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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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Irish Curd Tart Recipe
Desserts - Karen Hancock, Editor

This delicious tart is perfect to serve on St. Patrick's Day or after any Irish meal. It's not too sweet, and is similar to a cheesecake with a very different, yet pleasant texture.

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Foodimentary Book Review
Quick Cooking - Karen Hancock, Editor

Love Trivia? If you like learning about food, you'll love this fascinating book. The recipes are easy to follow and perfect for celebrating a holiday every day of the year.

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Dali Thoi Recipe
Indian Food - Sadhana Ginde, Editor

This simple coastal Maharashtrian/Konkani dal dish is both easy to prepare and absolutely delicious. In fact, Dali Thoi is always requested and made on a weekly basis in my house.

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Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Cooking for Kids - Kymberly A. Morgan, Editor

Here's a recipe that is sure to be a huge hit in your home, but without the guilt of sugar, fake sweeteners, or extra calories! If you love pumpkin, you'll love this! It doesn't need to be Fall to enjoy the taste of pumpkin pie! Share it with a friend!

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Double Chocolate Cookie Review
Chocolate - Brandii Lacey, Editor

Delicious, double chocolate cookies are made easy, thanks to a boxed cookie mix that only requires three ingredients!

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Pumpernickel Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe
Sandwiches - Connie Mistler Davidson, Editor

Sometimes, I want a full-flavored hearty sandwich, something with Old World comfort. That’s when I turn to this delicious sandwich. It has a rich crunch and ingredients that satisfy my need for real food.

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Chinese New Year (Year of the Dog) Biscuit Recipe
Chinese Food - Lila Voo, Editor

Celebrate Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dog, with these fun Dog shaped biscuits. Unique, and super easy to make, these Year of the Dog biscuits are sure to be a fun addition to any Chinese New Year dinner.

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Mexican Crema and Salsa en Polvo
Mexican Food - Mickey Marquez, Editor

Stunning results in the kitchen require the right ingredients. Sourcing ingredients for Mexican food ranges from super easy to super hard. Here are two solutions that pay big dividends in final results. Two essential Mexican condiments: "salsa en polvo," or powdered salsa, and Mexican crema.

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Assam Tea and Endangered Indian Elephants
Tea - Mary Caliendo, Editor

The discussion of the changing landscape in Assam India and the encroachment of the Indian elephant is discussed

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Gifts and Thank You Notes
Etiquette - Lisa Plancich, Editor

If you are debating whether or not you should make the effort to send a written note of thanks for a gift you received, you really need to send one.

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Carb Charts - Low Carb Reference Book
Low Carb - Lisa Shea, Editor

When you're out and about, and you lose internet access, do you wish you could still know the carb value in the food you're thinking about ordering? This 92 page carb chart book keeps you on a healthy path.

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Gluten-Free Sweet Spot Cookies
Gluten-Free - Gillian London-Scianna, Editor

These cookies are the perfect addition to the upcoming Fall season. Perfectly balanced in every way.

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Low Fat Healthy Tortilla Lentil Soup Recipe
Home Cooking - Allyson Elizabeth D´Angelo, Editor

Soup is an awesome way to make a nutritious meal with little or no fuss involved. Dried lentils cook up faster than most legumes and contain ample protein for this soup to be a meatless recipe. With the addition of tomatoes, onions, garlic and aromatic herbs, this soup is healthy and delicious!

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Callaway Winery Temecula CA
Wine - Peter F May, Editor

When Peter F May visited Callaway Vineyards and Winery in 2002 it was the largest winery in in California’s Temecula Valley. Now under private ownership it is a small boutique operation hand making quality wines. Peter took a tour.

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Toasted Coconut Macaroon Cookie Recipe
Holiday/Seasonal Cooking - Allyson Elizabeth D´Angelo, Editor

If you are a coconut lover and you have never ever made coconut macaroons, then you have to think again and try my Toasted Coconut Macaroon Recipe. They are so easy and inexpensive to make. They are moist, chewy and decandant enough to add to any holiday cookie tray.

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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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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.


Low Carb Charts
A must have reference guide for any low carber. Keep the carb counts of fruits, veggies, meats, alcoholic drinks and more at your fingertips.


Low Carb - First Two Weeks
Get instant access to step by step instructions, handy tips to get you through the rough spots, background information on low carb dieting, and more.



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