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Relishing the speedy meal

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Relishing the Speedy Meal I *kind* of remember the days when I would plan, prepare and share gourmet meals with my husband and friends.  The shopping for special ingredients, the long prep times, the lingering over a simmering pot with a glass of wine. Things are a little different now.  My life simply necessitates a different [...]

What Do You Believe About Cleansing?

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I've been focusing these past couple months on completing The Real Food Cleansing Guide. I'm excited to announce the release of this ebook and wanted to share a few thoughts that surfaced as I worked through it. I started to realize how we hold so many standards or beliefs in our minds-- mostly kept hidden [...]

3 Simple Tricks to Weed Out Poor Choices at the Supermarket

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3 Simple Tricks to Weed Out Poor Choices at the Supermarket I shared this post over at Simple Mom:   "We know that directing our diets away from highly processed foods and toward unrefined whole foods is a surefire way to increase our health and well-being.  That said, most of us still use processed foods every day.  Learning [...]

5 Major Pitfalls of Dieting

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5 Major Pitfalls of Dieting Diets just don't work.  But we can't give up trying them over and over again. Most of us know this to be true in experience.  I rarely meet a woman who at some point in her life hasn't tried a diet. And the thing is, when I meet women who have maintained their natural weight [...]

Three for One: Black Bean and Corn Salad

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I am a big fan of cooking once and eating twice (or thrice!).  Here is a quick and easy recipe that is light, tasty and can be used for three different meals.  Perfect for this time of year, as we begin to move into lighter meals that emphasis plant protein, salads and light soups. Day 1:  The [...]

Replenish a Springtime Pantry

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Replenish a Springtime Pantry Spring beckons us with new beginnings and new life.  Winter foods help us stay warm and full in the cold and dry season, but they are high in fat and heavy in protein, and can be taxing on the body to metabolize. The foods in a spring harvest are natural cleansers, they help us release [...]

Cleaning Out the Cupboards

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Cleaning Out the Cupboards I have found that spring is a much better time to make New Year resolutions and goals than January.  It is really nature's "New Year" and everything about the season supports us shedding off the old and bringing in the new. The month of March is a funny one, in like a lion...out [...]

Spotlight on Natural Kitchen Cooking School

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Spotlight on Natural Kitchen Cooking School   The first year I taught at the Natural Kitchen Cooking School I was so impressed, I wanted to let you know about it. The school offers an 8 month Natural Chefs Training Program in vegan cooking. The small class size allows for a very intimate and personal class setting. It was clear [...]

What Are Your Cravings Telling You?

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What Are Your Cravings Telling You? Most of us are hard on ourselves.  We often don't give our bodies much thought until something goes wrong and it causes us pain or discomfort.  But just like an infant who cries in order to communicate, your body has distinct ways to communicate to you what it needs, what it [...]

Flourish in Minerals: Seaweed for Beginners

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Flourish in Minerals: Seaweed for Beginners I hesitated using the word seaweed in the title of this post, thinking, "if they are like me, they'll see the word seaweed and keep moving along..." :)  But I trusted in your adventurous spirit! Most of our experiences with seaweed in this country are with sushi (though I am not a big [...]