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Cabbage

Cooking with Cabbage

Cabbage is a member of the food family known as cruciferous vegetables, and is related to kale, broccoli, collard greens, and Brussels sprouts. In ancient civilizations, cabbage was seen as a “panacea” cure-all, supposedly able to treat a myriad of health conditions. Cabbage can have great cholesterol-lowering benefits when cooked by steaming.

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Fennel

Crunch on Fennel

Greek myths revere fennel, for the Greeks believed that stalks of fennel passed down the knowledge of the gods to man. I can’t promise you that, but I can tell you that fennel packs a flavorful aromatic taste, and it is contains a unique combination of healthy phytonutrients that give it strong antioxidant activity. Fennel […]

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Blood Orange

Citrus Surprises: Cara Cara & Blood Oranges

It’s that time of year again — flu and cold season. Stock up on vitamin C-packed fruits like the Cara Cara and Blood Oranges. These beautiful citrusy delights are special in that they differ from your ordinary orange with their low acidity, and their rich flavor and coloring as well. At first glance these oranges […]

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Meyer Lemon

Lemons & Limes: Sweet Enough to Eat?

The words “lemon” or “lime” may inspire a bitter or sour image, but you may be surprised to find out this isn’t always true. The Meyer Lemon and Sweet Lime offer a unique twist on the conventional tartness and acidic flavors of the everyday lemon due to their naturally sweet taste. They offer great versatility […]

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Tomato Basil Soup with Bread and Salad

Simply Soup

In the midst of winter, soup offers so much more than heat. It’s a highly nutritious low-calorie meal that can fill you up, curb your appetite, and provide critical micronutrients you may not get from anything else in your diet. Soups have likely been around from the earliest days of pot cooking, since it is […]

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Barley

Pick Up These Power Foods

Not all foods are created equal. There are specific foods you need to know about that have unique properties, which actually transcend the realm of what you might normally believe is possible, and support your healthy body in amazing ways. I’m going to let you in on these power foods! Barley Barley is a power […]

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Fish Oil

Fast Facts on Fats & Fish Oil

Much to the surprise of many, dietary fat does not necessarily equal body fat. While certainly there are bad sources of fat in the diet that harm the body, there are also incredibly important and absolutely essential healthy fats in very specific foods and supplements which can actually promote fat loss! Looking to minimize but […]

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Two Women Eating

5 Must-Know Diet Tricks

Losing weight isn’t easy, especially when you’re craving snacks and trying to break old habits. So here are five easy strategies that will help keep you focused on your weight-loss goals and curb your cravings. Try my water trick. If you are used to eating until you are full (more likely stuffed), drink three glasses […]

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Get Fit – Eat Right & Work Out

New Year, New You: Drop Holiday Pounds

Got a New Year’s resolution? Great. Want to eat better? Wonderful. Carrying a little post-holiday heft? Think a fad diet will be the solution? Think again. Most of these diets don’t work. The few that are any good tend to be impractical for many to apply or follow for very long. This time of year […]

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Boiled Quinoa

New Year, New You: 15 Must-Have Foods

It’s that time of year when we all set health goals for ourselves, and stress ourselves out with overzealous plans. The resolutions are great, but instead of overwhelming yourself with impractical expectations, take small steps every day to successfully meet your goals, and those steps can start with incorporating these 15 health foods into your […]

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