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    Arepas, a traditional food

    As someone born in Bogotá, Colombia, the idea of eating arepas for breakfast regularly is a desire that constantly comes and goes. On one hand, it is quite an easy side dish to make if we use the modern process: using pre-cooked corn flour. On the other hand, I am a person who values variety enormously, but I do not have all the utensils and ingredients I need to make the at least 55 types of arepas you can find in Colombia. What is an arepa? An arepa is a flat, unleavened bread traditionally made by soaking and pounding dried corn in a large mortar and pestle. The moist pounded…

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    Recovery Soup

    Wash all vegetables and herbs thoroughly 1 tbsp. algae-vegetable broth (1 tbsp. extra) 2 medium-sized carrots, peeled and chopped into small cubes 2 medium-sized parsnips, peeled and chopped into small cubes 1 medium-sized parsley root, peeled and chopped into small cubes 5 large potatoes, peeled and chopped into small cubes 1 small broccoli, cut into thin slices 1 small cauliflower, cut into thin slices 10 medium-sized green beans cut into small cubes 1 small turmeric root, peeled and chopped into small cubes 1 small ginger root, peeled and chopped into small cubes 1 small bunch of cilantro, chopped for garnish 1 small bunch of parsley, chopped for garnish 2 cloves…

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    Carrot-Parsnip Balls

    Ingredients ¼  cup almonds, chopped ¼  cup Brazil nuts, chopped ¼  cup walnuts, chopped ⅓  cup dates ⅓  cup coconut flakes, ground ½  cup orange carrots, grated ½  cup purple carrots, grated ¼  cup parsnip, grated ½  cup gluten-free rolled oats 1 tsp. ground cinnamon ¼ tsp. ground black pepper ¼ tsp. vanilla extract ⅛ tsp. fresh lemon juice     Instructions Grate the carrots and parsnip and put them aside. Put the almonds, walnuts, Brazil nuts, dates and coconut flakes together in a food processor or blender and process until a sticky mixture forms.  Add the mixture to the grated carrots and parsnip. Add the rolled oats, cinnamon, black…

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    The Significance of Movement and Exercise for the Body

    Everywhere we look around us, we see advertising campaigns about the health benefits of moving and doing exercise. Colorful, visibly displayed, beautifully designed advertising banners about yoga, Pilates, or tai chi classes, the next fitness center around the corner, and even a walking retreat in the Swiss Alps attract everyone’s attention for a moment. It’s a fact: we are not a sedentary species by nature, on the contrary, we are a very active one. Moving our bodies daily and regularly is vital for our mental and physical health. Movement is one result of the constant energy flow that courses through our bodies as a biological norm of our existence. Movement…

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    Why Changing Eating Habits is Challenging

    One of the most important milestones we need to be fully aware of in developing healthy eating habits is learning how to develop and establish steady ones. As human beings, we always learn and develop habits by repeating patterns and establishing routines that help us structure our daily lives. We are driven to seek them because they’re predictable, and predictable means safe. We like to automate many of these too in order to fully concentrate on ways of developing our skills and carry out tasks like learning, studying, working, socializing, reading, etc. For example, we eat to obtain the fuel we need to function properly. Almost never, do we stop…