It’s easy to ignore your skin when it’s doing its job right. For most people, basic washing and a little sunscreen is all they need. But when you have a problem with your skin, it can be all-consuming. Acne can break your self-confidence,... Read more
If you've ever scratched your arm or leg and left a trail of white flakes (who hasn't?), then you’ve seen the effects of dry skin. While uncomfortable, dry skin usually isn’t "serious," but it can make a formerly-smooth... Read more
Wake up your taste buds! Cooking with herbs and spices will enhance the flavor of healthy foods without adding fat, salt, sugar, or calories. Herbs and spices contribute bright color, savory taste and sensational aroma.
Tips for using herbs and... Read more
Winter is here, and for many people that means dry, flaky and cracked skin. Many skincare experts advise switching to more moisturizing hair and skincare products during the blustery months to avoid these problems. But before you invest in high-price... Read more
It’s 10 a.m., and your stomach starts that familiar growl, so you’re tempted to grab a snack. Trouble is, those hunger pangs tend to come at a time when you’re busy, so you’re likely to absentmindedly reach for something quick... Read more
my favorite snack lately..organic dry ranch dip mixed in greek yogurt (whole milk variety) with cukes, shrooms, carrots, and peppers...YUM! embrace snacks..just keep them fresh, raw, and crunchy! apples and pears r great too!... Read more
I love using dried beans for cooking. They are inexpensive and nutritious. Most Sparks recipes are for canned Beans (which is easy). I'd love to see your dried bean ideas.
I tend to soak mine overnight and change the water to reduce the flatule... Read more
A friend just brought a massive tray of chocolate-covered fruit, nuts, etc. etc. My understanding was that dried fruit was one of "tricks" that "seems" healthy, but in fact is NOT unless you can limit your portion to a very small amt.
What are t... Read more
Does anyone know if there is a resource for figuring out the nutrition info for cooked pasta? Getting frustrated searching google. All of my pastas only have dry wt info. I realize the water and shape play a part, but there has to be an easier way... Read more
Polish chrome - Mineral deposits on chrome faucets & other tarnished chrome make haste in the presence of lemon--rub with a squeezed lemon half, rinse, and lightly buff with a soft cloth.Polish copper - A halved lemon dipped in salt or baking powder... Read more
The edible seeds of legumes like dry beans, dry peas, chickpeas, and lentils are called pulses, a name derived from the Latin word puls which means thick soup or potage. Pulses are very popular in Mexican, Middle Eastern, or East Indian cuisine and p... Read more
It's summer, and that means fruit trees, bushes, and berry plants are exploding with a bountiful harvest. A healthy goal is to eat a variety of these local and fresh fruits. If we fast forward to fall, the taste of sweet, j... Read more
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