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    Mediterranean Quinoa

    Try this dish and you’ll find yourself wanting to experiment with other flavourful additions to quinoa.  Tomatoes, which are featured in this recipe, provide lycopene, which may help protect against prostate, breast, and pancreatic cancers. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups boiling water2/3 cup quinoa1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil1 fresh Italian tomato, chopped1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves, chopped1 clove garlic, minced1 tablespoon capers2…

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    Staying Balanced During Perimenopause: Five Steps for Success

    The scientific explanation of perimenopause sounds so simple: a gradual slowing down of reproductive hormones until menopause. The reality however, is that for many women the arrival of menopause isn’t a smooth, gliding descent but more of a turbulent landing complete with bumps, twists, and what can feel like the constant threat of a complete crash. That feeling is compounded…

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    Chocolate Covered Dates

    INGREDIENTS 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips  1 teaspoon coconut oil 16 soft medjool dates – seeds removed (if not soft, soak in water for at least 30 minutes and drain) 3/4 cup almonds or pecans – 2-3 per date, depending on size of date 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt INSTRUCTIONS Cover a medium-size baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove pits from dates and replace with 2-3 almonds or pecans (use as many as desired,…

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    Raw Chocolate Mousse

    This is my no-fail knock-your-sox-off trick-u-into-eating-healthy chocolate mousse dessert. It’s compared to brownie batter.  Simple and quick, hypoallergenic and uber chocolatey, it’s sure to please. Serve it in martini glasses for a chic look. Ingredients: 2 ripe avocados 1 c cashews 2 c pitted dates 10 tbsp raw cacao powder ¼ tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla extract garnish: raspberries (optional)…