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? 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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I love take-out Chinese food – who doesn’t, really? – but it’s hard to justify a greasy meal like that more than one or two times a month. That’s why lately, I’ve been experimenting with making take-out style food at home, with less grease, fresher ingredients and more vegetables than what would otherwise be delivered to your door. This Taiwanese chicken dish – named “three cup” for its use of sesame oil, rice wine, and soy sauce — turned out […]

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My friend and I love to order curried chicken sandwiches at our favorite tea spot in the city. You can easily make these popular lunch-time sandwiches at home and you can prepare the sandwich filling ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator for up to a day. I actually like it better the next day because the flavors have more time to sit and meld together. The apples and dried cranberries really add an interesting dimension of flavor! […]

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I was recently in Greece, home of my ancestors (not really) and, in addition to having no trouble getting money out of ATMs, I had Greek salad almost everyday. There’s nothing more Greek than Greek salad, except debt crises and ouzo, which is a nasty liquor that tastes like a mixture of fennel, vodka and squashed bugs. Okay, I can’t really back that up. Anyway, when I got home, in addition to watching the Greeks and the Germans negotiate on […]

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Chickpeas are an exciting food that can add substance to an already-established dish, or, given the opportunity, can rise to the challenge of leading a meal. Inspired by Indian curry flavors and Greek hummus textures, this recipe presents a delicious chickpea curry spread that you’ll find both new and comfortably familiar. Chickpea Curry Spread Ingredients 1 cup chickpeas, cooked (about 8 oz.) Handful of cilantro Handful of raisins 1/4 tsp. cumin 1/4 tsp. curry powder 1/4 tsp. garlic powder 1 […]

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Something big is coming… Magic Bullet is getting a makeover and we’re inviting you to celebrate with us! Win prizes as we celebrate one of the longest running infomercials in history! Introducing 14 Days of Giveaways! Visit our Facebook page every day now through September 2, 2015 for a chance to win a Magic Bullet system and a 1 year supply of our SuperFood Energy Boost – perfect for that extra kick of energy first thing in the morning. Answer trivia, create […]

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The other day my husband did a really nice thing: the grocery shopping! Usually, I’m the one who does it, but I’ve been working long hours lately, so he offered to buy some things at the grocery store for us that night. I came home to 2 huge bundles of asparagus. Now, we both love to eat asparagus, but this was just way too much to eat before it would go bad. I started thinking about what we could do with […]

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There are some dishes that are so classic they don’t need to be improved upon. But everything can be improved upon, right? I present to you, courtesy of the clever little buggers over at Cooks Illustrated, fresh pasta puttanesca. Pasta puttanesca is a famous classic Italian pantry dish. Its name translates to – well, you can google that yourself – but suffice it to say it’s a dish that’s known for being salty and satisfying. What I love about it […]

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I have been obsessed with crostini lately. Crostino, or “little toast” in Italian, are fun appetizers and snacks and I can’t help but enjoy trying different toppings and flavor combinations. This past week, I made these sun-dried tomato and basil crostini and they were so delicious, I just had to share the recipe with you. A french baguette works best for this recipe, but you can also spread it on crackers. Sun-dried Tomato and Basil Crostini Ingredients 1/2 cup sun-dried […]

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If you’re like me, you may not be vegetarian, let alone vegan, but you have more and more vegans in your life and sometimes you need to cook for them. Hey, I’m cool with that. Basil pesto is a classic in more ways than one – a classic dish from my childhood, a classic dish from Italy and a classic recipe from the Magic Bullet. This is the perfect time of year for making pesto, too, with basil overflowing from […]

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  When I was a kid, eggplant wasn’t even on my radar. After discovering it as an adult, the consistency and flavor were so unique that it took some time to learn to fully appreciate its taste and versatility. Now, though, it’s a food I seek out and anytime I see it on a menu, it’s my go-to. This recipe combines roasted eggplant, pepper and onion in a hearty and delicious spread that works great as an appetizer or snack. Eggplant […]

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