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With social distancing orders in place in many areas across the country, you may be doing your grocery shopping with shelf stability in mind. But this factor should not be your only priority. Right now, it’s especially important that the foods you eat also support your health and longevity.

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Baking bread is just plain fun when your preschoolers shape prepared dough into adorable bear shapes. They’ll love “painting” the bears with an egg wash before you pop them in the oven. Serve them warm, drizzled with some honey for a memorable afternoon treat.

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The Downtown Growers Market is offering pre-order pick up from some of its vendors. You can browse the vendors individually, view their products and order from them directly. Pick up happens Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fusion Theater, 708 First St. NW. For more information, visit  ww…

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In addition to their high protein and fiber content, a new study finds that beans, particularly black beans, are a rich but overlooked source of antioxidants and may provide health benefits similar to some common fruits, including grapes, apples and cranberries.

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Chances are you’ve heard of the keto diet. Its popularity has soared in recent years, adding it to the list of diets many people try. The keto diet is founded on the belief that when your body is in a state of nutritional ketosis — a metabolic state in which fat provides most of the fuel for…

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Due to the health and safety concerns surrounding the current COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants in our area have closed their dining rooms, limiting their service to take-out and delivery. We can still support those businesses! A group of locals has created the Facebook page, “Burque Take Out &…

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Every parent knows the struggle of convincing their little ones to eat more nutritious foods. Luckily, by encouraging your kids to get involved in the kitchen, you’re helping them build a solid foundation for healthier food choices. Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Dawn Jackson Blatner …

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Set a timer to remember to add softener to your load of laundry, and another for when the load is done. Buzzers can’t always be heard, and it’s best to not let your wet laundry sit.

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Who doesn’t love tacos? Now, you can eat tacos for a cause with the Burque Taco Club. The club’s vision is to build an inclusive community focused on philanthropy. Each month, the group gets together at a local establishment to eat tacos, meet new people and raise money for a non-profit. The…

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Pi Day is not only an annual opportunity to celebrate math, it’s also a day to honor the renowned scientist and mathematician, Albert Einstein, born on March 14.

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, with stroke coming in fifth, according to the American Heart Association.

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There are plenty of local Instagram pages that showcase our city’s most photo-worthy. And occasionally you come across a gem. Albuquerque Fire Chow is a page that features the drool-inducing cooking at the local fire stations of Albuquerque Fire Rescue. Browse the mouth-watering, beautifully…

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The start of a new year means that many students are headed back to college. One of the downsides of college life is the dreaded “freshman 15” — the extra pounds that many students gain from poor eating habits. Establishing good eating habits as a college student may help form the basis for …

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Hang a mesh laundry bag where you keep your hamper. Socks go in the bag. When you’re ready to do laundry, tie a knot in the bag and toss it in. Socks stay together.

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Climate change may be one of the most daunting issues of our time, but small actions do add up to a positive difference. While complex problems demand complex solutions, one thing is simple: every individual can reduce their own water and carbon footprint through small behavior changes. Here…

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If you love breakfast all day — and who doesn’t — a visit to Bacon Jam should top your culinary to-do list. The Albuquerque restaurant (2930 Candelaria Road NE) opened early 2019, and just recently added an Edgewood location (150 Hwy. 344, Suite J). Serving breakfast and lunch, Bacon Jam add…

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It’s that time of year when we think about changes we want to make in our lives. For many people, those resolutions include a vow to eat healthy, exercise and/or lose weight.

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If you find yourself yearning for a spot of tea, check out Uptown Tea. This second location of NM Tea Co. opened recently in ABQ Uptown. In the new space, any variety of tea can be purchased brewed, by the cup, hot, iced or in tea-latte form. You’ll also find 75 varieties prepared in tea bag…

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I’m already bracing for cold and flu season. In addition to doctor-recommended prevention, I’ve decided to work on natural ways to boost my immune system, including turmeric.

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The holiday season means delicious food and parties galore. If you’ve been dedicated to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, there’s no reason to throw away all your hard work. You just need to make adjustments to your routine so you can enjoy the season guilt-free.

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You might be tempted to reserve your silver flatware for special occasion use, but it can be used daily. If you do so, it will be less likely to tarnish and require special cleaning and polishing. Hand wash gently — never put silver in the dishwasher — and store in drawers lined with a tarni…

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You know that you’re a grown-up when you fall in love with foods you disliked as a child. I never liked sweet potatoes, but we were raised to eat what was on our plates without complaint. Now, I’ve challenged myself to try sweet potatoes in a variety of ways, including baked and topped with …

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You’ve made the decision to get in shape, and whether your goal is a full marathon or simply a few laps around the neighborhood, there are a few steps to consider taking before you strap on those shoes and head toward the finish line.

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Consider this your fall reminder to schedule a visit from a chimney sweep, if you haven’t already. As temperatures drop, you’ll be tempted to light up the fireplace, and you’ll want it checked for any animal intrusion, creosote buildup or mortar that needs repairing.

