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Spring Recipe: Quinoa with Garden Vegetables

Dive head first into seasonal dishes with this spring recipe! Now that Oakley, California is in the midst of the spring season, many of us are stocking up on seasonal produce and enjoying lighter meals. With summer just around the corner, getting in shape is certainly in the cards. Fortunately, you don’t have to starve yourself to eat healthily and be satisfied! Check out this seasonal recipe of quinoa and garden vegetables for a filling lunch or a light supper! Ingredients 1 cup quinoa 1½ cups water juice of ½ lime 1 red onion, sliced thin ¼ cup vegetable broth ½ medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise and sliced thin (about 2 cups) 2 cloves garlic, minced salt/pepper to taste 8 oz sweet green peas 3-4 large swiss chard leaves, stems removed, chopped (about 2 cups) 2 tbsp dijon mustard 1 tbsp pure maple syrup 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar ⅛ tsp salt, or to taste Directions  Rinse quinoa in a fine sieve under cold water. Cook quinoa in a large pot on the ... Read more

Tips for Surviving this Allergy Season

Spring can wreck havoc on our allergies. Survive the season with these tips. The fresh cut grass, blooming flowers, and blossoming trees of spring can give way to sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes, and all that comes along with the dreaded seasonal allergies. So while many people consider spring their favorite season, the rest of us dread the first signs of pollen. As well as the usual sneezing, coughing, and watery eyes, inhalant allergies can leave you with serious brain fog, inability to concentrate, fatigue, irritability, and depression. These can take the joy out of the season! To survive this allergy season, use these tips: Head to your drugstore for symptom relief: Over-the-counter decongestants will help relieve a stuffy nose whereas antihistamines can tackle sniffles and itching. Use salt water: Try a saline nasal rinse which helps to clear allergens like pollen from your nasal membranes, in turn minimizing symptoms. Take your work clothes off after work! ... Read more

Naturally Fight Spring Allergies With These Tips

Spring Allergy Cures While most people look forward to the warm spring weather and beautiful flowers, if you have spring allergies, you are probably dreading the season. If you find yourself carrying around a box of tissues this time of year, keep these natural allergy prevention tips in mind to ensure that you can enjoy the season. Take butterbur – as a plant whose name stems from its usage to wrap butter in its large leaves, butterbur extracts can be used to treat fever, headaches, and nasal allergies. It contains chemicals that can help block the swelling in nasal passages. It has very similar effects to an antihistamine without the drowsiness. Enjoy some nettle leaf – sold in capsules, nettle leaf can help anyone who is affected by hay fever by reducing the amount of histamines in the body. Sip on apple cider vinegar – apple cider vinegar helps to increase your potassium, ... Read more

Dangers of Potholes While on Your Motorcycle

Pothole Problems Now that the warm spring weather has arrived, you are probably looking forward to getting your motorcycle out of storage to start enjoying it on the open roads. While you are checking your battery and filling up with gas, it is important to make sure that you are aware of any new dangers on the road, such as potholes. Winter weather can cause more potholes to pop up on the roads. With freezing temperatures and wet downpours, the road can easily wash away. Hitting a pothole while on your motorcycle can be much more dangerous than if you hit it with your car, since there is little guarding you from the ground. Luckily, the collision coverage that is provided by your motorcycle insurance policy will provide protection in case your bike is damaged by a pothole. When you are out on the road this spring, make sure to pay extra attention to what ... Read more

Finding The Right Coverage Options For Your RV Insurance

RV Insurance 101 Loading up your RV for a road trip is the perfect way to see a new part of the country while still enjoying the comforts of home. Before you head out on the road this season, it is important to make sure that you invest in the right RV insurance policy to provide protection from any unfortunate situation. When reviewing your policy, make sure to consider these coverage options that can help to provide extra protection. Personal effects replacement cost – since your RV is like a second home on wheels, you bring a lot of your personal belongings when you head out. Personal effects replacement cost will pay to replace any items that are stolen or damaged in the event of an accident. If you have any high value items, you should consider raising your limits to ensure that you have enough protection. Total loss replacement – if ... Read more
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