Southwest customers of size

It’s refreshing to know that Southwest honors their customers of size with a complimentary second seat. Encouraging customers to purchase two seats as they plan their vacation takes away the stress of finding out once boarded. The second seat price will be refunded at the end of the trip. Pre-boarding…
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Shame on you!

Every crack is also an opening… begins the lovely poem by Mark Nepo. It was read out loud at grown-up sleep-away camp in Albuquerque where I, along with 24 other eager beavers, worked on the shame carried deep within. Lovingly dubbed “Shame Camp” by last year’s attendees, each of us…
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Pumpkin Oat Muffins

Start your day with these hardy and filling muffins bursting with flavor and mellow sweetness from nature’s own maple sugar. Great afternoon snack, too.  Yield: 12 muffins   Ingredients Muffin liners Nonstick cooking spray 2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour (can substitute whole wheat for 1 cup) 1 1/2 cup quick…
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Nutty and nice

Read health and food magazines. ‘Eat more whole grains’ is the charge. Although nutrition experts recommend increasing dietary fiber, grain confusion and carb-phobic attitudes prevent whole grain intake from being achieved. Why the whole grain buzz in the first place? First, let’s debunk the fear of carbs. Dieting mentality and the…
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10-spice vegetable soup

The ultimate bowl of comfort food, made with a decadent creamy broth and loaded with an array of health-boosting spices and vegetables. Be sure to soak the cashews in water the night before (or for at least 2 hours) so they are ready when you plan to make the soup.…
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