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Eco At Heart

Avoiding Plastic with Eco At Heart

Plastic was first invented in the early 1900’s but only over the last 50 years have plastics saturated our lives and changed the way that we live.  Plastic is inexpensive, easy to use, and versatile which caused it to replace many of the more traditional materials.  But our search for money saving convenience may have […]

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Molasses Milk

Move over turmeric milk…there is a new milk in town! Molasses may be an underutilized sweetener and it seems to only make an appearance during the holiday season.  It is a key ingredients in gingerbread after all so it is only natural to be associated with Christmas. Molasses is a byproduct of sugar production and […]

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Cinnamon Roll Muffins (Vegan, Gluten Free)

One of the holiday traditions in my house growing up was a big batch of cinnamon rolls for breakfast in the morning.  They were not traditionally made from scratch but with store bought bread dough and a box of butterscotch pudding mix.  They were so delicious and always a treat.  A great solution to avoid […]

Sweet Potato Parfair

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Sweet Potato Breakfast Parfait

Leftovers are usually a big part of the holiday season.  I love giving leftovers new life by using them in a different way.  Whether it be soup, hash, sandwiches, or smoothies you can continue to enjoy the food of the holidays for days. For me the second best thing about thanksgiving is the morning after. […]

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Sweet Potato Casserole with Molasses Candied Nut Crunch

I finally made a whole food version of one of my childhood holiday favorites…healthy sweet potato casserole and I topped with with a molasses candied nut crunch instead of the traditional refined sugar and white flour crumble.  Mind blown right? I was never one for the marshmallow topped yams, sorry folks I never meet a […]

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Pecan Pie (Corn Syrup Free!)

I have to admit that pecan pie was never one of my favorites.  I think that it was just too sweet for my taste.  After all one of the key ingredients, other than pecans of course, is corn syrup (and lots of it).  Corn syrup is one the ingredients I would consider high on the […]

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Veggie Coconut Yogurt: Molasses Butternut Breakfast Bowl

Being the veggie loving health nut that I am I love anything that sneaks more vegetables into everyday foods.  There is a line of yogurts on the market that contain something that I have never seen before in a yogurt…vegetables!  They have flavors like carrot, tomato, sweet potato, parsnip, and butternut squash.  They great thing […]

Birth control pills

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going on Birth Control Pills

Nearly 80% of women in the United States have used birth control pills at some point in their lives. I am one of those statistics. I, like many women, reached for birth control pills (BCPs) for many reasons other than preventing pregnancy. For me, birth control pills were prescribed to help regulate my cycle, relieve PMS symptoms, and prevent acne.  All of these issues […]

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5 Ingredient Homemade Twix Bars (Vegan, Paleo)

  October calls for cleaning up more classic candy bars.  I created real food versions of snickers, 3 musketeers, and milky way bars already and loved all of the amazing feedback from those that made them at home.  Today calls for another one of my former favorites, Twix bars.  But a clean homemade version done […]

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Sesame Sweet Potato Noodles

  I bought a spirilizer a few months ago and have zucchini noodles down pat.  I figured it was about time to branch out and try noodles with different vegetables.  Pasta…pasta who?  I don’t think I will go back to eating regular noodles ever again.  One, vegetable noodles are so much more nutritious.  Two, a […]

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Reasons to Love Arugula: Arugula and Date Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash and Cranberries

  I must say that arugula has never really been on the list of my favorite leafy greens.  Arugula is well known for having a peppery taste that can be quite strong for some people.  The case for eating more leafy greens is long and arugula has quite the list of health benefits. High in vitamin A, arugula […]

60+ Date Recipes Roundup

60+ Recipes Using Dates: Nature’s Sweetener

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of going date picking.  One of the amazing fruits that we grow here in Arizona are dates.  Yes dates are considered a fruit and are contain the lowest moisture content of whole fruit.  This makes them the only naturally dehydrated fruit.  This also makes them higher […]