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Health Tidbits: Basil, King Of The Herb Garden

Most of us tend to hear the word basil and think of Italian food, but this herb wouldn't be called the king of herbs if it wasn't extraordinary, and used for more than just pesto.The word basil does in fact derive from the Greek word Basileus, which translates into king. Even in the Orthodox Churches, basil …

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Teriyaki Baked Salmon Rice Bowl with Steamed Veggies

The prepared foods section at whole foods can be a nice place to get a variety things but generally they are higher in price than making something at home. One day I had gotten a teriyaki rice bowl that had salmon with steamed peppers and broccoli. While it was enjoyable it was also 11 bucks, …

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Your Mind Taking Over Flavor: What Is A SuperTaster?

When I first heard of the term supertasters, it did come as a surprise that it was something real and not people who had super powers of taste. As interesting as that would be to have a super human power involving flavors and food, unfortunately supertasters have more of an inconvenience with enjoying certain foods …

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Grilled Tofu With Thai Sweet Chili Sauce

Tofu can take on so many versatile flavors and be in most recipes as a substitute for meat, but I have found that grilling it can bring out some new textures and natural flavors of the tofu. Pairing it with a thai sweet chili sauce makes it taste out of the ordinary from chicken or …

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The Warming Experience Of Baked Apples With Ice Cream

Swirls of cinnamon fill the kitchen on a cool evening as you bake fresh sweet apples to eat with cool and creamy ice cream. It sets you back into a nostalgic feeling of warm and cozy nights with the family eating apple pie, as you settle on the couch with a blanket to enjoy the …

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Baking In The Kitchen: Fresh Cranberry Scones For Mom

Mother's Day is coming up and those commercials and advertisements never cease to make people feel pressured to get something super special for their mothers on one particular day. Each day can be mother's day and a time to appreciate your mother and the time you have spent with her. Bonding with her in the …

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My Weekly Health Tidbits: Best Foods That Help Fight and Manage Stress

We all have things that enhance our stress. As I sit here typing this while drinking peppermint tea I am thinking of ways to share information about certain foods that have been shown to reduce stress hormones, or help one manage emotional stress. There are many different ways to manage ones stress, and I had …

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