Monique Mireles

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Thai Steak Salad with Roasted Chili Mango Vinaigrette

To prep steak, whisk together marinade ingredients (the coconut milk through the chili sauce) in a large bowl. Season the steak with salt and pepper …

12 Weird Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil

Is there anything it can't do?!<p><i>By Augusta Falleta for Beauty High</i><p>Finding a good beauty product is like making a new friend. But finding a product that can help with practically every beauty issue out there is like finding the holy grail. Coconut oil, which is all-natural and available at just about …

Q&A: When's the Ideal Time to Eat a Pre-Workout Snack?

You know you've been baffled by this one.<p><b>The question:</b> "Whenever I don't eat much before my workout, I have no energy. But when I eat too close to my workout, I get a stomachache. What's the perfect medium?"<p><b>The expert:</b> Joan Pagano, a certified trainer in New York City and author of <i>Strength Training</i> …

What Natalie Morales Has for Breakfast Every Morning

Rise and shine with her easy recipe.<p>TODAY Show co-anchor Natalie Morales might be the ultimate morning person. Wondering what gets her going so bright and early? Her 4 a.m. juices could have something to do with it.<p>"Every morning, I make my 'green' juice," Morales recently told Today.com. "It's not …

The Post-Workout Drink That Helps You Build More Muscle

The soy vs. dairy wars are officially over.<p>You know your muscles crave protein after a workout, but a new study in the <i>Journal of Applied Physiology</i> shows that they crave protein from <i>both</i> dairy and soy.<p>For the University of Texas study, 16 healthy adults ages 19 to 30 downed either a soy-dairy …

Nutrition

4/20 Easter Treats Give 'Sugar High' A Whole New Meaning

This year, Easter lands on 4/20 -- the international day for celebrating all things marijuana!<p>Naturally, the combined holiday has inspired a re-imagining of some classic Easter treats by infusing them with medical marijuana, giving "sugar high" a whole new meaning.<p>If you don't know what "420" is …

Superfoods - Chia Granola

9 Great Sources of Iron for Active Women

Plus, delicious recipes to help speed up your muscle recovery post-workout<p>Iron isn't just a metal—it's a key nutrient for exercise performance. In fact, a new study from the American College of Sports Medicine found that many active women suffer from iron deficiency, which can cause muscle soreness …

Roast Leg of Lamb with Pomegranate, Garlic & Herbs - Easter Lamb Recipe

Hump Day Snack: Lemon-Lavender Champage Cake

Had enough of marshmallow cream eggs, chocolate bunnies and jelly beans? Impress your guests and satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth this Easter Sunday …

5 Healthy Foods That Have More Fat Than a Doughnut

Notice that healthy's not in quotation marks here<p>Here's the thing about fat: Most people have a negative knee-jerk reaction to the word—but they shouldn't. Good-for-you fats promote heart health, keep us feeling full and satisfied, and may even help ward off cognitive decline. All of these foods …

5 Fun Things You Can Do With Eggs

Take a crack at them! (Sorry, we had to.)<p>You know that eggs are a good source of protein; and with fewer than 80 calories each, they're also a caloric bargain. But the fact is, eggs can be kind of boring—at least if you're scrambling, frying, or boiling them over and over again. Enter: these genius …

8 Foods With Awesome Mood-Boosting Benefits

Prepare to rethink everything you thought about “comfort food.”<p>Who hasn’t craved something sweet or fried while seriously stressed out? The problem is, these comfort foods are not your salvation…actually, quite the opposite. These foods can make you fatigued and raise your blood sugar so you …

COCONUT CREAM LIME PIE

OH LAWD THIS BELONGS IN HEAVEN. I think the recipe dropped down from the divine clouds and landed in my little head just so I could share it with you …

Vegan Chickpea Cakes with Mashed Avocado Recipe

These vegan falafel-esque patties made with chickpeas and bulgur wheat have a crunchy breadcrumb and are served with mashed avocado for a rich and creamy texture.<p><b>Read more: Vegan: Chickpea Cakes with Mashed Avocado</b><p>Ingredients1/2 cup bulgur wheat1/2 cup loosely packed parsley leaves1/2 cup loosely …

Vegan Spaghetti Squash Black Bean Mexican Bowl - Kalyn's Kitchen

<i>posted by</i> Kalyn Denny <i>on</i> January 12, 2014<p><i>Vegan Spaghetti Squash and Black Bean Mexican Bowl features spicy black beans and tomato-avocado-cilantro</i> …

Roasted Beet Hummus

Isn’t health beautiful? Why yes, it is.<p>After my first go with beets last month for my <b>fudgy beet cupcakes</b>, I had a couple of extra roasted beets I was …

raspberry lime chili sea salt

So this is not your traditional Valentines Day recipe, but it kinda does fit...pink, a little sweet and spicy, this salt is guaranteed to heat up any …

Thai Coconut Soup with Tofu and Mushrooms

Last night I realized that I had an open can of coconut milk that I needed to use soon–never a bad situation since coconut milk is one of my favorite …

Food

Burritos with Spanish Rice and Black Beans

A Facebook friend asked me recently if I had a list of my favorite recipes, and I was sorry to say that I didn’t. But what a good idea! Or so I …

5 Ridiculously Yummy Mango Smoothies

You're going to want to try them all.<p>The hardest part of eating a mango isn't figuring out how to slice it—it's trying to resist the urge to devour the whole thing in one sitting. If you can't get enough of this tropical fruit, that's OK. After all, a cup has just 100 calories, and it's packed with …

Healthy Eating

10 Yummy Ways to Add More Protein to Your Smoothies

Power up and slim down with these simple smoothie mix-ins

Friday Cocktails: Mangapeño

For me, as a native of Milan, there is no better way to salute a late-blooming spring and the promise of summer than to savor an Italian-style …

5 Mistakes People Make When Cooking Lentils

<i>by Danielle Walsh</i><p>Lentils: They're healthy and hard to screw up. You should be cooking them all the time, especially for a quick, easy, guilt-free lunch. But you can bring these humble legumes to new heights by avoiding a few minor mistakes people sometimes make when cooking them. So, we asked …

How to De-Stress in Just 10 Minutes

For all the times you need to cool down fast<p>We've all had intensely stressful moments in life where you find yourself wishing that wine came in those convenient six-packs of juice boxes with the pop-in straws. As genius as that may sound, getting sloshed before an important meeting or moment in …

38 Simple Food Swaps That Could Change Your Life

This list makes it almost too easy for you to get healthier.<p><i>By Laura Schwecherl for Greatist</i><p>Whole grains for white, quality for quantity, Wii Fit for Mario Kart—just one smart swap can pave the way to a healthier and happier life. So we decided to go all out and provide 38 "this for that's." Now …

Cheat Day | Chocolate-Avocado Vegan Cupcakes

There are two interesting (OK, a little off-putting) things about this recipe: 1) It doesn't contain butter (ah!) and 2) one of its main ingredients is avocado.Was I really about to embark on making a guacamole cupcake? Absolutely. I couldn't deny that Joy Wilson's picture of her beautiful cupcakes …