Why Mindfulness Enhances Your Overall Wellness

Why Mindfulness Enhances Your Overall Wellness

Many of us stepped into adulthood with the understanding that the early bird gets the worm and those who hustle, win. All around us, this message is affirmed, from motivational seminars to supposedly inspirational billboards.However, if you’re reading this, it’s likely that you’ve started to sense that achievement is not the enlightening end we’ve been promised. It is certainly fulfilling for a moment and satisfying for a time, but something inside us begs for rest and a moment to breathe. … [Read more...]

18 Delectable Recipes for Hot Chocolate and Homemade Hot Cocoa Mixes

18 Delectable Recipes for Hot Chocolate and Homemade Hot Cocoa Mixes

I absolutely adore hot chocolate and hot cocoa! During the winter months I have it on a weekly basis and it always makes me so happy! There’s something about rich hot chocolate and hot cocoa that comforts your body and soul. With the holiday season in full swing I know that many families like to drink hot chocolate or hot cocoa for their celebrations so I decided to put together an epic collection of 18 delectable recipes for hot chocolate and hot cocoa mixes for all of you to … [Read more...]

40+ Mouth-Watering Salads for Spring and Summer

40+ Mouth-Watering Salads for Spring and Summer

Spring and summer are my two favorite seasons of the year. The sun is shining brightly, beautiful flowers are blooming and spreading their alluring fragrance everywhere, and the weather is glorious and warm! There’s an abundance of colorful fruits and vegetables in season during these months and they are all absolutely delicious!  With warmer weather here in the US and lots of fun outdoor activities who wants to spend long hours in the kitchen with a hot oven going? Spectacular salads … [Read more...]

34 Irresistible Gluten-Free Snacks

34 Irresistible Gluten-Free Snacks

Summer is just around the corner and that means its time for lots of fun parties, barbecues, picnics, concerts and other activities that involve mouth-watering foods! Snacks are the perfect food to take on the go and they are always welcome at any party because everyone loves a delicious snack. If you are on a gluten-free diet finding healthy and delicious snacks made with wholesome real ingredients can be difficult or expensive. If you have been searching for gluten-free snack … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Mash with Tangerine Balsamic Glazed Red Onions

Sweet Potato Mash with Tangerine Balsamic Glazed Red Onions

As a holistic chef, delectable taste and eating for health are really important to me. I decided to share one of my favorite side dishes that is loaded with health benefits! My sweet potato mash with tangerine balsamic glazed red onions is so delicious and wonderful to serve for Thanksgiving or other celebrations. Sweet potato mash is a healthy alternative to the traditional sweet potato casserole that is made with refined white sugar and topped with marshmallows made with … [Read more...]

Cold & Flu Fighting Apple Green Tea Turmeric Tonic

Cold & Flu Fighting Apple Green Tea Turmeric Tonic

Now that cold and flu season is here, I wanted to create a wonderful hot tonic to help you stay healthy and strong so you can make it through the season without getting sick. My comforting Cold & Flu Fighting Apple Green Tea Turmeric Tonic is one of the easiest ways to fight inflammation and keep your immune system strong! Even though this green tea tonic is a powerful aid to protect and help support the body, it has a delicious taste that will satisfy you completely. During the … [Read more...]

MNB Chocolate Cranberry Oat Energy Bar

MNB Chocolate Cranberry Oat Energy Bar

I really enjoy making homemade protein and energy bars that are filled with wholesome ingredients that energize the body and help you feel satisfied between meals. Homemade bars are great to eat on the go and are a healthier choice to indulge in so you won't be tempted to eat processed snack foods. One of my favorite new blogs to read is Move Nourish Believe.  We share a common bond on holistic ways to live your best life. When they approached me about doing a whole foods recipe on … [Read more...]

Purple Cauliflower Soup

Purple Cauliflower Soup

When I was a little girl, I was always attracted to foods that had vibrant, bright colors and I still feel the same ways as an adult. Plant foods taste delectable and have some amazing colors that are so beautiful! I love eating with the colors of the rainbow because these wonderful foods contain powerful nutrients that nourish and help protect the body from disease. I just went shopping at my local farmer’s market over the weekend and found a gorgeous purple cauliflower that drew … [Read more...]

Gut Healing Cherry Coconut Water Kefir Smoothie

Gut Healing Cherry Coconut Water Kefir Smoothie

I love drinking beverages that taste delicious and help energize and support the body at the same time! Today’s yummy smoothie recipe fits the bill perfectly and it’s super nourishing, sweet and really creamy. I recently posted a recipe for cinnamon coconut water kefir, a fermented beverage that provides beneficial bacteria aka probiotics that helps support your digestive system and strengthen your immunity. This amazing coconut water kefir has really made a huge difference in my health and I … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Coconut Butter

Pumpkin Coconut Butter

Its official, fall is here and pumpkin season is in full swing! I couldn’t resist sharing one of my new favorite pumpkin recipes with all of you. I grew up eating homemade pumpkin and apple butters. My mom, grandmother and I used to make these butters every fall. We would slather these delectable, sweet butters on raisin bread, pancakes, apples, pears, and french toast. We also liked putting them on top of ice cream, yogurt, and oatmeal. Since I have already professed my love of … [Read more...]

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