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Have you ever tried to have a rational conversation with an angry toddler at 30,000 feet over the Atlantic? It probably wasn’t a pretty picture. As the holiday season approaches, more families with young children will be on airplanes to visit friends and family. It can be a unique and enjoyable experience for everyone involved, but it requires a lot…

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This healthy twist on the classic orzo salad swaps in protein packed, gluten free quinoa for the pasta for a lighter option. Lycopene rich tomatoes, fiber packed chickpeas, and immune boosting garlic and onions round out this superfood salad. The Greek Mediterranean diet is lauded for its health benefits, and Greeks are among the longest living populations in the world.…

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While summer may be coming to a close, we still have a few more weeks of beautiful tomatoes to enjoy. Ricotta cheese features prominently in Italian cuisine, dating all the way back to Roman times. Made from the whey protein in sheep, goat, cow, or buffalo milk, traditional Italian ricotta tastes sweet and creamy, and provided a decadent backdrop for…

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Traveling for pleasure can be a lot of fun. In fact, sometimes too much fun—especially if you’re trying to get in shape or stay in shape. The general stress of traveling and one-too-many trips to the buffet can make your waistline expand in no time. More than 36 percent of Americans said they try to lose weight before they go…

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Citrus features prominently in the coastal regions of Croatia, especially during the warm summer months. Bright and zesty orange and grapefruit balance perfectly with salty, creamy feta, and crispy quinoa adds texture and protein to the dish. Citrus fruits offer a multitude of health benefits. Vitamin C acts as a powerful antioxidant protecting the body from free-radicals, and flavonoids can…

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This classic Korean dish highlights fresh fish with minimal embellishment, letting the beautiful, clean flavors shine through. This minimal preparation also lends itself to a healthy and light meal that’s quick to pull together at a minute’s notice. Fish offer a bounty of heart and brain healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. These have been shown to boost blood flow to the…

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When the relocation is done, how do you find your people? After almost 20 years in Toronto, my partner’s job took us to Prague and then (16 months later) to Uppsala, Sweden. It goes without say that the years it took to cultivate solid friendships in Canada were not available to me and I had to get creative! Here are…

oktoberfest

The mayor of Munich will tap the first Oktoberfest beer barrel on September 17th, kicking off over two weeks of celebration in the heart of Bavaria. Every year, more than six million people from around the globe take part in this festival commemorating the 19th-century marriage of King Ludwig to Princess Therese. It’s a chance for family and friends to…

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