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3 Delicious Ways to Use Kombucha

It's no secret that Kombucha has taken the health world by storm in recent years. However, some of us may not be totally inclined to drink this fermented elixir in a bottle. Some may just not entirely…

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13 Best Cooking Shortcuts

With a little extra time spent on meal prep tonight, you can save a lot of time on cooking tomorrow. Toss aside your microwave pizzas and boxed macaroni—they're pricey and unsatisfying in every way—th…

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From A to Za’Atar: The Newest Superfoods

Superfoods are known to be low in calories, high in nutrition, and an excellent source of antioxidants. No wonder their popularity is on the rise! The cancer-fighting properties of blueberries and …

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Cauliflower is the New Kale

Move over, kale. This year’s newest food craze is cauliflower. This low-starch, high-nutrition cousin of broccoli is quickly taking center stage as the food trend of the moment. Cauliflower’s winni…

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4 Ways Ants are Good for You and Your Garden

There are over 12,000 named species of ants and at least double that many that remain to be discovered. And while we may not like them inside our house, ants serve a number of useful functions. Accord…

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Lemon-Scented Pasta with Swiss Chard

Tomorrow's Meatless Monday and I've got a good one for ya! I first concocted this heavenly pasta dish five summers ago after we had visited family in Vermont. The scenery was uniquely beautiful - I am…

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Happy Salad

This salad is fun to make, fun to look at and fun to eat! That is why I call it “Happy Salad.” The hint of onion flavor in the dressing makes it rich and tasty. It can add a little brightness to your …

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Umeboshi, A Little Plum With Big Health Benefits

It's the weekend—time to go celebrate the end of another work week. But if your TGIF turns into a Saturday morning hangover, try reaching for umeboshi instead of an aspirin. No, umeboshi isn't a ne…

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A Guide to Cooking and Baking Substitutes

Ever started baking banana bread only to realize you're fresh out of eggs? Luckily, science has come to the rescue yet again with eight alternatives including...mashed potatoes? You'll also never have…

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Red Pepper Couscous

If you want a simple and flavorful dish that also looks pretty, look no further. This red pepper couscous is perfect for picnics, potlucks, or an easy last-minute dinner. Try using jalapeño as a garni…

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