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Sugar and Gluten-Free Apple Crisp Recipe

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If you are looking to clean up your holiday diet act, start with the following sugar and gluten-free apple crisp recipe, which will satisfy your taste buds and offer you the crave-worthy texture you seek without compromising your figure.

Homemade apple crisp is a lot like apple pie, only it is with a bit more crunch and a lot easier to put together. It has the ability to make the house smell like an apple orchard, full of warm comfort and holiday cheer. Each bite is a play of …

6 Chic and Simple Thanksgiving Centerpieces (That Won’t Break Your Budget)

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner and with it the holiday season. It’s hard to believe how fast the year has gone by. While we spend at lot of time planning our holiday menus, simple Thanksgiving centerpieces are often an afterthought yet they add so much charm to the meal. And if your meal falls short, at least the table will be pretty.

1. Winter Lush Spread

This centerpiece is simple and can carry you through until Christmas. Simply place pine branches across the table and meticulously add pomegranates, apples, and clementines …

Nourish Your Body and Soul: Plan a Mediterranean Diet Vacation

This photo shows mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, and other Meditterranean diet ingredients

A Greek salad with fresh feta. Grilled lamb chops with bright sprigs of mint. Mussels sautéed with flavorful tomatoes and garlic, partnered with earthy olives and potatoes. Now, picture these Mediterranean diet dishes served against a setting as delicious as the meals themselves: a farm-to-table restaurant overlooking rolling vineyards, a cozy neighborhood trattoria, the dining room of a rustic B&B.

A Mediterranean diet, rich in fruits and vegetables, fish and seafood, olive oil and spices, and red wine, has long been credited …

‘Tis the Season: Vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup Recipe

broccoli soup

‘Tis the season for broccoli, and I couldn’t be more psyched. Broccoli is delicious however it is cooked and offers the much-needed density that a winter diet requires. You never walk away hungry from a broccoli-based dish, and the same goes for this vegan cream of broccoli soup recipe.

The broccoli’s flavor is able to stand out, as the soup only requires a few other ingredients. Normally, cream of broccoli soup requires butter and cream. However, this soup lets the broccoli do the talking and it only has good …

Link Love: A ‘Normal’ Barbie + Unraveling Sweaters + Conscious Men’s Fashion


This week’s Link Love, we get a glimpse of what kids think of a ‘real’ Barbie doll, the Unravel project that takes apart sweaters, literally, a zero-waste restaurant, gorgeous men’s fashion and more!

You need to see these second graders handle the “normal” Barbie doll. [via Cosmopolitan]

Dutch artists unravel sweaters. It’s kinda freaky.  [via Ecouterre]

Chicago is home to an inspiring zero-waste restaurant. [via Eat Drink Better]

This new film exposes the cruel deportation of Mexican-Americans and what happens when they’re on the other side of the fence with nowhere …

A Vegan and Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe to Make You Thankful

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Next week, you’ll likely be walking away from the Thanksgiving dinner table hunched over, filled to the brim with delicious seasonal dishes like turkey, bread stuffing, creamy green beans and sweet potato casserole. However, despite the holiday’s reputation as a jaunt to calorie town, there are ways to tweak traditional Thanksgiving dishes so that they continue to comfort not only your seasonal hunger pangs but also your conscience.

Take the sweet potato casserole – this dish is a fixture at the winter holiday table. Despite its sweet potato base, …

Food Should Taste Good, So Why Do Looks Trump Quality? Foodie Underground


Column Food should taste good, shouldn’t it? So why don’t we buy the good stuff?

Peruse your average grocery store and take a look at the fruits and vegetables. Everything is perfectly sized and colored. The apples are bright red and green, the potatoes all similarly oblong and the heads of lettuce without a trace of dirt or defect.

Bite into one of these products though and chances are they’ll be bland. The perfect example of course is your average out of season tomato versus an heirloom variety at the end of summer. Bright …

Do You Really Know Enough About Genetically Modified Food?


Genetically modified food is a hot button issue. But state labeling bills keep failing to pass. Could it be that we’re not as informed about the issue as we think? 

While Oregon is still counting ballots from the vote earlier this month that was favored to win, Colorado’s GMO labeling ballot initiative lost by a landslide. Much of that has to do with the millions of dollars spent by Big Food and Ag to defeat the measure. But we can’t blame them entirely, can we?

A few weeks ago while shopping at my local …