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Kalalau Trail to Hanakapi’ai Falls. Wow.

  • January 17, 2020
Before you wade into the Falls, you'll have to stroll across Ke'e Beach. And then you have to walk along two miles of the legendary Kalalau Trail, hanging a couple hundred feet above the brilliant blue Pacific. Yes, it's tough hiking here on the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i.
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Magic Mushroom Risotto

  • January 16, 2020
Rice and mushrooms so aroma- and flavor-enriched by a simple mushroom stock that you have a heightened sense of mushroom-ness. No drugs, just your common creminis and shiitakes. Deeply delicious, emphatically aromatic. Luscious, elegant and hearty at the same time.
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Liquid Mushroom

  • January 15, 2020
Free soup. A hot, aromatic, deeply delicious improvement for a cold winter day. It's all in the mushroom stock you make by simmering leftover mushroom stems in a pot of water for a light, clear stock with a super-concentrated fragrance and flavor of mushroom.
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A Vegan walks into a Feijoada party.

  • January 14, 2020
How is this big, rich, satisfying party-on-a-plate the national dish of Brazil, a country known for bikinis on Ipanema Beach? Well, it's a very Low Glycemic Load meal. No Belly Fat ingredients. Just a combination of flavors that triggers every taste bud receptor in your mouth.
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Goodness, gracious, Great Balls of …

  • January 13, 2020
Here's another Way to amuse yourself while you exercise. With a Stability Ball. It's unstable. It rolls. Unless you exert force to keep it in place. Which means you engage many large and small muscles. Very time-efficient. And it burns more calories.
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4 degrees, -18 windchill. Hot Lemon?

  • January 11, 2020
That's the question at breakfast every morning ... if you're in Nepal. If you're in North America this week, it's the answer. Easily habit-forming. Great for recharging your immune system. A very good habit at this time of year.
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The Most Beautiful Hike in the World

  • January 10, 2020
Kauai's Nu'alolo Ridge Trail delivers a visual punch line that's more powerful than any other I've seen. Even now, on my tenth or twelfth visit, it still gets me. Doesn't take me by surprise, but it still takes me. To that place where you really can't think, you just sense.
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All Seasons Ratatouille. All you can eat

  • January 9, 2020
Warm and satisfying. So many flavors. So few calories in such a big serving. Just the kind of calories you want, the ones with a low glycemic load. Just vegetables, olive oil and chickpeas. And these super-high-fiber chickpeas are a great source of protein.
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Jambalaya: A New Orleans State of Mind

  • January 8, 2020
Sometimes I just think about New Orleans. The food, the music. Which gets me thinking about jambalaya. That great throw-it-together rice dish. Succulent, sweet & spicy shrimp, smoky sausage and deeply flavorful rice. A colorful comfort food for a dreary winter day.
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