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Sweaty + Explosive HIIT by 12 Minute Athlete

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Workout equipment:
Workout type: 12 Minute Timer setting: 18 x :10 x :30 1. Box jumps
2. Candlestick jump ups
3. Seven push up walks
4. Single leg jump ups
5. Burpee step overs 
6. Split leg v up combo
Bonus: 20 Side plank reach throughs + 20 Candlestick hip bridges

Black Bean Enchiladas

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Ingredients12small corn or flour tortillas (I’d recommend flour)1 15-ouncecan black beans, drained and rinsed1 4-ouncecan diced green chilies1 28-ouncecan red enchilada sauce, such as Las Palmas1/2cupgrated Manchego cheese + more for topping (or sub another Mexican cheese, such as Cojita or Pepper Jack)1/4cuplight sour cream or Greek yogurtTopping Options: Diced green onion, cilantro, grilled fajita veggies, avocado, salsa, sour cream, etc. Instructions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 C) and position a baking rack in the middle of the oven. Combine black beans, green chilies, sour cream and manchego cheese in a mixing bowl. Taste and add salt and pepper if desired. Cumin may also be a good addition, but fine without. Set aside. Warm 3/4 of the enchilada sauce in a large shallow pan over low-medium heat. Pour a small amount of enchilada sauce to lightly coat the bottom of a 9x13 dish. Transfer one tortilla at a time to the baking dish, scoop in 2 Tbsp of the black bean filling and …

Serums, Essence, Emulsions and Ampoules

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With innovative skin-care products and cosmetics like BB creams, sheet masks, and cushion compacts, it’s no wonder we’re obsessed with all things Korean beauty. But, as more and more new products and formulas are introduced into the Western world, things can get a bit blurry. Case in point: the difference between serums, ampoules, emulsions and essences. If you have no clue what an emulsion or an ampoule even is and are still not sure whether or not you need a serum or an essence, keep reading. We help to clear things up, below.
WHAT IS A SERUM? In most skin-care routines, serum is the step after cleansing, but before moisturizing. And, while these lightweight, concentrated formulas have consistency in common, the benefits vary. From serums formulated with antioxidants to layer under your sunscreen during the day to anti-aging serums to press into your skin before bedtime, serums may have a lightweight texture, but when it comes to skin care benefits they pack a major punch. Think of…

Bedouin Pizza

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Araies Iahma aka Bedouin Pizza
Print Recipe courtesy of Petra Kitchen Ingredients 1 pound ground meat1 medium onion, diced½ cup olive oil1 green chili pepper2 cloves garlic, crushed and diced2 tomatoes, blanched, skinned and diced (see preparation)1 teaspoon ground cumin1 teaspoon sea salt4 pita bread Instructions Preheat oven to 350°FFinely dice the tomatoes, onion, chili and garlic.Add the salt, cumin, and diced vegetables to the ground meat and mix well.

Why Probiotics are Great in Beauty Products

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Thanks to all those yogurt commercials, you’re probably aware that probiotics are good for you. But you might not know that they also happen to be very good for your skin, too. It is a fact that what is good for your gut is beneficial for your skin too.



That’s not all applying probiotics topically can do for your skin. They can also soothe inflammation, guard against oxidative stress and free radicals, and protect your skin from the dangers and anti-aging effects of pollution, including fine lines and dark spots. There are actually specific probiotics strains that have been shown to promote ceramide production, which are healthy lipids naturally found in skin that trap moisture and strengthens the skin barrier.T here is a lot of science emerging that certain strains taken orally and applied topically can hydrate the skin.

It’s long been known that what you eat can affect your skin, and that’s especially true for probiotics. In the digestive tract, you have a lining to your gut and if yo…

Green Tea Latte Overnight Oats

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Green Tea Latte Overnight Oats

Photo: Ashley Madden Ingredients 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (gluten-free if desired)1 tablespoon chia seeds1 tablespoon hemp seeds

Are You Getting Enough of These 5 Nutrients?

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Expert: Susan Bowerman
Not eating enough fruits, vegetables or dairy products? You’re not alone, and you might be missing out on some important nutrients. Unfortunately, many people are eating too much, yet getting too little nutrition. Many of us are eating too many calories from foods that are loaded down with fats and sugar, but these may also lack important vitamins and minerals. At the same time, we’re not eating enough fruits and vegetables, which are some of the richest sources of vitamins and minerals. Because many of us don’t consume enough dairy products, it’s tough to meet needs for calcium and vitamin D. So, it should come as no surprise that the vitamins and minerals that are often lacking in many diets are the same ones that are abundant in fruits, veggies and dairy products. Are you eating enough to meet your needs for these five nutrients? 5 Essential Nutrients Folic Acid
Why you need it. Folic acid—or folate, which is the form in which it exists in foods—is one of eight B…

Slow Cooked Lamb

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Lamb shoulder is cheaper, juicier and easier to roast than leg. Infused with rosemary garlic flavours, this is not the sort of roast for craving, just pull the meat off with tongs. Make Truly Crunchy Roast Potatoes while the lamb is resting!   link here
Ingredients 3.5 lb lamb shoulder (bone in) (Note 1)2tbspolive oil2tspsalt1tspblack pepper1onion, quartered (no need to peel)1head garlic, cut in half horizontally