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Roasted Thai Butternut Squash Soup

Don’t let the word roasted scare you away from trying this delicious soup. Restaurants often offer roasted vegetables as a side dish which then leads one to believe that the process of roasting must indeed be reserved only for chefs. Truth is, roasting just means cooking at a relatively high temperature with the vegetable often […]

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Creamy, delicious and full of flavor. Peanut Sauce is a simple sauce or condiment.

Peanut Sauce Recipe

Not a fan of broccoli? Me neither. Yet just about everyday I get something in my inbox touting it’s virtues. Even my Naturopath is out to get me to eat more of this super food. No one ever said that I have to eat it plain though. In fact, a little fat helps absorb all […]

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Mojito Morning Smoothie

The now popular light and refreshing cocktail, the Mojito, originated in Cuba. With a sparkling combination of lime, mint, and white rum, it’s no wonder that the Mojito is now featured on cocktail menus nation wide. I wanted to take the flavors of the Mojito, lose the rum, and add ingredients that would be both […]

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Paleo Almond Butter Blondies

I love to make homemade almond butter in my Vitamix and then whip up a batch of these moist and delicious, Paleo Almond Butter Blondies.

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Paleo Peach Pie Smoothie Recipe

Luscious and flavorful peaches are in season right now and what says summer more than peach pie? Since we’ve only got a couple of weeks left of summer, I bought a couple of boxes from a local farmer and I’ve been busy dehydrating summer, ahem, I mean peaches in the form of fruit roll-ups. I […]

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Study Shows Gargling Significantly Prevents Colds

It’s that time of year again. The kids are back in school, as the colder weather sets in, the windows and doors get shut. Germs start swirling and dancing around classrooms, stores, and homes

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Back to School Lunch Containers

We’re gearing up for school, and along with that comes rushed mornings and packed lunches. Smooshed sandwiches, and crushed cookies aren’t generally too appetizing, plus using throw-away plastic bags everyday starts to feel wasteful.

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Thai Coriander Garlic Shrimp Scampi

If you want a quick, easy, and tasty meal on the table in nothing flat, then buy some frozen shrimp. Of course it’s awesome fresh, but when it’s flash frozen, the quality is generally still very good. I love shrimp because it thaws right while I’m shelling and deveining it. Simply pat it dry, let […]

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How to Pick Out Really Fresh Fish

Having been raised on the banks of the Kenai River in Alaska (famous for it’s gigantic King Salmon) it’s no wonder that I am uber picky about the fish that I will buy.

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Not a fan of water? Try these cool summer drinks!

My husband is a big beverage fan. He loves liquid and I often find him surrounded by multiple drinks. The majority of which are usually NOT healthy choices. However, over time he has been a convert to a few of my better concoctions. These are really what I consider summertime drinks, but since it’s citrus season I thought I’d share them now.

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10 Unusual Ways to Curb Sugar Cravings

Sugar cravings can truly grab ahold of us and DEMAND attention. Here are 10 unusual ways to take control of those cravings and stop them in their tracks.

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Blueberry Crisp Cookies

These cookies are one of my favorite ways to use up a bountiful harvest of blueberries! They’re like a fruit crisp in a cookie. Gluten free option included.

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