How To Build The Perfect Cheeseboard

Bella Breakdown We all love cheese. Cheese is life, cheese is glorious, cheese, cheese, cheese. There’s nothing more beautiful than a big cheese board filled with fancy cheeses, fresh bread and delicious sweet and salty accompaniments. If you’re entertaining friends or family during the holiday season, a cheese board is also the perfect thing to set out with wine, champagne and some sweet treats. Or skip the formal dinner and go for a casual, relaxed cocktail hour where everyone can dig into one giant cheese and meat board. As you may know, cheese boards that you find at nice...

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Vegan Comfort Food To Warm You Up This Winter

Bella Breakdown Nothing warms you up in the winter like a big plate of your favorite comfort food. Mac and cheese, chicken pot pie, mashed potatoes, yum. If your vegan or eat a mainly plant-based diet, comfort food can seem inaccessible for your lifestyle. Luckily, we’ve got some comforting, vegan recipes that will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. So whether you’re a long-time vegan or just trying to eat a little healthier this winter, these recipes are for you. Vegan French Toast 1 heaping Tbsp chia seeds (whole or ground into a fine meal so they’re...

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Ditch The Pumpkin For These Holiday Pies

Bella Breakdown Tis’ the season for sugar, spice and everything nice. And pie. Lots and lots of pie. If you’re like me, you always look forward to the pies at the end of any holiday meal. Typically, it’s the classics: pumpkin, pecan, berry. Don’t get me wrong, I love pie in all forms and I will gladly down a slice of pumpkin pie with whipped cream. But this year, I want to shake things up and try something new. These two pies are utterly delicious, and will be a welcome surprise to anyone dining at your table this year....

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The Difference Between Food Allergies And Food Intolerances

Bella Breakdown It is really common to hear people talk about all of the food allergies or intolerances they have, specifically with gluten and dairy products. But it is important to know that there is a very big difference between having a food allergy, and having a food intolerance. If you have a food allergy, your body has a very specific and targeted reaction. It signals an immune response in which the body produces antibodies to attack a particular protein within the food product. This attack causes an allergic reaction that can be seen within a few seconds, or...

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Common Healthy Eating Myths

Bella Breakdown If you find yourself trying to eat healthier, you may be overwhelmed by the wealth of information and misinformation about what foods you should and should not eat to maintain optimal health. Well, I’m here to help you on your journey, and bust a few common myths about healthy eating. 1. “It’s best to eat only fruit in the morning”. While fruit is a great way to get a low blood sugar back up, you should balance it with protein to maintain a healthy blood sugar, and to keep yourself fuller, longer. 2. “Snacking through the day...

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