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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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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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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…

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White Bean, Kale Tuscan Soup

The farmer’s market it one of my favorite places in the world. I just discovered they had dried beans at the Green City Market that I usually go to in Lincoln Park. The woman at Three Sisters Garden told me the beans you usually buy at the store are about 3-5 years old. Their beans are…

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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…

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…