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Citrus Herb Roasted Chicken

I was living at my parents for about a month while my house had asbestos contamination. This put quite the damper on my cooking since I was commuting to and from the city to the burbs. My yoga classes would start around 6am and end around 8pm most days. I cherished every moment that gave…

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Spaghetti Squash with Beet Sauce

Anything with beets just amazes me. The color is so vibrant and luxurious. You’ve heard me say similar things before if you’ve read my beet hummus blog. Plus, you cannot beat the flavor of beets! Seriously. Mix them with spaghetti squash and you’ll be sure to enjoy a fantastic meal. I used the leftover sauce on…

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Beet Hummus

This majestic magenta color makes me swoon. There is something about beet hummus that makes me feel mesmerized. Look at the deep pink and purple hues. I’ve been trying out a bunch of hummus variations and this is definitely one of my faves. The beets add a wonderful sweetness to the hummus. I sprinkled some Beauty Dust…

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Black Bean Veggie Burgers

I’ve made this black bean burger a few times and it seems like every single time I’ve experimented, it’s fallen apart. It was on the Energy Mastery Palm Springs retreat menu. I got so frustrated when half the patties stayed together and the other half were breaking right down the middle. I experimented with adding…

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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…

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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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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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Black Bean Sweet Potato Salad with Zesty Lime Dressing

There were a plethora of black beans in my refrigerator I cooked up before I was heading to California. I made some black bean hummus and still had plenty beans left. I snagged some sweet potatoes and cut up the red peppers. I mixed in a little quinoa and made a zesty lime dressing for…

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Crockpot Stuffed Red Peppers

I’ve been quite astonished with the red pepper selection at the farmer’s market the last few weeks. Usually I see these giant non-organic peppers at the grocery store and think they’re just loaded up with hormones because they’re so big. However, I found a pepper the size of my face last week at the market…

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Red Lentil Soup

“Would you like to come over for a bowl of soup?” What a lovely question! Yes, I would love to come over for soup. I had a meeting with another health coach who invited me over for a bowl of soup. It was such a nice way to get together and see how someone else does…