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What Chocolate Cake Taught Me About Life

Throughout most of my twenties, I was obsessed with chocolate cake. Especially if it had buttercream frosting. And if it was accompanied by a scoop of Graeter’s vanilla ice cream. In my humble opinion…

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6 Habits That Help Balance Blood Sugar

With so many Americans suffering from obesity and diabetes, it is becoming more important than ever to be aware of your food’s effect on your blood sugar levels. Having high or low blood sugar can lea…

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9 Tricks to Eat Healthy at Any Restaurant

American restaurants are notorious for portion inflation. The problem is, we generally have a tendency to eat whatever we’re served. But why are we trusting restaurants to dictate what a proper portio…

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Hearty Tomato Lentil Soup

A nice hearty bowl of soup sometimes is all you need. Full of protein, vitamins and nutrients, this soup is a great flavorful and nutritious meal for Meatless Monday or any day of the week. 1 ˝ cup…

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Answered: 6 Questions You Have for Vegans

For those who aren't sure what the term means, "vegan" refers to absolutely anything free from animal products. Lots of foods and products people commonly buy are naturally vegan. But veganism is a li…

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Healthy & Delicious Vegetable Lasagna

Lasagna is rarely seen as healthy, but this wonderful dish fits the bill since it's chock full of vegetables. As a lighter version, it has only one layer of noodles, so it is not too “bready.” We use …

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Easy Organic Compost (Infographic)

Composting does a garden good---and organic, DIY is even better! Whether you live in the city, in the suburbs, or in the country---even a cold climate---composting can be easy. No matter the siz…

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What I Learned After Diving Through Hundreds of Dumpsters Across America

It took diving through a dirty dumpster for me to realize that food waste in the U.S. is an absolute fiasco. You may have already heard a few appalling facts about wasted food, but just in case you…

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Why Food is NOT the Enemy

Is it just me, or does it sometimes seem like the mainstream diet and fitness culture is out to scare us skinny? It presents food as nothing more than fuel by promoting a calories-in-versus-calories-b…

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Black Bean Burgers

If you're looking for a healthy and delicious vegetarian burger, look no further. These wonderful black bean patties are loaded with yummy ingredients, and will hold their own at any barbecue. Burg…

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