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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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Activated Charcoal Energy Balls

I was on a little bit of an activated charcoal kick the other week. The uses for this stuff is out of this world. Check out the blog here to discover more articles on activated charcoal. You know I have a pretty big obsession with energy balls so here is a new one for ya!…

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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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Ridge’s Stitches Guide to Kansas City

A trip to Kansas City always brings me back home. I grew up there until I was 10. It’s where I learned about seeds, gardens and the importance of keeping in touch with your roots. My mother would take us down to the River Market to this awesome shop called Planter’s Seed. While she gathered…

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Activated Charcoal

My body had been craving activated charcoal and then it seemed like I was noticing it everywhere. My aunt saw some post on activated charcoal ice cream. My friend Sue  ate one of those packets that preserves powders by accidentally blending the packet into her smoothie. She got a little nervous and took the activated…

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Activated Charcoal Lemonade

I had been craving activated charcoal lately. This is such a random craving but maybe it’s because I’ve felt so ungrounded in the move that I was turning to comfort foods like doughnuts (my family and friends couldn’t stop laughing at this) or maybe my body is actually needing to clear out some asbestos from…

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Spicy Chocolate Bark

The spicy chocolate bark was another addition to our Savor the Moment chocolate and wine meditation. This was my favorite. The spice gave it just the right kick. I also made coffee, almond and coconut chocolate bark, Almond Joy energy balls and chocolate, oat, flaxseed energy balls. Let me know in the comment section which chocolate…

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Coffee, Almond and Coconut Chocolate Bark

My friend Angie Starz and I did this Savor the Moment event. It was a meditation experience in which we paired wines and chocolates together and had each participant really experience the various components. This coffee bark was an interesting creation I made because it was the one dish I almost didn’t try. Coffee makes…

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Superfood Banana Split

I love this place called Infiniteus Rocks and Juice in Wicker Park in Chicago. They have the best juice and a sweet rock shop in the back. They also make pretty wicked snacks. They make this banana split dish with superfoods. After having it, I went home in an attempt to make my own. I’ve…

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Imperfect Produce

Did you know every year, 6 billion pounds of food goes to waste? That is insane to me. Imperfect Produce is trying to find a way to fix this. The produce is delivered straight to your door for 30-50 percent less than grocery stores. They only source foods that are considered “ugly” and normally would…