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RECIPE ROUNDUP: Fresh Start to the New Year

By Heeseung Kim | January 1, 2014

detox collage

detox collage

The holidays are wonderful for a number of reasons. It’s a special time of year when you can spend quality time with your family and friends, actually like it when it snows, and pretty much have a license to eat and drink in excess. But following all the roasts and the cookies and the cocktails, I like to change it up for the new year. Here is a day’s worth of recipes that I think bring it back to the basics: food that is fresh, flavorful, healthy and delicious.

BREAKFAST: Avocado-Banana Smoothie

LUNCHPan-Seared Salmon with Cauliflower and Pine Nuts, and Broccolini and Sweet Sesame Salad

DINNERQuinoa, Fennel, and Pomegranate Salad

DESSERT: Roasted Pineapple Smoothie

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Diary of a Juice Cleanser

By Diana Tsuchida | January 7, 2013

Tiny Empire

If the holiday season didn’t kick your health conscious ways to the curb, clearly you didn’t have a good time. Or, you’re much stronger than the rest of us.

But with the New Year brings a need for rejuvenation, often from the inside out. And for you, dear readers, I’ve completed such a rejuvenation via a juice cleanse and reported back on the results (someone had make sure it was delicious). As a first time juicer it wasn’t all smooth sailing upon the liquid diet seas. While seasoned cleansers may scoff at the mere 120 hours of me trying not to stuff my face with tortilla chips, here are my brief highs and lows of my first cleanse, made possible by Anthony Spadaro and his Tiny Empire line of organic cold-pressed juices. Spoiler alert: it was all delicious and I lived to talk about it. Read More

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Five Predicted Food Trends For 2012

By admin | January 13, 2012

Photo: Daniel Hoherd

Photo: Daniel Hoherd

By: Saira Malhotra

It is 2012 and there is an influx of predictions all around. Pundits and people seem to have answers to: what’s in store for the economy? Which celebrity couple will split? Will black be the new black? Organic or commercially grown?

Some goals (the basis for many predictions) for the New Year, dissipate without a trace, others are followed through with rigor, and then of course there is always the presence of a curve ball that sets us on a new track altogether.

This week, Standard.net highlighted some of the trends we could expect to see in the food world for 2012.  Read More

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A New Years Weigh-in of What We Ate This Past Year

By admin | January 5, 2012

Photo: nettsu

Photo: nettsu

By: Michele Wolfson

If you workout on a regular basis, you will notice how packed the gym gets starting New Year’s Day. The treadmill and elliptical machines are all occupied even at an off-hour, such as 2:30 in the afternoon when aerobic machines are usually vacant. This is the time of year when we try to change our ways and begin to maintain a well-balanced lifestyle of diet and exercise.

It all sounds great, but then come March this trend seems to gradually die down and old habits of eating ice cream every night and making excuses to skip the gym become a commonality. It’s estimated that the average American eats over one thousand nine hundred ninety-six (1,996) pounds, or nearly one ton of food- by weight – in the course of one year. Oof! That figure is hard to swallow. Read More

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5 Diet Resolutions For The New Year

By admin | January 2, 2012

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Photo: o5com

What more can we say about making New Year resolutions, besides the already-said like making goals small and planning out ways to keep them? But if one of your resolutions this year is to lose weight, then here are a few tips to help you attain your diet goals for this New Year.

Instead of starting some daunting and extreme diet, why not take subtle tips and slowly change your routine that can help you shed the extra pounds without the added stress of an intense diet. Try these slow but steady tips for a healthier you in 2012 Read More

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Tips on Sticking to Your 2012 Bucket List

By admin | January 2, 2012

Photo: Davidd

Photo: Davidd

By: Melaina Gasbarrino

The ball drops, the clock strikes 12 and another year rolls around. This is the time to write in our agendas, on a napkin or on the wall our New Year resolutions for the upcoming year. Some of us will complete our 2012-bucket list, while others find it difficult to fit in that weekly yoga class because of hectic schedules. Here are some simple and very effective tips to assist you in crossing off everything on your 2012-bucket list. So go on, grab a pen, some pretty paper and get writing. Read More

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New Year’s Resolutions? There’s An App For That

By admin | January 2, 2012

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It’s that time again, when we look back at all the time wasted and un-reached goals from the previous year as we look forward to the daunting list of new resolutions that we swear we’re going to keep. Here’s an idea- instead of setting a long list of unrealistic goals with virtually no hopes of accountability, why not make a resolution to not make resolutions? While that may seem completely contradictory, a new app called Anti-Resolution can help you attain your New Year’s plans through small daily actions instead of one or a few huge year-long goals.

How you ask? You first make a pledge to not make resolutions and then select 1 from 5  goals (quit a habit, lose weight, more family time, manage and reduce stress, or save money) that you’d like to achieve and then select smaller actions instead. Read More

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A Healthier 2012: Tips on Setting Healthy Goals

By admin | January 1, 2012

Photo: Atache

Photo: Atache

By: Melaina Gasbarrino

Now that 2012 is closely upon us, first things first, Happy New Year! With a New Year comes new hopes, new dreams and of course a new you. This year is all about a healthy you. The thing is, whenever we hear the dreaded words “healthy you” most automatically think of eating celery and carrots and working out 24/7 to keep our figures intact. Hopefully you will now squash all those strange alternative diets and embrace the goodness of food and a healthy lifestyle that fits you.

To embrace a full-on healthy lifestyle you need to appreciate the finer things in life. And of course the finer things in life are the plethora of vegetables, fruits and grains that surround this glorious earth. Now I’m not saying that you have to ‘go vegan’ to be healthy, you just need to focus on eating healthy. Read More

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New Year, New Laws for 2012

By admin | December 29, 2011

Photo: Sarah Fagg

Photo: Sarah Fagg

By: Michele Wolfson

January 1st, 2012 marks the first day of a whole slew of new laws that will take affect.  The new laws that will ring in the New Year include “No Shark Fins in Soup” as well as “No Caffeine and Beer.”

Will these rules affect you? We want to hear your thoughts. Read below for an extensive list of the several new rules… Read More

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Food and the Chinese New Year

By mahir | February 2, 2011

By Jason Bell

The Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year is a chance to sample particularly festive and unusual Chinese food. Many of the dishes prepared for New Year’s celebrations have a symbolic meaning, from mandarin oranges (wealth) to red candy (a protection against evil). Read More

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