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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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Gluten and Tea
Tea - Mary Caliendo, Editor

discussing gluten and tea and the cross-contamination of tea.

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Rioja Wine Region
Wine - Peter F May, Editor

Rioja is the classic Spanish wine region producing subtle complex red wines that are aged before sale. Peter F May recently visited the region.

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Chocolate & Hazelnut Madeline Cookie Recipe
Home Cooking - Allyson Elizabeth D´Angelo, Editor

Baking has never been this much fun when you make these Chocolate Hazelnut Madeline cookies. Besides being the most elegant French tea cake on the planet, the combination of chocolate and nuts go extremely well together. Make some Maddies today!

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Easy Roasted Red Pepper Spread Recipe
American Regional Cuisine - Allyson Elizabeth D´Angelo, Editor

If you can't get the kids to eat their raw or sauteed bell peppers, try sweetening the pot by roasting them yourself. Peppers take on a whole new flavor experience and become so sweet when they are roasted. This delicious spread is bright and beautiful and also vegan/vegetarian-friendly.

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Zucchini Dal Recipe
Indian Food - Sadhana Ginde, Editor

Sometimes simplicity is a wonderful thing, especially in the kitchen on a busy weeknight! My Zucchini Dal is healthy, delicious & easy to prepare. Serve it along with some rice, roti (Indian flatbread) or even as a soup! Any way you choose will bring smiles around your dinner table :-)

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Brain Freeze Frappé Recipe
Desserts - Karen Hancock, Editor

Fancy, sweet, slushy drinks are always welcome at the annual Halloween BOO-ffet, and for those who have eaten way too many of the savory foods, this one can double as dessert. It's all make-ahead, so it's easy on the cook.

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Igor's Entrails Recipe
Quick Cooking - Karen Hancock, Editor

Entrails (also known as guts), are quite disgusting. So why not serve them as part of your annual Halloween BOO-ffet? Actually a take-off on the popular Phat Thai, this dish complete with long stringy things and other bits is delicious.

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Why Style and Etiquette is Right for You
Etiquette - Lisa Plancich, Editor

Etiquette seems out of date, but really it is more necessary and useful than ever

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Baked Spicy Honey Chicken Breasts Recipe
Chinese Food - Lila Voo, Editor

These baked spicy honey chicken breasts are simple to make and make a great meal, especially during these colder months.

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Green Pie - Recipe
Holiday/Seasonal Cooking - Launa Stout, Editor

Here is a quick and easy recipe for a great pie for any green celebration. Use green food coloring, to get the right shade of green. With the mixture of lime and sweetened condensed milk, this cream pie is reminiscent of key lime pie.

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Recipes
Gluten-Free - Gillian Scianna, Editor

I am getting ahead on my Pumpkin items, "the season" will be on us before we know it.... Yes I said that! Moving on, Pumpkin is one of those great squashes that make you instantly feel seasonal. I have a couple of my time honored recipes for you. One savory, one sweet.

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Gluten Free Mediterranean Meatball Recipe
Sandwiches - Connie Mistler Davidson, Editor

I love the flavor of dolmas. Grape leaves, filled with seasoned meat, call out to me whenever I see them. After being asked to develop a recipe for a gluten free meatball, I thought of rice as a binder. That led me to tasty dolmas, and the result was my Gluten Free Mediterranean Meatball Recipe.

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Shrimp Scampi Recipe
Low Carb - Lisa Shea, Editor

I love this delicious, low carb shrimp scampi recipe. It's very easy to make, and it makes my mouth water to even think about it! Very tasty. Perfect for everything from a quick lunch to a dinner with friends and family.

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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 - 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.


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.



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