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9 Healthy Ways to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

“We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.” ― David Mamet, Boston Marriage If you exclaimed 'oh yes' to this, you are like me--a lover of things sweet. There is no dou…

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5 Delicious Desserts That Boost Your Health

I have an irrepressible sweet tooth. For years, it would make its presence felt every evening, just after dinner, and I would crave a sweet bite. If nothing healthy was available, I would drift toward…

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Strawberry-Apple Sauce

Recipe: Strawberry-Applesauce From: Honor Fabun at Plant Based on a Budget Follow us on Facebook and Twitter! My favorite summer fruit meets my favorite autumn fruit in this wholesome treat. I’m…

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Cucumber Watermelon Lemonade

Recipe: Lemonade From: Toni Okamoto at Plant Based on a Budget Follow us on Facebook and Twitter! I picked some lemons off of my tree and spent $1.50 on a pre-cut 1/4 watermelon and cucumber.  I…

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Three Melon Fruit Salad (Recipe)

  It's hard not to be reminded that summer is coming to an end. But it's not over yet -- melon season is still in full swing! Embrace these last few weeks with this refreshing melon salad. Per…

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Does the World Need a Cotton Candy Grape?

A few decades ago, there was an utter dearth when it came to the variety of fruit made available to American consumers. If you wanted an apple, you pretty much had a choice between Red Delicious and G…

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12 Fascinating Fruit & Vegetable Relatives

  Sure, we all know that onions are related to garlic, or that lemons are biologically close to limes. But there are plenty of more surprising fruit, vegetable, grain, flower, herb and even il…

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6 Tips to Get the Most Nutrition Out of Your Produce

OK, so I posted on Eating on the Wild Side by Jo Robinson a few months back, but as I continue to read this well-researched and exceptionally insightful book I am struck by the wealth of tips and tech…

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Which Fruit is Best at Fighting Cancer?

Recently, researchers compared the ability of eleven common fruits to suppress cancer cell growth in vitro. Which do you think was most effective—apples, bananas, cranberries, grapefruits, grapes, lem…

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Is $10 Cold-Pressed Juice Worth the Hype?

Since I could remember, juicing (I am not talking about steroid use among professional athletes, but the actual juicing of fruits and vegetables) is a perennial trend. It was a trend in the 70s, 80s, …

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