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Jicama - A Great Source of Carbs for Raw Foodies

Posted by Jackie Hitchcock on January 12, 2013 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (0)

     Jicama - A Great Source of Carbs for Raw Foodies

Jicama is a vine indigenous to Mexico.  The edible portion of Jicama is the root, it also goes by the name of Mexican Yam or Mexican Turnip.  While Jicama may resemble potato, it is much sweeter and not gritty like the potato.  It's sweet flavour comes from it's inulin content, a fructooligosaccharide, which is a prebiotic essential to gut health...

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Yerba Mate For Wellness

Posted by Jackie Hitchcock on January 10, 2013 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

            Organically Grown Yerba Mate For Wellness

As I sit here enjoying an afternoon cup of Yerba Mate, I thought I might share with you some of it's benefits.

For those of you aren't familiar with Yerba Mate, it's a South American species of Holly which has been consumed for hundreds of years in the form of tea.  Yerba Mate promotes a sense of well-being and naturally increases energy levels.  It is be...

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Raw Gazpacho Soup - Sans Garlic!

Posted by Jackie Hitchcock on September 2, 2012 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

I've been visiting Prince Edward County, Ontario for most of the summer!  Local food is very much a part of the culture here.  Coming into September, the weather is still hot and sunny, there is so much local produce to enjoy!  A cold gazpacho soup was in order today, it turned out so delicious, I made two batches! 

I'm currently working with an individual who doesn't...

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Wild Purslane - A Succulent Vegetable

Posted by Jackie Hitchcock on September 2, 2012 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

     A friend of mine recently complained of weeds in his tomato garden.  This sounds normal, except that the particular 'weed' he was concerned about is purslane, a delicious vegetable itself!


     Purslane is a member of the family portulacaceae, related to the house plant portulaca.  ...

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