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Recently, I woke up with my wrists really hurting, throbbing in the middle of the night. So much so, I wasn’t able to fall back to sleep. This had been multiple nights in a row. I realized I experienced this problem awhile back but it has been almost 6 months since I had this pain. […]

Prosciutto Wrapped Avocado Appetizer

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Just in time for holiday entertaining or to serve as as starter course at dinner party. These tasty morsels were gone in minutes. The creaminess of the avocado pairs wonderfully with the salty prosciutto. Don’t skip the dressing, it makes the dish.   2 tablespoons olive oil 4 teaspoons lemon juice 1 fresh garlic clove, […]

Healthy Coconut Macaroons

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Satisfy your sweet tooth and feel no guilt! Gluten free and full of fiber with the coconut and coconut flour Ingredients 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 2 tablespoons maple syrup 2 tablespoons coconut oil ½ cup coconut flour, more as needed 1 teaspoon vanilla extract **Please use all organic ingredients if possible** Instructions Place all of […]

Spicy Crab Summer Thai Rolls

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Summer sizzles with these Thai Summer Rolls that fresh and delectable-try for yourself and you’ll love this recipe as much as I do!   Ingredients Rice vermicelli 8 ounces crab 8 sheets rice paper (8″ diameter) 1 carrot (julienned) 1 cucumber (julienned) 16 mint leaves 16 cilantro or basil leaves 1 t sesame oil 1 T […]

What Makes a Good Green Smoothie?

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Sure taste is important but what makes up a good, nutritionally balanced green smoothie? A balance of proteins, fats and carbohydrates is key in order to keep your blood sugar balanced. So having all fruit – green apple, kiwi, strawberries – would not be a good idea since most fruits are high in carbohydrates. You […]

Purple Power Juice

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Why enjoy a glass of Purple Power juice (besides the awesome purple color)?  The “Power” comes from the rich color of purple cabbage (also known as red cabbage) which reflects its’ concentration of anthocyanin polyphenols, which contribute to red cabbage containing significantly more protective phytonutrients than green cabbage. Interest in anthocyanin pigments continues to intensify because of […]

Tasty Lettuce Wraps

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A quick and easy, gluten free meal that you can make mid-week for family or for easy entertaining. Add whatever veggies you want ~ cucumbers, carrots, squash ~ just dice small so the veggies can easily fit inside the lettuce wrap.  Bibb lettuce holds up best but I have used red leaf in a pinch. […]

Healthy Habits for Your Kitchen

Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a hormone-disrupting chemical linked to male infertility, diabetes, heart disease, aggressive behavior in children, and other ills. The chemical is used in some No. 7 plastic bottles and most canned-food containers, and although some manufacturers are phasing the chemical out of their cans, it’s not clear that the replacements are […]

Astragalus: An Herb for All Ills?

I love finding new herbs that can be used to treat many symptoms! Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus, in the legume family- test if you have peanut allergy) has been used in Chinese medicine for hundreds of years, usually combined with other herbs, to stimulate the immune system and treat respiratory infections, fatigue, loss of appetite, and […]

Keep It Clean! Your Clothes That Is…


Sure, it’s convenient to drop your clothing off with a dry cleaner, but the cleaning chemical of choice in this country remains perchloroethylene, also known as PCE, or perc. This chemical is classified a probable carcinogen and is linked to kidney, liver, and central nervous system damage. It’s not something you want to wear (for […]

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