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The sun dried tomato

How to make Sun Dried Tomatoes at Home

Prepare your own dried tomatoes – With or without the sun I am a cooking fanatic, and my neighbor is a gardening fanatic. Together, we make an excellent team. She is always bringing over fresh, home-garden produce for me to practice my culinary talents on, and I always find delicious ways to prepare her home […]

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The Lowdown on Gluten Free Food

Gluten is a mix of two proteins found in grains, especially wheat, and it is what makes the texture of dough so elastic. In recent times, many people have been opting for gluten free food diets. Is this just a fad or are there benefits to cutting it from your diet? There are some illnesses […]

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Is Juicing Healthy?

We’ll find out if juicing really lives up to the hype. In the past, a glass of freshly-squeezed juice was just the perfect picker-upper on a hot afternoon. These days, juice is more than just a delicious drink. So, is juicing healthy? Juicing has been touted as a way to lose weight, detoxify the body, […]

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Juice Maker Selection Tips

Selecting your Juice Maker The first and probably the most difficult part of juicing is choosing the right juicer. With the hundreds of different kinds of juicers available on the market today, there’s bound to be one out there that’s perfect for your needs. The problem is narrowing down the search. In order to do […]

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Guide to the Benefits of Juicing

Your guide to juicing benefits When your home made juices taste great and provide an instant burst of energy along vital nutrients, you might be tempted to make them the central component of your daily diet plan. However, fresh juices in excessive amounts can overload your system with some nutrients, while failing to provide other […]

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10 Healthy Late Night Snack Ideas

If you’re the type to reach for a snack late at night only to feel guilty in the morning, fret no more. It is a myth that eating late at night will cause you to gain weight. As long as you burn more calories than you consume, it doesn’t matter what time of day or […]

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10 Easy Paleo Diet Approved Snack Ideas

While traditional, go-to snack foods like crackers and pretzels may not be an option when embarking on a paleo diet, there are a wide variety of paleo snacks that are not only healthy, but food you will actually enjoy. As you probably know, the paleo diet is often referred to as the ‘caveman diet’ because […]

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Are Potatoes Gluten Free?

For people with celiac disease, gluten intolerance or those who just adhered to gluten free diets, many comfort foods are off limits – requiring you to modify them so they’re safe to eat. A gluten free lifestyle can be difficult to manage, leading people to search high and low for gluten free recipes that still […]

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Is Oatmeal Gluten Free?

One of the toughest things for people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance to give up is oatmeal. It is a popular comfort food — warm, creamy and extremely versatile. The good news is that you may not have to give up oatmeal. Is oatmeal gluten free? Yes, oatmeal is naturally a gluten free food, […]

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The Health Benefits of Maca Powder and Maca Root

People have used maca root for generations to boost energy and stabilize mood. This Peruvian herb grown in the Andes Mountains contains healthy amino acids, vitamins, phytonutrients and fatty acids that are essential to good health and beauty. It is known to boost libido and has been used for medicinal purposes since the times of […]

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Chicken Salad

10 Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids

Coming up with school lunch ideas for kids that are healthy and appealing can be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be as hard as it sounds. Gluten-free and paleo meals don’t have to be limited to your own diet, they are also excellent options when looking for healthy lunch ideas for kids, but you […]

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10 Quick & Simple Healthy Snacks for Toddlers

There’s a common misconception that preparing quick and easy snacks for toddlers that are actually healthy is time consuming and inconvenient compared to the plethora of junk food options that are always at our fingertips. Fortunately for you and your kids, it is indeed a misconception and there are actually plenty of healthy snacks for […]

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