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A Day To Remember… And Celebrate.

Whether today is spent reflecting on the lives of loved ones lost in our military’s service or you are celebrating the unofficial kickoff of summer, today’s a huge day. When I contemplate Memorial Day, I think about all the people who didn’t make it back home. My 92-year-old father-in-law served in the Army and had…
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Fresh From the Market Mushroom Soup

Too many hours working at a computer and the long commute has resulted in far more convenience foods than I want to admit. (Lots of curries over rice and sandwiches with gluten-free bread.) I’ve shared about how few vegetables are currently part of my diet in recent client conversations. Happily, Wednesday was the farmer’s market…
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Blues Buster Smoothie

The afternoon slump always gets me. Whether I have caffeine or not, I seem to regularly crave some sort of sweet treat as a pick-me-up! Happily, I found out that I could satisfy the cravings and give my body the nutrients it needs. Blueberries are chock-full of antioxidants and are low on the glycemic index. Bananas…
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Clean & Lean Recipes

Really, the whole point of this post is to share with you a bunch of recipes, but I first wanted to share with you a bit about how eating whole foods helped change my life. When my ex-husband and I were overweight and struggling to lose the pounds pasta and inactivity had brought on, there was…
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Make it Yourself Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend

Today marks the first official day of fall! To celebrate the Autumnal Equinox, I wanted to share my own variation of this popular seasonal mixture. While I love mocking the “pumpkin spice everything” trend that a popular coffee chain ignited, I also confess to loving a spicy pumpkin or sweet potato pie. One year I…
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Baked Pineapple and Sweet Potato

Satisfyingly Sweet Side: Baked Pineapple and Sweet Potato

The news is getting out about the studio and I find myself even busier than anticipated! This is great, except it means that I have less time to grocery shop and prepare food. I have my ideal schedule set… Life frequently has its own opinion of my schedules. My Sunbasket delivery come on Tuesdays, farmer’s market…
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Pear-Date Chutney: sweet and spicy goodness.

Farmer’s Market Finds: Pear-Date Chutney Recipe

Yesterday afternoon, I took a trip to the Civic Center Farmer’s Market in San Francisco, eager to snap up some of the last minute finds before the vendors finished packing up and going home. True, if you get there within the last hour, the selection is much more limited. The upside? They frequently don’t want to…
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Roasted celery root, parsnips and turnip with rosemary.

Roasted Celery Root, Parsnips and Turnips with Rosemary

One of my favorite things to do in a grocery store is to go over the produce section and experiment with something I’m not used to cooking. It’s EASY to stick with the same old staples: carrots, potatoes, celery… yawn. Turns out there are other root veggies that are easy to prepare! Yesterday’s grocery store finds led…
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Spinach scramble with corn tortillas.

Make Your Mornings Better With Breakfast

Sometimes we want a breakfast that’s heathy but doesn’t take a lot of time to make or clean up after. Here are a few ideas to get started. Have fun playing with substitutions! Overnight oats The beauty of overnight oats is that you can make them as simple or complex as you want, but only need…
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Pumpkin butter on toast.

Pumpkin Butter: A Sweet Finale

Happy Friday! At last, my pumpkin extravaganza is drawing to an end. How better to celebrate this event than with homemade pumpkin butter? Oh She Glows is a DELIGHTFUL vegan website I’ve utilised over the years. She had a pumpkin butter recipe I wanted to try my own take on. (See her version at her website…
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