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THE LILLS FOOD

The Lills Food showcases our food adventures, as we test ingredients and recipes, travel to food places, share food discoveries and promote healthy eating!

PH BALANCE + ALKALINE FOOD

A few years ago we learned about pH levels in the body. Dr. Otto Warburg was awarded the Nobel Prize for his research on cancer and he put forth the idea that the root cause of cancer is acidicy levels in the body. He and a famed physician, Max Gerson, explained that...

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APPLE CIDER VINEGAR BENEFITS

We were turned on to apple cider vinegar years ago. We heard it was an excellent dressing for salads and we couldn’t agree more. Since then, we’ve learned how amazing the natural remedy is for the skin. It fights acne, brightens complexion and can be used...

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THE MELON BREAKDOWN

At more than 90% liquid, melons will pass through the stomach quite quickly if eaten alone. Combining melons with other foods however, creates fermentation of the fast-decomposing melon which can cause some gastric strain. Next time try eating melons and other fruits...

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TREAT DAY MINI QUICHE RECIPE

These mini quiches are the perfect finger food and they are so delicious, we can never eat just one. They are great to share and we also highly recommend these little fancy treats for parties or get-togethers. Enjoy our mini spinach mushroom tomato quiche recipe...

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OREGANO OIL BENEFITS

We recently learned about and tried using oregano oil. It’s a natural antiseptic, full of antioxidants and it treats infections. Supposedly, it’s also an anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and can eliminate negative organisms in the body when taken daily. It...

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BAKED CAULIFLOWER RECIPE

Take a whole head of cauliflower, dust it with some easy ingredients, bake it up and poof, you’ve got yourself a delicious treat to dig into! We love this recipe because it is perfect for sharing with each other or friends and family. It makes a great snack or...

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HONEY ROASTED PEANUTS RECIPE

We’re nuts about nuts! There are so many things you can do with them, and they’re great on their own. To get even more flavor out of your nuts and seeds, try toasting them for fuller flavor. This is just one salty sweet good-for-you snack that you can make...

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ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP RECIPE

We took home this beautiful butternut squash from the farmers market and on a chilly night, made a delicious soup out of it to warm up. In the ingredients list it includes vegetable broth, but we like to make our own. For this recipe we used carrots, celery, onions,...

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TOMATO SKIN FACE MASKS

Did you know by eating tomatoes, you can naturally protect your skin from the sun? Lycopene, which tomatoes are full of, fights aging, shrinks pores and de-greases skin. Applying tomato straight to the skin regularly, shows a decrease in pore size. It naturally leaves...

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HAZELNUT PEAR APPLE PIE TREAT DAY RECIPE

Pie breaks have been a big part of our relaxation over the years, along with treat days. Sometimes we just need to unwind and have a slice of pie! This Hazelnut Pear Apple Pie is so warming, made with organic pears and apples from our organic SC farmer and an...

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BAKED FALAFEL SALAD WITH AVOCADO TAHINI RECIPE

We used to get the most amazing falafel in Jersey City, when we worked in NYC. It was a weekly thing for us. Falafel is pretty hard to find in South Carolina, so we like to make our own. Sometimes we fry them, but this time we enjoyed freshly baked falafel on a bed of...

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WHITE BEAN HUMMUS RECIPE

We love hummus, but never knew how easy it was to make! It’s so much fun taking whole ingredients, blending them together and as if by magic, transform them into mouth-watering dishes! Our white bean hummus is a favorite of ours. Enjoy our recipe below! To make...

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LIVE FOOD vs DEAD FOOD

Over the last few years, we’ve worked closely with local farmers and food purveyors. The most important thing we learned was the difference between live and dead food. It turns out, when you pick an organic fruit off the tree and bite into it, you’re...

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CARROT BEAN SAMOSAS TREAT DAY RECIPE

We do our best to eat as healthy as we can, but every once and a while we enjoy a treat day and savor some off-the-good-list ingredients, like butter. We had a treat day recently and decided to make some hand-made samosas that call for butter, flour and a fry. They...

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CHIA POWER GEL RECIPE

We’re always looking for more plant based energy foods to eat and drink in place of caffeinated beverages and over-stimulating energy drinks. Chia Seeds happen to pack an incredible amount of natural energy, vitamins and nutrients and can be used in so many...

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OIL PULLING

We had a good laugh when we came across info on oil pulling. We had been swishing coconut oil in our mouths once a day because we know it kills mouth bacteria and leaves our teeth feeling squeaky clean. It turns out swishing oil in the mouth (on an empty stomach) is...

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MEDITERRANEAN GRILLED SWEET POTATO RECIPE

We had a wonderful time wowing our family with these tasty Mediterranean Sweet Potatoes with White Bean Hummus! They are the perfect hors d’oeuvres and you can even eat them with your hands. Not what you’d expect to come off the grill, right? They look...

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SPICED KALE CHIPS RECIPE

We love Kale. It comes in a couple different varieties, all that come with super strong anti-cancer properties. When it comes to making Kale Chips, we prefer Lacinato Kale. It has deep roots in Italian cuisine, particularly Tuscany, hence its common name –...

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DELICATA SQUASH RINGS RECIPE

We picked up some squash that we had never eaten or cooked with before, called Delicata squash. It’s also known as Bohemian or Peanut squash and is a winter vegetable that is cream colored, has green stripes and great texture. It is so easy to work with, the...

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CHOCOLATE HONEY COCONUT MINIS TREAT DAY RECIPE

We’ve really learned how to curb our cravings and eat in moderation (creatively)! One of our new favorite treats are our delicious chocolate honey coconut minis! One bite fulfills our need for a sugar-boost and it’s surprising how long we can make 6 little...

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VEGAN COCONUT TART RECIPE

Back in the day, one of our most favorite treats from the local health food store was the Coconut “Hail Merry” Vegan Tart. We would buy one tart to share between us and cut it into tiny slices so we could savor every little bite.

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HONEY LEMON BRUSSELS SPROUTS RECIPE

Brussels Sprouts can go wrong so very quickly when it comes to cooking them. We finally figured out a great way to sweeten them up and change their flavor profile up a bit! Now, we can’t get enough and have even gotten the thumbs up from a certain family member...

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GROWING TOMATOES

Rather than buying tomatoes from the store, this season we picked up organic plants from our local farmers market and began our own tomato garden. A variety of young tomatoes found a home in our beds. As they matured, little green tomatoes began popping…

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