Hosting an 18th Birthday Party What Food and Drink Should You Buy

Hosting an 18th Birthday Party: What Food and Drink Should You Buy?

An 18th birthday party is a big event for any teenager. It’s their opportunity to be in the spotlight, show off to all their friends, and (depending on whereabouts in the world you live) enjoy a few alcoholic drinks legally. If you are hosting the party, you have a lot to think about, not leastRead More

beef recipes

3 Quick Beef Recipes

Wagyu beef is an incredibly delicious beef that is loved by people all over the world. Originating from Japan, this tender and unique beef is delicious and flavorful because of the cut and its fat content. In this article, we’re going to give you some delicious ways that you can enjoy Wagyu beef in yourRead More

How to Create a Stronger Food Ecosystem

How to Create a Stronger Food Ecosystem

As the population grows and available farm land continues to dwindle, food security is quickly becoming one of the most important global issues. This infographic shows why a stronger food system is necessary and how we can create it. If you would like to work in in the environmental field, consider our environmental law degreeRead More

How to Make Aluminum Can Lanterns

How to Make Aluminum Can Lanterns

If you’d look at the photo, you know that the first step in making this DIY project is to cut slits on the aluminum cans. That’s pretty much correct except that the aluminum can is too thin and flimsy that cutting it would ruin its form. So how do you solve this problem? The solutionRead More

How to Make Your Own Hanging Lamp

How to Make Your Own Hanging Lamp

Making your own hanging lamp isn’t as complicated as you might think. There are a lot of simple hanging lantern projects that you can try like this one made of flannel from Free People Blog. It features a video tutorial, and as you can see the steps are easy to follow. How to Make YourRead More

How-to-Make-a-Striped-Cake

How to Make a Striped Cake

This cake might look like your typical cake on the outside. But wait until you get to the inside. Once you make a slice, you’ll see that it has a cute striped design. As you can see in the photos above, the procedure in making this striped cake isn’t that complicated. Even with your noviceRead More

How to Make a Healthy Watermelon Cake

How to Make a Healthy Watermelon Cake

It’s difficult to be a health buff. Even more so if you’re a sweet tooth! Can you imagine giving up all those decadent sweet treats for the sake of a healthier lifestyle? Just the thought of it makes you shudder. Don’t worry. You can be a sweet tooth and a health buff both at theRead More

Deep Fried Onions & Dipping Sauce for Parties

Deep Fried Onions & Dipping Sauce for Parties

You’re throwing a party, and you’re looking for quick and easy finger foods to serve to your guests, those that won’t require you to spend hours in the kitchen. Here’s one practical idea that your guests will absolutely love–deep fried onions with dipping sauce! It’s easy to make, and it’s cheap too. You want toRead More

Relax - They are Not Real Spiders But Cakes

Relax – They are Not Real Spiders But Cakes

This cupcake is definitely not for an arachnophobic (unless you’re struggling to combat your fear, and you’d want to start with something sweet!) but for everyone else, this can be an awesome way to cap your meal. If you’d like to make this to your friends, you’ll be glad to know that it’s very easyRead More

Cool Way to Get Kids Eating Healty Food

Cool Way to Get Kids Eating Healthy Food

Parents help hone their kids’ creativity. Sometimes, it’s the other way around. People immediately learn to be creative when they become parents. They become creative in distracting their tantrum-y kids, in getting them to sleep (finally!), and in making them eat healthy foods. This idea below will surely do more than just hone your imaginationRead More

Make Your Own Starbucks Frappuccino for Cheap

Make Your Own Starbucks Frappuccino uckfor Cheap

If you’re a frap addict, you should know that you’re spending a lot of money on this Starbucks drink, which you can enjoy at home at a much cheaper price. The price of frap doesn’t seem to hurt your pockets, but if you do the math and you compute how much you’re spending the wholeRead More

Get The Recipe for These Delicious Cupcakes

Get The Recipe for These Delicious Cupcakes

There’s a wonderful surprise hiding in these cupcakes! When you take a bite of the upper green part (the Christmas tree), you’ll find out that there are strawberries underneath. And that makes this cupcake recipe healthy. After all, strawberries are known for their nutritional content. So do you want to learn how to make theseRead More

How to Make The Ultimate Caramel Apple

How to Make The Ultimate Caramel Apple

Since you were a kid, you have always loved caramel apples. The thick rich caramel sauce and crunchy texture of apple are just two of the many things you enjoy about this sweet treat. It’s like you can’t get enough of it. Now you can make your own–an improved version, and it’s called the ultimateRead More

How to Make Spider Eggs for Scary Treats

How to Make Spider Eggs for Scary Treats

It’s not yet Halloween, but you can serve these scary treats and watch your kids get a kick out of “eating spiders”. Most kids love eggs, so no problem about that unless your little ones are allergic to them. As for the topping, you can use what the recipe recommends, or you can use anyRead More

How to Make a Chocolate Bowl for Desserts

How to Make a Chocolate Bowl for Desserts

You love chocolate so much, you always dream about getting stuck inside Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, and swimming in the chocolate pool! Since Willy Wonka is just a fictional character, the next best thing you can do is to make chocolate things, and devour them. Like a chocolate dessert bowl for example! This one’s soRead More

Making Homemade Rock Candy

Making Homemade Rock Candy

Candies are bad for you–your mom always told you. But you don’t have to tell your kids the same thing. You can let them enjoy the sweet goodness of candies as long as they are homemade, and are not replete with unhealthy additives. And make sure that your kids brush their teeth afterwards so thatRead More

Recipe for Hi Hat Cupcakes

Recipe for Hi Hat Cupcakes

There are many advantages to having an all-desserts party. One, it’s cheaper. Pastries and cakes cost a lot less than full-course lunch or dinner. Two, it’s easier to prepare. Just bake in big batches, throw them in the oven, and store, and you’re good to go the next day. Three, it’s a lot more interesting.Read More

Mini Spinach Lasagna Rolls Recipe

Mini Spinach Lasagna Rolls Recipe

Your kids hate vegetables. You don’t remember hating veggies when you were a kid but your mom said you did too. Now, it’s your problem to make your kids eat these nutritious foods because you know it’s good for them. But you don’t want to force-feed your kids in fear that they’ll get traumatized andRead More

How to Make Frozen Banana Bites With Chocolate

How to Make Frozen Banana Bites With Chocolate

So you’re throwing a party this weekend but you’re stumped for ideas. You’ve done sandwich parties, tea parties, wine and cheese parties, and cocktail parties. This time, try an all-desserts party, and serve nothing else but sweet and decadent desserts to tantalize their sweet tooth. Unlike the full-course party, this one would be a lotRead More

Make Coconut Shrimp with Mango Sauce

Make Coconut Shrimp with Mango Sauce

If you’re tired of the usual dishes you cook and eat at home but you don’t want to taint your health with fast food or processed items, it’s a good idea to scour the web for easy recipes. This recipe on coconut shrimp with mango sauce is one good example. It’s not everyday that youRead More

A Must Try Apple Fries Recipe

A Must Try Apple Fries Recipe

You love to munch on those unhealthy French fries despite what you’ve read about them. You know they’re loaded with saturated fat and preservatives, which will not do your health any good. So why do you continue to snack on them? Is it the taste? Is it the convenience? Or is it because of aRead More

How To Make A Strawberry Rose Bouquet

How To Make A Strawberry Rose Bouquet

Your friends have no doubt in your cooking prowess. They even call you a master chef. They know that you can whip up excellent dishes with superb taste. But now, you want to go beyond “delicious meals”. You want to serve beautifully presented dishes that will show off your artistic side. So as not toRead More

Recipe for Mini Gingerbread House Mug Toppers

Recipe for Mini Gingerbread House Mug Toppers

Doesn’t this little gingerbread house look adorable? Just imagine sipping a hot chocolate drink, which  you get to cap with this decadent sweet treat. That would surely be a great way to start your day. Even if you’ve never tried baking before, you won’t have a hard time making this mini gingerbread house mug topper.Read More

How to Make Strawberry Jelly Shots for Parties

How to Make Strawberry Jello Shots Recipe

You have a party coming up and you haven’t decided on food or drinks yet. Don’t panic. You’ll find plenty of interesting ideas online. One that would definitely be a hit among your friends would be this strawberry jello shot that’s a cinch to make. Remember, it’s always better to go for easy-to-do recipes soRead More

Make a Chocolate Filled Cake Recipe

Make a Chocolate Filled Cake Recipe

You’re craving for something sweet. Well, the best way to appease your craving, and make you happy is to devour on a chocolate-y dessert like this chocolate-filled cake. Just one look at the photo above, and you’d feel your tummy grumbling, calling out to you to bake this cake. Don’t worry if you’re not anRead More

Recipes for Delicious Nutella Popsicles

Recipes for Delicious Nutella Popsicles

If you’re like most people, you probably can’t get enough of Nutella too. Sometimes, you’d find yourself thanking the high heavens for blessing this world with such a yummy treat! You also love the fact that it’s more than your usual sandwich spread, and that there are many things that you could do with it.Read More

Recipe for Making Tasty Beard Bread

Recipe for Making Tasty Beard Bread

This tasty beard bread does look like Santa Claus, which makes it perfect as a holiday treat. However, you don’t have to wait for Christmas to be “just around the corner” to make this awesome bread. You can also make a Davy Jones version (Pirates of the Caribbean). Expect that your kids will go crazyRead More

Delicious But Fun Fall Recipes to Try

Delicious But Fun Fall Recipes to Try

You’ve grown tired of the usual autumn pastries that you bake each year. It’s time for a change! This fall, why don’t you try other equally delicious recipes, such as the ones from this link below? The rice krispie leaf treats look yummy. And so are the pumpkin oreo cheesecakes, foliage brownies, acorn cake pops,Read More

How to Make a Child Happy Curry

How to Make a Child Happy Curry

Feeding your little ones with healthy meals can be tricky. Most children only like to eat what tastes good for them. And unfortunately, most of their choices border on the unhealthy. Think fast food burgers and fries, and fat-loaded fried chicken and the like. One way to encourage your children to eat healthy is toRead More

Make a Paste Nest for Kids Dinner

Make a Pasta Nest for Kids Dinner

If your kid is a picky eater, you need to exert extra effort in encouraging him/her to eat more nutritious foods. An effective trick to use is to present food in the most creative way possible. Take a look at this whimsical pasta nest dinner. Your kid will surely love it, and you won’t haveRead More

Can You Believe This is Made From Food

Can You Believe This is Made From Food?

There are many ways to encourage your little ones to eat their veggies. One is through colorful food presentation. When you present veggies in cute and adorable ways, they’re more likely to eat them. Instead of making them feel like eating veggies is a chore, they’d feel like it’s part of a game that theyRead More

Recipe to Make These Strawberry Treats

Recipe to Make These Strawberry Treats

These treats are so adorable, it’s quite difficult to eat them. It’s like you’d just want to stare at them and marvel at how cute they look. You’ll also love how easy it is to make these strawberry treats. They’re ideal to serve in last-minute parties in which you don’t have that much time toRead More

How to Make Melted Snowman Cookies

How to Make Melted Snowman Cookies

You love baking cookies but sometimes it gets boring baking the same recipe over and over. Why don’t you try something new? The internet is a goldmine for baking enthusiasts, as it offers millions of baking recipes on cookies and other pastries. Here’s one that’s perfect for Christmas–melted snowman cookies. Serve them during holiday getRead More

Make a Watermelon Grill for Entertainment

Make a Watermelon Grill for Entertainment

DIY enthusiasts surely know how to party in style! While other people would serve cocktails the usual way, DIY lovers would do it more creatively just like this watermelon grill in the photo above. The fruit kabobs are placed on the watermelon grill to lend a unique touch. It’s going to be a wonderful iceRead More

Recipe for Baked Apple Lattice Pie

Recipe for Baked Apple Lattice Pie

You love apple pie–its succulent taste, rich creamy goodness, and flavorful texture! You’re going to love it even more when you learn how to make this wonderful baked apple lattice pie.  It’s like your usual apple pie but more visually appealing with its lattice design. You’ll also enjoy that crunch that you’ll get with everyRead More

You Want This Oreo Brownie Recipe

You Want This Oreo Brownie Recipe

You know it, we know it–without a doubt, you want this Oreo brownie. As you can imagine from the photo, it has the right kind of fudginess that you want in a brownie. And let’s not forget the rich creamy taste of Oreos too! Don’t worry if you don’t consider yourself a master baker (atRead More

Ever Tried Fudge Mint Popcorn

Ever Tried Fudge Mint Popcorn?

