Sweet Potatoes with Lime & Cilantro

This recipe is an eye-opener for those who find sweet potatoes cloyingly sweet or those who are tired of eating them smothered in marshmallows and brown sugar. Japanese sweet potatoes, with their pale flesh and delicate flavor, are a treat if you can find them. Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 30-40 minutes Yield: 4…

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Food Focus: Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are on everyone’s mind this season. They seem to go hand in hand with the holidays, and fortunately, eating these and other sweet vegetables needn’t be limited to this time of year. Cravings for sweets can be greatly reduced by adding sweet vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, yams, parsnips, beets, squash, turnips and…

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What’s the Hoopla about Serums?!

As many of our loyal customers can attest, our Agape Beauty Frankincense Moisturizing Serums for both men and women are our most popular skin care products.  We do recognize that the wide world of skin care can be confusing at the best of times, so we decided to take a moment and offer some helpful information about…

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Avocado Dip

Prep Time: 3 minutes Yield: 1 cup Ingredients: 1 large peeled and pitted avocado 2/3 cup plain yogurt, goat yogurt or soy yogurt 1 diced tomato dash or two of cayenne pepper sea salt and black pepper Directions: Mash avocado with a fork until very smooth. Add yogurt, tomato, cayenne. Blend until smooth. This may…

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Food Focus: Oils and Fats

Not all oils and fats are created equal. Heavily processed, hydrogenated, trans fats and oils that are used in prepared, packaged foods can be extremely damaging to the body. However, fats and oils from whole foods and other high-quality sources can steady our metabolism, keep hormone levels even, nourish our skin, hair and nails and…

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Quinoa Stuffed Pumpkin

Prep Time: 35 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes Yields: 4 servings Ingredients: 4 small pumpkin (approximately the size of a softball) 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained 1 1/4 cup water 1/2 tsp unrefined sea salt 1 shallot, minced 1 tbsp olive oil1 orange 1/4 cup raisins or other dried fruit 1/4 cup chopped toasted…

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Cauliflower Couscous

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Yields: 8 servings Ingredients: 2 heads of cauliflower, cut into florets 1 pomegranate, seeds removed 1 small bunch parsley 4 ounces feta, chopped 4 ounces pine nuts, toasted 1/4 cup capers 1 lemon, juiced and zested 2 tablespoons mint, chopped 2 tablespoons Dijon 1/4- 1/2 cup olive…

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Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time: 10 minutes Yields: 8 servings Ingredients: 6 medium (2 pounds) sweet potatoes or yams, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 1/2 cups organic applesauce 1/3 cup maple syrup 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted Directions: Place sweet potatoes in 2 to 3 1/2-quart slow cooker….

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