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5 Foods for Daily Detox

February 28th, 2014 at 6:06 am · Post a comment · 1 Comment
5 Foods for Daily Detox | Daily Bites

If you think that doing a detox requires drinking nothing but green juice for a week or chomping on seaweed at every meal, think again! The best, most sustainable way to detox is to begin incorporating detoxifying foods into your diet EVERY day. Loading up your plate (or glass) with potent plant-based detoxifiers is a […]

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Protein Powder Alternatives for Smoothies

February 11th, 2014 at 10:10 am · Post a comment · 14 Comments
Protein Powder Alternatives

A few weeks ago I shared my thoughts on protein powder and why I think it does more harm than good. Last week, I touched on some protein-rich breakfast ideas without protein powder. But this week is where things really get exciting: let’s talk smoothies! In our protein powder-obsessed nation, a smoothie only crosses the […]

Filed under: Beverages, Breakfast & Brunch, Egg-free, Grain-Free, Ingredient Tips, Nutrition, Recipes

Protein Powder: Helpful or Harmful?

January 28th, 2014 at 6:06 am · Post a comment · 46 Comments
Protein Powder: Helpful or Harmful?

Navigating the seas of protein powder options should be an Olympic sport. Rarely a week goes by where I don’t encounter recipes, advertisements, and samples relating to powdered proteins. They are without a doubt one of the most widely available “health food products,” and consequently the most confusing. So I thought I’d clear the air, […]

Filed under: Food for Thought, Ingredient Tips, Nutrition

How to Make Homemade Coconut Cream

November 18th, 2013 at 9:09 am · Post a comment · 10 Comments
Make Your Own Coconut Cream

In this season of thankfulness, I’m finding myself increasingly grateful for some of life’s simplest things…like thick and creamy coconut milk. It has made living dairy-free so much easier for me. Saying goodbye to heavy cream and milk is a breeze when you have coconut milk stocked in your pantry. This post is going to […]

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Hair’s Best Friend: Argan Oil {Video}

July 11th, 2013 at 6:06 am · Post a comment · 3 Comments
Argan (Moroccan) Oil: Primer & Video

One of the perks of blogging behind a computer screen is that I can control what you see of me. In other words, you get to miss all of my crazy hair days. I was blessed with a full head of hair that’s a cross between the fine, curly mane of my mom and the […]

Filed under: Ingredient Tips, Skincare, Videos

Ginger Tea Lemonade with Sweet Apple {and a giveaway!}

April 11th, 2013 at 9:09 am · Post a comment · 80 Comments
Ginger Tea Lemonade with Sweet Apple

Rebecca Katz has long been one of my favorite cookbook authors. I’ve made dozens of recipes from her first two books, One Bite at a Time and The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen, and now I’m finding inspiration within the pages of her newest tome, The Longevity Kitchen. If Rebecca and I were neighbors, I have a feeling […]

Filed under: Beverages, Cookbooks, Egg-free, Giveaways, Grain-Free, Ingredient Tips, Recipes, vegan

Kale Salad with Goji Berries & Maple Roasted Almonds

January 3rd, 2013 at 8:08 am · Post a comment · 9 Comments
Kale Salad with Goji Berries & Maple Roasted Almonds

What would the third day of January be without some kind of kale salad, right? If one of your New Year’s intentions is to eat more leafy greens, I’ve got you covered! Nothing is more alkalizing, detoxifying, liver loving, cell satisfying, or just plain delicious as a big bowl of kale salad. This one packs […]

Filed under: Egg-free, Grain-Free, Ingredient Tips, Main Dishes, Nutrition, Recipes, Salads, Sides, vegan, Vegetables

Asian-Style Salty Seeds (and a cookbook giveaway!)

November 29th, 2012 at 8:08 am · Post a comment · 182 Comments
Asian-Style Salty Seeds

If you’re a regular here at DB, you’ve already heard me sing the praises of Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre’s first book, The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook. I’m also an avid reader of their blog. They have a way of turning whole and natural foods into delicious, nutritious, and entirely crowd-pleasing recipes. And now, Ali […]

Filed under: Cookbooks, Egg-free, Giveaways, Grain-Free, Ingredient Tips, Recipes, Snacks, vegan

Eat More Greens with 5 Simple Tips

August 13th, 2012 at 7:07 am · Post a comment · 4 Comments
Eat More Greens

You know I love my greens. I’ll use any excuse I can to work more chlorophyll into my diet. Smoothies? Check. Salads? Check. A new kale recipe a week? Check. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade, you know just how good greens are for us. I could write for hours […]

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How to Prepare Horseradish {Photo Tutorial}

July 12th, 2012 at 7:07 am · Post a comment · 12 Comments
Homemade Gluten-Free Horseradish

Up until last week, I couldn’t have told you what a root of horseradish looks like. I’ve been shopping at the same Whole Foods for over 10 years, averaging at least one trip per week, and I’ve probably walked by the basket of horseradish roots over a thousand times. It wasn’t until we got slammed […]

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