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The Multiple Personalities of Coffee

Do you like your coffee with a shot of Kahlua? Do you take it extra large, put it on the tab? Are you a coffee snob who’ll only drink coffee that’s been French pressed? Coffee lovers come in all shapes and sizes, and with good reason. It can be decadent, it can be straightforward, it can get the job done or provide a lovely afternoon respite. However you take it, let’s agree that coffee is awesome and you should love every […]

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Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

Easier said than done, right? We get it. It’s the holidays and desserts are all over your office and there’s nothing better than getting home to the smell of something sweet and savory cooking on the stove. It’s ok to enjoy yourself and have a sweet treat, but don’t let the holidays be your excuse for weight gain! There are strategies you can use to prevent those unwanted pounds from piling on before the New Year. Get started today.  

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Eating Healthy on Independence Day

This 4th of July, don’t let your bikini bod fall by the wayside – pay attention to the food you eat and party the right way with healthy, whole food alternatives to the usual fare. Who said healthy eating wasn’t fun?

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Usually when I go to the grocery store I buy pasta sauce in bulk, because it’s SO nice to have on hand for quick and easy dinners. But every so often I’ll go to grab a jar for dinner only to find I haven’t restocked my pantry! Luckily, homemade pasta sauce can come together just as easy as grabbing a jar! (Well, kind of , but it’s definitely close!) This pasta sauce recipe has as little spin on it though, […]

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Looking for an easy, yet impressive dessert? This strawberry soufflé recipe includes fresh organic strawberries that tints the soufflés a beautiful pink color. The key is not over-beating the egg whites, or they will not rise properly in the oven. Once you take the soufflés out of the oven, they will deflate quickly, so it is best to serve them right away! Easy Strawberry Soufflé Ingredients 1 cup strawberries, hulled 1/2 tbsp corn starch 1 tsp lemon juice 4 tbsp […]

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Roasted sweet potatoes, black beans and corn tossed with a cilantro lime dressing makes an easy, delicious vegetarian dinner. Lately, we have been trying to eat less meat and in it’s place entered sweet potatoes. They are very filling and have many health benefits. Combined with beans and corn, you are getting fiber and protein, too! The cilantro lime dressing is really easy to make in the Magic Bullet – just toss all ingredients in a cup and blend before […]

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A few years ago I was sitting in a Thai restaurant and decided to try one of the salads on the menu. I found the tangy peanut dressing to be amazing, and wanted to see how it fit with a chopped kale salad. This Thai kale salad is now one of my favorite salads. The crunchy carrots and shredded red cabbage pair nicely with the chopped kale and Thai peanut dressing. Thai Kale Salad Recipe Ingredients 2 cups chopped kale […]

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This baked salmon recipe is another one of my go-to quick and easy dinner recipes. Our family eats a lot of salmon, and we love to switch things up all of the time. Lemon, garlic and Dijon mustard make a tasty marinade for these baked salmon fillets. The best part of this recipe is that there is very little preparation time, leaving more time to spend with family and friends and less time in the kitchen. Garlic Dijon Salmon Recipe […]

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If you like sweet and sour desserts, this lemon yogurt plum cake is for you! A moist, sweet lemon cake is topped with fresh tangy plum slices. This cake freezes well, so it is a great make-ahead dessert. Go ahead and try it with your coffee or tea for breakfast, or save it for dessert. Lemon Yogurt Plum Cake Ingredients 1 cup plain yogurt 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 tbsp lemon zest 1 cup sugar 3 eggs 1/4 tsp salt […]

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When you ask most people who they don’t like cauliflower, they respond that it is flavorless. To me, this makes it the perfect canvas for flavor. This sweet sesame cauliflower is a delicious side dish that goes great with Asian-style meals. Toss it into a stir fry, or eat it by itself on the side. You can double the sauce recipe for a more saucy dish, or keep it light with a touch of sweet sesame flavor. Sweet Sesame Cauliflower […]

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We all have those late night cold treat cravings. Mine happen pretty much every night, which is why I LOVE this recipe! It’s light and healthy, but still makes me feel like I’m indulging while catching up on my trash TV shows.   You can adjust the flavors to whatever you like, even add in peanut butter or cocoa powder for a chocolate version!   Strawberry Sorbet Recipe Ingredients 1 banana, chopped and frozen 1/2 c. frozen strawberries Instructions Take […]

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This homemade Asian stir-fry dish is better than take-out and almost as easy to throw together on a busy weeknight. Fresh chopped vegetables are sautéed and tossed with a homemade soy sauce-based sauce and yakisoba noodles. The yakisoba noodles can be found in the refrigerator section of your local grocery store near the tofu. They only need to sit in hot water for a few minutes and they are ready to eat! This dish is perfect for preparing ahead of time […]

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Almonds are the magic nut. They’re rich with flavor and nutrients, and can play both a supporting or lead role in so many recipes. Here, we’re using almond milk and whole almonds to add flavor and texture to a delicious smoothie that combines vanilla, dates, ground cinnamon and banana. It’s filling and extremely tasty! Vanilla Almond Smoothie Ingredients 1 cup almond milk 12 almonds (soaked for at least two hours in water) 2 dates 1/8 tsp. vanilla 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 […]

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