How to Reduce Stress with One Hour Per Day

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Why All the Stress..All the Time? Stress is something most adults struggle with, all over the world. However, with our increased connectivity, productivity, and everyday life, we find it more and more difficult to manage the newly-established, ever-rising stress levels we are faced with everyday. I’m sure that most of you, like myself here, are […]

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Classic Bruschetta

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My obsession with tomatoes is well-known and one of the best ways to enjoy really good tomatoes, is of course, in the form of something fresh. I am also too tired and lazy to cook up a storm on an average weeknight so this bruschetta is the perfect thing to have and I usually end up […]

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Why Costa Rica is the Perfect Destination for a Warm Weather Vacation

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If you are looking for awesome adventures and beautiful beaches, then look no further than Costa Rica. This tiny Central American country really has it all when it comes to having a wholesome, warm-weather vacation. I first fell in love with Costa Rica when I visited in 2011 while I was still in college. Between […]

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2016: A Year in Review

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It’s been quite a long and productive year for me and for a Savory Planet. Here’s some stats to put it all in perspective: Age: 27 Job changes: 1 Countries visited: 4 New American cities visited: New Orleans Bucket list activities done: 2 Blog posts published: 35 Photography skills gained: countless Most difficult meal prepared: stuffed […]

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Almond Thumbprint Cookies

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These melt-in-your-mouth cookies are the epitome of holiday indulgence. Buttery, nutty, with smooth preserves and chewy texture, they have it all. Let me start off by saying that I do not bake cookies – I’m just not a cookie person, not to mention the caloric havoc they wreak. So when undertaking this task, for the […]

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Puff Pastry Apple Roses

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These are an Internet sensation, so it’s not like I made this creative recipe myself…at all. I did test out using green apples vs. red apples, and of course, red apples are more impressive visually. Please, I beg you, do not use Red Delicious. You can use anything but. Try Roma, Gala, Braeburn, really anything […]

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