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Gingerbread Energy Balls

Gingerbread cookies are a staple for the holiday season. I thought it would be fun to make a healthier version of this traditional holiday cookie. Ginger is a helpful herb to incorporate into your diet throughout the winter because it is warming. It is used for colds, bronchitis, suppressed menstruation and fevers. Serves: 12-15 Hands-on…

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Nopales and Ground Beef Burrito Bowl

I had my first experience with nopales. They’re these cactus pads that taste sort of like a green pepper. One of my yoga students mentioned them to me so I swung into this darling Mexican grocery store next to Mirepoix Wellness Studio after one of my classes. I was craving a little burrito bowl and…

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How to Prepare Nopales

My yoga student at one of the corporations where I teach knows my love for trying new foods. He suggested I try these cactus pads called Nopales. They were outstanding. Nopales have a wide range of health benefits. They can aid in weight loss, prevent cancer, improve skin health, protect heart health, regulate and improve…

Pumpkin Oat Energy Bites

Pumpkin, Oat, Sacha Inchi Seed, Chocolate Energy Bites

Sacha Inchi seeds have been my ingredient of choice over the last week or two. They’re so interesting and have the perfect nutty flavor. If you hang out with me often, you’ll know that I always am bringing around random foods for people to try. So if you’ve been with me in the last two…

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Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

I had just made these pumpkin energy bites and had some leftover pumpkin puree. I eat oatmeal probably at least two-three times a week during the winter months and thought a pumpkin pie flavor sounded just in season. A different topping or mix-in can transform this comfort dish into something extremely dreamy. The maca powder…

Pumpkin energy bites

Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I thought that it would be delectable to whip up a batch of pumpkin energy bites. I have quite the obsession with energy bites and I’m always trying to find new recipes. This amazing brand, Imlak’esh Organics has these Sacha Inchi seeds that are extraordinary. The best part about…

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Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil Candied Almonds

Nuts make for the perfect snack. This delicious treat was whipped up for our latest essential oil party. It’s so fun to cook with these oils just observing how strong the taste is from one single drop! Cinnamon Bark essential oil contains a high amount of cinnamaldehyde, which helps maintain healthy immune function.* Make sure…

Eating Essential Oils

Did you know you can eat some of your essential oils? Make sure they are therapeutic grade pure essential oils. I like the brand doTERRA but Young Living is wonderful as well. You can eat these essential oils if they have a nutritional facts label on the bottle. Add a little Lemon oil into your…

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Guacamole with Lime Essential Oil

As much as I cook, this was the first time I made guacamole. Can you believe that? We were having an essential oil party and I decided to experiment with a few recipes. The zesty taste of guacamole was a perfect answer for the apps at the party. Lime essential oil is great for lifting…

pumpkin seed hummus

Pumpkin Seed Hummus

This enchanted twist on hummus will be the spookiest snack at your Halloween party. Pumpkin seeds are a great source of protein and iron. They are the most nutritious part of the pumpkin. They’re low in carbohydrates and contain potassium, magnesium, zinc, niacin and vitamin B3. You can mix them in this hummus or you…