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3 reasons for making your own beer

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3 reasons for making your own beer

With beer and wine being two of the world's most popular beverages, there isn't a great need to explain why they are both also popular for making at home and sharing amongst friends. Nevertheless, for some, the appeal doesn't come as easily, even when the White House brews it's own beer as well.  For those who are curious, here are a few motivations for brewing your own beer at home: Drink to your health: The healthy properties of a beer often depend on the recipe, but according to an article by Beersmith, a 12 ounce of beer can have fewer calories...

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5 tasty lunch recipes that don’t require cooking

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5 tasty lunch recipes that don’t require cooking

Some healthy meals to get your day started on the right foot and keep you full until lunch. For a summer mid-day meal, we love light, healthy fare that takes minimum of preparation and doesn't require heating up the kitchen. After all, who wants to stand over a hot stove when the mercury is climbing! Try these delicious ideas for tomorrow's lunch:  Beans: Pre-cooked beans are fast and filling when you mix them with fresh vegetables and seasonings for a quick meal. Try this recipe from Martha Stewart, which uses a little Parmesan, basil and lemons to add flavor.  Chilled...

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3 common beer glass types and how to use them

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3 common beer glass types and how to use them

If you've gone out to a brewpub or into the home of a beer aficionado lately, you have probably noticed that there are a whole bunch of different beer glass styles in heavy rotation these days. Each type of glass corresponds to a particular brewing tradition and is meant to bring out the particular qualities associated with that beer style. That's not to say that you can't serve beers in the "wrong" glass, only that serving them in their intended glassware will give you a better idea of which characteristics the brewers were aiming to bring out in the beer....

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5 healthy summer snack ideas

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5 healthy summer snack ideas

Summer is a good time to switch up your snacking routine, opting for easy, light and healthy options that don't require you to heat up your kitchen by cooking! Here are some ideas to keep you full and energized throughout the day:  Cranberry slushy: Health Magazine has an easy recipe for a cool cranberry slushy. Just mix a half-cup of cranberry juice cocktail, one cup of ice cubes and one teaspoon of lime juice. Serve from our double-walled stainless steel drinking glasses with matching straws for sipping in style.  Fresh fruit: Many different kinds of fruit are currently in season, so...

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2 tips for making healthy salads

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2 tips for making healthy salads

Salads are a popular meal choice for the nutritional content they supply. The cornucopia of vitamins and minerals they provide are key to a healthy lifestyle. A single salad can have anywhere from under 400 to well over 1,000 calories in one dish based on its ingredients.  Here are two tips to consider when making your next salad: Tasty foundation: Possibly the most important component of a salad is its base of greens. Not only does a good amount of greens load the meal with vital nutrients like lutein and folic acid, but you can use the foundation to add hunger-killing protein,...

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