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10 Healthful Homemade Soup Recipes

10 Healthful Homemade Soup Recipes

February 4th is National Homemade Soup Day, a time to celebrate one of the most beloved food dishes in the world.

While early soups were prepared with water and one ingredient (often a vegetable), today soups are creative combinations of any number of vegetables, legumes, and whole grains. (more…)

The Glorious Greatness of Grapefruit

The Glorious Greatness of Grapefruit

February is National Grapefruit Month, the perfect time to celebrate this glorious gift of nature.

The grapefruit is actually a hybrid fruit originating from 18th century Barbados, the result of an accidental cross between a sweet orange and a pomelo. (more…)

The Inspiration Behind Integrative Health

The Inspiration Behind Integrative Health

January 23rd is International Integrative Health Day, whose goal is to ‘inspire worldwide dialog, education, collaboration, research initiatives, and programming about medicine (i.e. healthcare) that is patient-centered, holistic, economically and environmentally sustainable, and open to integrating a wide variety of care options.’ (more…)

Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot

We are here today to honor International Hot and Spicy Food Day, which is celebrated around the world on January 16th.

Eating ‘hot’ is not new; people have been using spicy seasonings since 7500 BC when chili peppers were first domesticated in Mexico. (more…)

Why Beans Are the Best

Why Beans Are the Best

It is National Bean Day, a time to celebrate beans in all their sizes, shapes, and colors.

Green, red, black, lima, and soy are just a few examples of the types of beans we can salute on this special holiday. (more…)

The Magic of Maple Syrup

The Magic of Maple Syrup

December 17th is National Maple Syrup Day!

This legendary sweet treat that hails from North America has long been associated with breakfast foods like pancakes, but it can easily be wed with fruits and vegetables to create a wide variety of other sensational dishes.

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