Find original, delicious salad & soup recipes plus blog posts about food, nutrition and health.

Winter Vegetable Slaw with Citrus Vinaigrette

This winter vegetable slaw is nourishing and delicious with a wonderful citrus vinaigrette that gives this comforting salad a kick and just enough sweetness. Combining two different kinds of cabbage with thinly cut kale and shredded carrot this salad makes a touch of...

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10 Best Must Visit Places in Baku, Azerbaijan

10 Best Must Visit Places in Baku, Azerbaijan

My husband and I recently visited the capital of Azerbaijan- Baku. Where is Baku? Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan. It is located in the east of the country, right by the beautiful Caspian Sea. Azerbaijan’s neighboring countries include Georgia and Armenia to the...

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Should You Be Drinking Green Tea?

Should You Be Drinking Green Tea?

Green Tea While many of us turn on the coffee maker or fire up the espresso machine for a latte in the morning, should we be brewing a cup of green tea instead? People I know who maintain healthy lifestyles often seem to drink it more often rather than other teas or...

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Breathe Easier With These 8 Indoor Plants

Breathe Easier With These 8 Indoor Plants

Cold Salads According to this fun, but somewhat concerning fact-filled article on Distractify, we spend 90 percent of our time indoors. The National Human Activity Survey (NHAPS), a two-year phone U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-sponsored survey...

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Easy Classic Hummus

Easy Classic Hummus

Love hummus? It's so easy to make your own! Here is a hummus recipe that is super easy to blend up. Yes, I finally made hummus, all by myself! I’m feeling accomplished. 🙂 I love hummus, but usually buy it at a local company here in Portland. I wanted to...

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Avocado and Tomato Salad with Microgreens

Avocado and Tomato Salad with Microgreens

Fresh, juicy and bright: this Tomato and Avocado Salad makes the perfect side dish for lunch, dinner, and summer potlucks! 3 Ingredients to make this Avocado and Tomato salad 1. Avocado - 🥑 You either love avocado or you hate it, but take it to heart because avocados...

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What Is Clean Eating?

What Is Clean Eating?

Clean Eating Clean eating refers to eating lifestyle in which you eat fresh and hygienic food prepared from clean ingredients. When you create a habit of eating clean, then it not only work only as a diet but also acts as a booster to your body by...

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What To Eat Before And After A Workout For Max Results

What To Eat Before And After A Workout For Max Results

What To Eat Are you about to go for a workout? Don't even think about it until you know exactly what you are planning eat before and after so you can keep your body properly fueled for the best possible results. If you're not paying attention to your diet...

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Watermelon and Cucumber Salad with Feta

Watermelon and Cucumber Salad with Feta

This watermelon and cucumber salad is combined with diced feta cheese, crunchy onion, and mint, all tossed in an easy red wine vinaigrette. A simple yet unusual summer salad. Watermelon-cucumber salad is one of those flavor combinations that sound odd but just works...

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8 Benefits Of Eating Grapefruits

8 Benefits Of Eating Grapefruits

Cold Salads Grapefruit can be sweet in the spring, but tart and tangy at other times, which is why a lot of people don't enjoy it. However, it has many nutritional benefits and is well worth adding to your diet on a consistent basis. If you really want to...

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Starting Your Day The Right Way

Starting Your Day The Right Way

Cold Salads In the not-so-distant past, breakfast for many of us consisted of a quick bowl of cereal and a glass of orange juice. If you were motivated, you might have boiled some water and thrown in a packet of sugar-filled instant oatmeal. Those days are behind us...

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My 7 Day Sugar-Free Journey

My 7 Day Sugar-Free Journey

It’s hard. It’s challenging. But ultimately, it is rewarding. Sugar-Free. Cutting out sugar can be one of the most beneficial things you do for your health, both mentally and physically. Studies have shown that high sugar consumption significantly increases the risk...

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How Much Caffeine Is Too Much?

How Much Caffeine Is Too Much?

If you’re like most people, you probably consider caffeine to have few negative consequences beyond perhaps the occasional inability to sleep at night. We all like the occasional latte. In fact, some of us are almost religiously devoted to our daily coffee- or...

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Nightshades—a Culprit In Common Health Conditions?

Nightshades—a Culprit In Common Health Conditions?

