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Have you ever tried Socca? 

By Mission Web / May 21, 2021
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If you’re yearning for a healthy, gluten-free flatbread, try Socca! Popular in Europe, this naturally gluten-free chickpea flatbread is irresistible topped with olive oil and garlic, goat cheese or fresh tomatoes and olives. Chickpea flour (also called “garbanzo bean flour”) is packed with protein, and has a nutty taste. While baking, your kitchen will teem…

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All About Salmon

By Julia Loggins / February 26, 2021
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Do you love salmon, but wonder where to buy the cleanest varieties? Or, does the price alone send you shopping for less expensive protein? We have great news for salmon lovers! There are many companies that sell clean, wild-caught salmon for reasonable prices, and we are excited to share them with you. Wild-caught salmon is…

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Baking without Sugar or White Flour

By Julia Loggins / January 27, 2021
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Is it possible to be healthy, and still enjoy home-made cupcakes, cookies & pies? What about a normally decadent desert, such as fudge orbrownies? The answer is yes! And you can do it all without white flour and sugar. When I began experimenting with sugar-and-gluten-free baking in the 70’s, my gracious family washed down many…

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Healthy Eating on a Budget

By Julia Loggins / December 22, 2020
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Yes, it’s possible to eat healthy on a budget! Doing so doesn’t mean baking your own bread or making everything from scratch, something most of us have little time for. Here are some tried-and-true suggestions for eating well on a budget.   Say YES to these:   Plan out a week’s worth of meals, write…

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Healing Miso Ramen Soup

By Julia Loggins / November 3, 2020
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🍲🍽This is a recipe for “Healing Miso Ramen Soup,” with a ginger-miso broth, chunks of tofu, fresh veggies and buckwheat soba noodles. It’s vegan, gluten-free and non-dairy!👏🎉   🍜Miso is made from fermented soybeans, and it’s the fermentation process that makes it so high in nutrients. The natural probiotics in miso are wonderful for the gut…

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Tempeh Reuben Sandwich

By Julia Loggins / October 27, 2020
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Are you missing the crunchy, tangy taste of a Reuben sandwich? Today’s 10-Minute Tuesday features the delicious Tempeh Reuben, a great vegetarian alternative to a classic East Coast favorite! This fast and easy entree is courtesy of The Fresh Food Chef, Suzanne Landry.   Tempeh is a soybean cake that originated in Indonesia where the…

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Health Benefits of Ginger

By Julia Loggins / October 27, 2020
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As we move into fall, and fill our homes with the aroma of gingerbread cookies, ginger snaps and ginger ale, it’s the perfect time to explore the medicinal uses of this spicy root! Ginger tea is wonderful for digestion. It can also be a lovely, gentle caffeine-free stimulant, and the perfect substitute for coffee or…

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Superfood Kale Salad Recipe

By Julia Loggins / October 14, 2020
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We are excited to share a recipe from best-selling author, health crusader and Bragg devotee, Liana Werner-Gray, who visited Patricia this spring, and made her this delicious kale salad!   Liana, whose book, “Anxiety-Free Foods” will be out this December, healed a golf-ball-sized tumor in her throat naturally, without drugs or invasive procedures, by tossing…

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All About Sea Vegetables

By Julia Loggins / September 29, 2020
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Hi Friends, when you think of eating greens, do sea vegetables make the list?   Sea veggies are delicious greens from the ocean, high in healthy iodine, magnesium and iron, and they come in all types, from those that can be eaten raw to others that are best enjoyed in soups and stews.  They are…

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Natural Energy Boosters

By Julia Loggins / September 21, 2020
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Do you crave a mid-morning energy boost? A 4pm pick-me-up? These days, the question is, who doesn’t?!   Nothing burns nutrients like stress, which also plays havoc with blood sugar levels and mood. Caffeine and sugar are quick fixes, but crush our adrenals and immunity. Here are some healthier choices that will not only rev…

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Why You Need Iron and How to Get More of It!

By Julia Loggins / September 10, 2020
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Do you feel run-down and tired lately, as if you’re “out of gas”? You may have an iron deficiency. Iron is an essential nutrient primarily needed for transport of oxygen throughout the body. Symptoms of iron deficiency, also called anemia, include fatigue, weakness, anxiety, irritability, hair loss, and depression. And, because an iron deficiency is…

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Six Ways to Refresh Your Salad Game

By Julia Loggins / August 18, 2020
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Salads are Patricia Bragg’s favorite meal. With additions such as fresh herbs, leftover rice, quinoa or cooked pasta, hard-boiled egg, grilled veggies, and goat cheese, you can turn simple salads into a hearty meal. To save time, buy pre-washed organic greens and feel free to substitute leftovers from your fridge for any of the ingredients…

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