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Tropical Mango Guacamole

Mexican Inspired Recipe


Create Fresh, Authentic Mexican Flavor with Mangos
by VERGE Staff | Food and Home | Friday, May 12, 2017 

Many foods are delicious, some invite cravings and a few inspire passion. In traditional Mexican cuisine, one surprising ingredient embodies all three: the mango.

A mango a day...

In Mexico, it’s common for people to eat mangos every day, not only for their deliciously juicy flavor, but also for the health benefits they provide. …

The Beauty of Starburst Radish

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Starburst Hybrid Radish is a Visual and Taste Delight
by VERGE Staff | Lifestyle and Wellbeing | Tuesday, April 18, 2017 

Radish is not only beneficial for your health, but it's also a great garden choice for beginners. Radish is easy to grow and it quickly produces a delicious crop. In fact, radish is considered the speed demons of the garden—maturing more quickly than almost any other vegetable.

Try These Brunch Recipes

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Include Quality Ingredients for a Simply Delicious Meal
by VERGE Staff | Food and Home | Saturday, April 8, 2017 

Hosting an elegant brunch is easy when you build a menu around exceptional ingredients. Your dishes don’t have to be overly complicated. Simple dishes are perfect for the occasion when you let stand-out flavors steal the show.

6 More Reasons to Love American Lamb

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Cook Tantalizing Recipes with American Lamb
by VERGE Staff | Food and Home | Saturday, February 25, 2017 

Romeo and Juliet. Antony and Cleopatra. Lamb and Potatoes (or Mint or Feta). The list of American lamb’s great loves goes on and on. This luscious protein entices any side or ingredient it touches. 

Create a New Start for a New You

5 Ways to Create a New Start for the New Year


Ready for Change? 5 Ways to Create a New Start for a New You
by VERGE Staff | Lifestyle and Wellbeing | Tuesday, January 3, 2017 

A new year means a fresh start and it presents the perfect opportunity for setting new intentions. Traditionally, the New Year has been the most favorable time to create change and set positive goals. …

Make a Quick-Fix Salad That's Sure to Please

Salad Recipe


Chipotle Chicken and Bean Quinoa Salad Cups Recipe
by VERGE Staff | Food and Home | Friday, December 16, 2016 

A great salad is always a welcome choice. Bean salads are perennial favorites, and this simple, satisfying, prize-winning recipe won’t disappoint. To re-create a winning recipe from the recent

Prepare a Delicious Meal in Minutes

Weekday Recipe Ideas for Grilled Shrimp Dishes


3 Quick and Easy Tips for Preparing a Grilled Shrimp Dish
by VERGE Staff | Food and Home | Tuesday, November 1, 2016 

With busy family schedules, especially during the weekdays, it can be difficult to find time to prepare a homemade dinner. Instead of reaching into the freezer or grabbing a burger on the run, you can prepare a delicious meal in minutes to satisfy the whole family with a few simple steps.

Vacation Spot: Escape to Wellness

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Escape to Wellness Inside the Relaxation Room 
by VERGE Staff | Vacation Spot | Tuesday August 2, 2016 

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina has opened new doors to relaxation and rejuvenation with its new on-property day spa.

Invigorating and revitalizing guests, the luxury San Diego bay front resort has added ‘The Hideaway’ by Exquisite Massage & Skincare, which made its debut in 2015. 

Savory Snacking with Cheese

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Practice Mindful Snacking with Artisan-Inspired Asiago Cheese 
by VERGE Staff | Food and Home | Thursday, June 9, 2016 

Exploring new flavors is a tasty and sensible way to ditch mindless snacking and bring back mindful satisfaction for a more enjoyable snacking experience. Cheese is one food category that lends plenty of opportunity to truly savor your snack food. …

Indulge Your Sushi Cravings

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Homemade Sushi Prepared Easy 
by VERGE Staff | Food and Home | Thursday, May 26, 2016 

We know that sushi is a popular choice for a night out with friends or for a romantic date night. But we also know good sushi can break the bank. If you’re looking for a way to indulge your sushi cravings while sticking to your monthly budget, surimi (otherwise referred to as imitation crabmeat) may be the way to go.   

