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Watermelon and Cucumber Salad

YIELD 2 servings Ingredients 1/2 pound watermelon, cut into chunks 2 cucumbers, seeded and chopped 8 fresh mint leaves, torn 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 pinch salt 1 pinch pepper In…

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Summer’s Darling Herb: Fresh Mint (+ A Minty Salad Recipe)

Summer is here, and the words "fresh mint" conjure up refreshing visuals of mint sprigs in frosty tumblers. While I am sure you are all set to enjoy the many pleasures of mint this season, here is som…

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Healthy Italian Pasta Salad

YIELD 6-8 servings Ingredients 1 pound (1 16-ounce box) brown rice fusilli pasta (or favorite noodles) 2 cups fresh roma tomato, chopped 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoe…

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Is Ice Water Bad for Dogs?

Now that summer is here there's a rumor making the rounds that giving your dog ice water on a hot day can kill her. Is ice water bad for dogs? Let's find out. After a long walk on a hot day, do…

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5 Ways to Take a Mental Vacation

Now that summer has officially started, you are probably thinking about, or even planning, a summer vacation. If you don’t have the time to take a real vacation, you might find yourself getting more s…

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5 Walking Tricks to Make Summer Strolling More Fun

Since June is Great Outdoors Month, and the Summer Solstice starts on June 21, here's a not-so-surprising tip: walking is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors and take in some of that summer sunshi…

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Tomato Gazpacho

YIELD 6-8 servings Ingredients 1 cup stale French bread cubes, crusts removed Cold water 3 cups diced peeled tomatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds) 2/3 cup Green bell peppers, diced 2/3 cup peeled an…

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Pasta with Squash and Mint

Fettuccine pasta and ribbons of squash entwine for this lovely taste of summer. YIELD 10 servings Ingredients 4 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling 1 1/2 pounds summer squash (zuc…

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5 Tips for a Perfectly Healthy Summer

There's no denying that summer is here. Though it doesn't officially arrive until late June, the warm temperatures most of us are facing are certainly more summery than spring-like. Since summer ha…

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What Your Gym Exercise is Missing

Taking your workout outside isn't just a great way to enjoy the spring weather that looks like it's finally here to stay (fingers crossed!). It also may be more beneficial to your health than exercisi…

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