Wonder fruit

Wonder Fruit  Ever wished you could turn back the clock? While there’s no magic pill that can do that, eating a pomegranate might help you slow down aging. Eat this wonder fruit to keep your skin, your cells, and your body young. By Diana Bocco Pomegranate Board-certified dermatologist Tanya Kormeili, MD, recommends pomegranate as her stay young food because it’s rich in vitamins C and B5 (pantothenic acid) ...

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Loconut Colada

Taste of the Tropics Close your eyes while sipping this tasty cocktail and imagine you’re living la vida loca. Loconut Colada 1.5       oz. Captain Morgan Loconut .5         oz. Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum .25      oz. cream of coconut .5         oz. pineapple juice   Combine Captain Morgan Loconut, Original Spiced Rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice into a shaker and fill with ice. Shake ...

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Café Bink: Make a trip to this Carefree gem for exceptional food and views

Café Bink Make a trip to this Carefree gem for exceptional food and views. By Andrew Leach Café Bink is nestled in the foothills of Carefree. I highly recommend making the trip to this restaurant for two reasons. The food is amazing and the area surrounding the place is very picturesque. Originally owned and operated by renowned Phoenix Chef Kevin Binkley, Café Bink is now run by his new partner, Chef Justi ...

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Elevate Coffee Co. offers a lot more than java

Elevate Coffee Co.  Local independent gathering spot offers a lot more than java. By Andrew Leach I prefer small, locally owned places over large corporate chains. Not that I refuse to go to chains, they have their place too, but I like diversity. Elevate is one such place that I thought would be a great recommendation to tell you about. In 2009, a group of community leaders developed a 3,400-square-foot sp ...

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Times Square Neighborhood Italian Restaurant: Expect tasty food, large portions, and authenticity at this local spot

Times Square Neighborhood Italian Restaurant Expect tasty food, large portions, and authenticity at this local spot. By Andrew Leach Times Square Neighborhood Italian Restaurant will remind you of the small town restaurants from your youth. Quaint is sometimes used as a bad adjective, but I feel that it shouldn’t be. This restaurant is quaint, with comfortable booths along the windows and tables down the ce ...

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Cooking count down: A food prep plan for Thanksgiving

Cooking Count Down  The Desert Baroness offers a food prep game plan for a no-fuss Thanksgiving meal. By Lydia O’Connor Photo by Lydia O’Connor   Coming up with a good game plan and cooking make-ahead dishes are the key to surviving one of the years’ busiest days of cooking and socializing! I love celebrating Thanksgiving. Having the whole family together to eat and hang out and to catch up on everythi ...

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Sweet fall treats: pumpkin pie parfait

Sweet Fall Treats Super decadent pumpkin pie parfait layered with brown sugar cream cheese and pumpkin Dandies marshmallows.   By Chelsie Jangord Pumpkin Parfaits Makes four to six servings 1 to 2             cups of Dandies Pumpkin Marshmallows 1                     30 oz. can of pumpkin pie filling 1/2                 cup coconut cream 1                     Tbs. maple syrup 1                     Tbs. ...

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Grilled Swordfish Steaks

Grilled Swordfish Steaks      2 – 4                1-inch-think swordfish steaks 1 – 2                Tbs. Kosher salt per steak 1                      tsp. freshly cracked black peppercorns per steak extra virgin olive oil Preheat the grill until the temperature gauge reaches 475°F. Oil each of the steaks until very glossy. Salt and pepper the steaks right before placing them on the grill at a 45-degree an ...

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Asian Beef and Peppers

Asian Beef and Peppers  By Leann Grunwald Stir-fry is a fantastic, healthy cooking method because it emphasizes vegetables and places less focus on t he meat and uses minimal oil. Plus, the high heat prevents more delicate nutrients from being destroyed. Oils that are used for stir-frying are generally lower in saturated fat. An entree will generally yield 350 to 400 calories per serving in contrast to a re ...

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You Can Do What with Melons? Mama G. (aka Leann Grunwald) whips up a fresh idea in 85085 Magazine

By Leann Grunwald Sautéing, from the French sauté meaning “jumped” or “bounced,” references a method of tossing while cooking. It uses small amounts of fat—in this case, heart-healthy fat—in a heavy, wide pan with sloped sides over moderately high heat. For optimal sautéing, ingredients are cut into uniform shapes and sizes to facilitate fast and even cooking. Size does matter when sautéing, so take your ti ...

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