A Day of Ugly Eats

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Presentation counts. A glistening puddle of sauce, a drizzle, a flourish, a sprig of rosemary precisely arranged on a plate --- these are the things that make our food look appetizing. Chefs turned artist take food presentation to the next level and …
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Healthfully Obsessed with Time Savor Solutions

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You’re well on the way to your fit bottomed life. You’ve carved enough time out of your busy schedule for exercise, you focus on strong and healthy --- not skinny --- you’ve learned to laugh at yourself and you honor your hunger. Excellent! So why …
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A Soup Cleanse That’s Just Splendid

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When you hear the word "cleanse," do you immediately think of celebrities going without food for a week, subsisting on nothing but, like, lemon juice and wishes? That used to be the case for me, I'll admit, but let me tell you --- not all cleanses …
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How to Cook Perfect Rice

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Boil, cover, simmer, fluff. The instructions seem basic enough, something even a novice could handle, but the perfect pot of rice often eludes even the most accomplished cook. For the record, impeccably cooked rice should be tender (think al dente …
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Rice: The Short, Medium and Long of It

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I’m not one to pass on the carbs --- pasta, bread, rice, potatoes --- bring ‘em on! Too few of those wonderfully starchy carbs and I feel sluggish and moody. At home I enjoy rice often and (gasp) it’s not always the brown variety! Mixing it up keeps …
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Get Glowing With This Green Smoothie Recipe

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Want to glow from the inside out? Well, do we have the green smoothie recipe for you! Full of greens (duh), celery, herbs and fruit, it's said to be the magic pregnancy glow elixir for Kerry Washington. Pregnant or not though, it's just healthy, …
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Five-Vegetable Lentil Soup Recipe: Another Tasty Way to Enjoy Kale

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You know how our resident fresh in-season foodie expert Linda LaRue shared fun kale facts with us? Well, she's baaack! And with a crazy-good Five-Vegetable Lentil Soup recipe that has --- you guessed it --- kale in …
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