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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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Crumbled bacon and this hearty corn chowder is a match made in heaven. Sweet corn is blended together with potatoes and heavy cream to create a creamy chowder. Blend the entire batch of soup if you like it extra creamy, or leave some unblended if you want a little more texture to your chowder. Either way, you will love how creamy and filling this soup is and how easy it is to make. Serve this corn chowder as a side […]

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  Peanut butter is delicious, and muffins are a wonderful treat. It was only a matter of time before we combined the two. This peanut butter muffin recipe is easy and super tasty. It’s a great balance of flavors that isn’t too rich, but filling enough to leave you satisfied. Peanut Butter Muffin Recipe Ingredients 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup flour 1 egg 1/2 cup low-fat milk 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tbsp. baking powder Instructions Combine […]

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These noodles will drive you craaaaazy. OK, I can’t back that up, but they’re spicy and funky and unexpectedly cold, like a salad and ramen’s spicy funky lovechild. OK, I can’t back that up either. In any event, get yourself some kimchi – I got delicious radish kimchi from my local farmer’s market – and you’ll have these noodles made in twenty minutes or less. Might we even say they are healthy? They contain very little fat and a lot […]

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acai

Acai is one of the most popular smoothie choices right now, and I love that it’s so easy to make at home without paying an arm and a leg! My kids love the vibrant color that the smoothie makes, and I love all of the antioxidants that come with it. Just blend it up until creamy, and for added flavor and texture, top with your favorite toppings! Granola, chocolate chips, fruit, and a drizzle of honey are just some of […]

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  Cozy up to a cup of the red pepper butternut squash soup and a blanket on a chilly winter day. Roasted red peppers add a huge amount of flavor to this simple butternut squash soup that you are going to love. By making a large pot of this soup, you can save leftovers in the refrigerator or freezer for another day. Add more or less curry powder to taste, and don’t forget a dollop of cold sour cream when […]

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  There’s something deeply satisfying about a sweet, cheese spread. The combination of complementing flavors hits all of your taste buds in just the right way. This recipe uses the Magic Bullet to blend together goat cheese, honey and dried fig for a unique spread that has both a winning flavor and texture. Goat Cheese, Fig and Honey Spread Recipe Ingredients 2/3 to 1 cup of goat cheese 3 dried figs 1 tbsp. honey (or more if you like it […]

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The lamb takes on the flavors of cumin so well in this Chinese food dish. Recently I shared with you velveting, the Chinese method for keeping meat tender and delicious. Does it work with lamb?! Only one way to find out… Long story short: yes, it works! Tender, mildly chewy lamb, bursting with cumin flavor, smoky and spicy from poblano peppers, vegetable-y and vaguely healthy from lots of onion and green peppers, and tingly from Sichuan peppercorns. Puts new meaning […]

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I’ve been making these cupcakes a long time for my kiddos, and they just love them! They are just the right amount of sweetness where no frosting is needed! Sweet potato purees work just as well as banana purees, so if you have extra sweet potato after making these muffins, then save them and add them into your next banana bread recipe!   Dairy-Free Sweet Potato Cupcake Recipe Ingredients 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced 1.5 cups white whole […]

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These days, there are many so-called healthy cookie recipes out there. This chocolate chip quinoa cookie recipe is one of my favorite healthy cookie recipes, because it still tastes like a satisfying dessert! It is made without butter, but instead creamy peanut butter and applesauce to give it a soft texture. Oats and quinoa give these cookies iron and protein. You won’t be disappointed! My whole family loves these. Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookie Recipe Ingredients 1/2 cup cooked quinoa 1/2 […]

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Hey, here’s an easy, delicious, and healthy weeknight dinner that uses some sneaky, flavor-packed ingredients to amp up the taste with very little work. And it all gets made in one pot. I guess that’s not very much for a recipe… OK, that’s pretty awesome for a recipe if you want to know the truth. If you don’t know preserved lemons, it’s time to work them into your repertoire. Tangy, funky, tart… they’re like the miso of citrus. Maybe not, […]

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