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The Multiple Personalities of Coffee

Do you like your coffee with a shot of Kahlua? Do you take it extra large, put it on the tab? Are you a coffee snob who’ll only drink coffee that’s been French pressed? Coffee lovers come in all shapes and sizes, and with good reason. It can be decadent, it can be straightforward, it can get the job done or provide a lovely afternoon respite. However you take it, let’s agree that coffee is awesome and you should love every […]

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Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

Easier said than done, right? We get it. It’s the holidays and desserts are all over your office and there’s nothing better than getting home to the smell of something sweet and savory cooking on the stove. It’s ok to enjoy yourself and have a sweet treat, but don’t let the holidays be your excuse for weight gain! There are strategies you can use to prevent those unwanted pounds from piling on before the New Year. Get started today.  

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Eating Healthy on Independence Day

This 4th of July, don’t let your bikini bod fall by the wayside – pay attention to the food you eat and party the right way with healthy, whole food alternatives to the usual fare. Who said healthy eating wasn’t fun?

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Lasagna noodles should not be used for anything other than lasagna! Well… Or you can also break them up and use them in a delicious pasta just like any other pasta, except with nice chewiness and softness and breadth and all the things that you love about lasagna with completely different flavors. So there’s that. This is a nice, basically one-pot meal; you cook the sweet potatoes in the same pot as the noodles with delicious butter, thyme, and garlic, and […]

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My husband’s favorite food has always been tacos, and sometimes it’s hard to switch up the flavors on something that wows him! Luckily, I know he loves spice, especially the kind that wakes him up! 😉 This sauce has been made repeatedly and added to pretty much everything he eats. Quesadillas, tacos, sandwiches, burgers, dips for French fries, you name it! If you have a spice-lover in your life, this sauce has their name written all over it! Give it […]

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Pasta with Mushroom

Hey, what if you could make a pasta dish that was rich and satisfying and perfect for any day? Okay, that’s sort of my mantra (or is it my chakra?) but, in any event, this is an earthy and creamy dish that is pretty low in fat and makes a perfect weeknight dinner in 30 minutes or less. Sold? Sold. Adapted from Martha Stewart, that old so-and-so. Serve with truffle oil and/or pinot noir. Pasta with Mushroom and Ricotta Cream […]

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Soups that are versatile are the best, because you can enjoy them all year long! This avocado cucumber soup tastes great warm or cold, so you can enjoy it during the cold, winter months, or during the hottest summer nights. Refreshing cucumbers are blended with flavors of garlic, lemon juice and creamy avocado to create a light, healthy soup that you can enjoy as a side or main dish. This soup tastes perfect served plain, but add fun toppings to […]

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This much is clear: if you can make stovetop macaroni and cheese that is much more delicious than what comes from the box in less than half an hour with minimal ingredients, you must do it. This recipe is from The Food Lab, Kenji Lopez-Alt’s newish tome of a book about all things food science, or rather recipes involving food science. The real, secret strength of this recipe is the way that it gets gooey and delicious, while maintaining that great […]

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Cantaloupe doesn’t get enough love. It’s in season now and it’s a delightfully sweet fruit that can highlight any meal or snack. It’s often the last thing eaten in a fruit salad, but I’ll never understand why. I would eat ripe cantaloupe all day if it were socially acceptable… But alas, for those of you who might skip on this summertime melon, I give you a delicious option that’ll help you get your daily dose of cantaloupe: a smoothie! Now, […]

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If you love peanut butter like I do, you probably spend all your time trying to figure out how to work it into more recipes. For whatever reason, that’s not something that’s done very often, at least not here in the ol’ U. S. of A. But, as it turns out, in West Africa they use peanut butter to create a delicious and nutritious soup, loaded with lots of vegetables and sweet potatoes for a healthy, savory, creamy, peanut buttery […]

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Did you know the secret to getting fluffy eggs is to whip them in a blender? It’s one of my favorite ways to make scrambled eggs! This time, I took it a step further and decided to add the eggs into a skillet to make a yummy frittata. It’s the perfect breakfast to share with a busy mama and hungry kids, or to split with a loved one. Don’t forget to enjoy with a glass of fresh orange juice. This recipe […]

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Want a quick, delicious breakfast that’s easy to make? Or a luscious dessert you don’t have to feel guilty about eating? This strawberry coconut shake may be just what you’ve been looking for. Instead of ice cream, this strawberry coconut milkshake is made with a thick scoop of coconut cream. The coconut cream gives it a rich coconut flavor, while the frozen strawberries and bananas keep it nice and thick. For best results, chop up your banana into bite sized pieces […]

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This chicken finger recipe brings out the inner kid in me. I used to love chicken fingers as a kid, and still do! Every now and then, I like to mix it up a little. Sometimes, I’ll make cornflakes chicken fingers, cracker chicken fingers, this time, I mixed it up a little and made them with crushed pretzel twists. The pretzels are salty and crunchy, which make them the perfect coating for chicken! The Magic Bullet does a great job chopping up […]

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