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Winter Nighttime Rituals

Happy Monday everyone!  It’s definitely feeling like winter around here now, right? Saturday’s first snow of the season has made if official for me.   As if I am not enough of a homebody the rest of the year, this … Continue reading

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Food Photo Roundup 1: Desserts

          I’ve been busy spring cleaning my food photo collection (haven’t gotten to the house yet)… I am guilty of accumulating pictures with the good intention of writing blog posts about them–  but then life gets … Continue reading

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Goodbye Coca-Cola

    Yeah, things like obesity, heart disease and diabetes.     I just heard the news today that Coke was no longer going to be a sponsor for the AND (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics).  You may be surprised … Continue reading

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Fun at the Library: A New Book and An Inspiring Talk

Food and laughing.  Two of my very favorite things in life.  If you share similar interests I have a book you need to read.  I had never heard of Jim Gaffigan but he’s my new favorite comedian.  Imagine Jerry Seinfeld … Continue reading

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Paleo Desserts

  Flourless Mocha Bacon Brownies! (recipe from Practical Paleo cookbook and posted here)       In the past couple of years my opinion of the Paleo diet has cycled from:  annoyance/seriously these people are going to give themselves heart … Continue reading

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“Successful people do…

…what unsuccessful people are not willing to do.”  ~Jeff Olson, author of The Slight Edge That’s been my latest favorite quote.  It applies to every aspect of life: finances, career, personal relationships and of course HEALTH.  When I think about … Continue reading

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Cranberry-Walnut-Date Arugula Salad Drizzled with Chocolate Vinegar

Sounds weird but tastes incredible and is full of disease-fighting phytochemicals, fiber and essential fatty acids. Sometimes these strange food ideas just pop into my head.  I’m always thinking ahead about what my next meal or two will be. This … Continue reading

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A Few of the Many Uses of Almond Butter

I’ve been going somewhat crazy with the almond butter lately!  Peanut butter will probably always be one of my staple foods, but sometimes I like to switch up the usual with something slightly different. Just as peanuts can be ground … Continue reading

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Vegan Pumpkin Pie Cream Squares

One of the highlights of my weekend was making these heavenly, creamy, pumpkin-y squares!  I came across the recipe a few days ago, printed it out and realized I had everything I needed except the pumpkin.  No canned pumpkin in … Continue reading

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Slow Down. Breathe. And When You Eat, Eat.

Have you been doing all the things you think you should be doing to lose weight but the pounds won’t budge?  You may be eating nutritious foods, watching your calories and exercising but there is one additional factor involved that … Continue reading

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