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Massaging Kale, Fair Trade Chocolate, and the French Kitchen: A Short Quest in Sugar Detox

Posted about 1 year ago by Jennifer D

Posted in Cooking, Garden and Home, eBooks and Audiobooks, History and Politics and Outdoors, Sports and Travel | Tagged with child labor, cookbooks, detoxification, fair trade, French Cooking, human trafficking, natural foods, nutrition, slavery - history, sugar, sugar - health aspects, sugar - history, sugar detox and sugar-free diet

Ever think about giving up sugar? Okay, I’m here for you. For your entertainment, I decided that the only way I could begin to tackle this subject, was to give up sugar myself.

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The Paleo Diet: A Whole Foods Approach to Better Health

Posted about 1 year ago by Amber B

Posted in Cooking, Garden and Home and Outdoors, Sports and Travel | Tagged with cookbooks, cooking - natural foods, dairy-free, gluten-free, gluten-free diet - recipes, grain-free, high protein diet - recipes, low carb diet - recipes, nutrition, Paleo, paleo diet, Prehistoric peoples -- Nutrition, primal, quick and easy cooking, snack foods, snacks, wellness and whole foods

Learn more about the Paleo diet and explore a variety of cookbooks from Paleo basics, to cuisine for the discerning foodie.

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November Thankful Reads

Posted about 1 year ago by Amy H

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Cooking, Garden and Home, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with anecdotes, celebrations, cookbooks, desserts, dinners, entertaining, families, family, friendship, gluten-free, gratitude, handicraft, happiness, holiday decorations, holidays, nutrition, Paleo, personal narratives, recipes, relationships, seasonal cooking, thankfulness and Thanksgiving

Whether or not one chooses to gorge on Thanksgiving, fall is a fantastic time to reflect upon the importance of gratitude in our lives.

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June is National Fruit and Vegetable Month

Posted about 1 year ago by April S

Posted in Cooking, Garden and Home, eBooks and Audiobooks, New: Books and Movies and Outdoors, Sports and Travel | Tagged with beverages, cookbooks, detoxification, fruits, gardening, healthy eating, juices, juicing, natural foods, nutrition, recipes, smoothies, vegetables and veggies

We all know fruits and veggies are good for us. Explore ways to get more of them into your diet.

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Soup's On: Delicious Broths, Soups, Chowders and Stews

Posted over 2 years ago by April S

Posted in Cooking, Garden and Home, eBooks and Audiobooks, Nonfiction, Outdoors, Sports and Travel and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with broth, chili, chowders, cookbooks, detox, dieting, nutrition, recipes, soups, stews, stocks and vegetarian cooking

January is National Soup Month and we have a variety of resources to help you celebrate! We have cookbooks to inspire your next cooking adventure - broths, soups, stews, chowders and chili.

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New Year, New You

Posted over 2 years ago by Amy H

Posted in Cooking, Garden and Home, eBooks and Audiobooks, Movies and Music, Outdoors, Sports and Travel and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with beauty, diet, eVideo, exercise, health, meditation, mind-body, mindfulness, nutrition, psychology, resolutions, streaming video, stress management, weight-loss, wellness and Yoga

No resolutions necessary! You can always work on improving (fill in the lifestyle issue of your choice); it just takes a bit of time and baby steps in the right direction. Here are some titles that will help.

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