Fudge, mint and popcorn, you never would have thought that you’re going to say these three words in one sentence, let alone eat all these in one snack. But surprise, surprise, fudge mint popcorn is actually very tasty. It has the crisp of popcorn, the zest of mint and the sweetness of fudge that surprisinglyRead More

Make These Amazing Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

Make These Amazing Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

You’re looking for a tasty appetizer that will entice your picky kids to finish their plates.  One that they won’t be able to resist is this amazing mozzarella cheese stick. You don’t even have to be a cheese lover to fall head over heels with this. And you’ll appreciate that it’s very easy to make.Read More

Swimming Pigs Cake Video Instructions

Swimming Pigs Cake Video Tutorial

You’re celebrating your birthday and you’re looking for a cake to bake. You’re bored with the usual ones that you see online, and would like something that’s not only different but also funny and quirky. You don’t have to look far, here’s exactly what you’re looking for–a swimming pigs cake! And unlike other recipes thatRead More

Banana Caramel Dessert Recipe

Banana Caramel Dessert Recipe

Here’s a dessert recipe that you can eat happily without worrying too much about your figure. Yes, caramel, being on the sweet side can add up some calories, but banana is very healthy, and it’s something that you should eat more often! This is one dessert that you would want to have on your cheatRead More

Make This Amazing Shrimp Stew

Make This Amazing Shrimp Stew

Meat, meat and meat–you’ve been eating so much meat lately that you’re almost expecting yourself to say “moo”. Beef is loaded with protein but it’s also packed with fats that can shoot up your cholesterol levels. It’s best to cook and eat seafood dishes for the most part of the week. Don’t make that excuseRead More

Chocolate Heart Cupcakes from Glorious Treats

Chocolate Heart Cupcakes from Glorious Treats

You don’t have to wait for Valentine’s Day to enjoy these glorious sweet treats. These chocolate heart cupcakes are good to go all year round! And the recipe is so easy to make that you’d have no qualms baking it as often as you’d like. Whether you’re having some friends over at your house, orRead More

Easter Deviled Eggs - Make Them Any Time

Easter Deviled Eggs – Make Them Any Time

The cute pastel colors make these Easter deviled eggs so inviting. But they don’t only look great, they also taste great! They’re the perfect finger foods to serve during your Easter Sunday party at home. Kids will love eating these after a fun and tiring Easter egg hunt. Of course, you don’t have to waitRead More

Most Simple and Delicious Oreo Dessert

Most Simple and Delicious Oreo Dessert

All your life, you’ve been making the same brownie recipe over and over. Your kids are begging you–“Mom, please make us a different dessert!” This simple Oreo dessert that’s spectacular in taste can be the answer to their pleas! They will definitely love this. After all, who doesn’t love Oreos? This dessert is so easyRead More

How to Make Healthy Dehydrated Fruit

How to Make Healthy Dehydrated Fruit

Instead of munching on chips, pastries, and other unhealthy snacks that would only put you at risk of many health problems, it would be better to snack on homemade dehydrated fruits. These are so yummy, you can’t get enough of them. They’re also very easy to make. Check out the tutorial below to see whatRead More

You Have to Try These Amazing Cookies

You Have to Try These Amazing Cookies

Your sweet tooth’s in heaven whenever you get to devour on any divine treat like cookies or brownies. Once you’ve tried this amazing cookie (the photo above looks delicious, doesn’t it?), you’d definitely want more. All you need for this recipe are chocolate chips, butter, graham cracker crumbs, condensed milk, flake coconuts, and chopped nuts.Read More

50+ Recipes for Mint Chocolate

50+ Recipes for Mint Chocolate

Mint and chocolate? Really? Like most people, this is probably your first reaction when you first learned about mint chocolate flavored pastries. Sure, you love chocolate, and you love mint too. But you can’t imagine having these two flavors inside your mouth at the same time. If you’re adventurous enough, you’re going to try it.Read More

20+ Delicious and Cute Treats

20+ Delicious and Cute Treats

Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love. But as many would agree, it should not only be for celebrating romantic love. We can celebrate many other kinds of love too–love for life, love for nature, love for family, love for children, and even love for food, particularly for sweet treats! Sweet lovers are going toRead More

Italian Cream Soda - Try This Amazing Recipe

Italian Cream Soda – Try This Amazing Recipe

You’re online, scrambling for ideas on what to serve your guests on your next party. Well, it’s your lucky day! This Italian cream soda recipe is definitely amazing. One look at the photo above, and you know it’s worth a try. And then one sip at the drink you’ve concocted, and you know it’s worthRead More

Saucy Asian Meatball Recipe

Saucy Asian Meatball Recipe

Just looking at the photo above is enough to make your mouth water. As with any dish from Asian cuisine, this saucy meatball recipe is also oozing with delectable flavors. It’s the perfect blend of salty, sweet and a bit herb-y. And the meat is also succulent. It’s perfect for buffet cocktail parties or asRead More

22 Fruity Drink Recipes

22 Fruity Drink Recipes

Are you addicted to soda? Millions of other Americans are as well. Soda is the leading contender in the worst drink ever invented. It has many toxic chemicals that cause serious ailments. It’s also overloaded with sugar that ups the risk of diabetes. If you’re craving for soda’s sweet taste, a healthy alternative would beRead More

Green Detox Smoothie

An Amazing Green Detox Smoothie

With all the toxins that we take in everyday–pollution, food additives, chemicals, our bodies could surely use a good detox. Detoxification, which is the bodily process of flushing out harmful toxins, can do wonders in improving one’s health. One way to support the body’s natural process of detoxification is by drinking green smoothies like thisRead More

The Old Skool DIY Lemonade Recipe

The Old Skool DIY Lemonade Recipe

If you’re going to tell someone that you’ve never sold a lemonade when you were a kid, that person would probably shake his/her head in disbelief, and mutter, “Poor kid!” Selling lemonade as a child is like a rite of passage—everyone goes through it! Or at least, most kids. It sure is a great experience.Read More

Pink Chocolate Covered Popcorn

How to Make Pink Chocolate Covered Popcorn

Instead of devouring another bag of chips (or another jar of choco chip cookies), why don’t you try to snack on something healthier? Like popcorn, perhaps? Yes, you heard it right, popcorn is healthy! According to recent studies, popcorn offers multiple benefits for the health. But wait, we’re talking about the plain kind, not theRead More

Make Honey Apricot Millet With Blueberry Compote & Toasted Almonds

Make Honey Apricot Millet With Blueberry Compote & Toasted Almonds

Start your day right with healthy breakfast like blueberry compote and toasted almonds. This is replete with many nutritional benefits that you’d surely want to take advantage of. There are many good reasons not to skip this first and important meal of the day. For one, it supplies you with the energy that you needRead More

Spiced Pumpkin Latte Recipe

Spiced Pumpkin Latte Recipe

One of the most popular autumn drinks is the spiced pumpkin latte. It’s an espresso blended with cinnamon, clove and nutmeg, and poured with steamed milk. It’s something that you’ll commonly find in restaurants and coffee shops. Although it seems like a great idea to grab a spiced pumpkin latte at Starbucks or any otherRead More

Recipe Variations for Making Kombucha

Recipe Variations for Making Kombucha

Kombucha is an ancient Chinese beverage known to prevent and combat many serious ailments including arthritis and cancer. Dubbed as the “immortal health elixir,” this drink is made from sweetened tea fermented with bacteria and yeast. Although this drink has long been used in Asian countries especially in China since 2,000 years ago, it wasRead More

Make Low Sugar Wild Strawberry Freezer Jam

Make Low Sugar Wild Strawberry Freezer Jam

A perennial plant with round leaves, short stalk, and small white lowers, wild strawberry can be harvested from June to October. This fruit has been touted for its medicinal properties that go all the way back to ancient Roman times. It became even more popular when a botanist named LinnZ cured his obstinate goutiness usingRead More

Banana & Peanut Smoothie Recipe

Banana & Peanut Smoothie Recipe

Bananas are much loved for their taste and texture. But even more so for their nutritional benefits. Bananas can up your energy levels. A couple of bites will help you go through a sluggish day. This fruit is a very good source of important minerals like potassium and manganese. Rich in dietary fiber pectin, bananasRead More

Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie

Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie Recipe

Under the blues lately? Try gulping down a glass of peanut butter chocolate smoothie. Chocolate, as you know, has the power to boost the mood and uplift the spirit. It does so by increasing the levels of serotonin in the brain. Not to mention, chocolate is also high in antioxidants that can inhibit cellular damageRead More

Cherry Coconut Water Kefir Smoothie for the Gut

Water Kefir Smoothie for the Gut Using Cherry Coconut

Do you know what kefir is? Kefir is a term used to describe a probiotic beverage made with powdered kefir culture or kefir grains. The grains come in two types: water kefir grains and milk kefir grains. Water kefir grains can be mixed with juice, coconut water or sugar water. Milk kefir grains meanwhile can beRead More

Hot Chocolate Mix & Homemade Marshmallows

Hot Chocolate Mix & Homemade Marshmallows

You cringe when you look at marshmallow because you know it’s a bad, bad junk food. But wait, did you know that there’s a healthy version of this child-favorite sweet treat? Homemade marshmallows are just as delicious but a lot healthier. Just make sure that you use ingredients that come from healthy sources. No unnaturalRead More

Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Quiche

Autumn Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Quiche (with mashed potato crust)

Quiche comes from the French word “Küeche,“ which means “cake”. This pastry is a open-faced crust filled with savory custard (made with milk or cream and eggs) and a choice of meat, seafood, vegetable or cheese. It can be served either hot or cold, depending on your preference. Although many know quiche as a French dish,Read More

10 Healthiest Drink Recipes In The World

10 Healthiest Drink Recipes In The World

Sip your way to a healthier you this 2014. The world’s healthiest drinks will strengthen your immune system, boost your mood, and lower your risk for various serious ailments, including cancer. Water is most effective for quenching thirst. Add a slice of lemon and you make it a lot healthier. Lemon water helps the bodyRead More

DIY Homemade Yogurt Recipe With Berries

DIY Homemade Yogurt Recipe With Berries

What is it with yogurt that people love so much? For one, it’s much easier t0 digest than milk. If you’re lactose intolerant or have protein allergy, yogurt will be your best source of calcium. The live culture in yogurt makes it easier to digest. It also promotes good colon health. In fact, yogurt canRead More

Make Homemade Honey Oat Bread

Make Homemade Honey Oat Bread

Want a healthy bread? A homemade honey oat bread is one good option. How healthy is this? Breads, as you know, are an excellent source of carbohydrates. With the oat in this type of bread, you’ll also be getting a lot of fiber. Those made with whole grains contain higher fiber content. A slice hasRead More

92 Recipes for Pure Entertainment

92 Recipes for Pure Entertainment

Do you love people coming over? If you’re a natural born party host, this recipe collection of delicious and easy-to-make party foods will be of good use for you! After all, what’s a party without great food, right? Other than the food, here are more techniques that can further hone your hosting prowess: Create aRead More

Middle Eastern Vegetarian Recipes

Middle Eastern Vegetarian Recipes

Being a vegetarian has many advantages. Otherwise, people won’t be giving up meat in favor of veggies. And though some of us can’t imagine living on veggie alone, we do have to consider that there are now a lot of delicious vegetarian dishes that can make this kind of lifestyle worthwhile like the ones you’llRead More

Make The Crispiest French Fries

Make The Crispiest French Fries

The problem with homemade fries is that they don’t taste as good as those that you can buy in fastfood restaurants. They’re not even as crispy. But don’t despair. You can now finally enjoy homemade fries that taste even better. They’re also the crispiest ever. Check out the article below for the “secret”. You andRead More

