6 Ways To Overcome Emotional Eating
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6 Ways To Overcome Emotional Eating

One of the most common obstacles for a person trying to lose weight is emotional eating. Munching down a bag of potato chips out of boredom, depression or even happiness can be a serious detriment to anyone’s weight loss efforts. It’s not easy to overcome because life is full of events that make us change…

Ways to Save Time but Cook Healthy
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Ways to Save Time but Cook Healthy

I was making these sweet potato burgers the other day and realised that yes – healthy cooking does require some time, and not everyone has that time. That’s probably why people tend to buy store-bought foods, which of course, end up not being as healthy as what you could make at home. Here are some…

Foods high in Potassium
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Foods high in Potassium

We’re going to talk about a wonderful mineral called potassium. Potassium has multiple roles of maintaining the balance of fluids in the body, regulating blood pressure, fluids, and acidity. Foods Highest in Potassium: Sweet potato, baked: 694mg Tomato paste, 1/4 cup: 664mg Swiss chard, 1/2 cup, cooked: 655mg Prune juice, 3/4 cup: 530mg Carrot juice,…

Revive your Wilted Basil
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Revive your Wilted Basil

Seriously, I consider this a freaking MIRACLE! (This was once completely DEAD looking!) We bought a little pot plant of basil last week so I can cook, but for some reason I didn’t manage to use that one, so I left it behind my computer desk most of the day. Uh-oh, bad idea because when…

5 Fun Dessert Cooking Equipments
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5 Fun Dessert Cooking Equipments

Silicone muffin cups Aren’t these just such a wonderful invention? Instead of buying paper muffin cups that you throw away each time, you can bake muffins in these, and it comes out easily, plus you can reuse them! Candy/Chocolate Molds These are amazing, they pop out so easily and you can mold brownies, candy or…

Food Storage Tips
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Food Storage Tips

Decide what you are going to cook this week, don’t buy things that you won’t have time to make, because if you store them away, you may even forget about them. Buy foods that have the hardest quality, you can probably tell by the way they look – if they are fresh or wilting. If…

High and Low Glycemic Index
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High and Low Glycemic Index

You’ve heard of this word, they talk about it with sugar, but what is it? Let me explain that the Glycemic Index is a measure of exactly how fast carbohydrates triggers a rise in your blood sugar. The higher the number, the greater the rise. Low: Lower than 55 Medium: Between 56-69 High: 70 and…

My Shopping List Updated
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My Shopping List Updated

I love to keep everyone in the loop with what I usually buy, and recently I made an updated shopping list which I often paste to my husband so he can do all my shopping. This is it: What I get Every Week 2 organic kale 1 large packet organic baby spinach 1 packet swiss…

Top 20 Foods with Antioxidants
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Top 20 Foods with Antioxidants

We all know that antioxidants help us fight free radicals, keeps us young and does all kinds of amazing stuff. According to a 2004 study found 20 foods with more antioxidants than anything else. Here they are. Dried Mexican red beans Wild blueberries Red kidney beans Pinto beans Cultivated blueberries Cranberries Artichokes Blackberries Prunes Raspberries…

Make Vegetable Broth from Kitchen Scraps
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Make Vegetable Broth from Kitchen Scraps

What you can use: Sweet potato skin, potato skin, any peeled vegetable skin, leftover carrots, zucchini, onion, mushroom, celery, cabbage stalks, cauliflower/broccoflower leaves. Directions: Chop everything in smaller pieces and fill a huge pot with water. Bring it to a boil, then turn it to medium low (3-4) and gently simmer for two or three…

6 Ways to Healthify Foods
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6 Ways to Healthify Foods

What are ways to make foods healthier? Here are five tips. Bake instead of Deep Fry Deep frying is always the worst option because you’re covering everything in oil, and that oil is usually hot, therefore would release quite a number of toxic chemicals if you aren’t using the correct oil. What you can do…

Suggestions for Natural Sweeteners
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Suggestions for Natural Sweeteners

Very Sweet Figs Wow, I am absolutely shocked that ripe figs are possibly the sweetest things I’ve tasted. If you can get your hand son some figs, you’ve got yourself sweet dessert without even trying. I seem to find that figs in the Asian supermarket is generally cheaper than the ones in the regular supermarket….

Frequently Used Spices
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Frequently Used Spices

I wanted to talk about my favourite spices today. Here are some spices which I keep close with me at all times and find a million ways to use. Used 95% of the Time: Pepper – I love the spicy taste of pepper. It’s the perfect garnish for just about any meal. Himalayan Salt –…