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A Sip of Mother Nature

A drink straight from Mother Nature herself. The Garden Nectar green juices from Earth & Skye Farm is sure to get your body into that post juice glow. Patti McPhillips grows her greens in Orland Park in her own suburban yard. It wasn’t always this way. She learned a valuable lesson of simplicity as she…

It’s about more than just the food on a plate

You listen to a pianist as he loses himself in the keys of his mother’s grand piano. You hear the painter rave about her newest oils, water colors, acrylics and other artistic mediums. Only then do you uncover that this is their form of creation. This is where the flow begins. For me, it is…

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Blue Mermaid Smoothie Bowl

A smoothie bowl the color of the ocean? What on earth? Well it took me about three weeks to get my hands on this crazy ingredient just to make a dang blue smoothie. You might say I have a passion for making food into art. The process began with a search on Amazon for “blue…

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Purple Cauliflower Soup

In my effort to taste the rainbow, I whipped together this purple cauliflower soup. Yes, purple cauliflower is actually a thing. There is no dye in it either! There are also purple carrots and purple potatoes. However, they all taste the same. If you want to use regular potatoes, carrots, or cauliflower, that is up…

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Eat for your Chakras

Taste the rainbow! Food can help to create a balance in your body. Think about root vegetables such as sweet potatoes, garlic, and beets. These foods have a grounding sense to them. Think about it, they are literally rooted into the earth. Check out this 7 day meal plan to balance your chakras. Option to…

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What on Earth is a Chakra?

Have you ever gone to a concert and the the band bumps a fast, energetic song and nobody can sit still? Or the guitar strings cue that slow, mellow beat and two lovers hold each other close? What about that moment the band plays it’s “last song” and the crowd goes wild begging for one…

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Nut Butter Cups

One bite. A thin nut butter layer with a chocolate coating collapses into your mouth. This little piece of candy made me wonder “how on earth do they get the nut butter in the middle?” Well, it’s rather quite simple. There’s this slender, scrumptious layer of chocolate that gets poured into the mold. The nut…

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Banana Bread Crockpot Oats

A thought flashed over me of the idea of using the crockpot for breakfast with some simple steel cut oats. Now steal cut oats are great and all but they take about 30 minutes longer than rolled oats to make. As you know, those 6ams yoga classes I teach come with quite the early rise…

chocolate, coconut, date energy bites

Chocolate, Coconut, Date Energy Balls

When I start to get that chocolate craving, cacao powder is my go-to! It’s absolutely delicious in energy bites and many other things. Stay tuned for my chocolate milk I’ll be making in the next few weeks for my chocolate-obsessed sister, Grace! Anyhow, these bites are a perfect thing to pop in before a yoga…

Dos and Don'ts of Mercury Retrograde

Mercury Retrograde – Dos and Don’ts

Here it comes again. You are starting to panic because Mercury is about to be in retrograde for the second time this year. The travel delays may be more common than you think, miscommunication can occur, and everything you’re trying to get accomplished might just be a bit delayed. Mercury Retrograde might seem a bit…