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13 Best Vegan Potato Soup Recipes

13 Best Vegan Potato Soup Recipes

Boy don't these recipes sound yummy...go to the bottom for the link to the recipes
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Making Fluffy Quinoa

Making Fluffy Quinoa is a kitchen technique that every at-home Chef can easily master. Quinoa is versatile, lightly textured, slightly nutty in flavor and did I mention ... healthy!

Quinoa is a fun new ingredient that your whole family will love. I keep quinoa as a staple pantry item - right ...

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Substitute Healthy Ingredients when Baking for Less Calories and Greater Nutritional Value (Part 2)

I enjoy baking, and am always on the lookout for new dessert recipes Ė cakes, cookies, squares, you name it. But when it comes to home-made desserts, I frequently overeat and wind up packing on the pounds with all those extra calories. Recently Iíve begun reading about making healthy ingredient su...

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Cooking healthy for the holidays

The problem with the holidays isnít usually the weight gain ó the average American gains only one or two pounds in between Thanksgiving and New Yearís ó itís the fact that most people never lose the excess pounds. So in five years you may have gained 10 pounds and in 10 years, 20 pounds. The best co...

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Substitute Healthy Ingredients when Baking for Less Calories and Greater Nutritional Value

I enjoy baking, and am always on the lookout for new dessert recipes Ė cakes, cookies, squares, you name it. But when it comes to home-made desserts, I frequently overeat and wind up packing on the pounds with all those extra calories. Recently Iíve begun reading about making healthy ingredient su...

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Crustless Pumpkin Pie


Crustless Pumpkin Pie

The holidays are here, which means lots and lots of pie and dessert. I made this lower-sugar, crustless pumpkin pie for a healthier alternative at Thanksgiving, but Iím certainly going to be making it again for Christmas because it was so delicious. As an added benef...

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Healthy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Healthy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

The spice mixture and orange juice in this recipe adds a wonderful complement to the flavor of the sweet potat...

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Substitute Healthy Ingredients when Baking for Less Calories and Greater Nutritional Value (Part 2)

I enjoy baking, and am always on the lookout for new dessert recipes Ė cakes, cookies, squares, you name it. But when it comes to home-made desserts, I frequently overeat and wind up packing on the pounds with all those extra calories. Recently Iíve begun reading about making healthy ingredient su...

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Is Your Olive Oil Fake?

Is Your Olive Oil Fake?


Consumption of olive oil has increased more than 10-fold in the U.S. over the past 35 years, from 29 metric tons (MT) in 1980 to 327 MT in 2015.1 The popularity of the Mediterranean diet has made olive oil a $16 billion-a-year industry. Unfortunately, this populari...

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Substitute Healthy Ingredients when Baking for Less Calories and Greater Nutritional Value

I enjoy baking, and am always on the lookout for new dessert recipes Ė cakes, cookies, squares, you name it. But when it comes to home-made desserts, I frequently overeat and wind up packing on the pounds with all those extra calories. Recently Iíve begun reading about making healthy ingredient su...

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