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Apple Pie Smoothie

I love my smoothies, and in fact I often make a protein enriched banana oatmeal smoothie for breakfast almost every day. I also try to create a super green...

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Roasted Cauliflower Curry Soup

Soup is so good for the soul, especially during our long Michigan winters or beautiful late Michigan fall weather. My family knows we have transitioned into fall mode once...

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Naturally Sweetened Banana Bread

I tend to bake at least twice a week while we are in Italy, and lately I have been experimenting with a natural sweetener, date paste. This sweetener adds...

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Recovery Nutrition For Athletes

When we think of sports nutrition it is common to talk about what to eat before practices and games.  What we rarely think about or talk about is what...

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Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili

When the thermostat dips with the arrival of fall, I begin to crave a big, warm bowl of soup chock full of healthy ingredients. I make a lot of...

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Homemade Date Paste – An All Natural Healthy Sweetener

Over the past few years, I have been doing a lot of reading over which sweeteners are the healthiest for you. Although there is always some debate, it is...

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Immunity Boosting Sweet Potato Soup With Red Lentils, Ginger & Tumeric {Vegan}

The long hot days of summer are now just a memory, and we are officially celebrating a new season. With the arrival of fall comes cooler temperatures along with...

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Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

In this recipe, roasted acorn squash halves provide a “bowl” that holds a simple yet delicious quinoa pilaf. Fall cooking often has me craving pumpkin, apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and...