Imagine experiencing severe abdominal pain, along with alternating bouts of both constipation and diarrhea. Even worse, your doctor can find no physical explanation or effective treatment for you, despite these very real symptoms. Unfortunately, this... Read more
We've all seen the flashy cans of energy drinks crowding the shelves at gas stations and grocery stores. From students to sports stars, it seems like everyone has used an energy supplement to up their game at some point. But what exactly puts the... Read more
Wake up your taste buds! Cooking with herbs and spices will enhance the flavor of healthy foods without adding fat, salt, sugar, or calories. Herbs and spices contribute bright color, savory taste and sensational aroma.
Tips for using herbs and... Read more
Do the changing seasons leave you a little wistful for summer’s wealth of fresh produce? Then keep the growing season going all year by starting an indoor herb garden! Even if you have little experience with plants or very little space to work... Read more
The next time a recipe calls for fresh basil, skip the poor substitute of dried basil, forgo the last-minute dash to the supermarket for some overpriced wilted basil, and just pluck a few tender leaves off of the basil plant you have growing in your... Read more
What are your favorite secret-weapon herbs and spices to dress up plain fare?
Mine: black pepper, cayenne pepper, cumin, rosemary and ginger. Just not all together, necessarily! Chipotle spice, too.... Read more
I have been thinking about using herbs and spices to give food flavor without a lot of fat or salt. I am talking about meals for lunch and dinner. Herbs like oregano, basil, rosemary, and other fresh or dried herbs.
I just don't know ANYTHING ab... Read more
Skip the dried herbs and spices and go fresh ones, your taste buds will thank you. Sadly, fresh herbs at the store do not last long and they are rather expensive. So I've started a windowsill herb garden and grow my own oregano, chives, and basil. It... Read more
During the summer, I raise herbs in the garden and dry them. I buy fancy containers at the dollar store and give the herbs as gifts to family and friends.I hang the drying herbs upside down in paper bags that are tied closed. Keeps them clean and k... Read more
As part of our research for "The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight," we conducted a "Ditch the Diet Taste Test." We asked successful SparkPeople members, yo-yo dieters and others to answer questions about weigh... Read more
This time of year, our palates tend to shift from heavy stews and root vegetables of winter to lighter springtime fare. Farmers markets open with spring peas, asparagus, and even herbs. I make use of those fresh herbs in this recipe. Parsley's clean... Read more
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