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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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The classic potato salad can be made with an overwhelming amount of mayonnaise, and while that can taste great, it’s a heavy dish that doesn’t agree with all diets or palettes. The spin in this recipe is replacing the creaminess of the mayonnaise with an avocado – a much healthier and lighter version that retains the classic texture and adds refreshing flavor. For added kick, we’ll be blending in some dill, as well. Avocado and Dill Potato Salad Ingredients 1 to […]

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Homemade tortillas are the best! They taste so fresh compared to store-bought tortillas, and don’t have any preservatives. You can make a larger batch and freeze them for later use, too. My toddler is a bit of a picky eater, and doesn’t like to eat vegetables. I try to sneak them in any way I can, and these spinach tortillas are just one example. Fresh spinach is puréed in the Magic Bullet, then mixed with flour and olive oil to […]

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This is a delicious, easy-to-make, rich meal that combines unusual flavors to create a retro classic. It’s like if fettucine alfredo had a baby with a tuna fish sandwich and it was all topped with potato chips. The Magic Bullet comes in handy for making a delicious, creamy sauce, and cooking the pasta in the pan makes this an easy, one pot meal. Tuna Noodle Casserole Ingredients 1 lb egg noodle pasta 1.5 cups creme fraiche or sour cream 2 eggs […]

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Homemade truffles can seem intimidating to make at home, but they are actually very easy! No special equipment is needed. The peanut butter filling is made in the Magic Bullet, chilled in the refrigerator, and then dipped in melted dark chocolate mixed with a splash of coconut oil. Melting chocolate can be a difficult task, but once you know what you are doing it is quite simple. The most important thing is to melt the chocolate chips very slowly over […]

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One of my favorite ways to use up kiwis that are getting too ripe and soft are by adding them to a strawberry peach smoothie for breakfast. In this refreshing breakfast smoothie, I use frozen peach slices and strawberries for the slushy effect, fresh kiwi, and oats and yogurt to make it a well-balanced breakfast. I personally like to only add some water to get things moving instead of fruit juices, but adding orange juice or any other fruit juice […]

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Somehow, corn on the cob always reminds me of a hot summer day. Maybe because grilled corn on the cob is always at every summer BBQ. Did you know there are hundreds of ways to dress up corn on the cob? Once you start experimenting with different flavors, I promise you’ll never go back to boring, plain old corn on the cob again! One of my favorite dressings to add to corn on the cob is this chili lime pistachio […]

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Say hello to the most perfect breakfast muffin ever – almond butter muffins! These healthy muffins don’t have any butter, because the almond butter makes them nice and moist. Bananas give them a sweet flavor without having to add too much sugar, and oats add fiber. These muffins are a great grab-and-go breakfast, or enjoy them at home with some jam or extra almond butter slathered on top. Delicious! Almond Butter Muffins Ingredients 1/2 cup almond butter 1 cup all-purpose […]

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This recipe combines broccoli with blueberries and banana to produce one of the most deliciously healthy smoothies you’ve ever had. The sweetness of the fruit is just the right thing to balance out the broccolis earthiness. Broccoli Blueberry Smoothie Ingredients 1 cup broccoli 1/2 to 1 cup blueberries 1/2 banana 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup raisins 3/4 cup milk 3/4 cup water Instructions Combine milk, water, banana and oats in Magic Bullet and blend until mixed together. Add remaining ingredients […]

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Recreating Chinese-American food classics at home: What’s the point? Can’t you just get delivery? I’ll tell you the point: it’s healthier, tastier, and cheaper. (I won’t say “faster” because that’s just silly.) Case in point: this beef with broccoli and scallions with loads of roasted broccoli and extra scallions. Believe it or not, the standard kitchen in China does not include an oven, so you’re verrrrry unlikely to find roasted broccoli in a Chinese-American dish. But it’s delicious: the roasting […]

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Are you tired of your same old breakfast routine? Here is a refreshing, new pancake recipe that is sure to be your new favorite! In addition to all-purpose flour, coconut flour is blended with fresh banana, eggs and milk to create a pancake flavor you won’t be able to get enough of. They are a great way to use up bananas going bad. I like to serve these coconut banana pancakes with fresh fruit and honey. Coconut Banana Pancakes Ingredients […]

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