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Show yourself some grace

Show yourself some grace

If you're anything like me, you've probably run the gamut of emotions during this last month or so. Depending on the day, or even hour, I may feel fine and content, or annoyed, sad, or frustrated. How about you? I was just emailing with a friend about how important it...

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Balsamic Braised Crispy Chicken Thighs

Balsamic Braised Crispy Chicken Thighs

Again, I think I say this on most recipe posts I do - I'm not a food photographer. I know I could do more to make pictures look nicer but quite frankly I'm usually hungry and trying to eat dinner while it's still warm! This wasn't the prettiest thing and I sadly had...

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Lotsa Green Stuff Salad

Lotsa Green Stuff Salad

If you're feeling like you need a little extra fresh green stuff in your diet these days, this spring-time salad can do the trick! You could skip the ice bath cooling part and serve this warm if you wanted to or just follow the directions to serve it cooled. Either...

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Why is it SO hard to stop eating sugar?

Why is it SO hard to stop eating sugar?

We all KNOW we shouldn’t eat too much sugar. But why does it have to be so hard to stop?? Considering that excess sugar consumption is a key player in developing heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, weight gain, depression, inflammation, and weakening the...

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Prepare Your Immune System for Battle

Prepare Your Immune System for Battle

A healthy and robust immune system is essential for staying healthy year-round but especially when you have a higher chance of being exposed to various sicknesses. There are a few key nutrients I want to highlight that are important to a healthy immune system that we...

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Teriyaki Noodle Bowls

Teriyaki Noodle Bowls

Meatball Ingredients:  1 lb ground beef 1 avocado, mashed 1 tsp sea salt 1 tsp garlic powder 1 heaping tbsp fresh minced ginger 3 green onions, sliced 2 tsp minced orange zest Black pepper to taste        The Rest of the Bowl Ingredients: ½ large...

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Egg Roll in a Bowl

Egg Roll in a Bowl

Ingredients 2 tbsp olive or avocado oil or other cooking fat 4 cloves garlic, minced (or 2 tsp ground) 2 tbsp minced fresh ginger (or 2 tsp ground) 6 green onions, white and green parts 1 lb ground pork (or turkey, chicken, or beef) 1 small head cabbage or half each...

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Are you counting calories, points, or nutrients?

Are you counting calories, points, or nutrients?

Did you know that according to Weight Watchers, I could eat 900 cups of grapes and it wouldn't count toward my daily allotment of points but a measly two tablespoons of ghee would use up half my allotted points for the day?  Does anyone else find this a little...

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