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Soup of the Week: Winter Mushroom Alfredo

Just say the word “alfredo” and immediately you have a captive audience. Rich, mushroomy, and parmesan cheesy, this luscious tarragon-infused cream soup is a spin on fettuccine alfredo. Everyone loves it, especially men and boys.

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Juice of the Week: Sweet Ginger

My kids call me the Ginger Queen because I’m likely to put ginger in almost anything. Besides adding spirit and flavor, ginger helps stimulate metabolism and promote weight loss. Ginger also improves circulation and boosts immunity. Benefits Warming ginger improves circulation by dilating arteries and helping lower cholesterol. With pineapple and plum, this juice supports

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Soup of the Week: Pasta e Fagioli

Pasta e Fagioli has been an Italian favorite for centuries and is the epitome of rustic elegance. A casual one-dish meal that everyone loves, this easy pasta and bean soup has often been a saving grace for last-minute dinners. Tips/Variations Vary the herbs, beans, or pasta: Instead of or in addition to basil, feel free

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Juice of the Week: Summer Glow

This sweet and slightly peppery juice is surprisingly delicious. Rich in silicon, chlorophyll, iron, and vitamins and C, it also helps beautiful your skin and hair and alleviate joint and muscle stiffness. Boost Add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar or an ounce of wheat-grass juice. Benefits Richer in silicon than most other garden vegetables,

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Soup of the Week: Olive Avocado Cream

This 5-minute soup has a rich flavor and a wonderful silken texture that come from a blend of sumptuous olives, ripe avocado, and baby lima beans. Abundant with valuable antioxidants like vitamins A and E, this beauty soup helps moisturize and protect your skin on the deepest levels. By nourishing dry, depleted cells, these nutrients

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Juice of the Week: Watermelon Wave

Perfect when lounging by the pool, this summer special works wonders in reducing water retention. Natural diuretics like melon and cranberry ease uncomfortable bloating and cleanse the kidneys of toxins. They simultaneously replenish fluids and refresh your palate. Boost It never hurts to add some fresh ginger Benefits  Both watermelon and cranberries help flush uric

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Soup of the Week: Daydream Soup

This easy vegetarian “chicken with rice” is tailor-made for young taste-buds. With nurturing basmati rice and delicious little pastry puffs, it’s a satisfying lunch or supper your whole family will welcome.

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Smoothie of the Month: Silken Strawberry Whip

Moisturize your skin from the inside out. This light, creamy smoothie is a blessing for both your complexion and your taste buds. Boost Add a scoop of protein powder and this drink will keep you going for hours. Benefits Besides moisturizing, toning, and protecting your skin, these fruits are also excellent for lowering cholesterol and

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Soup of the Week: Tuscan Orzo Soup

Whole cloves of mellowed oven-roasted garlic infuse a sumptuous broth filled with tender vegetables, white beans, and orzo pasta. Topped with peppery arugula, toasted hazelnuts, and shaved Asiago, this beautiful, elegant soup is perfect for entertaining.

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Juice of the Week: Splendor in the Grass

Sometimes I come home and find my daughters wearing green masks. in fact, whenever I make this recipe, they always save some to put on their faces. Rejuvenating to more than just the complexion, however, this juice gives your entire body a welcome boost of energy. Benefits This juice enlivens the appearance of your skin

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Silky Green Bean Cocktail

A terrific recipe for people with blood sugar problems, this juice is refreshing, balancing, and nourishing. Benefits Jerusalem artichokes contain inulin, a nondigestible carbohydrate that satisfies cravings for carbohydrates without upsetting blood sugar levels. It also stimulates the production of insulin, rejuvenates the liver, and promotes the growth of friendly bacteria in the digestive tract.

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Soup of the Week: Oven-Roasted Vegetable Soup

Here’s a rustic and richly flavored soup that makes the most of oven-roasted vegetables. I came up with it one evening when I tossed whatever vegetables I had into a big roasting pan and seasoned them with simple dried spices and balsamic vinegar. When they came out of the oven, caramelized and saturated with flavor,

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Soup of the Week: Mighty Mushroom Barley Soup

Everything you need for a wintertime pick-me-up is right here in this tasty, nourishing soup. Barley strengthens the blood and digestive system, while rosemary improves circulation and helps you feel calm, clear-headed, and alert. Protein-rich mushrooms absorb toxins and escort them out of the body.

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Juice of the Week: Citrus Sunrise

This recipe was my younger daughter’s solution to sour grapefruit, and it’s become a regular breakfast favorite in our home. Since it strengthens your tissues, arteries, gums, and teeth, this juice is especially helpful for maintaining oral hygiene. Benefits: This refreshing combination cools and replenishes fluids in the body, making it an ideal drink after

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Soup of the Week: Jade Curry

Spicy and flavorful, this versatile soup can be made with different vegetables, depending on what’s available. I originally made it with green papaya, which grows right in our backyard in Hawaii. When I venture into colder climates, however, green papaya is not always a common find, so I’ll use potato or even Jerusalem artichoke instead.

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Juice of the Week: Evening Calm

In every culture, people like to end a hectic day with a soothing drink. Here’s one that actually works and is good for you too. Mellow and delicious, this cooling juice helps calm your nervous system and curb your appetite. Benefits Naturally relaxing because of their color, green drinks are especially nice in the evening.

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Soup of the Week: Hearty Fall Lentil Soup

Delicious and dependable, this cold-weather favorite is easy to get going on the stove top when you arrive home from a busy day. It’s filled with energizing lentils, sweet nuggets of yam, and parsnip, and wholesome flavors that appeal to taste buds of all ages.

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Juice of the Week: Cherry Melon Blush

Loaded with minerals, both cherry and watermelon juices flush and poisons, acids, and waste from the body, making this combination ideal for arthritis sufferers. Watermelon juice is a first-rate kidney and bladder cleanser.

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Soup of the Week: Easy Indian Curry

It’s hard to go wrong with this simply and sumptuous curry. Just be discriminating in choosing your curry powder. Some curry powders from the Far East use too much fenugreek, making a dish bitter and even unpleasant. The perfect curry has balanced flavors and isn’t dominated by any one, least of all the bitter flavor.

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