Guilt-Free Everyday Recipes

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Four Receipes That Add a Healthy Twist to Your Favorite Foods
by VERGE Staff | Food and Home | Thursday, February 4, 2016 

If you are like most Americans, you might have lapsed a little on your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier. No worries, getting back on track is easy and guilt-free, and can be done with just a few steps.

Cutting-Edge Culinary Trends

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Top Ten Food & Beverage Trends You'll Crave in 2016
by VERGE Staff | Food and Home | Saturday, January 9, 2016 

A research leader on trends in the food industry, Sterling-Rice Group (SRG) has identified its annual top ten culinary trends expected to stand out on menus, expand onto grocery shelves, and attract consumer interest across the U.S. in the year ahead.

Gourmet Peppermint Hot Cocoa

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Share a Cup of Warmth with a Dash of Holiday Cheer
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by VERGE Staff | Food and Home | Wednesday, December 23, 2015 

On a cold winter night, there are few things that compare to curling up by the fire with a warm cup of hot cocoa. Adding a traditional holiday flavor such as peppermint extract can impart that extra seasonal touch. …

Celebrate Earth's Winter Solstice

How to Celebrate Winter Solstice


Not Into Santa? Looking to Start a New Family Tradition? - Learn New Ways to Celebrate the Season
by VERGE Staff | Lifestyle and Wellbeing | Wednesday, December 23, 2015 

Do you prefer to celebrate the holidays in a more simplified low-key way? Are you looking for a tradition that focuses on the unique meaning of winter, and a holiday in which everyone can participate? …

Yoga Activewear Fit to Inspire

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New 'Made for Yoga' Apparel Line by MANDUKA® is Fit to Inspire and Enhance the Practice of Yoga
by VERGE Staff | Lifestyle and Wellbeing | Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Founded in 1997, Manduka was built on the simple idea that a better yoga mat can make a world of difference in your practice. …

Potato'zanella Salad Recipe

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Substitute Bread with Potatoes with a Colorful Potato'zanella Salad
by VERGE Staff | Food and Home | Saturday, September 19, 2015 

Since fresh and colorful ingredients are becoming more and more abundant on our plates, allow the many types of potatoes to be star ingredients in your recipes. …

Wellness Box for Mind, Body and Soul

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Maintain a Healthy Life Balance While Supporting Global Artisans
by VERGE Staff | Lifestyle & Wellbeing | Sunday, September 6, 2015 

GlobeIn, an online marketplace focused on empowering artisans from around the world to bring their handcrafted products to global markets, and Watsi, a non-profit global funding platform for medical treatments, have partnered for GlobeIn's September Artisan Box themed 'The Wellness Box.' 

Deviled Eggs: A Summer Classic

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Let Freedom Ring this Fourth of July with Delicious Deviled Eggs
by VERGE Staff | Food and Home | Wednesday, June 24, 2015 

Photo caption: Deviled eggs are great at Fourth of July celebrations. Photo credit: JJAVA - Fotolia


In addition to fireworks, cookouts and pool parties, no July 4th celebration is complete without a tray of deviled eggs. …

Game Day Recipe

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A Winning Recipe for Game Day: These Crispy Pepperoni Chips Will Be the MVP of Your Table
by VERGE Staff | Food and Home | Saturday,  January 24, 2015 

Photo caption: A Winning Game Day Recipe from Margherita®. Photo credit: John Morrell Food Group


Fans across the country are gearing up their party menus for the big game. …

Try This Seafood Recipe

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Don’t Feel Like Cooking?...Try This Delicious Seafood Recipe 
by VERGE Staff | Food and Home | Thursday,  January 8, 2015 


Photo caption: Watercress Trout Salad is one of the wine country recipes featured in Wine Institute's new Down to Earth book on California sustainable winegrowing.