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December 31, 2015

 I hope ALL of you enjoyed a JOYFUL, festive New Year's!   Enter 2016, a chance for auspicious, healthy, new beginnings!    

 

Let your New Year's resolution be about reclaiming vibrant health, losing that extra weight, and tapping into energy reserves you never knew existed by moving towards a diet based on unrefined veggies, fruits, legumes and whole grains  

 

Your payoff starts immediately as inflammation in the body begins to subside and beneficial bacterial colonies in your gut get established.  

 

Within weeks, your blood sugars begin to fall, blood pressure drops, and pounds come off.  Acid reflux resolves, constipation is history, digestion improves, pain diminishes. Many positive biological effects are set in motion with far-reaching ramifications.  You'll begin to feel better and in time (depending on any medical issues you may be confronting), your energy will rebound.

 

It turns out plant-based foods, rich in phytonutrients and antioxidant...

December 22, 2015

 

After 50 years of mounting evidence, medical consensus - and public awareness - is growing around the recognition that whole plant-based foods may offer the optimal diet to prevent, reverse, and survive our most dreaded chronic degenerative diseases, including heart disease, cancer, stroke, Alzheimer's Disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and many autoimmune conditions. 

 

Why does it work?

 

 

 Vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes are high in fiber, phytonutrients and antioxidants, low in fat and cholesterol-free.  These are the foods our bodies thrive on, that support our gut microbiome (the trillions of intestinal microorganisms with whom we live in mutualistic symbiosis), and that help optimize our immune systems. These foods quell systemic inflammation and oxidative stress which start in childhood (some researchers believe in utero), increasing our risks for degenerative illnesses and curtailed lifespans. 

 

These stressors stem from the foods Americans typically eat a...

December 15, 2015

If you find yourself stressed and getting cranky from too many commitments this holiday season, don't fret!!  This simple culinary remedy will help:  There's nothin` like blueberry pancakes for a leisurely Sunday brunch to soothe body and soul to revitalize you!   

So let me share my family's Sunday breakfast ritual with you.  It's sure to become your weekly ritual too:  Add a little freshly squeezed orange juice, and a hot beverage (my indulgence, a heady decaf cappuccino) for a complete, sumptuous, totally satisfying and nutritious plant-based breakfast.  

These particular pancakes call for whole chickpea and spelt flours (for a completely gluten-free option, just use all chickpea flour or substitute the spelt with a g-f alternative like buckwheat, brown rice or oat).  There's no dairy and no oil to clog arteries and weight us down.  Instead, these cakes are chock full of whole grains, berries, and beneficial sp...

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"Thank you so much for such a great evening! I came home telling my husband about it and look forward to checking out the movie and websites you shared. Plus, the meal was just delicious!" Diane H.

"I FINALLY tried your recipe for savory pie

....my husband gave it a perfect 10 out of 10 which for him is HUGE praise! ...DELICIOUS!...  I had promised my husband I would write to you today as he wanted to add his thanks too.  :)"

Lani H.

Cathy Katin-Grazzini

Plant-Based Chef, Nutritional Coach, Culinary Instructor

86 Regan Rd, Ridgefield, CT 06877  USA

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