The light floral and citrus of white balsamic vinaigrette is a fresh alternative to the pungent flavor of traditional balsamic vinegar dressings.

This 1 dressing will make you love every salad

The light floral and citrus of white balsamic vinaigrette is a fresh alternative to the pungent flavor of traditional balsamic vinegar dressings. I didn’t need the scale to tell me I gained weight on vacation. I knew my daily activities were not going to balance the extra treats I enjoyed. While packing my suitcase I decided I would stick to…

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How two days, viewing commercial beef production, transformed me from distrusting consumer to unapologetic supporter of how beef is processed.

How beef is processed: A skeptic’s journey to learn more

This content was sponsored by the Washington State Beef Commission. The observations and conclusions are entirely my own. We love stories. A compelling story inspires or moves its audience. Until recently, the story of big business and the food industry left me with feelings of distrust toward commercial agricultural and particularly how beef is processed. But a story does not need…

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How to cut a watermelon with no mess!

Watermelon is a fun and healthy summer food that both kids and parents can enjoy together. Cut into small cubes it becomes a simple refreshing snack or dessert. But – Cutting watermelon is a hassle! Cutting a whole melon takes time, sticky juice puddles on the counter and the floor, and you need to have a place to pile the empty…

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Quick and easy bacon-pea gnocchi is healthy weeknight comfort food the whole family will love. Enjoy as side dish or a meal unto itself.

Bacon-Pea Gnocchi Skillet

Quick and easy bacon-pea gnocchi is healthy weeknight comfort food the whole family will love. Enjoy as side dish or a meal unto itself. Brains love repetition. This is why it is easy to fall into a rut but takes a purposeful effort to get back out. Intentional or not, you probably have a regular rotation of meals. The exact…

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Faith is an essential part of making a fundamental life change, such as losing weight and keeping it off but you must back it up with specific action.

No prayer will make you thin but faith in action can

Truly prayer changes things, yet, lasting personal transformation does not come from faith alone – we must also put our faith into action. Faith is not magic Every night from age 12 through high school, my bedtime prayer was to grow two feet overnight and wake-up height/weight proportionate. Then I prayed my obesity would be linked to a medical finding –…

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