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February 20, 2017 - 9:44am

Blue Color-Changing Tea

You've heard of green tea, black tea and white tea. But a blue tea that changes color—naturally? Now that's something you've got to see.

Related: Why Naturally Blue Foods Are Good for Your Health

The secret's in the tea leaves. While "blue tea" is also another name for oolong (an intermediary between green and black tea, that brews up orangey-red), the now-trending color-changing tea is made from the flower of the blue butterfly pea, a plant common to Southeast Asia. The sun-dried flowers can be used just as you would any other tea leaves. The...

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February 16, 2017 - 9:26am

 

It's happened. I've hopped onto the cauliflower-rice bandwagon. After seeing it all over the internet, I finally decided to see what the hype was about. So I grabbed a head of cauliflower and threw it into the food processor. Voila! I had a vegetable that looked just like white rice and it could not be easier to make!

I can't believe it took me so long to try this, because there are a lot of reasons to love cauliflower...

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February 10, 2017 - 9:53am

Champagne Cocktail Bar

Nothing says celebration quite like a refreshing and fizzy glass of Champagne. But for all the glitzy occasions in your life (I'm looking at you Galentine's Day and The Oscars) step up your game with a do-it-yourself cocktail bar. I like to set out all the fixins for a great cocktail but let my guests be their own mixologists. Everyone has a fun time coming up with their own signature cocktail and it takes the pressure off me to be mixing and serving all night long. Here's what you'll need for a dazzling Champagne cocktail spread plus four festive drink ideas to try.

The Bar Necessities

• Cocktail Shaker
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February 10, 2017 - 9:27am

Valentine's Day is cool and all, but this year, I'm all about Galentine's Day.

The day before Valentine's Day, AKA "Galentine's Day," is a day designated by parks director Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation to celebrate all the leading ladies in your life. I'll let Knope explain, "Oh it's only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It's like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas."

Amen, sister. My girlfriends and I relish in this opportunity to celebrate our friendship and all around female bad-assery. Not to mention literally any excuse to make Leslie Knope (world's biggest waffle fan) proud with our mean waffle-eating skills. Though the perfect Galentine's Day brunch...

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February 3, 2017 - 9:16am

For me, packing healthy lunches for work is a must. Lunch is a time to refocus and refuel during a busy day. If you're one of those people who eats lunch out every day, because you don't think you have the time to pack your own, rethink that strategy! All you need is 30 minutes to an hour on the weekend to prep your bowls using this simple formula for endless healthy lunch-bowl combos—you'll want to try a new bowl every week. You'll eat healthier and you might even save some cash too.

Related: 10 Healthy Grain Bowl Recipes

1. Prep Your Ingredients: Before assembling your bowls for the week, cook up batches of protein,...

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