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23 Creative Lentil Recipes That Go Way Beyond Soup

From soups to salads, here are 23 of our favorite recipes to cook with a pantry staple, lentils.<p><b>One of the most humble pantry items is also one of our favorites</b>: The lentil. From stews and soups to salads and side dishes, they're a real recipe workhorse. Grab a pot and some stock—here are our …

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21 Healthy Breakfast Recipes That Aren’t Eggs

Eggs taste delicious, look delicious and are super high in protein, so they keep a ravenous appetite at bay on any given morning (or evening, if you like breakfast for dinner.) But if you want to tone it down on the cholesterol, it’s probably not wise to eat an egg or two <i>every</i> single day. If you …

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How to Maximize Your Garden through Small Space Gardening

In our society, growing food yourself has become the most radical of acts. It is truly the only effective protest, one that can—and will—overturn the …

ROOT countertop garden helps you grow organic, sustainable food in your own kitchen

Local. Organic. Sustainable. We all know how we should be eating–but it’s not always easy or practical. What if there were a way that you could bring …

Homemade Natural Dog Treats

We have been thinking lately that our furry four-legged friends deserve a little DIY love… do they not? Matt and I don’t have pets – yet – but would …

10 Incredible Uses for Epsom Salt in the Garden

Shares 92K<p><i>Love gardening? Then you’ll love our brand new Kindle book: 605 Secrets For A Beautiful, Bountiful Organic Garden: Insider Secrets From A</i> …

6 Edible ground cover plants for backyards and gardens

Our modern love affair with grass lawns is somewhat at odds with many of our efforts to conserve water and energy in our yards, along with our desire …

Growing Blueberries - Quick Guide and Master Grower's Tips

Shares 11K<p>Do you love the taste and health benefits of blueberries? Would you like a fruit crop that will produce well in a short amount of time and …

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To Do: Keep a To-Be List

What really makes people successful? A second language? Attending an Ivy League school? A height of six feet plus? Or...could success have something …

The Tastes of Ayurveda

• <b>Author:</b> Amrita Sondhi<p>Ayurveda, the five thousand-year-old healing tradition from India linked to the development of yoga, is based on the concept that one's physical, mental, and spiritual well-being comes from a number of sources, including a healthful diet based on one's individual constitution. …

The Circle Maker

• <b>Author:</b> Mark Batterson<p>According to Pastor Mark Batterson in this Zondervan ebook, The Circle Maker, “Drawing prayer circles around our dreams isn’t just a mechanism whereby we accomplish great things for God. It’s a mechanism whereby God accomplishes great things in us.” Do you ever sense that …

Charred Eggplant and Tahini Spread

Makes 1½ cups<p>Quick and easy, this eggplant recipe gets a nutty boost from tahini.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 large eggplant, cut lengthwise into quarters<p>¼ cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>1 clove garlic finely grated<p>1 teaspoon finely grated lemon …

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Forgiveness

• <b>Author:</b> Matthew West<p><b>Whether giving or receiving, forgiveness is the key toward true healing and blessing.</b><p>God says there are no limits to forgiveness toward others or ourselves. And when Matthew West set out on a journey asking people to share their true life stories, Renée shared about how she …

Draw the Circle

• <b>Author:</b> Mark Batterson<p>Do you pray as often and as boldly as you want to? There is a way to experience a deeper, more passionate, persistent, and intimate prayer life.<p>Drawing from forty days of true stories, Mark Batterson applies the principles of his New York Times bestselling book The Circle …

Tao Te Ching

• <b>Author:</b> Stephen Mitchell<p>Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, is the classic manual on the art of living and one of the wonders of the world. In eighty-one brief chapters, the Tao Te Ching llods at the basic predicatment of being alive and gives advice that imparts balance and perspective, a …

Daily Guideposts 2014

• <b>Author:</b> Guideposts Editors<p>Every day, Daily Guideposts offers a short Scripture verse for reflection, accompanied by a true, first-person devotion, told in an informal, conversational style, that shares the ways God speaks to us in the ordinary events of life, and a brief prayer to focus the …

The Cost of Discipleship

• <b>Author:</b> Dietrich Bonhoeffer<p>One of the most important theologians of the twentieth century illuminates the relationship between ourselves and the teachings of Jesus in this classic text on ethics, humanism, and civic duty.<p>What can the call to discipleship, the adherence to the word of Jesus, mean …

Living Buddha, Living Christ 20th Anniversary Edition

• <b>Author:</b> Thích Nhất Hạnh & Elaine Pagels<p>"[Thich Nhat Hanh] shows us the connection between personal, inner peace and peace on earth." --His Holiness The Dalai Lama<p><b>Nominated by Martin Luther King, Jr. for a Nobel Peace Prize, Thich Nhat Hanh is one of today’s leading sources of wisdom, peace,</b> …

Kissing Fish

• <b>Author:</b> Roger Wolsey<p>Christianity receives a lot of attention in the media, but the most frequently discussed version represents a type of Christianity that sometimes turns people away from the Church. Kissing Fish presents a postmodern systematic theology of progressive Christianity, a growing …

The Art of Mindfulness

• <b>Author:</b> Thích Nhất Hạnh<p>This selection from Thich Nhat Hanh’s bestselling The Art of Power illuminates the core Buddhist concept of mindfulness for the Western reader<p>In The Art of Mindfulness, one of the most revered Buddhist teachers in the world, Thich Nhat Hanh delivers a life changing practice …

Jesus in the Present Tense

• <b>Author:</b> Warren W. Wiersbe<p><b>In Jesus in the Present Tense, Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe explores the “I AM” statements of God—from His burning bush conversation with Moses, to His powerful reassurances to the Israelites, to Jesus’s startling claim to be the Light of the World.</b> <b></b>Many Christians find themselves …

The Knowledge of the Holy

• <b>Author:</b> A.W. Tozer<p><i>“Teach us, O God, that nothing is necessary to Thee. Were anything necessary to Thee that thing would be the measure of Thine imperfection: and how could we worship one who is imperfect?”</i> <i><br>The Knowledge of the Holy</i> is a classic reflection on God’s attributes. Tozer begins each …

The Ragamuffin Gospel

• <b>Author:</b> Brennan Manning<p><b>Are you bedraggled, beat-up, burnt-out?</b><p>Most of us believe in God’s grace—in theory. But somehow we can’t seem to apply it in our daily lives. We continue to see Him as a small-minded bookkeeper, tallying our failures and successes on a score sheet.<p>Yet God gives us His grace, …

Almost Instant Chai

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Megan Scott of The Joy Kitchen shares the key to a perfect cup of chai.</i><p>We probably have coffee shops to thank for the widespread consumption of …