The Prettiest Tea You'll Ever Drink

In China, Chrysanthemum tea is a popular summertime drink because it is refreshing, cooling, and naturally caffeine free. Chrysanthemum is especially good for the skin; it helps to reduce acne, arrest headaches, and can even help with tooth or jaw pain! Check out all of the benefits for this great tea plus learn how you can brew up a cup for yourself!

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When life hands you lavender...make lemonade

Oh French lavender, how I love thee... If I were the poet type, I would likely write a sonnet to this lovely herb. I am pretty much a sucker for anything French lavender - essential oil, body care, even food! This recipe for lavender lemonade is perfect for when the temperature starts to climb. In Chinese nutrition, lemons are cooling, harmonizing, thirst-relieving and promote fluids. Add in relaxing and calming French lavender and you have a perfect summer drink! 

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Chard Crush

Kale may be homecoming queen of the veggie world - it’s popular, gets plenty of attention, and even has it’s own T-Shirt.  However, there’s another dark leafy green that you should be paying attention to - chard.  Chard is nutritious, low in calories, mild in flavor, and quick and easy to prepare (no massage required - looking at you here, kale). In short, chard is the girl next door you don't even know you have a crush on. This veggie deserves a place on your dinner table and in your lunch box - here’s why…

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