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20 Tips on Mindful Sustenance

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One of the greatest pleasures in life is food. From the moment we lock eyes with a beautiful dish and inhale its aroma our gastric juices begin to flow, as we salivate and work up an appetite. Nothing compares to that first pleasurable bite to satisfy our physical hunger. Too often though we rush through […]

Cucumber Fennel Slaw

Cucumber Fennel Slaw recipe

I wanted something crunchy, refreshing and simple to make so I opened my fridge and grabbed some cucumbers and fennel. Both greens are great sources of fiber so they are super filling!  Cucumber is a great source of silica which helps maintain skin elasticity healthy collagen. I add added some parsley for more fiber and vitamin C. […]

Gluten-Free Banana Chia Seed Cake

gluten free banana chia seed cake recipe

I love to play in the kitchen and experiment with recipes.  Today I woke up with a sweet craving and wanted to see what yumminess I can create with ingredients I already have.     Et voila! I present to you my Gluten-Free Banana Chia Seed Cake.       Ingredients   4 ripe bananas […]

Vegan Energy Bites

vegan coconut energy bites

Ingredients 1/2 cup hemp seeds 1/4 cup coconut flour 2 tbsp raw sesame butter 1/4 tsp Himalayan pink sea salt 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 large pitted date 3-4 tbsp warm water Directions Blend all ingredients and roll into balls.  Roll over sesame seeds and refrigerate covered for at least 1 HR. […]

Roasted Butternut Squash

roasted butternut squash recipe

I love Fall for many reasons..the crisp air and foliage turning..and making my favorite recipes using local produce.   I invite you to try this simple dish that contains a treasure trove of nutrients such as beta-carotene, potassium, vitamin C and fiber. The spices add both flavor and anti-inflammatory benefits. Bon App!      Ingredients […]

Anti-inflammatory Pomegranate Oatmeal

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As the temperatures drop my body begins to crave warmer, comforting foods. This morning I made turmeric-infused steel cut oats with creamy almond butter, sprinkled with tart, juicy ruby red pomegranate jewels.   Just a few words on the luscious pomegranate..it contains powerful anticarcinogeic and anti-inflammatory compounds such as ellagic acid and red-pigmented flavonoids called […]

Coconut Curry Veggies

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I love making this quick and simple dish because it’s packed with tons of fiber, flavor and a good amount of protein from the beans. The spices provide multiple anti-inflammatory benefits and are super healing. I always feel nourished and full after this yummy dish and hope you enjoy making it and eating it as […]

Mixed Berry Chia Seed Jam

chia seed mixed berry jam recipe

Biting into a juicy, sweet  strawberry reminds me of my childhood, when my grandma used to take me berry picking in upstate, NY. I remember those hot, long summer days, walking along those lush fields of greens, dotted with red jewels. Fast-forward a few years later and you can find me foraging for those deliciously […]

Berry Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

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One of the activities I enjoy the most is experimenting with recipes and playing in the kitchen. Taking the time to slow down and make a meal allows me to embrace the moment and take time to nourish myself. I believe that cooking is one of the multiple ways we can cultivate self-love. It fosters […]