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Tallying the Benefits of Chocolate

  Chocaholics may have more reason to indulge in a chocolate truffle or two today. New research from scientists at the University of Cambridge suggests that the heart-healthy benefits chalked up to regularly indulging in chocolate treats may not be all hype. The research involved more than 100,000 subjects and included data from a half […]

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Really? The Claim: To Prevent Migraines, Drink More Water

For migraine sufferers, summer can be a perilous time of year. Oppressive heat and spikes in temperature have long been thought to precipitate attacks in people prone to chronic headaches. One large study in the journal Neurology even showed that the risk of migraines jumps nearly 8 percent for every nine-degree rise in temperature. But […]

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Asparagus and Mushroom Soft Tacos with Lime and Chili Crema

Serves 3 12 small fresh corn tortillas Crema: 1/2 cup tofu sour creme (commercial, like Tofutti, or homemade) 2 tablespoons low-fat vegan mayonnaise (my lowfat eggless mayo, OR Reduced-Fat Vegenaise or Spectrum Naturals Eggless,Vegan Light Canola Mayo) 1 tablespoon lime juice 1/2 tsp. or more hot chile sauce or paste of choice  Filling: 4 tsp. olive oil 8 medium white mushrooms, thinly sliced […]

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Vegan Meals – Mexican Fiesta Smothered Polenta

Vegan Mexican Fiesta Smothered Polenta Serves 2 Have ready: Sassy’s Salsa Asada (or your favorite) Spice Mix: Pinch crushed red pepper Pinch ground chipotle pepper Freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin Remaining ingredients: 1-2 Tablespoons veggie broth (or use a olive oil with a drop of water to keep […]

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