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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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On its own, pure chocolate can be a great treat, but, let’s be honest, it’s rarely a satisfying snack. It’s something you usually enjoy in moderation and usually not abundance (unless it’s been one of those weeks…) Chocolate pudding, on the other hand, satisfies your sweet tooth without putting you into that food coma that so many other indulgent desserts do. I used a dark chocolate bar as the foundation in this recipe. The brown sugar, vanilla and cocoa powder balance […]

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Got a sweet tooth, but don’t feel like indulging too much? Try this refreshing fruit sorbet! It’s so fast and easy to make, you just might make room for dessert every night… Fabulously Fast Fruit Sorbet Ingredients 1 cup of your favorite frozen fruit (we love mixed berries) 2-3 Tbsp water (or fruit juice, or your favorite liqueur, if not serving to the kiddos) Dollop of whipped cream (optional) Directions Add ingredients to the Tall Cup and blend until smooth. […]

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Have you ever thought about eating popsicles for breakfast? I attended a brunch once and, yes, they were in fact serving breakfast popsicles! I thought this was a really cool idea and decided to make them at home for quick grab-and-go breakfast. All you need is yogurt (plain or vanilla), your favorite fruit jam, and your favorite granola. Most yogurts are too thick alone, so you’ll need to use your Magic Bullet to blend in a little milk. You can also […]

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It’s Earth Day! I’m not sure what the proper salutation is for Earth Day (Happy Earth Day? Enjoy your Earth Day? We love you and we’re sorry, Earth Day?) but whatever it is, this recipe will make sure you have a good one. Salad is the usual go-to for vegans, and on a day like this, I bet you’re starting to crave salad. On the other hand, who really likes salad? What you’re probably actually craving is a hearty, delicious, […]

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Why should cocktails have all the fun? Sometimes you want to feel fancy for dessert! This recipe uses fresh peaches, sparkling white wine and some sugar to make a refreshing, surprisingly healthy, and delicious sorbet. Raise the class of your next meal by adding this to the menu. Bellini Sorbet Ingredients 2 cups peaches, sliced 1/3-1/2 bottle of sparkling white wine 1/2 cup water 1/3 cup sugar Directions Combine sliced peaches with wine, sugar and water in pot and bring to boil. […]

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Don’t waste money on expensive, sugary frozen drinks from big chain coffee shops. Instead, whip up your own using fresh, healthful ingredients in the Magic Bullet! This version gets a tropical twist, using a frozen banana in place of artificially sweetened mixes. Customize it by adding your favorite frozen fruit, a little mint, or a sprinkle of cinnamon. Banana Coffee Frappe Ingredients 1 frozen banana, slightly thawed 1/2 cup brewed coffee, chilled 1-2 hours 1 cup milk of choice (dairy, […]

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Flädlesuppe in German is translated to pancake soup in English, because the main ingredients in this traditional soup are thin, shredded pancakes! I love this soup because it serves as a quick, easy-to-make lunch with little investment and lots of gain. You can use vegetable or beef broth, depending on your preference. Celery, leek, green onion, parsley and carrots give it a little texture and flavor, but the shredded pancakes are the absolute star in this dish. Here is a tip for shredding […]

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Whenever I have leftover white button mushrooms, this is my go-to soup recipe! You can downsize the recipe and make even just a small cup of it with a just few leftover mushrooms. There is no heavy cream added to this soup, making it a healthy alternative to most of the creamy mushroom soups out there. With a few simple ingredients that include onion, garlic, and beef broth, this recipe is super easy to make. I like to add a little […]

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I love Caesar salad, and I’ve given you several recipes for classic Caesars right here, but sometimes, it’s good to mix things up a little. I was reading a review of Mission Chinese Food, a hip place in New York City that I’ve dreamed about, but never been to. The review described “a startlingly well-calibrated, nori-sprinkled salad of red cabbage in a Caesar-esque vinaigrette of soy, miso, sesame and anchovy. Konnichiwa, Caesar!” That sounded mighty good to me, so I […]

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Being the mom of three very girly dramatic divas, I can attest that the color of food has a big play on whether they are willing to try certain foods or not. They even have an opinion on the color of the corresponding plate, spoon, bowl, cup, and everything else, for that matter. I love them so much, but, sometimes, it’s hard finding ways to make things appealing to those big, princess eyes of theirs. Recently, all the rave has been […]

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