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Chill Out with Banana Blackberry Vegan Nice Cream

August 4, 2016
Chill Out with Banana Blackberry Vegan Nice Cream

When I was growing up, my mother loved to pamper us with delicious desserts after dinner each night. I have fond memories of how Mom loved to make Apple Betty Cobbler, Rice Pudding, Peach Cobbler, Jello or pound cake and top each dessert with ice cream. I was in charge of scooping up the ice cream, so I […]

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Cool Off with Banana Mango Vegan Nice Cream

July 28, 2016
Cool Off with Banana Mango Vegan Nice Cream

When the weather is steamy like it has been this month, my favorite way to cool off is to whip up some quick vegan nice cream combinations in my high speed blender or food processor. The end result is totally dependent upon what fresh, ripe, organic fruit I have in my kitchen. Last night, I froze […]

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Coco-Nutty Pina Colada Smoothie + 10 Satisfying Smoothies to Suit Your Moods or Needs

July 21, 2016
Coco-Nutty Pina Colada Smoothie + 10 Satisfying Smoothies to Suit Your Moods or Needs

Smoothies have been around for quite some time, but it seems like nowadays more than ever they are being associated with healthy lifestyle. New age trend or not, one thing is for sure, these fruit and veggie-based beverages can in fact be a substitute for regular meals and a much healthier alternative to fast food. […]

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Power Up with Pro Matcha Plant-Based Protein – Smoothie Recipe and Giveaway

July 7, 2016
Power Up with Pro Matcha Plant-Based Protein – Smoothie Recipe and Giveaway

(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and giveaway. We received a product sample of Pro Matcha Plant-Based Protein for review. All opinions are our own.)   Maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle is a major priority for me. Like many women who are trying to live a balanced life – while juggling work, family, exercise […]

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Creamy Craving Busting Miso Tahini Spread

June 30, 2016
Creamy Craving Busting Miso Tahini Spread

Who craves creamy foods? I do! More often than I care to confess, I have overwhelming cravings for some of the rich, creamy textures and flavors that I grew up eating like cream sauces and creamy dips and spreads. Since I follow a plant-based diet, I have had a lot of fun exploring non-dairy alternatives to some of my […]

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Give Your Health a Boost with a Blackberry Bliss Smoothie

June 23, 2016
Give Your Health a Boost with a Blackberry Bliss Smoothie

I love organic blackberries but they are often so expensive that I usually wait until they are available at a lower price to really indulge in their juicy, sweet goodness in the delicious ways that I want to. Blackberries are one of my favorite fruits for good reasons–they are nutritional powerhouses. With their deep blue color, blackberries have one of the highest antioxidant levels […]

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How to Select The Right Electric Roaster 

June 13, 2016
How to Select The Right Electric Roaster 

There are a number of appliances that a homeowner can add to their kitchen that will make their life much easier. Without the right amount of research, it will be nearly impossible for a person to get the right appliances chosen. For people who live busy lives, finding cooking equipment that will allow them to […]

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Vegetable Avocado Rice Paper Wraps with Peanut Sauce

June 10, 2016
Vegetable Avocado Rice Paper Wraps with Peanut Sauce

When I crave a light lunch or a quick snack, rice paper wraps are my go-to meal of choice. I love the fact that I can whip one of these up using whatever fresh veggies I have on hand in my kitchen or are available in my local farmer’s market. Best of all, these wraps are so light […]

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How a Paleo-Vegan Diet Affects Your Gut and Brain Function

May 17, 2016
How a Paleo-Vegan Diet Affects Your Gut and Brain Function

Want to hear a secret that may change your life? Our bodies have a critical gut-brain connection that directly affects our immune system. We have always known that we are what we eat. Now there is incredible evidence by leading scientists, researchers, nutritionists, and neurologists showing that our diets are responsible for our gut health. […]

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Going Vegan Made Easy Through Substitution

May 16, 2016
Going Vegan Made Easy Through Substitution

There is a lot of talk about vegan diets and how healthy they are. There is no doubt that eating more fruits and vegetables is a much better choice than eating processed foods. Abstaining from animal products also comes with perks for your overall well-being. However, deciding to become vegan may seem like a huge […]

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10 Delicious Soups You Can Make With Your NutriBullet That’ll Warm Your Body And Heart

May 13, 2016
10 Delicious Soups You Can Make With Your NutriBullet That'll Warm Your Body And Heart

1. Garlic, Cashew, and Parsnip Soup. If you’re craving for a soup that’s sweet and savory, look no further. Packed with immune-boosting garlic and creamy cashews, this one’s guaranteed to fill you right up! Get the recipe right here 2. 5-Minute Savory Mushroom Soup. This healthy alternative to your normal cream of mushroom makes use […]

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Juicing Your Way to Health: Top Tips for Avoiding Beginner’s Mistakes

May 6, 2016
Juicing Your Way to Health: Top Tips for Avoiding Beginner's Mistakes

Many people are concerned about improving their health. Exercise plays a huge part in staying in shape and diet is massively important too. Rather than eating whole foods, people elect to juice their way to health. However, like starting a new exercise regimen, those who are beginner juicers are prone to make mistakes. Here are top […]

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Veggin’ Out in an Urban Oasis: Franchia Vegan Cafe and Tearoom

