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Springtime Sangria (Recipe)

No need to spend a fortune on sparkling wine -- cheap bottles do just fine here! Make this sangria just before serving. Strawberry-Rhubarb Sangria. Ingredients: 1/4 Cup sugar 2 Stalks rhub…

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Should Beer Be Part of Your After Workout Plans?

A new beverage Lean Machine, an after workout beer also known as "recovery ale," is creating quite a stir. Should you add beer to your after workout plans or is it just more marketing healthwash? L…

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12 Surprising Uses for Leftover Coffee

There are lots of ways to reuse coffee grounds, but what about uses for leftover coffee itself? That brown beverage is good for more than just your morning wake-up. More coffee reuse ideas: How to Re…

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10 Common Flowers You Should Eat

When most people think of flowers, eating them isn't usually the first thing that comes to mind. However, many of these beautiful plants can be eaten and can add color and texture to a raw salad or …

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Protein Powder Primer: Whey or No Whey?

I have many clients who tell me they want to cut back on meat but they are worried about getting enough protein every day.  I tell them about the great, delicious vegetarian sources of whole food prot…

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Improve Your Life With … Green Smoothies?

There are many so-called "superfoods" out there that boast miraculous claims that often can't hold any water. But, the ubiquitous green smoothie? Sure, it has fruits and veggies galore, but can it rea…

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9 Crazy New Food Concoctions

Hey, you can't eat healthy 24/7, right? These strange food hybrids and inventions are not for the faint of heart (or the tight of pants).   Wine Milkshake Your favorite childhood treat and…

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5 Reasons K-Cups Aren’t OK for the Environment

All-in-one coffee and filter things are a quick way to make just one cup. But these coffee pods---coffee's convenience craze of the century, otherwise known as "K-Cups"---are also a quick way to wr…

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14 Ways to Use Spinach (on National Spinach Day!)

What's for dinner tonight? How about a spinach strata or farro salad? Whatever you cook, throw some spinach in, because today is the day to honor this versatile and nutritious plant. That's right -- M…

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12 Facts You Probably Had Wrong About St. Patrick’s Day

Between the shamrocks, rainbows leading to pots of gold, mischievous little green men and the pub crawling, there is a lot to love about this fun Irish holiday, even if you are not Irish or live nowhe…

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And of course there are the "pass 'em off to the neighbors, since we have so many!" and canning (wel…

We bought a watermelon on the road, that was apparently grown in polluted soil. It had such a str…

As I understand the vegan movement, it has nothing to do with one's personal economy. People choose…

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I absolutely have to try the tomato tart, but one of my favorite way to use those abundant summer to…