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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. emailprint

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10 Easy Homemade Soup Recipes

When you get home, the last thing you want to do is worry about cooking a hearty meal. Of course, you want a delicious, hearty meal, but cooking it? No way, who’s got time for that? Lucky for you, making a filling, piping hot soup can happen with very little effort and excellent results. Try one of these 10 easy homemade soup recipes and have your dinner ready in no time. Who knew life could be so simple?

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How to Cook Grains

Grains are relatively easy to cook, but with so many grain options and cooking times, knowing how to make the perfect pot of brown rice, quinoa or oats can actually be quite difficult. Never fear! We’ve got this helpful chart from PopSugar.com that will help you in a pinch. Keep a copy in your kitchen for easy reference.

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Breakfast bars are great for those busy mornings when you’re on the go! These blueberry breakfast bars are the perfect snack to boost your energy first thing in the morning, or as a sweet addition to your breakfast. I love how easy they are to make with my Magic Bullet. The fresh blueberries add so much flavor! I also added shredded coconut and walnuts to give them more of a crunchy texture. These blueberry bars are soft and chewy, so […]

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If you’re looking to improve your regular salad routine, I have you covered. Sometimes, it’s fun to spice things up with an exotic ingredient, but this dressing takes it to a whole new level with two unusual components: tahini and miso. While you can use each of them individually  to add a little bit of kick and flavor (and believe me, I have), this is the first time I’ve tried experimenting with tahini and miso together. And it really worked! […]

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Saturdays and Sundays are usually the two worst days to visit any grocery store. For me, the exception is Zabar’s, an ancient specialty food store on the Upper West Side of New York City. Weekends at Zabar’s are ruled by fancy and exotic samples given out across the store, and the one I look forward to most every week is a platter of smoked mussels and horseradish sauce on a cracker. But why should I have all the fun? Here, […]

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These spinach crêpes make a delightfully quick and healthy lunch. First, the Magic Bullet whips up a batch of delicious crêpe batter, and then they are cooked and filled with blended spinach and feta cheese and sprinkled with pine nuts. When filling the crêpes, I like to fry them in a little bit of butter until they are warmed, and then top them with crumbled feta cheese and pine nuts. Spinach and Feta Crepes Ingredients 1/2 cup milk 2 eggs  1/4 […]

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News flash: Mexican food is trending right now. Tell your friends. But before you do that, try these tacos. I spent some time in Mexico this winter and gorged myself on cochinita pibil, which is an all-night roast pork extravaganza that you eat for breakfast. That was great, and maybe someday I’ll make this with roast pork, but a similar concept works great for a healthy, very easy weeknight meal with chicken thighs. This recipe relies on achiote, which is […]

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Pasta with pesto sauce is a classic Italian dish that everyone can enjoy. Basil, garlic, cheese, oil… What’s not to like? Here, I’ve tweaked the recipe a bit by using pistachios instead of traditional pine nuts. Pistachios add a subtle and very nice nutty flavor to the dish, not to mention that they’re far less expensive than pine nuts. Another plus? They’re green! Perfect for any pesto recipe. Pistachio Pesto Sauce  Ingredients 1 garlic clove Basil leaves (1 or 2 handfuls: […]

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Have you ever thought about adding nuts to your smoothies? I tried it for the first time in this raspberry nut smoothie recipe and loved it. Nuts are a healthy source of protein and fats, and give you a nice energy boost from the extra calories. Before adding them, I was worried how they would affect the texture of the smoothie, but they blended in so smoothly that I didn’t even notice a difference! In this recipe, I use almonds […]

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Are you the star of all things salsa? Are you the bee’s knees when it comes to whipping up a quick dessert? Do you grow basil in your tiny apartment just so you can make your own pesto whenever you want to? Well, what are you waiting for? Work your Bullet Magic!   We want to see what you’ve got! Upload a photo of your best recipe – created with the help of the Magic Bullet – using #BulletMagic for your […]

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This potato and leek soup is a fresh, easy soup to throw together, even on the busiest of busy weeknights. Chopped onion and leek are sautéed in butter, then cubed potatoes and vegetable broth are added to the pot and cooked for about 20 minutes until the potatoes are nice and soft. Then, just use the Magic Bullet to purée the soup into creamy deliciousness. I like to use crumbled bacon and fresh chopped chives for garnish, because I love the […]

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I recently discovered that the Magic Bullet makes a great spice grinder, presenting me with endless possibilities to add a new depth of flavor to my cooking. But when it comes down to it, if I’m going to be grinding spices, I almost always want one of those spices to be Sichuan peppercorns. This is a recipe for a spicy, sesame vinaigrette with the distinctive floral mouth-tingle of the peppercorns – in other words, it really packs a flavor punch. […]

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