Make Chocolate Cake with Lavender Flowers

Make Chocolate Cake with Lavender Flowers

Do you want to make your chocolate cake stand out? Decorate it with lovely lavender flowers! Lavender, an herb that’s touted for its benefits for beauty and health, is a common ingredient in perfumes and cosmetic products. But who said you can’t put it in your food right? The herb has long been used forRead More

Using Orange Peels to Make Cupcakes

Using Orange Peels to Make Cupcakes

Got orange? Wait, don’t throw away the peel! Don’t you know that some of the most nutritious compounds of oranges can be found here? Our ancestors are well aware of that. In fact, orange peels have been used for their medicinal properties since ancient times. For one, orange peels can effectively lower LDL or theRead More

Some Amazing Holiday Recipes

Some Amazing Holiday Recipes

Holidays shouldn’t be synonymous to binge-eating. Although it’s the season of festivities and merry-making, it doesn’t mean that you have to put your health in peril. Eating healthy is something that you can and should do during this season. So how do you pull off something like that when the people around you seem toRead More

Healthy Recipes for Fall Smoothies

Healthy Recipes for Fall Smoothies

You’ve heard about this face-off battle before: juice versus smoothie. But as most fitness experts agree, smoothies win hands down. Yes, both drinks offer nutritional benefits for the body, upping your intake of fruits and vegetables. But the fact that smoothies don’t leave the pulp behind give them an edge over juices. The pulp notRead More

Delicious Oats With Maple Syrup And Cinnamon Recipe

Delicious Oats With Maple Syrup And Cinnamon Recipe

Oats with maple syrup and cinnamon–this has to be one ultra healthy recipe! Oats are a good source of protein and fiber, but at the same time, are low in fat. They stabilize blood sugar levels, reduce risk of diabetes, protect against heart disease and stroke, and many more. Cinnamon contains anti-infectious compounds, and canRead More

Dairy & Gluten Free Pumpkin Custard Bars

Dairy & Gluten Free Pumpkin Custard Bars

What’s the fuss about dairy- and gluten-free diets? Let’s start with dairy. Experts point out that a dairy-free diet can result in increased energy levels, better sleep routine, less anxiety and stress, and easier weight management. Cutting off dairy can also help stabilize your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. It has also been discovered thatRead More

5 Amazing Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes

5 Amazing Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes

If you think all salads are healthy, think again. Fact is, there are many ways to ruin an otherwise healthy salad. Using too many croutons or bacon bits is one way. Although these toppings make the salad taste better, they don’t have any nutritional value but are instead loaded with calories and fats. Adding processedRead More

5 Awesome Apple Dip Recipes – Savory and Sweet

5 Awesome Apple Dip Recipes – Savory and Sweet

According to the study done by the USDA in 2004, apples are some of the most nutritious foods, containing large amounts of antioxidants. Antioxidants, which are potent disease-fighting compounds, can ward off serious ailments like heart disease and cancer. Apples are also loaded with a fiber called pectin. Just one apple already has four gramsRead More

Easy Paleo Falafel Recipe

Easy Paleo Falafel Recipe

Have you tried eating falafel before? It’s very easy to all in love with this Middle Eastern delicacy made of deep-fried ground fava beans, chickpeas or other vegetables. Falafel is usually wrapped in pita bread but it can also be used as toppings for salads, soups, and pickled vegetables. Falafel originated in the Middle EastRead More

Energy Bar - Chocolate, Cranberry & Oats

Chocolate, Cranberry & Oats Energy Bar

Apart from the awesome taste, what are other things to love about natural energy bars, like this one made of chocolate, cranberry and oats? As the name implies, energy bars supply you with the energy you need for an active day. It’s very convenient. It’s a grab and go food that’s not unhealthy like otherRead More

20 Creative Kids Snacks

20 Creative Kids Snacks They Will Want to Eat

Some parents don’t realize the importance of snacking. Most would think that it’s nothing but an optional part of the meal routine. After all, much ado has been given to breakfast otherwise known as the “most important meal of the day”. And while that’s true, snacking is also essential, as it fosters good nutrition habits,Read More

The Cooking Oil Guide

The Cooking Oil Guide: Which are Healthiest?

When it comes to cooking oil, you have like a hundred options. But of course, if you want to stay healthy, you need to make a smart choice. Picking the right cooking oil isn’t just about finding out what’s healthy, it’s also about finding out what’s healthy after the oil has been cooked with. OneRead More

Make Hot Chocolate Superfood Recipe

Make Hot Chocolate Superfood Recipe

One of the best ways to start your day is with a cup of hot chocolate. There are many health perks to this popular morning routine. In a study conducted by researchers from Cornell University, it was discovered that the amount of antioxidants in hot cocoa is nearly twice as strong as red wine, threeRead More

Making 50 Freezer Meals in one Day

Making 50 Freezer Meals in one Day

Tired of spending so much time in the kitchen every single day? Why don’t you try making freezer meals? For one whole day, you can cook a month’s worth of lunch and dinner! Sounds like a good idea, right? It sure is. You won’t only get to save so much time but you can alsoRead More

10 Gluten Free Desserts for the Holidays

10 Gluten Free Desserts for the Holidays

You hear about gluten-free food products and recipes all the time but do you know what exactly gluten is? Gluten is the protein that can be found in grains like rye, barley, wheat and so on. It’s quite difficult to digest. For some people especially those suffering from a condition called Celiac Disease, gluten shouldRead More

Recipe for Chunky Chocolate Nut Cookies

Recipe for Chunky Chocolate Nut Cookies

Don’t you notice most chocolate lovers are happy people? Who wouldn’t be happy eating such a heavenly sweet treat? But actually, it’s because chocolate has been found to trigger the release of endorphins in the brain. These are natural hormones that produce feelings of pleasure. Chocolate also contains an amino acid called tryptophan that helpsRead More

Peppermint Rice Krispies Using Crushed Oreo

Peppermint Rice Krispies Using Crushed Oreo

One of the best things we love about Rice Krispies is the crackling sound that comes with every bite. It seems to tell you to don’t ever stop! Also known as rice bubbles in New Zealand and Australia, Rice Krispies is a popular breakfast cereal from the Kellogg’s company. Up to now, we’re not sureRead More

The Easiest One-Ingredient [Banana] Ice Cream Recipe

The Easiest One-Ingredient [Banana] Ice Cream Recipe

You’ve probably already heard about this joke before: “Do you know that bananas are good for the skin?” “Really? Why is that?” “Well, have you seen a monkey with a pimple?” Bananas, which are overloaded with so many nutritional benefits, isn’t just good for the skin but for your overall health. These super delicious tropicalRead More

Tortilla Soup With Paleo Chicken

Tortilla Soup With Paleo Chicken

Otherwise known as the “Caveman Diet,” the Paleo Diet is based on the principle that eating what our ancestors ate millions of years ago will make us healthy and wise. Is there any truth to this? Does this diet program work? The Paleo Diet book is written by Loren Cordain, who after years of researchRead More

Some Easy Chocolate Treat Recipes

Some Easy Chocolate Treat Recipes

Chocolate drink, chocolate cookies, chocolate bar, chocolate mousse, chocolate cake–you won’t run out of words that you can pair with the word chocolate and you’ll still find your mouth watering. There’s something about this delectable sweet treat that people can’t get enough of. One theory is that we love it because of the endorphins thatRead More

Bell Pepper, Tomato, Garlic, Celery & Cucumber Juice

Bell Pepper, Tomato, Garlic, Celery & Cucumber Juice

A nutritional powerhouse drink that combines the top superfoods–bell pepper, tomato, garlic, celery and cucumber! It’s one juice that you should definitely drink more of. Bell peppers are packed with vitamin C, vitamin E, phytochemicals and carotenoids. Sweet and juicy tomatoes are lauded for their anti-cancer properties. Cucumbers help flush out toxins while keeping the bodyRead More

Foods to Put in Jars

50 Foods to Put in Jars

A jar is not just a jar! It’s overflowing with countless uses. And one of the best uses for a jar is for food storage. You can put all kinds of foods in there–bread, cookies, pastries, appetizers, desserts, beverages, and even complete meals. When you put food inside a jar, it undeniably looks cute, especiallyRead More

The Easiest Salad Tacos Recipe

The Easiest Salad Tacos Recipe

Tired of your usual taco? Why not turn it into a salad? Use the same filling that you typically stuff inside your tacos and put them on a lettuce leaf instead. Roll the lettuce and you’ve got yourself a quick and tasty taco salad. If possible, choose romaine as it’s healthier than iceberg. But ifRead More

Mulling Spices Apple Cider Recipe

Mulling Spices Apple Cider Recipe

Drinking apple cider is beneficial for the body. This drink is made by pressing and mashing fresh apples until they turn liquid-y like applesauce. After that, it passes through a hydraulic press to get the cider. Cider is like apple juice but with the pulp and sediments unfiltered. Like apple, a glass of apple ciderRead More

Smoothie for Pain Relief & Inflammation

Smoothie for Pain Relief & Inflammation (Pineapple, Cherry & Tumeric)

What is inflammation? It is the body’s biological attempt to protect itself by removing harmful stimuli and start the process of healing. When a harmful substance irritates the body, its natural response is to remove that stimulus and heal itself. Infection can cause inflammation but inflammation doesn’t automatically indicate the infection. For example, if yourRead More

How to Make Pioneer Soup from Scratch

How to Make Pioneer Soup from Scratch

Can’t live without soup? Why don’t you try making your own from scratch? One of the many things you’d love about soup is that it preserves the nutritional content of meat and vegetables that you’re using as ingredients. You can’t achieve that with frying or stewing. Soups also have lesser amount of calories but areRead More

Panko Parmesan Crusted Halibut Recipe

Panko Parmesan Crusted Halibut Recipe

Panko, one of the ingredients used in this recipe, is a Japanese word for breadcrumbs. It is made from crust-less crispy bread. It’s usually bland and would taste better with seasoning. A serving (1/4 cup or 28 grams) contains 2.5 grams of fat, 120 calories, and 50 mg of sodium. It has nearly 20 gramsRead More

Tacos With Kale & Roasted Potato

Tacos With Kale & Roasted Potato

Make your taco healthier by stuffing it with kale and roasted potato. Also known as the “queen of greens,” Kale is not considered a super leafy veggie without a very good reason. It’s brimming with countless nutritional benefits. Kale contains potent antioxidants like flavonoids and carotenoids, which protect the body from cancer. It has anti-inflammatoryRead More

Cherry Mousse Covered in Chocolate

Cherry Mousse Covered in Chocolate

Most of us have been raised to believe that what tastes great is bad for our health. But this no longer holds true. Take chocolate for example. Chocolates, particularly the dark variety, have been touted for their rich amount of antioxidants that are wonderful for the mind and body. Here are some benefits of chocolatesRead More

Try New Things: Stuffed Pizza Muffins

Try New Things: Stuffed Pizza Muffins

You just love cooking for your family and friends. The best thing about it is that after a hard day’s work and you see the satisfied smiles on their face, you know all your efforts are worth it. And when they tell you how much they love what you’ve cooked, you can’t help but feelRead More

Homemade and Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Homemade and Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Craving for something sweet? You’d love this homemade and healthy chocolate peanut butter cup. As you can see from the name, it has two main ingredients: chocolate and peanut butter. Peanut butter is a good source of vitamin E, vitamin B complex, protein, and manganese. It also has an antioxidant called resveratrol, the same thatRead More

Roasted Garlic Bruschetta Recipe

Roasted Garlic Bruschetta Recipe

Wondering what to serve your guests on your next party? Why don’t you try this roasted garlic bruschetta recipe, which would surely make your party a big hit. Roasted garlic isn’t only delicious and aromatic, it’s also replete with many health benefits such as the following: Promotes cardiovascular health – Garlic is recommended for peopleRead More

FDA Will Soon Be Phasing Out Trans Fats in Processed Foods

FDA Will Soon Be Phasing Out Trans Fats in Processed Foods

Of all fats, trans fats are the worst. Medical experts hate trans fats for the double whammy they bring to our health. First, they increase the level of bad cholesterol in the bloodstream. As if that’s not bad enough, they also work to lower the levels of good cholesterol! Also called trans fatty acids or partially hydrogenated oils, transRead More

