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Heal Your Body With Food!

Want a healthier and longer life free of common diseases and conditions? Your best line of defence, as well as offence, may line up in the kitchen. Making a switch to the right foods can reward you and your family with great health benefits and turn back the clock on aging. HealWithFood.org provides condition-specific nutrition guides as well as general healthy eating tips to help you make that switch.

HEALTH FOOD of the week

Next time you fancy a rice dish, why not use red rice instead of white or brown rice? With its wonderful nutty flavor, French red rice is one of the tastiest rice varieties out there, and it is good for you, too! Packed with procyanidins (the same flavonoids that give red wine, cocoa beans and aronia berries many of their health benefits), red rice is definitely worth befriending! For details, check out this week's in-depth article Health Benefits of Red Rice.

SMOOTHIE of the week

Berrylicious Raspberry-Rooibos Smoothie

In this smoothie, we combine chilled rooibos tea with red raspberries, banana and orange to create an intriguing blend that is pleasing both to the eye and the palate. Chia seeds are thrown into the mix for an added health kick. Click on the link below to view the complete ingredient list and instructions, as well as the beloved Tweak It! box which allows you to create a new variation of the basic recipe for every day of the week!

KITCHEN GADGET of the week

Compact Electric Food Slicer for Home Use

The pre-packaged deli meats you find in the grocery stores are typically expensive and loaded with preservatives and other additives, plus they generate tons of plastic waste. With a good compact electric food slicer such as the Chef's Choice 610 slicer (pictured on the right), you'll be able to make additive-free deli-style meats at home, while reducing the plastic burden on our already overflowing landfills. Cold cuts aside, most high-quality slicers also cut firm vegetables, fruit, cheese and bread into perfectly even slices. To learn more about these kitchen workhorses, check out this week's special feature:

BOOK of the week

Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi

In this long-awaited follow-up to the bestselling and award-winning cookbook Plenty, Yotam Ottolenghi provides more than 150 chef-crafted vegetarian recipes organized by cooking method. Filled with gorgeous photographs to whet your appetite, it is a must-have for vegetarian and omnivores alike. Order a copy of this inspiring book for yourself or as a gift through Amazon here ( US edition) or here ( UK edition).