via BlackDoctor: (*Singing*) “It’s getting hot in here…so take off all your clothes!” Um…excuse me y’all. I was having a moment. Summertime temperatures will sometimes do that to you, LOL! We all know that during the summer months, it can get so hot you don’t feel like cooking and just want to sit up under […]

via BlackDoctor Swimsuit? Check. Beach chair and umbrella? Check. Beach crew? Check. Cooler packed with your favorite snacks and drinks? Not so fast! Before you pack that cooler for your next beach day, here are some easy swaps for healthier snacks and drinks to keep the beach party going without ruining your beach body. Skip […]

via BlackDoctor For the last few weeks, you’ve probably noticed your timelines filling up with people going cold turkey and transforming into vegans overnight. Whether you’ve watched a certain documentary, or you’re just curious about changing to a vegan lifestyle, here’s what you need to know about the plant-based life before you take the plunge. What is a […]

In the United States, National Fried Chicken Day is observed each year on July 6th.  On this day, fried chicken lovers across the country celebrate this American favorite at a nearby restaurant, home or an outdoor picnic. Scottish immigrants brought their tradition of deep-frying chicken in fat to the southern United States. After its introduction to the […]

June 22nd recognizes a batter dipped and deep fried bite of deliciousness that runs rings around other appetizers.  It’s National Onion Rings Day! Also found in Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and some parts of Asia, onion rings exact origin are unknown. A recipe called “Fried Onions with Parmesan Cheese” is included in John Mollard’s […]

getty image: To observe National Chocolate Ice Cream Day on June 7 all you need is chocolate ice cream.  Who says you have to stop there, though? You can have it in a cone or make it from scratch.  Add sprinkles or syrup or whipped cream. Chocolate ice cream is the second most common flavor, surpassed […]

We’re heading into the Memorial Day weekend and kicking off of grilling season. The USDA’s Janell Goodwin has info on protecting ourselves from foodborne illness. HOW SERIOUS ARE CASES OF SO-CALLED FOOD POISONING OR FOODBORNE ILLNESSES? There are about 48 million cases of food poisoning each year. That’s 1 in 6 people this year alone who will become […]

If you are like most people diagnosed with diabetes one of the first things to come to mind is “What will I be able to eat?” The truth is the principles of a healthy diet are the same for the person with diabetes as they are for everyone else. But, there are foods, which are […]

Low on energy? Mix and match these metabolism boosting foods to give your body’s engine the fuel it needs to burn, baby, burn! Almonds: Though high in calories, when eaten in moderation these nuts are a great source of unsaturated fats (keeping you fuller longer) and rich in protein, causing your body to burn more […]

The immediate response to coughing, wheezing and other asthma symptoms is to reach for the inhaler, take a puff and go right back to normal. But if you’re someone who doesn’t like being super dependent on medication to feel better, there are some alternative ways to keep asthma in check – and it begins with […]

We cheer for the underdog in movies. We love the comeback hero in stories. The same thing applies when it comes to vegetables. Some of the most overlooked, passed-over, not-thought-about veggies out there are some of the most powerful, good-tasting and good-for-you foods on the planet. Here’s our list of five to start including in […]

Singer, spoken-word poet, writer, actress — is all wrapped up into the beautiful woman known as Jill Scott. Her creativity in poetry and music has earned the multi-talented Scott three Grammy Awards and counting. It’s hard to believe 17 years have passed since Scott’s debut album, “Who Is Jill Scott?” dropped — for the singer […]