Nightshade. The name alone sounds almost ominous. You may have even been told to avoid eating them if you suffer from certain health conditions. But what exactly makes plant nightshade, and does scientific research show that removing them from your diet helps with...

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The Movement Toward Free And Clear Products

The Movement Toward Free And Clear Products

Have you noticed that more and more companies are offering cleaning products and personal care products like shampoos and conditioners with the label “free and clear” on them? What does it mean for a product to be “free and clear,” and why are some people choosing...

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The Acai Berry: Is The Health Hype Real

The Acai Berry: Is The Health Hype Real

When using one of my freemium email accounts, I used to see ads popping up claiming the health virtues of the acai berry. Because it was mentioned in an advertisement, I dismissed the possibility that there might be something to this berry. Lately, I began wondering...

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Eat For Your Memory (and Brain Health)

Eat For Your Memory (and Brain Health)

Cold Salads As kids run out the door to play, many a parent has been known to shout, “Remember to eat!” in an effort to keep their kids fueled with energy. But has anyone ever said, “Eat to remember?” Perhaps they should. Some foods can actually protect...

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Eat Your Way To Shiny And Healthy Hair

Eat Your Way To Shiny And Healthy Hair

Cold Salads Although commercials for hair care products try to convince you that they can make your hair shiny, thick, and strong, there’s something else that plays a much bigger in the health of your hair—what you eat. Learn how your hair grows, why what...

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Trail Mix—the Perfect Snack When Playing In The Snow

Trail Mix—the Perfect Snack When Playing In The Snow

Cold Salads It’s a brisk 25 degrees out, and you’ve just loaded onto the chair lift after taking your first turns down the slopes. Your kid or friend announces, “I’m starving!” You didn’t really think about eating as you drove to the ski area, donned all...

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Six Steps To Better Health After The Holidays

Six Steps To Better Health After The Holidays

Better Health As you enter the New Year, the holiday feasting has concluded and life returns to normal. Like many people, you may be aghast at how your healthy exercising and eating habits flew out the window over the last month since Thanksgiving. You may...

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The Turkey-Tryptophan-Sleep Connection

The Turkey-Tryptophan-Sleep Connection

Cold Salads Many of you have experienced eating your Thanksgiving dinner and promptly snoozing on the couch as a football game or holiday special drones on in the background on the TV. Everyone explains that it’s the turkey—but specifically the tryptophan...

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The Skinny On Sodas

The Skinny On Sodas

Cold Salads When you go out for dinner or to see a movie, do you order a soda? Do you let your children have soda at dinner at home or when eating out? Before you order your next soda or let your kid drink one, consider what nutrition a soda offers and then...

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3 Soy-Based Foods That You Can Substitute For Meat

3 Soy-Based Foods That You Can Substitute For Meat

Cold Salads Cutting back on the amount of meat you consume is probably a good idea—for both the planet’s health and yours. It might also help with your food budget, given the high price of meat compared to other protein sources.Read on to understand the...

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Fueling Up For Your Race, Game, Or Intense Workout

Fueling Up For Your Race, Game, Or Intense Workout

Cold Salads So you signed up for that half marathon, have a big soccer tournament, registered for a cyclocross bike race, or planned a two-hour power hike up a mountain. You’ve got some intense exercise in your future. Besides training to make sure you’re...

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The Plant-Based Diet—a Sensible Approach To Eating

The Plant-Based Diet—a Sensible Approach To Eating

Cold Salads I have to say that when I heard about the latest diet fad, the “Plant-based Diet”, I wondered if it would spike in popularity like all the other diets—the low fat diet, the Paleo diet, and so on. While many people still do follow those diets,...

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Benefits Of Black Beans

Benefits Of Black Beans

Black Bean The following are the nutrients and benefits that black beans contain:FiberWebMDstates that according to the Institute of Medicine, women need 25 grams and men need 38 grams of fiber each days. Beans are one of the top sourcesof this...

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A Look At Milk Alternatives

A Look At Milk Alternatives

Cold Salads People choose to drink plant-based rather than animal-based milks for a variety of health and philosophical reasons. Yet many of us love our creamy latte in the morning, a bowl of cereal with milk, or a glass of milk with a meal. As a result,...

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