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What You Should Know About Cutting and Cooking Onions

According to the National Onion Association, America's consumption of onions has risen 50 percent in the last 20 years. This is great news, since onions boast many health benefits. Aside from makin…

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Veggie Stuffed Pita Pocket Sandwiches

This sandwich is chock full of vegetables, both cooked and raw. It’s got a great, healthier version of Thousand Island dressing as a sauce. While it's super tasty, it's also a little messy, so make …

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6 Helpful Health Facts About Carrots

Carrots rank right up there with spinach among earth’s topmost health foods. These cold months are a wonderful time to enjoy them steamed, roasted, baked and grilled. My favorite way is to steam them …

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How to Flavor Potatoes Without Salt: 6 Terrific Tips

Potatoes are my favorite comfort food—there are very few days of the month that I don’t enjoy them in some way or the other. I am sure it is the same for many of you. But far too often, potatoes are s…

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Cranberry Quinoa

Cranberries and pecans make this a fun and delicious way to eat quinoa. The light dressing complements the subtle flavors of the quinoa. Ingredients 2 cups quinoa 4 cups water ˝ teaspoon olive o…

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12 Best Genetically-Modified-Free Grocery Stores

Sorry Safeway and Kroger:  while consumers applaud your recent decision to ban genetically-modified salmon from your stores, it’s not enough to make the cut for the Top 12 Right to Know Grocers as ide…

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The Breakfast Food That Might Help You Sleep Better

Think oatmeal, and you think breakfast. No doubt a hearty bowl of oatmeal is a wonderful way to gear up for the day. It is rich in both insoluble and soluble fiber, which keep you feeling satisfied fo…

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6 Health Benefits of Quinoa (& A Sweet Potato Quinoa Cake Recipe)

Mmm, quinoa - a superfood with no fewer than six awesome health benefits. Let us count the ways we love you, quinoa! You... are a complete protein-rich food containing NINE essential amino acid…

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Vibrant Vegetarian Meal in a Bowl: Lentil & Rice Salad

Rice and lentils pair beautifully in the taste department. They combine well nutritionally, too. Lentils, which are legumes, give you insoluble fiber, while rice gives you soluble fiber--both kinds of…

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Pesto Minestrone Soup

A whole meal unto itself, this soup is a flavorful twist on a classic. You can make the pesto yourself or buy one of the wonderful pestos that are available at the market. ˝ onion, cubed 1 leek, s…

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