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Family Health

Elderberry for Winter Wellness: Research Roundup

January 15, 2019
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This time of year, it seems no matter where you go—grocery stores, elevators, public transportation—someone is sneezing or coughing. Not to mention preschool pickup! Did that kid really just wipe his runny nose with his hand and then grab the doorknob? It’s enough to make you want to retreat into your house with a bottle of sanitizer and stay inside until spring. Well, there is an alternative plan that might leave you and your family a little less stir-crazy. Elderberry!…

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Recipes

Onigiri & Pickled Ginger with Elderberry Crystals

January 8, 2019
Onigiri

We are loving this DIY pickled ginger. It’s a no-fuss, no-cook, easy-peasy pickle. Pickled ginger, often called sushi ginger, is a warming and versatile complement to a variety of dishes, brightening up root veggies, buddha bowls, and our favorite, onigiri (rice balls). Unfortunately, it usually has artificial color, sugar, and aspartame. Not this homemade version! It’s a pickle fit for a cleanse! It’s a snap to make with just a handful of ingredients, too; ginger, vinegar, salt, and elderberry crystals.…

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Health Recipes

Easy No-Bake Cheesecake Bites – Vegetarian & Gluten-Free

November 21, 2018
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These cheesecake bites have a conversation-starting WOW factor great for a holiday potluck: On-trend color Immune-boosting elderberry Everybody loves cheesecake! I love the addition of elderberry. Good cheer and holiday spirit aren’t the only ‘infectious’ things that spread at holiday parties; this way, you’ve got some protection. Print Easy No-Bake Elderberry Cheesecake Bites Ingredients Crust 1 cup pecans or other nut 6 Medjool dates 2 Tbsp salted butter, melted Filling 16 oz (2 packages) cream cheese ½ cup lemon curd,…

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Featured Health

Why Everyone Is Going Crazy for Elderberry

October 2, 2018
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Elderberry has become super popular lately. Bottles of elderberry capsules line the health food store shelves, crafty moms are blogging about how to make your own elderberry syrup, and chefs are incorporating the dark purple berries into everything from crumbles to coulis. What’s so great about elderberries? They’re nutritious. Elderberries are packed with vitamin C, boasting a whopping 87 percent of the Daily Value (DV) in a one-cup serving of fresh fruit. They’re also full of free radical-fighting phytonutrients such…

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Recipes

Meyer Lemon Panna Cotta with Elderberry Crystals

August 2, 2018
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Are you feeling fancy? This Meyer Lemon Panna Cotta is the perfect way to impress when it comes to dessert. While panna cotta might sound complicated, we’ll let you in on a little secret: they’re actually super easy! Our friends at Bites and Bashes crafted this seasonal summer delight for us to show off just how well Flora Elderberry Crystals (US/CA) can work in a sweet dish. After all, these organic crystals aren’t just immune boosting and high in antioxidants, they’re…

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Health Travel

Top Tips for Making Traveling a Breeze

January 2, 2018
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There’s nothing better than getting away. Traveling back home or going on a faraway journey can be just what the doctor ordered when it comes to some much needed R&R. Unfortunately, though, that’s not always the case for your stomach. From the stress of TSA to the switching of time zones and all those exotic foods and flavors, traveling puts your digestion when you go abroad. This time around, don’t let a sad stomach keep you from sightseeing or trying…

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Education Family Lifestyle

How I Helped My Son to Be His Best Self

August 28, 2017
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My son got new eye glasses this summer and ever since, he can’t wait to go back to school so that he can show them to his friends! I’m happy about his enthusiasm. Honestly, I’m relieved! You know, it’s awful to get a resistant, anxious or embarrassed child to go to school when they don’t want to. I have it easy actually. Some girls in my son’s class cry daily. I’ve read that anxiety is sending twice as many children…

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