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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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Athens Spanakopita Review
Sandwiches - Connie Mistler Davidson, Editor

What is a sandwich? Is it two slices of bread with a filling? A sandwich can also be a filling that is wrapped and is usually eaten by picking it up in one’s hand. Recently, I found Athens Spanakopita. They are as tasty as my restaurant favorite, but I can bake them at home for a lot less money.

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Maple Bacon King Cake Recipe
Desserts - Karen Hancock, Editor

King Cake is the traditional dessert to serve at Mardi Gras celebrations. This one is especially good, and easily made in the bread machine.

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Italian Sausage Balls Recipe
Quick Cooking - Karen Hancock, Editor

Looking for a good appetizer for your Superbowl party? These Italian Sausage Balls are easy to make and can be made up to 3 days ahead. Most importantly, they are good and substantial.

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Smoky Tastes in Wine
Wine - Peter F May, Editor

What causes that smoky taste found in some wines? South African red wines are often noted as smoky by reviewers. The cause has been put down to local soils or winemaking practises. But the actual reason appears to be much simpler and, with hindsight, obvious. And it's avoidable.

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Ways to suck joy out of your life
Etiquette - Lisa Plancich, Editor

My last article, Finding Joy, revealed areas where we all can work to enhance our happiness quotient. Here are a few ways you can easily suck joy right out of your life and the lives of others.

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American Peak Seasonal Produce List - February
American Regional Cuisine - Allyson Elizabeth D´Angelo, Editor

Across America right now, there are still lots of seasonal dormant states. Luckily, towards the end of March and beginning of April, we should start to see ingredients emerging in their peak state. Stay warm and cozy until then folks!

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts w/Bacon and Herbs Recipe
Holiday/Seasonal Cooking - Allyson Elizabeth D´Angelo, Editor

If you visit my sites, you will know I'm a big fan of seasonal cooking. One of my favorite seasons are the winter months when you can get your hands on - WAIT! Don't be a hater - Brussels sprouts. You'll love the way I've cooked these. Even my kids hated them, now I can't make enough!

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Quinoa with Lentils, Indian Style Recipe
Indian Food - Sadhana Ginde, Editor

Quinoa is an ancient food source. It is regarded as a complete source of protein, meaning that it contains all 9 essential amino acids -- making it perfect for a vegetarian or vegan diet. It is also high in dietary fiber. My delicious Quinoa with Lentils is simple, healthy & flavorful.

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Slow Living With Tea
Tea - Mary Caliendo, Editor

Including the art of slow living into your lifestyle with tea and relaxation.

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Chinese Recipes for the Super Bowl
Chinese Food - Lila Voo, Editor

Why not try some fun Chinese recipes for your upcoming Super Bowl Party? Here are some delicious recipes that will please all of your guests.

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Garlic and Balsamic Glazed Chicken Legs Recipe
Home Cooking - Allyson Elizabeth D´Angelo, Editor

Liven up your legs with a little balsamic and garlic. Yes, I'm talking chicken here! Kids love chicken legs, especially the KFC kind, however they are full of fat calories. Just by rubbing a little garlic and drizzling a little glaze on the chicken, it can go into the poultry hall of fame!

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Busy Day Tuna Melts
Gluten-Free - Gillian Scianna, Editor

The snowflakes are fluttering – the aroma of winter is in the air; we are ready for “hibernation foods”. This is when I turn to grilled sandwiches and winter salads. I have a couple of great recipes for you that use the bounties of winter produce.

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Sugary Sodas and Heart Failures
Low Carb - Lisa Shea, Editor

A study from the British Medical Journal finds that drinking sugary drinks or sodas can increase the risk of heart failure by nearly 25%. Why is this, and what can you do to protect your heart health?

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Rustic Salsa Verde Recipe
Mexican Food - Mickey Marquez, Editor

A hot salsa recipe that is bursting with rustic goodness. Plus a little background on one of Mexico’s most important ingredients, chile. Salsas or sauces are a fundamental part of Mexican food and this rustic salsa will likely become one of your go to condiments.

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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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