Surely you've heard the old saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." While a daily apple is a better strategy than nothing, it'll actually take a much stronger plan to really boost your immune system. Almost every year,... Read more
Garlic is a great way to add bold taste to your cooking without extra calories or sodium. But did you know that garlic offers more than big flavor? It's such a common ingredient in so many dishes that it's easy to overlook its health benefits... Read more
Known as the “stinking rose,” garlic has countless health and medicinal benefits. A member of the allium family, it's easy to grow and takes up little space in the garden.
7-10 (Find your hardiness zone.)
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All of us are striving to cook in a way that's healthy and simple. Unfortunately, healthy and simple can sometimes add up to bland: A plain piece of broiled fish or baked chicken isn’t particularly exciting, right?
The remedy for the h... Read more
Have you ever noticed that your appetite tends to mimic the seasons? In winter, we crave hearty foods with potatoes, squash, garlic and onions and other cool-season produce. In summer, we're all about the veggies that have a refreshingly high wat... Read more
I just wanted to introduce myself, I have been trying to lose weight all my life. I lost 50 pounds and have manged to keep it off, but since then I have not lost any more. I have tried everything and just can't seem to stay motivated. I hope that... Read more
I am 62 years old, 5 feet tall. This is my second time to try Sparks the first I wasn't to into it. I have been on for 2 weeks , I started at 303.4 and I weighed at the Doctor yesterday I am 297.4. I am below 300. Next goal to be below 290. Smal... Read more
I joined spark many years ago and it seemed to be working for a little while. I then hit a weight and couldnt seem to get past it.
I really want this to work for me so if anyone can offer some ideas on how to pas that platue let me know.
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In my lunch today:
- 1 cup chopped fresh broccoli (2 servings)
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms (2 servings)
- 1/2 large orange bell pepper, chopped (1 serving)
- 1/4 cup chopped scallions (1/2 serving)
- 1 cup quartered strawberries (2 servings... Read more
I have just recently started eating healthy and being active again. I am 227 5'6 and right now I have a small goal for 60 pounds. I am eating around 1000 calories a day. breakfast lunch and dinner with 2 snacks in between. Lots of fruits, chicken an... Read more
Phytochemicals which are allyl sulfide compounds may stimulate enzymes that help the body get rid of harmful chemicals. Eat garlic, as compounds in garlic may have anti-cancer properties & may help cause cancer cells to die naturally. Garlic is said... Read more
I keep a box of prewashed baby spinach in the fridge. If I'm having a can of soup, I throw in a couple fistfuls. Same thing with pasta sauce, scrambled eggs, and I also use it for sandwiches instead of lettuce. Great way to get iron and a serving of... Read more
Editor's note: Shannon is using The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight to teach herself to cook. She is blogging about her progress.What is with this time of year? I’ve talked to several people and it seems that app... Read more
When you're watching fat and calories, herbs and spices are your new best friends. They add flavor and pizzazz to your cooking with little to no calories and fat. However, many of the versions you get in the supermarket are full of salt--a big no-no... Read more
In this wet rub, we let the aromatic champion take center stage—a sure winner for the garlic lover in all of us. This rub is so versatile, we think it's great with virtually any meat or vegetable. Use on: Extra-firm tofu, shrimp, scallops, salm... Read more
i am roasting garlic w/thyme and peppercorns - look, it's smiling!
(recipe from epicurious.com)
i'm having a dinner party tonight. cut-up veggies w/yogurt-veggie dip and bits of tasty bread w/garlic oil and roasted garlic for the appetizer... Read more
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