How to Make Nutella Caramel Kisses

How to Make Nutella Caramel Kisses

Any sweet tooth would agree: the best things in life are desserts! If you’re craving for something heavenly, try this easy-to-do recipe that includes your favorite Nutella. A little bit about Nutella before we start. Nutella is made by the Ferrero company, the same one that makes those delicious Ferrero chocolate balls. Nutella, the hazelnutRead More

Gluten Free Butternut Squash and Apple Crumble with Whipped Coconut Cream

Gluten Free Butternut Squash and Apple Crumble with Whipped Coconut Cream

Now here’s a dessert that you can devour with less guilt–gluten free butternut squash and apple crumble with coconut whipped cream. Sounds good right? We all know that apple and coconut are healthy. An apple a day keeps the doctor away, isn’t it? What about butternut squash? This member of the gourd family (which isRead More

Maple Glazed Walnut & Coconut with Pumpkin Chia Pudding

Maple Glazed Walnut & Coconut with Pumpkin Chia Pudding

Who said desserts have to be unhealthy to be delicious? This one in particular made of maple, coconut, pumpkin and walnut is a good example of a dessert that you can devour free of guilt. Ivade with various healthy items but let’s focus on the nutritional benefits of walnut. Walnuts have become symbols of intellectRead More

Chicken Enchiladas Freezer Meal Recipe

Chicken Enchiladas Freezer Meal Recipe

What’s an enchilada? It’s a corn tortilla roll stuffed with meat, cheese, beans, vegetables or seafood (or a combination of any of these), covered with chili pepper sauce.  The word enchilada is Mexican for “rolled corn tortilla”. As you may have guessed, this food originated in Mexico. The practice of wrapping tortillas around meats andRead More

9 Spice Infused Festive Drink Recipes

9 Spice Infused Festive Drink Recipes

What’s a party without fabulous festive drinks? Say bottoms up loud and proud as you serve your guests with cocktail drinks that are sure to please their palates. These drinks are also good ice breakers, letting you flow from one conversation to another seamlessly. “Is this drink great or what?” Whether you’re hosting a casualRead More

Bourbon Ginger Cider

An Amazing Bourbon Ginger Cider Recipe

Note: As we promote health (we recommend non alcoholic). Before you go to the kitchen and try to concoct this amazing bourbon ginger cider recipe, you might want to know a little bit of trivia about bourbon. Bourbon, a type of American whiskey, was first made during the 18th century. It is produced in variousRead More

Almond Butter Cookies With No Grain

Almond Butter Cookies With No Grain

There are too many things to love about almond butter. Apart from the wonderful flavor, this butter, which is made by blending almonds in the food processor and adding a bit of honey and salt, can make almost any food better. Spread it on your toast, apple slices or carrot sticks. So what’s great aboutRead More

Winter Vegetable Pizza with Chicken + Weekly Meal Plan

Winter Vegetable Pizza with Chicken + Weekly Meal Plan

Here’s bad news for all pizza lovers out there: pizza is number one on the list of worst junk foods ever. It’s loaded with all sorts of things that can clog your arteries and give you a heart attack. But don’t despair, it doesn’t mean that you need to stay away from this favorite snackRead More

Chocolate Cookies & Peppermint Sprinkles Recipe

Chocolate Cookies & Peppermint Sprinkles Recipe

So how do you make your chocolate cookies healthy? As you know, chocolate–the dark variety in particular–is touted for its overload of antioxidants. Add peppermint and you’ll surely make this wondrous dessert even healthier. Used since ancient times, peppermint is highly favored for its healing qualities. It can be used to treat irritable bowel syndromeRead More

Some Autumn Recipes (Use All Year Round)

Some Autumn Recipes (Use All Year Round)

Some people think menu planning is a lot of work. Sure, it entails spending an hour or two thinking of meals to cook, and of strategies to save money and time. But the effort sure is worth it. For one, menu planning saves you time in the long run–keeps grocery trips short since you alreadyRead More

Awesome Autumn Recipes to Make

Awesome Autumn Recipes to Make

There are too many things to love about autumn–from the spectacular display of orange, gold and red leaves to warm apple cider to bonfires with friends to pumpkin hunting. It’s no surprise that many people are self-confessed autumn lovers. Let’s not forget about the food. Pumpkins, sweet potatoes, winter squash, clementines, apples, cranberries and figsRead More

My Favorite Green Smoothie Recipe with Orange Concentrate

My Favorite Green Smoothie Recipe with Orange Concentrate

Don’t like eating veggies? How about drinking them? Green smoothie is another great way to incorporate vegetables into your diet. Vegetables, which are packed with essentials nutrients (vitamins, minerals and antioxidants) needed by the body to stay in top shape, can help maintain proper blood pressure levels, provide energy, strengthen immune system, and reduce theRead More

Make This Green Salsa Verde

Make This Green Salsa Verde

Is red salsa too spicy for you? Try the green one. It’s much milder in terms of spiciness but still full of flavor. The difference between the two is that kind of tomatoes used. Ripe tomatoes are used for red salsa while tomatillos are used for green salsa. Tomatillos are little tomatoes that are stillRead More

How to Make Flavored Sugar

How to Make Flavored Sugar

Flavored sugar? Isn’t “sweet” flavor enough? Apparently not! And once you’ve gotten a taste of flavored sugar, you’ll also probably agree. Flavored sugars are wonderful additions to beverages and desserts. What flavors are available? As many as you can imagine! One of the most popular is lavender sugar, which is mixed into drinks like teaRead More

60+ Gluten Free Desserts - Seriously Delicious

60+ Gluten Free Desserts – Seriously Delicious

Gluten is a protein that can be found in grains like barley, rye, and wheat. People with celiac disease are advised to avoid foods that contain gluten as this can cause inflammation in their small intestine. Although it’s quite a challenge to switch to a gluten-free diet and maintain it since many foods and foodRead More

Make Grain Free Gingerbread Cookie Balls

Make Grain Free Gingerbread Cookie Balls

Christmas is just around the corner, and you’re in a rush for last minute preparations for family holiday get-togethers. You’re trying to figure out what to serve your guests. You’re shooting for delicious, quick and easy. After all, you’ve learned from previous Christmas parties that spending the whole day in the kitchen while all the othersRead More

August’s Chili Recipe

Why You Have to Make August’s Chili Recipe

One look at the photograph above is enough to excite your taste buds! Chili con carne, which is more popularly called “chili” in the United States, is a well-loved spicy dish that’s made with chili peppers, tomatoes, meat, and beans. Seasonings include onions, garlic and cumin. The name chili con carne means “chili with meat”Read More

Moscow Mule Cocktail

Moscow Mule Cocktail Recipe + Holiday Bar Essentials

Note: As we promote health (we recommend non alcoholic). Looking for cocktail ideas to serve during your Christmas party? Here’s one that will surely be a hit: Moscow mule cocktail! Before you check out the recipe, here are some bits and pieces of trivia that could get the conversation going during your holiday party. MoscowRead More

Lavender Lemon Sorbert Recipe

Lavender Lemon Sorbert Recipe

Egyptians were among the first to use lemon for their medicinal properties. And this was way back during the ancient times! Today, scientific evidence confirms that lemons do have antiviral and antibacterial powers. Lemons can protect against poisons, fight infections, aid in digestion, treat acne, lower blood pressure levels, cleanse the liver, and boost theRead More

Sweet Milk Homemade Waffles Recipe

Sweet Milk Homemade Waffles Recipe

So how do you like your waffles? With whipped cream? With fruits on top? Sprinkled with powdered sugar? Or drenched with syrup? Try this sweet milk homemade waffles and you’d never look at waffles the same way again! This fabulous breakfast item, which is leavened batter heated and cooked between two plates, originated in Greece.Read More

Sprouted Pumpkin Seed Turtles

Sprouted Pumpkin Seed Turtles

Running out of snack ideas to serve your kids?  Most of what’s out there are not healthy, and most of what’s healthy are hated by your kids. Don’t worry. You can find something that they would love, and at the same time, would nourish them like this sprouted pumpkin seed turtles. This isn’t like whatRead More

Mom-Approved Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Mom-Approved Chocolate Zucchini Bread

When it comes to zucchini health benefits, the list goes on and on. Having only 36 calories, and 10 percent of dietary fiber RDA, it’s a good for weight loss, lowering of cholesterol levels, and keeping cardiovascular diseases at bay. Zucchini is also known to prevent constipation, stabilize blood sugar, and prevent overeating. That’s notRead More

Mini Berry Cheesecake Trifles

How to Make Mini Berry Cheesecake Trifles

What do you love about cheesecake? Is it the creamy rich flavor that makes you close your eyes and imagine that you’re in heaven? Is it the smooth velvety texture that you can hardly find in other desserts? Or is it the fact that it’s quite easy to make and yet it looks so goodRead More

Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe

A Great Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe

It’s almost Halloween and we can now see pumpkins all over. At home, you’ll probably make pumpkin pie and serve this to your family and friends on your Halloween party. Why don’t you try making pumpkin smoothie too? This beverage is chockfull of benefits for the health. It’s very low in calorie. In fact, aRead More

Make This Rhubarb Wine Recipe

Make This Rhubarb Wine Recipe

Note: As we promote health (we recommend non alcoholic). Care for some wine? Why don’t you try this amazing rhubarb wine. Rhubarb, although not as popular as kale or spinach,  can also be described as a nutritional powerhouse. It’s loaded with vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and antioxidants. It doesn’t have any fat or cholesterol. TheRead More

The Old Recipe Box: My Grandmother’s Butterhorns

The Old Recipe Box: My Grandmother’s Butterhorns

Who could resist these amazing treats that could definitely brighten up anyone’s day? If you’re a pastry lover and a day doesn’t go by that you don’t crave for these delectable items, you’re in for a treat. You can learn how to make butterhorns the easy way just like what your grandmother used to makeRead More

Lemon Coconut Macaroons

Lemon Coconut Macaroons

The zing in lemon and the flakiness of coconut make this combination the best ever for sweet treats like macaroons. Of course, we can’t ignore the fact that both are loaded with all sorts of health benefits. Lemon is popular for its immune-boosting powers as well as its antibacterial and anti-viral properties. It’s also packedRead More

Edible Flower Girl Cookie

Edible Flower Girl Cookie

Flowers aren’t just for the eyes or nose, they can also be for your taste buds! Some flowers are actually safe to consume. In fact, edible flowers have been used in many cuisines like European, Asian, and Middle Eastern. These are used to boost the flavor, aroma and color of the dish. Sometimes, they’re usedRead More

Make This Dill Pickle Recipe

Make This Dill Pickle Recipe

Dill pickles refer to cucumbers fermented in water, vinegar, dill and salt brine.  We all know that dill and cucumber are healthy, and they contain many essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, and dietary fiber. Dill pickles are also very low in calories. A pickle only has 4 calories. It doesn’tRead More

How to Make a Tropical Spirulina Smoothie

How to Make a Tropical Spirulina Smoothie

If you’re a health buff, then you’ve probably already heard of this superfood Spirulina, a bluegreen algae that contains amazing amount of protein, vitamins and minerals.  It’s widely touted for its high vitamin B12, iron and protein content making it ideal for anyone who’s in dire need of immune system boost. Spirulina is also knownRead More

Crock Pot Apple BBQ Pork Tenderloin

Crock Pot Apple BBQ Pork Tenderloin

Can’t live without barbecue? Here’s something you won’t be able to resist: crock pot apple BBQ pork tenderloin! That tangy sauce on the outside and juicy and tender meat on the inside. Barbecue that’s delicious, succulent, and quite healthy too. If you notice, apple is in included in the recipe. As you know, an appleRead More

Salted & Smoked Salmon Roe

Salted & Smoked Salmon Roe

Care for some salmon roe? Salmon roe, which refers to salmon fish eggs, is usually cured and also used in caviar like other fish roe. However, it’s less expensive than the traditional caviar, which is made from sturgeon roe. In Japan, it is called “ikura”. In Spain, a group of researchers found that salmon eggRead More

Make Pumpkin Spice Latte

Make Pumpkin Spice Latte

Spice up dull days with this amazing pumpkin spice latte, which is so easy to make even a non-kitchen expert can pull it off without a hitch. And since Halloween is just around the corner, it’s the perfect drink for this time of the year. Not to mention, pumpkin is great fort the health. ARead More

How To Make Thousand Island Dressing

How To Make Thousand Island Dressing

Here’s something you probably don’t know about your favorite salad dressing: Thousand Island dressing is named after an archipelago in the Saint Lawrence River, which is nestled along the US-Canada border. There are more than a thousand islands there, it’s actually 1,793 islands. Some of these islands are so small that they only have oneRead More

Make These Amazing Little Jelly Bites

Make These Amazing Little Jelly Bites

Don’t these little jelly bites look amazing. I am definitely going to be trying these little babies. This recipe is by ‘eisforeat’ (a contributor at tablespoon.com). They are meant to be for the Christmas vacations, but they look that good, I would eat them all year round. The recipe is very easy to follow andRead More

Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe

Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe

Tell me this does not immediately make your mouth water? I found this recipe written by Beth over at the First Year Blog. I just fell in love with it and will sometime attempt to make it. There is something about running chocolate that catches the eye. Beth supplies the recipe for not only theRead More

Ever Tried Pine & Fir Tree Tea?

