Baked Cheese Topped Zucchini

Not only is zucchini tasty and versatile vegetable, it’s also one of the long-standing favorites among healthy-eating crowds. Well deservedly so, too. Even convinced carnivores appreciate its taste, texture and the way it yields itself to all kinds of add-ons and toppings.

Most of the zucchini-based dishes are fairly simple to cook. This one is no exception. Judge for yourself.

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No Mess Omelet

I believe this is a fitting time for this remarkably simple recipe. With all the elaborate holiday cooking, you will appreciate something that can be done quickly, easily and require virtually no cleanup. It’s also satisfying, easy to scale (cook for one or for 6 in the same time with the same effort) and extraordinary in its versatility.

Who doesn’t like an omelet?

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The Joy of Fasting

Seriously? JOY? Doesn’t fasting involve hunger, ergo suffering? Nope. It doesn’t. Or at least, it doesn’t have to – if you do it right. If you are tempted to joke that the only joy in that is the moment you break your fast, go ahead, have your fun. I’ll join you in just a minute. Rest assured, I am far from subjecting myself to any kind of suffering. I am a strong believer in a motto “No pain? Good!”

So, how can fasting be enjoyable? In quite a few ways.

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Fermented Cranberry

This is very festive recipe, fitting for the season; it’s also the best time for it, as fresh cranberries from this fall’s crop are still in the stores. As it’s often the case with fermentation, the final product is not at all what you would expect from cranberries. They lose their usual tartness and become mellow, slightly spicy and slightly alcoholic.

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How to Lose Weight through Lowering Insulin Levels

Last week we discussed one of the major reasons for the weight gain. That would be a waste if we didn’t follow up with a post discussing to lose that weight, wouldn’t it?

As a quick recap, it’s elevated insulin levels that command our body to store fat. They trigger a vicious cycle where elevated insulin causes rise of insulin resistance, which causes even higher insulin level. Initial increase of insulin originates from a double-trouble combo: eating the wrong things (added sugar and refined carbs) in a wrong pattern (eating too frequently, thus being in a permanent fed state with no fasted state, thus not letting insulin level drop).

Summarized in such brief form, it makes the way to stop and reverse this cycle clear. It consists of two steps.

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Hawaiian Pulled Pork in a Slow Cooker

Pulled pork. Is there any carnivore whose heart wouldn’t skip a beat? And, Hawaii? In the dead of the winter? Can it get any better? Yes, it can. You can make it right at home, in your run-of-the-mill slow cooker.

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How We Get Fat

When two great forces fiercely battle each other, what happens to the battlefield upon which they fight?

Right. It gets destroyed.

You are a battlefield. You probably don’t think of yourself this way but that’s what you are nonetheless.

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The Best App for Walking

Have you ever found yourself trying many apps, each promising to do what you want them to, only to find that they do no such thing?

It can be frustrating. Luckily, it’s easy to install and uninstall them, but it gets old quickly when you do it time and time again.

Walking is an important part of our routine. We try to include 3 to 10 km (~ 2 to 6 miles) a day as a permanent part of our physical activity.

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