Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Quick and Easy Dinners from Celebrity Chefs that Make for a Fast Clean-Up

You're busy. You don't want to clean a bunch of pots during the week. Our editors have found four great one-pot meals that will save your sanity.

Rachael Ray's Grilled Chicken Caesar Mac

Grilled  Chicken Caesar Mac

This recipe has several ingredients, and more than one-pot to use for prep, but we think this dish that ends up in one-pot is worth the minimal effort.


Trisha Yearwood's Veggie Pot Pie

Veggie Pot Pie

Garth needs to eat his veggies. Country Singer Trisha Yearwood's Veggie Pot Pie turns heads.

Giada's Quick and Spicy Tomato Soup

Quick and spicy tomato soup

Sizzling tomato with spice will warm up a winter's night. This recipe from Giada De Laurentiis will have dinner ready in 22 minutes.

Baked Penne with Roasted Vegetables

Baked Penne with Roasted Vegetables

Giada scores again with this one-pot meal that will warm the heart of veggie lovers and help your kids get their veggies, too. Add sausage for those meat lovers.


All of these recipes and more can be found on the Food Network. 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Getting #SaferBeauty Into the Hands of Everyone with #BCforTarget

Beautycounter-Target Partnership

Three years ago, Beautycounter Founder, Gregg Renfrew, developed a personal care product company with a mission for change and the goal of getting safer personal care products into the hands of everyone. 

"As I applied sunscreen, lotion, and any number of beauty products on myself and my kids, I never thought for a second they might not be safe: After all, I thought, we live in a country that regulates everything, says Renfrew on her website. "So imagine my surprise when I learned that when it comes to the personal care industry, that’s simply not the case. Companies are allowed to use harmful ingredients and make their own judgments about safety."

In three years, Beautycounter has made a lot of progress with its mission. It has one of the best safety ranked sunscreens on the market today plus a safe and effective mascara that took three years to develop.  With 25,000 consultants working to educate the consumer about health risks with current personal care products on the market, Beautycounter's strategy to put the truth back in beauty is succeeding. 

Beginning September 12, 2016 Beautycounter's audience is about to get even bigger. Target is introducing the brand to 65 million new friends in a limited partnership so safer personal care products can get into the hands of everyone.  Beautycounter has taken some of its most popular items sold directly through consultants, shrunk them down to a smaller, more affordable size and designed a few new items exclusively for the Target customer.  Items will range in price from $12 to $39. 

Safer Beauty into the Hands of Everyone with Beautycounter and Target

The Beautycounter-Target partnership will be in 1500 stores by September 14 and will be on display while supplies last until November 5. Past Target partnership with other high-end designers such as Lilly Pulitzer sold out quickly. 

A Special Beautycounter line will be at 1500 stores of Target at the price point of $12 to $39. September 14 will be when customers find the entire Target/Beautycounter line.

2017 Update: The Beautycounter/Target Collaboration was a success and you may shop for Beautycounter online. 

Friday, July 8, 2016

How Much Fluid Do You Really Need a Day? It May be More than You Realize

During the summer months, it's important that you stay hydrated especially in tropical climates. But, how much fluid do you need to intake a day? It varies based on your size, your activity level, and condition of health, according to experts at the Mayo Clinic

In a tropical climate for a moderately active 140-pound person, this daily intake chart estimates a person needs about 102.8 ounces of fluid a day. But, what about a sedentary person in a tropical climate who stays indoors all day and weighs the same 140 pounds. The estimate is about 86 ounces of fluid. The bottom line, our bodies need hydration and without hydration, our bodies also cannot metabolize fat well. Water is needed to make sure our organs run properly and to remove toxins. 

Calculate your fluid intake here  with this chart from. Another rule of thumb to learn your fluid intake is to multiply your weight by 67 percent. For every 30-minutes of exercise, it is recommended to add an additional 12 ounces of fluid to your day. 

It's simple. The more you weigh. The more you need to get in your daily fluids. How do you get these fluids? Drinking water is a great bet, but drinking 102 fluid ounces may be challenging.  Luckily, we get much of our needed fluids in our diet, about 20 percent on a daily basis. 

The following foods are 90 percent water by weight and are great for getting extra water through meals. 

Top Foods that Help You Get your Daily Ounces of  Fluids

Drink water with your meals, fresh fruits, and vegetables or maybe even a nice salad and you'll be getting your fluids easily. 

Fruits and Vegetables can help you get your daily required fluids.

Are you getting fluid with your morning cup of java? According to the Mayo Clinic, the answer is yes. 

 "Beverages such as milk and juice are composed mostly of water. Even beer, wine and caffeinated beverages — such as coffee, tea or soda — can contribute, but these should not be a major portion of your daily total fluid intake. Water is still your best bet because it's calorie-free, inexpensive and readily available."


Flavor your water with fresh fruit.  These natural water fruit-infused recipes will help you keep stay dehydrated.