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How to Make Healthier Versions of Your Favorite Fast Food

Swearing off fast food is easy for some. For others, the siren call of Taco Bell is almost irresistible, and the light of the Golden Arches beckons us like moths

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A History of Detox Juices and How to Make Them

It’s that time of year again when we commit to a fresh batch of resolutions that are essentially commitments to live healthier, happier, more fulfilling lives. It’s hard to say in

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How to Survive the Whole30 Challenge and Live to Tell the Tale

You’ve most likely heard the term “Whole30” or know someone who’s risen to the challenge. Created by a pair of nutritionists in 2009, it’s a month-long program that involves eliminating

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How to Cook Quinoa

Nutty and often chewy after it’s cooked, The Almighty Quinoa has probably appeared on your radar in the last decade, and you even know how to pronounce it (KEEN-wah). The

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How to Host a Spa Lunch to Kick Off a Healthy New Year

The holidays are a time of indulgence but they can also be a time of reflection and self-care where intentions are set to lay the foundation for a vibrant and

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How to Stick to Healthy Eating Resolutions for the New Year

New year, new me. It’s a popular mantra that we all tell ourselves going into a new year—vowing that this will finally be the year we’ll actually stick to our

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How to Cook with Champagne and Sparkling Wine

Too much Champagne? Ahh yes, that age-old dilemma of the working class. It is, perhaps, a problem we long for rather than one we actually negotiate on a regular basis,

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How to Open a Bottle of Champagne

The loud pop and the flying cork are not the goals.

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Five Easy Ways to Eat Less Meat in the New Year

Yes, we know: Hamburgers taste sooooo good. Unfortunately, according to recent reports—including one prominently published in the journal Science—it seems that going meatless might be not only the best thing

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How to Plan a New Year’s Eve Party on a Budget

Uber surges, triple digit cover charges, cheap Champagne bars,  and dance floors packed with guys named Trent. Oh and “where the &#@! did Liz just go?!”  I think that we

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How to Host a New Year’s Hangover Brunch Party

Chances are, you’ll wake up on the morning (or, let’s be honest, afternoon) of Jan. 1 with either a splitting headache, unquenchable thirst, or a bout of mild—or not so

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How to Bake Three Amazing Pies in One Morning

“Why don’t we just bake all three pies ourselves?” asked my beau. I paused in the middle of my panic attack. My brother, who was hosting Thanksgiving dinner, requested that

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How To Host Afternoon Tea Service In Your Living Room

There’s no question the Brits and British luxury hotels like Claridge’s and The Goring perfected afternoon tea service, a tradition that evolved in England after Anna, the Duchess of Bedford,

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How to Host a Bangin’ BBQ Christmas

If you’re like us and you take food at WAY more than face value, then you probably consider it as much a part of Christmas as the gift-giving, song-singing, and

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Go Beyond Boring Cheese Boards This Holiday Season with These Festive Ideas

We’re all social butterflies during the holiday season. You get to wear some killer looks and indulge in all that is festive and delicious. These cheese platters are a fast

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How to Make Christmas Sangria

For those who are wondering if a pitcher of sangria deserves a spot at the holiday table, let me ask you this: Wine not? Though the Spanish and Portuguese drink

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Eating Your Christmas Tree: How to Cook with Pine Needles

The spirit of the Christmas holiday season can be reflected in the life of the Christmas tree; anticipation slowly builds searching for the tree with just the right shape and

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How to Make a Flaming Holiday Punch Bowl

Nothing says “party” like a big, festive bowl of punch. But, if you want to turn the “holiday cheer” up to 11, you’re going to need something even more spectacular:

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How to Make Cheese Balls That Will Wow Your Next Holiday Party

The mid-century design theme is currently taking over our offices, homes, and television sets. Our nostalgic craving for the swinging decades of yesterday moves from aesthetics and programming to cuisine

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How to Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas Without Candles

There’s nothing quite like cozying up by the fire with a good book and a warm cup of cocoa. However, since I’m living in a Brooklyn apartment that might actually

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How to Cook Christmas Dinner for 6 on a $75 Budget

You’re on a tight budget. You don’t have to be a Scrooge about it and forgo a nice meal for your close family and maybe a friend or two. Cooking

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