Living Healthy: A Lifestyle Choice

Are you afraid to grow old? Does the fear of health issues in your future keep you from living a life of quality? Take these important steps to bettering your life, while preparing for the inevitable process of aging. Health comes from many different areas from diet to financial freedom and everything in between. Taking responsibility to live a better life will ultimately reduce stress, and ensure the life you live is full of quality.From a healthy diet to proper medical care, from personal finance to life insurance; there are many ways to be better equipped for all of the
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Book Review | Licking the Spoon by Candace Walsh

I just finished the book “Licking the Spoon” – A memoir of food, family and identity, by Candace Walsh.  I could take the easy way out and rave about it.  Others have.  But I am not.  The book was not what I was expecting.  Well written?  Yes.  Well edited?  Yes.  A foodie book?  Only in the weakest sense. I am not against memoirs.  In fact, I prefer non-fiction and have enjoyed numerous memoirs.  I absolutely loved My Life in France – by Julia Child and Alex Prud’homme about Julia Child’s life, which I hold as the gold standard for foodie books.  Why did I not
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Planning is Essential for Savings at the Grocery Store

In difficult economic times, shoppers must make every penny count. One of the areas in which shoppers might reduce expenses is the grocery department. In order to accomplish any reduction, you must carefully plan each meal so that every item purchased is totally used. Nutrition is Important In planning meals, you should consider nutritional needs. Unless you need a special diet, you should select foods that meet the needs of people who are in good health. Various suggested diets may be found on the Internet. Shopping Lists Although you plan your meals in the short term, you should plan your
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Marinating Meat for Barbecue Treats

Marinating meat is a popular and relatively cheap way to spice up any dish.  The technique has been in use for many thousands of years.  It has often been used as a way to preserve as well as tenderise meat in the pre-refrigeration era (most of human history).  This is probably why there is such a huge range of different marinade recipes available.  Despite the advent of widespread refrigeration, marinating is still popular and offers a simple and delicious way to make any plain meat dish that bit more interesting.  The most common form of marinade is based on oil,
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Healthy Eating in the Work Place

We are told by health professionals, by tons of health-fixated magazines and by our peers to eat more fruit and vegetables. We know, however, that once our back-sides get comfortable at the desk, maintaining a well-balanced diet can seem impossible. If you work nine-till-five like most of us, resisting the caffeine fixes and the cookies at the (horrendously positioned) water dispenser is the work of a disciplined individual! It is true that it’s easier to reach for the fast, fatty food to get our energy quick fix, rather than prepare something well-balanced and good for our bodies and minds. But
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Three Great Gifts for Foodies

If you are looking for the perfect gift for someone who is passionate about food, here are three unique gift ideas that are guaranteed to impress. Finding the right gift for a food lover can be a little daunting as it is hard to find a gift that will stand out from the rest. With so many options to choose from, finding the perfect present to fit the occasion can be a mammoth task. However, it does not have to be this way. The first step to finding a suitable gift is to do your research. Does the recipient have
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Get your Five a Day with Sizzling Stir Fry Recipes

Many people are starting to make a conscious effort to live a healthier lifestyle this summer and fitting your five a day in to your daily food intake is one way to do this. Replacing your usually sugary snacks and high calorie meals with healthy alternatives such as fruit and vegetables is the first step to feeling and looking great this summer. Eating five separate pieces of fruit or vegetables may seem like a difficult task but there are a few ways to achieve this. Stir Fry dishes are the perfect meal for any occasion as there is so much
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Dinner Party Ideas? Four Sure-To-Please Ideas

Themed Party Food Creating a fun theme for your dinner party can actually make the evening less stressful as you can eliminate all of the possibilities outside of this theme. You could choose an Italian theme, an Indian theme, Greek, Chinese or American. If you are feeling adventurous, you could even plan a dinner party that celebrates your favorite film or book. Share and Share Alike Whether you are throwing your first dinner party or you regularly cook for dinner guests, you can’t go wrong with creating a dish that is designed to be shared. Add the element of fun
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Top Five Things to Watch Out For When Buying Organic Foods

As food dangers multiply, organic food is becoming more popular. After all, who doesn’t want to eat food that is free of dangerous pesticides, herbicides and antibiotics? Many people also want to avoid food that has been treated with hormones, irradiated or genetically engineered. Many others want to eat meat that does not come from a feedlot. Eating organic, or so we are led to believe, avoids all of this. Unfortunately, organic is not always all that it is made out to be. The industry is rife with deceptive practices and misleading labeling. If you are going to buy organic,
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Organizing a Housewarming Party: What to serve

As soon as you are settled in your new house, the odds are that you will want to display your pride and joy to the world and invite your friends to a housewarming party. Here are a few ideas to help ensure that your housewarming party is a success. Essentials It is usually best to start off by compiling a guest list; this will not only help determine the number of friends and family you will have attending, but if you send your friends personalized invitations they will usually make more of an effort to come and share your joy.
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