Ever Tried Pine & Fir Tree Tea?

Well? Have you ever tried it? I have not yet tried this and it is surely on my to do list. I just think it sounds amazing, especially coming up to Christmas etc. I seen this post at 5orangepotatoes.com. There are a number of different tea’s experimented with in this article including flavors from redRead More

Making Redcurrant Jelly

Making Redcurrant Jelly

Red currant is a berry that people don’t normally eat plain but use as ingredient for wine, sauces, and jelly. (The article below gives you a fun and easy-to-do recipe on red currant jelly. One of the best things about this berry is that it’s very low in calories and fat. A cup contains onlyRead More

How to Make Brine-pickled Peperoncini

How to Make Brine-pickled Peperoncini

Cucumbers aren’t the only ones you can pickle. You can also do it with onions, carrots, mangoes, and so on. Another one that should definitely try is pickled peperoncini. This variety of Capsicum annuum species, called friggitello in Italy, is a bit milder compared to its relative chili peppers. You’ll see pickled pepperoncini in theRead More

Paleo No Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Lara Bars

Paleo No Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Lara Bars

Ah, the Paleo no peanut butter chocolate chip Lara bars! Read the article below, get the recipe, and start making your own. When you do, you’ll find out what this phrase means: goodness in every bite! What you’d love about this recipe is the delicious combination of sweet and gooey. Yes, that’s right. This LaraRead More

Healthy Gummy Men

Healthy Gummy Men Recipe

Love munching on gummy bears but worried about consuming too much sugar? Don’t worry, here’s a healthy alternative that you’d definitely enjoy. Healthy gummy bears! Read the article below to get the recipe. For this, you need to use fruit juice, which is good since fruit juice is high in antioxidants, vitamin C, and mineralsRead More

Blueberry & Peach Cobbler Recipe

Blueberry & Peach Cobbler Recipe

Can’t live without dessert? Here’s something that would satisfy your sugar craving without taking a toll on your health. The blueberry peach cobbler is a healthy treat that you’ll definitely want to eat more often. What’s great about this is that blueberry, a well-known superfood, contains more antioxidants than any other fruit. That’s according toRead More

How to Make Crockpot Apple Butter

How to Make Crockpot Apple Butter

If you think that there’s only one way to eat apple and that’s to bite onto a fresh fruit, you’re wrong. Apples can be made into all sorts of wonderful sweet treats like the one that you’ll find in the article below. Crockpot apple butter isn’t only very easy to make, it’s also abundant withRead More

Chocolate Peanut Butter Weight Loss Smoothie Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Weight Loss Smoothie Recipe

Chocolate and peanut butter–is there a better combination than these two? Though this delicious duo is often used in pastries like brownies and cookies, you can also use it as flavor for smoothies. In fact, if you’re on an attempt to lose weight, there’s a chocolate peanut butter smoothie recipe exactly for that purpose. Yes,Read More

Stewed Strawberries with Vanilla Bean and Fresh Mint

Stewed Strawberries with Vanilla Bean and Fresh Mint

There are countless ways to enjoy eating strawberries–fresh, baked, grilled, smoothie, or dipped in chocolate! Below is another way that you’d surely love–stewed strawberries with vanilla bean and fresh mint. Just the sound of it is enough to make your mouth water. These plump and sweet berries are not only delicious but also highly nutritional.Read More

Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal

Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal

Halloween is almost here and people are getting busy with Halloween preparations. Kids are excited to don their costumes and go out for trick or treat. What about in the kitchen? Why don’t you try the recipe below? It’s pumpkin pie baked oatmeal! Very yummy and suitable for Halloween. Do you know why pumpkin carvingRead More

Make This Paleo Mango Dessert

Make This Paleo Mango Dessert

Want to make your dessert healthy? Include mango! Well, not all mango desserts are good for you but this one from the article below sure is. Mango, dubbed as the “king of all fruits” is a member of the family Anacardiaceae. It’s abundant in Africa and Asia. It’s very rich in nutrients like vitamin A, vitaminRead More

How to Make Quinoa Tabbouleh

How to Make Quinoa Tabbouleh, A Gluten-Free, Nutritious Dish

Quinoa Tabbouleh is a classic Middle Eastern dish that made its way to western civilization a long time ago. It’s no surprise since it’s not only delicious, it’s also healthy. Having a party? Why don’t you try serving this dish to your guests? They’d surely be impressed. After all, it’s not something that they getRead More

Juice Recipe for Energy

Juice Recipe for Energy

Juice it up! One of the best reasons to chug down a glass of juice everyday is to boost energy. Juice, particularly vegetable juice, provides the body with enough nutrition to up the levels of physical power. As you know, a body filled with toxins is slow and sluggish. Doing a juice cleanse resolves that.Read More

Make This Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Make This Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Elderberry may not be as popular as blueberry, strawberry or raspberry. But it certainly has a lot of nutritional benefits that you’d also want to take advantage of.  This berry is used as remedy for influenza, sinus pain, back and leg pain, nerve pain and chronic fatigue syndrome. It can also help treat constipation, boostRead More

Canned Apple Pie Filling Desserts

Canned Apple Pie Filling Desserts

Who doesn’t love apple pie? One whiff of apple pie aroma floating from the oven is enough to make your sweet tooth jump with joy. Apart from being the delicious treat that it is, apple pie is also very healthy. A 2004 study showed that apples are some of the best sources of antioxidants, whichRead More

Superfoods for Weight Loss and Immune Support

Superfoods for Weight Loss and Immune Support

Eat less to gain less–this is what we’ve always known about weight loss diet. But that has changed ever since experts discovered superfoods for weight loss. The superfoods that you’d find in the article below will actually help you shed those unwanted pounds by boosting your metabolism, helping suppress sugar cravings, and providing you with energy needed for physical workouts. This means thatRead More

Make Honey Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Make Honey Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Honey chipotle barbecue–the mere sound of it already tastes yummy! The delicious taste isn’t the only thing to love about it. Honey, as we know, is loaded with all sorts benefits for the health. So is chipotle, which is smoke-dried jalapeno chili commonly infused in Mexican dishes. Honey has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. It canRead More

How to Make Peach Freezer Jam

How to Make Peach Freezer Jam

Enjoy the delectable flavor of peach jam on your sandwich or toast. The article below provides a simple recipe that’s quick and easy to make. Whether you’re an expert in the kitchen or not, you’ll surely enjoy making this sandwich spread. Not to mention, peaches are excellent sources of vitamins and minerals. This superfruit containsRead More

Pumpkin Zucchini Bread Recipe

Pumpkin Zucchini Bread Recipe

Luckily for a sweet tooth like you, not all pastries are evil. Sure, some are loaded with fats and sugars but there are also healthy ones that you can eat more often without wreaking havoc to your figure or health. Like this pumpkin and zucchini bread, which isn’t only nutritious but also very easy toRead More

How To Make Water Kefir

How To Make Water Kefir

Do you know what water kefir is? It’s a lacto-fermented drink made of sugar water and water kefir grains. It boasts of a wide array of health benefits. For one, it’s a probiotic which promotes intestinal health. It can also boost the immune system, ward off allergies, and strengthen overall health. You may enjoy allRead More

Make Healthy Marshmallows At Home

Make Healthy Marshmallows At Home

Who doesn’t love these fluffy and colorful sweet treats that make you feel like a kid again? Marshmallows however are loaded with sugars and additives that aren’t good for the health. Now this doesn’t mean you have to ban this treat from your home for the rest of your life. What you can do isRead More

Ancient Greek Sesame & Honey Pizza

Ancient Greek Sesame & Honey Pizza

Did you know that pizza is the worst junk food of all? It has everything you need to have a heart disease! But this doesn’t mean you can never eat pizza again. Make your own healthier version using the recipe from the article below. It uses honey and sesame, both of which we give thumbsRead More

Spicy Green Tomato Chutney

Spicy Green Tomato Chutney

If you don’t know what chutney is, it’s an Indian condiment that’s mostly spicy and sweet used to complement a wide array of dishes.  Here’s a little trivia. The word “chutney” comes from “chatni,” an Indian word that means “crushed.” The original chutney was hand-ground using mortar and pestle before every meal so no sugarRead More

Green Smoothie For Weight Loss

Green Smoothie For Weight Loss

Some call it the hulk shake. This green smoothie (get the recipe from the article below) is hulk-like (in other words “huge”) when it comes to health benefits. The primary purpose of drinking this smoothie is to get rid of excess weight. And though it may be hard for some people to believe how aRead More

Making Your Own Nut Butter

Making Your Own Nut Butter

Nut butter is like peanut butter, only it could also be made of other nuts like cashew, hazelnut, almond, macadamia, pecan, pistachio and walnut. This spreadable foodstuff is made by crushing these nuts. Commercial nut butter isn’t healthy because aside from nuts, it contains other additives meant to extend the product’s shelf life. If youRead More

How Canning Applesauce Can Solve World Peace

How Canning Applesauce Can Solve World Peace

Intriguing title, right? Makes you wonder if after all these years, the answer to world conflict could be something as simple as applesauce. But before you find out how that could work, there’s one thing that you need to know about canning applesauce. It starts with picking the right apple. Even if you’ve mastered theRead More

Easy Chipotle Mayo

Learn to Make This Easy Chipotle Mayo

Chipotle is a smoke-dried jalapeno chili that you’ll commonly find in Mexican fare. It’s also a popular ingredient in Tex-Mex dishes. Not only does it provide that awesome zing, it’s also very healthy. It is rich in an antioxidant called capsaicin, which can boost immune defense and overall health. Chipotle is known to help reduceRead More

Homemade Onion Rings

Homemade Onion Rings

Onions are healthy, no doubt about that. Brimming with benefits, onions have antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and prebiotic properties. They belong in the same line as garlic, shallots, scallions and leeks–the allium genus bunch, known for their ability to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and reduce risk of blood clots. But can you still consider onionsRead More

Sprouted Flour Cheddar Crackers

Sprouted Flour Cheddar Crackers

Feeling hungry? Grab a cracker and take a bite. But before you do, there’s something that you need to know. Commercial crackers contain unhealthy additives that you’re better off without. Save yourself from monosodium glutamate, maltodextrin, preservatives, and the list goes on and on. The better thing to do is to make your own cheddarRead More

Hedgerow Jelly Recipe

Hedgerow Jelly Recipe

Hedgerow jelly is exactly what it says on the tin. Taking  stroll through the streets to pick your favorite berries and make your own jelly. This recipe was produced by Lovely Greens, but adapted from the River Cottage Handbook. You just have to see the images on the article and you will immediately know youRead More

Chia Chocolate Pudding

Chia Chocolate Pudding (Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free)

If you have sweet tooth, there’s no way you don’t ever think about devouring heavenly chocolate pudding! Chocolate pudding is a type of dessert oozing with rich decadent chocolate flavors. Popular in US, Canada and many parts of Europe, this dessert is usually boiled and chiled, then set with starch. With this recipe, you canRead More

