Beet water for red coloring

You can add more red to any chip or cracker by grating 1/4 cup of red beet, and then boil it for a minute in 2 to 3 cups of water (depending on how dark and intense a color you … Continue reading

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Best Nutrition Book you can buy: Nutrition for Health and Health Care by Whitney

Eleanor Noss Whitney, et. al. Nutrition for Health and Health Care. I looked through hundreds of nutrition textbooks at the University of California Public Health and Life Sciences libraries, and thought this was by far the best textbook. I’m not … Continue reading

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Over 20 kinds of grain, lentil, bean, rice, corn, and nut flours to make chips & crackers from

Delicious and Nutritious — look at the many kinds of grains, beans, lentils, nuts, and seeds you can combine to make really tasty chips and crackers. Chip or Cracker What? Grind in Coffee & Spice Mill Stores: Packaged or bin … Continue reading

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White Bean Dip

  1 can (15 ounces) white (cannellini) beans, rinsed and drained 8 garlic cloves, roasted 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice In a blender or food processor, add the beans, roasted garlic, olive oil and lemon juice. Blend … Continue reading

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Fruit Salsa

  Mango Salsa (from the Mayo Clinic) 2 mangoes, diced (about 2 cups) 1/2 small red onion, minced (about 1/3 cup) 2 tablespoons cilantro, minced 3 red Fresno peppers, minced (about 1/3 cup) Zest and juice of 1 lime 1 … Continue reading

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Artichoke Dip

    Mayo clinic recipe: Ingredients (serves 8) 2 cups artichoke hearts 1 tablespoon black pepper 4 cups chopped spinach 1 teaspoon minced thyme 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon minced parsley 1 cup white beans, prepared 2 tablespoons Parmesan … Continue reading

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Baba ghanoush

Mayo clinic recipe: 1 bulb garlic (about 8 cloves) 2 eggplants, sliced lengthwise 1 red bell pepper, halved and seeded Juice of 1 lemon (about 4 tablespoons) 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon black pepper … Continue reading

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Why Homemade Chips & Crackers?

Learn a quick and simple way to bake them in the new book, Crunch!  Whole Grain Artisan Chips & Crackers.  Authored by Oakland’s Alice Friedemann, Crunch!  is based on five years of nutritional research and kitchen experimentation, and includes scores … Continue reading

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Why store-bought chips are the worst foods, and cost up to 25 times more than healthy home-made

I have a break-down of what a simple Alice Cracker recipe costs to make here: “Cost, Calories, & Nutrition in Crunch! Alice Crackers versus Commercial Crackers“.  Also compare the nutrition in “Fritos Original Corn Chips Nutrition versus Homemade Corn Chips“. … Continue reading

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Whole Grains reduce heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and more

The March 2008 Consumer Reports says that eating whole grains is the #1 action you can take to improve your health (besides quitting smoking). Repeated studies over decades have shown that whole grains can reduce your risk of stroke by … Continue reading

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