The Exercise Prescription for Depression

Written by: Jena Walther The people in our country are sad, quite literally. Roughly 10% of Americans take antidepressants. That’s 32 million people – a large proportion of whom have been diagnosed with mild cases, meaning they don’t meet the standards of what psychiatrists consider major depression. It’s true – pills provide the most instant gratification…

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Strawberry Coconut Martini

Written by: Branko Fernandez It’s that time of the year when all you want to do is cozy up next to a refreshing pool and cool off with a delicious beverage. If the heat has been getting to you, we have just the right recipe for you to stir up and cool these summer days…

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Sit Less, For Your Health

Written by: Jena Walther A new study confirms: sitting is bad for us – cutting years off of our lives even – whether we exercise regularly or not. Researchers report significant links between sitting time and our risk for developing chronic diseases like diabetes and cancer. What’s more concerning about their findings? Exercise doesn’t seem…

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7 Herbs and Spices that Improve Health

Written by: Branko Fernandez We all know that herbs and spices are essential in making food extra delicious to the taste buds. Did you know that herbs and spices also contain powerful health-promoting agents? Here are 7 herbs and spices and a little about their health benefits as a bonus to think about the next…

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Butternut Squash Polenta Pancake

Written by: Branko Fernandez The inspiration for this recipe came from a chef and author that we love. We took his recipe and put our very own Secret Table twist on it for our collaboration event with Puzzle Israel “A Taste of Israel”. It was an amazing experience being able to forage for some fresh…

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Branko’s Sexy Mayan Bites

Ingredients Yields about 8 mini plantain bites. Total prep and cook time approximately one and half hours. Ingredients: 2 large organic ripe plantains. 1/2 cup refried organic black beans (for easiest method buy refried with only salt added). 100% coconut cream 1/2 cup, cinnamon (powder or sticks), raw sugar, raw honey 1/4 cup, organic coconut…

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Pablo’s Stuffed Mini Squash Recipe

Ingredients Yields 4-5 servings, total time about 1 hour Ingredients: 4-5 mini squash, eight-ball or yellow Filling: 1 cup black rice (Forbidden Rice) 1/4 onion, 1 garlic clove, 1/2 cup cilantro, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, Himalayan pink salt, fresh ground pepper. Topping: 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, 1/4 cup parsley, chopped 1 thumb fresh ginger, 1…

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