thai Sauce
Pad Thai (fettuccine) rice noodles are perfect for making Thailand's national dish, Pad Thai. There's an easy recipe right on the side of the package, and they're great in soups, stir-fries, and cold noodle salads. You can toss it with one of Annie Chun's sauces to make a satisfying hot or cold meal in 5 minutes. Yes, that's right...5 minutes. All noodles are fat-free, wheat-free, and gluten-free. My favorite pairing sauce is the Annie Chun Pad Thai sauce. It reminds me alot of my trip to Thailand and eating dinner at 4am because of jetlag.:-)
Mai Fun Brown Rice Noodles are also NEW and have a fine-like angel hair pasta consistency. Because these two pastas are made with brown rice flour, they have higher levels of Vitamin B, iron, and fiber.
Korean Seaweed Snacks
Here's a new snack that's full of vitamins and minerals. Annie Chun's Korean Seaweed snacks are light and crispy; they're roasted and then seasoned with a dash of salt and sesame oil. They're vegan, gluten-free, and low fat.
What is your favorite Annie Chun food?
NY Times: Yvetta Fedorova
These themes seem simple, but it's sometimes difficult to put them into practice and requires some Change Management.
Her readers suggested some great tips on roasting vegetables and never boiling them, and roasting Kale to make Kale Chips. Yes, I love Kale Chips so I had to mention that one :-)