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Recipe: Roasted Parmesan Butternut Squash

It’s springtime in the Middle East. Afternoons are warm, but chilly evenings still make oven-roasted vegetables an enjoyable option for dinner. Butternut, and other hard-skinned squashes, are in season, and will be for at least another month. Here’s April’s seasonal produce, all detailed out for you. I picked up a medium-sized butternut squash to make […]

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Grilled Chicken Wings With Middle-Eastern Flavors

This week is when the weather finally turns warm in Israel, inviting families on Passover vacation to fire up their grills outdoors. You can hardly walk through a public park without skirting families unpacking picnics, fanning charcoals, and chasing runaway toddlers. And chicken wings are a favorite on these picnics, being easy to cook and […]

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Creamy Roasted Garlic Soup

It’s full garlic season in the Middle East. Markets display piles of the pungent bulbs, with the green stalks for you to hang up and dry, or with the greens chopped off for your convenience. I confess, I’m crazy about about garlic. Every spring, I buy 30 kg. to see me through the year. Local […]

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Analyzing The Enormous Benefits Of Smoking Cessation

As you likely already know, smoking cigarettes is very detrimental to your health. If you do not take steps to stop smoking, you’re continuing down a very dangerous path. Your bad habit will eventually lead to your death. With this in mind, you need to stop smoking as quickly as possible. Within this comprehensive guide, […]

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Beef Short Ribs In The Slow Cooker

Being vegewarian, I keep meat for holidays and special occasions. Because that’s what vegewarian means – eating mostly sustainable and local vegetarian foods, with meat dishes only once in a while. Here’s one of our typical vegewarian non-meat recipes. With Passover on the way, I’m thinking what sumptuous meat dish to cook. The problem with […]

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The Mallows Menu

Mallows are at the top of my edible weeds list. Once or twice every year, at late winter, I go out and bring home a big bag full of them. Mallows on their long stems to hang up and dry. Mallow flowers and fruit to sprinkle over salads. Mallow leaves to stuff with rice or […]

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7 tips for raising children with diabetes

  Facing and accepting your child’s diagnosis with diabetes is rarely easy. Unless you were able to catch the signs of diabetes early on, a scary and traumatizing experience all too often leads to the discovery that your child needs to take special precautions when eating or performing strenuous activity. There are ways you can […]

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Is too much coffee good for you?

Middle Easterns love their coffee and they love it string. Brew it by the spoonful in a cup or boil it in a finjan. It's a great morning treat. And it helps bring on a bowel movement when particulary strong. But how much coffee is good coffee? Can overdoing it ever be bad?

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These new Dutch bikes truly suck.

Bike-sharing programs are big right now. Designed for quick trips with convenience in mind, bike-sharing is a fun and affordable way to get around. A Dutch designer has devised a bike kitted up with air infiltration equipment that can eat smog and spit out clean air, helping to protect the lungs of individual riders. Now he‘s […]

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Pregnant women beware of traffic noise and air pollution!

As if expecting women don’t have enough to worry about, a new scientific study indicates a direct correlation between traffic noise and ambient air pollution and the health of pregnant women and their birth outcomes. Specifically, these environmental influences are proving to increase the incidences of pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes and low birth weights. 

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4 options for depression treatment without medication

We live in a world where prescription medications drive common treatment options. Between 2005-2008, antidepressants were the third most common drug amongst Americans, including children and adults. With dozens of antidepressant medications on the market, it’s no surprise that prescription drugs are the go-to option for people who have been diagnosed with depression. With antidepressant […]

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What happens during the rehab process?

Drugs are a massive problem in the Middle East, especially in countries such as Iran where heavy opioid can be found. There are many opiate detox centers that will be able to help you overcome your addiction. It is very common for people who are dependent on drugs or alcohol to be apprehensive about checking […]

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Rose-Scented Rice Pudding Recipe

Part I in a series of 4 about eating and healing with roses. Roses have everything you desire in a flower: beauty, fragrance and the power to express, and to waken, love. Maybe it’s their mysterious beauty; a whorl of petals that enclose the unmistakable, heady scent. Body and spirit instinctively respond to rose’s soothing, […]

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Eat Smarter, Study Better

Let’s say you’re a student gearing up for end-of-semester tests. Or a professional going over the latest reports. Or  you’re drafting a talk or a presentation. You have to cram these preparations into a busy schedule. How can you stay alert and get the most out of the time you spend researching, reading and taking notes? […]

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Immunity boosting fruits for health!

Nutrition plays an important role in strengthening your immune system. Regular consumption of these immunity boosting foods will help reduce how frequently you fall sick and may help you recover from illness more quickly. In the following section are given various immunity boosting fruits which will help you lead a healthier life. Citrus fruits Citrus […]

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World Health Organization calls CBD oil safe

While parents everywhere are worried about the effects of cannabis products on their loved ones’ health, despise much research that shows how medical marijuana can be restorative and healing for many ailments, a small breakthrough for cannabis medicine by the World Health Organization (WHO) who in a new report (download PDF here) bids that CBD […]