My cousin Kasey has been sending out a daily text message mantra with just a simple message to serve as a little dose of morning inspiration for the rest of the day. Last week, she asked if I would share a mantra and so I sent her the above quote and this reflection: Is it…

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So I’m venturing into the world of video blogging.  So for my first post, I decided that it would be great to demonstrate how simple it is to make a green smoothie.  They are easy and delicious – and I always have an extra little pep in my step when I start my morning with…

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I LOVE making hummus.  You can use it as a veggie dip, put it on sandwiches in place of mayo, or I especially love it on toast with an over-easy egg. Hummus is incredibly easy to make and much, much tastier than anything you can buy at the store. My twist on the classic hummus recipe…

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You know those things that once you discover, you can’t imagine your life without it anymore…coconut oil is that for me. I keep two jars – one in my bathroom and one in my kitchen – and use both of them like crazy. One of coconut oil’s most touted nutrients is lauric acid, a type…

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Lots of summer loves right now! My CSA (Elmwood Stock Farm) Holy fresh vegetables galore! My fridge has been full every single week for the past month, and it’s forcing me to think outside the box, try new recipes, and get a little creative in the kitchen. CSA’s are awesome because they support local farmers…

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Thanks to my CSA share, my fridge is packed full of greens right now…kale, spinach, bok choy, various lettuces…ah-mazing.  What is NOT so amazing is when I have just shoved it in the fridge and all of that lovely fresh produce is suddenly brown and wilted. But I know better! Correctly storing greens can make…

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One of my favorite breakfasts, especially in the summer, is fresh berries with organic yogurt and granola. Store bought granola is often high in refined sugar, contains highly processed oils, and has preservatives and other unnecessary ingredients. Making granola at home is super easy and quick – plus it tastes so much better than anything…

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I thought it would be fun to have a monthly post where I pick 5 things that I’m really loving…anything from food to fashion, and anything in between! Here are my picks for May: 1.  Crunchy Betty Taymu Cleansing Gel I had heard of oil cleansing, but the only image that I could really conjure up…

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Last Wednesday, my friend Ariel and I hosted my inaugural Healthy Cooking Club series – and I must say, it was a hit!   Fun drinks, a cooking lesson, a tasty dinner, and some amazing ladies is the perfect recipe for a great night. In deciding what we should make, I wanted it to be something…

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One roadblock that I commonly hear when it comes to cooking and eating healthy is a lack of time to shop for and prepare meals.  And I totally get it – when you are in the middle of a busy week, it can be overwhelming to come home and try to figure out an entire…

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