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Spa Etiquette – Do’s and Taboos

A certain code of conduct exists in the spa world in order to enhance the experience for each guest, and maintain the spa’s tranquil environment. Whether you are a first-time spa goer or a veteran, there may be questions you’ve always wanted to ask, but just didn’t know how....

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Garlic Shrimp Salad

Enjoy this delicious shrimp salad – it makes a great light meal on its own, or you can serve it as a side salad to a larger meal. Full of nutrients, this salad is a simple and easy recipe to add to your repertoire. Prep and Cook Time: 25 minutes...

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Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients: 3/4 cup dates, remove pits (they should be fresh and soft) 2 medium-sized avocados 1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk 3/4 cup raw cacao powder (available at your local health food store) 1/2 c organic grade B maple syrup or agave syrup 1 tsp. of cinnamon (optional)...

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Mushroom, Tomato, Basil Frittata

Ingredients: ½ medium onion, minced 3 medium cloves garlic, pressed 1 Tbs +1 Tbs chicken broth 1 cup thinly sliced mushrooms (crimini, maitake, or shitake) ½ medium tomato, seeds removed, diced 3 large organic eggs 3 Tbs chopped fresh basil Sea salt and black pepper, to taste optional: a...

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Iced Coffee Recipe for True Coffee Lovers

Try the new chilled joe method that has been percolating in San Francisco coffeehouses. For this “cold drip,” instead of pouring hot coffee over ice (thus rendering it bitter), soak ¾ lbs. grounds in 8 cups cold water overnight in the refrigerator; strain through a fine sieve (or cheesecloth) into...

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Pumpkin Bread Recipe

By: Real Simple Ingredients: 1 cup pumpkin pie filling (not pure pumpkin) 1/2 cup canola oil, plus more for the pan 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup molasses 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger   Heat oven to 350° F. Oil a 9-by-5-inch loaf...

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Summertime Home Remedies for Hair

Spa Gregorie’s stylists recommend these simple and affordable home remedies hair tips for healthy gorgeous hair without the large price tag. 1. Moisture and Shine: Apple Cider Vinegar is a natural conditioning treatment that helps tighten the hair cuticle and provide lots of shine. It also contains acetic acid, vitamins,...

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