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5 Poisonous Berries You Should Avoid–And 3 You Can Eat

A number of common houseplants and decorative plants have highly toxic berries, which make them a risky choice to keep around if you have small children or pets that can't resist the allure of a colou…

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7 Brilliant Uses for Leftover Produce Scraps

It's always such a shame to make a big veggie stir fry or smoothie, only to end up tossing a pound of nutritious skins and ends into the trash. Luckily, many of these "trash cuts," especially citrus, …

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Winter Spinach Soup

There's nothing like a hot bowl of soup on a cold winter night! This soup warms you down to your toes with flavorful broth and bunches of great vegetables complementing fresh spinach. Simple and del…

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Why You Should Grow Your Salad Greens at Home

Have you dreamed of growing gourmet salad greens in your home garden? It's easier than you may think to grow lettuces, mesclun mixes, and other edible leaves such as chervil, arugula, and endive. B…

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4 Eating Styles That Lead to Weight Gain – Which One Are You?

We've been told to eat less, eat healthier, strip more fat from our diet--all are roads to nowhere. It's time to consider a bigger dietary picture. We'd like to introduce you to four women who walk…

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Oven Roasted Ratatouille

This is a fresh take on a classic dish. Bonus: Your kitchen will smell divine while you're roasting the veggies. It’s wonderful on rice or served with roasted potatoes. Or you can even serve it cold, …

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What is the Healthiest Squash?

Who doesn't love squash? Whether roasted or mashed, grilled or steamed, squash is delicious. I haven't met a squash I don't love. While there are many varieties, some of the most popular include: acor…

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How to Cook Root Vegetables + Recipes

Root veggies like turnips, parsnips, and rutabagas provide your body with deep nourishment and delightful flavors. Knotty, bumpy, and sometimes hairy, root vegetables aren't going to win any …

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The Best Butter Beans With Couscous

Sometimes simple is best. The butter beans are tender and creamy and the couscous is fluffy and delicate, served side by side. It’s simple but oh, so good! Butter Beans: 2 1/2 cups small butter be…

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Roasted Parsnips

YIELD 4 servings Ingredients 4 or 5 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into large sticks (about 2 1/2 cups) 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon honey 3/4 teaspoon coars…

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