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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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Mexican Salad with Avocado & Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

September 21, 2014
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This salad came about in a pinch. And a refrigerator full of ingredients that begged to be used but they weren’t sure how. In walks a Mexican Salad with Avocado & Buttermilk Ranch Dressing.

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Brown Rice Breakfast Porridge

September 20, 2014
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Hi there! A quickie post & recipe today. I’m a huge fan of oatmeal & this is a super tasty twist on that. Nutty brown rice is great in sweets & savories. In this Brown Rice Breakfast Porridge I use traditional toppings but you can hit it with anything you wish. Get creative!

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Creamy Carrot Cashew Ginger Soup

September 14, 2014
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Happy Monday everyone! I have a great #meatlessmonday soup for you today. Not only is this super healthy (and vegan) but it tastes amazing! Carrot Cashew Ginger Soup is a fab go-to meal for busy nights & the best part is you’ll likely have some left over for lunch too.

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21 Pumpkin Recipes You Can’t Live Without!

August 28, 2014
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Around here the weather is changing a whole lot. Fall is in the air & there is snow in the highest peaks. The 14’ers around Telluride,CO are taking all our rain & turning it into snow. It’s really amazing! With that cooler air, my mind drifts to one of my all time favorite ingredients…Pumpkin! So […]

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Tropical Steel Cut Oatmeal

August 19, 2014
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Howdy friends! This Tropical Steel Cut Oatmeal is something that you can love on any time of the year. Sunny flavors combine to bring a smile to your face & belly…

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Peruvian Avocado Lemonade Smoothie

August 10, 2014
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Happy Monday….Oh la la! Do I have a super duper healthy smoothie for you! How was your weekend? Do you need to make up for some, ahem, culinary & cocktail indulgences? Well then this Peruvian Avocado Lemonade Smoothie is all you need to feel like a million bucks. Or something like that….

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