How to Deseed a Pomegranate

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Pumpkins and cranberries aren’t the only fruits of the season; sweet-tart pomegranates are at their peak in November. In late October this botanical treasure appears in produce aisles, but by mid-January they are gone, gone, gone. Nicknamed the …
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Swap the Sports Gel for Chia Power

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With the amount of time I spend on my bike and on long runs, I tend to go through a good number of sports gels. And, believe you me, it's not because I love them so much, but I appreciate nutrition that's a cinch to carry and easy to ingest. Now, …
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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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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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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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Iced Mint Tea with Chia Seeds

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This summer I have been obsessed with iced tea. Okay, maybe not quite as much as our beloved Susan who has opinions on the matter (although, for the record, I totally agree with her!), but hot summer day after hot summer day, it's been the …
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