Multi-Colored Millet Salad

(Photo Credit – Green Kitchen Stories) Sometimes cold lettuce sounds pretty drab to me this time of year, so I came up with a winter salad that will keep you filled with nutritious goodness all season. Instead of reaching for those oh-so-tempting hot unhealthy comfort foods when the weather goes polar-vortex, try my interesting combo […]

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Adaptogens: Miracle Stress Reducers

In just one day, I can feel like I’m on a crazy ride of opposites: stress and relaxation, happiness and sadness, bursts of energy and extreme fatigue. It is amazing how many emotions and physiological jolts I experience in 24 hours…sound familiar?! Your body is extremely resilient and adaptive under a variety of conditions, but […]

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Calming Charcoal Facial Mask

These dry winter months has everyone complaining about dry, dull and flaky skin. To combat the dryness, I have created a superfood-based facial treatment using products that I already have at home. Sometimes, you don’t even need those expensive beauty products to make a difference. Activated Charcoal is one of the first ingredients I use. In […]

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A Strange Way to Detox

Charcoal is getting all the hype right now. It is more than deserving of it, because it is a very strong adsorber.  When something adsorbs it essentially works like a magnet. Charcoal is an antidote as it absorbs most organic toxins, chemicals and poisons before they can harm your body.  This product is a travel staple […]

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Bone Broth Recipe

I have had way too many people share with me their battles with leaky gut. Leaky gut lets undigested foods, yeast, bacteria, and toxins pass through your intestines and into your bloodstream, disrupting proper digestion and absorption of nutrients. Many health issues originate from the gut and it is imperative to keep your core healthy […]

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Bone Broth: Winter’s New Healthy Drink

I’m always looking for powerful healthy ways to start my day. Since winter is in the air, I have discovered the warm comfort of bone broth. It fits perfectly into my routine, because of its unbelievable realm of health benefits. To keep me satiated until lunch, I blend in a tablespoon of ghee. I mostly promote a plant-based […]

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Cinnamon Spiced Oatmeal Souffle

Do you have a house full of guests to impress and limited time (or desire) to wake up and make breakfast?  These vegan and gluten free Cinnamon Oatmeal Souffle’s are your answer! I admit, I’m not the biggest oatmeal fan, it wouldn’t normally be my first choice to serve guests, but this is a completely different […]

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Energy Drain or Gain?

This time of year can really drain you…with extra family around, travel, holiday expenses, and expectations for the new year. Sadly, I know for some of you this time of year doesn’t feel any less stressful than the rest of the year! 🙁 If you’re always feeling drained, unable to pinpoint the source, and noticing […]

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Vegan Super Mineral Broth

There is a lot of research and hype on bone broth in the wellness community and while I look forward to sharing more with you on that (coming soon!), I recently chose to experiment with a vegan broth recipe option for my plant based friends. The concept of healing broth is not new to me, […]

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Roaring Christmas

5 Tips to Avoid a Holiday Hangover

My holiday season is in full swing with many more celebrations filled with friends, family, love, and of course, much, much more food and drinks. With holiday spirits high, my alcohol consumption tends to increase during these festive occasions. It’s really hard for me to resist those holiday specialty drinks. 😉 This is why I’m even […]

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