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
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 US, we enjoy practically unlimited access to any food at any time o... 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
Warm days are filled with family picnics, neighborhood cookouts, community parades—and lots of summer food favorites.
Grilling can enhance the flavor of meats, poultry, fish and even garden-fresh fruits and vegetables. To liven up yo... 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
ok, so I have been a member for 5 / 6 years now.
when I first started I did really well. Lost over two stone, felt great and then fell off the wagon.
Just logged back on to have some inspiration, and had inspiration immediately when I noti... Read more
this week I am starting again with spark but had originally signed up a year ago. Now I am serious about changing my mindset and producing results. Yesterday I really blew it, I had 3 slices of OMG sweet potato pie it was sooooooooooo go... Read more
I joined SP after downloading The Spark book yesterday. I am excited to find all of the information and tools here to help me stay motivated on my journey to create a healthier lifestyle through better eating and exercise. I'm a yo-yo exerciser and... Read more
I got a caffe mocha from Panera yesterday afternoon, a little disappointed to find that they only come in one size--a grande. It was too much for me, so I drank about half and put the rest in the fridge when I came home. Since it was made with fresh... 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
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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