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At home and at work, show your heart some love this February

February, the shortest of the months, is designated as the month of love. (It’s also American Heart Health Awareness Month, National Chocolate Lovers Month and National Bird Feeding Month in the U.S.) Amid freezing temperatures, cold winds and bitter windchill factors, it can be difficult to remember to balance fitness, food and fun. Here are

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Transitioning into menopause? Try an Ayurvedic diet.

Women, often being the primary caretakers of their family and home, are given special attention in Ayurveda as their health and well-being affects the whole family. Most women accumulate stress, toxins and imbalances prior to experiencing menopause and these imbalances show up during this stage in a number of ways. From hot flashes to depression;

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Recipe: Spicy gluten-free pizza

My go-to spicy gluten-free pizza recipe uses a naturally gluten-free pizza crust. I use this chebe bread to make the pizza crust mix. Chebe bread (pronounced CHEE-bee) is distinctive cheese bread originating from Brazil. Chebe bread pizza mix is naturally gluten-free and primary ingredient is with tapioca flour. For this recipe, I make a spicy

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Recipe: Chole

Serve this spicy chickpea dish with a side of paratha. Ingredients 1 can chickpeas, washed and drained 2 tablespoons Badshah channa masala, roasted 1 teaspoon pomegranate powder 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon oil ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon rock salt ½ teaspoon cayenne 2 to 3 green chilies 1 teaspoon chopped ginger Onion slice for

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Try these simple steps for a healthy 2020

Health should be more than the absence of diseases; it should be presence of strength, vitality, mindful living, happiness and peace. At a minimum, consider eating healthy, exercising regularly and sleeping soundly. It’s the perfect way to begin the new year. A sure way to good health is via healthy eating. Eat mindfully by choosing

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Recipe: Brown butter mushroom soup

This low-carb brown butter mushroom soup recipe is one of my favorites. Whether you are on a weight-loss journey, a diabetic trying to avoid blood sugar spikes caused by high carb meals, on a gluten free diet or simply enjoy eating low-carb yet delicious foods, this recipe is for you. This recipe uses simple and

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5 Wines To Drink In 2020

We all love our Chardonnays and Cabernet Sauvignons, and all too often they are our standard go-to wines. In 2020, make a resolution to be fun and adventurous and expand your palate.  Taste, drink and celebrate with these fun exciting wines that you all know but are not quite sure you should try. Enjoy the

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Recipe: cottage cheese pakoras

Saranya Mandava grew up in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India and immigrated to the United States in 1970. She has a B.A. in English and was a teacher in India prior to coming to the US, but her first love has always been cooking. She learned the art of Indian cuisine from her mother and grandmother

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The truths about sugar are not so sweet

You might know sugar by its many other names: words ending with “ose” (sucrose, maltose, dextrose), high-fructose corn syrup, molasses, cane sugar, corn sweeteners, raw sugar, syrup, honey, agave, fruit juice concentrates. But simply put, sugar is a carbohydrate and needs to be addressed as such during its consumption. Most foods have natural sugars in

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Recipe: Low-carb cilantro lime cauliflower “rice”

This version of cilantro lime cauliflower “rice” is one of my favorite low-carb alternative dishes. Whether you’re on a weight-loss journey, are diabetic trying to avoid blood sugar spikes caused by high carb meals, or simply enjoy eating low-carb yet delicious foods, this recipe is for you. How to make cauliflower “rice”: As the name implies,

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