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Matcha Green Tea Cocktails to Channel Your Inner Zen Food 

Matcha Green Tea Cocktails to Channel Your Inner Zen

(Foodista) – My habit of sipping green tea began years ago when I lived in Japan. Green tea is the gateway tea to matcha, the more intensely flavored powdered version that’s used in traditional tea ceremonies. Though still used in tea ceremonies to facilitate mindfulness and mental clarity, health enthusiasts have embraced this powerful green dust for its many nutritional benefits, from heart health and cancer fighting abilities to inflammation relief and improved brain function. It may even help you shed those unwanted pounds and boost your metabolism. That alone is enough to make me chug the green stuff all Read More

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An Easy Yogurt Marinated Chicken Recipe with Saffron Rice and Tzatziki Food 

An Easy Yogurt Marinated Chicken Recipe with Saffron Rice and Tzatziki

(Foodista) – It’s always nice to have a variety of easy chicken recipes on hand for those busy weeknights. This recipe is big on flavor and low effort, especially if you use a boxed saffron rice (I prefer to make it from scratch, but when time and energy are concerned a box is just fine). The bold flavors and bright color of this dish are pleasing to both palate and eyes, and it’s a dish everyone in the house will love. If you have the ingredients, mix the chicken with the yogurt marinade in the morning (or even the night Read More

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Pumpkin Cauliflower Risotto and More Delish Dishes to Cook This Weekend Food 

Pumpkin Cauliflower Risotto and More Delish Dishes to Cook This Weekend

(Foodista) – Yesterday it was 83 degrees here in Seattle, today it’s 66 and rainy. Fall is here to stay, but I’m fine with that. I had two beautiful days to wear my summer clothes one last time before I donned by boots and cashmere cardie. Now that the Mother Nature has turned her thermostat down (and we’re cranking ours up) it’s time to tuck into some comforting dishes that warm us from head to toe, heart and soul. Below are 5 dishes that fit the bill, especially if you find yourself asking, “What am I going to make for Read More

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Delicious and Fruity Drinking Vinegars That Are Healthy, Too! Food 

Delicious and Fruity Drinking Vinegars That Are Healthy, Too!

World (Foodista) – Is drinking vinegar the new kombucha? OLITALIA, the Italian manufacturer of oils and vinegar, has recently come out with a new line of drinkable vinegars. Yes, vinegars you can drink, and they are delicious! Like kombucha, these beverages are a perfect balance between sweet and sour, and they’re good for you! They’re made from a blend of concentrated natural  grape juice, Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, apple cider vinegar (which has numerous health benefits), and natural fruit juices (no added sugar). They’re rich in polyphenols (a powerful anti-oxidant that helps fight free radicals), they help support and improve your metabolism, Read More

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A Must-Have Summer Champagne Cocktail Recipe: The French 75 Food 

A Must-Have Summer Champagne Cocktail Recipe: The French 75

(Foodista) – When we travel to New Orleans we always stop in Arnaud’s French 75 Bar for a classic French 75 cocktail, a refreshing combination of Cognac and Champagne with a dash of sweetness and a splash of lemon juice. It’s a drink that cuts the heat and humidity and leaves you refreshed and feeling downright civilized. Arnaud’s is a classic New Orlean’s restaurant that has featured traditional Creole cuisine since 1918, and their vintage bar next-door is where you can enjoy a number of well-made classic cocktails such as the French 75, Sazerac, and Bastille Cup. Though not quite as hot Read More

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Chill Out: 8 Refreshing Cold Soup Recipes for Summer Food 

Chill Out: 8 Refreshing Cold Soup Recipes for Summer

Your Kitchen (Foodista) – When it seems like it can’t get any hotter the last thing you want to do is cook over a hot stove. Chill out this summer and make one (or all!) of these delicious cold soup recipes. Most of them require no cooking, just some slicing and dicing, and they are all nutritious and delicious! Pacific Northwest Crab Gazpacho Recipe Early July is when non-commercial crabbing season opens up here in Seattle, and nearly every weekend we’re out on the water with our pots and bait pulling up gorgeous Dungeness crab. Gazpacho, an easy Spanish tomato-based Read More

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A Guilt-Free Morning Glory Muffin Recipe Featured Food 

A Guilt-Free Morning Glory Muffin Recipe

(Foodista) – The 70s was a time known for hippie foods like GORP (the original trail mix known in its long form as Good Ole Raisin Peanuts), homemade yogurt, and sprouts grown in kitchen windows. My mom embraced the era wholeheartedly. Our family ate French-style yogurt fermented in little electric pots, avocado and sprout sandwiches made on thick slices of seedy homemade bread, and hearty soups like creamy broccoli and cauliflower, which was a common breakfast served alongside open-faced grilled cheese sandwiches sprinkled with garlic salt. Our pockets always contained baggies of GORP to sustain us on long days of Read More

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Dragon Fruit Powered Mermaid Smoothie! Food 

Dragon Fruit Powered Mermaid Smoothie!

World (GREED) – We eat (and drink!) with our eyes, so it’s no wonder a hot pink smoothie adorned with a “mermaid” garnish would appeal to my 6-year-old daughter. This delicious and nutritious smoothie is the creation of Jessica Rosen, a certified holistic health coach and co-founder of Raw Generation. Thanks to the dragon fruit (a brightly colored fruit from Asia), mango and banana, it’s packed with antioxidants that help boost the immune system and beautify the skin. The coconut oil that is also added helps to improve energy, cognitive function, plus a bevy of other nutritional benefits, while Read More

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One-Skillet S’Mores Cookie Cake Recipe Food 

One-Skillet S’Mores Cookie Cake Recipe

(Foodista) – No camping trip is complete without an ooey gooey s’more or two. I love this Dutch oven-baked twist on the classic make-your-own version. Crushed graham crackers are combined with one package of sugar cookie mix, butter, and egg, then baked over a camping stove or fire in a Dutch oven. To finish, chocolate chips and mini marshmallows are melted on top then topped with more crushed graham crackers. Who wouldn’t love a slice of this?! This decadent recipe is from our feature of The Outdoor Adventure Cookbook by Coleman. Get 3 more delicious campfire recipes here, like Canadian Read More

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3 Simple Sweet Treats to Serve Mom This Mother’s Day Food 

3 Simple Sweet Treats to Serve Mom This Mother’s Day

(Foodista) – I read recently that only 4% of mothers want breakfast in bed and preferred instead to go out for brunch. I must be in the 4% as the last thing I want is to be in a frenetically busy restaurant on what should be a day of peaceful pampering. My idea of Mother’s Day is lounging quietly with a nice cup of tea, reading my Kindle and stack of magazines, and noshing on something simple and delightful. I don’t often splurge on sweet things, but Mother’s Day is the no-diet exception. Below are three sweet treats from Bonne Read More

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