Veestro Is The Plant Based Meal Service Even Carnivores Will Love

Bella Breakdown Looking to start a new healthy diet for 2018? It’s never too late to start working towards those new year’s resolutions! Check out Veestro, the plant-based service that does single-order a la carte meals as well as subscriptions that sends handcrafted plant-based meals right to your doorstep. Veestro offers a wide variety of meals including gluten-free and kosher options, and all meals are organic and made free of meat, dairy, preservatives, and GMOs. When Veestro arrived in our office, all of the food arrived frozen thanks to Veestro’s specially insulated box. We couldn’t wait to taste everything! All of...

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Be A Hostess With The Mostest! How To Plan A Wine And Cheese Pairing Party

Bella Breakdown Many of us love to entertain and have friends over for dinner parties and other fun events. If you love to entertain, but find yourself short on time, you don’t have to miss out on time with your friends. You can make your parties a lot simpler by hosting a cheese and wine pairing party. You don’t have to be a food or wine expert to do this. I love cheese and I love wine, but I’m definitely not an expert. Simply pick some wines and cheeses you think taste amazing together. Start by laying out the...

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6 Reasons Why Avocados Rock

Bella Breakdown It seems you can’t go to any food blogger’s page without seeing an avocado somewhere. Avocados aren’t just good on toast; they have many health benefits that you make not know of! They are known for their ability to replace painkillers, coffee, multivitamins and dieting! Now that right there is quite an impressive list, but we aren’t done with this fruit yet. Let’s be honest…the avocado does give us guacamole, and for that, we are grateful. Whether you’re already an avid fan, or looking to incorporate more of them into your diet, here are some pretty solid...

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Replace Sugar With These Sweet Options

Bella Breakdown There are healthier options than refined white sugar. Agave syrup, coconut sugar, and stevia are good options that, in addition to having a lower glycemic index, maintain their nutrients. 1. Coconut sugar is natural and has a low glycemic index. Coconut sugar is not refined and offers nutrients like zinc, calcium, iron and potassium. 2. Agave nectar has a dense texture and intense flavor. You can sweeten much more with just a few drops, making it easier to decrease your glucose consumption. 3. Stevia is both natural and nutritious. Additionally, Stevia is an antioxidant and helps with...

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Chicken Stew

Bella Breakdown Melt butter in a large cast-iron pot or heavy-bottomed casserole over medium-high heat. Working in batches to avoid crowding the pot, add chicken and cook until well browned, 6–8 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a large plate and set aside. Meanwhile, bring 4 cups water to a boil in a small pot over high heat. Reduce heat to low to keep water hot. Add celery, carrots, onions, vinegar, fines herbes, and bay leaf to pot with butter and rendered chicken fat, scraping any browned bits stuck to bottom of pot. Season to taste with salt and...

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