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Five Habits That Changed My Life, Self-Care Edition

Five Habits That Changed My Life, Self-Care Edition

I've already written about the Five Habits That Changed My Life. That article was about productivity and efficiency. This time I want to share with you the five habits that changed my life, self-care edition. Self-care is so important for our sanity. It allows us to...

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Recipe: Chicken Paisano

Recipe: Chicken Paisano

If you like hot peppers, this simple Chicken Paisano recipe is for you. It combines boneless chicken with fresh vegetables. Serve it with a side of pasta. This time I chose to serve it with cheese ravioli but rigatoni works well too. This recipe is so easy. The only...

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Living the Sweet Life Despite Opposition

Living the Sweet Life Despite Opposition

When you decide to pursue a new lifestyle, a healthier lifestyle, you may receive some negativity from the people around you. This is fairly common. This post is about living the sweet life despite opposition from those you love. For example, you may decide that you...

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Eat 10 Servings of Vegetables and Fruits per Day

Eat 10 Servings of Vegetables and Fruits per Day

Researchers at the Imperial College of London are recommending that people eat at least 10 servings of vegetables per day. Doing so is believed to lower your chances of heart disease, stroke, cancer and premature death. Serving sizes are actually small — about 3-4...

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How Italians Really Eat

How Italians Really Eat

When I lived in Los Angeles I became friends with a chef from Venice, Italy. This is where I had my first lessons on how Italians really eat. His menu was inspired by his hometown, as he would say laguna e campagna (the lagoon and the countryside). He featured many...

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Your Dolce Vita Practice of the Week:  Pasta

Your Dolce Vita Practice of the Week: Pasta

Pasta gets a bad rap in American culture. We're so afraid of eating the dreaded carbs that we deny ourselves the luxury and comfort of pasta. It's important to not overdo it, but if you follow the Mediterranean diet, you know that pasta is consumed in moderation. It's...

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Eating For Beauty

Eating For Beauty

We are what we eat. How many times have you heard that phrase? It's one of those axioms we know to be true but somehow don't always follow. Eating for beauty is easy. These 9 foods will help cleanse and detox your body, making you look and feel more beautiful. They...

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Be a Food Snob

Be a Food Snob

I see a disturbing trend in the media, where people are being called out as food snobs for wanting to eat healthy, organic, non-GMO, seasonal or vegetarian. I read a magazine article recently where the author criticized a popular food writer for visiting a California...

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Mediterranean Eating

Mediterranean Eating

Do you want to lose weight? I've needed to lose some pounds for a long time. I've tried every diet I could find and even invented a few of my own. I've done the cabbage soup diet, which made me gag. I've done the low-carb diet, which made me weak. I've tried eating...

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Choco Lotto Brownies

Choco Lotto Brownies

I've been studying the Italian language and one of my vocabulary words this week is cioccolato. It's fun to say out loud because it sounds like you won the chocolate lottery: Choco Lotto. Chocolate makes everything better. Here's my recipe for chocolate brownies....

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10 Tips To Lose the First 10 Pounds

10 Tips To Lose the First 10 Pounds

Do you want to know how to lose 10 pounds without dieting? This is not a gimmick or a quick weight loss scheme. It's about making small lifestyle adjustments that can add up to big results. When I want to lose weight, the hardest part is getting started. But once I...

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