Yield: About 5 – 6 servings
In a blender or mason jar combine all dressing ingredients except poppy seeds. Blend until well combined (or cover and shake if using a mason jar). Pour into a container and stir in poppy seeds. Store in refrigerator.
For the salad toss all ingredients together in a large salad bowl. Pour dressing over top and toss. Serve immediately after adding dressing.
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Yield: About 5 – 6 servings
Cook pasta in salted water according to directions listed on package, reserve 1 cup pasta water before draining pasta.
Drain water (reserve 1 cup) and return pasta to pot. Set pot over medium-low heat and add olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, ricotta, 1/2 cup hot reserved pasta water and parmesan and toss to evenly coat. Add in more pasta water as desired to thin and season with salt and pepper to taste, cook and toss, about 2 minutes, until ricotta is heated through. Toss in spinach and grilled chicken. Serve warm topped with more parmesan if desired.
*I recommend brushing the chicken lightly with olive oil and season both sides salt, pepper and garlic powder before grilling.
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Thanksgiving has come and gone, but we still have a month of entertaining to look forward to. December brings lots of opportunities to feed the people we love, from Christmas cookie baking to formal sit-down dinners, and everything in between. But what about feeding ourselves?
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Perhaps now more than ever, the world’s ears are piqued to the stories of the immigrant experience. So often our first foray into understanding these stories is through what we have most in common: food. For 10 years Feet in 2 Worlds has brought the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists from communities across the U.S. to public radio and the web, uncovering stories from the often-forgotten corners of the U.S. experience.
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Europe has always had a special relationship to coffee. Centuries ago, European traders got their hands on it during travels to the Near East, helping to launch an entire global industry. We have France to thank for cafes, and Italy to thank for our beloved espresso drinks. European coffee culture has always been rich, and it continues to grow and expand today.
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Metabolic circuit training aims to boost your body’s metabolism through progressing quickly from one set of exercise to another in order to burn more unwanted fats. That said, it’s a really good way to torch calories really fast.
Aside from helping you lose weight, metabolic circuit training also helps tone your muscles, build strength and endurance, boost your cardiovascular health, among others. More of its details is discussed on LA Muscle:
3 Benefits Of Metabolic Training
Metabolic training is an intense form of exercise, which requires the individual to complete variations of compound exercises, simultaneously with minimal rest between sets. This kind of training will typically be done in a circuit using exercises which target various muscle groups. A typical metabolic training routine may look something like this – Read more…
And that’s exactly why metabolic circuit training is a good workout routine to try if you are really itching to see the results on your body really fast. But don’t push yourself too hard, though!
So if you’re ready to start with metabolic circuit training, training director Sean Hyson shares the basic things you need to know about this workout on Men’s Fitness:
METABOLIC CIRCUIT TRAINING
Think of a metabolic circuit as interval training mixed with resistance training. That means you get the fat-burning and heart-busting benefits of intense cardio along with the muscle-building properties of a weight workout. It’s no wonder then that metabolic circuits have been a favorite of sports coaches for years and are now migrating into the workouts of general fitness seekers. Read on and Marc Megna, fitness model, former NFL linebacker, and strength coach, will show you how to set up a metabolic circuit to torch your belly fat and raise your game. Read more…
And finally, here’s a workout routine you can try, which spans for 3 days with 12 exercises, on Muscle and Fitness:
METABOLIC CIRCUIT TRAINING WORKOUT ROUTINE
The excess fat on your body is a lot like a nut attached to a rusted-out bolt. You want to twist it off. You need to twist it off. Chances are, you’ve tried everything you can think of to unscrew it, but nothing ever seems to work. It’s stuck—and so are you.
When this happens, any machine or auto repair shop worth its salt has just the last-resort solution on hand to get things moving: a blowtorch. When you blowtorch a rusted nut-and-bolt arrangement, the intense heat breaks the bond created by the rust, and it melts things down to a point where the nut can easily be removed. Read more…
Though it’s a tough workout, metabolic circuit training is a great way to spice up your boring workout routines. Plus, it can possibly give you more chance to burn a lot of calories and fats faster than running, weight training and more!
Note, though, that metabolic circuit training can literally leave you feeling breathless after, so you may want to consult with your doctor first especially if you have heart problems.
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In the wake of Thanksgiving, let’s give ourselves a break and make weeknight meals a little easier and a little lighter. These 20 vegan dinner recipes come together easily and are satisfying yet vegetable-driven.
There’s a vibrant skillet paella, sweet potato tacos, spicy stir-fried cauliflower, and slow-cooker vegetable stew — all wholesome and colorful dishes heavy on vegetables that will leave you full and satisfied — no food coma required.
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Poached eggs seem really tricky and fussy to make, but they’re not at all. You can put away the egg rings — they’re totally not necessary here. As long as you avoid these five mistakes, you’ll end up with perfect poached eggs every time.
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Strong hamstrings are the bomb – they help you run faster, jump higher, and improve your overall athletic performance. They also promote good posture as they help align your spine properly, and stabilize your hips. Most importantly, they help reduce the risk of leg injuries.
Your risk of leg injuries is very high if you have strong knees and quads but have weak hamstrings, so a good hamstrings workout is essential for an improvement in your overall agility, speed, balance and power. Athlete Mehmet Edip suggests these sets of exercises on Muscle and Fitness:
5 BUTT-KICKING MOVES FOR A BETTER LEG DAY
Hamstrings may not be a glory muscle, and with it being out of sight it can sometimes be out of mind. They are crucial as they help stabilize the knee joint and weak hamstrings can in fact lead to many strains and anterior cruciate ligament (acl) injuries.
And when it comes to hamstring day the guys that do hit this muscle tend to think the only way to train the hamstrings is by virtue of deadlifts but oh contrare as this is not the case. In order to jazz up your hamstring routine and build upon your size and strength try incorporating these moves into your next leg workout: Read more…
According to Fitness RX Women, girls have weaker hamstrings. That said, girls need to target this area more. More information is discussed on this article:
Top 7 Exercises for Hamstring Strength
Women are more quadriceps dominant than men, and therefore tend to have weaker hamstrings. And having weaker hamstrings makes females more prone to knee injury. So, by emphasizing the top seven hamstring exercises provided in this article, you won’t just build sexier, better looking legs – you will also build a stronger, more well-balanced lower body that may be less prone to knee injury. Read more…
Lastly, if you want to maximize your gains in minimum time, it is very possible by following these tips on T-Nation:
4 Tips to Maximize the Glute-Ham Raise
The hamstrings are the most undervalued and underdeveloped muscles in the body.
Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a competitive athlete, your ability to perform explosively and avoid injury will primarily be dictated by how powerful, strong, and well-conditioned your hamstrings are. Read more…
Have your own hamstrings workout – it will also help you develop your other leg muscles. Just imagine being able to run for miles faster, even less fatigue!
Note, though, that hamstrings can possibly get tight and short, so you need to stretch before and after your workouts in order to balance your flexibility in that area.
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