How to Master Mindful Eating

Mindful eating is more of an art than a science, but the practice is something that can change the way you think about what goes on your plate.

During a typical meal, we may pay attention to the first bite or two, which helps us recognize whether or not the food pleases the palate and meets our expectations. But after that, eating can become an unconscious activity that is just part of daily life—like tying shoelaces or checking the mailbox.

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Health Perch is a digital health magazine focusing on physical and mental wellness, as well as ways to fight signs of aging. We aim to make health and wellness easy to understand and fun to read.

We keep you up to date with the latest health articles, tips, & advice. Catch us on Twitter (@HealthPerch) for even more health news, and keep coming back here to learn how to become the healthiest version of you.

More Than a Feeling | Organic Really Is Better For You

Humans have practiced agriculture for thousands of years. The food that we produced over the millennia allowed for the expansion of culture and societies, the flourishing of arts and science. For the past 10,000 years the food that sustained human development had been cultivated with organic methods. It was only recently that large chemical companies such as Monsanto and DuPont took an interest in repurposing their technology in our fields. This departure from organic agriculture transpired a mere seven decades ago and has transformed food production into big business.

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Melody is the Vice President of Policy and Industry Relations for United Natural Foods (UNFI). In this role she is responsible for communicating and educating all stakeholders on critical organic issues. Her Blog www.organicmattersblog.com covers a range of organic and sustainable food issues.

She is the executive director of the UNFI Foundation which is dedicated to funding non-profit organizations that promote organic agriculture  www.unfifoundation.org. Melody serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Organic Trade Association www.ota.com.

I'm Doing Everything Right, Why Am I Not Losing Weight?

Here’s the scenario. You’ve started going to the gym, working with a new trainer, or bought a fancy DVD workout that’s supposed to get you ripped in 90 days. You’ve been consistent in putting in the workouts, you feel a lot stronger, you have a lot more energy, but the pounds that you were hoping to lose haven’t come off. You ask yourself, “Why am I not losing weight?” Now what do you do?

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Johnny Nasello is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and nationally recognized expert group fitness instructor living in Portland, Oregon. Keep up with his current trainings, classes, insights, and ridiculously awesome Online Bootcamp and Yoga program at his blog www.johnnyfit.com.

Summertime Chilled Tomato Soup With Guacamole

by Amy Jeanroy / Foodista.com

The wonderful thing about the garden season is that you have such a variety of foods that need little done to them to taste wonderful. Try harvesting a few of your favorite veggies, and breaking out the hand blender to make the perfect appetizer or first course. 

If you have never tried cold soups, you are in for a treat. They retain all the robust flavor of the fresh ingredients, and are perfect for an evening meal, with a baguette of crusty bread and some good cheese. 

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Foodista is a passionate community of food lovers who want to share and exchange its collective knowledge about all things culinary. Our editorial content informs and entertains readers with a daily dose of food news, cooking tips and recipes, health and nutrition information, holidays and special events, and more. Additionally, we feature a wealth of encyclopedic content about foods, tools, and techniques, and house a growing database of user-added recipes.

Cauliflower Steak Sandwich Recipe from Curry Girls Kitchen

Don't sit in the corner at a summer barbeque just because you don't eat meat. These hearty grilled vegetarian and (if you choose) gluten-free savory sandwiches will make the carnivores eye you with envy!

Cauliflower Steak Sandwich

Ingredients:

1 large Cauliflower or broccoflower/Romanesco head

2 cloves garlic, minced

Celtic sea salt

Olive oil

For Sandwich:

2 slices toasted whole wheat bread or, for gluten-free, Udi’s whole grain brown rice bread

Basil pesto

Avocado

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http://www.currygirlskitchen.com We are passionate whole food crusaders who love seasonal fresh local food, farmers markets, cooking, sharing meals with family and friends, and just hanging out in our kitchen. Curry Girls Kitchen was created for people who will be inspired to prepare our healthy Uncomplicated easy to prepare yummy family recipes. We love to share our family’s experiences in the kitchen with you. We truly believe in our heart that food IS LOVE! What better way to say “I LOVE YOU” than to serve up a delicious meal made with love. The kitchen IS the heart of our homes and all of us Curry Girls wish to share a piece of our home with you! Visit our Website: CurryGirlsKitchen.com ~ Follow us on Instagram @CurryGirlsKitchen and Twitter @TheCurryGirls

Here's a Green Hack Even I Was Able to Do

I must admit…I have something of a brown thumb. I keep trying to grow things in my yard, in planters and pots, indoors, outdoors — and every time I get a new plant I can almost hear it scream as it is ushered into its last days. They don’t do anything wrong, these poor little verdant victims, I just don’t have a whole lot of success in the growing department.

