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articles by: Lisa Turner

3 Delicious Detox Recipes

Who says you have to starve to cleanse? Adding nutrient dense foods, coupled with eliminating the most common dietary toxins, will help your body detox daily. First, lose the sugar; it causes infla…

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11 Anti-Aging Foods for Women

Famed actress and octogenarian Bette Davis said getting older isn't for sissies. Those of us over 50 know that, while the second half of our lives can be a time of emotional stability, mental acuity, …

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4 Delicious Recipes for Spring

For us foodies, few things herald the coming of spring like the arrival of the season’s first vegetables. Asparagus, watercress, garden peas, fresh herbs--they emerge, tentative and wistful, tender an…

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Rediscover Onions: 2 Delicious Recipes

Of all the vegetables on the farm, the onion is certainly the most patient but least celebrated. Months after more delicate offerings have perished on the vines, weeks after even the hardiest greens s…

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Savoring Spuds: 3 Flashy Recipes for the Humble Tuber

Lumpy, bumpy, often covered with dirt, the lowly potato seems wretchedly unsophisticated in the produce aisle. Compared to more elegant offerings--alluring stalks of asparagus, the slender and elegant…

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Leafy Green Love: 3 Delicious Recipes

Here in Colorado, at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, our growing season is pitifully short. We brace for storms as early as October and as late as May, and many an untimely freeze has devastated…

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Zucchini: Celebrating the Last of the Crop

As the zucchini season (some say thankfully) winds down, celebrate the last of the crop. If you're feeling like you can't stand the sight of one more mammoth green vegetable, try these creative ap…

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2 Delicious Raw Recipes

I went raw years ago, and I did it with a great deal of enthusiasm and optimism. How hard could it be, eating food without cooking it? It seemed easy: make a bunch of salads, eat lots of apples an…

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3 Cool Recipes for Hot Weather

By the time you're reading this, you're probably warming up to summer. The grass is green, the nights are cool, and shade-free beaches are still tolerable. But as the weeks wear on, evenings get …

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Meat-Free Grilling Recipes

We love grilling, but hate the potential for the scary toxins formed when flesh cooks. These meat-free recipes will delight even confirmed carnivores, and keep everyone safe from carcinogens. Anot…

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about Lisa Turner

Lisa is a chef and nutritionist with more than 30 years of professional experience and formal training in food, nutrition and product development. She’s written five books on food and nutrition and is the creator of The Healthy Gourmet iPhone app, and has been a featured blogger for many national sites, including Huffington Post and Whole Foods Market. Lisa is a faculty instructor at Bauman College of Culinary Arts and also teaches food and nutrition classes and workshops to individuals and corporations. She's a black belt in Ninjutsu, an active volunteer in the Boulder Valley school lunch system, and an avid wild food forager.

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