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How to Drink a Watermelon (and Why You Should)

  Summer is almost over, and I might be panicking just a tiny bit about that. To keep summer going strong, I’ve latched on to that summertime classic—watermelon. Here’s the thing about watermelon, though—I’m the only person who eats it at home, so I’m normally only half way through a melon before it starts to go all mushy and sour. A few weeks ago I decided if I can’t eat, I can drink it, and my new juice obsession was born. Now I’m buying watermelon expressly for the juice, and I’m sharing it with anyone who will have a glass. […]

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5 Things To Know About Chlorophyll

Have you ever heard that parsley freshens breath? Better yet, have you ever experienced that? Parsley is rich in chlorophyll, the green pigment found in plants and algae, and chlorophyll is a natural deodorizer. (Anyone remember Clorets Gum? Chlorophyll was part of the proprietary breath freshening formula.) It’s abundant in leafy greens, but you can also find chlorophyll and its semi-synthetic derivative chlorophyllin available as a liquid supplement. I first bought liquid chlorophyll to help address my dogs’ terrible breath odor. It works, if you’re wondering. Then I started adding liquid chlorophyll drops to my water—not for breath freshening per […]

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Meatless Monday: Almond Stuffed Dates

Lately I’ve been snacking on Medjool dates. Perfectly sweet and soft with an almost melt in your mouth quality, the Medjool dates I’ve been buying are on the large side so two or three in the afternoon or post dinner satisfy my sweet tooth. On my last trip to the market, I bought a smaller variety of dates called Deglet Noor out of curiosity. For a brief moment, I was bummed after tasting a Deglet Noor because it was more chewy and drier in texture than the Medjool. Then I remembered all of the things you can do with dates […]

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Meatless Monday: Beluga Lentil Stew & Squash Agrodolce

It’s been a while since we’ve done a Meatless Monday feature, eh? Inspiration can strike unexpectedly. I’m so taken with a recipe I tried recently that I want to make it for everyone I know. I think you’ll love it, too. I’m continually in awe of the bold and bright flavors that vegetable dishes offer when done right with lots of spices and seasonings. This Beluga Lentil Stew & Squash Agrodolce is the perfect example of how easy it is to forgo meat and create something healthful, seasonal and brimming with flavor. Agrodolce is a traditional Italian sweet and sour sauce, and […]

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Immune Boosting Lemon, Cayenne and Ginger Concentrate

Immune boosting botanicals are something I try to incorporate into my daily routine, and on the rare occasion that I get sick, I double down on the healing and inflammation-busting ingredients in my pantry. Earlier in the fall, I was surrounded by people with really bad colds—the kind that just shut your body down. My husband got it, and I watched him suffer through it for about a week until I began to feel the symptoms coming on myself. I panicked a little, because who has time to be sick? Then I went straight to the kitchen and whipped up […]

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