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What are the Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds?

woman's hands holding pumpkin seeds

As I’ve studied nutrition with various programs and institutes, I’ve seen how important it is to find little things we can add to our diets to improve health and target certain conditions and disorders. As the adage goes, “Food is medicine.” And while I’m not a proponent of the attitude of “superfoods” (these are typically …

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Grilling vs Broiling: What’s the Difference?

Meat and vegetables on a grill

In strictly culinary terms, broiling and grilling are essentially the same. However, there are subtle differences you should know to choose the best method for your personal use at any given meal. Let’s look and see the definitions, similarities, differences, and fine details that may help you decide which is best for your purposes. What …

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The Best Grilled Beef Recipes You Need to Try

Grilled steak with fork and knife cutting it

I love grilling, no matter what time of year it is. Summer, spring, autumn – even winter. There’s nothing quite so delicious as a grilled something-or-other (really, fish, beef, pork, chicken, pineapple – it’s all amazing). But finding the perfect recipe can be a bit of a challenge sometimes. To make things a little easier …

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DIY Vertical Garden with Pallets Designs and Ideas

Pallet Garden Planted

Vertical gardening is an amazing way to grow practically anything (well, besides shrubs and trees!) with very little cost sunk into it. Using pallets to build a vertical garden costs even less money and often takes less time. If you’ve got pallets at your disposal and limited space, these vertical gardens with pallets designs and ideas could …

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The Pros and Cons of Vertical Gardening

Vertical garden plant box by stairs leading to house

If you’re considering delving into the realm of vertical gardening, you might have a few questions, especially what are the pros and cons of vertical gardening? When I first started this practice, I didn’t do the research and just dove in – planting and growing. Unfortunately, I’ve lost several plants along the way because I didn’t realize …

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