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The Cheat Sheet for Beef

Wish you knew how to decide which cut of beef to buy? This infographic will inform you about the type of meat, the cost, and method to cook it.

Raw Honey Garlic Lemon Shots: A Simple Recipe To Supercharge Your Immune System

One criticism often received by recipes involving cooked onions, garlic and other alliums is that the heating process destroys much of the allicin …

The Gracious Pantry

31 Things To Do With Confusing CSA Vegetables

Q: There's an enormous sack of weird-looking bulbs in my fridge. What should I do?! A: Breathe. Get a peeler and start peeling them. Everything will be OK.<p>CSA = community-supported agriculture. If you're not familiar, it's a system where a group of customers prepays a seasonal subscription fee …

Taralynn McNitt

M.D. Says Iodine can Prevent and Even Treat Breast Cancer

Large organizations, bedfellows to Big Pharma, would have you think the best way to fight breast cancer is by “early detection” and then traditional …

Record silent Instagram videos

Love Instagram's new moving pictures, but hate the cacophony of random noise that comes with them? Learn how to disable your phone's microphone to record silent videos.<p>I love animated GIFs. They're quick, there's an art to them, and as obnoxious as they might be visually -- they're silent.<p>My big …

Galaxy Note

Affordable Paleo Diet Tips

If you want to avoid eating the same thing for days on end, but also don’t want to spend every night cooking, preparing base meats and veggies a …

15 Fun Jumping Pictures

Jumping is a fun way to express your excitement, and it always seems to put a smile on someone’s face. I personally don’t think anyone is ever too …

The Best Advice I Ever Received: ‘Put Down the D*mn Camera’

My mentor was a cranky dude. He liked to put me through my paces every chance he got. Sometimes, when he needed something: “Hey, Greg—fetch that …

How to Make Your Own Light Panel for Portrait Photography

Let’s face it, lighting equipment can be pretty expensive once you add up all the power supplies, light stands, light modifiers, power packs, slaves …

Sewing

Morning Glory Muffins (nut free option)

I’m mad. Like, really f*cking mad. Ok, that’s a lie, I don’t really get mad, I just get sad. So, I’m really f*cking sad. My face was finally getting …

Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe | Vintage Mixer

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.<p>Chop cauliflower florets into chunks. Pulse the cauliflower in a food processor until it resembles a fine grain, like …

Cauliflower Popcorn Bites

Cauliflower Popcorn Bites don’t really taste like popcorn, but they do look a little like it and they are moreish and yummy. So, that’s good enough, …

7 Essential Fruits & Vegetables for Beautiful Skin

Ever wondered if you could eat your way to beautiful skin?<p>I’ve worked in skin care and cosmetics for enough years to see many products go through the …

How to Keep Berries Fresh for Longer

<i>Don't let your berries boss you around.</i><p>Berries: can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. Like many coveted objects, berries are both precious and frustrating, expensive and fragile. What is more maddening than splurging on vivid, juicy berries at the market only to find that your fruity jewels …

Rich Food Poor Food

• <b>Author:</b> Jayson Calton<p>Do you get confused while pouring over labels at the grocery store trying to determine the healthiest options? What makes one box of cereal better for you than another, and how are we suppose to decipher the extensive lists of mysterious ingredients on every package, and then …

This tastes really good. I'm a bit frustrated ...

This tastes really good. I'm a bit frustrated however because after I made it (and ate a slice!) I typed the nutriotional content listed above into …

What Happens When You Don’t Eat Often Enough

I’m not a fan of meal skipping. I used to do it “accidentally” when I thought that something else was more important than eating (read: like watching …

Q&A Wednesday: I Hate Veggies!

How can you <i>not</i> like veggies?!<p>A half-done stir-fry... broccoli, yellow beans, carrots, pineapple... I like a little rice with my veggies, too!<p><i>Q: Do</i> …

Roasted Broccoli Your Kids Will Love

If you think your children don't like broccoli, then try roasting it! Roasting broccoli at a high temperature brings out all of its sweet flavors, so it tastes completely different than if you normally boil or steam it. If you'd like to add more flavor, then you can zest a lemon over the top before …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

8 New Healthy Oils to Cook With

Switch up the healthy fats in your dressings, baked goods, and more to boost flavor and nutrition<p>If you already pan-roast your chicken in canola oil …

Nutrition

14 Foods That Fight Inflammation

Inflammation is part of the body's immune response; without it, we can't heal. But when it's out of control—as in rheumatoid arthritis—it can damage …

Eating at Whole Foods for Less Than $11 a Day

I was chatting with my husband and he mentioned that he recently read 50 percent of people in this country used food stamps at some point during the last year. My husband is the not-prone-to-exaggerating sort, but I had a hard time believing this horrifying statistic. "Why is this not on the front …

Nutrition

Green Smoothies with Avocado

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog</i> <i>Choosing Raw</i> <i>shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: Take the dairy out of your smoothie, and add in some green.</i><p>Smoothies are a no-brainer breakfast for vegans: many recipes are vegan as written, and if they aren’t, it’s …