What do you think of when you read the words "stir fry"? Chinese food? A wok? Chopsticks, perhaps?
While none of those ideas are inconsistent with stir-frying, this cooking technique actually extends well beyond Asian cuisine. Th... Read more
Ginger, pumpkin, apple, cinnamon, chocolate, peppermint. The flavors of the holidays are comforting and the perfect end to a wonderful meal. These recipes include nutrition-packed ingredients that turn holiday favorites into healthier treats the whol... Read more
Getting your recommended daily allowance of fruits (1/2 to 2 cups) and vegetables (2-1/2 to 3 cups) is no small feat—especially when you don't have a lot of extra time to prep and cook all that produce. That's one reason why smoothies h... Read more
The flavor of many foods can be enhanced without using calorie-laden sauces and gravies. Here are some great ways to use herbs to “spice up” your meals and bring out the natural flavors of your food. Don’t be afraid to experimen... 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
Hi, my name is Nikia and I am 33 years old. I am new to spark people but not new to weight loss. I have previously lost weight before and had even made it pretty close to my goal weight. Anyway, during the last 13 months I have gained most of the... Read more
Hi my name is Donna, I joined SparkPeople in hoping this will help me stay focused toward my goal. I've lost 30 pounds so far, but the last 10 Pounds have been a struggle. I am hoping with Joining teams this will help me. I'm really excited for the... Read more
Hello! I'm a mom to 4 boys, and have just graduated from nursing school and passed my boards yesterday :) Before I started my nursing program, I lost 25 pounds through managing my nutrition and running 4-5 times a week. But managing school + famil... Read more
My name is Danielle. I am a single mother of 2 beautiful boys. I have had a lot of drama in the past year and nothing ever seemed to be going right. With all that was going on with the father of my kids such as many court cases and loosing i... Read more
Starting this program today, hoping I can use the great tools here to stay motivated and really make some long term changes for myself. I'm 60 years old, have a fairly sedentary job and work 10 hour days. Getting home at night is my problem time, tir... Read more
I peel the fresh ginger, wrap it up in cellophane in big pieces, and then when I need it, I just GRATE some of the fresh stalk into the pan. This works very well. I always used to let the fresh ginger ROT by mistake. I heard this from Doctor Zorba... Read more
Do you like using fresh herbs in your cooking, but never use a whole pack? Waste money on those jars of ready chopped seasoning?Save money and time by:1) Preparing Fresh Herbs - Finely chop Fresh Garlic - Finely chop/press/grate/shred Fresh... Read more
There are a variety of tips to prevent viruses. When you do find yourself not feeling well, there are various cold and flu survival guides to help you cope which is good since this year the fear of the flu is at an all time high.We have long known th... Read more
Chicken soup has seemingly mystical properties; moms swear by its ability to cure anything that ails you. While its medicinal attributes are still being tested, the Mayo Clinic does report that chicken soup can reduce inflammation and speed up t... Read more
I had trouble sleeping and felt like I needed to do something with my hands. I don't have a lot of menu choices in the house which I think is helping.
If it's here, I tend to obsess over recipes.
I am keeping it simple and in moderation.... Read more
Affirmation: I am peaceful. I let certain juices flow through me as a healing force. Beauty naturally manifests itself.
The juices being my favorite hot beverage -- the 5 calorie hot ginger tea (recipe in my SP Cookbook). I had two cups of t... Read more
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