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It’s Time to Green Up Your Barbecue

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor
May 23, 2015
File under: Barbecue, Green Lifestyle Tips, Natural Alternatives, Natural Products, Vegan


Along with all of us, the planet is not getting any younger and the constant assaults on the air, water and soil are rapidly taking their toll! There is no better time to make important changes in the way we do things and as summer outdoor living is upon us, let’s turn our attention to the ubiquitous barbecue.

Backyard chefs believe that food cooked over an open fire is especially tasty because the juices stay concentrated in the middle and the surface becomes seared with smoky flavor. Cookouts may well be the quintessential summer pastime but can be unhealthy for people and the planet. …read more of It’s Time to Green Up Your Barbecue here

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Heart Healthy Salsas for Cinco de Mayo!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor
May 4, 2015
File under: Entertaining, Gluten-free, Healthy Eating, Vegan

Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for the Fifth of May is a festive holiday in Mexico and for Chicano communities in the Southwest US marking the victory of the Mexican Army over the French at the Battle of Puebla.

Nothing says ‘Southwest’ like chips, salsa and Guacamole and no Cinco de Mayo celebration would be complete without them. Salsa originated in Mexico and simply means “sauce.” In Mexico salsa is a spicy condiment of tomatoes, garlic, onions, cilantro, and plenty of fresh chilies. …read more of Heart Healthy Salsas for Cinco de Mayo! here

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Expo West 2015 ~ Best of Show!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor
April 20, 2015
File under: Green Lifestyle Tips, Healthy Eating, Natural Products

Natural Products Expo West, the world’s largest natural, organic and healthy products trade show, took over the entire Anaheim Convention Center in California from March fourth through the eighth of this year.

The event, in its 35th year grew 7.2 percent, shattering records and attracting over 71,000 industry members.  There were more than 2,700 companies exhibiting natural and organic food, beverages, supplements, clothing and household goods as retailers, distributors and members of the press packed the aisles.

VegTV was there on the lookout for innovative and cutting edge products and was impressed with quite a few, this year.  We picked 10 “Best of Show” exhibitors, included exciting new products from fourteen different lines and conducted video interviews with each. …read more of Expo West 2015 ~ Best of Show! here

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Luscious High Protein Banana Bread

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor
March 21, 2015
File under: Dessert, Healthy Eating, Recipes, Vegan

This delicious banana bread is very low in fat, rich in protein and fiber and unlike traditional baked goods, contains no cholesterol. Baked goods made with traditional ingredients contain at least six times the fat and about a quarter of the protein!

What defines quick breads are, as the name implies they are quick!  Quick breads are baked goods that rise with leavening agents other than yeast and evolved after the introduction of baking powder in 1850. …read more of Luscious High Protein Banana Bread here

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Super Healthy, Super Tasty, Super Bowl Chili

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor
January 28, 2015
File under: Entertaining, Healthy Eating, Party Food, Recipes, Vegan

Photo: Juan Carlo

Pizza, salsa, dips  and chips are typical game day munchies, but there’s something really special about a hearty bowl of spicy chili on Super Bowl Sunday.

Chili is a universal favorite, an easy one-pot wonder that feeds a crowd and is easy to make in advance. This is especially true in Texas, where the dish was born well over a century ago.

Chili Con Carne means pepper with meat, traditionally a dish of highly seasoned beef, slow cooked with chili peppers. Records discovered by Everette DeGolyer (1886-1956), a Dallas millionaire and chili enthusiast, indicate that chili was first invented around 1850 by Texas cowboys. …read more of Super Healthy, Super Tasty, Super Bowl Chili here

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