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Blueberry Cucumber Apple Smoothie

blueberry cucumber apple smoothie

A lot has happened over the last eight months or so that I stepped away from blogging.  First, we recently had lots to celebrate besides the holidays and New Year, my sister-in-law (my brother’s wife) is now in remission after battling stage 2 breast cancer, and their little boy had his first birthday a couple days ago!  There is now a Kindergartener in my house, and both girls had birthdays […]

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Spring Salad

Spring Salad

Spring is just around the corner!  I’m ready to trade in sweaters and boots for tees and sandals, the girls just got fitted for new bikes and helmets, I’ve dusted off my bike and running shoes, and last night I did 108 Sun Salutations at onlYoga in Atlanta, GA to celebrate the changing of the season.  We are ready!!  The weekend forecast looks perfect for a picnic and plenty of […]

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German Chocolate Energy Bites

German Chocolate Energy Bites

Going to a potluck dinner always inspires some new ideas.  I was inspired to make these after a Vegan Potluck at the yoga studio I go to.  One of the girls brought something similar, and they were amazing.  I had to try to make some myself. These energy bites are full of healthy fats, which we need for brain function, healthy skin and cells, and energy boosting super foods like […]

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Detox Salad

Detox Salad

I feel the need to detox.  I thoroughly enjoyed the holidays, winter birthdays and the marathon training “eat whatever, whenever” plan, but now the holidays and birthdays have passed, and I am no longer able to run the marathon.  It took me over three weeks to finally say it, but it’s official…I’m not running the marathon.  I’m still recovering after twisting my ankle while taking our new puppy out for […]

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Raw Caramel Dip

Raw Caramel Dip

Life is busy with a new puppy, but only two weeks after adopting I can’t imagine life without Ember.  She’s cuddly, playful and so smart!  She is half lab, so she’s wild at times and loves to chew, but there is already a lot of energy in this house, so she fits right in.  My parents told me about a labrador adoption / rescue group several months ago, so I […]

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Blueberry Almond Green Smoothie

Blueberry Almond Smoothie

During the holidays, I met lots of new faces.  I’m now introduced by name and “she blogs about food and health”.  It’s pretty awesome to have this attached to my name!  The first question I get when someone finds out I’m vegetarian is, “how do you get protein and calcium?”.  Actually, I’m mostly vegan – with the exception of raw honey and occasional Greek yogurt, but when people look at […]

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Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies {gluten-free}

Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookies

According to my five year old, Santa’s favorite cookie is a sugar cookie.  Hmmm, that’s funny…from what I recall it’s pecan chocolate chip, but she insist Santa told her it was sugar cookies.  I’ll be sure to have a chat with him about that next year.  ;)  Santa got his sugar cookies, but I thought we should also make some for Mrs. Claus.  Maybe she would enjoy some chocolate chip […]

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