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Introducing our son, Ayan! (And my birth story for Baby #2)

Hi Everyone! I’m thrilled to share that our baby boy, Ayan Ellison Shah, was born on Tuesday, August 1st at 5:45am. He weighed in at 6lbs 11oz, is 20.5 inches long, and has a head full of black hair, just like his sister when she was born! 🙂 Ayan’s birth was dramatically different from Layla’s […]

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The Best Vegetarian Chili EVER!

My husband has always been a bit skeptical of vegetarian chilis. The classic response from him when I make a vegetarian chili recipe is: *taste* *pause* “this is pretty good. but it’s not chili.” My theory is that he responds this way because he used to eat meat (he turned vegetarian at age 15) and […]

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This Is Exactly What Julianne Hough Eats In A Day

As a professional dancer, singer, and actress, Julianne Hough has a lot on her plate—in more ways than one! To fuel the two-time Dancing with the Stars champ’s busy work days and involved workouts, she chooses whole foods, indulges in moderation, and hydrates aplenty. Before her pre-breakfast workout, Julianne blends one cucumber with spinach, kale, a pear, celery, carrot, a green apple, ginger, lemon, and beets for the ultimate green juice that fuels her intense workout without weighing her down.

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This One Trick Will Make Your Coffee Taste Better Instantly

Chemists at the University of Bath collaborated with a British cafe to discover how the temperature of coffee beans affects flavor. “What you’re looking for is a grind that has the smallest difference between the smallest and largest particle,” said Christopher Hendon, a chemist who was involved in the study. Instead of storing your coffee in your cupboard, try sticking it in an airtight container and toss it in the freezer the night before you grind and brew.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Chipotle Outbreak

Is it safe to eat at Chipotle? Customers reported experiencing painful norovirus symptoms ranging from severe stomach discomfort, nausea, dizziness, and dehydration to vomiting and diarrhea—which even drove two victims to the hospital. "We are working with health authorities to understand what the cause may be and to resolve the situation as quickly as possible," Jim Marsden, Chipotle's executive director of food safety, told Business Insider.

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Super Fast Goat Cheese Crostini

These little goat cheese crostini are one of my favorite appetizer recipes to make when we have a ton of people coming over. Why? Because this recipe… Is Easy Is Super fast to make (which is important if you’re making a bunch of dishes!) Is Light and low-calorie Requires 3 ingredients Looks fancy 🙂 Is […]

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Chickpea, Tomato, and Feta Salad

We’ve been doing a lot of picnic-ing these days. The weather has been absolutely perfect for it: warm, sunny, with a light breeze but not too hot or humid! It also helps that the parks around our neighborhood have tons of nice shady picnic spots, and eating outside with kids means less mess to clean […]

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Superfood Salad with Healthy “Ranch” Dressing

It has been a HOT summer so far, and being 36 weeks pregnant has just made the weather feel even hotter!! It might be a combination of not wanting to spend a ton of time cooking near a hot stove, or wanting to find more cooling meals, but I have been making a lot of […]

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New Study On White Vs Brown Bread Has Surprising Results

If you read “clean eating” blogs and follow #fitspo Instagrammers, you’d be forgiven for thinking that processed white bread is basically poison. The reality isn’t that simple, though, and processed white bread could actually be just as good for you as brown, according to a new study. Scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science, in Israel, monitored the effects of eating a traditional supermarket white loaf compared with artisanal wholewheat sourdough – and there was little difference between them.

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The One Food You Shouldn't Order At Brunch

The research team divided study participants into subgroups based on the frequency they ate potatoes each week. Using the data they collected from each group, Nicola Veronese, lead author of the study, and a dozen researchers discovered that those who ate fried potatoes two to three times per week were twice as likely to die early compared to those who didn't eat fried potatoes.

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This Model Not Only Eats, But Can Make a Mean Eggplant Parmigiana

Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann, who’s been shot for Vogue and Elle and Harpers Bazaar, has also penned a cookbook, the Impatient Foodie, an accessible, entertaining guide to consuming what’s in your fridge. This proves that models like Teigen and Wiedemann do, in fact, eat – albeit, with foresight and planning. It’s also true that some models don’t eat and I know them to,” Wiedemann tells Yahoo Style.

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The Pioneer Woman Tells Us What Life Without Takeout Is Really Like

When Ree Drummond started her personal blog, The Pioneer Woman, in 2006, it began as a way to keep friends and family updated on her day-to-day life living on a ranch with her husband and four kids. Over a decade later, the Pioneer Woman brand has slowly expanded to include everything from cookbooks, children's books, a popular TV show, store, and, most recently, a magazine. When Drummond married her cattle rancher husband, she had to adapt to rural life – and that meant saying goodbye to takeout.

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Eating at least 3 servings of fruit and vegetable per day could protect our arteries

Having studied the diets of 3,696,778 adults with an average age of 64, American researchers recommend eating at least 3 servings of fruit and vegetables per day to reduce the risk of peripheral artery disease (PAD) which narrows the arteries of the legs. People who eat three or more portions of fruit and vegetables per day have an 18% lower risk of developing PAD than those who report eating less, according to a study published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, an American Heart Association journal. PAD is a condition in which a build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries restricts blood supply to leg muscles, making it more difficult or painful to walk or stand.

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There Is A Unicorn Lemonade That Starbucks Baristas Don't Want You To Know About

"DO NOT LET THIS HIT SOCIAL MEDIA," baristas all over Reddit begged after discovering one well-intentioned barista's off-menu drink using the colorful ingredients originally meant for the now infamous Unicorn Frappuccinos. Hoping to get some love from the online barista community, Reddit user auksyyyt shared their brightly-hued photo captioned, “creative with powders :),” with instructions for how to make the controversial concoction only to be met with the same response I would assume Frankenstein would have received had he shared his monster on Reddit. In the brief time since it launched, the Unicorn Frappuccino has been making sugary waves of its own with celebrities and Starbucks fans alike posting photos and videos to Instagram and Snapchat showing off the drink.

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Delicious, Flourless, Gluten Free Brownies!

Super fudge-y, moist, chocolatey, and absolutely amazing: you won’t believe that these brownies are flourless, gluten-free, low-fat, low-sugar, all-natural, and less than 100 calories per brownie! The secret ingredient will surprise you… These brownies are made with black beans. Yup. That’s right. BEANS. You have to try it to believe it, but these don’t taste […]

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Potty Training Basics (The first 3 days, and the first year!)

There are so many articles out there about potty training: the different methods (3 day vs. baby-led), different tools to use (book recommendations, a separate potty chair vs. the kid seat for the big potty), and opinions — that when I started getting asked questions about how we potty trained Layla, I wasn’t sure I had […]

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Chrissy Teigen Posted A Video Of The Dish She Eats Every Day & Sometimes Twice A Day

An easy bowl of oatmeal, that simple go-to grilled chicken recipe, the emergency spoonful of peanut butter with chocolate chips we reach for nearly every night for dessert, these are all dishes we repeat because they’re delicious, satisfying, and don’t take a lot of work. As it turns out, Chrissy Teigen relatable celebrity, also likes to eat the same thing every day. Refinery29 chatted with Chrissy last month, and during the interview, she revealed that she eats a whole branzino, made by her mom, every single night.

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