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Giada’s Detox Soup from Happy Cooking

We are big fans of Giada DeLaurentiis and the carefree way she pieces together approachable, yet elegant, meals anyone can enjoy. So, we were so excited to see her cookbook —Happy Cooking: Make Every Meal Count…Without Stressing Out—which delivers nourishing meals the make a meaningful impact on your well-being. Try her Detox Soup, below, on […]

Note to Self: Think Better Thoughts

Our whole lives everyone tells us to grow up and be happy.  The more I think about it, the less it seems like a very good idea. Certainly, I think you can experience happiness. But happy is sort of like the wind; you can never tell what direction it’s coming from or how much longer […]

The Trim Healthy Mama Plan: The Basics

Authors Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison share “The Basics” to finding and maintaining “your trim” for life.   Forget the fad diets, join the food freedom movement. Counting calories is out. All the food groups are in. Becoming trim and healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or painstaking anymore. After trying almost every fad diet […]

Enter to Win a Trip for Two to Canyon Ranch!

Wow – what an incredible opportunity to whisk away to the famously relaxing and rejuvenating spa and resort.  We are so excited to host this opportunity from Author Sherre Hirsch (Thresholds) and the folks at Canyon Ranch. To enter, fill out the form below and click here for the official rules. Good luck! Content loading… Please […]

Why You Should Stop Reading and Go to Sleep

Here you are again, snug in your bed. It’s been quite a day—for your body, for your brain, and for the system of the two intertwined. Did you do good things for your brain today? Bad things? Did your brain do good things for you, helping you to make decisions, think thoughts, and take actions […]

Cheap Chic and the Enduring Appeal of the Sneaker

With a new foreword by Tim Gunn and hundreds of timeless tips and tricks, the ultimate fashion bible CHEAP CHIC is back in print. Though it was published forty years ago, the timing of the reissue couldn’t be more appropriate, given the current state of fashion, which takes inspiration from every era. Today, for example, […]

Alcohol and the Gluten-Free Lifestyle

A Word on Alcohol and a Gluten-Free Diet As someone who freaked out when I was first diagnosed with celiac, I like to say that wine helped me through. While that’s partially true (you can take my dinner rolls, but you can never take my pinot!), the fact is that the alcohol change-up is not […]

Mark Bittman: Rethinking the Word “Foodie”

An excerpt from Mark Bittman’s ‘A Bone to Pick,’ featuring his most memorable op-ed columns from The New York Times. We found his take — on a word that has become ubiquitous not only in the food world, but at dinner tables with friends — really interesting and wanted to share this piece from his […]
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