Frozen Smart Bark

Summertime brings a quest for cool. What better way than with some cool, creamy frozen bark as a little midday snack? This iced bark is studded with a combination of brain-healthy ingredients—golden flaxseed, walnuts, and turmeric to name a few. Here’s to putting a healthy chill into a warm day. Tips Frozen bark is delicious […]

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Grilled Honeyed Pineapple and Macadamias

In small saucepan, make syrup by combining water, juice, honey, and vanilla seeds. Heat to dissolve honey and stir to blend. Boil until mixture is reduced by a third and slightly thickened. Remove from heat and pour into 9 x 13 in (23 x 33 cm) dish. Cool mixture slightly. Grease barbecue grill with oil […]

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A Feast in Yellow | alive

From turmeric-laced barley to yellow beet salsa and grilled pineapple, these delectable golden recipes have one thing in common—they all contain stellar food for thought. Want to sharpen your thinking? Eating certain foods, especially those high in antioxidants, can improve your brain health and reduce the risk of cognitive impairment. It’s suggested that eating a […]

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Chipotle Strawberry Chicken Grilled Cheese

In medium saucepan over medium, heat oil. Add shallot and garlic; heat for 1 minute. Add strawberries, red wine vinegar, chipotle chili, and salt to pan and simmer over medium-low heat for 5 minutes. Stir in rosemary and remove from heat. In skillet over medium-low heat, melt butter. Top a slice of bread with chicken, […]

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Raspberry Gazpacho

A quick trip through the blender serves to mingle a riot of fresh flavours, which is why the cold soup known as gazpacho is always a delicious way to beat the heat. This riff on the Spanish soup includes raspberries for a touch of sweetness, while the chunky topping adds contrasting texture. Tip Slowly pouring […]

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Feeding the Brain | alive

“You can’t wink your eye without nutrients being involved, never mind think, remember, learn, or sleep.” So says brain expert Aileen Burford-Mason, author of The Healthy Brain: Optimize Brain Power at Any Age. Find out more about how to feed your body’s command and control centre. When people embark on the path to healthy eating, […]

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Blueberry Cornbreads

Blueberries add an unexpected jolt of fresh berry flavour to cornbread, making each bite that much more satisfying. By breaking out the muffin pan, you’ve got a bounty of preportioned cornbreads to make mealtime that much more of a breeze. Don’t forget to keep the soft butter handy. The cornbreads are best served warm—reheat them […]

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Trust Your Gut | alive

Scientists are discovering the truth behind the phrase, “Think with your gut.” Your gut, and the bacteria that live in it, shape our thoughts and moods. Startling research shows the implications this has on Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and general mental health. “All disease begins in the gut,” said Hippocrates, the so-called father of modern medicine. It […]

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