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Holiday Gift Guide 2017

We had Thanksgiving at my aunt’s house and my parents live legit two blocks away from them. I had to zip out of the Thanksgiving feast a couple times to change my laundry over at my house and my 11-year-old cousin asked to join. He just had to get out of the house and away…

Chocolate Peppermint Energy Balls

Chocolate Peppermint Energy Balls

Peppermint essential oil is one of my absolute favorites. You can put it on the back of your neck if you’re feeling a little hot. It’s great for digestion and freshening your breath. These energy bites are begging to be eaten as they sit in my refrigerator. Add more or less salt depending on your…

Superfood oatmeal

Superfood Oatmeal

Oatmeal is one of my favorite things for breakfast. It is super easy to make and very warming during the winter months. It’s pretty boring by itself so an easy way to power it up is just to add superfoods. You can put whatever you want on and in the bowl of oats. Serves: 1…

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Confluence Kombucha

I walked into the restaurant and instantly felt at home. Confluence Kombucha, a gluten-free gastroLAB, located in the Grove area of St. Louis is absolutely phenomenal. The flavors, the atmosphere, the staff had my heart. The menu is odd, in a curious way. I had not heard of, let alone tasted, half the things I…

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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 Balls

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 Balls

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I thought that it would be delectable to whip up a batch of pumpkin energy balls. I have quite the obsession with energy balls 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 Imlak’esh…