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Veggie Pot Pie

There is something really comforting about pot pie, a soothing food for the soul! Made with a light cheddar cheese sauce, this version of pot pie has a wonderful flavor and is loaded with tons of vegg…

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Childhood Obesity and Emotional Eating

When I was in grade school, one of my classmates was greatly overweight. Michael was an easy target for teasing and bullying. He couldn't run very well and always did poorly in gym class. He was shy, …

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The Spice that Could Help Boost Memory in Just One Hour

Now there’s one more reason to enjoy your favorite curry dish. Turmeric, a spice commonly found in many Indian curry dishes, has been found to improve memory and cognition in as little as one hour. …

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The Rice That Can Help You Sleep Better

Do you have sleep issues? You are not alone, of course -- more than 30 million Americans suffer from sleep deficit. According to the National Sleep Foundation, we lose one hour of sleep every night, a…

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Squashy Black Bean Stew

Fresh squash or canned pumpkin makes this a flavorful thick stew, with a Mexican flavor and a bit of spice. 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onions, chopped 2 cloves  garlic, minced 1 tablespoon chili p…

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The Gingerbread Spice that Helps Treat and Prevent Diabetes

Who doesn’t love the gingerbread cookies found at so many holiday gatherings this season? But gingerbread cookies and houses aren’t the only reasons to love this delicious spice. New research found th…

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15 Common Causes and Symptoms of Iron Deficiency

Are you iron deficient? These are some of the most common causes and symptoms of iron deficiency. According to a recent report from ABC News, iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency…

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Delicious Maple Pecan Shortbread Cookies (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

These gluten-free and dairy-free (yes, shortbread cookies without butter!) are my favorite cookies ever.  No one would believe they are a gluten-free and dairy-free option. They have been a holiday tr…

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Heavenly Sweet Potatoes

This dish is very simple, but extremely delicious. The soft creaminess inside with the slightly caramelized crunch and nibbles of pecan bits creates a heavenly eating experience! 13 cups sweet pota…

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Legumes: Good or Bad for You?

Legumes are controversial these days. Depending on who you ask, they are either incredibly nutritious or uniquely harmful. Some people even choose to eliminate legumes from their diet altogether. Sho…

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