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High-Fructose Corn Syrup Contributes to Weight Gain

High-Fructose Corn Syrup Contributes to Weight Gain

If you haven’t been reading your food labels regularly now is the time to start.  A recent study by Princeton University research team has shown that all sweeteners are not created equally when considering how they affect your weight.  Lab rats that had access to high-fructose corn syrup gained significantly more weight than those with [...]

Tangy Lemon Pepper Shrimp with Broccoli

Tangy Lemon Pepper Shrimp with Broccoli

Looking for a quick, nutritious and easy meal? This is a healthy recipe to make when you are short on time. Yummy shrimp and broccoli combined in an easy recipe the whole family will enjoy. Ingredients 1 (12 oz) package SeaPak® Shrimp Scampi - Butter and Garlic, frozen 1/2 lb angel hair pasta, dry 1 package (10 oz) broccoli (no [...]

Sante Fe Shrimp Salad for a Great Lenten Meal

Sante Fe Shrimp Salad for a Great Lenten Meal

This is a great recipe for a shrimp salad Sante Fe style.  It’s perfect for any time of the year but for Lent it can’t be beat.  Simple to make. Ingredients 1 package (12 oz) Seapak® Shrimp Scampi - Butter and Garlic, frozen1/2 can black beans, rinsed and drained 1/2 can corn 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped 1 medium [...]

Garlicky Shrimp Scampi from Williams Sonoma

Garlicky Shrimp Scampi from Williams Sonoma

In Italy, scampi are shrimplike crustaceans known elsewhere as Dublin Bay prawns or langoustines. American cooks use the same term to describe sautéed jumbo shrimp in a buttery, white wine sauce. This version is more garlicky and saucy than most, and is delicious served over pasta, rice, or even grits. Jumbo or extra-large shrimp, 11⁄2 [...]

Foods To Help Beat The Winter Blues

Foods To Help Beat The Winter Blues

In the winter when the cold weather blows in, you might find it hard to motivate yourself to get out of bed or even leave the house. Shorter winter days also mean less sunlight every day and sunlight helps us feel wide-awake. You might be experiencing a winter slump and a drop-off in energy levels like many other people. And when lacking in [...]

10 Foods That Help Keep Arteries Clean & Flexible

10 Foods That Help Keep Arteries Clean & Flexible

Arteries are blood vessels that transport oxygen and nutrients from your heart to the entire length of your body.  For this process to occur, however, your arteries need to be flexible, strong, elastic and clear of any deposits. But arteries have to be kept in good shape because deposits of fatty substances, cholesterol, calcium and [...]

Yummy Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe

Yummy Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe

If you are looking to make a really yummy and healthy soup, try this easy recipe for Carrot Ginger soup. Ingredients: 6 organic carrots 1 medium organic onion 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon sea salt 6 inch piece fresh ginger Parsley to garnish Directions: -Wash, peel, and cut [...]

Healthful Eating During the Holiday Season

Healthful Eating During the Holiday Season

It’s beginning to look and feel a lot like the holiday season! With celebrations of all sorts just around the corner many people find themselves asking, how do you balance healthful eating with all the tempting treats and fun foods? Here are some tips to keep up healthful habits but also enjoy your holiday favorites. Add color to your [...]

Easy Sandtart Cookie Recipe Is Our Favorite Christmas Cookie Tradition

Easy Sandtart Cookie Recipe Is Our Favorite Christmas Cookie Tradition

Ever since I was a little girl, we have been making sandtarts for the Christmas holidays.  This is such a tradition that it just wouldn't seem like Christmas without sandtarts.  In case you aren't familiar with this cookie, it is one of the easiest recipes for cookies with only 4 ingredients.  It is actually the only cookie recipe I can [...]

Yummy Shortbread Cookies

Yummy Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread cookies are a favorite any time of the year.  But we like to think of these buttery cookies as holiday treats since this is when we usually make them.  This is a very easy recipe and you only mix the ingredients with your hands,  so it’s also a fun recipe for kids to help with … provided they wash their hands first, of [...]

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