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Black Bean, Coconut Soup

There is this place I go to right by one of my yoga studios called the Chicago Health Foods Store. They rotate their soups but they often have this black bean soup. It is so creamy and dreamy. I asked soup master, Matt what was in the black bean soup. He said he makes it…

Teriyaki Salmon Macro Bowl

Teriyaki Salmon Macro Bowl

If you haven’t caught on yet, I pretty much will eat anything out of a bowl. My little sister, Grace, makes these awesome ceramic bowls and I just can’t get enough of them. The day she gets her own place and takes them back is going to really end my cooking career. I guess you…

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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…

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Avocado Toast

I love the vibrancy of avocado toast. There are so many delicious goodies you can put on top of this piece of bread. You can also switch up what you mix in the avocado mash. I threw a little lemon, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper in this batch. Do you know the best way…

Corn, Cucumber, Avocado, Tomato Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette

Serves: 6-8 Hands-on time: 15 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Gluten free, vegetarian Ingredients 4 ears corn, cooked 2 avocados, diced 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved ½ cucumber, finely diced ⅓ cup crumbled feta ½ red onion, finely chopped Cilantro vinaigrette 2 tbsp red wine vinegar ½ tsp. Salt ½ tsp ground black pepper 2…

Burger Bowl

Bunless Burger Bowl

How on earth can you put a burger in a bowl? What about the bun? Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to the new creation: a burger bowl! My friend, Katarina gave me this inspiration during one of our coworking sessions! This one is a perfect dish for all you gluten free goers! If…

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Oodles of Zoodles

Avocado, pistachio pesto with tomatoes, chicken and zoodles Oodles of zoodles! What the heck are zoodles? A spiralizer is the next best thing in your kitchen. It creates a long noodle-like shape! You can use zucchinis, butternut squash, sweet potatoes and more! For this recipe we got groovy with some zucchini and made some zoodles….

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Getting squashed!

We’re getting stuffed with this acorn…literally! This acorn squash is filled with a deliciously packed quinoa, pepper, avocado mixture. Quinoa is a great staple to have in a kitchen! It’s alkalizing, meaning it eliminates toxins, such as heavy metals from the kidneys. Quinoa has an amazing nutrient profile and not many people are allergic to…

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Get Saucey with your Salmon

In need of a tasty appetizer for your next dinner party? These salmon meatballs with avocado sauce are packed with a little spice and a lot of flavor. Salmon is very helpful for joint inflammation. Only walnuts and flaxseed provide more omega-3 fatty acids than the standard serving of salmon. The benefits of salmon involve improved control…

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Baked Eggvacado with Salsa

In honor of National Guacamole Day, we had to take a little spin on our righteous breakfast this morning. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and avocados are an epic source of omega 3 fatty acids. Avocados are filled with protein, fiber, cancer-fighting antioxidants, and key nutrients like folate. It is said…