Food

Food is one of those things that make life more enjoyable. Exploring new flavors and trying new techniques is a fun way to experience life.

What is the Best Vegan Meal Delivery Service?

With all of the new meal delivery services out there, do any of them provide vegan only meals? I’ve spent some time some of the most popular ones like Blue Apron and Plated and while they most have vegetarian options, I’m not finding one that provides a robust vegan selection.

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Best Meal Delivery Service: Home Chef vs Hello Fresh vs Blue Apron vs Plated vs Sun Basket vs Green Chef

Tired of serving your family out-of-the-box meals every evening? Frozen lasagna and mac ‘n cheese can only go so far before your natives get restless! You want your family to have fresh and healthy meals every night, but are you just too busy to pull it all together? That’s where a booming trend can come to your rescue. Meal delivery services like Blue Apron, Hello Fresh and Plated are popping up everywhere, and for many families they deliver what they promise — fresh, easy-to-prepare, healthy dishes for all kinds of tastes…

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Sweet and Healthy Hibiscus Tea Benefits

Hibiscus flower

Tea is one of the most natural methods you can use to maintain your health and even help with some of the aspects of healing. Hibiscus tea in particular can be especially beneficial. Best known for its color and sweet flavor, hibiscus tea is sometimes combined with other teas in order to enhance the medicinal benefits or to enhance the taste of a bitter tea without adding sugar. Learn more about this sweet tea and how to prepare it…

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Dandelion Tea Benefits

Dandelion Tea Benefits: Dandelions in a field

Dandelions are usually considered weeds that grows plentiful throughout the yard. So, most homeowners go to great lengths and cost to eradicate this small yellow flower from their lawn. However, you’d be surprised to know there are numerous healing properties associated with this flower. Learn more about dandelion tea, how to prepare it and the benefits of drinking nature’s herbal tonic…

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Chamomile Tea Benefits

Chamomile Plant: Chamomile Tea Benefits

What is chamomile? Chamomile is a plant that is part of the daisy family. It has tiny flowers and by comparison, large leaves. It is most commonly known for its soothing abilities. The flowers of this plant are the parts that are used the most for making teas, washes and salves…

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9 Benefits of Drinking Ginger Tea

Ginger Tea Benefits

Ginger has been used for centuries for its calming effects on the digestive system. While the taste of ginger is distinct enough to make it a main ingredient in some desserts, its ability to soothe an upset stomach has earned it some quiet fame with those who prefer to holistic healing at home. Ginger root offers a multitude of health benefits and because it’s a root, it can be saved and used in a variety of forms..

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Minty Fresh Peppermint Tea Benefits

Peppermint leaves

What is peppermint? Peppermint is a well-known herb that is best known by its distinctive odor. Peppermint is a hybrid herb with such a distinct taste that one drop can flavor thousands of packs of gum. The extract in non-diluted form can even be damaging to living tissue. However, peppermint has some well-known healing qualities as well as some qualities that you may not be aware of…

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8 Black Tea Benefits

Black Tea Benefits

Black tea is a dark tea that has more oxidation than other teas. Because it’s strong, it’s often mixed with other teas in order to reap the caffeine and antioxidants benefits without being overwhelmed by the strong flavor. Learn more about this popular tea, how to prepare it, store it, the benefits, uses and more…

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The Dirty Dozen: What to Buy Organic and What Not

Guide to Eating Clean

I’ve been working on cleaner eating for a while, but because we were still eating out more often than I care to admit, I hadn’t really worked hard to include organics in our budget. I bought organic when the prices weren’t that different (like with carrots), but I, honestly, sort of chose to ignore the dangers lurking on the regular produce shelves. Recently, I started hearing about grapes from a few friends. It’s sort of a no brainer than any fruit or veggie that you eat the skin of is probably best in the organic variety. Twice over the last month, I heard that because grapes skins are so thin, the pesticides can seep all the way through the grape. This is scary since I know pesticides have been linked to many different conditions and even cancer. That’s definitely not ideal…

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Green Tea Benefits (and How To Prepare)

Pot and cups of green tea

Green tea is made from a variety of sources, but originally the term “green tea” referred to the tea made of fresh leaves from the Camellia sinesis shrub. Unlike black tea, green tea undergoes very little oxidation and is made from fresh leaves rather than the aged leaves and stems from which the black version is made. Learn more about how to prepare, store and grow this popular caffeine alternative along with all its health benefits…

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