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Try the Trend: Wellness Tonics

By Meirav Devash, January 13, 2017  |  More Posts by Meirav Devash

When all your coolest friends are more likely to be seen at an edgy Friday night Spin class than at the nightclub, it’s only natural that the trendiest drinks are health-supportive, not hangover-inducing. We’ve got all the details on these tasty beverages, plus their history, potential health benefits, and how to whip them up at home.

What Are Wellness Tonics, Anyway?

Wellness tonics (sometimes also called health tonics, herbal tonics or immunity tonics) do more than quench thirst — they’re the latest way to tune up your body’s internal systems. The hydrating drinks typically contain vitamins and minerals

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More than 26 Reasons to Add Cauliflower to Your Menu

By Whole Story Editors, January 9, 2017  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Cauliflower has been getting a lot of attention in recent years for good reason — this humble veggie has lots of meal possibilities! It can be roasted, mashed, steamed and pulsed, and it’s been making an appearance in classic comfort food preparations from pizza to mac and cheese. Plus, cauliflower is one of the richest, nuttiest tasting vegetables and an excellent source of vitamin C. So whether you're trying to add more vegetables into your day or are looking to avoid grains, put cauliflower on your plate.

How to Select and Store Cauliflower

Cauliflower comes in shades of white, orange, green and purple. (Find out why purple cauliflower is having a moment!)

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Top 5 Healthier Cooking Techniques

By Alice K. Thompson, January 6, 2017  |  More Posts by Alice K. Thompson

Choosing healthy ingredients is just the start. How you cook your foods is vitally important to developing satisfying flavor while keeping added fat (which can rack up excess calories) in check. The good news? You’re probably already familiar with most of these techniques, and you probably already have all the kitchen equipment you need.

Baking in Parchment Paper

By folding your ingredients (fish is most common) into a parchment parcel and then baking it, you’ll seal in juices — and that means moist and delicious results as well (

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Nutritional Yeast: The One Pantry Staple Your Cooking is Missing

By Kathy Hester, January 5, 2017  |  More Posts by Kathy Hester

Kathy Hester

Kathy Hester, creator of the blog Healthy Slow Cooking, is passionate about making healthy eating easy and delicious. Her vegan recipes are proven crowd pleasers. They are full of flavor, and the meat eaters in your family will love them, too. Her recipes have been featured in The Washington Post,

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Top 6 Gluten-Free Recipes

By Lindsay Robison, January 2, 2017  |  More Posts by Lindsay Robison

Considering a gluten-free diet this year? Already gluten-free, but dying for some new recipes to put in rotation? Either way, we’ve got you covered. In 2016, our audience loved our gluten-free baked goods, breakfasts and desserts. Consider adding these six dishes to this week’s menu.

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

No special flour blends needed for these delicious 5-ingredient cookies.

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