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Anti-Inflammatory Juice: Remove Toxins and Feel Energized

This recipe is actually a version of a juice reccommended by my Doc! Recently, he designed a specific diet for me to acheive the following goals: Detox unwanted metals and toxins Dissolve lymphatic waste build up Relieve my liver and

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Super-Easy Beginner Green Juice Recipe

It’s about damn time! I apologize for it taking so long for me to post this! Between work, life and moving to LA; I haven’t had a chance to post my juice recipes…umm, oh and there was that (over-due) girls

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Mexican Hot Chocolate

Tis the season! The holidays are here and the decorations are up! So far, we’ve been up to some fun, festive activities… Checking out our lil town’s lights…! Picking out our tree here on Bainbridge & hanging some mistletoe, fa-la-la-la-lahhh

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Quick Clean Cabbage Salad

This past week, the hubby and I headed to Portland to celebrate my big 3-0! Portland is known as innovative foodie land, and we definitely ate like queens n kings. I’ve been known to say, “you don’t know me yet

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Vega Performance Protein Smoothie

I first heard about Vega during my training @ Whole Foods. Out of all the amazing nutrition options, Vega really stood out. Backed and formulated by Brendan Brazier (Professional Ironman Triathlete) – packed with natural, plant-based protein and being dairy/gluten/soy

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Parsley: My Secret Weapon For Detoxing

Having a case of the ‘acheys’ the other day, I headed out to try a supposed superhero for Arthritis and Inflammation: Parsley. I’m always looking to find out more about Anti-Inflammatory foods. And, if you’re like me, some of the

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Healthy Hearty Fall Recipe: Brussels Avo Salad (Part 2)

Here we are in Part 2 ~ discovering the delicious Brussels Sprout Salad with Avocado & Pumpkin Seeds (adapted from Whole Living Magazine). This dish pairs amazingly well with the Creamy Farro (Part 1). If you missed that post, you

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Healthy Hearty Fall Recipe: Creamy Farro (Part 1)

I love grocery shopping. I don’t know if it’s all the food choices or just the fact that I can finally afford to cook fun recipes with exotic ingredients. I’m just a happy camper in the grocery store. And on

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Cafe Gratitude: Cucumber Melon Gazpacho

While visiting LA a couple weeks ago, I was excited to stop into the new Venice ~ Cafe Gratitude. I can’t say enough about the amazing creations @ this restaurant. And that’s what they are: art!…beautiful, thoughtful, vegan items that

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Indulging…the healthy way! (Crab Endive)

Good afternoon y’all- Skip is sick, it’s raining and it’s my day off……perfect timing to cook up some delicious things! I’ve been craving some not so healthy items this week. With the wedding coming up – I’ve really been trying

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Detox Day 3 ~ Rejuvenate, Restore, Relax

Today is a complete chill out, relaxation day for me. After Hot Yoga last night (and it definitely kicked my butt), my body needs to ‘just be’ today. It’s a perfect day for this – as it’s incredibly nice outside

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Detox Breakfast, Day 2

Good morning y’all! Yesterday was a nice transition into this detox. I’m feelin good! I’ve done cleanses and detox programs before, but one thing to remember: everyone is different and therefore their needs, metabolism, sensitivities, etc. – are going to

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Back To Blogging…(and doing what I love)!

Well, hello WordPress and…..anyone…who’s still….out there?! I took a little hiatus. Life and work has been a bit challenging. Then again, I’ve had the pleasure of discovering a new island (yes, we’ve island hopped to Bainbridge!) and I’m a lucky

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Dear Quinoa, I Love You!

I can’t believe I just discovered quinoa, 3 months ago. Where has this amazing grain been my whole life? 🙂 I’m smitten with quinoa…for a bunch of different reasons: It’s gluten free, wheat free, dairy free. It’s loaded with protein; this

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Grillin’ up some Halibut

Summer is such a great time for fish! If you can get it freshly caught, it’s quite a delicious treat. Don’t be afraid to talk to your fishmonger! Look for sustainably, fresh caught fish and avoid farm raised, if possible.  Ok,

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Green Goddess Smoothie

Feelin strong over here ~ as I drink my “goddess drink” (totally made that up!) This isn’t an everyday thing, but I try to keep a balance and add in greens throughout the week. I say, “I feel strong,” because

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Cacao Balls

This is a super healthy, super fun discovery. Not only are these fun to eat, but it gave me a reason to bust out my little food processor.  🙂 One of the best things about this treat, are the nutritional benefits:

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Hello, Washington! I’m home…

Moving from California to Washington was bittersweet. Growing up in such a beautiful place provided so many wonderful opportunities… Fast forward…and here we are! It’s SO green here! Living on Vashon Island is definitely an adventure. There are so many

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