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What to Make This Week

By Megan Myers, March 1, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

It’s the home stretch of winter, and you could probably use a little boost to get through the week. To help you get a good meal on the table, we’ve done all the work of meal planning for you. 

Peruvian-Style Roasted Chicken with Sweet Onions

Peruvian-Style Roasted Chicken with Sweet OnionsGluten Free

Quick and Easy Grass-Fed Beef Rice Bowl

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The Wheel: Parmigiano Reggiano and Brie

By Panna, February 28, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Panna

Panna is the video cooking magazine for iPad, iPhone and the web, where top chefs demonstrate their favorite recipes so you can follow along and create them perfectly at home. Try your free issue, which includes 12 video recipes by master chefs. A year subscription gives you access to the current issue as well as the next six bi-monthly issues, with 12-13 video recipes per issue. And it makes a great gift!

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Welcome to the second installment of Panna’s new column, The Wheel, featuring Whole Foods Market cheese buyer, Cathy Strange...

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Bowls of Yum: Soup Recipes for Everyone

By Megan Myers, February 27, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

Soup is inherently communal, the perfect recipe for sharing with friends and family. Who among us doesn’t love gathering around a pot of soup, ladling up our bowls, and slurping away? Dipping some fresh bread (gluten-free or regular) into the broth puts the meal over the top, letting you savor every last bit.

Soup is also a dish that is so easy to make for diets of all kinds and please even the pickiest eaters. Check out these savory soups for supper sipping.

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Haitian Pumpkin Soup Winter Vegetable Soup...

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Recipes for a Fragrant Kitchen

By Megan Myers, February 26, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

Mandarin Cake

I don’t know about you, but when I am grocery shopping I tend to stick my nose in things. I love to smell mangoes, oranges, even fresh broccoli!

The smell of these fresh foods inspires me for creating in the kitchen, and it paves the way for creating wonderful aromas to tempt everyone’s tastebuds. After all, who doesn’t love coming home to the bouquet of bubbling stew or fresh-baked bread?

Maybe it’s because spring is just around the corner, but I feel particularly inclined to fill my house with good scents this time of year. Here’s a few recipes to inspire aromatic cooking in your home.

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Essential Oils: Big Benefits in Small Bottles

By Malia Curran, February 25, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Malia Curran

It’s no secret that plants are powerful. Research continues to reveal how plant essences bring physical and mental benefits.

We’ve simplified the world of essential oils to help you get started with this natural approach to self-care.

What are essential oils?

Essential oils are very concentrated aromatic plant essences derived from the leaves, flowers, stems, roots or other parts of plants. 

Why do they exist?

The plant essences from which essential oils are derived are indeed “essential” for a plant’s survival. They attract pollinators, influence nearby plant growth, and protect the plant from insects and animals.

What can they do for us?

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