Monthly Archives: March 2015

When you think about ways to get healthier, it often involves increasing your activity levels in some way. But, as it turns out, one of the best things you can do for your health is get the right amount of sleep. Sleep deprivation increases your risk of cardiovascular disease or a heart attack, diabetes, stroke and high blood pressure. A lack of proper sleep also has been linked to a lower libido and an increase in depression and anxiety. So, if you find yourself having a.
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Earthy, fragrant spices like allspice, cloves, and cinnamon make wonderful accents for the natural sweetness of butternut squash. Make sure to simmer the squash until very tender--the softer it gets, the silkier the puree. Ingredients
  • 4 pounds whole butternut squash
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 7 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 6 thyme sprigs
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise pod
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Preparation 1. Peel and seed.
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