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Vanilla Coconut Chia Pudding

Most people crave comfort foods from time to time. What exactly is comfort food? According to the Oxford Dictionary: “Food that provides consolation or a feeling of well-being, typically having a high sugar or carbohydrate content and associated with childhood or home cooking” Sadly, most comfort foods are not healthy. It is interesting how we […]

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Sunny with a chance of strawberries

Hello, Sunshine! It finally feels safe to move that down parka into storage and dust off my sandals. The sun is shining, birds are singing, and new life is budding, blossoming and greening up all around us. This winter was no joke. Since some time in late 2013 I’ve found it really difficult to be creative in the kitchen. I’ve […]

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Boost Your Sex Drive! Recipe & tips for a healthy libido

“All I want for Christmas is my sex drive back.” A decreased sex drive is a common concern among people with high stress lifestyles. Many of us work long hours and deal with significant psychological stress on an ongoing basis. It’s only a matter of time before your desire can start to dwindle. Fear not! There […]

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What price are you willing to pay for a convenient and “healthy” snack?

What price are you willing to pay for a convenient and “healthy” snack? $2? $3? $5? $500,000? Most of us are paying the highest price possible for convenient and “healthy” snacks, but we just don’t know it yet. A processed snack food may cost just $2 today. Eat these types of foods regularly for a […]

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Happy Camper Energy Balls

So you’re heading out on the road or into the great outdoors for the long weekend and want to pack a healthy snack? This recipe is my staple snack item for road trips, camping and hiking. It’s really easy, totally pack-able and super healthy. The base recipe is made from Medjool dates and almonds, but […]

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Happy Hummus

Hummus is a high fiber, high protein dip made from chickpeas. It makes a satisfying, energizing snack served with fresh veggies. While many ready-made varieties are available, it’s really easy to make it yourself.   In this recipe the addition of turmeric elevates classic hummus from healthy snack to superfood delight. Turmeric is the most […]

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Recipe for Black Bean & Cilantro Dip

In our first series of Spring Detox classes, we prepared a black bean dip as a snack for everyone to enjoy. We received a lot of requests for the recipe, so here it is: Black Bean & Cilantro Dip Yield: about 4 cups Ingredients 2 14-oz cans of black beans, drained and rinsed 2 to […]

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