Vegetable Stir Fry #2

    Ingredients 1 broccoli 1 cauliflower 1 carrot (cut or shredded) 1 packet of tofu (cut in squares) 1 cup of water   Procedure In a wok, add a bit of oil and start cooking the tofu Once it’s cooked, add broccoli, cauliflower, carrot and 1 cup of water You can put the lid on the wok to let it steam for a few minutes Stir the vegetables until cooked Bon appetit !       ...
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Seaweed Soup

    This delicious soup is not only nutritious, but healthy to drink during winter   Ingredients Depending on the amount of people drinking, use 1.5 cups of water per person Depending on how many people will be served, use one handful of dried seaweed per 2 people 1 egg per person Sesame oil   Procedure Pour water into a pot and start cooking Add seaweed Once water boils, add the eggs Sprinkle sesame oil once finished   Enjoy!     ...
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Vegetable Stir Fry

    Ingredients 5-10 shitake mushroom chopped 1 carrot (shredded) 6-10 pieces of Chinese cabbage (cut in thin slice) 1 egg 1 small bowl of vermicelli noodles soaked in water 6 pieces of tofu cut in square 1 cup of water 3-5 thin slices of ginger 1/4 cup coriander and/or parsley Optional: garlic and onion   Procedure: Fry the egg in a separate pan In a wok, pour a bit of oil and put in ginger to start cooking If you have garlic and onion, pour them in Add tofu Pour the shitake mushrooms into the wok Add Chinese cabbage, carrot and vermicelli noodles Finally, add the egg in  Once it’s cooked, add coriander and/or parsley   Bon appetit!     ...
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Beet Green Wraps

    Crunchy Beet Green Wraps   Ingredients: 5-10 large beet greens 3 Tbs hummus 4 slices organic turkey breast 1/3 cucumber, cut into matchstick pieces 1 handful pea sprouts 1/2 avocado, thinly sliced salt and pepper Optional- peeled or shredded carrots   Procedure: Cut greens from stems and rinse off. I use 1 big leaf or 2 small ones for each wrap. Spread some hummus on the greens. Next halve the slices of turkey and place one half in each wrap, layered over hummus. Add a few cucumber sticks, a slice of avocado, and top with sprouts. Finish with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Roll them up in the least messy way possible. Or not ?   Recipes by www.catarinacatarino.com Catarina is a Mind – Body – Movement and Nutrition Coach who helps people transform their relationship with food and their bodies so they can reclaim the health, vitality and self-worth they seek. Her method is integrative. After 2 decades of struggling with food disorders and alcohol addictions, she has an in-depth understanding of the effects our mental and emotional state have on...
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Health Benefits of Oranges

    Health benefits of oranges include: Targets the breasts Good source of dietary fibre Contains phytochemicals that protect against cancer. Rich in Vitamin C Calcium rich Pain killer Relieve constipation Aid in good eye health and protect vision Regulate high blood pressure Contains vitamin B1, pantothenic acid, folate as well as vitamin A, calcium, copper, and potassium. Lowers cholesterol  Can prevent kidney disease such as kidney stones Protects the heart against cardiovascular disease Protects skin Stroke prevention       .ig-b- { display: inline-block; } .ig-b- img { visibility: hidden; } .ig-b-:hover { background-position: 0 -60px; } .ig-b-:active { background-position: 0 -120px; } .ig-b-v-24 { width: 137px; height: 24px; background: url(//badges.instagram.com/static/images/ig-badge-view-sprite-24.png) no-repeat 0 0; } @media only screen and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), only screen and (min--moz-device-pixel-ratio: 2), only screen and (-o-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2 / 1), only screen and (min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), only screen and (min-resolution: 192dpi), only screen and (min-resolution: 2dppx) { .ig-b-v-24 { background-image: url(//badges.instagram.com/static/images/ig-badge-view-sprite-24@2x.png); background-size: 160px 178px; } }       ...
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The LifeCo

