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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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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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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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Chia-Berry Shake | The Chia Cookbook | Review & Giveaway!

September 30, 2014
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Up until now I kind of ignored chia (confession.) Sure, I knew it was super healthy & could be added to lots of recipes. But, alas I ignored it. Well, not any more folks! Now I’m chia obsessed & all thanks to The Chia Cookbook by Janie Hoffman, founder of Mamma Chia. The recipes in this […]

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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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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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Coconut Raspberry Popsicles

July 13, 2014
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Ahhhh the steamy days of summer. Looking for a cool, creamy & berrylicious treat? Then these Coconut Raspberry Popsicles are most likely calling you name…

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Fruit Salad with Lemon Honey Dressing

July 11, 2014
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Happy Friday everyone! Last weekend we had a bunch of great friends over for a potluck & I served this simple summery fruit salad. Think i’ll do the same this weekend. What makes fruit salad so fabulous are the colorful, fresh, seasonal ingredients & it’s a lovely way to satisfy sweet teeth with healthful ingredients!

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Perfectly Roasted Beets

June 22, 2014
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Let’s start at the very beginning. A very good place to start. OK. We are not talking the Sound of Music here. Just learning some basic cooking skills that take no effort at all. Let’s bake Perfect Roasted Beets. Why perfect? Ahhhh. Because they are….

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Quinoa Salad with Kale, Chicken, Chickpeas & Bacon

May 26, 2014
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Howdy! I hope you are having a nice long weekend. Today (Memorial Day) we honor & pay great respect to those who have given there lives to serve & protect our beautiful land. A heartfelt & sincere thank you to our military & their loved ones. Today (and everyday) I give thanks to them. Here […]

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Raspberry Lovers Quinoa Breakfast

May 21, 2014
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I scream, you scream we all scream for this….Raspberry Lovers Quinoa Breakfast. OK, so what if that doesn’t rhyme. I’m just really excited about this recipe! Lets make some sweet quinoa…

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Rhubarb Honey Compote with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

May 12, 2014
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Ahhhhhh. We got a whole lot of fantastic flavors here. Love the tang of Rhubarb? How about sweetening up the deal with pure honey? You can make my compote & pour this glorious sauce over Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream. Heaven found.

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