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Summer BBQ Tips for Staying Slim

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    Although it’s the easiest time of year to enjoy fresh, local produce, it’s easy to get caught up in the summer celebrations full of drinks and not-so-healthy food. Since it is healthy to spend time laughing with friends and family, here are some tips to enjoy the food and the company, while staying […]

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Funnest Way to Open a Coconut

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    My husband gets full credit for this one.  He knows how much I love Thai baby coconuts.  He also sees the splatters on the kitchen ceiling from my opening skills.  I will say I’ve gotten pretty good at opening them up over the years; wielding my knife, slicing down the husk to a […]

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Cleansing Pineapple Cilantro Smoothie

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  I should be finalizing a trip to Mexico about now.  We usually plan a getaway for spring break, as my daughter has such a full school schedule, it’s difficult to do otherwise. But, since we opted to do so much to the house this past year instead, (Yay, I have an office! And I […]

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Pumpkin Powerhouse Smoothie

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    Since I’ve already professed my adoration for pumpkin, I thought I would share a recipe with you that I make often during the fall months.  It’s rich in iron, vitamin A, potassium and protein, and you can make it in about two-and-a-half minutes.  This makes for a quick snack or meal that is […]

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Eating for the Seasons: Fall 2013 Edition

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    The many reasons to adore fall.  Slightly cooler temperatures perfect for favorite boots and sweaters, gorgeous bursts of changing color against the crisp blue of the sky, and the seasonal harvest that creates our cravings for creamy soups, crisp apples anything pumpkin spice.   Eating the best of the fall produce is a […]

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So, what exactly do you mean by plant-based diet?

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    A few questions I get asked all of the time:   What is a plant-based diet? What do you eat?! Really?  You don’t eat (fill in the blank) EVER?!   Today we’re tackling question Number One: What is a plant-based diet?   A plant-based diet is made up of plant foods.  The quick […]

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