Why the Walnut Is Uniquely Different (and Oh-So Healthy!)

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All men may be created equal, but all nuts are not. Packed with protein, fiber, antioxidants and minerals, tree nuts are a convenient source of healthy nutrition; but when it comes to plant-based omega-3 fatty acids, one nut stands alone: the English …
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Edamame Gets Exciting With This Spiced Up Edamame Recipe

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Last month, I completed my first half Ironman triathlon, and let me say, the training was tough, and the race itself was (AH-MAZING! but) no piece of cake, but you know what I might have found harder than anything else? Tapering. For a solid week, I …
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Current Favorite Smoothie Addition: Cacao Powder and Nibs

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I'm not sure I'd call myself a full-out chocoholic, but I certainly love chocolate. And I especially dig the dark, good quality stuff. And lately, I have been obsessed --- I mean, like having it twice a day --- with this smoothie. So simple, so …
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The Ultimate Snack-Time Solution — With Giveaway!

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Snack time can be problematic. Meetings that go long, traffic jams and never-ending time constraints leave us dashing from one activity to another, often on an empty stomach. A lone piece of fruit never seems to cut it, yogurt needs refrigeration …
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My Almond Orchard Experience

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The Almond Board of California graciously sponsored my Almond Orchard Experience. The trip encompassed all there is to know about this wonderful nut and culminated with a tour of Stewart & Jasper Orchards (see more of my trip here!). Nestled …
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