Healthy Blended Banana Ice Cream

Healthy Blended Banana Ice Cream

Is ice cream bad for you? Sadly, the answer is yes. The store-bought ice cream that is! It contains harmful chemicals like Diethyl glycol, Aldehyde C-17, Piperonal, Ethyl acetate, Butyraldehyde, and Amyl acetate. And we can’t overlook the fact that it’s very high in sugar. Most are artificial sweeteners are known to up the risk for cancer. Before you weepRead More

Delicious Homemade Ketchup

Delicious Homemade Ketchup

Ketchup, our favorite condiment. We can’t have potato fries, fried chicken or just about any other food without ketchup. But did you know that the ketchup you buy in the market contains additives that you’re better off without? These additives may not inflict serious harm right away, but they have long-term side effects to yourRead More

Fun Fruit Kabobs

Fun Fruit Kabobs

Fruits are as healthy and nutritious as veggies but a lot more delicious as many people would agree. Even kids who could barely force broccoli or carrot sticks into their mouths don’t have a hard time finishing a whole apple or a bunch of grapes. That’s because fruits are naturally sweet. And they benefit theRead More

Spooky Honey Caramel Apples

Spooky Honey Caramel Apples for Halloween

Looking for ideas on what to serve this coming Halloween? You’re tired of serving the same kind of food each year and you think it’s time for a change. Try this idea below (via the article!): spooky honey caramel apples, perfect for trick or treat. Not only would kids love this, it would also benefitRead More

Skinny Girl Inspired Cocktail

Skinny Girl Inspired Cocktail

Note: As we promote health (we recommend non alcoholic). Bored of your usual drink? Worried about ruining your figure with unhealthy beverages? The solution to your woes can be found in the article below. The Skinny Girl Inspired cocktail lets you enjoy a sweet drink that will instantly quench your thirst without making you worryRead More

Why You Should Make Susan’s Granola

Why You Should Make Susan’s Granola

Conscious about your figure? You’d probably want to include granola in your diet. Made of oats, rolled grains, nuts, honey, and other healthy ingredients baked or toasted to a certain degree of crispiness, granola certainly packs a punch health-wise, and is a very popular snack food among health buffs. But be careful about buying granolaRead More

10 Low Calorie Snacks You Should Know About

10 Low Calorie Snacks You Should Know About

I found this great article at Cool-Health.com and thought I would share it with you. Basically, this is a list of low calorie snacks for people that tend to eat a little too much junk food or sugary food. Please do not immediately rule this as boring. Check them out as they are amazing littleRead More

How to Make Mulled Apple Cider

How to Make Mulled Apple Cider

There are many things to love about apple cider. It’s good for your hair, skin, and even your home! Use it as a salad dressing and improve the taste of your otherwise bland side dish or use it to give your hair or skin a wonderful glow. Apple cider can also be used for cleaningRead More

How to Make Homemade Fig Jam

How to Make Homemade Fig Jam

Making hotdog, bacon or ham sandwich has been the norm in many households. But if people only realize that what they’re putting in their food are loaded with harmful chemicals and additives, they’d probably look for healthier alternatives. Well, you don’t have to look far. Fig jam is one good option. Fig, as you probablyRead More

How to Make Naturally Sweetened Chocolates

How to Make Naturally Sweetened Chocolates

Chocolate lovers would agree: this heavenly sweet treat can definitely make life better. Even in the midst of problems like a bad breakup, stressful workday, or money woes.  That’s not all. Chocolate, especially the dark variety, is nutritious. It contains a healthy amount of antioxidants that can help protect the body from various ailments causedRead More

Making Homemade Chicken & Beef Stock

Making Homemade Chicken & Beef Stock

Although stock can be purchased in the supermarket, it’s still much better to make your own. Commercial stock, whether beef or chicken, has been stripped off minerals. You won’t get any nutritional benefits from that. Sometimes, the stock isn’t even made from chicken or meat bones, but from who knows what. Homemade broth does notRead More

Everything You Need to Know About Watermelon

Everything You Need to Know About Watermelon

Picnics won’t be complete without fresh and juicy watermelon slices. This popular summer snack is also great for the health. This means that you don’t just have to eat watermelon during picnics. It would be much better to snack on this fruit every day! One of its many benefits is that it keeps the heartRead More

Key Lime Pie Smoothie

Key Lime Pie Smoothie

There are so many good things about lime that you just won’t know where to begin! This citrus fruit offers diverse benefits from helping in digestion to improving energy levels to alleviating symptoms of cough and cold, and many others. And because it has this unique flavor it is widely used in countless recipes, evenRead More

Green Smoothie for Glowing Skin!

Green Smoothie for Glowing Skin!

Make this green smoothie to have smooth, flawless skin. One of the main ingredients in the recipe below is kefir. Kefir refers to a cultured dairy food. It’s low in fat but rich in protein and calcium. Some people mistake it for yogurt since they are similar in appearance and taste. But kefir, which isRead More

How To Pickle Cucumbers

How To Pickle Cucumbers

Whether as side dish, snack or add-on to your sandwich, pickles are great to have on the table. Pickles are not only low in fat, sugar and calories, they also offer excellent nutritional value. Cucumber is the commonly pickled veggie. It contains magnesium, iron, calcium, and antioxidants. It can aid in digestion, boost immune system,Read More

Summer Fruit Tastes Great

Summer Fruit Tastes Great

Summer fruits, as the name implies, are fruits abundant during the hot season. These include peaches, apricots, plums, melons, mangoes, lyche, figs, berries, nectarines, and so many more. Most of these fruits can be made into smoothies or shakes, perfect for quenching thirst and keeping yourself cool. Like other seasonal fruits, summer fruits are alsoRead More

Make Naturally Sweetened Freezer Jam

Make Naturally Sweetened Freezer Jam

Do you want to make your own jam but you’re worried that it would take too much time and effort? Yes, the canning process can surely be tedious. You also need the skill to pull it off. Don’t lose hope. There’s another way you can make jam, and this one’s much easier and faster. FreezerRead More

Peach Butter with Cinnamon, Ginger and Clove

Peach Butter with Cinnamon, Ginger and Clove

There are four reasons to try the recipe from this article below: peace, cinnamon, ginger, and clove. Let’s start with cinnamon. This spice native to Southeast Asia and South America can lower blood pressure, alleviate muscle spasms, treat common cold, and boost appetite. Ginger is used as natural remedy for countless ailments, thanks to its analgesic,Read More

Homemade Red Beet Powder: Recipe

Homemade Red Beet Powder: Recipe

Also known as garden beet and table beet, red beet is a type of beet that grows in North America and Britain. In Europe, adding this root crop to soup is a very popular practice. In other countries, the roots are boiled and consumed as veggies or added cold into salad.  Red beets come withRead More

Spicy Green Tomato Pickles

Spicy Green Tomato Pickles

Do you know when the process of pickling foods became popular? During the World War II, people experienced food shortage and famine. In order to survive, they found various ways to preserve food and make them last the whole year. One method that stuck even after the war was over was pickling. This food preservationRead More

Weight Loss Smoothie Recipes

Weight Loss Smoothie Recipes

Before, the practice was if you want to stay skinny, starve yourself. But over the years, we learn that doing so isn’t only ineffective, it’s also dangerous for your health. Depriving your body of nutrition it needs causes it to deteriorate and makes it more susceptible to many ailments. Plus, not eating enough only slowsRead More

Canning Fresh Peaches {No Sugar Recipe}

Canning Fresh Peaches {No Sugar Recipe}

A lovely fruit you can’t get enough of, peach is admired for many reasons. One is that it is very low in calories, fat, cholesterol and sodium. Another is that it’s packed with many nutritional benefits. It has vitamins A, B complex, C, E and K, which are all necessary for good health. Vitamins A,Read More

How to Make Natural Ginger Ale

How to Make Natural Ginger Ale

Ginger ale, which is ginger flavored carbonated soft drink, can be made in two ways. The first one, which is similar to how ginger beer is made, is invented by Dr. Thomas Cantrell, an American. The other style, made by Canadian John McLaughlin is paler and milder. Today, you’ll find a wide array of ginger aleRead More

Juice Detox Recipes

Juice Detox Recipes

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about juice fast and what it can do for your health. This is a type of detox diet that entails consumption of nothing else but raw fruit and vegetable juices for a short period usually one to five days. It is designed to cleanse theRead More

Hot Pink Jalapeno Garlic Kraut

Hot Pink Jalapeno Garlic Kraut

Jalapeno is the first thing that you’d love about this recipe. Don’t be fooled by its small size. It may only be to 2 to 3 inches long, but its nutritional content is overflowing. It contains a good amount of vitamin C, about 17 mg per one small pepper. That’s already 20 percent of theRead More

Homemade Pancake Mix in Bulk

Homemade Pancake Mix in Bulk

A popular breakfast item that many Americans love–pancake! There are countless varieties that you can make from one single pancake batter recipe. Also known  in the US and Canada as hotcakes or flapjacks, pancake is widely available in the supermarket. Be wary though. The commercial pancake contains too much of the bad things. One servingRead More

Sourdough Black Forest Cake

Sourdough Black Forest Cake

Don’t you just want to grab that cake in the photo and bite onto it? If you can’t resist, read the article below and find out how to make your own black forest cake. Unlike the usual black forest cake, this one is made from sourdough. Sourdough refers to a type of bread made byRead More

Homemade Carrot Chips: Recipe

Homemade Carrot Chips: Recipe

Teeming with countless benefits for the health, carrot is one vegetable root crop that we can’t afford not to eat. For one, it’s very rich in vitamin A. And as you know, vitamin A is not only an essential vitamin but also an antioxidant that can ward off degenerative diseases caused by free radical damageRead More

DIY Copycat Homemade Hidden Valley Ranch Mix

DIY Copycat Homemade Hidden Valley Ranch Mix

Ranch dressing is made by combining buttermilk, onion, garlic, salt and some herbs and spices like parsley, chives, dill, black pepper, paprika and so on. Sometimes, sour cream is also added. Some use yogurt instead to achieve a lower fat product. As the number one salad dressing in the US (overtaking Italian dressing in theRead More

The Good Health Benefits of Coffee

The Good Health Benefits of Coffee

Coffee isn’t evil, that’s for sure. Although it’s nixed by some because it can make you jittery, anxious, sleepless and a bunch of other things you can do without, it’s not without benefits. Unlike soda, which is totally useless, even harmful to health, coffee does have some good things to boast about. One of itsRead More

Lovage Soup for Spring

Lovage Soup for Spring

Lovage may be popular in English gardens since centuries ago. But you’d be surprised to know that it’s actually Mediterranean in origin. It has been cultivated since Pliny’s time. For years, lovage has been used as herbal remedy and aphrodisiac. It is said to be effective in treating colic, jaundice and fever among babies. ItRead More

Chocolate Einkorn Sandwich

Chocolate Einkorn Sandwich Cookies with Coconut Cream

Unhealthy snacking can wreak havoc to your weight loss diet. If you’re a notorious snacker or you have uncontrollable sugar cravings then you’re going to be in a lot of trouble. You might as well just say goodbye to that figure you’ve always wanted. But don’t lose hope yet. There are things you can doRead More

Low Cal Drink Recipes For Weight Loss

Low Cal Drink Recipes For Weight Loss

Emerging evidence show that consumption of low calorie beverages on a regular basis can help boost weight loss and at the same time, maintain stable weight. These findings are from an American and New Zealand study published in the International Journal of Obesity. What does this mean for you? If you want a much slimmerRead More

Make Beet Pickles

Make Beet Pickles

There are many things you’d love about beets. This root crop, which is known for its bright reddish purple color, and cultivated in various climates, is filled with fiber as well as many vitamins and minerals. Not only that, it’s also very low in fat, making it ideal for those looking to drop some unwantedRead More

Fourth of July Cocktails

Fourth of July Cocktails

Note: As we promote health (we recommend non alcoholic). Fourth of July is a celebration of our independence from Great Britain in 1776. On July 4 of that year, the Declaration of Independence from Kingdom of Great Britain, which we now know as United Kingdom, was adopted.  To commemorate this special holiday, we organize andRead More

Frozen Yogurt Smoothie Recipe

Frozen Yogurt Smoothie Recipe

Creamy rich flavor and smooth texture–these are only two of the many things to love about yogurt. Health experts confirm that this healthy food product can indeed do so much for your body, helping in weight loss and supplying it with a good amount of vitamins and minerals. According to a University of Tennessee study,Read More

