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  • Healthy Apple Desserts

    Healthy Apple Desserts

    So many apple desserts involve large amounts of sugar, butter, shortening, or white flour – or all four of these! It’s really too bad, since naturally-sweet apples make excellent, healthy desserts without all of the ...

Top 10 Baking Tips

Top 10 Baking Tips

Being a great baker is like being a great magician. You take a bunch of disparate parts and turn it into something completely different – Something delicious. Being a great baker is also like being a scientist. While baking is definitely part art, it’s also definitely part science. Exact measurements are essential, especially for the […]

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Chocolate Covered Banana Smoothie

Chocolate Covered Banana Smoothie

This is low-fat, low-calorie, healthy and absolutely YUMMY! Ingredients 1 banana 1/2 cup silken tofu 1/2 cup soymilk 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tablespoon honey Preparation Slice banana and freeze until firm. Blend tofu, soymilk, cocoa and honey in a blender until smooth. With the motor running, add the banana slices through the hole […]

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Coloring Easter Eggs with Nature's Gifts

Coloring Easter Eggs with Nature’s Own Gifts

I remember every Easter week, my brother Steven and I would sit down with our mother and color Easter Eggs. It was certainly a family tradition and something we cherish still, to this day. Coloring and decorating the eggs was my favorite Easter treat (along with my Nana’s homemade chocolate peanut butter eggs, of course!). […]

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Beeswax Wood and Leather Polish

Beeswax Wood and Leather Polish

60 g  Beeswax granules 300 ml Pure turpentine 25 g  Pure soap or soap flakes 150 ml Boiling water 6 drops Essential oil of lavender Directions: 1. Melt the waxes with the turpentine in a double boiler (warning low flash point) 2. Grate the soap into a bowl and pour on the boiling water and […]

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The Enemies of Anti-aging

The Enemies of Anti-Aging

1. Sugar: One of the reasons inflammation occurs is from a rapid rise in blood sugar, which causes biochemical changes in the cell. When blood sugar goes up rapidly, sugar can attach itself to collagen in a process called “glycosylation,” or the Browning Reaction, increasing inflexible and inflammation.CRP is not found in foods. However, its […]

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