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Chocolate & Coconut Granola Bites

March 22, 2015
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You know soft & chewy granola bars? These are like those…but rolled into cute little balls! Easy to prepare & eat no matter what you have going on… Don’t you just love simple, no-bake recipes like this? Perfect for on the go, out the door snacks. Or for breakfast. I’m in NYC now for a […]

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Quick Shrimp & Quinoa Soup

March 18, 2015
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A warming & comforting bowl of soup is sometimes all it takes to get back into a healthy pattern of eating…this can help with that! I often wish the days were longer, so I had more time for work, play & time in the kitchen. Reality is, that’s not the case. One of most important things to me […]

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Strawberry Mango Smoothie

March 9, 2015
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After a wild weekend of heavy eating & lots of bubbly..it’s time to healthy up with some fruit & vitamins! This Strawberry Mango Smoothie is exactly what we need to get back on track…

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Quick Mango Oatmeal

March 7, 2015
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Happy weekend everyone! Here’s a quick & easy oatmeal that is great when you don’t have much time to spend in the kitchen…. Quick Mango Oatmeal….This is a quick taste of the tropics even on the coldest winter days…

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Cherry & Pistachio Fudge

February 8, 2015
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Lately I’ve been really into maraschino cherries, like maybe too into them. Their bright red color beckons to me. They end up in my cocktails, sometimes yogurt & now in this fudge! I’ve been experimenting with all sorts of goodies for Valentine’s Day. This Cherry & Pistachio Fudge has been taste tested & approved by all!

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Quinoa & Shrimp “Fried Rice”

February 4, 2015
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I’m always on the quest to feed my family a singular meal that everyone will love (not having whining at meal time is magical) Guys & gals….I’ve nailed it with this recipe! We sat down to dinner last night & I introduced my family to this Quinoa & Shrimp “Fried Rice” There were ohh’s & ahh’s all around […]

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Vegan Power Salad Bowl

January 7, 2015
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Are you feeling lighter & brighter now that the holiday parties are behind us? Fresh flavors combine in this power salad. It will more than make up for all those holiday indulgences… This Vegan Power Salad Bowl has a stunning combo of roasted sweet potatoes, quinoa, chickpeas, avocado & kale…all dressed with my Lemon Shallot […]

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Lemon Shallot Vinaigrette

January 6, 2015
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It’s back to the basics this time of year. Simple, healthy recipes that can & will be used over and over again. Shallots are always a favorite & adding them to dressing is a super way to enjoy them! Stay tuned for a gorgeous salad i’ll be posting soon… Lemon Shallot Vinaigrette will likely become your go-to salad […]

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Blueberry Beauty Smoothie

January 2, 2015
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You are beautiful…..oh yes you are! It’s just day 2 of 2015, Are you ready to hit the ground running? Did you answer yes I hope? Perfect! Drink up this smoothie & your skinny jeans will look better than evahhhhhh….. People ask me all the time how I maintain a tight & trim figure. My answer: […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash & Turkey Tacos

November 20, 2014
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My Caribbean Carnival cruise last month inspired all sort of fresh & fun flavors! These tacos make the most of your Thanksgiving leftovers and are a perfectly balanced family meal, with a Mexican twist! On my cruise in the Western Caribbean I enjoyed so many regionally inspired flavors. Fresh Mexican food was everywhere. Cooking it up at home […]

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Chambord Raspberry Cranberry Sauce

November 19, 2014
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Mixing booze with cranberry sauce is one of the greatest things evahhhhhhhh! Don’t you worry, the alcohol cooks out, almost…. Looking for a creative way to prepare cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving & Christmas? Look no further…cranberry, raspberry & liqueur are the most perfect pairing in my Chambord Cranberry Sauce…

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Thai-Mex Steak Tacos

November 9, 2014
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Thai-Mex Steak Tacos ~ a zesty flavor combination of two regions, which are located no where near each other on the globe. Together we can take a flavor journey with simple ingredients designed to take us far, far away. Even if just for a few moments… I’ve never been to Thailand (or anywhere in Asia) but I sure […]

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Crispy Brussels Sprouts Chips & The 52 New Foods Challenge Cookbook

November 2, 2014
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How was your Halloween? I hope it was amazing! We had a blast. After all that candy maybe it’s time for some veggies? Are you looking to get your kids to try new healthy foods? Or maybe you have adult picky eaters in your house? If you answered a definitive YES to either of those […]

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Matcha Chia Smoothie

October 23, 2014
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Hi everyone & Happy Friday! Hope you all had busy & productive weeks. I’ve been cruising around the Caribbean & enjoying all the sights & flavors. I made sure to play with lots of new recipes before I left so you could have new things to taste! This flavor packed, superfood filled Matcha Chia Smoothie is perfect […]

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Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie

September 25, 2014
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Howdy pals! It’s almost the weekend ~ hooray! Do you have anything fun planned? It’s likely that i’ll be on my mountain bike all weekend. The leaves are changing here & it is really autumn out there! This smoothie fuels us up for big bike rides, hikes & it tastes amazing! Bring on the Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothies […]

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