Archive June, 2013

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Mangoes are a Healthy Comfort Food

Mangoes really can make you feel better! Beyond being delicious and rich in vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants, mangoes contain an enzyme with stomach soothing properties similar to papain found in papayas. These comforting enzymes act as a digestive aid and are partially responsible for that feeling of contentment we experience after eating mangos. This fruit […]

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9 Great Reasons to Drink Water

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Bell Peppers – Green, Yellow, Orange, Red & White

•QUESTION. If you leave green peppers on the vine do they turn red? Where do orange and yellow peppers fit in? Do they all start green, or are they from different seeds? ANSWER. Sweet bell peppers can be orange, yellow, red, purple, brown, black, ivory or green, depending on the stage of ripeness and the […]

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Benefits of Apples and Bananas

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Edible Herb and Flower Gardens

According to the 2006 National Gardening Survey, more than 14 million households in the United States grow their own herbs in vegetable and perennial gardens, in containers, or on windowsills.  The reason is in addition to their obvious role in cooking, herbs are also attractive and add a lot of color, interesting textures and forms, […]

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Balsamic Grilled Summer Veggies & Basil Quinoa Salad

The joys of Summer!! Longer days, lots of sunshine, grilling outdoors and fresh produce!! Here’s a grilled vegetable and quinoa salad will knock your socks off! Packed with fiber, vitamins and protein, this very simple recipe will become a family favorite for lunch, dinner or served as an appetizer or side dish. Makes a beautiful ‘antipasto’ tray […]

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Life’s a Peach

Peaches are in season now and although most of us know how delicious a ripe and juicy peach is, we may not know of the many health benefits they have. Here are some Healthy Benefits of Peaches Contribute to eye health Beta carotene is responsible for eye health. Many people around the world have eyesight […]

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Homemade Flavored Vitamin Water

Flavored waters are very popular now, as more people are avoiding soda and juice. We found this easy formula for making a colorful and tasty variety of fruit and herb infused waters at Say goodbye to sugar saturated soda and juice or plain bottled water with these refreshing “spa water” flavors! Just put a lid on […]

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Stay-Cationing ~ How to Relax & Vacation at Home

Stay-Cation? Yes! If the sagging economy has taken a big bite out of your family vacation fund, traveling to a tropical resort is not your only vacation option. This summer, plan a “Staycation” and unwind within (or just outside) your own home and neighborhood. Stay at home and lock the world out. It doesn’t mean […]

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