Vegan Chocolate Cake Batter Spread

Vegan Chocolate Cake Batter Spread Recipe! A healthy Valentine's Day treat!

I’ll never forget when I first learned that the chocolate fountain was a real thing. I was 11, and a family friend was going to have one at his Barmitzvah. He was VERY excited about this. I, however, was skeptical. The concept of an actual fountain spouting liquid chocolate simply seemed too good to be […]

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8 Unexpected Reasons To Start Working Out

8 Unexpected Reasons To Start Working Out

My last post explained how New Year’s resolution to get healthy changed my life. So it may seem hypocritical for me to say that I don’t think it’s a good idea to start working out just because it’s a new year. I’m not saying you shouldn’t start your exercise plan this month. What I am saying […]

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The Best New Year’s Resolution I Ever Made

How a promise to eat healthy and quit smoking 13 years ago changed my life.

Thirteen years ago, I made two decisions that changed my life: I quit smoking and started living a healthy lifestyle. One pregnancy and a million other life changes later, and I’m still doing it. This is the story of the New Year’s resolution that changed my life. A Little Backstory My generation may have been the […]

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Why Cardamom Is The New Turmeric + 10 Ways To Use It

10 Ways To Cook With Cardamom

There’s a reason every culture uses herbs and spices in its cooking. Not only do they make food taste better, some of them also help us feel better. I tend to use a lot of cardamom this time of year. After all, it pairs so well with holiday flavors of ginger and orange! But when I looked […]

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The Moment I Realized I Can’t Have It All.

The Moment I Realized I Can't Have It All. The 5 Steps I'm Taking To Clear My Schedule and Create Boundaries

A few weeks ago, I shared how 2018 didn’t go as I’d hoped, and how I was turning that failure into an opportunity for growth. Since then, I’ve spent a lot of time examining how I manage my time, which has meant painstakingly logging exactly how I spend it. And as I sat down at […]

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Cozy Almond Flour Blondies With Cranberry + Orange

This week is crazy! There are holiday activities, birthday parties, and Scott is just back from an extended business trip. Meanwhile, we have company for dinner four out of seven nights, so I’ve been brainstorming ideas to simplify my role as hostess. One way I’m doing that is with these Cozy Almond Flour Blondies With […]

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4-Ingredient Homemade Peppermint Patties

Check out my easy, healthy recipe for Homemade Peppermint Patties! Just 4 ingredients and NO corn syrup!

Both Scott and James are huge chocolate mint fans. Me? Not so much. Fortunately, I had their discerning palates available to taste test my Homemade Peppermint Patties. And survey says….this recipe is a winner! All Clean Ingredients Most peppermint patty recipes rely heavily on refined sweeteners like powdered sugar or corn syrup in the filling. […]

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Gluten-Free Ginger Cookies With Dark Chocolate and Cardamom

Gluten-Free Ginger Cookies With Dark Chocolate And Cardamom. Soft and chewy Christmas cookies that are so easy to make! Click for the recipe!

A name like “Gluten-Free Ginger Cookies With Dark Chocolate and Cardamom” may feel like a mouthful. But just one bite and you’ll want to cram your mouth FULL of these festive holiday cookies! Their sophisticated spice blend, satisfyingly chewy texture, and dark chocolate topping combine to make these gluten-free goodies worthy of their big name. […]

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5 Natural Ways To Treat Sports Injuries

5 natural ways to treat sports injuries and speed recovery

It was Thanksgiving Day and I had rushed to the gym to try and fit in a workout before spending time with the fam. I was on my first set of hurried step-ups when I lost my balance and stepped down hard on the support for the bench, rolling my ankle. I watched in the […]

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Healthy Chocolate Holiday Bark

Quick + easy Healthy Chocolate Holiday Bark recipe. Gluten-free.

The only thing worse than showing up to a holiday party in an ugly sweater and discovering it’s not an ugly sweater party? Showing up at a holiday party empty handed. (And, no, you cannot regift those horrible Christmas socks someone gave you last year!) Fortunately, I’ve got a holiday hack that will make you seem […]

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