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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 make it...

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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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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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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?

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?

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

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

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)

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

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

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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