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6 ways to make the most of summer

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6 ways to make the most of summer

Summer always seems to fly by far too quickly and this year has been no exception. However, the official first day of fall is less than two months away so we still have some time to savor the season! Here are our top tips for making the most of the coming weeks: Eat al fresco: In the rush of every day life it's nice to take a moment to savor the little things. Try drinking your morning coffee on the porch or eating dinner outside on the patio. Stainless steel products, like our sturdy drinking tumblers and bowls, are particularly great for outdoor...

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6 unconventional condiments you have to try

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6 unconventional condiments you have to try

Food industry experts agree: the days when ketchup, mustard and mayo were the only sauces you were expected to provide are long gone. According to Food Product Design magazine, incorporating more complex "gourmet" sauces into home cooking is becoming more popular, and therefore, "chefs and product developers are showing [condiments] as much respect as they do anything else they put on the plate." For a more compelling condiment experience this holiday season, consider serving up some of these less-common sauces: Chimichurri: A tangy, zesty, sweet-and-sour sauce from Argentina made with chopped parsley, vinegar and red pepper flakes, this sauce is...

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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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Tips on how to make great smoothies

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Tips on how to make great smoothies

Few treats in life provide as much pleasure as your own creation of fruits and vegetables mixed together and blended into a sumptuous nectar to be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home. However, those magical moments can be far and few in between because sometimes concocting the perfect smoothie is a tricky affair.  Nevertheless, the urge to try again doesn't leave us. Not only are they delicious but smoothies are also undeniably good for you, especially when mixed in with spinach, kale, bananas, avocado and a host of other fruit and vegetables in countless arrangements.  Here are a...

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6 components of a great summer salad

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6 components of a great summer salad

When the weather warms up, it's time to ditch those hot soups and heavy casseroles and whip up a delicious and light summer salad! Here are some components of an exceptional salad: Color: Making sure your salad has lots of color will make it nutritionally diverse and attractive! Food and recipe site Serious Eats recommends avocado and mango for pops of color. You can also add red, orange or yellow bell peppers, carrots, radishes or any other favorite veggies!  Crunch: Some crunch will add extra dimension and interest, keeping your salad from being bland and boring! Many fresh fruits and vegetables,...

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