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From Around The Web – Jan 26th

Are you tired of your dining room’s boring, expected ways? Shake things up with one (or more) of these design ideas that will have your dining room feeling like new in no time.
Some time ago, I wrote a post called, “What If I Mess Up? Why Going Vegan is Not a Pledge of Perfection.” The idea was to emphasize that moving toward a vegan lifestyle isn’t a test of personal fortitude–it’s about the sincere intention to do something good for animals, for our planet, and for your […]
The post Seven Simple Tips for Transitioning to a Vegan Lifestyle appeared first on The Full Helping.

 

Did you resolve to eat more greens in 2016? This smoothie has you covered. From the creamy coconut milk and banana, to the tart lime and blood orange juice, you won’t even taste the big handfuls of fresh spinach and kale in there.
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I inherited my love of avocados from my mom. When I was in high school, she showed me how to prepare one for guacamole: carefully whacking the pit with a hefty blade, twisting to remove, and then cutting a grid pattern into the flesh before scooping with a large spoon. From there: mash, mash, mash.

The task never bothered me — avocados are so delicious that the semi-annoying way that they exist is just kind of … well, fine, I guess. The extra time to slice, pit, and dice a bunch of the gator-skinned goodies before friends arrive for Taco Tuesday? Totally worth it.

But, no more. It turns out that the secret to super-fast avocado prep lies in an unassuming tool you already own.
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You would think your kitchen sink is relatively clean, considering the number of times per day you use it. But simply letting water run down the drain throughout the day just won’t cut it with germs and bacteria — you need to sanitize!

From Apartment Therapy → How To Clean Your Kitchen Sink & Disposal
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Not so long ago, I was watching an episode of a “Top Chef” spinoff show, “Top Chef Duels,” in which canned salmon was one of the ingredients featured in a “high-end and humble” cook-off between chefs. The chef tasked with using it said the only thing she could think of to “save” the salmon was turning it into a mousse with smoked salt, so it might taste more like smoked salmon. Wolfgang Puck, the judge, sniffed the open can of fish and recoiled violently, like he’d been slapped in the face. I was disgusted, too — but not by the salmon.

Canned fish is not at all cool. but it is nutrient-dense and shelf-stable, making it a great choice for busy cooks and shoppers. It’s also genuinely delicious, especially used in salads, crisp seafood cakes, pasta, and more. And it’s cheap — a whole lot cheaper than a fillet of fresh or frozen fish, and that’s where the snobbery comes in.
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If you’re planning on hitting the bubbly hard tonight, do yourself a favor and grab all the ingredients for this Bloody Mary burger today. You’ll be so glad you did when you wake up tomorrow (at noon, no doubt) craving something indulgent to ease your hangover symptoms.
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“I can affect change by transforming the only thing that I ever had control over in the first place and that is myself.” ~Deepak Chopra
As the New Year quickly approaches, many of us spend time in review and reflection …
The post Why Resolutions Don’t Work & How to Create Real, Lasting Change appeared first on Tiny Buddha.
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