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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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Crockpot Mango Chicken

Mangos are the bomb diggity. In fact, I just had to pause to grab one out of the fridge to cut up and eat. They’re so flavorful and act as a great compliment to chicken. Mondays are always super long and I barely have any time to make something to eat. I often opt for…

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…

Ease bug bites

6 ways to ease bites and stings

Maybe I’m extra sweet but for some reason these flying critters just won’t leave me alone. One of my buddies in college lived in a home that was infested with mosquitos in their backyard. I was outside for not even 15 minutes and suffered through at least 25 mosquito bites. No one is ever excited…

Chili Lime salmon with peppers and onions

Chili Lime Salmon with Peppers and Onions

I love making recipes on one pan. It is so easy to prepare and clean up! This salmon was packed with a tasty bite and the veggies on the side just added to the flavor of the fish. The chili-lime combo is to die for. Try it out! Serves: 4 Hands-on time: 15 minutes Total Time:…

stuffed acorn squash

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…