Lavender: First Aid in a Bottle

Lavender: First Aid in a Bottle

"My dear, have some lavender, or you'd best have a thimble of wine. Your spirits are quite down, my sweeting."- Georgia O'Keefe Lavender, also called Lavendula, has long been known for its soothing properties and fragrant scent. It's used in many skin care beauty...

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The History, Benefits, and Side Effects of Rosemary

The History, Benefits, and Side Effects of Rosemary

“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray you, love, remember.” –William Shakespeare (Hamlet, Act 4)   Photo Credit: Craigles75| Flickr Rosmarinus Officinalis, otherwise known as Rosemary, is an herb as ancient as the mythology it sprang from. Aside from...

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Salmon with Sweet Asian marinade

Salmon with Sweet Asian marinade

Want to try something different for dinner? Try this easy recipe for Baked Salmon with a sweet Asian marinade. Salmon is an important addition to any diet. Not only is it a great source of omega 3 fatty acids, it's also a high protein source. The health benefits of...

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Mini Berry Low Fat Cream Pies

Mini Berry Low Fat Cream Pies

Happy Independence day! Today's recipe comes from Eatingwell.com and is the perfect quick and healthy addition to any Fourth of July party. To make it even more low fat, I've made a few changes but you don't have to follow them if you don't want to. This dish only...

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Pasta Alla Norma

Pasta Alla Norma

We're going Italian today! Pasta Alla Norma is a signature Sicilian dish made with ricotta salata cheese, garlic, and eggplant. The dish was named in the 19th century by a Sicilian theater director, Nino Martoglio, after the well known opera, Norma. Nino felt the dish...

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Black Bean and Toasted Corn Tacos

Black Bean and Toasted Corn Tacos

  We're heading across the border for dinner tonight with this delicious taco recipe provided by Vegetarian Times magazine. I believe anyone trying to eat healthier, whether vegetarian or not, should subscribe to this magazine. At the very least, subscribe for...

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