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Why You Should Snack on Bruschetta: 7 Healthy Reasons

A hunk of Italian bread brushed with oil, rubbed with garlic, topped with juicy tomatoes, sprinkled with basil leaves: bruschetta is more than an appetizer; it is truly a slice of good health. Rarely…

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Pasta with Summer Squash and Feta

YIELD 4 servings Ingredients 4 cups yellow or green squash, sliced 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 ounces feta cheese Fresh basil Instructions 1. Sauté squash in olive oil over high heat unti…

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Healthy Italian Pasta Salad

YIELD 6-8 servings Ingredients 1 pound (1 16-ounce box) brown rice fusilli pasta (or favorite noodles) 2 cups fresh roma tomato, chopped 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoe…

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10 Things You Can Do With a Jar of Pesto

Every summer, I grow bushels of sweet and lemon basil. I love transforming the herbs into a fresh-tasting, bright green pasta sauce by combining them with garlic, Parmesan and pine nuts. But you ca…

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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

Don't let summer pass without using up your bounty of basil. There are many ways to enjoy this fragrant herb -- beyond the classic tomato-basil-mozzarella combination. What's your favorite way to use …

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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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