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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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Why is breakfast so much better tasting at night? Eggs for lunch, eggs for dinner – a fluffy omelet is good any time of day. And since you don’t necessarily want to expend a lot of energy first thing in the morning, this is the perfect recipe for those looking for a quick and easy breakfast. (Or lunch. Or dinner.) (Or maybe midnight snack? No judgments here.) The other great thing about this omelet is that it’s totally customizable. Base ingredients […]

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Celery root can be a frightening ingredient to cook with, but I recently discovered how delicious it tastes in soup. It has a unique flavor that takes over, providing wonderfully delicate taste and texture. Once you get past the sight of the thing, cooking it is actually easy—and you can even eat it raw, sliced up thinly or grated in a salad. This celery root soup is made with leek, corn, green onion, and tiny egg noodles that are made by […]

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Happy Mother’s Day! Whether you’re making this yourself or want to surprise the special woman in your life, this recipe is an easy and absolutely delicious way to start the day! Ever since smoothie bowls arrived on the scene, I rarely make plain smoothies anymore. Bowls are so much more fun! Maybe it’s because of all of the yummy toppings you can add. This smoothie bowl is made with peaches and raspberries, and, as with all smoothie bowls, I used […]

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I was in Philly a few months back, doing something of a noodle crawl – it was pho-tastic – and one of the best things that I had was a dish that was not pho. It was a bowl of “Burmese cold noodles” at a little restaurant called Stock. It had a great mix of funky, chewy, crunchy, floral, and rich flavors… I just knew I had to make it myself. This required a fair amount of reverse engineering. The […]

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! No better way to celebrate than with a delicious margarita and this festive bean dip! Okay, it’s only festive because we’re eating it today, but that absolutely still counts! By adding a few simple ingredients, you can turn a boring can of refried beans – or better yet, fresh-made beans quickly mashed over high heat –  into the best bean dip ever! All you need is a can of refried beans, sour cream, cumin and chili powder. After blending all […]

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This recipe is natural, decadent and delicious. A strawberry daiquiri on its own is a force to be reckoned with: a fresh strawberry smoothie with alcohol? Yes please! Combine that with slightly whipped coconut cream, though, and you’re in a different league of tasty. With the Magic Bullet’s help, we’re not only blending the daiquiri, we’re creating powdered sugar and whipping our own coconut cream. Coconut Cream Strawberry Daiquiri Ingredients 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced 1 1/2 cups ice […]

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Breakfast time is hectic and it’s easy to get stuck in a rut eating the same thing every day. My kids LOVE cereal, but I always feel like it sends them off to school with a tummy full of empty calories and sugar. On the other hand, I love toast because I can top it with pretty much anything and can guarantee that my kids will get a good and filling breakfast. Not to mention any breakfast that takes less than […]

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This recipe will be your weeknight go-to! It requires just a few simple ingredients, and the sauce makes a nice base for a variety of herb and vegetable dishes that you can make anytime. Bolognese is a meat-based sauce originating from Bologna, Italy. It usually contains a variety of vegetables that include onion, carrots, and celery. This simple bolognese sauce recipe is an easy make-ahead sauce that keeps nicely in the refrigerator or freezer until ready to heat and serve […]

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Fresh Homemade Mango Salsa with Corn Chips

Salsa is probably one of the most versatile foods out there. Good on it’s own as a dip, or as a topping for tacos or sandwiches, or as a salad mix-in, or as a chicken or fish marinade, the possibilities are pretty endless. But tomato salsa is so yesterday. Modernize your salsa repertoire with this healthy, vegan, sweet and savory salsa you can quickly make in your Magic Bullet. Keep extra on hand to top  your favorite protein with, blend […]

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I guess I must be exploring a theme, because this month, I’ve been making and eating a ton of bean dishes that are a bit like chili (in that they are warming and delicious), but that also happen to take advantage of totally different flavor profiles. Even better if they’re quick and easy and cheap, like this dish is. This recipe, adapted from Food and Wine magazine, uses a bunch of clever tricks to pack a lot of Indian flavor […]

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