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9 Ways to Cook with Coconut Oil This Summer

By Megan Myers, May 19, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

Tropical Quinoa Pilaf with Coconut, Sweet Potatoes and Kale

Tropical Quinoa Pilaf with Coconut, Sweet Potatoes and Kale

For many of us, the scent of coconut oil pulls us right into summertime and memories of being slathered with suntan lotion before a day at the beach. These days, however, I’m drawn to coconut oil for its delicious flavor and versatile cooking properties.

Coconut oil for cooking has been...

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Pasta Salads: a Summer Staple

By Alana Sugar, May 18, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alana Sugar

Dilled Shrimp Pasta Salad

Dilled Shrimp Pasta Salad

In warm weather I tend to rely on meals that need very little cooking such as simple and delicious salads based on grains, legumes, leafy greens and a variety of pastas. Awesome meals such as Dilled Shrimp Pasta Salad and Waldorf Chicken and...

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What to Make This Week

By Megan Myers, May 17, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

The school year is winding down, but that doesn’t mean the need for fast and flavorful dinners stops. Drawing on inspiration from the season as well as old classics, we’ve done the work of meal planning for you so you can get a good meal on the table.

Grilled Pork and Veggie Pinwheel

Grilled Pork and Veggie PinwheelGluten Free

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Vegan Foods That Celebrate Summer

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, May 15, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Beyond Meat Beast Burgers

Summer celebrations often include platters of grilled meats, tiered cakes, ice cream treats, bowls of chips and dips, and heaping helpings of potato salad. While these seasonal classics are delightful, they’re not a longed-for sight if you’re vegan.

Whether you’re vegan and want to bring your own meal to the next backyard bash or you’re hosting and hoping to set out a more welcoming table, we can help! From grilled kebobs to veggie burgers, here are delicious vegan options for your next gathering that will please every palate — vegan or not.

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How Much Do You Really Know About Sunscreen?

By Jody Villecco, May 15, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Jody Villecco

 

Sunscreen

Spending time outdoors in the sun can be nourishing on many levels, yet at the same time, we know that the sun is a source of UV radiation that has been linked to skin cancer, cataracts and visible signs of aging. These can build up from continued exposure to the sun, with the severity of the effects dependent upon the timing and pattern of sun exposure, which is especially critical during childhood. UVB and UVA radiation are the two kinds of concern. UVB consists of shorter waves and is responsible for sunburn, while UVA is comprised of longer waves that can pass through glass windows and clouds to penetrate deep within the connective tissue causing skin...

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