Go Time: 8 of the Best Family Vacations for Spring and Summer

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UPDATED June 13th, 2018 It’s spring! Finally! And while this warmer, sunnier and more cheerful season is a welcomed change from winter for many people across the country, it also comes with its own challenges, like planning the best family…

7 Things You Should Know About Nightshade Veggies

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So we’re kind of embarrassed to admit but we’ve just learned about nightshade plants. Now, don’t get us wrong, we’ve heard the term before and knew that eggplants were in the category of nightshade foods, but we always thought their…

Smart n’ Tasty Salad for Busy Days and Evenings

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I’ve been wondering lately, which is busier, the summer or the school year? On one hand, activities during the school year seem to occupy a great deal of time and then, of course, there’s school on top of that. But our summer schedule…

Bring On Bikini Season with Slimming, Fat Zapping Soup

It’s summertime and there’s no shortage of get thin quick schemes right now as we enter (and somehow survive) bikini season. Swimsuits are skimpier than ever and, while we love and embrace our curves, we could always afford to lose a…

Easy No-Cook Meal: Zesty Summer Salad

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If we’re being completely honest here, and we are, I have to admit that I hate to cook during the summer months. It’s hot, I’m tired and I’d really rather be spending my time watching my kids run around outside as the sun starts to…
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10 Tropical Salad Dressing Ideas that Taste Like a Vacation

May is National Salad Month and as we get ready for swimsuit season and beach resort getaways (Anybody? No? Okay, we’re going to the pool with the kids too...), we’re eating lots of salads! With less than half of the United States population…
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15 Leaf-Free Salads to Toss Around

May is National Salad Month. Did you know that less than half of the U.S. population (and less than 80% of women) are getting all of the vital nutrients that are essential for good health? The good news is that one salad per day can make a…
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12 Non-Meat Foods that Are Great for Grilling

Winter is behind us and April showers are history. Now’s the time to pull out the grill and fire it up. May, designated as National Barbecue Month, is the perfect time to clean the grill, locate those tongs and mix up the special sauce that…
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Southwestern-Style Caesar Salad

Caesar salad has been a popular side dish or main course for decades now. It’s a simple blend of romaine lettuce, cheese and croutons, topped with an olive oil dressing with anchovies for added zing. This Southwestern version gives it a…
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Healthy Options: Vegetarian Mofongo with Salsa Criolla

Editor’s Note: Many of us are always looking for ways to enjoy our traditional dishes yet at the same time perhaps lighten them up with a healthier, yet still flavorful spin. This recipe comes our way from the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination…