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Brussels Sprouts and Kale Salad from Full Moon Suppers at Salt Water Farm

One of the highlights of my past summer was attending Annemarie Ahearn’s Salt Water Farm Cooking School.  I found the school when we were planning our trip to Maine and it had been recommended in Goop’s Maine Road Trip Guide.  When I saw that the classes use fresh, seasonal ingredients to prepare simple, nourishing meals,…

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Simple Changes towards a Greener Home

Simple Swaps to a Healthier Home

When I first became a health coach, my primary interest and focus was food and nutrition. I never gave too much thought as to how our external environment impacted our health – pesticides on the food we eat, harmful ingredients in products we use daily and even pollutants in the air we breathe. To be…

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How to Make Sure Your Sunscreen Isn’t Causing More Harm than Good

I first became weary of sunscreen on a trip to Miami with an ex-boyfriend’s family.  The sun was crazy hot on the beach and my boyfriend’s father, a chemist, never put on sunscreen.  Curious, and a bit humored by his quirkiness, I wanted to know why.   He responded “I don’t put that crap on my…

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How I Broke Up with Aunt Jemima

Warning that this post may sound slightly melodramatic. I was on the phone with my friend Stacey last week, talking about some of my food choices, and she laughingly asked if I still eat syrup.  Stacey knew that my love for Aunt Jemima syrup ran deep.  Growing up, “syrup toast” was my breakfast of choice…

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Healthy Cooking Club: Thanksgiving Edition

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate the harvest, revel in our abundance, and show gratitude for our many blessings.  To me, this means being fully present and engaged with those we love, and NOT having a hangover of guilt from over-indulging and “ditching our diet”. Like any other day of the year, my philosophy for…

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Kale, White Bean and Sausage Soup

In the winter, my body naturally craves hearty and many times, meaty soups that warm you from the inside out.  This soup is one of my absolute favorites to make when it’s cold outside, and even the pickiest, non-healthy eaters will love this.  I actually made this for my family last Sunday night, and my…

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The Secret to Your Metabolism

We are slaves to the idea that the only way to lose weight is to eat less and exercise more.  Calories in – calories out, right?  If it was really this simple, wouldn’t we all have figured it out by now – would it really be a constant fight between our food and our bodies?…

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Rich and Decadent Butternut Squash Alfredo

This dish is sweet, rich and 100% unprocessed!  It’s perfect for fall and the cooling temperatures. I’ll be cooking with butternut squash a lot this season, so look out for a few more recipes 🙂  It’s high in fiber, vitamin A, potassium and many other vitamins, minerals & antioxidants.  So not only is it absolutely delicious, but…

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Fall Loves

Some of my favorite things this Fall 1. Stuarto’s Olive Oil Local to Lexington, I’m in love with this store’s olive oils, balsalmic vinegars, and sea salts. Infused with different flavors such as Blood Orange, Tuscan Herb, and Wild Mushroom & Sage, these oils and vinegars are fantastic for instantly livening up any meal. I…

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5 Smoothie Superfoods

When I first became interested in nutrition and natural health, the very first book that I read was SuperFoods Rx: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life. And looking back, it actually kind of did change my life because if forever shifted the way that I view food. Superfoods are a class of foods that…

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