Recipes & Cooking Videos

Spinach-Feta and Ground Turkey Frittata

A frittata is a type of Italian omelet – you can add almost anything to the eggs. It is also delicious eaten cold and makes an ideal “Grab and Go” snack. Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 2 cups fresh spinach 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped ¾ cup ground turkey ½ cup black beans, cooked 4 eggs 1 tomato, diced 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped 1 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped ½ cup Feta cheese Sea salt, to taste Instructions: Heat 2 Tbsp. of the oil in a skillet. Add the turkey, and let cook over medium heat for

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Vibrant Lifestyle

Chef Colombe’s Personal Philosophy

I am looking at scars that I have on my body, which have lived with me for years now. These scars remind me that my body has been healing, quietly, with conscious input from me, for years now. But it wasn’t always this simple…   Having a bout with a chronic disease a few years back,I pause to remember the physical pain of getting out of bed in the morning which meant aching feet, stiff knees, shooting back & neck pain, and a fuzzy brain from not sleeping well, that would only get worse as the day went on.  

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Eat the right foods to enhance your individual metabolism
Vibrant Nutrition

Project YOU: Eat the right foods to enhance your individual metabolism

It is essential to understand that food is the ultimate medicine. There are no drugs, vitamins, or man-made substances that will influence your health as profoundly as the whole unaltered foods you consume. Cutting edge research shows that no single diet works well for everyone. The vast majority of diets out there on the market today are of the “Diet-A-Go-Go” or “Take Away” nature, meaning that they advise you to NOT eat or omit foods to correct your compromised state. Chef Colombe of Life Made Edible has developed a revolutionary Clarity Cleanse that addresses “Diets of Depletion,” and the importance

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Recipes & Cooking Videos

Vanilla Chocolate Chip Protein Balls

Do you ever get a craving for just a little bit of chocolate? Yes? Well, these little guys are just the ticket to tickle your taste buds. Loaded with protein, they will satisfy your hunger and keep you going steady until your next meal. Yield: 30 Ingredients: 1 cup organic, gluten-free rolled oats 1¾ cups cashew butter ½ cup gluten-free oat bran 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ⅓ cup raw honey ½ teaspoon vanilla bean ¾ cup unsweetened dried coconut flakes ½ cup chocolate chips (soy-, gluten-, and dairy-free, sweetened with organic evaporated cane juice) ⅓ cup whey protein powder (gluten-free,

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nutritious healthy foods
Vibrant Nutrition

The Wellness Chef’s Assessment on Malnutrition: A Case Study

Betty: 55 y/o female, Stage III Cancer of the LarynxTreatment: Active Chemotherapy combined with Radiation Symptom: Nausea/Vomiting – with the use of Cisplatin, but not limited to. Strategies: Hydration: If you are feeling nauseated or actually vomiting, it is so important that you get adequately hydrated. The more dehydrated you get, the worse your symptoms become and the worse you feel. If you are able to take oral hydration that’s great, but if you can’t it may be prudent to go to the hospital to get a few liters of fluid, it doesn’t mean you have to stay in the

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Recipes & Cooking Videos

Eggplant Caviar

As sophisticated as this recipe sounds, it is really very simple to make. I like to top off my salad greens with a spoonful, as well as serve it as an accompaniment with fish. Yield: about 2 cups Ingredients: 1 to 1½ pounds eggplant 2–4 garlic cloves, minced 3 shallots, minced 1 tablespoon cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 2–3 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly juiced Sea salt to taste Dash cayenne pepper Instructions: Preheat oven to 350°F. Puncture eggplant several times with a fork, place it on a baking sheet, and bake until it can

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The Wellness Chef’s Care Plan for Fatigue
Building Energy

The Wellness Chef’s Care Plan for “Fatigue”

There are many causes of fatigue in patients who have cancer and they stem from multiple things. One that often occurs is “Reduced Energy Intake,” or simply the patient is just not eating. This is also known as “Increased Resting Energy.” Just as you are sitting here, you are burning a certain number of calories, but with cancer patients, they actually burn more calories at rest than someone who does not have cancer. This is a result of the kinds of chemicals your body is producing to try to fight the tumor. As a result, because your body is producing these

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zucchini "pasta"
Recipes & Cooking Videos

Basic “Pasta” Using Zucchini or Yellow Squash

Serves: 4 Ingredients: 4 large zucchini or yellow squash, washed 1 Tbsp. coconut oil Sea salt Instructions: On a mandolin, or with a food processor, julienne the zucchini or squash and place in a colander. You can also use a “curly fry” attachment for creating spirals for more interest. Add a few dashes of sea salt to the vegetables and toss to coat. Allow to sit in the sink for about 20 minutes. This will help some of the excess water drain out from the zucchini. After the 20 minutes are up, place the zucchini in some paper towels and

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Herxheimer reaction
Vibrant Lifestyle

Why do you sometimes feel sick when you do an internal cleanse or detox?

You have made the decision to get healthier. You decide on a cleanse and are mentally prepared to take the herbs, consume the potions, use the essential oils, drink all that water, and whatever else comes with it. What most are not prepared for is suddenly feeling under the weather out of the blue. It didn’t say anything about this on the label or in the advertising. So, why do you sometimes feel sick when you do an internal cleanse or detox? It’s called a Herxheimer reaction. Herxheimer reactions are a result of inflammation in the body. When you do

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crispy garlic chips recipe
Recipes & Cooking Videos

Crispy Garlic Chips

Yield: ¼ cup These are so flavorful and versatile. I love the crunchy texture they add to so many different dishes. Ingredients: 2 garlic bulbs, cloves separated, skin removed 2 tablespoons grape-seed oil Sea salt, to taste Instructions: Using a sharp knife, slice garlic cloves into very thin slices, about ¼-inch thick. Add grape-seed oil into medium-sized sauté pan, over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, place garlic slices into the pan, allowing them to crisp. When edges of garlic begin to turn just a bit brown, remove pan from heat and gently remove garlic from pan onto a paper

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Health Issues & Detoxing

Parasitic Infections and Treatment Options

Parasites have far surpassed epidemic levels in the United States, with most sources estimating that a massive 85% of Americans have parasitic infections. Because of this, we recommend a parasite cleanse every six months, care in choosing restaurants, and cleaning up after exposure to animals. Unfortunately, most conventional doctors are not trained in the treatment of parasites. It is only when parasites are visually seen that American doctors will suspect them, which requires a horrific case. There are many symptoms of parasites that people express in daily life, believing that these are completely normal. While sickness has become normal in

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Recipes & Cooking Videos

Cashew Cream – Savory and Sweet

Yield: 2½ cups Ingredients:  1cup cashews, raw ½ to ¾ cup of filtered water (add more water according to consistency desired) Instructions: Place cashews in sealable container, add water to cover, and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, place cashews and water into Vita mix or some other mixer capable of puréeing (a blender or food processor will work if you don’t have a Vita mix). Gradually add additional water and blend until mixture is consistency of heavy cream or whatever milk substitute you are trying to accomplish. Tip: You may have to strain the mixture through a fine mesh screen

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