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Polenta Cake with Fresh Blackberries and Corn

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Looking for a side dish that is a cut above the rest, to bring to YOUR next summer BBQ? Look no further than this incredible Polenta Cake with fresh Blackberries and Corn! 
1 | To make Cake: Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat 9-inch square baking pan with cooking spray, dust with flour, then set aside. 2 | Whisk together 1 cup flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt in bowl. Remove 1 Tbs. cornmeal mixture; set aside. 3 | Pulse tofu in food processor 10 seconds, or until creamy, but not completely smooth. With machine still running, pour in oil. Stir with spoon, add remaining 2 Tbs. flour, and pulse 10 seconds more, to combine. Transfer to bowl, and whisk in almond milk. Stir almond milk mixture into flour mixture. Toss corn kernels and blackberries with 1 Tbs. reserved cornmeal mixture, and fold into batter. Transfer to prepared cake pan. 4 | Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until lightly golden, and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. 5 | Meanwhile, to make Sauce: Bring 2 cups blackbe…

What is Bone Broth?

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"Try this product or this new work-out! It will guarantee you to drop such and such amount of pounds!" You know the slogans all too well. And it seems that not a day goes by that we do not hear about the latest and greatest new trend out there that is supposed to have incredible benefits towards assisting you in reaching your weight loss goals. We saw countless ones in this past year alone, and apparently... we are not done just yet... The latest new trend that is beginning to sweep our western world is that of bone broth. What is it and how it is supposed to work is in these next few paragraphs; read on to find out more!
Well, as the product is really beginning to cause quite a stir, by way of the support of Gwyneth Paltrow as well as health magazines, there is very little backing as to the actual weight loss benefits that bone broth may have (with the exception that it is incredibly low in calories). However, there are some notable alternative benefits that can be found i…

Technology & Your Kids

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It shouldn't come as a shock to any parent that we live in a technology advanced and dependent (and growing more so daily!) society. And while technology can be so helpful, it can also be incredibly detrimental... particularly in terms of the role it plays in our children's lives.

I'll admit, I'm just as guilty as allowing my son way too much screen time when I have work to accomplish. All too often we find ourselves at a means to an end with our hectic day to day lives that it feels easier to hand over our phones to keep our little ones distracted with some Angry Birds action so that we can have some time to ourselves to accomplish what needs to be done.

According to The American Pediatrics Society and Mayo Clinic, there are countless issues that can arise from too much screen time, including but certainly not limited to: eating disorders (namely obesity), attention disorders, school problems, sleep issues, behavioral problems and a lack of active play. 

If you've fa…

Coping with Seasonal Allergies

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It's that time of year again! As temperatures rise, flowers and trees bloom and so many people also find themselves suffering from seasonal allergies as well. With a runny-itchy nose, we may also keep sneezing or coughing, and our eyes just won't stop watering. All of these are symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis, (also known as hay fever) which is most commonly caused by tree pollen that irritates your nasal passages. In the past year alone, approximately 17 million adults were diagnosed with seasonal allergies. While simply avoiding allergens is the best way to reduce symptoms, that can in turn be incredibly hard to accomplish with billions of tiny pollen particles floating in the air.
Here are the Top 8 Best Tips to assisting you in combating your hay fever!
1. Monitor Pollen Counts. Remember to always check the local news or visit the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology's National Allergy Bureau (aaaai.org/nab) for current readings on local area pollen …