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Braised Tofu Sriracha and Sesame Linguine

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
September 12, 2016
File under: Entertaining, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan

Braised Tofu Sriracha and Sesame Linguine are complimentary in taste texture and eye appeal. In a marriage saucy spice and comfort food, this is perfect pairing for an intimate dinner or a scaled up for a dinner party.

Braising is a cooking technique that begins with browning the main ingredient. Seasonings, veggies liquid are added, and simmered over low heat in a covered pan.

A wonderful cooking method for tofu, tempeh, seitan and/or a wide variety of vegetables, braising does not require much attention after the main ingredient is browned. Braising is great for entertaining as, once the heat is reduced, the cook can attend to other preparations and have more time for guests. …read more of Braised Tofu Sriracha and Sesame Linguine here

 
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Amazing Plant-Based Skin Care

By Sherry Brooks ecomii.com
September 5, 2016
File under: Natural Products, Skin Care, Vegan

It is often said that that those who adhere to the plant based diet enjoy better health and are more youthful, so whenever I am asked about my skin care regime, it is a reminder of how beneficial the vegan diet has been for me.

If I had known the ease and low cost of my current skincare regime, I could have avoided decades of expensive hassle, numerous products and time consuming morning and nighttime rituals.

And how about sunscreen? That could be a whole separate article, but suffice it to say you don’t want those chemicals on your skin all day. Oh the years I struggled with choosing, using, and carrying around sunscreens. That is no longer an issue …

Once I went vegan, the facialist would skip the extraction process, telling me I no longer had blackheads or blemishes to remove. Gradually I stopped getting facials. Was it really dairy and meat that was clogging up my pores? Yes… yes it was! …read more of Amazing Plant-Based Skin Care here

 
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How Big Food Twists the Science

By Michael Greger M.D. ecomii.com
August 31, 2016
File under: Food Production, Food Supply, Health Concerns

 

Just like mosquitoes are the vectors of spread for malaria, a landmark article published recently in one of the most prestigious medical journals described large food corporations as the vectors of spread for chronic disease. Unlike “infectious disease epidemics, however, these corporate disease vectors implement sophisticated campaigns to undermine public health interventions.” Most mosquitoes don’t such good PR firms.

A key message was that “alcohol and ultra-processed food and drink industries use similar strategies as the tobacco industry to undermine effective public health policies and programs.” What they mean by ultra-processed are things like burgers, frozen meals, chicken nuggets, fish sticks, potato chips, doughnuts and soda pop.

But how is the food industry like the tobacco industry? …read more of How Big Food Twists the Science here

 
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Kamut Khorason Wheat, Highly Nutritious and Easier to Digest

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
August 25, 2016
File under: Dessert, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Snacks, Vegan, Whole Grains

Khorasan wheat, sometimes called Oriental wheat is an ancient grain and the term Khorasan refers to a region in the northeast of modern-day Iran, ancient Mesopotamia. This actual grain is twice the size of today’s wheat and is known for its rich, nutty flavor[1]

Kamut® has been a registered trademark by Kamut International since 1990, after Bob Quinn, a fourth generation Montana farmer with a PhD in biochemistry spent 10 years cultivating a specific variety of Khorasan wheat. In ancient Egypt, ‘Kamut’ meant ‘wheat, grain and wheaten bread.’ The reason word Kamut could be registered as a trademark was because it belongs to a dead language. …read more of Kamut Khorason Wheat, Highly Nutritious and Easier to Digest here

 
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Awesome Chocolate Fudge Bars – Easy and Delicious!

By Sherry Brooks ecomii.com
August 13, 2016
File under: Dairy Free, Dessert, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan

Many of us grew up eating frozen fudge bars and loved them!

However, as we left childhood behind and committed to the invigorating, slimming and delicious plant based diet, fudge bars were left behind, as vegan fudge bars are practically non-existent.  There is one brand I am aware of that costs about $1.50 a bar and that is if you can find them.

Don’t give up yet … it’s really easy to make your own frozen bars at home in just five minutes at a cost of only about fifty cents a bar.

A typical packaged fudge bar contains unhealthy ingredients, such as, dairy products, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), alkali processed cocoa, carrageenan, artificial flavors and a host of other additives.[1] …read more of Awesome Chocolate Fudge Bars – Easy and Delicious! here

 
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