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Date Sriracha Ketchup 2

Date Sriracha Ketchup

I just recently became part of a group called Recipe Redux.  It is a group of food bloggers that have a passion for healthier food.  Every month we get an new assignment.  We then have the freedom to get creative and create a recipe that is inspired by that special assignment.  Right up my alley.  Today is […]

Orange Vanilla Spinach Smoothie 7

Orange Vanilla Spinach Smoothie

Green smoothies are nothing new and have been sweeping the nation for quite some time now.  They have been a big part of my life for awhile now and definitely are not going anywhere.  With so many versions out there everyone should be able to find a combination that they enjoy.  For me it is not […]

Hushpuppies with Japaeno Aioli  (2 of 1)

Not Fried Hush Puppies with Jalapeno Aioli

  I love grinding whole ingredients into flours and using them in things like baked goods and for breadcrumb replacements.  The first time that I ground millet into a flour it immediately made me think of hush puppies.  The texture and smell is very much like corn meal.  Ever since that time I wanted to […]

Cauliflower Broccoli Salad (3 of 1)

The Cruciferous Veggie: Cauliflower Broccoli Salad

 I will be the first to admit that I don’t eat enough variety of cruciferous vegetables.  I definitely have no problem eating lots of kale or Brussels sprouts but as far as the other vegetables in this family go, not so much.  I am a lover of most vegetables so I find this hard to […]

Flu Fighting Juice

Flu Fighting Juices: Guest Post Hillary Coughlin

I wanted to welcome another guest today.  Hillary is a certified yoga instructor, health and wellness enthusiast and lover of all things that encourage you to grow fully. Her degree in Communications and a  performing arts background in dance and acting have played an intricate part in Hillary finding herself drawn to health writing and […]

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Savory Falafel Waffles with Artichoke Tzatziki

I just love mediterranean flavors.  I find them to be so crisp, clean, and light so I don’t feel weighed down.   I was eating out with a friend one night and I ordered a mediterranean panini that was so good.  It had white bean hummus, artichokes, kalamata olives, and cucumbers on it and I […]


5 Reasons to Add Yoga to Your Workout Routine: Guest Post Lily Hartley

I wanted to feature some other wonderful people in the world of healthy living.  I have a guest for you today that I want to introduce.  Nutritional health consultant, Lily Hartley, coaches clients on building a healthy relationship with food and is a yoga instructor to boot.  Food is not the only piece of the […]

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Sunshine Gold Smoothie

I am usually not a fan of fruit smoothies.  When people think of smoothies they generally associate them with good health.  This is true in a sense because fruit is healthy but when smoothies call for 3,4, or even 5 or more servings of fruit in one drink then you may not being doing all […]

Rainbow Salad Bowl with Cilantro Lime Hummus 4

Rainbow Salad Bowl with Cilantro Lime Hummus

I am a big advocate of eating salads (and vegetables in general) all year round.  A large serving of vegetables at breakfast, lunch, and dinner never hurt anybody.  It is New Year’s resolution time after all and my hope is that this Rainbow Salad Bowl with Cilantro Lime Hummus gets you motivated to eat more […]

Cinnamon Raisin French Toast Bake 5

Cinnamon Raisin French Toast Bake (Vegan)

Even though I am only about 85% vegan sometimes I make vegan recipes out of necessity rather than because I don’t eat any animal products at all.  Plant based foods are my focus instead of putting myself in a specific box.  Over the holidays I wanted to make something a little more special for breakfast […]

Mushroom Dill Soup 5

Mushroom Dill Soup

Winter is definitely upon us (even here in Arizona).  We have been getting down to freezing temperatures at night and have been having to cover some of our plants outside to protect them from this weather.  I even need protection from this weather.  These kinds of temperatures call for lots of soup and this Mushroom […]

My Favorite Things 2014

My Favorite (Healthy) Things 2014

Hey if Oprah can do it then so can I right?  I thought it would be fun to share with you my favorite (healthy) things from 2014.  Everything from beauty products to workouts, it’s not all about the food. 2014 was a good year for me and I have no reason to complain.  Do I […]

Raw Peppermint Mocha Pinwheel Cookies 7

Raw Peppermint Mocha Pinwheel Cookies

  This year I participated in the Food Blogger Cookie Swap which benefits Cookies for Cancer.  I must say that cookies are a definite challenge for me because I like to keep them as whole as possible and free from refined sugars and flours.  When it comes to making a good cookie it really is […]

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3 Ingredient Turtle Nut Clusters

I am a huge fan of recipes like this…very minimal ingredients, easy to make, no baking required, real food, only natural ingredients, vegan, paleo, gluten free, and oh so delicious.  I get so excited!  I know that everyone is in the baking mode right now and with lots of sugary treats being made I wanted […]

My Top 10 Kitchen Utensils for a Real Food Kitchen (That Make the Perfect Gifts)

10 Real Food Kitchen Utensils (That Make Perfect Gifts)

Today I am going to share with you my top 10 real food kitchen utensils (that make the perfect gifts).  Great for anyone that is cooking real food or that wants to start.  Now I am not expecting everyone to run out and purchase everything on this list.  Some of these items you may already have […]

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