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Zesty Potato & Herb Raita: A Summer Favorite from India

Come summer, the ubiquitous potato forms a happy alliance with cool, fresh yogurt. In the kitchens of North and Central India, this is a simple but delicious accompaniment to daily dal and rice is a b…

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4 Tantalizing Facts About the Mediterranean Diet

When I look back at the summer of 2015, I’ll remember daily dips in the azure sea in Kiveri, a small village situated on the bay of Argos in the Peloponnese. My ritual involved a swim, followed by sim…

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Kaleidoscope Quinoa

In a cooking rut? Try this kaleidoscope quinoa for something that looks as good as it tastes. It's also chock-full of healthy ingredients. 2 cups black beans, canned, drained and rinsed 1 cup red …

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The Fast Track to Finding Balance and Fulfillment

When I began to explore the power of appreciation, I realized that my deepest friendships were the ones I’d appreciated, the ones I valued enough to look after. I also remembered the relationships tha…

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Does Burning 3500 Calories Mean You Lose a Pound of Fat?

Short answer—no. But there's more to this than meets the eye. A few decades back, some scientists experimented on a pound of squooshy, pulpy human fat and found that it contained 3500 calories of e…

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5 Powerful Health Benefits of Black-Eyed Peas

Black-eyed peas, also known as black-eyed beans, are among the most nourishing in the legume family. Their name, of course, comes from the prominent black spot on their creamy skin. Growing up, my …

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The FDA Is Bullying This Vegan Mayo

Did you know that mayonnaise has a legal definition? Neither did anyone else. However, Hampton Creek found out when the Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.) warned the company that its Just Mayo prod…

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The Pegan Diet: Is It The Ideal Diet?

The problem with most diets is that there is a proper way to do it and a cheater’s way to do it. Take being a vegan, for example. You could easily be a vegan by eating only Jif peanut butter and jelly…

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3 Indian Food Habits That Are Good For Health

Let me begin by clarifying that there is no such thing as a "typical Indian way" when it comes to cooking and eating. This nation is simply too vast and varied for that. However, certain healthy tradi…

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How Netflix May Be Hurting Your Health

About 60 percent of Americans regularly binge watch television. Binge watching is defined as watching two or more episodes of the same show in one sitting — yes, as little as two! No judgement — it ha…

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Sounds wonderful. Maybe I can find some un-flavored non-dairy yogurt and give it a try.

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