Garlic for Weight Loss?

Garlic for Weight Loss?

Garlic is potent, and we’re not talking just about its flavor. Responsible for its pungent smell is a compound called allicin. It is also responsible for garlic’s many health benefits: * reducing blood pressure * increasing good blood cholesterol (HDL) … Continue reading

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Never Confuse Probiotics with Prebiotics Again

Never Confuse Probiotics with Prebiotics Again

If you are interested in weight loss and healthy eating, you have likely heard of probiotics and prebiotics. You most likely know that they are associated with digestive benefits. But what exactly are these two? The short version: * Probiotics … Continue reading

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Easy Pesto Sauce (Recipe)

Easy Pesto Sauce (Recipe)

Fresh basil leaves are a gastronomic pleasure enjoyed in Italian and East-Asian dishes. Virtually calorie-less, basil is rich in certain types of antioxidants that may help ward off cancer. Here is a light and easy summer pasta dish that you … Continue reading

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Super Easy Tahini Dressing

Super Easy Tahini Dressing

Tahini is the Middle Eastern term for sesame seed paste. Sesame seeds are hulled, toasted and ground into a thick paste which is then used in savory and sweet foods. Tahini can stand on its own, though, as this simple … Continue reading

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10 Spices for Weight Loss & Improved Health

10 Spices for Weight Loss & Improved Health

This blog post is sponsored by McCormick. For great recipes incorporating spices, tap here. It’s hard to imagine food without spices. They upgrade a boring weeknight dinner to a little party in your mouth. With a bit of experimentation, you … Continue reading

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Great Garlic Grown in Gilroy

Great Garlic Grown in Gilroy

Are you a garlic lover? The allicin responsible for garlic’s pungent smell and flavor is also what contributes to its many health benefits: reducing blood pressure, increasing good blood cholesterol (HDL), boosting immune functions and more. In addition, garlic is … Continue reading

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Sriracha Shortage? No Worries, Make Your Own Hot Sauce!

Sriracha Shortage? No Worries, Make Your Own Hot Sauce!

Sriracha hot sauce has reached cult status over the last few years. Now that the news of a potential shutdown of its manufacturing plant in Irwindale California has reached the public, there seems to be a mild panic in the … Continue reading

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Top 10 Must Have Spices and Herbs for Every Pantry

Top 10 Must Have Spices and Herbs for Every Pantry

Let’s admit it: one of the hardest things for people switching from fast food to home cooking is the bland flavor of home made dishes. After years of sugar, salt, and fat, loaded with a dollop of “natural and artificial … Continue reading

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Brunch Today? Try Shakshuka Eggs in Rich Tomato Sauce

Brunch Today? Try Shakshuka Eggs in Rich Tomato Sauce

Shakshuka is a Mediterranean dish consisting of eggs poached in tomato and pepper sauce. It’s easy to make, filling, and makes for a perfect main dish on a lazy Sunday brunch. Shakshuka is best served with freshly baked bread or … Continue reading

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Halloween Wrap up – Jack-O-Lantern Soup [Recipe]

Halloween Wrap up – Jack-O-Lantern Soup [Recipe]

Wondering what to do with your Jack o’ Lantern now that Halloween festivities are behind us? Try a time tested family favorite – Orange veggie soup or as kids like to call it – Jack-O-Lantern Soup. It’s easy to prepare, … Continue reading

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