Fun, Frolic And Freak Outs!

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And so it begins. Six weeks of fun, frolic, food, family and friends gathering, and freak outs! Plentiful and bountiful, drama during the holiday season is a sure thing with a very unique flavor. Starting with Thanksgiving, which by the way is my favorite holiday celebration. It just so happens that this year Hanukah is […]

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Gratitude & Love Unlock Our Hearts

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and […]

Embrace Your Freedom to Choose

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“Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself.” ~ Remember and honor the month of November […]

Two Delicious Quinoa Kugels For The Holidays! Quinoa and Carrot Kugel, Sweet Potato and Apple Kugel

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Sweet Potato And Apple Kugel 4 eggs Salt to taste 2 large sweet potatoes (1 3/4 to 2 pounds total), peeled and grated 2 slightly tart apples, like Gala or Braeburn, peeled, cored and grated   1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon mild honey or agave nectar 3 to 4 tablespoons melted unsalted butter, […]

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 […]

45 Healthy Holiday Foods for your Table

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Don’t let the holiday season become an excuse for skipping out on cancer-fighting nutrients. Use this list to stock up on in-season produce and other nutrient-rich foods your body needs to stay healthy. Remember to make these foods the biggest part of every meal throughout the holidays — and year-round. Fresh, in-season fruits and vegetables […]

Cranberries, Both Sweet & Savory

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I don’t have many fancy gadgets in the kitchen – sous-vide cooking and flavored foams just seem like too much work to me – but I consider my ice cream maker to be an indispensable culinary aid. Ditto for my blender. If you have those two kitchen helpers, making ice cream becomes ridiculously easy. Not […]

Stuff Yourself With Goodness This Holiday Season

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“Stuff yourself with goodness; fill yourself up FULL; with everything delicious and let the leftovers go…” Over and over again; all week long these words have been rolling off my tongue. Perhaps not the most profound but deeply heartfelt and soul driven. Coming together, being with one another, just inches apart on our yoga mats, […]

What Are You Grateful For?

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I’ll be honest, Thanksgiving isn’t my favorite holiday. A holiday that often celebrates gluttony just kind of grosses me out. I love turkey and rolls and a few other Thanksgiving staples…but being a pretty picky eater, I don’t enjoy most of the food. Also, the fact I usually have to go to three places on […]

The Joy of Blessing Everything

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You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you. –Sarah Ban Breathnach In […]