By Linda Wilson
Busy lives! Aren't we all busy, busy, busy? Bring out the crockpot or slow cooker and you can make some tasty, economical meals for your family and cut down your kitchen time, too. For these recipes, all you have to do is add a salad, perhaps bread, and you've got dinner. Dessert can be elaborate... Read More
Stretching a dollar is high on everybody's list these days. The same goes for eating a healthy diet. These two things may seem to be mutually exclusive at times, what with the high price of organics and specialty health food items. But you can save yourself some money and time by making the most out of the produce that you purchase on a weekly basis.
Minestrone with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and White Beans ... Read More
Conscious eating is all the rage, with numerous movements-local first, all organic, green living, etc.-celebrating the virtues of consuming foods that are good for the body and the Earth. This is great news for American families who have an interest in following a more balanced and healthy diet, as the market for nutritious and more natural food products has grown at a staggering rate.
But with this... Read More
When bellying up to the bar, pay attention to what goes into your mouth, and you might shed some of the unwanted bulk. Make the wise and attentive choice of drinks and accompanying snacks an ally in your battle of the bulge.
Most importantly, alcohol makes you hungry. It lessens your inhibitions and your ability to keep tract of things. It is easy to find yourself mindlessly nibbling nuts, chips or anything else within reach. As... Read More
By Heather DeLuca
Think cake will cure your crabbiness? Or baked goods will beat the blues? Probably not.
Whether you're suffering from an irritable mood, a case of the blues, or even full-blown depression, you may benefit from incorporating certain foods into your diet while avoiding others.... Read More
Think that you aren't sophisticated enough or don't fit in the right income bracket to enjoy wine-tasting? Think again. These tips will help you fake your way through a wine-tasting session -- or develop a lifelong Epicurean hobby (the finest pleasures, not the most!).
Supplies - All you really need is a good wine glass, some wine, and preferably some good company.
Glasses - Obviously if you are at a wine-tasting party or tasting... Read More
When you're trying to lose weight and stick with a healthy diet, getting rid of sugary sodas and unhealthy drinks is one of the keys to success. However, you don't have to stick with bland-tasting water to quench your thirst. There are dozens of tasty diet drinks and healthy drink options available, and quaffing these can help keep you on a healthy track.
Tasty Diet Drinks for Your Daily Diet
Some healthy drink choices... Read More
Open your spice cabinet and you will find a pharmacopoeia of ancient wisdom. You may also find yourself on the way to the hospital. Herbal medicine is not something to embark upon uninformed. Self-medication, in any form, can be risky. At the same time, there are many herbs and spices that you can use to spice up your life, your diet and your health.
We all know that knowledge is power. When taking herbal supplements, you need knowledge... Read More
Everybody knows that alcoholic drinks are a source of empty calories, but rest easy; you can enjoy a cocktail or two without ruining your diet. As long as you focus on drinks low in fat and sugar, you can enjoy yourself without having to hit the gym extra hard.
Besides choosing drinks that are low-fat and/or low-sugar you should also try to limit your total intake of alcohol. Drinking 5 skinny cocktails... Read More
Fasting is a practice that predates biblical times and the relevancy of fasting has been debated for many years. When considering whether fasting is right for you, you must first understand your own body and know what you can handle.
Fasting is a deprivation of the body from food for a set period of time. The purposes of fasting have been diverse. Some have fasted for spiritual purposes,... Read More