When the mercury rises, the last thing you want to do is spend time cooking in a hot kitchen. Conserve your energy and give the stove and oven a break with these no-heat meals. Beyond salads and sandwiches, these dishes feature creative ways to use t... Read more
They’re not glamorous, breath-taking or even mildly exciting. Instead, brown bag lunches are convenient, economical and all too often boring. But are your packed lunches becoming too mundane, unappealing and dull? If you have the brown bag blue... Read more
No one wants to spend hours planning menus, making countless trips to the grocery store and slaving in the kitchen, only to endure dull and tasteless food. If you want to eat healthy, home-cooked meals without all the fuss, try a seasonal pantry make... Read more
You’ve tried mints, gum and mouthwash but nothing works. Bad breath is affecting your social life, causing you to shy away from your loved ones and preventing you from speaking up at work. You’ve already spent a small fortune to cover it... 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
Atkins, My New Love!!!!
Started the Atkins diet 2 weeks ago,and I've lost 11 pounds!! In the past, I've done the low-fat diet only to be constantly hungry. I'm only in the induction phase, but I love it! Great for those who are gluten free.... Read more
I never seem to get enough water and am looking for ideas. I think most of the problem is that I really just don't like the taste of water. I have been adding fresh fruit to my water and that has helped some. I cut up a kiwi and/or some fresh stra... Read more
I'm working the food plan after watching Forks over Knives. It's a kind of hard transition but I'm doing it and it's working. The cravings are gone but the food isn't as sexy as I'd like. I'm learning to accept that I don't have sugar or extra sal... Read more
Hi, it's me again. This question may seem unusual, but I need to ask it.
Most people I know like going out to eat. I don't. Restaurants and me do not get along.
The problem I have with them is when I do go out to eat -- which is not as o... Read more
In order to get 8 glasses a day I add a few slices of apple or cucumber or sprigs of mint to my water. It helps to keep me interested in the water instead of getting bored of the taste. I also drink it through a straw which helps me drink more, faste... Read more
I love cantaloupe, but I hate cutting one. So, I now put the melon into a plastic grocery bag and set it on a baking sheet with sides. It's wonderful! I slice the melon, scoop out the seeds, peel the melon and it's all in the bag. Tie up the bag, thr... Read more
Longevity is the new buzzword. You can't walk into a bookstore without tripping over a best seller about extending your life. With good reason: Centenarians are one of the country's fastest-growing demographic groups; in fact, the U.S. Census... Read more
These days you're more likely to buy a powdered mix, gel, or bottle of flavored tea or lemonade, but these classic drinks are easy to make and a great way to stay hydrated in the summer months. And though commercial versions can be loaded wi... Read more
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