GIrl holding a stein at Oktoberfest

Unfortunately, Oktoberfest 2020 was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While any plans to visit Germany to take part in the festivities will need to be put on hold until at least 2021, why not celebrate Oktoberfest from home? Here’s how you can host your very own Oktoberfest without having to travel to Munich.  Set your menu  When you think…

Norwegian salmon cakes with corn and cucumbers on a white plate.

These Norwegian Style Salmon Cakes utilize canned salmon to a delicious end. A cost-effective way to incorporate more heart-healthy omega-3 fats into your diet, canned salmon takes on a fresh taste when served alongside hydrating dilled cucumbers and fiber-filled corn salad. Cucumbers contain a balance of magnesium, potassium, and vitamin K, which can help lower blood pressure and blood sugar…

Sesame chicken and noodles.

When your pantry and fridge look bleak, reach for this freezer-friendly comfort food recipe that’s an easy dupe for a takeout favorite. Frozen vegetables are preserved at the peak of their freshness, ensuring maximum nutrients. Feel free to swap in brown rice for the noodles, tofu for the chicken, and fresh vegetables for frozen. This recipe is all about making…

Library books in a glass case

Museums, statues and gardens often top the lists of must-see sights across the world. And while they typically have a lot to offer, they’re usually packed with tourists or charge pricey admission fees. That’s why we prefer to visit libraries.  With culture-rich architecture, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and a calm environment that offers a nice break during a vacation, libraries are the…

Mushrooms on toast on black plate.

This freezer and pantry friendly recipe relies on a few shelf-stable basics to elevate the humble mushroom to a crave-worthy meal. Rich in energy-boosting B vitamins and immune system bolstering vitamin D, mushrooms are an ideal ingredient to add to your quarantine grocery list. They also contain a plethora of antioxidants and trace minerals, aiding everything from brain function to…

Woman with mask sitting on suitcase in airport

It’s been an adjustment getting used to wearing masks while traveling, during holiday gatherings and in public places like the grocery store. But it’s clear that in order to protect those around us from getting sick, masks are here to stay. Thankfully, the variety of masks to choose from has expanded over the past few months.  If you’re struggling with…

Homemade hummus with side of vegetables.

This Middle Eastern favorite is a perfect healthy snack option to keep on hand. If social distancing or under-stocked stores have you unable to pick up your favorite pre-made hummus, this recipe makes it quick and simple to prepare your own from pantry staples you probably have on hand. Take this opportunity to try out delicious flavor mix-ins, which not…

Boy in yellow shorts sitting on park bench looking at phone.

Summer is usually the perfect time to take an adventure. Unfortunately, this year, travel (like many other things) is looking a lot different.  With so much uncertainty over the safety of travel during the pandemic, many people are choosing to keep their summer vacations a little closer to home. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t mentally getaway.  Travel podcasts are…

Enchilada bake in bowl

This quick and easy one-pot-wonder will be your new social distancing favorite! Protein-packed quinoa takes the place of tortillas in this lightened-up recipe, filled with all the punchy flavors you’d expect from your favorite enchiladas. Simple to make with basic pantry ingredients, and easily adapted based on the items you have available, this healthy, comforting, and filling dish is a…

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