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Albuquerque’s Bristol Doughnuts, located in a double-decker bus parked at Comanche and Morris, wants to give us more doughnuts, faster! The locally owned company has launched an Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign to open a brick-and-mortar location complete with kitchen, seating and an espress…

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Whether you’re hitting the gym to get healthy, tone up or improve your overall well-being, there’s no denying that seeing results can be one of the most satisfying feelings. Noticing even the smallest change in the way you feel or look is reason enough to lace up your sneakers for another sw…

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Need a dessert that is not only delicious but easy to make?  Try this recipe for Cinnamon-Apple Crostata.  You’ll have a hard time waiting to sink your teeth in to the flaky crust with a burst of cinnamon and apples. Find more delicious recipes at Culinary.net.

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There’s nothing better than a night on the town. But when you’re trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy lifestyle, restaurant menus aren’t always your friend.

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Need brown sugar for a recipe and suddenly realize you’re out? Save a trip to the grocery store by adding molasses to white sugar. No molasses? Use maple syrup in a pinch.

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Plastic pollution is a crisis for communities, oceans and waterways, according to environmental experts, who point out that supermarkets — as major contributors to the growing problem — are in an important position to acknowledge and address the issue.

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Eating small snacks throughout the day can be a great way to maintain energy and keep hunger pangs at bay between meals. The problem is, it’s far too easy to reach for unhealthy foods that satisfy your sweet or salty cravings, but don’t necessarily provide the essential nutrients your body needs.

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I’ve got some great ideas for starting off the new school year by shopping on a budget for your weekly work-and-school lunches. Try using some of these tips each week, and soon you should see some relief in your grocery bills while creating healthy, food-safe lunches for the whole family!

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Glass candleholders can make a nice storage for bathroom items like cotton swabs and cotton balls, even small products can be organized into these pretty holders.

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Of all the berries of summer, blackberries are the ones that arrive early and stay late into the season. In warm climates, this strikingly beautiful fruit begins producing in late spring, and if the weather is not too hot, will continue throughout the summer. If you’ve grown tired of strawbe…

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Cucumbers are a go-to vegetable for salads, but there are many ways to incorporate this cool, crunchy vegetable into everything from appetizers to drinks. Cucumbers are one of the oldest cultivated crops and have more than 100 different varieties. It’s believed they were first cultivated in India.

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I love to cook, but when it’s 100 degrees outside my desire to turn on the stove melts away like an ice cube on a hot sidewalk. One good thing about summers in Texas, the heat seems to bring out my creativity. I’ve devised several ways to continue to enjoy my favorite meals without using my oven.

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Whether you're new to gardening or have a green thumb, summer is the perfect season to start your own garden. Now is the time to start thinking of all the possibilities the warm weather brings!

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During the early 1900s, most chickens were raised on family farms for their eggs, which were sold as a source of income. Chickens were considered as a special occasion or holiday meal.

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When it comes to cooking and eating the freshest vegetables and herbs, we recommend growing your own. Make the most of your harvest this year by selecting plants that will thrive in your space. Container gardening is a great option, perfect for those who want to plant on patio or deck spaces…

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Kitchens may get a lot of love, but homeowners are lavishing more attention on bathrooms lately. That’s the major takeaway from a new poll that sheds new light on the latest preferences in bathroom redos.

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There’s a reason why Darth Vader is the most visually memorable character in the Star Wars universe: Yes, the dark side of the Force is alluring, but it’s Vader’s dark costume design that catches the eye and captures the imagination.

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If you’ve run out of ways to prepare starches like corn, potatoes or rice to serve as side dishes, you might want to try turnips. We have Charles “Turnip” Townshend to thank for elevating turnips to the dinner table. England was formally introduced to turnips when Townshend, a British politi…

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Many parents know it can be a challenge to get kids to eat healthy foods. Serving piles of vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins might be our goal, but it might not guarantee that children will actually eat them.

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You’ve switched from incandescent bulbs to low-wattage LEDs. You drive a low-emmissions vehicle and bring your own bags to the grocery store. You care about greenhouse gases and your carbon footprint, but what about your pet’s carbon paw print? Is your pet living a green, eco-friendly life?

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Today's chefs and home cooks alike are seeking more meaningful food experiences, with smart, intuitive technology that's high-performing and saves time. This year, leading brands are changing the way culinary enthusiasts source and prepare their food, emphasizing a heightened level of respec…

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Whether it's a hot drink of honey, lemon and brandy, or a steaming bowl of chicken soup, many families have age-old home remedies, passed down through the generations, that they still use today when winter kicks into high gear. Grandma knew a thing or two about soothing a sore throat, quieti…

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If you’re hearing the people around you start to sniffle and hack, you may feel a sense of impending doom about your chances of avoiding a cough or cold.

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Donating to local food banks is one way to ensure that everyone in your community feels the warmth this winter.