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Get inspired with my latest recipe obsessions, health tips and advice to balancing your hormones and improving your digestive health.

7 ways to kick off your healthy new year

Happy New Year! I hope that your holiday season was filled with joy, family, friends and good food.  I took a much needed break from writing and am back with some exciting topics for the New Year I think you’ll find useful. But first things first, let’s talk about you...

5 Tips to Rein in Your Holiday Sweet Tooth without Spoiling the Fun

‘Tis the Season …for sugar.  We are now full swing into the holiday season and that means lots of sugar ‘n spice.  I thought I’d offer some information on sugar and some small tips for keeping your sugar intake in check this holiday season. According to the Department...

Holiday Coconut Eggnog

I love eggnog. But I just couldn’t get myself to buy the store-bought versions this year. I read the ingredients and there are just fillers that I don’t care to consume. So, here’s my version of eggnog. I made it dairy-free and sugar-free for a fun twist (and perhaps...

Moroccan-Style Stuffed Acorn Squashes

Winter Squashes Are Here!  I’m so excited. Although the weather here has been nothing close to winter or fall, I am lovin’ the change of scene in the produce aisles and farmer’s market. Winter squashes are fabulous. So many varieties to choose from and so much you can...

5 Helpful Foods for Beating Peri-Menopause (plus Chocolate Nut Maca Recipe)

I love writing about my latest recipe obsessions. This Chocolate Nut Maca Smoothie is my current fav. It's great for breakfast or a snack. I love it mainly because it’s like a peanut butter chocolate shake but instead of being loaded with sugar, it’s loaded with...

Summer Peaches – Ginger, Cinnamon, & Vanilla Infused Peach Puree

Summer is unofficially here and I am so excited to see summer fruits and vegetables back at the farmer’s market. Seeing peaches again reminds me of how last year I often found myself going a little overboard at the farmer’s market --  buying too many peaches.  When...

Holiday Favorites – (Raw) Kale Fennel and Orange Salad

With holiday parties in the offing, you may be stuck trying to think of what to bring.  I’ll be posting some great holiday recipes this month, including some low glycemic desserts.  Whether you are hosting a party, bringing a dish to a party, or just dining at home,...

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