parsnip, celery onion garlic in a slow cooker

How to make the easy slow cooker your personal chef and best friend

You’ve no doubt heard how easy slow cookers are to use, but did you know they can also be your personal chef? And your best friend!However, there are so many makes and models with extra bells and whistles that sometimes choosing the right one is frustrating. Especially if all you have is one simple requirement […]

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Coffee beans

10 Best Caffeine Reasons Why You Should Drink Coffee Every Day

Ahhh . . . nothing quite beats the aroma and taste of that first sip of hot coffee in the morning. But have you ever asked yourself whether drinking a cup each day is actually good for you? 54% of Americans drink coffee on a daily basis. When asked why, Americans either love the taste, […]

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Two easy muscle massage oil recipes for pain relief

How To Make 2 Simple Pain Relief Massage Oils With 2 Kitchen Ingredients Everyone Has

You may be wondering why a food blog has two massage oil recipes but these base ingredients are in everyone’s kitchen . . . black peppercorns and oil – perfect for muscle pain relief! Here are some interesting facts about┬áPiper nigrum and then the recipes are just below.   Did you know . . . […]

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Pita chips with garlicky white bean dip

Meatless Mondays and a Super Simple Recipe for Garlicky White Bean Dip!

It feels like Meatless Mondays have been with us for a long time, but have you ever wondered where that phrase came from and, why Monday? Let’s step back into time and look at this fascinating food history. Surprise, surprise, Meatless Mondays is not a new phenomenon. In fact, going meatless started during World War […]

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Your Awesome Beginners Guide to Burning Body Fat

Ever crave chocolate around 3 o’clock in the afternoon? I know I sure do! That craving is a signal that your body needs more fuel in its tank, and by fuel, I mean glucose. The quickest shot of glucose comes from sugar (which is why you thought of something sweet). But, what your body really […]

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Vegan or Vegetarian . . . What’s the Difference?

I love this question because the differences are both huge and small. For example, do you sprinkle┬áparmesan cheese over your vegetarian pasta dish? Or, do you refuse to eat or use any part of an animal or insect, including what it produces, such as bee pollen and honey. Both vegan and vegetarian lifestyles are a […]

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