Delicious Uses For Cream

Delicious Uses For Cream

Cream, a dairy product made of butterfat from skimmed milk, is used as an ingredient in countless recipes. It adds richness to any dish as well as a special flavor that’s a cross between cheesy and milky. This is why it has become a popular addition to culinary concoctions. Cream can be used in soups,Read More

Make Homemade Greek Yogurt

Make Homemade Greek Yogurt

You know about regular yogurt. But have you heard about Greek yogurt. What is it? How different is it from the regular one? Is it healthier? Is it more delicious? The best way to know the answers to all these is to taste it yourself. But to give you heads up, Greek yogurt is creamierRead More

Healthy Summer Cocktails

Healthy Summer Cocktails

Note: As we promote health (we recommend non alcoholic). The intense heat of summer makes you want to never put down a glass of cold drink. If you want to quench your thirst and at the same time, not gain extra weight, you’ll be delighted to try any of the healthy summer cocktails from theRead More

Chocolate Chip and M&M Cookie Pie in a Cast Iron Skillet

Chocolate Chip and M&M Cookie Pie in a Cast Iron Skillet

A giant chocolate chip and M & M cookie? The picture alone is enough to drive a sweet tooth crazy! If you’re one cookie lover, you’re probably thinking, “I should get my hands on this!” Don’t worry, we have a recipe below that will teach you how to make this humongous cookie. The flavor isRead More

Juicing for Weight Loss

Juicing for Weight Loss

Juicing for weight loss–a growing trend that has caught the attention of many dieters. Is it effective? Is it safe? How does it work? Like most who haven’t tried it yet, you’re also wondering about it. You also have many questions about its efficacy and safety. All these would be answered in the article below.Read More

Is 3000 Year Old Honey Edible?

Is 3000 Year Old Honey Edible?

Honey is delicious on desserts, toast, sweets and by itself. It would be a shame if it ever went off its shelf life. Oh wait, it doesn’t. Did you know they have found 2000 year old honey in King Tut’s tomb which is still edible? So why does honey last so long? Well, there isRead More

A Must Try Watermelon Cake

A Must Try Watermelon Cake

Even just the word “cake” can make health-conscious people cringe. It’s no wonder since cake is loaded with sugars, calories and fats. But what if you’re a health buff and a sweet tooth at the same time? What are you going to do? You can’t stay away from desserts forever right? Well, you don’t haveRead More

Recipe Fig Yogurt & Vanilla Bean Frozen Pops

Recipe: Fig, Yogurt & Vanilla Bean Frozen Pops

Now you can have frozen pops anytime you like with this recipe below. But take note, it’s not just an ordinary frozen pop. This one comes with a multitude of nutritional benefits that your health would surely be happy about. The main ingredient is fig, which is not only low in calories, but also highRead More

How to Make Homemade Mayo

How to Make Homemade Mayo

The thing about commercial mayo is that it’s loaded with fats, and chemicals but is very low in nutrition. Even the non- or low-fat varieties aren’t so great either. Commercial mayonnaise is packed with artificial ingredients like preservatives and MSG. While these are generally safe for human consumption, they can cause health problems in theRead More

Smoky Prosciutto Eggplant Pizzas

Smoky Prosciutto Eggplant Pizzas

It’s true that pizza tops the list of the world’s worst junk foods. But that doesn’t mean you have to stay away from it forever. Instead of grabbing the phone and ordering from your local pizza place, why don’t you make your own? This version might be quite different from what you’re used to. ForRead More

Homemade Stovetop Popcorn (And Seasoning Ideas!)

Homemade Stovetop Popcorn (And Seasoning Ideas!)

Did you know that popcorn is actually a healthy snack? Not the one you grab at the movie house of course. That one’s loaded with salt, grease and who knows what. But if you make your own at home, you can enjoy the many health benefits of popcorn. This popular American snack is packed withRead More

Crust-less Breakfast Quiche

Crust-less Breakfast Quiche

Even if you think you can survive without eating in the morning, it’s still best to start your day with a healthy breakfast. It goes without saying that breakfast is still the most important meal of the day. Why? The word “breakfast” comes from two words: break and fast. This means that after hours ofRead More

How To Make Apple Vinegar From Scratch

How To: Make Apple Vinegar From Scratch

Like baking soda, apple vinegar also has a wide array of uses at home and for personal care. Use it to add shine to your hair, regulate skin pH, treat sunburn, and remove stains from your teeth. It’s also recommended to add two teaspoons of apple vinegar to 16 ounce water, and drink that toRead More

Sour Cream Recipe

Your Very Own Sour Cream Recipe

Many snacks taste better with sour cream–potato chips, French fries, nachos, and even veggies like carrots and celery. For a long time, people (the health buffs in particular) avoided sour cream because of its high fat content. But now, most are aware that though the fat percentage is high, the total amount is not. AndRead More

Homemade Fruit Leather (aka Fruit Roll-Ups)

Homemade Fruit Leather (aka Fruit Roll-Ups)

Are you a big fan of fruit leathers? What is it about these fun snacks that you like? The sweet fruity taste? The gooey texture? Or just the fact that it seems to go on and on, like it’s never going to end? Whatever it is, you’d love this post below, which would teach youRead More

Cold Brewed Iced Tea

Cold Brewed Iced Tea

Do you love drinking iced tea? Why don’t you try making your own? A homemade cold brewed iced tea surely tastes better (and is a lot less expensive) than those instant iced tea packets that you’ll find in the market. Don’t say that you don’t have time for this, as this is very quick andRead More

Balboa Frozen Banana Bites

Balboa Frozen Banana Bites

Having a party? Here’s a terrific idea to serve to your guests–Balboa frozen banana bites, which are rich in flavor and texture, visually enticing, and best of all, highly nutritious. That’s because the main ingredient, which is banana, is loaded with all sorts of nutrients. It’s particularly high in potassium, which promotes good bone andRead More

Marvelous Marinades Made In Minutes

11 Marvelous Marinades Made In Minutes

Bored with the usual stuff that you cook at home? It seems like you’ve been cooking the same dishes over and over! Spice up your culinary repertoire with these fantastic marinades that you can use for meat, poultry and seafood. The great thing about these recipes is that they only take a few minutes toRead More

A Simple Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

A Simple Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

Who doesn’t love a hot fudge sundae? The creamy goodness combined with the intensely sweet flavor and nutty texture is something people just can’t get enough of. Now, you can make your own hot fudge sundae in the comfort of your own home. Here’s a recipe that’s very simple to make. You don’t have toRead More

Tropical Banana Smoothies

Tropical Banana Smoothies

Thinking of making a tropical smoothie? A good choice for flavor is banana. Banana is loaded with many nutritional benefits. It’s an excellent source of minerals like potassium and magnesium, which are essential for heart health and normal blood pressure. It has lots of soluble fiber that can aid in proper digestion. It has anRead More

Hazelnut Milk with a Hint of Cinnamon

Hazelnut Milk with a Hint of Cinnamon

Don’t like drinking milk that much? That can be problem since milk is a primary source of calcium, a mineral necessary for bone health. Well, there are other alternatives to cow’s milk that you can try like hazelnut milk. This one is a good source of calcium, protein, potassium, and sulfur. Plus, it doesn’t containRead More

How to Make The Perfect Coffee

How to Make The Perfect Coffee

To all coffee lovers out there, this is something that you can’t afford to miss: the perfect coffee! Sounds intriguing, right? Before you click on the article below and discover what it’s all about, let me tell you that coffee, despite having a bad rep for some people, still has some goodness to it. UnlikeRead More

Flush Fat With These 5 Delicious Drinks!

Flush Fat With These 5 Delicious Drinks!

Although fat has some good use for our bodies, an excess can prove to be detrimental. For one, it shoots up the risk of certain serious illnesses like hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, among many others. It also makes physical workout a lot more challenging, prompting a vicious cycle that promotes sedentary lifestyle andRead More

Ginger, Lemon and Thyme Tonic

Ginger, Lemon and Thyme Tonic

You’ve heard many good things about ginger and you’re not at all surprised that many people love drinking and concocting ginger tea. But what if i tell you there’s a way to make it even more powerful? Yes, that’s right. By adding equally beneficial lemon and thyme into a ginger tonic, you’ll be adding moreRead More

Lush Lemon Frozen Yogurt

Lush Lemon Frozen Yogurt

Care for some lush lemon frozen yogurt? You’d love that this delicious snack is filled with awesome nutritional benefits. Lemon, as you know, is a powerful antiviral and antibacterial fruit, which contains citric acid, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, bioflavonoids, and pectin that strengthen immune defense to help the body fight infection more efficiently. Yogurt, meanwhile,Read More

Malteser Cake

The Most Amazing Malteser Cake in the World

This is quite simply, the best looking cake int he world. Maltesers apply to people of all ages and it reminds them of their childhood. I don’t know anybody that does not like Maltesers. What they have done with it looks amazing because as you can see, the Maltesers look very shiny. There are multipleRead More

Make Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cake

Make Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cake

Peanut Butter and Chocolate cake is an old favourite of mine and I am sure it is for many others. It takes me right back to childhood when I was growing up. I could eat the whole thing. There are many recipes on the internet for this treat, but to me, this one I recommendRead More

Barbecue Grilled Chicken Breasts

Barbecue Grilled Chicken Breasts

Who said healthy eating should be boring? Or that healthy party food are bland and flavorless? Check out this barbecue grilled chicken breasts, which aren’t only a delight for your taste buds but also beneficial for your health. For one, chicken breasts are lower in fat, cholesterol, calories and sodium than other chicken parts. ButRead More

Vanilla Cinnamon and Date Milkshake

Vanilla Cinnamon and Date Milkshake

Finally, you can enjoy your milkshake sans the guilt. This in particular–vanilla cinnamon and date milkshake–is overloaded with health benefits that you’d surely want to take advantage of. Let’s start with vanilla. Vanilla is a known anti-carcinogenic having a polyphenol called vanillin, which reduces free radical damage known to cause certain types of cancer. It’sRead More

100 Healthy Snacks to Eat on-the-Go

100 Healthy Snacks to Eat on-the-Go

The problem with today’s society is that we always don’t have enough time. We don’t have enough time to cook, enough time to relax, enough time to bond with family and friends. But this isn’t really true. We’re just distracted. And we don’t set our priorities the right way. People should make healthy living amongRead More

8 Refreshing Summer Drinks

8 Refreshing Summer Drinks

The scorching heat of the sun during summertime would surely make you want to grab a tall glass of smoothie or shake. It’s a great way to cool off and keep yourself refreshed. Fruit shakes are always the better option over soda. The latter is loaded with harmful chemicals that would only put your healthRead More

Naturally Flavored Sparkling Water

Make Naturally Flavored Sparkling Water

For all those looking to kick their soda habit, here’s a wise alternative: naturally flavored sparkling water. It tastes just as great but without the excessive sugar and harmful chemicals that soda is notorious for. Adding flavor and fizzy texture to your water helps you meet the daily quota for drinking water, which is eightRead More

Three Day Cleanse & Detox

Three Day Cleanse & Detox

Detoxification has become more important today than ever before. Everyday, we face countless harmful elements in the environment that can take a toll on our health. The extremely quick pace of today’s lifestyle has also prompted us to rely on unhealthy diet like processed foods and fast food. All these make it essential for usRead More

Healthy Instant Oatmeal Packet

Healthy Instant Oatmeal Packets

Packed with cholesterol-lowering dietary fiber, oatmeal is often a recommended item for breakfast. It also gives you the energy for the day ahead. Some people think it’s boring and bland, and instead prefer to eat sweet-tasting cereals. Whoever said it can’t be turned into something tasty just isn’t creative enough. Go to this article byRead More

Semi-Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix!

Semi-Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix!

