Recipes of the Week: Summertime Snacks!

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Summertime Shrimp Summertime just calls out for shrimp. And corn. And you can cook them both in the same pot! Fresh ears of corn only need three minutes of cooking time — any more than that, and they’ll be mushy instead of appealingly crisp. That three-minute window is perfect for shrimp, too, although you may […]

12 Tips To Have An Amazing Barbecue

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Serious grillers are always looking for ways to take it to the next level. Here are 12 tips to help make an average barbecue amazing. Learn more grilling tips and join the Grillerhood. 1. Choose your cut of meat wisely There’s a big difference in the quality of cuts of meat. The meat industry gives […]

7 Cute Outfits That You Can Only Wear From August Through October

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Here’s what to wear during those finicky-weather months. You know what I mean – during August, September, and even October, when the temperatures resemble something like this: It’s hot! Is that rain? Ugh, it’s so cold! Wait, hot again? Source: atlantic-pacific.blogspot.com via Blair on Pinterest Outfit Idea #1. Try a lightweight maxi skirt, chambray button […]

Water (Jala) in a Pitta Time

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The water (jala) element plays a significant role in the Ayurvedic system during the summer season to balance the intensity of fire (agni) which can be transformative or fierce. Water is considered a balancing, cooling, calming force, essential to maintain our health, longevity, and juicy tissues. If you get overexposed to the fire element in […]

Hot Summer, Cool Dogs

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Summer is bearing down on the east coast at full steam ahead. The unrelenting heat and humidity have all of us, dogs included, looking for ways to keep cool. Here are my cooling suggestions for your dog, courtesy of Ben, the Border Collie. Cool in the pool The photo above shows Ben taking a dip […]

Portobello Mushroom Burgers

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Portobello Mushroom Burgers make a great summer dish. They’re great for a BBQ, but they can also be done in a cast iron frying pan (that way you get the tasty looking grill lines). My grandmother was a very old-school, European lady who grew up on meat and potatoes. After a lengthy stay in the […]

Sunscreen: New Rules to Play By

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Summer’s on the horizon. It’s time to ask yourself, “Should I splurge on the SPF 100 to get extra protection? And, how much extra protection am I really getting?” Our experts agree: sunscreen labels can be confusing and at times misleading. But soon new rules will be in place to help you understand exactly what […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Excited for Spring & Summer!

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Let’s face it, unless you are a world class skier or snowboarder, the winter months just aren’t as fun. What I really love is when the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and the world just seems so much more alive. It can be such a drag to work out […]

“The Clean 15″ – 15 Foods That Don’t Need to Be Organic

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Kick your healthy new year off with good news about some of your favorite conventional fruits and vegetables! When you hit the grocery store this week be sure to fill your shopping cart with nutrient dense “power produce.” Read all about it: The Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Shoppers Guide to Pesticides discusses fruits and vegetables that are […]

Transition from Summer Beauty to Fall Fierceness in No Time

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Summer beauty and makeup is all about less is more. You spend most of your time out in the sun and by the pool (if you’re lucky!) where you don’t need to wear a lot of makeup. We’ve all seen that girl that has a caked on face in 90 degree weather…. it ain’t pretty. […]