Classic Summer Recipes: Swedish Blueberry Soup

Bella Breakdown To make this delicious soup, you will need 100 grams blueberries (3.5 ounces), 100 mL water (3.5 ounces), 1 Tbsp potato flour and 2 Tbsp sugar. Add water and sugar to the pan, then stir until the sugar dissolves. Allow the sugar water to boil, then add the blueberries and continue to boil. Blend the mixture with an immersion blender. In a bowl, mix potato flour with water and stir. Add the flour mixture to the soup and mix well. Serve the soup with a dollop of whipped cream and almond cookies on...

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Off Duty Mommy: Wines to Unwind With

Sometimes… Wine is Just Necessary There are many occasions for drinking wine – when you want to unwind with friends, have a celebration, or simply need to take the edge off after a really difficult day. Whatever the occasion, buying a bottle of wine doesn’t have to be an overwhelming or expensive experience. You don’t have to know anything about tannins or be able to identify the taste of “hints of tobacco leaf” in the flavor (whatever that means). I have a few of my favorites that I would like to share with you. I think they are delicious...

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This 200-Calorie Lentil Chili Is Actually So Delicious

Bella Breakdown Pumpkin purée is the secret ingredient in this chili, made with good-for-you lentils and black beans. Here’s How to Make This AMAZING Low-Cal Chili Sauté one chopped onion in 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. When the onion becomes translucent, add 1/2 cup of chopped red pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt. When the vegetables start to soften, add two cloves of minced garlic, 2 teaspoons of taco seasoning, 2 tablespoons of tomato paste, 1 tablespoon adobo sauce, one 15 ounce can of lentils and 1 quart of chicken stock. Once this is well...

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9 Ways to Bounce Back After a Bad Night’s Sleep

Bella Breakdown Had a rough night of sleep? Here’s how to bounce back and face the day. 1. Eat Right Away Sleep deprivation can affect your hunger signals, making it hard to keep cravings in check. Eating protein at breakfast will give you energy throughout the day. 2. Get Some Sun Bright light helps to wake you up. Try stepping outdoors or turning on the lights if you are feeling groggy. 3. Get Moving Exercise is a great way to jumpstart your day. Even a few stretches or jumping jacks will help get your blood pumping and clear away...

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7 Times It’s OK to Say ‘No’ at Work

Bella Breakdown It’s not always easy, but there are times when it’s OK to say no at work. Here are seven times it is absolutely OK to say no at work: Say NO… 1. To extra EXTRA work. Give your boss a clear picture of your workload and say no if you are too overwhelmed. 2. To needless networking. Remember your own goals for meeting new people if you are cornered at networking night. 3. To unrealistic overtime. Open up to your boss to find a solution if you can’t put in extra hours at a certain time. 4....

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