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Stress Free Breakfast Smoothie

Posted by on March 1, 2013 in Videos | 1 comment

Stress Free Breakfast Smoothie

  Mornings can be really hectic, and prepping your breakfast smoothie the night before can give you a few extra minutes in the morning. Here’s a recipe for a delicious smoothie that contains healthy fats, protein and antioxidants. It’s a great start to your day, and perfect for people on the go! Here’s the recipe: 1 tablespoon protein powder 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds 1 tablespoon chia seeds 1/3-1/2 cup frozen organic blueberries 1 cup orange juice Blend and...

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Green Smoothie that Kids Like

Posted by on February 15, 2013 in Videos | 0 comments

Green Smoothie that Kids Like

  This is a video of how to make a delicious green smoothie that does not taste at all green! Ingredients: 1 cup greens (chopped kale, spinach, swiss chard) 1 diced apple 1 cup diced pineapple 1 cup sliced mango 5-6 frozen organic strawberries 1-1.5 cups water Blend and enjoy!!

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Extremly Quick Superfood Breakfast

Posted by on February 5, 2013 in Recipes | 0 comments

Extremly Quick Superfood Breakfast

This is my favorite breakfast lately. I go in phases, where I like the same thing for breakfast every day for 2, maybe 3 weeks. I don’t exactly have long leisurely weekday mornings (unless I get up super early… which I love doing) that allow for cooking anything elaborate. That’s why cereal is ideal. But it’s been hard for me to find a cereal that is satisfying and doesn’t leave me feeling hungry in an hour or worse, eating the whole box in one sitting. Many cereals are very sugary, or too airy and light. Ezekiel...

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Hoppin John Black-Eyed Peas

Posted by on December 17, 2012 in Recipes | 0 comments

This is a delicious, quick, healthier version of the traditional southern dish.   Hoppin’ John Black Eyed Peas Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 50 minutes Yields: 4-6 servings Ingredients: * 1 cup black eyed peas, soaked 6-8 hours * 4 cups water * 1 inch piece kombu seaweed * 1 onion * 1 red or yellow bell pepper * 4 cloves garlic * 1 bay leaf * 1 teaspoon oregano * 1 teaspoon black pepper * 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper * 3 tablespoons umeboshi vinegar or 1 teaspoon salt * juice of 1/2 lemon * olive oil for sautéing * fresh...

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Shaved Fennel and Zucchini Salad

Posted by on July 17, 2012 in Recipes | 0 comments

Shaved Fennel and Zucchini Salad

This recipe is from one of my favorite cookbooks, “Super Natural Every Day” by Heidi Swanson.  I recommend checking out her book if you are looking for new and interesting ways to cook really simple recipes with fresh ingredients.  Her website is www.heidiswanson.com. Ingredients: 1 med zucchini, sliced into paper-thin coins 2 small fennel bulbs, trimmed and shaved paper-thin 2/3 cup or .5 ounce or 15 g loosely packed chopped fresh dill 1/3 cup or 80 ml fresh lemon juice (about 3 juicy lemons) plus more if needed 1/3 cup or...

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Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

Posted by on December 12, 2011 in Recipes | 0 comments

I’ve been told this is the best smoothie I’ve ever made! This ended up being dinner for my 4 year old the other night. After making 3 different dinners trying to get him to eat something (I know they say not to do that but I kept thinking he had to be starving, and I knew I would hear “I’m hungry!” later that night) I resorted to this smoothie. At least it’s got protein, some vitamins and it’s filling! So he’s full, (makes me happy) and he gets to drink instead of eat. I usually keep a zip loc...

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Pasta with peanut sauce and fresh veggies

Posted by on October 12, 2011 in Recipes | 0 comments

Pasta with peanut sauce and fresh veggies

I first made this about a year ago, just after I bought Laurie David’s The Family Dinner, Great Ways to Connect With Your Kids One Meal at a Time (which is now one of my favorite cookbooks!) This recipe is from the book, which I highly recommend because it offers so much more than recipes. It has ideas for cooking with kids and how to get them interested and involved in food and prepping meals, as well as stories, playlists, great quotes, pictures and poems. This is a great recipe if you feel like you or your kids are in a bit of a...

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Quinoa with Arugula, Feta, Cucumber and Red Onion

Posted by on September 12, 2011 in Recipes | 0 comments

Quinoa with Arugula, Feta, Cucumber and Red Onion

It was one of those nights when I came home starving and without a plan for dinner.  The last thing I felt like doing was shopping, and I was too impatient to wait for take out.  I had some things in the fridge and really wanted to use them up.  So, I  made this without measuring anything and without a real recipe, just letting my taste buds lead the way. It came out absolutely delicious! Quinoa is just an awesome base for just about any salad.  I know I’ve posted a few recipes for it in the past.  I actually used to...

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Crunchy Cabbage Slaw

Posted by on July 11, 2011 in Recipes | 0 comments

Crunchy Cabbage Slaw

I love this recipe.  I just made it tonight.  I happened to have a bag of pre-shredded cabbage from Trader Joes and wanted to use it up.  In the past I’ve used whole cabbages and if you get a small one it takes no time to slice yourself if you have a good sharp knife.  The pre-shredded was just as good, though. I found this recipe in Laurie David’s “The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect With Your Kids, One Meal at a Time.” It’s not only a great dish to have at home, but perfect for hot summer...

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Miso Soup

Posted by on April 14, 2011 in Recipes | 1 comment

Miso Soup

Miso soup is one of the quickest, most delicious soups you can make at home. And miso, (in case you didn’t already know) has plenty of amazing benefits. For starters, it’s extremely effective in reducing the toxic effects of radiation, smoking, and air pollution. Here are some other great things about miso: 1. Helps fight cancer (the darker the color, the more medicinal properties it has) 2. Great digestive aid (because it’s fermented) 3. Good source of protein I only started buying miso to make things at home with it...

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