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  July 22nd, 2015Healthy, Whole Food, Plant Based Recipes by Emma Recipe #3 :: Tamarind Cardamom Glazed Tofu with Summer Squash Cakes and Butternut Squash Salad The spices in this dish all come from the Middle East and Asian Indian culture.  In January I went to the Kerala region of India where I visited spice plantations and experienced the transformation of the body through food.  Since my trip I incorporate Ayurvedic medicine and these spices in the foods that I create.  Each has impact on the body from warming to improved digestion.  Health Note: Cardamom is native to the evergreen forests of India. This spice is commonly used in Indian cuisine, but it has also made its way into Ayurvedic...

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June 1st, 2015Healthy, Whole Food, Plant Based Recipes by Emma Recipe #2: Roasted Cauliflower with Dates and Olives Green is often associated as being the color for super foods and nutrition.  Cauliflower is often overshadowed by its green cruciferous relative of broccoli or kale.  Cauliflower offers a more than impressive array of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and cancer fighting phytochemicals.  I find cauliflower to be an incredibly versatile dish and one that can replace heavy and starchy foods without feeling like we are missing out.  In this recipe, I roasted the cauliflower at a high heat to caramelize the edges and the dates.  The green olives add for a 'bitter sweet' decadence that leaves me satisfied.  I have both shared...

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  healthy recipes, plant based recipes, paleo recipes, whole food, travel June 17, 2015Healthy, Whole Food, Plant Based Recipes by Emma Recipe #1 :: Slow Cook Ratatouille   The Del Mar farmers market is crowded with glowing tomatoes and zucchini.  With a busy week of balancing visiting friends and work, I needed a recipe that is both easy and a crowd pleaser.  The sun ripened warm tomatoes cook wonderfully in the slow cooker overnight.  Ratatouille is versatile in that you can serve it over pasta, on a pizza, or under your protein of choice.  Health Note: As an excellent source of the strong antioxidant vitamin C and other antioxidants, tomatoes can help combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer....

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:: The Dirt Daily :: June 15, 2015 THE DIRT DAILY :: blog of the mindful “I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news. ”— John Muir The Dirt Daily is a place for you to come and connect with kindred spirits. The contributors to this space all have unique gifts to offer that inspire different parts of all of us.  I hope you enjoy this beautiful garden of treasured souls as much as I do! Share the love that they have to offer.  Share your thoughts with us too,...

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