When cartilage that cushions your joints begins to breakdown faster than your body can replace it, you develop osteoarthritis. Without this protective tissue, the bones in your joints rub together, causing pain, tenderness, swelling and stiffness. Lo... Read more
For most of us, eating seasonally is a foreign concept. Many people don't even know that foods have a season, let alone what foods are in season at any given time of year. In the U.S., we enjoy practically unlimited access to any food at any time... Read more
Your digestive tract is full of living organisms that help keep you healthy--around 400 different types of beneficial bacteria and yeast strains that co-habitate in your gastrointestinal system. There are several different kinds of foods and suppleme... Read more
Do the changing seasons leave you a little wistful for summer’s wealth of fresh produce? Then keep the growing season going all year by starting an indoor herb garden! Even if you have little experience with plants or very little space to work... Read more
A combination of African and Spanish cooking, spices and fruits are its signature.
Variety of seafood, spicy meats, tropical fruits, hot peppers, and root vegetables.
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I'm proud of myself. I've been cooking a lot lately and I actually managed to make my own turkey and wild rice soup without any kind of recipe in front of me! Two servings of veggies per bowl 😄... Read more
So I cooked for 40 people on my birthday, because I wanted to see people happy and enjoying on my special day, and guess what everything I cooked was healthier version of party food, some friends brought pizza and cake, but I didn't have them! :)... Read more
that's amazing MSMAKEOVER! That's my first goal! Giving up fast food and cooking every meal at home. Even if it's not the healthiest at first, getting into the habit of actually cooking makes me so happy!... Read more
I was thinking about this at breakfast. I usually cook healthy but don't take the time to "plate" pretty. Just returned from Europe where I stayed with a family. They had a beautiful frittata for dinner one night with a salad. Lots of pretty vegg... Read more
I precook almost all of my vegetables in my microwave. This is especially good for onions and root vegetables. We love onions and sauteeing them till clear is needed in many recipes. No spatter when micro-sauteed Less oil is needed.The microwave ensu... Read more
Ever since I was knee high to a grasshopper I've absolutely loved root beer floats. Eating is emotional to me, when I think of root beer floats, I think of being at my grandparent's house on a hot summer day when my grandma would make everyone an ice... Read more
By definition, a taproot is the single root of a plant that extends deep into the soil to supply the above-ground plant with nutrients. My definition of a taproot is YUM! It is such a shame these vegetables are grown below ground because many a... Read more
As part of our research for "The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight," we conducted a "Ditch the Diet Taste Test." We asked successful SparkPeople members, yo-yo dieters and others to answer questions about weigh... Read more
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