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Andrew is the author of Frommer's global guide to volunteer vacations, "500 Places Where You Can Make a Difference" (Gold Medal Winner from Society of American Travel Writers: Best Guide Book 2010). He spent more than a decade on the editorial team of PASSPORT Magazine. He has volunteered and led teams on service projects around the world, and is honored to be on the boards of directors for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF.org) and Mentor Artists Playwrights Project (mentorartists.org). Mersmann has been a featured speaker, interview guest, or moderator on several travel talks, from the New York Times Travel Show, Smithsonian Associates, and the 92nd Street Y-TriBeCa to Oprah and Friends, Animal House, and The Focus Group on satellite radio as well as on NY1 television. Past participant at the Clinton Global Initiative and judge for Condé Nast World Changers Conference, he blogs about volunteering and service travel at www.ChangeByDoing.com. As part of the evox television team, he is dedicated to audience engagement, so if you're not engaged, he needs to be thumped on the head (gently)...or at least told (nicely). Twitter: /ChangeByDoing

Chai Tea Porridge Recipe | Curry Girls Kitchen

A foggy morning had us craving something warm. So we blended two of our favorites Chai Tea and creamy rice cereal. We were all out of Bob’s Red Mill Creamy Rice Farina ~ so we blended sprouted brown rice in our Magic Bullet, and made our own steel cut rice!

Worked perfectly!

Chai Tea Porridge

Ingredients:

1/3 Cup cream rice farina or 1/3 Cup rice that’s been steel cut in the “bullet”

2/3 Cup Chai ~ pre-made tea, strong!

Cinnamon

Dates, chopped

Hazelnut Milk or Almond Milk

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http://www.currygirlskitchen.com We are passionate whole food crusaders who love seasonal fresh local food, farmers markets, cooking, sharing meals with family and friends, and just hanging out in our kitchen. Curry Girls Kitchen was created for people who will be inspired to prepare our healthy Uncomplicated easy to prepare yummy family recipes. We love to share our family’s experiences in the kitchen with you. We truly believe in our heart that food IS LOVE! What better way to say “I LOVE YOU” than to serve up a delicious meal made with love. The kitchen IS the heart of our homes and all of us Curry Girls wish to share a piece of our home with you! Visit our Website: CurryGirlsKitchen.com ~ Follow us on Instagram @CurryGirlsKitchen and Twitter @TheCurryGirls

Food Revolution Summit - Eat Your Way to Feeling Great

Food Revolution Summit ** FREE ** April 25-May 3

It’s no surprise that there are a lot of strong opinions and feelings about food, toxins, GMOs, nutrition, and how we nourish ourselves. To get up-to-the minute understanding about the food-isphere, check out the free Food Revolution Summit, broadcasting this week and beyond (April 25-May 3).

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Andrew is the author of Frommer's global guide to volunteer vacations, "500 Places Where You Can Make a Difference" (Gold Medal Winner from Society of American Travel Writers: Best Guide Book 2010). He spent more than a decade on the editorial team of PASSPORT Magazine. He has volunteered and led teams on service projects around the world, and is honored to be on the boards of directors for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF.org) and Mentor Artists Playwrights Project (mentorartists.org). Mersmann has been a featured speaker, interview guest, or moderator on several travel talks, from the New York Times Travel Show, Smithsonian Associates, and the 92nd Street Y-TriBeCa to Oprah and Friends, Animal House, and The Focus Group on satellite radio as well as on NY1 television. Past participant at the Clinton Global Initiative and judge for Condé Nast World Changers Conference, he blogs about volunteering and service travel at www.ChangeByDoing.com. As part of the evox television team, he is dedicated to audience engagement, so if you're not engaged, he needs to be thumped on the head (gently)...or at least told (nicely). Twitter: /ChangeByDoing

Delicious Healthy Avocado Pasta Recipe

At first glance you might think we're pulling a fast one on you—doing some weird mashup of guacamole and pasta—but fear not, this is a winner waiting to happen. Delicious, creamy (with no milk or cream!), and healthy. Makes a great side dish, or top with grilled chicken for a complete meal. Pairs well with grilled chicken, grilled or baked pork chops, baked or sauteed fish, or boiled shrimp.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 12 minutes
Servings: 6 - 8

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evox provides an integrated entertainment experience that inspires positive changes in the way people live and work. We celebrate the good things about you, your family, your community, and your world. The network delivers a unique blend of evocative HD video programming, online community interaction, and related product shopping, to help people live a better life, grow as individuals, and in so doing, contribute to a better world.

Healthy Encurtido Salvadoreno

Encurtido Salvadoreño
(Salvadoran Pickled Cabbage)

This recipe, adapted by the US Department of Health and Human Services, is one of an entire cookbook creating heart-healthy versions of beloved Latino recipes.

Ingredients 

1 medium head cabbage, chopped
2 small carrots, grated
1 small onion, sliced
½ teaspoon dried red pepper flakes (optional)
½ teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon brown sugar
¼ cup vinegar
½ cup water

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evox provides an integrated entertainment experience that inspires positive changes in the way people live and work. We celebrate the good things about you, your family, your community, and your world. The network delivers a unique blend of evocative HD video programming, online community interaction, and related product shopping, to help people live a better life, grow as individuals, and in so doing, contribute to a better world.

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