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Why Natural Is Not Always Healthier

With the pressures of daily life today, health-conscious folks are trying to fuel themselves with the safest, most nutritious foods. But before you reach for that tempting-looking package of  “natural…

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7 Not-So-Healthy ‘Health’ Foods

Many people believe the best way to start the day is with a bowl of cereal, whole wheat toast with margarine and a glass of OJ. But many foods considered "healthy" are exactly the opposite. I agree…

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Keeping Animal Cruelty Out of Sugar

Sugar...it seems to be found in everything. People of all ages and backgrounds can be brought together by something sweet; in the kitchen and around the table. We can all remember the floury hands, hu…

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Is Agave Worse Than High Fructose Corn Syrup?

There have been some articles surfacing that claim agave nectar is no better than high-fructose corn syrup--a statement that, as a vegan baker and agave-lover, flabbergasted me, to say the least. Ho…

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Remarkable Black Bean Brownies

Yes, you read that right: Black bean brownies. Now before you click away with a shudder and an "eew," let me beg you to stay and consider the proposition. By replacing flour with mashed black beans, y…

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The Inside Scoop on Agave Nectar

Forty miles northwest of Guadalajara, in the arid highlands of western Mexico, lies the town of Tequila. In the hills surrounding the town, the subdued blue of the Agave tequilana plant colors the cou…

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