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A Hidden Key to Weight Loss.

A Hidden Key to Weight Loss.

“Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.”  – Josh Billings       Toxic chemicals are found in the air we breathe, the water we drink, aluminum in our deodorant, on our food as pesticides, herbicides and fungicides, in our perfumes, beauty products, even the clothes that we wear. Quite the line-up. And quite the job on our organs to cleanse it all out. We’ve developed over 80,000 new chemicals in the past 100 years or so that we are dumping into and onto our bodies. When...

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To Juice or Not to Juice

To Juice or Not to Juice

“I held up an orange to the young man and asked, What comes out when you squeeze this? He said, Orange juice of course. I asked him, Why?  He told me, Because it’s an orange!  I replied, But why does orange juice come out?  He responded, Because that’s what is inside. I said, Yes, absolutely, because that is what is inside. When you are squeezed, what comes out? Whatever it is, that is what is inside.“- Wayne Dyer    I heard this from Wayne Dyer at a live Hay House event in NYC. What comes out when you are...

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Spring Cleansing!

Spring Cleansing!

“Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”~ Napoleon Hill       There is a reason Spring is the time to clean! Coming out of the Winter with dishes full of cooked, warming foods, root veggies and soups, now is the time our bodies naturally want to eat more salads, greens and raw vegetables. We inherently know what foods to eat to cleanse our bodies and prepare for the...

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Cooling Quinoa Mango Salad

Cooling Quinoa Mango Salad

Prep Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes Yields: 5-10 servings         Ingredients: 2 cups of quinoa 2 mangos peeled and chopped 1 red pepper chopped 1 cup chopped cilantro 1 cup chopped scallions 2 tablespoons grape seed oil 1 tablespoon mirin 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 15 ounces black beans (or about one can worth) celtic sea salt to taste   Directions:  Fold all together and let sit in the refrigerator for a few hours so the flavors meld together 🙂 Enjoy!   Love & brussels...

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Kale Avocado Salad

Kale Avocado Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes Yields: 5 servings         Ingredients: 1 bunch kale, stripped from stems and chopped 1 avocado 1/2 red pepper, chopped 1/2 small red onion 1/2 small cucumber 1/4 teaspoon of celtic sea salt olive oil    Directions: After chopping the kale, use your hands to rub the salt into the kale to break down the fiber. Add all other ingredients, mix and enjoy!   Extra tip: This is a small batch because I like to eat this salad fresh. If you want more, double up the ingredients! 🙂 Love and...

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How to Read Egg Labels

How to Read Egg Labels

“If our people let government decide what foods they eat and what medications they take, their bodies will soon be in a sorry state as souls who live under tyranny.” – Thomas Jefferson       A recent trip to the grocery store left me pondering about which brand of eggs to buy. I always go to my local farm so I hadn’t seen the large number of options in a while. I stood there for much longer than anyone should ever spend picking eggs and realized if it takes me this long to sort through the brands, it’s...

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Almond Butter Balls

Almond Butter Balls

Prep Time: 5 minutes (really!) Yields: 5-10 servings         Ingredients: 1 cup raw almond butter 1 cup organic rolled oats 1/2 cup raw cocoa nibs 1 tbsp raw honey sprinkle of sea salt raw coconut flakes Directions: Mix all ingredients together except coconut flakes. Roll into 1 inch balls. Pour raw coconut flakes into a small bowl and roll balls in flakes to cover. Enjoy!   Extra tip: Raw cocoa nibs can taste slightly bitter, and while I love them, some may prefer regular organic chocolate chips instead.  😀...

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Banana Fit Bites

Banana Fit Bites

Prep Time: 20 minutes Yields: 10 servings       Ingredients: 1 cup raw almonds 1 cup raw walnuts 1 cup banana chips (unsweetened) 1/3 cup vanilla whey (from grass-fed cows) 5 dates 1/4 cup golden raisin 4 tbsp raw honey 2 tbsp raw coconut oil 1 tbsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp cinnamon Directions: Add almonds and walnuts to a food processor and pulse until almost completely broken down. Add the rest of the ingredients on the list and process again, making sure to stop and scrape the sides if needed. Continue to...

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Toasted Garlic & Cauliflower Soup

Toasted Garlic & Cauliflower Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Yields: 5-7 servings       Ingredients: 2 small heads of cauliflower, chopped 4 cloves of garlic, sliced olive oil 5 cups chicken broth (free-range & organic) 1 tablespoon thyme leaves sea salt & pepper Directions: Toast garlic in oil in large pot over medium heat until golden (about 2 minutes). Remove & save. Add cauliflower, chicken broth, thyme, 1 teaspoon salt & 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Simmer until tender (15-20 minutes). Blend with hand-held blender. Add olive oil...

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Butternut Squash & Leek Soup

Butternut Squash & Leek Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Yields: 5-7 servings       Ingredients: 1 whole head of garlic, peeled olive oil 6 cups leeks sliced (4 large leeks) 4 cups butternut squash (1 medium squash) 2 cups water 2 cups chicken broth (free-range & organic) 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp black pepper   Directions: Put everything ( except the squash & the olive oil) in a medium size pot and bring to a boil. Add squash, let simmer for 15-20 minutes until tender and blend with a hand-held blender. Add olive oil and...

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