Easy Berry Jam That is Also Really Good For You

This recipe is adapted from a recipe I found on the Cookie and Kate food blog. It could not easier and offers a big nutritional punch. I use this jam on toast, added to plain yogurt, or as a topping for pancakes.  Frozen berries, chia seeds and a few drops of maple syrup and you have jam. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, called anthocyanins,…


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Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies by Angela Liddon

I adapted this recipe by Angela Liddon of "Oh She Glows." Her food blog is consistently one of the top rate food blogs on the web. These cookies are delicious! I was assigned to make a simple dessert for a dinner party so I made these cookies and they were a big hit! I made a few adaptations, I used spelt flour instead of rice flour, I also baked the…


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Veggies, Soba and Peanut Bowl

During the summer, I like to make dishes that are fresh, cool and satisfying. I saw this recipe on the Making Thyme for Health's blog and was inspired to make it.  I ended up using  my "go to" peanut sauce recipe instead of their recipe because I really like it.  This dish is SO good and takes no time to put together.  Click here for Making Thyme for…


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My Go To Smoothie Recipe

My "Go To" smoothie is full of foods that will help fight inflammation that causes DNA damage, promotes healthy blood vessels and is full of cancer fighting antioxidants.  You will also get a good shot of fiber and protein.  Play with the ingredients.  I use a banana to create some texture and little sweeteness.  I love ginger so I use alot of it.  Tweek…


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Lemon Oatmeal Pancakes

These fluffy, delicious pancakes contain no oil, salt or sugar, in favor of ground oats, flax, cornmeal and dates. Instead of using maple syrup, try some fruit-flavored date syrup. I like Date Lady, date syrup.   Ingredients 1 ½ cups rolled oats, ground into flour (or pre-ground flour) 2 tablespoons flax seeds, ground ½ cup cornmeal 2 teaspoons…


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Easy Southwester Salad

If I have a busy week coming up and know I won't have much time to cook, I make this salad. It is a nutrition powerhouse with beans, pepitas, and I always serve it over a bed of greens like spinach,argula or romaine.  I like to eat it with a sprouted corn tortilla or whole grain pita. Enjoy! Ingredients 3 cups frozen corn, thawed 1 15 ounce can…


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Island Black Bean Dip

After watching Dr. Fuhrman's lecture last week, I was inspired to go back and look for some recipes to make from his "Eat to Live," cookbook.  There are so many great recipes to make and they are all free from salt, sugar and oil.  One of the things I made was this beautiful Island Black Bean Dip.  So simple to make and so pretty.  I brought this to…


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My Top 12 List of Favorite Health and Fitness Blogs, Podcasts, and Websites

I love to learn new things and one of the many great things about being in health and fitness is that there are always lots of new things to learn about! Podcasts have become a real favorite way for me to keep up with things because you can listen as you cook, walk or commute. I was asked to share some of my favorite food blogs, websites and podcasts…


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East African Mango and Cucumber Salad

I found this salad when I was looking for a side for my African Sweet Potatoe Stew.  It was perfect.  Really fresh  flavors and beautiful on the plate.  Champagne Mangos are in season right now but when mangoes go out of season, I think peaches would work just as well.   Ingredients •  1 English cucumber, thinly sliced •  1/2 small red onion, finely…


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Arman's Soft and Chewy No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies

I made these cookies for my clients on Friday and OMG...they are soooo good and so super simple to make!  Cookies make people happy, especially soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies. This recipe was devloped by Arman Liew and he has a wonderful cookbook out called Clean Sweets, Order it here. Pictured here is my client Sandra enjoying a cookie.  She…


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