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Waffles with whipped cream and syrup cup

Health Effects of Maple Syrup – Sweet with Promising Benefits

Maple syrup – liquid, sweet, and (let’s face it) altogether fascinating.  Now, it’s important to be careful with excess sugar in your diet – and loading up on the maple syrup certainly qualifies as excess. However, in moderation – or as a substitute for other unhealthy sugars you may be consuming – maple syrup is an excellent option. It even has …

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The Health Effects of Eggs – More than Edible, Good for You!

Eggs are fantastic. They’re easy-to-find, tasty, and cheap, and there are endless ways you can use them in a dish. Best of all: eggs benefit your health in some pretty surprising ways. In this post, I’ll take you through the amazing egg and some of the proven health benefits you’ll get from consuming them. How Do We Get …

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The Health Effects of Turmeric and Curcumin – Promising Results, Tasty Meals

Ever since I was a small child, I have been fascinated by turmeric. My grandmother and my mother used it a lot to prepare some of my favorite dishes, and I clearly remember being drawn to the bright color, the wonderful smell, and the unique taste of this fantastic spice.  To this day, I use …

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Health Effects of Butter – Healthier Than You’d Expect

When I was younger, I had a love-hate relationship with butter. On the one hand, I heard it wasn’t exactly the healthiest thing I could be eating daily. On the other hand, I loved the tase over the supposed “healthy” alternatives like margarine.  Butter has been in and out of the spotlight for the last few years. …

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The Health Effects of Palm Oil – An Excellent Vegetable Oil Option

Over the past decade, our family’s diet has gone through significant changes. One place where we’ve changed quite a bit is around our intake of oils and fats. (C’mon, canola oil and – until recently – margarine?)  One such addition is palm oil, a substance that is quickly becoming an important part of our Western diet …

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Health Effects of Olive Oil: From Lamp Oil to Kitchen Staple

Everyone who knows me knows my love for olive oil.  It’s such a versatile ingredient – you can drizzle it over a salad, or use it to flavor some bread. It pairs excellently in marinades too. Beyond enhancing the taste of your dishes, olive oil also sports an impressive array of purported health benefits. In this post, …

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The History of Easter Eggs: From Spring Symbol to Children’s Games

Easter celebrations are always a highlight in my household. Whether the kids are decorating eggs with brightly colored paints, or hunting plastic eggs to discover the hidden candy treasures inside, it’s always a blast. As I thought about the joys of the holiday, I wondered about the history of Easter Eggs. Why do we decorate …

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