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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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Come fall, I am totally ready to embrace all things that go with the season! Pumpkin begins to slowly creep back into my life and I get so excited at the sight of everything pumpkin in the grocery stores. Unfortunately, the first day of fall is not always the cool sweater weather that I’m expecting, especially living in the desert! This smoothie is perfect for staying cool for the summer and satisfying those fall flavor cravings! Chocolate Pumpkin Smoothie Ingredients […]

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It’s finally October, and there is no escaping it – pumpkins are everywhere and we love it. We want to see YOUR creative pumpkin recipe. Tweet us your pumpkin recipe for a chance to win a Magic Bullet. It can be anything—a pumpkin smoothie, pumpkin cookie, or pumpkin face mask, just make sure to include #MagicPumpkin in your pumpkin recipe tweet! Contest starts October 10th, 2016 and goes through October 17th, 2016. Find us @TheMagicBullet Official Contest Rules

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No need to spend a lot of money eating a fancy vegan sandwich at your favorite restaurant when you can easily (and affordably) make them right at home with your Magic Bullet! All you need to make your own delicious, healthy vegan sandwich at home are a few slices of your favorite sandwich bread, an avocado, sweet potato, a few beets, a cucumber, hummus, olive oil, cumin and curry powder. I have not seen curried hummus at the grocery store, […]

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There are times when you want the tart flavor of a balsamic vinaigrette to dress your peppery arugula, and there are other times when you want a thick, rich salad dressing that doesn’t exactly scream healthy food. For the latter, I present to you this avocado ranch dressing! It’s rich and delicious but, thanks to some sneaky ingredients, it actually isn’t that heavy. Avocados are having a little bit of a cultural moment, and this dressing takes full advantage of […]

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Ice cream is so much better when it’s homemade. You have more control over the ingredients, portions and flavors, not to mention the rewarding satisfaction of a job well done! This recipe combines banana and cocoa powder for a light and delicious ice cream you’ll be making after every meal. Banana Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Ingredients 1 1/2 Bananas 3 Tbsp cocoa powder 1/2 tsp vanilla 2 Tbsp cream   Instructions 1) Chop bananas and freeze for at least two to […]

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  Did you guys know there is a healthy version of hollandaise sauce that tastes even better than the real stuff? No butter in this recipe! Instead, plain yogurt is used as the base. The lemon juice gives it a nice flavor. Careful not to heat the sauce too quickly because the eggs will cook too fast and you will end up with a chunky sauce! Patience is your best friend for this recipe. Add pepper or dill to taste in the […]

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So a few months ago, I showed you how to make the world’s most delicious, easiest mac ‘n cheese on the stovetop. That was pretty good. Heck, that was great. But how often can you eat plain homemade mac ‘n cheese? OK, don’t answer that. In any event, here’s a variation on a classic: extremely easy stovetop mac ‘n cheese that’s amped up with Spanish flavors and roasted cauliflower, which as I have noted in the past, is having a bit of […]

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  We all love a good potato pancake. But what about a slightly greener veggie to blend into a savory treat? Zucchini to the rescue! This recipe combines blended zucchini with corn to make a rich and tasty fried cake you’ll be serving at every dinner party. Zucchini Cakes Ingredients 1 cup chopped zucchini (about 1 zucchini) 1 cup flour 1 egg 1/2 cup corn (frozen or fresh) 1/2 cup shredded cheese (I used mozzarella) 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1/4 […]

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  Normally when you ask for an iced coffee at a cafe, you get a cup of coffee with ice cubes in it plus or minus milk. I was surprised when I asked for one in Germany while on vacation and I got an iced coffee with vanilla ice cream in it. Let me tell you, the ice cream made it so much more delicious! I especially like to add ice cream to my iced coffee on really hot days, […]

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What is it about heat that has us craving salads? I live down the street from a salad place, and the first hot day of summer is always the same: lines down the block. I like salad as much as the next person but, sometimes, it’s nice to vary it up a little. Here’s an interesting salad using broccoli slaw, broccoli’s little brother and coleslaw’s cousin. (Does that also make coleslaw broccoli’s cousin?) Anyway, this recipe has multiple advantages: it’s a […]

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