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9 Reasons to Love (and Eat!) Pumpkin

Native Americans included pumpkin in their traditional diet.  They even dried it for use during the winter months when food was scarce.  There are many reasons why this underrated superfood makes a gr…

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4 Perfect Pear Recipes

"Gift of the Gods" is what Homer, the famous author of the Odyssey, called pears in 800 B.C. Thousands of years later, there are many (including me) who would agree. My gift to you? These four yumm…

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Healthy Kale Salad With Apples and Almonds

Aside from being delicious, kale salads are also delightfully portable. Just ask Gardenista editor Erin. Where regular old lettuce would wilt into a slimy mess, kale positively shines given a bit of…

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7 Autumn Harvest Superfoods

I love autumn's crisp air, brilliant colors, and especially all the wonderful harvest foods. Here are seven of my favorite fall superfoods: Apples—We've all heard the adage, "an apple a day keeps t…

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7 Healthy Alternatives to Potato Chips

I recently embarked on a clean eating adventure that involved giving up most grain/starch, dairy, and refined sugar. As a result, I've lost weight, gained clearer skin, and enjoyed more energy! On …

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White Bean and Cod Salad Recipe

"I'm very classic and I like traditional food—nothing too fussy or complicated," said chef Meritxell Sabate as she wandered the aisles in Barcelona's biggest open air food market, trying to decide …

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A Recipe for Vitamin C-Rich Sun Tea

According to Gardenista editor Erin, making sun tea is kind of like cheating. In the best way. It sounds fancy and tastes delicious, but requires less effort than you'd think. This recipe is from …

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Summer Bowtie Pasta

This pasta salad is perfect for summertime potlucks! It's quick, easy, inexpensive to make -- and the best part is that people won't think twice about it being vegan! Approx. cost per serving: $0.7…

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5 Kid-Friendly Vegan & Gluten Free Recipes

The following recipes are healthier versions of some favorite dishes -- of kids and adults alike. Even if you don't have a gluten intolerance or classify yourself as a vegan, you can try these on a "M…

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Why Breakfast is the ‘Most Important Meal of the Day’

We've all heard it many times, "breakfast is the most important meal of the day." While the saying may have been shared so many times it's now cliché, that doesn't make it any less true. A healthy bre…

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