Dining At Aphrodite’s Table

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Ah…Mighty Aphrodite, goddess of love and lust, said to drive suitors mad with desire. For centuries scientists have searched for the magic potion capable of unleashing the full force of human fertility, sexual potency, and sexual desire. Flash forward to modern times where specialized fields of medicine treat both impotence and infertility and the term […]

An Antidote for Rainy, Cold Spring Days – Be Your Own Barista: Cafe Mocha, Pumpkin Laced Hot Chocolate

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Ever since I went to Spain last year, I’ve started to enjoy the occasional cup of coffee. Turns out the reason I didn’t like coffee before going to Spain was that I had only had bitter, instant-style American coffee. Freshly roasted and ground beans taste entirely different — mellow, almost sweet, and needing only a […]

Super Snacks for Super Bowl and Sundays

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Super-Savory Snacking Call it a snack or a condiment; enjoy it by the spoonful or use it as a topping on everything from chicken to soup. This herb-spiced, lemony olive-and-walnut sauté is simple to make, yet is remarkably savory. I like to use Aleppo pepper when I make this, but you can swap out Aleppo […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: The No Junk Food Challenge

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Anyone else have a enormous sweet tooth? I sure do! It has been especially active since Halloween when there are goodies and treats everywhere, not to mention I’ve been baking a ton for various occasions. So I decided I need to give myself a challenge! I found this on Pinterest (of course) and though it […]

This Week’s Recipes: Delicious Soups, Milkshakes and More!

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Roasted Vegetable Soup This delicious, vegetable-filled broth can be served by itself or used as a base for other soups. This recipe oven-roasts the vegetables before adding to the soup liquid, enhancing their flavor. The aroma of the roasted vegetables will evoke memories of old-fashioned, home-style meals. It’s comfort food at its finest. Food as […]

The Divine Bhav: Don’t Worry, Be Happy

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Any practice that brings you joy and feels light and uplifting is the Holy Grail for your daily peace of mind. As a yogi the most important tool is the attitude with which you approach the practice and not the practice itself that promises a consistent positive experience. There is a well known Zen Buddhist […]

Recipes For The Week: Fall Favorites

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Spiced Yogurt Coffee Cake Ever grilled with mesquite wood? The caramel aspect of the wood lends meats and veggies — or anything you grill over it — an intriguing sweet-smoky flavor that you don’t often come across. Well, guess what? The same tree bears edible pods that can be dried and then ground into flour. […]

Brownies for Committed Chocolate Lovers

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Fair warning: when I do brownies, they are seriously dark. Fans of white chocolate (a.k.a. cheap vegetable oil, sugar, and fillers if it’s junky white chocolate or actual cocoa butter and sugar if it’s good-quality chocolate; either way, it’s just too much sugar for me) will not like my brownies. Fans of at least 75% […]

Celebrate Valentine’s Day Early This Weekend Feb. 10-12

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Be Healthy Michigan Friday, February 10, 6:30 pm The Community House, 380 S Bates St, Birmingham, MI FREE Stressed Out? Want more energy? Confused about what to eat? Join us for an evening of learning answers about these questions and more as well as a health panel to get answers to YOUR questions. Featuring demonstrations […]

Cancer: In Your Face – Too Much Power For One Word

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It’s been a year since I was diagnosed with Leukemia. So far so good, as far as my physical health is concerned. But, cancer has changed me. The big “C” diagnosis has impacted my family and close friends, more than they let on. I see it in their eyes; I hear it in their voices […]