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Pepper Steak

Ingredients 1 lb. sirloin steak, cut into thin strips 2 tbsp. olive oil 12 mini sweet peppers, thinly sliced 3 scallions sliced diagonally, with the green and white parts separated 2 tbsp. fresh ginger, minced 4 cloves garlic, minced Ingredients for the marinade ¼ cup...

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Garden Fresh Pesto Pizza

Makes:  4 servings Yield:  One 13- to 15-inch pizza Prep:   45 mins Bake:   15 mins to 19 mins Cool:   5 mins Ingredients 1 12 – 14 – inch Whole Wheat Pizza Dough (frozen or homemade) 1/3 cup Kale Pesto (recipe follows) or purchased basil pesto 1 cup shredded...

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Tomato Salad with a Kick

Serve a slice of summer with a tomato and cucumber salad. The vinaigrette is made with salty soy sauce, but before serving, sprinkle a pinch of flaky sea salt to add texture to the fresh tomatoes Ingredients 1 pound tomatoes, thinly sliced crosswise 1/2 cup thinly...

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Summer Strawberry Salsa

Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cook time: 0 minutes Total time: 15 minutes 8 servings Ingredients: 2 cups chopped strawberries 3 tablespoons finely chopped shallots or red onion 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped juice of 1 lime...

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Grilled Peaches with Fresh Raspberry Sauce

Ingredients 2 ¼ cups (lightly packed) fresh raspberries (13 ounces) 3 tablespoons of water 2 tablespoons of Stevia (or 3 tablespoons of raw sugar) 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 ½ tablespoons (packed) dark brown sugar 6 medium-sized,...

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Primary Care Services

At Advanced Wellness Institute, one of our specialties is patient-centered, family-oriented primary care services and wound care to help maintain the health and wellness of you and your family. Located in Columbus, North Carolina, Advanced Wellness Institute is led...

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Benefits of an Annual Physical Exam

The top benefit of getting a physical exam every year is knowledge. You and the doctor can closely monitor your health and detect any problems at an early stage. When you have an annual physical, a baseline of your health is established and can be updated every year....

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Creamy Gluten Free and Dairy Free Tomato Soup

Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 30 mins Total time: 45 mins Serves: 6 A really quick and creamy tomato soup that is free of both gluten and dairy. The potato helps to give it a creamy texture without the use of dairy. Ingredients • 1 tablespoons canola oil (or oil of...

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Cosmetic Benefits of BOTOX

The natural aging process has its consequences. Our faces tell a story and makes a lasting impression on others. Wrinkles, fine lines, and crow’s feet are the result of gravity, decreased collagen production, and airborne pollutants. Various treatment options are...

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Spaghetti Squash Carbonara

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 40 minutes Total time: 50 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients  Drizzle of EVOO 1 spaghetti squash (about 2 lbs) 10 slices of bacon* (about 8 ounces) 5 large garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup unsweetened cashew or coconut milk 3/4 cup parmesan...

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Common Causes of Hormone Imbalance

Our hormones play a role in fertility, weight, emotions and even our sleep patterns. When our hormones are unbalanced, we can experience a wide range of symptoms that can be baffling to doctors and devastating to patients. There are many causes of hormonal imbalance....

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