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Cooking in the Kitchen with My Father

Food is fascinating. I love the art of preparing and eating good food, something I’ve recently embraced as a new hobby. One of the great benefits of cooking is feeling the connection I have with my parents and grandparents. I was raised by my grandmother and my parents and each had a different cooking style. They are no longer living, but I still have those memorable moments and think about them often while I cook. One of my favorite memories […]

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The Importance of a Healthy Breakfast

Recently, my hair stylist was having a moment. It was well after 12 o’clock noon and she walked over to me after my dryer cut off and asked if it was ok for her to get something to eat. That was fine with me, but it was strange that she even asked. She usually ate something while I was sitting underneath the dryer, but this time, she had other clients and later confessed that she had waited too long to eat. It was […]

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Waiting for My NutriBullet Rx!

I am getting a NutriBullet Rx soon and I am beyond excited about it! I have been making up soup recipes for about a year now and I will absolutely make full use of that machine. I wanted something to help my soup-making process along since I’m just starting this healthy eating and home cooking journey. Yes, in fact, my tomato soup has been a three-time failure. Each recipe has been a bit closer to the delectable soup I’ve been craving […]

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Want to know what to look for when you’re buying fresh produce? This awesome chart by Mind Body Green shows you all the tricks of the trade, and even lets you know what you should avoid so you don’t end up with spoiled greens. What’s your favorite grocery store find?  

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Ginger Blast-feat

I am not a morning person. Never have been, never will be. I have a difficult time waking up, and if I miss my morning cup of joe, I feel groggy the entire day. That was until I discovered adding one little extra ingredient to my morning NutriBlast— ginger! Unlike coffee, ginger does not contain caffeine. Nevertheless, the heat that is packed into this little root is sure to rub the sleep out of your eyes and prepare you for […]

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I’m amazed at the amount of energy I have lately. Since I’m finally getting back into exercising regularly, being able to put in a good work out has been a dream come true. Not long ago, I was so out of shape that my workout sessions didn’t last long. I rarely made it to fifteen minutes. It was boring, and instead of enjoying the experience, I felt extremely uncomfortable. I didn’t get much out of going to the gym and soon […]

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Salad dressing makeover

Raw’kin Snack of the WeekSummertime is nearing its end – but that doesn’t mean we have to eat like it! Let’s keep the fresh, crunchy, bright colors of summer around for as long as we can. But let’s ditch the unhealthy, bottled dressings of yester-year and make our own healthy version, just like summer would like. We all know that the oils and sugar in many salad dressings can pack on the fat and calories. Homemade salad dressing is not only […]

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watermelon lime soda

The words summer and watermelon are inseparable. When summer rolls around, my family loves to get their hands on sweet, juicy watermelon! It’s the sweetest season after all, and now is when watermelon is at the peak of flavor and freshness. But, it turns out watermelon does a lot more than quench your thirst on a hot summer day. Watermelon is naturally hydrating with a ton of vitamins and minerals. It’s got lots of lycopene, the pigment that gives watermelon […]

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threesmoothies

A lot of people ask me how to make NutriBlasts taste good. Well, it’s easy for me since I already enjoy plenty of fruits and vegetables. I recently made a transition from processed food to whole, natural foods and my taste buds have been delighted by the change. Since there are farms nearby, there is plenty of fresh produce to sample. Generally, I stick to what I know and it takes a lot of the guesswork out of trying something new […]

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Raw’kin Snack of the WeekThe start of fall is just a week away, and what better way to celebrate than to start experimenting with some delicious pumpkin Blast recipes? Christal of Nutritionist in the Kitch did just that with this amazing Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie, which makes a perfect post-workout drink and an excellent and welcomed fall recipe! Looking for the right protein powder to use? Try our newest SuperFood Protein Boost, a pure, vegan and plant-based protein powder that […]

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Roasted Beet Hummus

I had friends over for a BBQ last weekend and on my menu were roasted red beets – so easy and delicious! I had some leftovers and while I was wondering what to do with them,  I just happened to come across an old issue of Cooking Light and lo and behold – I came across this roasted beet hummus. It was a sign from above and I new I had to try it! Beets are a highly nutritious root […]

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I am a city girl who has gone country. Ten years ago, I wouldn’t believe some of the things that I eat now. Back in the day, I was a grab-food-on-the-go type of person. Every plate was a brown plate. No veggies to speak of, with the exception of a salad every once in a while, a salad topped with tons of cheese and drenched in salad dressing. Today, I won’t go anywhere near that salad! My cabinets used to […]

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Me Time

When summer arrived, I was excited. The kids were out of school, my work schedule became more flexible and I got to spend more time with my family. But, like all good things, that soon came to an end. The long summer days led to restlessness and boredom and everyone started dragging me in different directions. What about a little time to relax, a little me time? On those especially tiring days, I try to set aside some time just for […]

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