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The 7 Best Healthy Meat and Potato Recipes for Father’s Day

The Best Healthy Meat and Potato Recipes for Father's Day

I feel some daughterly Jewish guilt about being out of town for Father’s Day this year. And now that guilt is compounded by the fact that I’m celebrating the holiday virtually with an array of meats that my dad no longer eats. Next year, I’ll be sure to put together a fish and potatoes menu for the modern pescaterian’s Father’s Day. But in the meantime, I’m going to satisfy the cravings of all the stereotypical dads out there who think kale salads are for sissies.… Continue Reading

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The 6 Best Organic Gluten Free Pasta Brands and Recipes to Match

The Best Gluten Free Pasta Brands and Recipes to Match

Before I was diagnosed with a gluten allergy 3 years ago, I pretty much subsisted solely on pasta. This might have explained why every time I tried to go for a run, my stomach would start spasming within half a block (spoiler alert: the culprit was a meatball sized brick of gluten lodged in my intestines, thanks to all those spaghetti dinners).

So when I had to revamp my diet, in addition to my beloved thin crust pizza, chicken fingers, and chocolate chip cookies, one of the things I was most terrified to give up was pasta. But it’s turned out to be one of the easiest things to substitute at home.… Continue Reading

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7 Better-For-You Memorial Day BBQ Recipes

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Now that the Polar Vortex is a distant nightmare and the Farmer’s Market has begun to show many signs of life, I’m finally ready to dust off my salad bowl and start preparing for summer. And now that Memorial Day is officially upon us, that can only mean one thing: it’s time to get grilling.

Since many of us hibernated in a much more hardcore way than usual this year, it’s probably a good idea to ease into the summer season with a few BBQ recipes that won’t add to the pounds that have accumulated underneath our knitwear. These healthier Memorial Day food ideas are a departure from the man burgers we’re used to seeing on the grill.… Continue Reading

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Decoding My Plant Personality + a Traditional Medicinals Giveaway!

Perhaps it’s the 13-year-old Cosmo reader in me, but I love a good personality quiz. I’ve spent hours talking with my girlfriends about my results of this love language assessment, as well as guessing and analyzing the results of every single person I’ve ever dated. Then there was the more highbrow enneagram test, the results of which I found so poignant, I printed out the five page report to give to my therapist. So when Traditional Medicinals sent me their new plant personality test to try my hand at, I was excited to see if the teas I’d been enjoying for years were compatible with my inner herb nerd.… Continue Reading

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The Best Biodynamic and Organic Wines For Under $30

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As I admitted a few weeks ago, one of the results of my month-long sobriety is that I’ve become a bit of a fancy pants when it comes to wine. Since I got back on the sauce, I’ve not only been trying to drink better wines, but also cleaner wines that are responsibly made.

Organic wines have been cropping up more and more these days. These wines are made using organic farming and harvesting practices – no pesticides and such. You’ll notice that wine stores have started putting green tags or labels on some of these bottles. If they don’t, you can simply ask the wine buyer at a store.… Continue Reading

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The 7 Best Healthy Take Out Recipes

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I’m just as prone as most people to the lure of seamless web. Sure, convenience is 50 percent of the battle. But the other half is simply craving-related. I love me some Pad Thai and Fried Rice—they just aren’t things that are usually at the top of my from-scratch cooking list since the alternative can arrive so quickly via bike messenger.

But the biggest incentive to making some of your favorite takeout dishes at home is the health factor. I usually dial back the sugar and add some leafy greens to make the contents of my favorite to-go containers MSG-free and full of nutrients.… Continue Reading

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