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August 28th, 2014 at 6:06 am · Post a comment · 3 Comments
Primal Pit Paste

Welcome back! I’m busy preparing for a few weeks of traveling starting tomorrow, so Food & Fitness Friday is coming a little early to you this week. I’ve decided to commit myself fully to enjoying my trips over the next few weeks, so this will be the last post for a bit until I return […]

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Visualization for Reaching Goals

August 22nd, 2014 at 5:05 am · Post a comment · 1 Comment
Lake Michigan

Welcome to Food & Fitness Friday! I’ve been on my 14 Day Wellness Jumpstart plan now for 1 week, and I’m feeling great. Keep on reading for the full update on how things have gone. A little later I’m going to talk about visualization for health/weight goals. It’s something new to me so I thought […]

Filed under: Exercise & Fitness, Food for Thought, This & That, Weight

Taking Time To Be

July 14th, 2014 at 5:05 am · Post a comment · 27 Comments
Sunset

Yesterday I celebrated my 23rd year as a living, breathing, thinking, praying, doing, watching, hoping, wishing human being. Fresh off of a move into a new apartment, I spent most of the weekend unpacking boxes, cleaning dusty corners, and trying not to panic at the explosion of kitchen stuff scattered far and wide. I’m far […]

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For Your Summer Weekend

July 4th, 2014 at 5:05 am · Post a comment · 1 Comment
Peas

First things first: Happy 4th of July! And second things second: Are these not the most gorgeous peas? They’re from my friends’ organic garden. I polished off the entire bag faster than I’d care to admit, but oh how I relished every sweet and snappy morsel. On this holiday weekend, I hope you’ll have a […]

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Tongue Scraping, Clay Toothpaste & Natural Dental Care

June 24th, 2014 at 5:05 am · Post a comment · 9 Comments
Oils for Fresher Mouth

Did you know that digestion actually begins before you put one bite of food into your mouth? Chances are you’ve longingly gazed at a delicious meal (or beautiful fruit crisp!) a time or two and noticed an immediate increase in the saliva production in your mouth. After all, it’s where the description “mouthwatering” comes from. […]

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Let’s Use Food As Medicine!

June 10th, 2014 at 5:05 am · Post a comment · 8 Comments

My body and mind are freshly flowing with inspiration and tons of great new information since I returned from California over the weekend from the Food As Medicine conference. It was a full few days of learning, but my spongy brain soaked it right up. Using food as medicine is something that I’ve devoted the […]

Filed under: Food for Thought, Nutrition, This & That

Mismatched Monday

May 19th, 2014 at 9:09 am · Post a comment · 12 Comments

Mondays are for tackling to-do lists and getting into the swing of the week, right? For most of us, a case of The Weekend Is Over Syndrome sets in around 9 am on Monday mornings…and we end up kicking off the week in a rather sour spirit. Well I say we turn that Monday frown […]

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Becoming an Urban Hippie

May 5th, 2014 at 10:10 am · Post a comment · 10 Comments
Urban Hippie

I’ve been blogging about natural foods for 5 years and I’ve rarely used the term “hippie.” I guess I just didn’t think I was one. Aren’t hippies people who smoke weird stuff, make their own clothes, and live in campers? As I was going through my morning routine last week, I eventually sat down at […]

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4 Books That Made Me a Better Cook

April 22nd, 2014 at 6:06 am · Post a comment · 5 Comments

If I had to choose one hobby that has changed my life the most, I’d say reading. Hands down. My mom taught me how to read in our small Chicago kitchen, plastering index cards that read “CAT” and “THE” on our refrigerator with jumbo magnets. While she would cook, I would read. After I mastered […]

Filed under: Cookbooks, Food for Thought, Links, Reading Room, This & That

Say YES to Your Strengths

April 2nd, 2014 at 6:06 am · Post a comment · 3 Comments
Say YES to your strengths!

It’s rare that I go more than four or five days without sharing a new recipe or some other super healthy tidbit with you guys, so the fact that I haven’t posted in over a week has sort of shocked me! What have I been up to? Well, the quote above says it all. Gotta […]

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