4 Heart-Healthy Green Smoothie Recipes

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  March 25, 2015

There are many ingredients that can benefit your heart, such as nuts, berries, dark green veggies and spices such as turmeric and cinnamon. However, you might not be sure how to incorporate these ingredients into your diet. One option to increase your consumption of these heart-healthy ingredients is to add daily green smoothies to your weekly menu. Here are four smoothie recipes that taste great and can help boost your overall health.

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Spruce Up Dinner With 3 Baked Pasta Variations

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  March 24, 2015

There's no denying that baked pasta is a delicious comfort food. If this dish is your go-to meal on weeknights, you might find yourself getting bored with the same old flavors. Here are three variations on classic baked pasta that will help you switch up your routine.

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Is Beer Really Brain Food? New Research Says Yes!

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  March 20, 2015

If asked to name a healthy alcoholic beverage, most people would probably say red wine, which is known for its antioxidants and procyanidins. While these compounds have been proven to keep wine-drinkers in good health, new research has suggested that red vino isn't the only beneficial libation. Scientists recently discovered a compound in hops that has positive effects on brain cells, suggesting that beer may also be a good drink of choice for health-driven individuals.

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A Beginner's Guide To Wine Pairings

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  March 19, 2015

There's nothing quite like a home-cooked meal paired with a great glass of wine. In fact, libations can really make or break a meal, which is why so many restaurants pay wine experts to create pairings for each entree. However, you don't have to be a sommelier to pick the best wine to complement your dinner. Here are some tips that will help you pick the perfect bottle of vino and impress your friends at the retirement community.

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A Sunrise Recipe: Grandma’s Escarole & Lentil Soup

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  March 13, 2015

The activities and volunteer coordinator at Brighton Gardens of Florham Park, NJ, shares here grandma’s special recipe with us today! “I am so excited that my grandma’s recipe is being included in the cookbook. She brought this recipe from Italy around 1920. Monday night was soup night and we always had this with a side salad and garlic bread. When my sons were growing up, I continued the tradition. My husband and I still have it, but without the bread and salad. It is both healthy and filling without the sides,” she says.

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3 Traditional Irish Dishes For St. Patrick's Day

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  March 13, 2015

St. Patrick's Day is quickly approaching, and many people are getting ready to celebrate, whether they're Irish or not. The holiday has become a mainstream observance and a great excuse to get together with friends and enjoy good food and drinks. Here are three traditional Irish recipes that you can make for your St. Patty's Day festivities. 

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A Sunrise Recipe: Harvest Salad

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  March 12, 2015

The chef at Sunrise of Falls Church, VA, created this special salad when residents requested a filling salad that was still healthy. The name originates from when it was first made in autumn, yet it can be enjoyed all year long!

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A Sunrise Recipe: Michigan Cherry Salad

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  March 11, 2015

Cherry farmers in Northern Michigan produce more than 75% of the tart cherries found in the U.S. Tart cherries are generally flash frozen because they are too delicate to ship in their natural state, so look for them year round. Therefore, this recipe from Sunrise of Shelby Township, MI is also good for all four seasons! The chef was inspired when visiting a cherry farm.

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