Why You Should Drink Warm Water & Lemon

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The way you start each day is incredibly important. Whether you’re a mom, a coach, a writer, a small business owner or a yoga teacher, what you do first thing in the morning matters. According to Ayurvedic philosophy, choices that you make regarding your daily routine either build up resistance to disease or tear it […]

The “Eat, Don’t Spray!” Meal Idea

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Eat, don’t spray! No need to buy fancy spring specials at the market when your lawn is full of free, fresh greens and herbs. I’m talking dandelion greens, purslane, and wood sorrel; wild alliums like chives, ramps, and scapes. Instead of spraying Roundup and contaminating our water supply — when it rains, all those herbicides, […]

Recipes of the Week: Lemon Squares, Cheesecake and other Yummy Treats!

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DIY Cream Cheese Makes the Freshest Cheesecakes! If you’ve ever been to one of my culinary/health talks or have spent much time hanging out in my online kitchen, you know I’m forever singing the praises of plain whole-milk Greek yogurt. Why? For many reasons. It has one-quarter the sugar of low-fat flavored yogurt, for one […]

Enriching Your Wallet and Your Health

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Ounce for ounce, we spend a LOT more on beverages than we do on food. And I’m not even talking about alcoholic beverages. I’m talking about bottled water, bottled tea, bottled juice, pop, kombucha…all of it. While I like to splurge on fizzy mineral water once in a while – as much as I wish […]

10-Minute Orange Treat

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If you don’t know what to serve for dessert tonight… Try this tangy dessert tonight. One serving contains just 81 calories! 10-Minute Orange Treat Prep and Cook Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1/2 tsp grated lemon rind* 1/2 TBS fresh lemon juice 2 TBS honey 2-1/2 TBS low-fat yogurt 2 medium oranges Optional: Top with orange […]

The Devil’s in the Details

Delicious Mayo-Free Deviled Eggs

My husbands favorite appetizer – Deviled Eggs. Of course, he absolutely prefers the mayo! Enjoy these delicious deviled eggs from The Cultured Cook  (Mayo-Free) Deviled Eggs.  A yummy treat for your New Years Party!  Enjoy!  Love, Allison As their name implies, this classic appetizer can be devilishly delicious or hellishly horrid. It all depends on […]

Homemade Skin Care From Your Kitchen Cabinets

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As a beauty editor at women’s magazines and CNN, author Julie Gabriel had no hesitation endorsing the season’s hottest lipstick shade, or justifying the purchase of the latest anti-aging cream. But after years of following the trends, she began to hesitate as she faced the not-so-pretty side of the cosmetics industry. She left the mainstream […]

Going Nuts with Potatoes

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Their skyrocketing popularity took them across the ocean to feed a nation…but then they fell prey to a blight and triggered the near-collapse of that nation. In other parts of the world, they’ve been feeding people nonstop for 10,000 years. They were once a mainstay in the U.S., too, but then they were lumped into […]

Herbal Hummus 101

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One thing I always have in my pantry: chickpeas. One thing I always have in my refrigerator: tahini. Why? Because hummus is my go-to staple, no matter if I need a last-minute appetizer, a dish to take to a party, or a quick dinner. You just can’t go wrong with hummus. (I omitted garlic and […]

Cool Moroccan Flavors to Spice Up Your Summer

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It’s summer, it’s hot (since when was Detroit in the middle of the Sahara?), and I’m sure I’m not the only one who doesn’t want to spend much time over a hot stove right now.  Hence, this soup!  Although it involves a bit of simmering time, the heat is on low and you don’t have […]