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5 Iconic Holiday Cookies Made Healthier

You may be asking who in their right mind would want to make a cookie healthier? True; it’s a treat, a splurge, an immutable indulgence. However, healthier doesn’t necessarily mean lower in fat or cal…

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6 Ways to Give Experiences Instead of Things This Holiday Season

The holiday season doesn't have to be all about physical gifts. There are countless reasons why getting away from that materialistic model is a great idea. Not only is it better from a financial persp…

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The Ultimate Guide to Apple Picking

The crunch of fallen leaves, muted blooms of mums, and flickering lights of carved jack-o-lanterns are all autumn mainstays. The abundance of apples is also another welcome sign of fall. Although appl…

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German Spiced Cookies (Recipe)

  Like gingerbread, the German holiday cookie pfeffernüsse is loaded with spices. If you're really ambitious, you should grind the spices up yourself. Pfeffernüsse. Ingredients: Coo…

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Banana Muffin Recipe

Recipe: Banana Muffins From: Margaret Chapman at Plant Based on a Budget Follow us on Facebook and Twitter! Yield : 16 Servings : 16 Prep Time : 5m Cook Time : 25m Ready In : 30m …

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13 Surprising Uses for Rice

  Rice isn't just for dinner! This staple is a multi-purpose wonder: it keeps your feet warm, it rescues your fancy electronics, it does difficult cleaning jobs, and even keeps your pet entert…

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How to Tell if Baking Soda & Baking Powder Are Still Good

I used to think baking soda and baking powder were eternal, like the culinary equivalent of Styrofoam or crayons. But as with most things, even baking soda and baking powder have a shelf life, as they…

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Get Your Fill With These Holiday Recipes

One of my favorite things about the holidays is the food — I'm sure many of you agree with me. How can I say no to bowl upon heaping bowl of all my favorite goodies, both salty and sweet? (Answer: I c…

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Holiday Apple Cake and The Power of Food

For about eight years, I struggled with an eating disorder, which I largely overcame about two years ago. I hesitate to say I entirely overcame it because I still have moments in which I'm unhappy wit…

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Eating Disorders and Labeling Negative Thoughts

I recently read this article in Elephant Journal entitled "Confessions of a Food Restrictor." In the words of my beloved Oprah, it was an "Aha Moment" for me. The author, Anne Falkowski, explains her…

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