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September 2015

Recipes

Recipe: Vegan Trail Mix Cookies

September 22, 2015

Recipe: Vegan Trail Mix Cookies Ingredients 2 ¼ cups gluten-free oats 2 cups spelt flour 1 ½ cups dried cranberries 1 cup sunflower seeds ¾ cup dried coconut (unsweetened) ¾ cup cocoa nibs ½ cup pumpkin seeds ½ cup sliced almonds ½ cup hemp hearts ½ cup brown sugar ½ tbsp. cinnamon 1 cup unsweetened almond milk ¾ cup grapeseed oil ¼ cup water ¼ cup molasses 1 tbsp. U.C. Green Blend (or Beyond Greens) A pinch of sea salt…

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Family

A Parent’s Guide to Healthy School Lunches

September 21, 2015

No one wants to be stuck at 8 p.m. on a school night with nothing in the pantry for the next day’s lunch. Remember: School lunches should of course be nutritious, but they also have to be filling, appealing, and locker-friendly (no refrigeration or heating needed!). Saved by the menu planner! 5 STEPS TO AN A+ SCHOOL LUNCH 1. Use leftovers Think hot leftovers are off the table? Think again. Heat up leftover soups or stews in the morning, and pack…

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Education Family

Back to School Naturally: The ABCs of Supplements

September 18, 2015

For parents, back-to-school season is a whirlwind of logistics—from getting the right school supplies to organizing carpools. For kids, it means swapping days spent outside in the sun for days inside the classroom. In a nutshell: Keeping the healthy momentum going as kids head back to school can seem daunting, with limited food options, six hours at a desk, rapidly cooling weather, and increasingly shorter days to contend with. But good news: it doesn’t have to be. The key to…

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Recipes

Recipe: Blue Cheese Dressing

September 14, 2015

Blue Cheese Dressing Category Recipes Ingredients ½ c. sour cream (or Greek yogurt) 1/3 c. Udo’s Oil ¼ c. buttermilk 3 oz. blue cheese, crumbled, plus garnish 1 tbsp. grated onion 1 tbsp. lemon juice 1 small clove garlic, minced (about ½ tsp.) ½ tsp. Worcestershire ¼ tsp. salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste Dash cayenne Instructions In a blender or food processor, blend all ingredients until smooth Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with blue cheese garnish…

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Recipes

Curried Coconut Cauliflower Soup + Udo’s Oil

September 10, 2015

Recipe: Curried Coconut Cauliflower Soup + Udo’s Oil Category Recipes Persons 6 Ingredients 1 head of cauliflower, chopped 1 large yellow onion, peeled and chopped 3-4 cloves garlic, halved 5 cups organic vegetable stock 1 can (14 oz. ) coconut milk 2 tbsp. Thai curry paste 1 tsp. cumin powder ½ tsp. coriander powder ½ tsp. turmeric powder 1 tbsp. fresh chives 6-8 tbsp. Udo’s Oil Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste. Instructions Preheat oven to 375º F….

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