Anti-Cancer Tomato Sauce

Cooking tomatoes significantly improves the absorption of lycopene, a member of the carotenoid family and a potential anti-cancer substance found in tomatoes. Lycopene is also fat soluble so cooking in a bit of high quality extra virgin olive oil is also helpful. This is why tomato sauce is a great addition to weekly meals. 

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Turmeric Popcorn Seasoning

Turmeric has been used for medicinal purposes for 3000 years and for good reason. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-angiogenic properties. Studies have shown turmeric may be protective against everything from cancer, to depression, to arthritis to Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Greger in his book, How Not To Die (one of my favorites), suggests 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric per day. I have created this recipe with that amount in mind. I try to enjoy this tasty snack once per day. 

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Quinoa Confetti Salad

This salad is a delicious mix of flavors and textures. The fragrant curry mixed with the scent of cilantro and mint create an appetizing aroma. Tartness from the green apple, combined with the citrus from the lime were complemented by the sweet mint and blend of spices in the garam masala. The texture combined a crisp crunch from the celery, apple and cashews with a mix of softer bites from the raisins and quinoa. A delicious and healthy salad to make again and again!

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