Food

How to Build a Raw Kitchen

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A healthy lifestyle that includes a nutritious diet of mostly raw food can drastically improve your quality of life, and reduce the likelihood of…

Cooking Without Toxic Plastics & Nonstick Coatings

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If you’re like me, or most of the people I know, you grew up with a kitchen full of plastic food storage, plastic spatulas,…

Chipotle Chicken Penne Recipe

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Getting creative in the kitchen is always fun, so when I had the opportunity to create a sponsored recipe using non-dairy alternatives like a…

Quick, Easy, & Delicious Stromboli Recipe

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This isn’t exactly a healthy recipe, but this stromboli recipe is yummy and one that the family loves – though I’m sure I don’t…

The Best Guacamole Recipe

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I love guacamole. It’s delicious and amazing and so good for you…. and because avocado! Avocados are full of healthy fats, vitamins and other…

7 Surprising Health Benefits of Hummus

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Hummus is a thick, creamy spread and it can be made from ingredients like mashed chickpeas, garlic, sea salt, lemon juice, tahini, and olive…

Home Canning: How to Preserve Your Own Food

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Growing up, I recall eating home canned foods — real food that my grandmother grew and that my mother helped harvest. Food that came…

Almond Chia Steel-Cut Oatmeal Bowls

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Breakfast has never been my strong suit. I’m happy to make it but somehow, after a cup of coffee, I’m just never really in…

Zucchini “Apple” Pie Recipe

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If you’ve ever grown zucchini, you know how it can come on quick and in a fury. You’ll have so much zucchini, and you…

Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bites

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I just love the holidays. Spending time with family, good fun, good food — there is always a variety of new things to discover….

Local, Organic Produce at Your Door!

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There comes a point in life for most of us where we’re grown up enough to realize that we like vegetables and for the…

Beyond Easy Banana Bread

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I am generally not much of a ‘sweets’ person, but I do love banana bread, and I love making my spin-off Hero Muffins for…

Cleanse & Detox Smoothie Recipe

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This smoothie recipe is full of protein, fiber and antioxidants to help you make the most of your workouts and more. Ready to blend? …

Easy Pan Roasted Veggies

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Vegetables are an easy side dish, but they aren’t best from a can and cooking a variety from scratch isn’t always time friendly, but…

Twice Baked Portobello Mushrooms

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I love mushrooms. It’s pretty much guaranteed that if a recipe has mushrooms in it, I’m going to need it. Only recently have I…

Baked Portobello with Egg

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Portobello caps are delicious and incredibly versatile. Here’s just one easy, and yummy, way I enjoying them. This recipe very filling, and quick enough…

One-Pot Pasta with Whatever You Happen to Have

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Apparently “One-Pot Pasta” dishes are sweeping the nation– Oh, just Pinterest?? –well, whatever. I had to try it, so here we are! I am…

Hero Muffins Recipe : Protein Packed & Nut-Free!

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This recipe came about as the result of packing school lunches. Two of our children are now in school and both have students in…

Fruit Snow!

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Mona, of Eco Nuts, came up with the idea for this cool treat while suffering through a heat wave reminiscence of the fiery pits…

Raisin Addiction a.k.a. Cinnamon Raisins

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We are a family of constant snackers. There I said it. We love to eat, and we do our best to eat healthy –…

Parmesan Kale Chips

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I love kale chips! They are a nutritious, delicious, guilt-free snack, and they are extremely easy to make. I happen to like my chips…

Lactation Cookie Bar Recipe

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You may be wondering why, or how, a cookie can help with lactation. The ingredients in these cookies provide “good” calories, and ingredients like…

Pasta Party : Make Your Own!

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Guest Post by Perinatal Educator Danielle Bergum I’m on a mission of transforming my pantry from store-bought goods to homegrown, or at least home…

Hot German Potato Salad Recipe

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Throw out EVERYTHING you think you know about potato salads. This is not a cold creamy concoction. Oh no no no. This recipe is…

Keurig Without The Waste : A Walk on The Dark Side

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Who doesn’t like a fresh cup of coffee or hot tea? Gone are the days of giant pots of coffee sitting around warming for…

Organic doesn’t have to break the bank!

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As I was rushing through the grocery store the other day I decided to snap a few photos of the items I was purchasing…

Perfect Eggs without Teflon!

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We have all heard about the dangers of cooking with Teflon but when transitioning to safer options, like stainless steel, many of us are…

7 Healthy Snacks to Keep You Full & Fit

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As I have mentioned before on my fitness and weight-loss journey, I like to feel full.  I don’t like being hungry and for me…

Low Calorie Iced Coffee

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I love coffee. Even when I went off of caffeine a way back when, I still drank decaf because I just love coffee. However,…

Berry Picking!

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Over the weekend I had the opportunity to spend some time at my in-laws who happen to have a nice little area of berries…