Now here’s an interesting fact: experts say drinking hot chocolate daily has positive cognitive effects. In other words, it boosts brain power and development. That’s interesting because it gives you another good reason to enjoy your cup of hot chocolate in the morning (or whenever you prefer!) To obtain this benefit, one must consume twoRead More

Skinny Slow Cooker – Fudge

Skinny Slow Cooker – Fudge

Looking for a healthy way to satisfy your sugar craving? The sweet tooth in you has been dying to devour on any sweet treat that you can get your hands on. Who said you have to feel guilty whenever you indulge? This recipe below teaches you how to make a healthy version of fudge–a heavenlyRead More

Thai Chicken Bites with Peanut Sauce

Thai Chicken Bites with Peanut Sauce

Having a party? You’re probably thinking about what to serve your guests. You want something that’s easy to prepare but at the same time, appetizing enough to earn the respect of your guests. You can’t wait for them to tell you that you have an amazing gift as a cook. Plus, you don’t want toRead More

Raw Lemon and Coconut Truffles

Raw Lemon and Coconut Truffles

Lemon and coconut? Not a combination that you’d imagine to turn out great. But these two actually taste wonderful together. Plus, you’ll get a lot of health benefits from both. Coconut, as you know, lowers cholesterol, improves digestion, prevents wrinkles, stabilizes blood sugar, fights off viruses, boosts metabolism, regulates hormones, and many more. Lemon, meanwhile,Read More

10 Skinny WeightWatchers Entrées

10 Skinny WeightWatchers Entrées – 5 Points or Less

Most people think that once you go on a weight loss diet program, it’s goodbye delicious food. That’s not true at all. You can lose weight but still enjoy awesome food at the same time. Well, not those junk, fatty, oily, or sugary foods that you were so fond of before, but healthy ones thatRead More

Grilled Sweet Corn with Fresh Herbs

Grilled Sweet Corn with Fresh Herbs

It’s always a good idea to snack on corn from time to time. Corn offers many advantages for the health. For one, it’s packed with insoluble fiber that can help combat common digestive ailments such as constipation. It’s also a powerhouse of nutrients, having vitamin C, folic acid, niacin, and many others. Consuming this foodRead More

15 Fab Juice Combinations

15 Fab Juice Combinations for Cleansing and Detoxification

Why make a single flavor fruit juice when you can make a combination of two or more? Sure, orange or apple tastes good enough for you but combining several fruits in one juice isn’t only better in terms of taste but also in nutritional content. It also ensures that you don’t get bored with yourRead More

10 Amazing Health Benefits Of Cabbage Juice

10 Amazing Health Benefits Of Cabbage Juice

When you say juice, you’d immediately think of orange, apple or grape. These are in fact among the most popular beverages for kids and adults alike. It’s no surprise since they’re not only nutritious, they also taste great. But did you know that vegetable juices are just as wonderful? One that you should definitely tryRead More

Make Watermelon Kombucha - Easy Recipe

Make Watermelon Kombucha – Easy Recipe

Do you know what a kombucha is? It’s a fermented tea typically consumed for medicinal purposes. One type of kombucha that’s becoming quite popular among health buffs and naturalists is the watermelon kombucha. Watermelon is highly nutritious, offering numerous benefits for the health. One important point is that it contains a lot of lycopene. ThisRead More

Make-Ahead Oatmeal Smoothies

Make-Ahead Oatmeal Smoothies

Quench your thirst and satisfy your sugar craving with these healthy but decadent smoothies made of oatmeal. (Recipes available through the article below). All the ingredients used in these recipes are natural and nutritious. Oatmeal is high in dietary fiber, which helps the body flush out unwanted toxins, maintain proper levels of cholesterol, and preventRead More

Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe

Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe

Who said being a vegan means you’ll have to make do with bland and boring food? Vegans have different reasons for having this kind of lifestyle. But most do it for health reasons. Others for their belief that animals are not meant to be be eaten.  Whatever your reason is for being a vegan, youRead More

6 Side Dishes for Grilling Out

6 Side Dishes for Grilling Out

It’s grill party time! Those mouthwatering kabobs, barbecues and burgers won’t be complete without delectable sides to balance the flavor, and make the presentation even more enticing. If you want to go healthy, do so not only with the entree but also with the side dishes. Pasta, salad, eggs, and fruits are just some ofRead More

Make-Ahead, Healthy Egg McMuffins

Make-Ahead, Healthy Egg McMuffin Copycats

No matter how much we want to stay in great shape, fast foods make it a little harder for us to do so. Not only are fast foods convenient (it’s a grab and go world right now), some of the items they serve are pretty tempting too. Like the famous Egg McMuffin for example, whichRead More

Make a Cucumber Salad

Make a Cucumber Salad

You’ve been putting it off a lot lately but you always tell yourself that one day, you’re going to have a healthier diet. So what’s stopping you? You’re probably thinking that you don’t have time to whip up healthy dishes, which for you seem complicated. But that’s not true at all. Salads, for example, areRead More

Naturally Flavored Water

Naturally Flavored Water

Water has countless benefits for the body. And it’s not a surprise since our bodies are made up of over 70 percent water. Water keeps the skin healthy, improves mood, helps in digestion, flushes out toxins, regulates body temperature, and strengthens the immune system. It’s too bad that some people just don’t drink enough ofRead More

Soaked Grain, Almond~Poppy Seed Muffins

Soaked Grain, Almond / Poppy Seed Muffins

If you think all desserts are sinful, you’re wrong. There are those that you can devour free of guilt. One example is this muffin below. Not only is it rich in fiber, which aids in body detoxification and digestion, it also has almonds. Almonds, as you know, have a myriad of benefits for the health–reducingRead More

Overnight, No-Cook Refrigerator Oatmeal

Overnight, No-Cook Refrigerator Oatmeal

Oatmeal is something we should all eat more of. Rolled oats, in particular, are high in dietary fiber content. And we could all use more of that. Most of the foods that we consume today are too fatty and oily. Fiber can lower cholesterol level by flushing out unwanted fats and toxins from the body.Read More

Natural Iced Peppermint Mocha

Natural Iced Peppermint Mocha

For those whole food lovers out there, this is for you. This Peppermint Mocha Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegetarian. You don’t have to follow this exactly and you can experiment with a few other herbs, but I would give this a go in it’s entirety. There are not too many ingredients. Coffee, peppermint leaf, Read More

Summer garden herbal tea

Summer Garden Herbal Tea

Why are so many people into herbal teas these days? Well, we can be sure it isn’t just a fad. It’s just that more and more people are learning about the great health benefits of these beverages, and finding out that they really work. From alleviating cold symptoms to fighting infection to reducing nausea–herbal teasRead More

Slow Cooker Corn on the Cob

Slow Cooker Corn on the Cob

Do you love corn? Who doesn’t? This versatile vegetable is a popular snack even among veggie-hating kids. You’ll love that it’s packed with nutrients but low in calories. It’s rich in vitamin A, lutein, and zeaxanthin that support eye health. It’s also a good source of dietary fiber that can help reduce risk of  heart diseaseRead More

Rhubarb Sauce for Canning

Rhubarb Sauce for Canning

A perennial vegetable that’s commonly used in jams, pies, and other sweet treats, rhubarb is actually more nutritious than most people think. The pinkish stalks of this plant are loaded with vitamins C and K, and minerals like calcium and manganese, plus a multitude of antioxidants that efficiently fight off free radical damage. Rhubarb isRead More

Boiled Orange Chocolate Cake Recipe

Boiled Orange Chocolate Cake

Some people think you need to have a culinary degree to create something delectable in the kitchen. But if you search the web, you’d find thousands of easy-to-do recipes, some you can even whip up in a matter of minutes. One example is this recipe below. And just from the sound of it—boiled orange chocolateRead More

Frozen Roast

How To Cook A Frozen Roast Without Thawing

The other day I posted an article from Commonsensehome.com. It’s about making freezer meals, and how doing so can save you a great deal of time. If you haven’t read it yet, click here. I stumble upon another efficient time-saving cooking technique that’s perfect for those who want real food but don’t have the luxuryRead More

Freezer Meals

Freezer Meals Plus Organizing and Cleaning Your Freezer

Nobody has the time (or the patience) to cook these days. Won’t you rather grab a ready-to-eat meal than go through the laborious process of chopping, mincing, peeling, frying, and so on to make a dish that you’re already too tired to eat?  But of course, fast food isn’t the solution. We’re all striving toRead More

Honey Sweetened Fruit Sorbet

Honey Sweetened Fruit Sorbet

Sweetened Fruit Sorbet is a perfect summer treat to cool down and refresh the palette. If you open your mind, you can create all kinds of flavors and put your own twist on things with different combinations of flavors. Instead of using the usual sugar in a sorbet, we exchange it with honey to addRead More

Chia Seed Kombucha Energy Drink

Chia Seed Kombucha Energy Drink

Just look at that picture. Doesn’t that look like a miracle drink? I have already stated the benefits of chia seeds in this post. As per Mountain Rose Herbs, they contain “Essential fatty acids alpha-linolenic and linoleic acid, mucin, strontium, 30% protein, Vitamins A, B, E, and D, and minerals including calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sulphur,Read More

Make Raw Strawberry Chia Jam

Make Raw Strawberry Chia Jam

So we all love strawberries (most of us anyway). But you might be wondering what the chia seeds has to do with this and why they are even there. I wondered that too. Well this strawberry jam requires no cooking at all, no sugar or any of the other things you have to consider. TheRead More

Wild Weeds Iron Tonic

Wild Weeds Iron Tonic

Note: As we promote health (we recommend non alcoholic). This is a great Iron tonic you might want to try. Forget the monthly pills that cost a fortune. This is fun, cheap and tasty. Why use an Iron tonic? Well Iron is good for them big dark circles around your eyes. If you’re a guy,Read More

8 Detox Water Recipes

8 Detox Water Recipes

Drinking water is a great way to put your body through a detox. Many people do drink water every day, but many of us don’t drink enough or get a little bored of it. To make water a little more interesting, why not make it flavored with ingredients your already familiar with and are moreRead More

20 Healthiest Foods on Earth

20 Healthiest Foods on Earth

So you are wanting to be super healthy, get on a strict diet and finally get in shape. What kinds of food should you eat? Well this article has the top 20 healthiest foods you can eat and they are extremely good for you. Don’t forget, you can treat yourself every now and then, butRead More

Home-made Lemonade

Home-made Lemonade

The summer time of year makes everybody crave a refreshing drink. When the heat is blistering and the sweat is pouring, nothing beats some fresh lemonade. What is better than lemonade? Your own fresh, home-made lemonade. Everybody knows Delia and if there is someone to listen to regarding a recipe, it will be her. ThisRead More

10 Healthy Tea Elixirs

10 Healthy Tea Elixirs

What is an Elixir Tea? It is what some describe as a medical potion or tonic to help the body. In the following article you will learn how to make 10 types of Elixir Teas; each for a different purpose. We often skip to the shop to buy expensive remedies that we already have inRead More

Carrot Cake Smoothie

Carrot Cake Smoothie

Quite often we go through spells of being healthy but never quite take it to the next level. Some people are used to being extremely healthy and will not think anything of this drink, but believe it or not, many will think this is disgusting. A Carrot Smoothie! Well, I urge you to try thisRead More

Make Your Own Country Wine

Make Your Own Country Wine

Note: As we promote health (we recommend non alcoholic). Wine is in every household (almost). We all like it, whether it be a little too much, with our dinner or for socializing. However, not many people make their own wine and it is such a shame because you can develop a real palette when learningRead More

Vegetables You Have Not Heard Of

14 Vegetables You’ve Never Heard Of

We all know we should eat more vegetables. They are good for us, and it is recommended by everyone, but sometimes, it is a little boring to eat the same things over and over again. Why not try some of the most unique and unpopular vegetables in your next meal. Follow the article below toRead More

Freezer Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Freezer Jam

Everybody loves strawberry jam. It is a childhood favorite, and handy for parents making snacks for their kids. Jam can be expensive. Too save a few pennies, why not try your own? Making it is more fun, you can teach the children, and to top it all off, you can adjust the flavor as toRead More

The Use of 23 Cooking Oils

23 Cooking Oils & Their Uses

Whether you love to cook or not, you’re probably familiar with the many kinds of cooking oil. Cooking oil is used primarily for frying and also for other cooking methods like sautéing, baking, grilling and many more. Here’s a list of the different types that you might want to consider using in your kitchen. VegetableRead More