    I am so looking forward to going to TheLifeCo health retreat next month at Phuket :) Since The LifeCo opened their wellness centre in Turkey fifteen years ago, it has amassed a cult following of repeat customers including many celebrities such as Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell who return several times a year for in-depth detox cleansing. Facilities comprise a wellness center with detox rooms, a therapy building, infra-red sauna and colon cleansing, and a clinic building where specialized medical services are performed under medical supervision. Yoga and massage takes place in tranquil outdoors pavilions surrounded by rushing lagoons, and TheLifeCo’ s beach bar, a restful destination to sip green juices, sits opposite beautiful Nai Thon beach. A 4-day minimum stay is recommended, with longer stays advised if possible.   Program Offerings At Phuket, offerings fall into four main categories: Juice Fasting and Healthy Nutrition Programs target a range of wellness concerns; Holistic Natural Healing includes Pain Reduction and Anti-aging programs; Oncology specialist Dr. Thomas Lodi...
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Cooking benefits of apple cider vinegar

  Here are some of the cooking benefits of using apple cider vinegar- #1 Salad Dressing ACV can be used in salads. It is a healthier option to regular vinegar. Mix ACV with your preferred oil — such as olive oil – and other ingredients like garlic and mustard, and use it as a dressing for your salad greens. #2 Juice Drinking pure ACV can damage your teeth and throat, so it’s best to mix it through a juice. Try mixing a small amount of ACV into grape or a similar type of juice. It is an easy and tasty way to get a daily dose of ACV. Please note: fresh pressed juice only, not the processed ones bought in supermarket which are loaded with sugar. #3 Soups Despite the sour flavor of ACV, it is a perfect addition to soups. It won’t really taste like vinegar! Add a splash of ACV to your soup for a little extra punch. #4 Baking Vinegar is used in baking to help improve...
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Cleaning Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

  Here are some of the cleaning benefits of using apple cider vinegar- #1 Cleaning Commercial household cleaners are a danger to humans. Children and pets can ingest them which can cause severe health problems, and in other cases, even simple exposure to a commercial cleaning agent can damage the skin. Apple cider vinegar is not only beneficial to the body, it is also a potent household cleaner. You can use it pure to wipe down kitchen and bathroom counters, followed by a rinse with a damp cloth. Mix 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar with 1 cup water, and you can use this solution to clean microwaves, kitchen surfaces, windows, glasses and mirrors, too. ACV is double fermented and an excellent detoxifier. Making your own cleaner is a fantastic way to get rid of unnecessary chemicals in your home. You can use ACV as dish detergent in your dishwasher to help remove grease. Apple cider vinegar will also clean your toilets and leave...
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Beauty Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar (part 2)

  Here are some of the beauty benefits of using apple cider vinegar- #8 Hair Detangler Mix in a spray bottle with 1 part water to 1 part ACV and spritz on hair when combing. #9 Shiny Hair Apple cider vinegar can be used as a rinse for your hair after shampooing, and will boost your hair’s body and shine. Rinse your hair in 1 part ACV and 1 part water after shampooing for a great shine. #10 Clear Skin Soak a washcloth in ACV and apply to your face to lessen oil. A dab of apple cider vinegar can also be left on the skin overnight to fade age spots or acne scars.  #11 Burns Apply ACV to the burn as soon as possible to help soothe pain and stimulate healing. ACV will also help to disinfect. Note: do not apply to open wounds. #12 Bad Breath Mix 1 tablespoon ACV in a cup of water and gargle for 10 seconds. #13 Post Shaving Treatment Fill a bottle with equal parts apple cider...
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Beauty Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar (part 1)

  Here are some of the beauty benefits of using apple cider vinegar- #1 Face Toner Toners are marketed to even out the skin’s complexion, give the skin a deeper clean, and prevent acne. Beauty gurus all over the internet are endorsing ACV as their go-to alternative to commercial facial toners on the market. Dilute the ACV (half water, half ACV) to prevent damage to the delicate skin of the face. If you start experiencing rashes or skin sensitivity, dilute the ACV further or give your skin a break. This will even out your skin tone and fade blemishes faster. #2 Preventing Body Odor Body odor is caused by bacteria found on the skin not by sweat, which means you need to target the bacteria in order to fight body odor. Wipe ACV on your underarms before bed and shower the morning after (to remove the smell) to kill the odor-causing bacteria found in the area. #3 Teeth Whitening Gargle a diluted ACV solution occasionally or in moderation...
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