Monthly Archives: March 2020

One of the biggest challenges you face when you’re home every day is motivating yourself to stay in shape, especially if you miss your gym or studio routine. But it’s important to keep moving, even when you’re just not feeling it. Not only does exercise keep flabbiness at bay but it also helps ease stress, […]

Everyone’s looking for ways to maintain a healthy immune system nowadays, and there are a lot of strange ideas popping up on social media. What you need, however, is solid information. In a world full of microbial bad guys, it’s good to know there’s a good guy in your corner: your immune system. This set […]

Using the pressure cooker to prepare this classic meal means you won’t be stuck in the kitchen for hours. 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper 3-1/2 lb beef braising roast 3 tbsp vegetable or extra-virgin olive oil 1 large tomato, chopped 1 cup diced onions 1 cup diced […]

Love lasagna, but can’t eat wheat? You won’t miss the pasta with this recipe. 2 red bliss potatoes, thinly sliced (0.5 mm thick on mandoline*) 2 tbsp olive oil 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 small zucchini, thinly sliced (1 mm thick on mandoline) 8 oz baby bella mushrooms, thinly sliced 2 cups packed baby spinach […]

We all scream for ice cream, or at least something with an icy, creamy texture like this dessert. 4 frozen bananas 1/3 cup unsweetened almond or other plant-based milk, plus an extra splash, if needed 2 fresh dates, pitted 1 tsp vanilla extract 2–3 tbsp raw cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tbsp peanut […]

Feta and spinach are a classic combination in Greek cuisine; quinoa provides a hearty chewiness. 2 tbsp ghee (clarified butter) or grapeseed oil 1 cup chopped or sliced onion 1/2 tsp thyme 2 tsp dried mint leaves 1 tsp oregano 1 tsp dill 2 cups cooked quinoa* 1 cup cooked chopped spinach, with water squeezed […]

This brightly colored beverage brings a delightful tropical note to your table. 2 mangoes, peeled, pits removed 2 oranges, peeled 8 tbsp apple juice Juice of one lime Blend or juice all ingredients together; if blending, press through a double layer of cheesecloth. Makes 2 servings Reprinted with permission from The Big Book of Juices […]

While it may be tempting to become one with the couch while you’re spending so much time inside, that isn’t a good idea for either your body or your mind. Researchers are just beginning to explore how being physically active may counteract the effects aging can have on the brain.   How Exercise Can Help […]

Getting in shape for its own sake can be a tough order—especially when you’re working out on your own and a gym isn’t available. Using fitness to achieve a particular goal, however, often makes it easier to keep focused until you accomplish that which you set out to do. And that may expand beyond a […]

Starting a stretching routine is a great way to use the time you’re spending at home. But while it seems simple, chances are you’ve heard conflicting advice: Should you stretch before a workout? After a workout? Don’t stretch at all? Here’s what you need to know.   DO: Know Why You’re Stretching First things first: […]