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Ask the Health Coach: How Much Water Should I Drink?

Dear Maura, Can you please tell me how much water I should be drinking? I’m confused. I’ve heard eight cups a day, but I’ve also […]

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Ask the Health Coach: Are There Any Healthy Fast Food Options?

Dear Maura, You’re in the car, the kids are screaming, and you have to hit a drive thru to calm them down. What’s the best […]

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Make: Pumpkin and Squash Chili

Brrr, its cold outside! This recipe is great for these brutal January days. It’s hearty and spicy, yet sweet at the same time. And it’s […]

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Recap: Maura’s Seven-Day Cleanse Experiment

Mission accomplished! My one-week detox is complete: no alcohol, no caffeine, no processed sugar, no meat, no dairy and no wheat. Last week I wrote […]

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Holiday Cleanup Patrol: A Seven-Day Cleanse Experiment

Every good party is followed by a big clean up. It’s necessary; no one likes to do it, but it must be done. Same goes […]

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Good-for-You Gifts

‘Tis the season for giving and receiving. I’m not gonna lie—I like both. I love taking the time to pick out a gift for someone, […]

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How to Stock Your Pantry Like a Pro

Last week I sat down with Be Well Philly editor Emily Leaman to ask for feedback about my recipes that were part of the BWP […]

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Make: Artichoke and ‘Shroom Bruschetta

Can you believe it’s that time of year already? The holiday season brings with it a host of holiday parties. It’s great to be festive […]

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Make: Pumpkin-Seed Sweet Potato Fries

Our Office Challenge competitors are in for a treat with this week’s featured recipe: pumpkin-seed-studded sweet potato fries. Yum. Our contestants score points for making […]

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Make: Breakfast Sandwich of Champions

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, why shouldn’t it be the most delicious one, too? Give yourself a little extra time […]

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Make: Hang-On-to-Summer Sundae

The last weekend of summer is behind us. Now it’s back to reality and back to the grind. Since I haven’t written any dessert recipes, […]

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Make: Leftover Lettuce Wraps

Well, this weekend was certainly a great time to eat some leftovers. With Hurricane Irene approaching, I found creative ways to use everything in my […]

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Make: Heirloom Tomato and Grilled Zucchini Salad

I must confess: I’m picky about tomatoes and don’t really eat them too much in the off-season. There’s nothing worse than a tasteless, light pink, […]

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Make: Chipotle-Lime Corn-on-the-Cob

When I was making this, I knew it was going to be good; when I bit into it, it was even better! I don’t know […]

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Make: Quinoa Shrimp Risotto

This Italian girl loves pasta, but sometimes it’s just too much in the hot summer months. So for this risotto dish, I substitute quinoa (pronounced […]