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Your Health- Why Vegetable Oils are Bad for Your Health*

For years, wellness colleagues have designated sugar as the #1 dietary evil, a true destroyer of health. And although most people still eat way too much of it, U.S sugar consumption is finally on a slow decline. But the battle for your health is far from over. There is another killer: “vegetable oil”, and it’s on the loose. We have looked into how this oil could be as big a problem to your health as sugar, and have broken down the most important facts for you:

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Eat the Season – Get Your Summer On!

Imagine your perfect summer day, sitting in the back yard with the sun shining and the breeze blowing. The birds are chirping, and you marvel at the beauty of this season. Then, suddenly hunger hits…. you reach into your bag and pull out a thermos of piping hot, simmering, thick tomato soup.  Wait, what?  That doesn’t sound very refreshing.  Because it’s not!  Those warming foods are great for the winter months when our body needs to be cuddled and warmed; however, in summer months the trend for a lighter fare of cooling refreshing foods like fresh fruits and vegetables are the flavors of the season that you need to draw upon. 

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We’re Getting Our Summer Desserts On!

What’s yummy, easy, and just screams summer? After all, it is July 4th, and that just signifies everything mid-summer. Here’s some of our favorite recipes that your friends and family are gonna flip over. Oh, and we promise you’ll never have leftovers!

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Back by Popular Demand… Go Ahead & Make it Fun!

Just in time for that Spring feeling, we bring you back a most kid-friendly breakfast. Or, if you’re like Leslie & Kay, founders of grandparentlinkslink.com, breakfast isn’t just for the am — we do a breakfast at dinner for the grandkids! Kids love it when you mix it up.

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Bread Baking for Beginners!

Let’s face it, we have been cooped up at home, which has given us ample time to brush up on our cooking and baking skills. Bread baking quickly has become a hot trend for us all stuck at home. Here’s a great recipe — so easy and simple: No-Knead Skillet Focaccia… and wow are we in love! This style bread can be transformed from savory to sweet just by adding what’s in your cupboard. We promise you this one’s a winner.

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Yes, Chocolate is Good for You!

(okay, okay in moderation that is!)

So here’s the deal about chocolate – first of all, it’s actually been reported to boost your immune system. Yep, that little cacao bean (the source from which chocolate is derived) is full of antioxidants which play a key role in supporting a healthy system. The truth is, the deeper the color chocolate, the more antioxidants. So go for that dark chocolate, as the lighter milk chocolate doesn’t offer the same benefits.

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BAKED OATMEAL

This healthy recipe with its combination of oats, nuts, and fruit, takes ho hum oatmeal to a whole new level. It’s the perfect winter warm-up. You can even make it the night before, cover it with plastic wrap, and refrigerate. The next morning, take it out of the refrigerator as the oven is preheating, uncover it, and bake according to the directions. If you like, you can double the recipe and put it in a 9X13 pan.

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Cookies Always Bring A Smile!

This holiday season get into the spirit mode that’ll satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth and spread wintry cheer. Give your friends a basket of homemade cookies, and of course, save some for your immediate family. There’s nothing better than special sweet treats. Check out these delicious cookie recipes!* Oh, and by the way – we tested them.

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Cook’s Corner: Great Tips for the Holidays

A simple guide to ingredient substitutions – just in time as we are all spending extra time in the kitchen!

Ok, so it’s holiday time and we know what that means: most likely, lots of cooking and baking. For us it is! Have you ever had the urge to make something in the kitchen and when you look for all the ingredients that are called for in the recipe, you find that you don’t have them. Bummer, right?

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Oh, Yes, Eat Fudge and Be Healthy!

A 5-star recipe you will not want to miss

There’s a secret ingredient in this recipe that helps replace the dairy in this vegan, fudge-like treat. It’s avocado!

An important cooking note here to be mindful of: the key to a firmly set but fudgy texture is using bittersweet chocolate with minimum 60% cacao. Lower percentages will result in fudge with a scoop-able ganache-like texture instead of bars.

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“Gramma in a Box” GIVEAWAY!

We are so excited about this giveaway! The winner will receive a Gramma in a Box for both November AND December! (value of each box is $20)

Gramma in a Box is perfect for: grandparents who spend time with their grandchildren; grandparents who want to send something to their grandchildren because they don’t see them as often as they’d like (you can Skype or Facetime with your grandkids when they get their Gramma in a Box); nieces and nephews; college students (their dorm mates will love this!); stay at home date night for couples; and even parents who want a fun activity with their children without all the work! Gramma in a Box is perfect for everyone!

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