Sweet Tuscan Kale Salad

Sweet Tuscan Kale Salad
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I love buying kale because it’s both versatile and strong. Tuscan kale (also called lacinato kale or dinosaur kale) is loaded with vitamin K and vitamin C. This winter green actually loves the freezing cold weather, so it’s no surprise that it’s a resilient and hearty vegetable, outlasting many other delicate spring greens when it [...]

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Cinnamon 6 Review & Giveaway

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While I typically focus on food you can chew, I like to occasionally like to write about supplements. Everyone has different views on supplements, whether they actually work, if they’re a waste, if they’re safe, etc. Personally, I enjoy taking supplements as part of my healthy lifestyle, especially when I’m working overtime and trying to [...]

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New Chocolate Coconutty MACAroons

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I had a plant-based thanksgiving this year with two of my good friends in chilly Connecticut. They graciously did all the shopping and I just showed up to cook, sip cocktails, and watch Christmas movies. Good times! For one of our two desserts, I made my raw chocolate macaroons recipe with a new twist. This [...]

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I haven’t written about it on the blog, but I feel compelled to share it now. This year I had the toughest spring and summer of my life. To be frank, I had my heart broken in pieces, scrambled to find a place to live in NYC, struggled to pay my bills, sprained my foot, [...]

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Back when I was in college I used to work at the Olive Garden and I remember loving their soups. So, as I mentioned in my Pumpkin Squash Chili post from earlier this week, the chilly weather in NYC has been making me craving soup everyday. After I ate my way through the chili, I [...]

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Last week it really started to feel like winter here in NYC and I instantly got a craving to make chili. I wanted to spice up my previous veggie chili recipe and figured it would be fun to add pureed pumpkin and squash to give it a holiday vibe. I fell in love with the [...]

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Happy Sunday friends! I’ve been so busy at the start of this fall, but everything is shaping up nicely. I’m now teaching Pure Barre as an instructor and couldn’t be more thrilled about it. It’s a part-time job for me, and I love it! It’s always a positive to turn one of your favorite hobbies [...]

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Sunday evenings are my time to catch up on cleaning, laundry, and cooking a few healthy dishes to keep in my refrigerator for the week. I love big pots of whole grains because they store well and they’re so easy and filling when I need something fast to eat during the week. These days I’m [...]

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It’s late summer and I’ve been enjoying the last of the fresh tomatoes and summer veggies still in season. To my surprise, Trader Joe’s has been selling affordable boxes of gorgeous heirloom tomatoes and bright summer squashes that looked almost fluorescent. Their bright colors inspired me to make these open-faced sandwiches with a decadent pesto [...]

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My sister and mom make beach and seashell inspired jewelry for their small business called Mermaids Bejeweled. They sell their homemade pieces on Etsy, in local beach shops in Florida, and in jewelry shows and fairs. This summer my sister made a special line of bracelets inspired by cocktails called Cocktail Couture. During one of [...]

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