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Southwest Salad

A southwest salad may mean Fritos and tons of meat to you but this one is packed with as much crunch, flavor and ingredients that are really good for you. I whipped this up at my Summer Self Care and Salads workshop and it was a hit. This was probably my favorite of the three…

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Chocolate Pudding

This chocolate pudding is seriously better than a Snack Pack. I used to eat a Snack Pack nearly every day as a kid. We’d top them with some Oreos and add in some gummy worms and it was the best dirt and worms ever. This variation is actually good for you. The chocolate taste comes from cacao…

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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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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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Collagen Peptides: What are the benefits?

I looked down at my nails and they were definitely longer than ever. Stronger too. My hair is silky smooth and longer than it’s ever been. I’d like to thank collagen for this. You might have heard of the brand Vital Proteins. They make a bunch of products but their collagen peptides are probably their top rated…

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Energy Mastery Energy Balls

We went on this retreat to Palm Springs and there was no food processor in the house. I was the chef for the weekend. Luckily there was a potato masher so I get a little bicep work in. That thing came in handy for the black bean burgers, hummus, and beet hummus. Our plan for…

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Balsamic Chicken or Chickpea Lettuce Wraps

Angie, one of the co-leaders for the Palm Springs Energy Mastery Retreat posted a photo of these chicken and chickpea lettuce wraps. we made for our tasting. Two of the girls said that’s what sold them on the retreat. We made chickpea and chicken so people had a meat-free option! We used butter leaf lettuce, which was…

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Matcha Latte

I’m doing this workshop tonight about the benefits of matcha and a morning routine. There will be a blog post on this soon! Matcha lattes are a great replacement for coffee. Matcha gives you the energy boost without the jitters and crash of drinking coffee. Serves: 1 Hands-on time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes…