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Vegan Raw Taco

Posted on August 1st, 2011 in Health, Recipes | No Comments
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by Stacey Amagrande

 

Filling:

6 T                                          TATS Ghost Town Original , Serrano Chili Sauce
1 – 15 oz. can                     Garbanzo Beans (Chick Peas), drained
½ cup                                    Raw Cashews
1 ear                                  of corn, Kernels removed
1 small                                  white onion, grated
1 small                                  Yellow Squash, grated
1                                              Juice of Lime

 

Garnish:

1                                              Jalapeno, minced
1                                              Avocado, diced
1                                              Tomato, diced
3 T                                          Cilantro, finely chopped
1                                              Carrot, peeled and grated

Shells:

12 to 14                                Cabbage leaves, cut in half lengthwise and tough
stems removed

Directions:

1)       Place beans and nuts in a Ziploc bag and mash with meat tenderizer or rolling pin to resemble crumbles .

2)      Combine the remaining ‘Filling’ ingredients with the crumble mixture, until well incorporated.

3)      Spoon 2 to 3 T onto cabbage leaf; Top with a teaspoon of each garnish item.   ENJOY!!!

Study: Junk food addiction similar to crack-cocaine

Posted on June 21st, 2011 in Health | No Comments
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Follow Link to full article: http://peoplesworld.org/study-junk-food-addiction-similar-to-crack-cocaine/ 

According to a new study by The Scripps Research Institute in Florida, scientists found making meals of fatty foods may be as addictive as crack-cocaine, causing compulsive eating and obesity.

The three-year study, involving rats, found that over-consumption of high calorie foods can trigger addiction-like responses in the brain. Scientists found decreased levels of a specific brain chemical that allows a feeling of reward in the overweight rats. The low levels of this chemical (dopamine receptor) in the brain is similar to humans addicted to drugs.