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Is salt really bad for you?

Salt often gets a bad rap in health circles, but like so many foods today it’s the highly processed and refined version that is bad for us. Did you know that salt in it’s natural form contains 84 minerals, which together help balance the body? In this natural state salt can actually help to restore [...]

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Mango and Tomato salsa

This versatile salsa is a delicious addition to a wide range of dishes, and is a firm favorite at TIEX. This recipe makes enough for 4 servings 400 g diced fresh mango 300g diced tomato 100g chopped onion 1 ½ teaspoon olive oil Chopped parsley Sea salt Mix all ingredients together in a big bowl [...]

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Vegetable salad

Remember that luscious lunch on Lopez Mendez beach? Now you can recreate it at home! This recipe makes enough for 2-3 servings. 1 cup of green beans 1 small carrot – diced ½ zucchini – diced (1 cup) ½ cauliflower 1 cup of yucca (manioc or cassava) – diced ½ cup of parsley and green onions – [...]

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GI vs GL

In a world that is already over complicated we believe in keeping things simple here at TIEX, especially when it comes to health and nutrition! But we wanted to share a little bit of information about glycemic index. There is a lot of buzz around glycemic index – (GI) and glycemic load – (GL); but also some [...]

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Geneva salad

Whilst traveling in Europe Adriana was inspired by her friends fridge to make this quick easy super tasty salad. Often when we are in different in environments we don’t have all the ingredients we may use for a particular dish when we are at home and sometimes this is when the best flavour combinations are [...]

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The clean 15 and the dirty dozen

Here at TIEX we want to try to make healthy eating easier for you by giving you up to date nutrition advice. Eating a wide range of fruits and vegetables is at the core of any healthy eating program. But do you stop to consider the benefits of organic produce? Unfortunately many of the pesticides [...]

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Rice and beans baby!!

One of the best things about Brazil is discovering just how amazing rice and beans can taste. This Brazilian classic is a firm favorite with our guests and for good reason. Not only does it taste delicious (especially with Adriana’s mango salsa on the side) the combination of rice and beans provides a complete source [...]

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