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Keepin’ it Green with Collard Greens: Making Soul Food the Healthy Way

  Southern soul food cuisine is one of the most comforting cuisines around. Composed of classic dishes such as cornbread, candied sweet potatoes, and grits, soul food has been a staple in many African-American homes for decades. Despite the reputation of comfort and good…

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One-Pot Meals for Easy Weeknight Dinners

Cooking more of your meals is a good way to be healthier. Studies show that the more you cook, the healthier you eat and the fewer calories you consume. Interestingly, those who cook six to seven nights a week also…

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10 Healthy Tools to Include on Your Wedding Registry

Getting married is one of the most exciting (and possibly one of the more stressful) times of your life. With the vendor meetings, the dresses, the invitations and that dreaded seating chart, it can seem impossible to maintain a focus…

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Wake up your mundane meals with miso

Keeping meals fun, fresh and interesting, especially during the hectic work week, is tough. Chicken, veggies and couscous on Monday, turkey tacos on Tuesday, simple stir-fry on Wednesday: lather, rinse, repeat. Convenience, quickness and familiar favorites that everyone will eat…

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Cooking mistakes you might be making

Cooking mistakes that might cause weight gain

Trying to lose weight and have a healthier lifestyle can be a frustrating endeavor for some individuals. One can eat healthier, exercise, and minimize eating out at restaurants, but still be unable to lose the desired amount of weight. Instead…

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Best blogs of 2013: Meal planning saves money and time

When this blog posted on January 21st, it quickly became popular thanks to its tips on how to make cooking healthy meals for your family as easy as possible. After getting up before the sun comes up, getting my son…

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Re-invent a fall treat: Pizza filled sweet potato recipe

Sweet Potatoes are not just a one-trick pony.  Many people think of one thing when asked about sweet potatoes: baked casserole on Thanksgiving with roasted marshmallow topping.  That might spark conversation about marshmallow topping vs. candied pecans but the sweet potato is so much more than…

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Meal planning can save money and time

After getting up before the sun comes up, getting my son to daycare, putting in a full day at work, and getting home after the sun goes down, the last thing I feel like doing is cooking. Everything about it…

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Cooking Matters in Detroit too

In Detroit, the term food desert is one that sparks a lot of controversy.  On one hand, you have merchants that have been in the city for years crying foul and on the other, you have community activists noting that…

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