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Chaga Cacao Elixir

I was never someone who enjoyed hot beverages growing up. I never drank tea until I become an adult, so the only thing I would ever enjoy was a warm cup of hot chocolate.  Back in the day, I’d combine one of the pre-packaged Swiss Hot Coco packets with warm milk and I’d be in [...]

Holiday Kale & Pomegranate Salad

This is THE best holiday/winter salad ever. It is a simple salad with 3 main ingredients and carries a powerful punch of salty, crunchy and sweet. Don’t believe me? Just go ahead and see for yourself. Ingredients 3 bushels of Dinosaur Kale, chiffonade 1 pomegranate, seeded 4 cups shitake mushrooms, sliced thinly 4-5 tablespoons coconut [...]

Why Raspberries Rule

Red is the color of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love. Red is intense. Red foods are often very intense. Most of my life, red has been my favorite color (now, it’s orange) and it makes sense now looking back because [...]

Banana Plantain Pancakes

I literally haven’t had a pancake in years! Blasphemy right? I recently started exploring how to work with plantains and decided to bring back one of my favorite Saturday morning breakfast recipes, but this time, with a healthier twist. I consider breakfast to be THE most important meal of the day because…  Breakfast sets the tone [...]

Peanut Butter Cookies

I’ve fallen in love with this recipe. It’s so simple, clean and delicious that I just know you will love it as well. Peanut Butter Cookies Yields 20-24 small cookies/bites Ingredients 2 cups almond flour 1/2 cup peanut butter (crunchy) 5 tablespoons of honey (or Maple Syrup/Coconut Nectar) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 to 4 [...]

10 Habits of Incredibly Healthy People

I was inspired to write this post when I watched motivational speaker and award winning author, Brendon Burchard discuss “How Incredibly Successful People THINK”. Take 6 mins to watch this video and I believe you’ll feel compelled to tackle your “to do” list and my post below will resonate that much more. Brendon says in [...]

Peanut Butter Pecan Protein Bars

I have stopped buying protein bars or energy bars from stores because they are often loaded with white sugar, refined ingredients and aren’t balanced. There are only a handful of companies I think put great integrity into making their energy/protein bars but let’s be serious, it can be expensive to buy 3-5 bars per week. [...]

Top 10 Lessons from The Natural Gourmet

I knew that I wanted to take a big leap for my career a few years ago and that it would involve attending a culinary school. I researched so many health supportive and even raw food culinary schools around the world and finally settled on The Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC. This decision brought me [...]