COOKING VIDEO: A Happy, Lactose-Free Smoothie

  If you avoid smoothies because you have a bit of lactose intolerance, there’s an easy solution: Make your smoothie with soy-based yogurt! You’ll be more than happy with this easy substitution. (If you typically get abdominal pain within 30 minutes to two hours after eating any dairy-based product, don’t blame it on the sour…
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PRODUCT: Sweet Red Corn

Sweet red corn. Photo courtesy ColorfulHarvest.com.   Corn has been cultivated for 5600 years or longer. Scientists believe it originated in Central America. Corn grows in various colors: the ubiquitous yellow and white varieties, as well as red, white, purple, bicolor and tricolor. The latter colors are mostly grown as decorative corn (our mom always…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Pitcher Art With An Ice Ball mold

Goodness gracious, great balls of ice! These ice ball molds from Prepara beg you to unleash your inner ice artist. The individual plastic ice molds create jumbo, three-inch-diameter ice balls for pitchers and punch bowls, letting you add flavors and visuals. Fill the molds with lemonade, iced tea, juice or whatever’s in the pitcher, so…
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PRODUCT: Grab & Go Healthy Vegetable Snacks

Make ‘em or buy ‘em. Photo courtesy MannPacking.com.   Like many people we know, we’re a bad-choice snacker. When we’re out of the house, we buy cookies, muffins, pizza, candy—high-calorie empty carbs. During periods of focus, we buy bags of baby carrots and throw them into our backpack along with a water bottle. But we…
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