09/08/2014
 Poppadom ~ Gluten Free Chickpea Spiced Cracker That great side dish you always get at the Indian restaurant is also a terrific snack to have around the house. Gluten-free and perfect with... read more
09/01/2014
Summer is a time for beach getaways and tropical delights. If you can’t make it to the Islands this summer, you can take this salsa to your local beach, lake, or swimming pool. Barbara Wilder... read more
08/29/2014
The deep jewel tones of this earthy vegetable are a good indication of its antioxidant potency. The whole vegetable can be used in a variety of ways - raw, roasted, pickled, or juiced. Pickled... read more
08/25/2014
Cashew Cheese / Cheese Alternative Vegan or lactose intolerant or just looking for something new to try, everybody is playing in the world of nut-based recipes. Here is your new ingredient of... read more
08/11/2014
The common wisdom is that in the summertime, you'd better drink, drink, drink water to stay hydrated and healthy while your body is naturally shedding higher amounts of water to increased... read more
08/08/2014
By Emilie Croisier / The Intelligent Optimist More than a summer treat, research has found that watermelon extract can lower blood pressure. Beloved as a refreshing summer treat,... read more
08/01/2014
COFFEE REDUCES DIABETES. Coffee and tea consumption decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. By Emilie Croisier, The Intelligent Optimist   What is the best way to prevent... read more
07/25/2014
Mmmmmmm, summertime smoothie. You have that aching sweet tooth during the post-lunch doldrums...once upon a time you'd go to the coffee shop and get an iced blended or a frappé coffee with twenty... read more
07/21/2014
by Editorial Team at The Intelligent Optimist Scientists are continuing to learn more about the collection of microorganisms that live in and on our bodies: our micro-biome. The Dutch... read more

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05/30/2013
As the weather warms up, I am always looking for the quintessential summer wine. As a lover of rosé wine, I must admit to its poor reputation. Albeit, one that is for the most part, completely... read more
05/27/2013
I’d like to start off by just having you tell us a little bit about yourself… Specifically, what is your background and how did you become interested in food and travel? I grew up in a... read more
Healthy Pup Homemade Dog Food
05/13/2013
We spend about $50 per month feeding our dogs organic, delicious, homemade and healthy meals. Quality canned dog food is definitely more convenient than making our own (although slightly more... read more
05/13/2013
We spend about $50 per month feeding our dogs organic, delicious, homemade and healthy meals. Quality canned dog food is definitely more convenient than making our own (although slightly more... read more
Green Papaya Salad
05/06/2013
Green papaya is delicious in a Thai salad called Som Tum. It is a light and refreshing dish that can please a seasoned palate. Salty, sour, spicy and crunchy elements can satisfy any craving. Low... read more
05/01/2013
These tacos are simple to make and perfect for Cinco de Mayo. Shrimp or fish are ideal fillings for a light version of Mexican cuisine, which sometimes has a reputation for being heavy or fried.... read more
plate of arranged asparagus spears
04/21/2013
Who can resist a perfectly poached egg? It can hold its own, complete with its own sauce, but paired with a creamy asparagus soup it becomes a perfect spring meal. Nutrient dense and low in fat,... read more

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