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3 Benefits Of Homemade Salad Dressing

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  January 30, 2015

For many people, no salad is complete without a little bit of their favorite dressing, which often pulls together the flavors of the dish and gives it the extra zest you're craving. No matter if you're partial to Italian or balsamic dressings, you can probably make a homemade version that comes with a number of extra perks. Here are three benefits of making your own salad dressing instead of using the store-bought variety.

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3 Great Recipes To Make With Collard Greens

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  January 28, 2015

If you keep up with the latest health food news, you may have heard that collard greens are the next best thing since kale. These leaves are packed with all sorts of beneficial nutrients, like vitamins A, K and C, as well as calcium, iron and magnesium. If you want to incorporate some collard greens into your diet, here are three easy recipes that use the latest and greatest superfood.

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How To Make Your Own Hummus And Chips

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  January 22, 2015

If you head to your local grocery store, you'll probably be able to find a wide selection of hummus in various flavors. This chickpea-based dip, often enjoyed with vegetables or crackers, has gained popularity over the past few years because of its great taste and nutritional value. What many people don't know, however, is how easy it is to make at home!

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A Beginner's Guide To Baking Bread

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  January 8, 2015

If you have a friend or relative who brings homemade bread to gatherings, you know how moist and delicious it is! A slice of bread from your own oven is great as toast, dipped in a bowl of soup or as part of your favorite sandwich. It might seem intimidating to make your own bread, but it's really quite easy once you get the hang of it. Here are some tips to baking your first loaf and a recipe to get you started.

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3 Winter Squash Recipes To Spruce Up A Meal

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  November 20, 2014

When you visit the grocery store during the fall, you probably see a variety of brightly colored squash in the produce section. These great vegetables are only available during this season, so make the most of them while you can! They're a great side to just about any meal and can be prepared with other seasonal ingredients for a delicious autumn dish.

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How To Make Guilt-Free Gravy For Thanksgiving

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  November 18, 2014

What do slices of turkey, mashed potatoes and homemade bread have in common? They're all tastier when covered in a warm coat of gravy. The downside is that gravy made from meat is typically high in saturated fats and sodium, both of which can contribute to heart problems. However, there's no need to skip on the dressing at your next family gathering! Just whip up a batch of this guilt-free gravy that's made with mushrooms.

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3 Delicious Gluten-Free Sides For Thanksgiving

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  November 14, 2014

If you or one of your loved ones has celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that doesn't allow you to eat gluten, it can be tricky to enjoy the holiday season. Many traditional Thanksgiving dishes contain gluten, so celiacs have to be careful about what they're eating. To accommodate the dietary restrictions of your family or friends, replace your classic side dishes with gluten-free alternatives. These three recipes are safe for everyone to eat, and they're so delicious that no one will know they're gluten-free.

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Jazz Up Your Mashed Potatoes With 3 Easy Recipes

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  November 10, 2014

During the holidays, you're sure to spot a dish of warm mashed potatoes at every gathering. This classic side dish is a crowd favorite, but it can get old when you're eating plain potatoes all the time. Here are a few easy recipes you can use to spice up your traditional mashed potatoes.

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