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Spice Up Your Diet (and Your Health) with Chile Peppers

Posted on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by HylaryL

Red and green chilli peppers You might have heard about the recent debacle where six habanero chile peppers closed an entire school in Colorado. While this story is actually kind of amusing, it’s true that some peppers can be seriously hot. But did you know that the heat chile peppers pack (along with vitamins and antioxidants) are actually really good for you? Chile peppers contain all sorts of beneficial nutrients. . . . more »

Crazy for Coconut (Oil)

Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 by HylaryL

Coconuts Coconut oil seems to be all the rage recently. From treating Alzheimer’s Disease to being a miracle cure for weight loss, it’s health benefits (whether scientifically proven or not) are being touted far and wide. But is there truth behind the coconut oil craze? To some degree, the positives about consuming coconut oil are real. While it’s not a miracle cure, it does contain medium-chain . . . more »

Pass the Polenta!

Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 by HylaryL

Polenta Slices Polenta is one of those food items that easy-to-use and delicious but, for some reason,many haven’t added to their culinary repertoire. When you think of what polenta is, cornmeal boiled into a porridge-like consistency, your taste buds don’t necessarily start firing. This might explain why homecooks often stick to things like pasta, rice or potatoes to complement their entrees. Once you realize the delicious creations . . . more »

Slow Cook Your Way to a Healthy Meal!

Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2013 by HylaryL

The 150 Healthiest Slow Cooker Recipes on Earth Sometimes cooking something delicious and healthy after a long day of school, work or taking care of the family can be a real hassle. But before you reach for your phone to order pizza, why not plan ahead and make something everyone can enjoy in one of the handiest tools ever created for the kitchen: the slow cooker! Slow cookers (a.k.a. crock pots) are an . . . more »

Avoid the Calories from Your Favorite Chain Restaurants

Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by HylaryL

The Steamy Kitchen's Healthy Asian Favorites I think we can all agree that some of the best, most flavorful food in the world originates from the multitude of cuisines found in Asia and its surrounding islands. From Chinese to Japanese to Thai food and more, the list goes on and on of delicious culinary treasures that anyone regardless of their nationality or ethnicity can enjoy. The only problem? Though generally quite . . . more »

Healthy eating with a baby bump!

Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2012 by HylaryL

The Mommy Diet How many of us have heard the phrase "eating for two" to describe nutrition during pregnancy? Does that mean that once a woman finds out she's expecting it's time to wolf down everything in sight? Not quite! Eating well during pregnancy is very important for both the health of the mother and the baby. As always, women should always ask their doctors first about maintaining .