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Easy Ways to Introduce More Calcium to Your Diet

June 24, 2015 2:37 pm

Dairy products are usually cited as the main food sources of calcium, which can be difficult for those who are lactose intolerant, vegan, or simply dislike dairy. Luckily there are a number of non-dairy sources of calcium that aren’t as well known, and many of them are quite surprising. Here are a few of the best.

  1. Nuts and seeds. Healthy snacks like nuts and seeds don’t just quell your hunger, they also provide you with a beneficial dose of calcium. Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, and chestnuts are some of the most calcium-rich nuts, and they taste great in salads or on their own. Seeds like tahini, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds are also wonderful sources.
  2. Green vegetables. As if you needed another reason to eat your veggies, many greens are very high in calcium. In fact, it’s much easier for your body to digest vegetables like broccoli, kale, and spinach than it is to digest milk.
  3. Tofu. Everyone’s favorite meat substitute isn’t just a great source of protein, it’s also filled with healthful calcium. Many brands of tofu are fortified with a calcium sulfate, which can easily be found on the ingredient list.

18 Surprising Dairy-Free Sources of Calcium [Greatist]
18 Surprising Dairy-Free Sources of Calcium [HuffPost]
Surprising Calcium Sources for Dairy Haters [Reader’s Digest]

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Kevin Rathbun Steak: Prime Cuts

June 17, 2015 1:43 pm

There are plenty of places in Atlanta to get a well-seared cut of meat, but locals suggest that Kevin Rathbun Steak is among the best of the lot. Originally hailing from Kansas City, Rathbun has become an Atlanta culinary fixture with his continually progressive cooking – first introducing Southwestern cuisine with NAVA and then spearheading fusion in the 1990s.

Kevin Rathbun Steak, one of the four restaurants he owns and operates in Atlanta, is all about tradition. The décor is subdued and elegant, with plenty of dark wood textures. Service is reportedly top of the line as well.

Start your meal with an order of Rathbun’s trademark zucchini fries or the grilled thick-cut bacon with Sriracha molasses. Steaks, of course, are the big draw, with dry-aged beef seared to order. The NY strip is quite good, and hungry diners rave about the 22 ounce cowboy ribeye. This Atlanta restaurant also serves a quality selection of seafood.

Kevin Rathbun Steak
154 Krog Street
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 524-5600
www.kevinrathbun.com/restaurants.html
www.yelp.com/biz/kevin-rathbun-steak-atlanta

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How to Decorate Your Rental Home With Mirrors

June 10, 2015 12:54 pm

Mirrors work wonders in a rental space. They create a space to check your appearance before your dash out the door in the morning, they add light and size to any sized space, and they even act as a decor element. Here are just a few great places to add mirrors in your rental.

  • Above the nightstand. Add matching mirrors above your nightstands to create the illusion of extra depth in the bedroom.
  • Behind the dresser. If your dresser doesn’t come with an attached mirror, create a sort of vanity space of your own by hanging a decorative mirror behind it.
  • In a stairwell. If you have a set of stairs in your apartment, create a gallery wall of mismatched mirrors up the length of the staircase.
  • Across from a window. Maximize the light in a room by placing a large mirror directly across from a window.
  • On the kitchen cabinets. Cut mirror panes to fit right within the borders of your kitchen cabinets, then attach them with removable adhesive.
  • In a closet. Hang a full-length mirror on the back of a regular closet door to make it feel like a luxurious dressing room.

Adorn Home With Beautiful Mirrors [Decozilla]
How to Decorate With Mirrors [Real Simple]
10 Unique Ways to Decorate with Mirrors [House Beautiful]

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