health

Why Exercise Works: Fitness A True Gift

January 14, 2012
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I have this awesome friend from Telluride named Chris Rauchnot. You might remember him from last summer. He is the one my hubs and I went mushroom hunting with. Chris and I met a number of years back at the Telluride Elks Club for the annual spaghetti cook-off and we hit it off immediately. We have […]

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Happy New Year 2012!

December 31, 2011
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Can you believe we are on the cusp of 2012?! By the time you get to reading this post it might all ready be a new year. How was your 2011? I hope it was grand. Any big plans for 2012? Do you make new year’s resolutions? I am not so into them, but I […]

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10 Secrets to Skinny

October 21, 2011
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Seems to be that no matter what time of year it is people are on the quest for tips on healthy eating, fitness, how to feel energetic and wide awake. It is all about creating positive habits that work for you. And really making them habits. Happy habits… Be nice. I grabbed someone in my class […]

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BLT Kebabs

May 16, 2011
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What happens when you give one of the nicest, most creative people the chance to create and publish a cookbook? You get a book filled with delectable photos, wit and outrageous recipes. Have you heard about Matt Armendariz’s from Matt Bites new book On A Stick? There is something about eating food on sticks that swoons […]

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Double Chocolate Banana Scones – Vegan and Gluten Free

May 12, 2011
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Raise you hands if you know what this weekend is…..the second annual National Food Bloggers Bake Sale! Across the nation bloggers are baking up their finest treats to sell and raise money for the awesome charity Share Our Strength. My friend Gaby from What’s Gaby Cooking organizes and puts this event together to help raise […]

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Stevia Favorite Go-To Sweetener

February 24, 2011
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Stevia is my go-to sweetener. 99% of the sweets I create on Family Fresh Cooking are sugar free. Each time I post a muffin, cookie, cake, parfait, pudding or breakfast with stevia I get many questions about it. Stevia is becoming more and more popular for calorie conscious & low carb diets. I want to help […]

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Baked Coconut Oatmeal with Pepper Nut Topping

February 7, 2011
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Pepper, coconut and oatmeal. Almost like an exotic rice pudding – for breakfast. Peppercorns are usually thought of paired with savories. With sweet and creamy oatmeal pepper takes on a whole new taste profile. Just a dash and a bowl of oats transforms into something a little more. Not to mention in this recipe it combines […]

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Scrambled Egg Stacks with Cheese & Mushrooms

January 17, 2011
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In this post I am not just sharing a recipe for an Egg & Cheese Scramble. There is so much more than what meets the eye. I have been wishing for so long to write this post. There is an amazing feeling that happens when someone I know & love has great success. As children success […]

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Happy Healthy Slimmer New Year

January 3, 2011
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I hope you all had a safe, happy, fun, tasty & peaceful New Years. Did you write down any resolutions? I did not, however I do have day to day benchmarks I strive for. Mindfulness, health, happiness, accessibility, openness, adventure seeking, love & honesty are a few key words that govern my life. Daily. Not just […]

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Dole Food & Wellness Blogger Summit

November 29, 2010
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One of the perks of my job as a food writer, recipe developer & blogger is trips to learn & eat & spa. Yes, I said eat and I said spa. Myself & a group of fab bloggers gazed upon this image of a fruit bowl as we munched al fresco breakfastin sunny Westlake Village, California […]

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Lemonade Cucumber Spa Popsicles

August 3, 2010
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I love  anything travel. Most travel these days for me is work based. The itinerary usually has something to do with learning all kinds of neat stuff for my blog. No matter what kind of trip I am on I embrace the opportunity to blog about it. Wouldn’t we all love a vacation to a spa […]

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Curry Turkey Breast with Yogurt Dipping Sauce

June 22, 2010
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Do you want a really quick lunch or dinner?  Well here you have it.  You can prepare this turkey breast in minutes.  I suggest a Big Batch so you have it around for a few meals and mini meals.  It feels so great to be able to reach into your fridge at any time and […]

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