5 Vegetables That Deserve A Shout-Out (& Perfect For Summer)

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Did You Know? “6% of U.S. consumers now claim to be vegan, up from just 1% in 2014.” ( v i a )   Shout out VEGGIES!!! You know what they say, you can’t change a guy?  Don’t even try.  Well folks, I’ve done it, I’ve changed Wafiq.  From the guy that new the name of […]

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How To Wear A White Dress – Mistake Free!

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Did You Know? The theory for the fashion rule to wear white after Memorial day started at the height of its popularity, the color white signified upper class and refinement. You wore white at summer resorts and society events, while the masses wore drab colors as they labored away. “By the 1880s, in order to tell […]

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Not Your Average Weeknight: One-Pan Wild Rice & Kale Dinner

Did You Know?  When people cook most of their meals at home, they consume fewer carbohydrates, less sugar and less fat than those who cook less or not at all – even if they are not trying to lose weight ( v i a ) Hello hello!   I have tons of wild rice in […]

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Say Goodbye to Ready-to-Bake Cookies & Hello to Your Homemade Version

Did You Know? The largest cookie weighed 40,000lbs with 101ft diameter. Immaculate Baking Company had to surround the whole creation with heaters (more than 20 altogether) to get the sheet to baking temperature.  As for the cookie dough, it was made from 40,000 pounds of ingredients. ( v i a ) I was planning an entire […]

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Never Forget Breakfast Again – Classic Oatmeal

Did You Know?  French breakfast includes tea, coffee, juice, or hot chocolate, with bread & butter, or pastries.  They prefer only sweet food, nothing with salt – no meat, no eggs. ( v i a ) Today – OATMEAL I don’t know why I haven’t brought this up earlier as I’ve been eating oatmeal every single […]

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White Bean & Spinach Comfort Soup

Did you know?  As little as 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon daily can have positive effects on blood sugar levels, digestion, immunity, and more. Stronger doses are also extremely beneficial for improving heart disease risk and cutting risk for diabetes, cancer, and neuro-degenerative diseases. ( v i a ) For those of you that are cold […]

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Holiday Feast for Two

Did you know?  “The average American spends about $786 on holiday shopping” and “the average holiday shopper will spend $107.50 on themselves” ( v i a )   This is for everyone having an itty bitty Christmas dinner… That’s been my routine the past several years, traveling over the holidays is becoming more & more unappealing – too […]

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Easy, Delicious & Different – Wild Rice Soup Recipe

Did you know? Wild Rice is very difficult to grow commercially because it’s best harvested with canoes or non motorized boats as the grass is super fragile – which is why it comes from it’s native land Minnesota & neighboring areas, including Canada. ( v i a ) I worked in the deli department of a […]

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3 Easy, Delicious, Healthy Salad Combinations

I eat salad every day. The interesting part is, I never order salad at a restaurant. I love making them at home.  Mixing all my favorite foods in one dish is one of the best creations of all time, and I’ve mastered some favorites. I go hard on these 3 salad combo’s but feel free […]

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Staple Minnesotan Supper: Tator Tot & Green Bean Hot Dish

Staying in the Minnesota spirit as long as possible, I come today w/a recipe to share. The holy grail of all a mid-western’s dinner menu: Hot Dish. We don’t call meals in a pan casserole, we call them Hot Dish.  And boy do we love them.  If I wasn’t consistently concerned about my health I […]

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