From bento boxes to roasted chicken, lunches around the world vary as much as entire cuisines do. And why shouldn’t they?? Whether you’re at your desk working away, or out celebrating the midday break with friends and colleagues, lunch is a huge deal. A huge delicious deal.

Learn a little more about the history of our modern day lunch time and how different cultures eat come midday.

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This video from iFOODreal shows us just how easy making a delicious green smoothie can be! If you’re trying to detox after the holiday celebrations of weeks’ past, give this recipe a try. It’ll leave you vibrant and glowing.

Thanks to iFOODreal for the amazing video and recipe!

Magic Bullet Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup kale, chopped
  • 2 broccoli florets
  • 1 celery stalk, sliced
  • 1 lemon slice
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/8 green apple, sliced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Ginger

Directions

Add all ingredients to your Magic Bullet cup and blend until smooth.

With 2013 just out the door, we see go with it things like the Paleo diet, twerking and many other regretful trends. Here’s hoping 2014 brings greater, tastier, healthier trends for us all!

Let us know, what are your resolutions for the new year?

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Turkeys are never perfect. They all taste like cardboard. Have you ever really had an outstanding turkey?

Don’t worry or fret about having to cook it – that causes unnecessary stress during what’s supposed to be a fun evening together with friends and family – just stick it in the oven and enjoy yourself! That’s Mary Risley’s advice, anyway. Enjoy a class of pink champagne or pinot noir or whatever else you have and have a good time!

Still need some cooking tips? Let Mary tell you herself.

It’s the day after Halloween. Whether you went out trick or treating yourself, or you have a pail-ful of your kids’ candy to go through, chances are you’ll be eating candy for many days (and possibly weeks) to come. But how many kids actually go trick or treating each year? How many adults eat this stuff compared to kids? What’s your favorite Halloween treat?

See how your answers compare to those of the rest of the nation in the infographic below. And may you experience very few sugar rushes and candy-induced stomachaches in the days that follow.

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The American kitchen is unlike any other. Americans have a diet all their own and unique eating habits – here, we break down just how Americans feel about their kitchen and the kitchen items they’re willing to spend money on.

Which kitchen gadget can you just not live without?

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The UNI Project

Our friends at NutriBullet are trying to start a food revolution; they’re teaching high school students the importance of health through education and diet by incorporating a fruit and veggie-packed breakfast smoothie into their morning routine. The UNI Project encompasses 46 students and hopes it starts a true health revolution.

Support the movement by following the progress with #theUNIproject.

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Can you handle a little heat in the kitchen? If so, then try your hand at these hot and spicy dishes from around the world! The spices also have some neat health benefits, so your body can reap rewards as your taste buds do, as well.

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Top of the Class

College students: stop ordering greasy fast food! Get a Magic Bullet, whip up a quick smoothie and take it with you on the go, where ever you go!

If you know a college student (or have ever been one yourself), you know college students have very specific dietary needs: quick, effortless food for cheap. We discovered this neat infographic from GrubHub that puts specific numbers on college-bound food orders – helping us map out the bizarre phenomenon of college eating.

Did your university make it on the list?

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Our favorite Edgy Veg Candice shows us her ultimate green smoothie recipe, along with some of her favorite smoothie-making dance moves.

The Ultimate Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 handful kale
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 grapefruit
  • 4-5 chunks pineapple
  • 1 1/2-2 cups almond milk

Instructions

  1. Blend in your Magic Bullet until smooth.