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Good, Better, Best: Oils and Pastas

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: What are the good oils, and what are the bad ones? And how about pasta? Oils Worst oils: shortening, lard, margarine. Also refined canola, safflower, vegetable, soy, peanut, corn oils. Good oils: unrefined almond, borage, evening primrose, cod liver, butter (in small amounts) Better oils: coconut, flaxseed, palm, extra virgin olive oils Best […]

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Recipe For Raw Food Flax Crackers – Italian Style

[Please note that I, Robyn, did not post this and took down the link but left the recipe/info.] One of the benefits of eating raw food flax seed crackers, besides the fact that they taste great, is that they are high in fiber. Flax seeds contain 28 grams of dietary fiber per 100 gram serving. […]

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Fish, and taking fish-oil pills

For you fish eaters, the U.S. FDA stated in 2001 that fish with the highest mercury levels are tilefish, swordfish, mackerel, shark, white snapper, and tuna.   The lowest levels are found in salmon, flounder, sole, tilapia, and trout (though these fish are high in other toxins, in some waters). If you’re eating fish-oil pills […]

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Sprouted Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes

These are yummy—enjoy! Sprouted Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes Serves 6-8 2 ½ cups raw, dry buckwheat ½ cup flaxseed 3 cups water ½ tsp. stevia powder (optional) 1 tsp. sea salt 2 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. nutmeg 2 bananas 4 tsp. baking powder, aluminum free 2 cups blueberries coconut oil Soak buckwheat overnight, drain, and sprout […]

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Tonya’s For Cryin’ Out Loud Onion Bread

This is a recipe Robyn made for traveling this week, contributed by 12 Stepper Tonya, whose husband loves to each this for lunch every day. Thanks, Tonya! For Cryin’ Out Loud Onion Bread/Crackers 3 large yellow onions 2 handfuls spinach 3 cups flaxseeds, ground in BlendTec 3 cups raw sunflower seeds ½ cup Bragg’s Liquid […]

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flax seed uses

Flax seed uses are featured prominently in my recipe collections, especially the dehydrated/crunchy snacks and breakfasts–as well as the good fats and whole-grain  chapters of 12 Steps.   Here’s a recipe my family likes that also features another food you know to be antioxidant-rich, blueberries. And coconut oil increases the absorption of EFAs in the […]

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fish oil vs flax oil

Fish oil vs flax oil: which is better?   Fish oils are rich in Essential Fatty Acids, and most people  have thought for the past 10+ years that they are the best source.   This is because  research on EFAs focused on the fish oils for many years.   A very recent study said those […]

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benifits of flax seed

Yesterday I wrote about the benifits of flax seed.   (I misspelled that word on purpose—long story.)   Possibly the very best way to get Essential Fatty Acids is in the form of flax and/or its oil.   However, two cautions are in order.   First, smell the seeds when you purchase them (and look […]

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health benefits of flax

Today I start blogging, in several parts, on good fats.   Hopefully Myth #3 of my Nutrition Manifesto has convinced you to get plenty of good fats in your diet every day?   This week, I’ll post a new YouTube vid showing how to make Flax-Veggie crackers to address ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS, today’s and tomorrow’s […]

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sprouting seeds and nuts

Q: ABOUT SEEDS: In your granola recipe, you indicate soaking sunflower/pumpkin seeds overnight makes them living plants.   I had understood this (making them living plants) didn’t happen until you could see the beginning of sprouting.   Can you do this with flax seeds, soak them overnight and add them to the green smoothie?   […]

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