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Basil: Subtle Kitchen Herb with Powerful Health Benefits

"A man taking basil from a woman will love her always." Sir Thomas Moore Basil, "the oldest herb," is one of my favorites for cooking and health. Discover its balancing health benefits, its amazing…

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Fresh Herb Soup (Recipe)

  A few fresh herbs are great -- so a ton of fresh herbs will be even better, right? Well, I wasn't so sure. More isn't always better, after all, and this soup calls for fresh parsley, basil, …

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Salmonella in Your Spice Rack?

In the past there have been rampant salmonella outbreaks in lettuce, sprouts, and even peanut butter, but now it’s time to be wary of a surprising source -- your spice rack. In a recently published st…

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Tomato and Silken Tofu Caprese Salad

Recipe: Tomato and Silken Tofu Caprese Salad From: Stefan at Plant Based on a Budget Follow us on Facebook and Twitter! Caprese salad's one of those dishes that's done so often, and usually so i…

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17 Ways to Use Basil (Slideshow)

  Basil season is finally here! How are you going to use your bounty? Click through to check out some great ways to use basil --yes, beyond the classic tomato-basil-mozzarella combination. Wha…

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Strawberries with Basil Granita (Recipe)

I've tried plenty of those machine-less ice cream recipes and, well, they just never turn out how I want them to turn out. I've resigned myself to the fact that a mediocre homemade version of somethin…

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Roasted Tomatoes with Basil Dressing

  Is everyone else as excited for tomato season as I am? Try out this great take on a classic caprese salad -- it's to die for! Roasted Tomatoes with Basil Dressing Ingredients: For …

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An Easy Twist on Basil Pesto (Recipe)

I've been searching for the perfect basil pesto recipe for years to no avail. Which is funny, because, well, there aren't a whole lot of variations out there. Almost all recipes call for the same 5 or…

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Basil & Summer Squash Soup (Recipe)

  This soup is just as good cold as it is hot -- maybe even better! I served it with crusty bread, but, next time, I think I just might make some herby croutons. Basil & Summer Squash S…

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7 of Our Favorite Green Breakfast Ideas

What did you have for breakfast? Something is certainly better than nothing, but you should try to get the most out of that something. If you have no more time than to toast an English muffin, at leas…

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