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What we eat and drink strongly impacts our mood, energy levels, and health. Choosing delicious, healthy foods can boost metabolism, raise happy emotions, and even ward off disease. From wine reviews to beer recommendations, from wonderful recipes to healthy advice, our BellaOnline editors are here to help!

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Cempasúchil - Marigold Salsa and Chicken
Mexican Food - Mickey Marquez, Editor

Savory and floral, the promise of the Mexican marigold is to wake the dead; but sometimes the senses of the living could use a little enticing as well. This is a simple version of a traditional sauce that customarily is tweaked according to each cook's personal taste and style.

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Finger Lakes Wine and Dr Konstantin Frank
Wine - Peter F May, Editor

Dr Frank proved that classic vinifera wine grapes could succeed in the cold of north east America. 'Finger Lakes Wine and the Legacy of Dr Konstantin Frank' by Tom Russ is primarily the biography of Dr Frank, and his family from before his birth to after his death in 1985.

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Minty Thai Shrimp Curry Recipe
Indian Food - Sadhana Ginde, Editor

I am a big fan of both shrimp and Thai food - so this delicious dish was an absolute no brainer for me. It has a lovely depth of flavor combining tender, succulent shrimp with coconut milk, fresh mint and basil leaves too. Feel free to make the dish as mild or as spicy as you like.

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Berbere Seasoning Ideas
Sandwiches - Connie Mistler Davidson, Editor

In my kitchen, except for salt, truffle salt, pepper, and Lawry's Seasoned Salt, Berbere Seasoning is my favorite seasoning. It doesn't just add heat to whatever you sprinkle it over, it adds a delicious and delicate flavor. Here are some ways to use Berbere Seasoning.

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Stuff Every Cook Should Know Book Review
Quick Cooking - Karen Hancock, Editor

Everyone wants to save time in the kitchen, and this little book has enough hints and hows to insure everyone's kitchen experiences are productive. There is good information for all cooks from beginners to advanced.

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Slow Cooker Halloween Pudding Recipe
Desserts - Karen Hancock, Editor

While fresh ingredients are always best, this pudding is a good way to use up stale ingredients that have been lost somewhere in the far reaches of your pantry. It's quick, easy, and cheap.

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Playing at Work
Etiquette - Lisa Plancich, Editor

Hanging out with co-workers outside of the office can enhance the working environment. Keep in mind, however, that you will see them at your place of work again tomorrow.

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China Loves British Tea, How Ironic
Tea - Mary Caliendo, Editor

The influx of British tea consumption among the Chinese discussed.

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Gluten-free Un Macaroni and Cheese
Gluten-Free - Gillian London-Scianna, Editor

Grown up, sophisticated and Gluten-free. This dish is perfect... served with a great salad and a nice crisp white wine -- you have a grown up meal that is fun to eat.

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Spicy Tofu Salad Recipe
Chinese Food - Lila Voo, Editor

A delicious mix of baby and romaine lettuces, mushrooms and green onions is topped with lightly fried, spicy pieces of tofu. Served with a spicy Asian dressing, this tofu salad makes the perfect lunch.

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Drinking Water Key to Weight Loss
Low Carb - Lisa Shea, Editor

We all know how important it is to drink water when exercising. But do you realize even just sitting at a desk or on a couch you should be regularly drinking water as well?

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Roasted Red Potato, Bacon & Egg Salad Recipe
Home Cooking - Allyson Elizabeth D´Angelo, Editor

Switching up the dressing on a potato salad a little to amuse the palate as well as adding a little garden-fresh celery and green onions for a little crunch, along with lip-smacking bacon and eggs - c'mon, what's not to love!

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Roasted Corn and Red Pepper Salad Recipe
Holiday/Seasonal Cooking - Allyson Elizabeth D´Angelo, Editor

My Roasted Corn and Red Pepper Salad recipe is easy to make and full of flavor. I use fresh corn kernels which are slightly roasted and add aromatics that will make your taste buds go crazy! This is ideal as a side for cookouts or indoors with practically anything you wish. Enjoy!

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Light & Healthy Southwestern Coleslaw Recipe
American Regional Cuisine - Allyson Elizabeth D´Angelo, Editor

Are you looking for a lighter, healthier slaw version? If so, you have to try my Light & Healthy Southwestern Coleslaw recipe. It's packed with fresh ingredients, a light vinaigrette with a little hint of of the southwest. This easy to make slaw is mildly spicy, crunchy, flavorful and low cal!

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Budweiser Attacks Craft Beer
Beer and Brewing - Carolyn Smagalski, Editor

I had an Italian friend who once shared a fable with me. I’d like to share it with you ... Once upon a time, there was a snake who lived among the fall leaves, rocks and grasses in a large field by a river.

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Arrosto - Italian Pot Roast Recipe
Italian Food - Cinzia Aversa, Editor

Arrosto di carne, Italian for pot roast, can be prepared also on the stove top using a large pot or a Dutch oven.

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Blueberry Smoothie Recipe
Healthy Foods - Megan Mignot, Editor

Here's a tasty way to enjoy the benefits of blueberries!

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Authentic Southwestern Fajitas Recipe
Southern Cooking - Cati Arcuri, Editor

Fajitas don't come to mind as traditional Southern food, but they do hail from the American Southwest. Juicy, marinated strips of meat grilled to perfection, wrapped in warm tortillas and served with fresh salsa, lime and guacamole...a perfect meal any day of the year.

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Cheerleader Theme Party Ideas
Party Planning - Shalia Hayes , Editor

Here's a birthday celebration that will leave everyone cheering! Girls love to imagine themselves cheering their team to victory. Pom poms rustling, cheers being chanted, and spirit in the air! So what a great idea for a birthday party, a cheerleading theme!

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Freezer Drinks
Cocktails - Sandy Hemphill, Editor

Some cocktails are best served very cold. Freezer cold. Martini, anyone? These are serious cocktails you can make right in the liquor bottle. Store them in the freezer for a quick individual cocktail and, prepped in advance as they are, they make easy work of serving a party crowd.

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Red curried Duck
Thai Food - Mary-Anne Durkee, Editor

One of my favourite Thai Curries that is perfect for family and friends. The exotic Thai Flavoursl meld with fresh pineapple and duck. I have used French style Canard Confit with rave reviews!



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Simple Delicious Italian Recipes
Simple Delicious Italian Recipes. Authentic Italian recipes easy to follow and simple to prepare, written by Cinzia Aversa, Italian Food Editor at BellaOnline.com. A perfect gift idea for any Italian food lover.


Giada´s Kitchen
In this book each recipe is a burst of taste, colors and combination of flavors; the instructions are really easy to follow for anyone, and the final result of virtually every dish is presented in a beautiful arrangement of photographs.


Lidia´s Italy
A great Italian cooking book, with a diverse selection of Italian recipes that will takes the readers on a journey through some of the most beautiful areas of Italy and their grand culinary traditions.



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