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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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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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Vanilla-Smoothie

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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Although falafel is usually deep-fried, I came up with a delicious baked alternative using cauliflower as the base. This may be one of the those “I don’t believe it til I try it” recipes, but take my word for it that these baked cauliflower falafel are going to knock your socks off. I like to serve them over a bed of greens alongside some carrot and hummus for a tasty, healthy lunch.   Cauliflower Falafel Recipe Ingredients 1/2 head cauliflower […]

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Almost every day for school my girls request sandwiches for their lunches. They love them loaded up with turkey, cheese, and a lot of Mayo. We go through it fast in our house and a lot of times I’ve sent them to school with dry sandwiches because mama forget to buy more mayo :). Recently I learned how easy and quick it is to make your own mayo at home, and the Magic Bullet is the PERFECT machine to make it! It […]

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Fall. It rolls around as soon as September 1st hits. Everything starts to revolve around all the fall indulgences: pumpkin spice lattes, apple cider donuts and fall activities. In an attempt to always challenge myself to create a healthier versions of the things I love, I went with apple cider donuts. They are always the perfect warm, sweet treat after a chilly day of apple picking. The crunch of the cinnamon sugar on top tops them off like icing on […]

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This fresh watermelon, arugula feta salad is inspired by summer. When I saw watermelon at the grocery store on sale, I had to bring one home. While I was chopping it up, I had the idea of tossing it into some arugula, mint and citrus dressing. Feta cheese adds a nice touch to this salad, but it can be omitted or substituted with another soft cheese. Watermelon Arugula Feta Salad Ingredients 4 cups arugula 1 small watermelon, sliced into 1-inch […]

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Breakfast muffins are one of life’s finest treats. This recipe, which features oatmeal, yogurt, vanilla, banana and honey, is a wonderful break from the many muffins that are packed with sugar and butter. The best part is that having seconds and thirds is guilt-free! Banana Oatmeal Muffin Recipe Ingredients 1 cup oatmeal 1 banana 1 egg 1/2 cup yogurt 1 1/2 tbsp. honey 1 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract Pinch of salt Instructions Blend […]

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When asked about my favorite appetizer to make, I always think of these spinach feta pinwheels. They are really easy to make, and they freeze well days before you need them! Chopped frozen spinach and a frozen puff pastry sheet makes the job stress-free. All you have to do is wait for the spinach and puff pastry to thaw, then mix up the spinach with feta cheese and nutmeg in your Magic Bullet and spread it on the top. An […]

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Are you tired of the same old boring breakfast routine? Shake things up a bit with this cilantro lime hollandaise that goes great with Eggs Benedict. Fresh cilantro and lime juice is blended with some salt and egg yolks, which are then whisked over low heat until thick and creamy. Drizzle this flavorful twist on your classic hollandaise sauce over an English muffin topped with sunny-side up eggs and bacon for a tasty wholesome breakfast. Cilantro Lime Hollandaise Recipe Ingredients […]

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