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What are the Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds?

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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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21 Amazing Blueberry Recipes

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Blueberries are a powerhouse in the kitchen. These delicious little berries add a burst of sweet flavor wherever they’re used. It’s a guilt-free indulgence too, since they’re a well-known antioxidant superfood. I don’t know about you, but I can’t resist a meal that has blueberries, no matter for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert. Where I …

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The Best Fertilizer for Pumpkins

four delicious pumpkins

Autumn is fast approaching, and what symbolizes fall better than pumpkins? If you want pumpkins for Halloween decor, have squash recipes you want to try, or you’ve simply been working on a patch and aren’t seeing any results, you probably need some quality plant food. Read on to learn about the best fertilizer for pumpkins to …

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Our Guide to Harvesting Blueberries

If you lived anywhere near Mount Vernon in Ohio several decades ago, you knew my grandparents’ farm: the McConnell Berry Farm. The incredible U-pick strawberries and U-pick blueberries operation was my favorite place in the world as a kid – and not just because my awesome grandparents lived there. I was obsessed with blueberries. As …

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Sunflowers

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Tall, radiant blossoms reaching for the sky can mean only one thing: sunflowers! These giant beauties add wonderful texture, color, and earthen bright touches to the garden, and they provide some much-needed folic acid and happy fiber to your diet when you eat their seeds. This year is my first time growing sunflowers, and I’m …

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The Best Vegetarian Party Foods for Your Backyard Party

Grilled vegetables and tofu

I enjoy spending time in the backyard with my friends and family. We all love playing different games, watching movies, or relaxing together. However, none of us can imagine having fun outside without a tasty BBQ. There are many delicious meat recipes I’ve mastered over the years. If you are interested in that, you can …

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