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Four Healthy Food Trends to Adopt in Your Cooking

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Food health is an important consideration in our day-to-day lives, and one which often governs the decisions we make at home, at restaurants and even in supermarkets. But attitudes toward ‘health food’ change with the times, and new trends come and go as we discover unique ways to eat healthier. Here are some of the best trends to emerge in 2022 that introduce us to new healthy foodstuffs and habits.

Air Frying

One of the biggest trends to hit domestic cooking in the last decade has been the introduction of a new kitchen appliance: the air-fryer. Air-fryers are, in essence, a counter-top convection oven, using a fan to keep hot air circulating around food as it bakes. This speeds-up the cooking process and creates an effect similar to deep-fat frying – but, crucially, without the calorie content.

Air fryers have become a modern-day essential, spawning hundreds of online recipes and ideas to make the most of this revolutionary new way of cooking. Authentic takeaway-style fries and guilt-free fried chicken recipes are a breeze, while tasty and healthy new recipes are constantly being developed.

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Mediterranean Dishes

Regional cuisines are, of course, evergreen – but each year, food and home cooking trends see one favored over the others. In 2022, it’s Mediterranean cuisine that has captured hearts and minds, for several key reasons. Firstly, Mediterranean food is flavorful and healthy, with a wide array of spices and bright, veg-dominant recipes.

Secondly, cooking Mediterranean food is easy – not just in preparation, but also on the wallet. All you need is a decent set of frying pans and a roasting dish to cook amazing Mediterranean recipes, and the common ingredients – tomatoes, onions, peppers, eggplant – are easy to find for a bargain at your local supermarkets.

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Flax Seeds

Speaking of ingredients, other food trends have formed around the growing popularity of one ingredient, often touted as a superfood in its own right: flax seed. Flax seed is one of the best sources of Omega-3 fatty acids available, and, according to recent medical studies, it can significantly reduce the risk of stroke and heart disease.

Flax seed is not an inherently flavorful ingredient, but it’s also a simple addition to a wide variety of dishes to receive additional health benefits. It’s used to the greatest effect as an addition to cereals or in baking, though it can be added to salad dressings and even mayonnaise.

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The Plant-Based Revolution

Lastly, there has been something of a revolution in overall dietary habits in the UK, with more than one origin point. Meat consumption is down by nearly a fifth in comparison to a decade ago, as more Britons turn vegetarian or cut down on portion sizes. Personal health is one driver, while sustainability aims have also become increasingly important in the public eye. Either way, plant-based alternatives are paving the way to a greener, healthier future!

Reinvent Your Style With These Simple Outfit Ideas

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Fashion is all about expressing yourself. It’s a way to show the world who you are, without saying a word. What you wear can tell a lot about your personality, and fashion is a great way to showcase your unique style.

There are so many different types of fashion out there, and it’s always changing. What’s popular one day might be out of style the next. That’s part of what makes fashion so interesting – you never know what’s going to come next.
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Bitcoin Shirt and Hoodie Trends of 2022

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Remember when you bought that first piece of merchandise from your favorite band, team, or athlete? Being able to represent something important to you meant the world, and it’s a feeling that persists into most peoples’ adult lives. It’s both a way to express your love, and a grassroots advertising style.

With the ways that cryptocurrency shapes the world, it should be no surprise that it’s also making its way into fashion and art. Considering how devoted cryptocurrency advocates are, it’s surprising that we don’t see more people showing off a bitcoin shirt.

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2021 Fall Bridesmaid Dress Trends!

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Bridesmaid dress-hunting can be lots of fun, especially when you have these incredible 2021 fall trends — according to the newly released fall bridesmaid dress collection of AW Bridal  — to choose from.

Of course, you must first determine who will pay for the bridesmaid dresses. Even if someone else is paying for them, the bride should also have some say about what the bridesmaids wear, whether that’s specifying a specific color to match the wedding color scheme, or requesting a particular aesthetic to match the wedding themes, such as boho or glam. And you should unquestionably have the power to veto.

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Eye On Design: Interior Design Platform Modsy Reveals the Top Style Trends of 2020

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A few weeks into Manhattan’s Covid lockdown it became clear that I would be working from home for the long haul, so I created a small budget to upgrade my home office with a few new items. A new task chair, a small colorful rug, and a set of strategically-measured storage cubes helped to create a pleasant and comfortable workplace within my apartment, while optimizing the functionality in the 50-square foot room. Now that our homes are often serving as offices, and even classrooms, you might also be looking for design ideas for the way we live right now. With that in mind, Modsy, an online interior design platform, has just released its 2021 Trend Report, which is brimming with quarantine-inspired interior design trends, emerging style predictions for next year, product sales comparison insights, and survey data from thousands of people across the U.S.

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