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February 2012

Necktie
Photo by karsten.planz

1) What Health Dangers Lurk in Your Closet? (High heels, tight jeans, stilettos, thongs, neckties, earrings) Keep reading…

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Curry Apricot Chicken Salad

February 24, 2012

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I first tried a similar salad at Urban Fare. It was delicious, minus the crappy canola mayonnaise. This recreation uses homemade olive oil mayo and, of course, way more curry :)

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15 Uses for Coconut Oil

February 23, 2012

coconuts-drying
Photo by ossington

It’s remarkable how many uses coconut oil has, and not just in the kitchen. If you’ve never used coconut oil, or can only think of one use for it, this list might surprise you. On the other hand, if you’re a seasoned coconut oil user, share what else you use it for, in the comments. There are many ways to reap the benefits of coconut oil, here are 15:

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Wheat-Field
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If you’re in the United States, not much. Americans are still waiting for Gluten-Free labeling rules to be implemented by the FDA. The FDA proposed that, just like in Canada, a food product could only labeled gluten-free if doesn’t exceed 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten. But these labeling rules have not yet been adopted, even though it’s been 4 years since the FDA first proposed them. This means that if you buy a product labeled gluten-free in the US, it’s anyone’s best guess as to how much gluten it actually contains. Keep reading…

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Babyccinos: Coffee for Babies

February 21, 2012

Photo by maywong_photos


“Babyccinos” made headlines
last week as the latest hip trend in Brooklyn – coffee shops serving up cutesy beverages, “babyccinos”, to children. After which, the story seems to have gone in two separate directions. One is a debate (ranging from outrage to indifference) and the other is denial. An ABC journalist tried to cover the story only to conclude that there was no story – the coffee shop owners denied the trend, saying they weren’t really selling many of these kid drinks. Is that really true? After all, maybe some café owners didn’t want throngs of angry parents boycotting their shops? In fact, one of the café owners in the original article admitted that she doesn’t allow her own two kids have the “faux-adult beverages”. Other newspapers have confirmed more occurrences of these “babyccinos”, so lets get back to feeding babies coffee. And let’s start with what the heck a babyccino actually is. Keep reading…

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