April 29, 2016
Veggin' Out in an Urban Oasis: Franchia Vegan Cafe and Tearoom

One of my favorite pastimes is exploring my city on foot–armed with my FitBit–and finding new plant-based and vegan-friendly eateries to try out. In a city that is known for having a wealth of raw, vegan, plant-based and vegetarian-friendly dining establishments, cafes and juice bars, it is no surprise that I discovered a new gem today. While strolling down Park Avenue–an elegant residential […]

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Sauteed Kale, Curried Tofu and Tri-Color Quinoa

April 26, 2016
Sauteed Kale, Curried Tofu and Tri-Color Quinoa

When the weather is damp, gray and rainy, I often try to soothe my soul with a satisfying meal of vegan comfort food like this healthy and delicious kale, tofu and quinoa combo. Most of the ingredients are staples in my kitchen, so this is a quick and easy way to lift my spirits and nourish […]

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Detox 101: How to Choose the Right Detox for You

April 22, 2016
Detox 101: How to Choose the Right Detox for You

Many people have tried a detox program in recent years. The thought of flushing harmful poisons from your body, shedding massive amounts of excess fat, clearing up your skin, and supercharging your immune system has spread like wildfire through our “image is everything” society. If you’ve considered trying a detox or cleanse, or beginning another […]

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Groovy Green Ginger Berry Smoothie + 10 Smoothies for Energy and Vitality

April 20, 2016
Groovy Green Ginger Berry Smoothie Plus 10 Smoothies for Energy and Vitality

Like many of you, I am a big fan of ginger, so this delightful, pungent root is the star ingredient in my groovy green ginger berry smoothie. Among its many health benefits, ginger contains a substance called 6-gingerol, which may have protective effects against cancer. In addition, ginger is loaded with nutrients and bio-active compounds that have powerful benefits for your […]

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A Handy Guide to Urban Foraging: The Ultimate in Local Eating – Infographic

April 4, 2016
A Handy Guide to Urban Foraging: The Ultimate in Local Eating - Infographic

Have you ever considered urban foraging? For years, I have seen notices in my city for wild foraging workshops lead by a local expert. I was curious and intrigued by this, but I never made the decision to take the plunge. Many city dwellers have no idea that foraging is a viable option for finding fresh, edible food. Most of […]

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Enjoy Vegan Food and Fun at VSpot Gramercy: Latin. Organic. Vegan.

March 16, 2016
Enjoy Vegan Food and Fun at VSpot Gramercy: Latin. Organic. Vegan.

There’s nothing I like better then wandering around my neighborhood catching up on what’s new. It’s a bustling urban area with lots of interesting businesses, apartment houses, restaurants and shops but nothing stays the same so I am always on the lookout for the latest cool cafe or shop. As luck would have it, on my […]

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Kale Kimchi Avocado Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette

March 11, 2016
Kale Kimchi Avocado Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette

This Kale Kimchi Avocado Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette is one of my favorites due to the fact that I also add watercress, radishes and onion which really kicks it up a notch. Dressed simply with a toasted sesame oil vinaigrette, the resulting blend of zing and zest definitely delights the palate. But what really makes this salad sing is […]

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Crunchy and Creamy Mango Raw Almond Granola Chia Seed Parfait

February 16, 2016
Crunchy and Creamy Mango Raw Almond Granola Chia Seed Parfait

I have been adding nutritious chia seeds to my smoothies for quite a while, but I hadn’t really experimented with other creative ways to enjoy chia seeds until I tasted my first mouthwatering dish of berry chia seed pudding at a local organic cafe. The subtle yet sensational flavor blend of sweet, tangy and creamy satisfied my taste buds and made […]

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Grab and Go: Raw Maple Almond Raisin Coconut Oat Bars

February 15, 2016
Grab and Go: Raw Maple Almond Raisin Coconut Oat Bars

Mornings are busy in our home, so the more we prepare breakfast foods ahead of time, the more efficient we can be, especially when we are in a rush. These make ahead, grab and go raw granola bars are perfect for breakfast or as an energy boost any time of the day. These crunchy yummy ingredients also […]

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Chocolate Lovers’ Cacao Almond Butter Superfood Smoothie

February 10, 2016
Chocolate Lovers' Cacao Almond Butter Superfood Smoothie

Like many of us, I am a chocolate lover! Chocolate sweets and treats are typically associated with Valentine’s Day but once I discovered the taste and benefits of raw cacao powder, I prefer to make my own cacoa- powered delights. The flavor is amazing and so are the health benefits: Raw cacao powder contains more than 300 […]

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Show Your Sweetie Some Love with a Sweet and Healthy Green Smoothie

February 10, 2016
Show Your Sweetie Some Love with a Sweet and Healthy Green Smoothie

It’s time to pamper your sweetie for Valentine’s Day or any day by making this delectable Sweet and Healthy Green Smoothie. Like many women I know, I have been trying hard to get my sweetie to increase his intake of fruits and vegetables for years. I will be the first to admit that it has been […]

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Make It & Take It: Baby Kale Cabbage & Pickled Veggie Mason Jar Salad

February 5, 2016
Make It & Take It: Baby Kale Cabbage & Pickled Veggie Mason Jar Salad

I love to make, take and eat salads for lunch and even dinner almost everyday. That’s why I like to assemble these easy, portable, colorful, mason jar salads. I shop for organic produce locally and seasonally, so the contents of my salads will vary according to what’s available in my local markets. Cabbage and carrots add crunch […]

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