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Soups & Salads

10 Quick Tricks for Healthy Weekday Dinners

With cooler evenings and busier schedules, it seems like the whole family is hungrier than ever at suppertime these days. How can you get everyone fed, healthy, and happy -- fast -- without wearing …

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9 Unique Ways to Enjoy the Healing Powers of Dark Chocolate

If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Except in the case of dark chocolate. Sure, chocolate’s exquisitely decadent. But its primary ingredient, cocoa, has triple the antioxidants of gree…

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17 Tomato Recipes You Will Love

Whether you're struggling to keep up with your garden's mad rush to the finish or just looking for new ways to enjoy the beautiful, late summer tomatoes at the farmers' market, a little inspiration is…

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10 Deliciously Healthy One-Pot Meals

Now that the school year is back in full swing, do you find yourself scrambling to put a healthy meal on the table? Me. TOO. And when you do manage to pull together a yummy supper, the last thing you …

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A Gorgeous Gallery of September Flowers

September is the time of year when children head back to school and the harvest begins to wind down in the Northern Hemisphere. While the weather is often mild and sunny, there tends to be a feeling o…

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Kale Salad with Apples and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

YIELD 10 servings Ingredients Salad: 2 bunches kale, washed, dried and stemmed 2 honeycrisp apples 1 medium red onion, very thinly sliced 1 cup pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds), toasted …

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Cucumber Seaweed Salad with Sesame Dressing

This delightful salad comes to you via my mom-in-law, Annette, who's traveled extensively and is a gifted cook, among other things. While living in Tokyo years ago, she learned to make wakame kyuri su…

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Easy Summer Rice Salad

YIELD 6 servings Ingredients 3 cups cold basmati rice (leftover takeout works wonderfully) 1/3 cup Italian dressing 2 large tomatoes, chopped 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped 1/2 red o…

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Italian Spinach Salad and Crispy Eggplant

Simple and delicious, this salad is super as a side or just on its own. The softness of the baby spinach goes well with the creaminess of the Caesar and the crunch of the sunflower seeds. Italia…

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Yellow Tomato Soup with Avocados

YIELD 3 servings Ingredients Cilantro Oil: 1 cup fresh cilantro 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Soup: 1 medium onion 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups yellow cherry tomatoes (or any summer c…

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Very useful information, thank you! But... and roaches? I really prefer foxes over roaches, hehe.

i love humous! (it's made of garbanzo beans aka chick peas, and ground up into a "paste-like" consis…

I eat walnuts and almonds everyday-- hard to just eat the small amount you are supposed to. Nice to…