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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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Every time I go to the grocery store I buy chickpeas because they are one of my favorite beans to cook with. I love to roast them, serve them in soups, add them to tacos, salads, and now…guacamole! I used my favorite healthy crackers and made a lunch of out it! Super filling and full of all the right nutrients that this busy mama needed!   Chickpea Guacamole Recipe Ingredients 2 avocados 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed Cooking spray […]

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This herbed goat cheese tart is an easy, flavorful vegetarian dish that uses thin phyllo sheets as the crust. The filling is made with soft, mild goat cheese and cottage cheese, and it is topped with sautéed shallots and cherry tomatoes before baking in the oven. The secret to this main dish is the fresh herbs. You can substitute dry, but nothing compares to using fresh herbs! Once you take the tart out of the oven, sprinkle chopped fresh herbs […]

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My youngest is the pickiest eater, so I have the hardest time giving her foods that not only fill her up, but also give her the nutrition she needs. She tends to lean towards the sweeter foods, so this coconut whipped cream sounded like the perfect addition to her diet! She loves to dip salty pretzels in it, and I love to dip berries in it! Also it’s made with  healthy fats and natural sugars! But the best part is […]

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Convenience, satiety and flavor are often tough to find when you’re rushing around for breakfast in the morning. That is why I will never give up on trying to create all the make-ahead breakfasts. Chia seeds are known for their high fiber properties which is something often overlooked when considering high nutrient foods. However, some people do feel bloating when eating chia seeds. When mixed with water, chia seeds expand. So, eating chia seed pudding can make us feel the […]

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It can be scary to step out of our comfort zones when it comes to cooking. For most of us, the foods and recipes we know are what we stick with in our every day cooking. Once I was experimenting a little and created this delicious Thai-inspired noodle salad. It has cucumbers, carrots, cilantro, and pineapple, all tossed in a peanut sauce. You can use rice noodles or Japanese yakisoba noodles in this recipe. Thai Noodle Recipe Ingredients 1 12-oz […]

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Cookie dough ice cream is my favorite ice cream flavor. As a kid, I would always save the cookie dough until the end and enjoy it in one big glob of cookie dough! For this cookie dough milkshake, I used vanilla ice cream, milk and made my own eggless cookie dough to blend in. For all of you cookie dough lovers, this milkshake tastes like heaven. After it is blended up, the cookie dough is no longer chunky since it […]

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Nothing is more comforting to me on a chilly day than a warm cup of creamy soup and a crusty piece of bread. This simple, healthy soup is made with carrots, potato, onion, garlic, some seasonings and chicken broth. Once cooked, the soup is puréed in the Magic Bullet blender to create a creamy texture. I like to top this soup with a dollop of sour cream to finish it off just before serving. Carrot Potato Soup Ingredients 1 onion, […]

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I’m kicking myself for not making this peanut sauce more often. It’s super simple to make and it’s incredibly delicious! I love to pair this with cooked chicken and veggies. Keep this on hand to jazz up on any dinner! Creamy Peanut Sauce Ingredients 1/2 cup peanut butter Juice of 1 lime 2 tb. soy sauce 1/3-1/2 cup coconut milk, canned 1 tb. brown sugar 2 cloves garlic Instructions Add all the ingredients into the Magic Bullet Blender and blend […]

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During Fall and Winter, one of my favorite meals is a warm bowl of chili. This white bean chicken chili dish is so comforting on a cold day! I like to top it with sour cream and add a side of corn bread. This is a great make-ahead dish for your busy weekdays. Lime and cilantro also make great toppings for this chicken chili. White Bean Chicken Chili Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil ½ onion, chopped 1 can Bush’s Best […]

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Dare I say this, but I don’t think I will ever make French toast any other way, than this way. I know it’s crazy, but this dish was SO good, my whole family went nuts for it! We are big banana bread people in my house, and I usually bake a batch every week. I get excited when my bananas start to brown because that can only mean one thing! But  a loaf of banana bread can take almost an […]

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