Once cold weather sets in for good, all I want for breakfast is oatmeal. Whether stovetop or baked, a hearty bowl is a great way to start a chilly day. Oftentimes, It can keep you warm well into your busy morning, and you can stay just as full right up through lunch. But I also love the added texture that oats can bring to a host of nutritious breakfast faves, from pancakes to muffins. It has so many wonderful uses! So if you're an oatmeal lover too, click through for 7 healthy breakfast recipes starring fruit and oats! -By Brooklyn Supper
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- Babble.com | Shine Food – Mon, Dec 9, 2013 2:12 PM EST
Once cold weather sets in for good, all I want for breakfast is oatmeal. Whether stovetop or baked, a hearty bowl is a great way to start a chilly day. Oftentimes, It can keep you warm well into your busy morning, and you can stay just as full right up through lunch. But I also love the added texture that oats can bring to a host of nutritious breakfast faves, from pancakes to muffins. It has so many wonderful uses! So if you're an oatmeal lover too, click through for 7 healthy breakfast recipes starring fruit and oats! -By Brooklyn SupperRead More »from Amazing Grains: 7 Healthy Breakfast Recipes Starring Fruit and Oats
Try this moisturizing, softening and tightening scrub that will help you exfoliate your skin at home!
This hydrating, nourishing skin scrub is great for your face and other areas (like elbows) where dry winter skin is a problem.Ingredients
Mix all the ingredients together.Print
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Use this banana face exfoliating mask recipe to gently ease the damage winter does to your skin.
Mush up two overripe bananas.Benefits
Add a little honey.
Add 1/2 a cup of uncooked oatmeal.
Leave on your face for 10 minutes.
This will gently exfoliate your face to brighten your complexion. Banana has vitamins A and E which are both beneficial.Print
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- Martha Stewart | Shine Food – Sun, Dec 8, 2013 1:01 PM EST
Too often winter begins with a sniffle, peaks with a holiday hangover, and ends with the blues. Not this year! Here's what you can eat, take, and do to stay healthy all season.
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Indoor air breeds colds and coughs, but common-sense therapies -- like eating fruits and veggies and scrubbing hands clean -- are still the most effective way to keep germs at bay this winter.
Studies have shown that green tea (steeped 3 to 5 minutes) is the best food source of catechins, plant compounds that halt oxidative damage to cells. Flavor it with fresh, anti-inflammatory ginger and pomegranate for an extra nutrient punch.
Green Tea with Lemon and Pomegranate
2 teaspoons green tea (or 2 tea bags)
2 cups boiling water
2 thin slices smashed ginger
1 to 2 lemon wedges
1/4 cup lightly crushed pomegranate seeds
2 tablespoons honey or to taste
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- Martha Stewart | Shine Food – Sun, Dec 8, 2013 1:01 PM EST
Whether poured from a packet or ladled lovingly from the stove, hot cocoa's a hug in a mug. But why settle for the store-bought stuff when homemade is this quick -- and this delicious? These dark, white and milk chocolate peanut butter versions will make you a convert. Just know you'll have a hard time going back to those freeze-dried marshmallows.
Milk Chocolate and Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa
2 cups whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
5 ounces milk chocolate, chopped (about 1 cup)
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1. Warm milk and cream in a medium saucepan over a medium-low heat. Add chocolate, and whisk until melted and combined. Continue to warm mixture until thick, about 5 minutes. Whisk in peanut butter until smooth.
White-Chocolate Hot Cocoa with Coconut and Rum
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1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1 cup heavy cream
5 ounces white chocolate, chopped (about 1 cup)
- Martha Stewart | Shine Food – Sat, Dec 7, 2013 11:46 AM EST
Chocolate-Chunk Cookies with Almonds
This recipe for chocolate-chunk almond cookies uses heart-healthy canola oil instead of butter, and brown rice syrup -- which is absorbed more slowly by the body and can decrease blood-sugar spikes -- instead of brown sugar.
1 cup whole-wheat flour, spooned and leveled
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
1/2 cup oat flour, spooned and leveled
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup brown-rice syrup
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tablespoon water
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
7 ounces bittersweet chocolate (70 percent cacao), coarsely chopped
1 cup natural almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped
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Try this burger tonight - any cook can tackle this simple recipe!Shutterstock.com
If you're looking for a fun meal that anyone can cook (even your significant other who claims they can't boil water), you've found it. This burger will have everyone asking for seconds, and it's sure to please even the most picky eaters.
1 pound ground chicken
1/2 cup crumbled bleu cheese
1/4 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
1/4 cup hot sauce, your choice
1 handful chopped green onion
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt and pepper for seasoning
4 whole wheat hamburger buns
Non-stick spray or pan for cooking
Gently mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl by hand.
Separate into 4 equal patties and grill in a non-stick pan (or in a pan sprayed with non-stick spray) over medium heat for 4-5 minutes per side.
Serve on toasted hamburger buns with your favorite toppings, such as lettuce, tomato, and onion!
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Try Bethenny's Healthy Pad Thai recipe for a quick and easy dinner that will have you tossing your takeout menus in the trash!Shutterstock.com
Try this Pad Thai for a quick and easy comfort food dish.
Makes 4 servings
1 package of Asian rice noodles
1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon chili paste
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon fish sauce
1/2 teaspoon honey, warmed so it is soft
1/2 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped cashews
Cook and drain the rice noodles according to the package directions. Set aside.
In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, garlic, chili paste, ginger, fish sauce, honey, lime juice, sesame oil, salt, and pepper. Whisk until blended and pour over noodles. Toss to coat, top with cilantro and cashews.
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Photo by: Natural Machines
If you've heard about the brave new world of of 3D printing, you know that the technology will eventually be able to fabricate everything from musical instruments to clothing to body parts with the touch of a button (well, maybe it's a touch more complicated than that). Now, Barcelona-based startup Natural Machines has invented a printer to satisfy and sate rather than shock and awe: The Foodini.
The Foodini (the name derived from a combo and food and genie), is a food "printer" that aims to eliminate the laboriousness of making a meal and thus promote home cooking in a world where people eat too much pre-packaged and processed food, according to Lynette Kucsma, Natural Machines co-founder and chief marketing officer. "The hardest part of cooking is assembling the food," she tells Yahoo Shine. By streamlining the process, Kucsma explains, cooking can be simpler. The user preps the fresh ingredients, loads them into Foodini’s food capsules, and watches the machine work its magic byRead More »from 3D Printer Makes Perfectly Symmetrical Pizza
- The Bethenny Show | Shine Food – Fri, Dec 6, 2013 5:43 PM EST
You know what always happens during the holidays: treats are everywhere and you think: "Since I've had one, I should go ahead and eat them all." This is when it gets out of control. There is no need to treat the holidays differently than the rest of the year, but do have a strategy for handling them.
My advice to you is to enjoy the holidays and don't stress over food!Shutterstock.com
Try these simple and mindful tips to avoid going overboard this holiday season:
1. Pack one or two healthy snacks
Pack one or two healthy snacks to bring to the office so you won't be so tempted by the pile of cookies in the kitchen.
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Sample everything you want and choose the dishes that are most meaningful, don't just take a roll because it's in front of you. Approach holiday buffets with the idea of sampling anything you want. A bite here and a nibble there will allow you to try everything being offered, without settling on one huge mound of any single
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