Posts in Eats
Fruity Pebble Superfood Popsicles...With A Twist!

It’s August and it’s HOT and HUMID. I’ve been on a popsicle kick since rediscovering my zoku popsicle maker and these fun push-pop-esque popsicle molds from long ago. Combine that with delicious, ripe melons from the local farms and friends and I’ve been making fruity popsicles ever since. 

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Snacks That will Actually Help you Kick Your Sugar Habit

A great motto for life, as well legit advice for breaking up with your sugar addiction. When my cravings hit their worse, ultimately it was my spice cabinet that kept me from running to the store for a bag of Gluten Free Tate’s Cookies. The thought may have occurred to me on one, two, or ten occasions. My cravings for sweets are always at it’s worst post meal time. I’ve got that savory taste on my tongue and I just want something to balance it out.

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Don't let Labels Define you

Vegan 

Pescatarian 

Vegetarian 

Paleo 

Carnivore 

Keto 

Sugar free

Gluten Free 

Dairy free 

etc. etc. etc. 

The list goes on and on. With the ever evolving health and wellness trends on the rise and the light being shined on the reality of our food supply an increasing number of people are turning to alternative lifestyles focused around health. 

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Questions to ask Before Eating Edibles

Sweets, chocolates, sodas, baked goods, Cannabis companies have found a way to turn your favorite snacks into an elevated experience. 

Lots of people love to try edibles when they are in a legal state, especially tourists. Edibles are discreet, fun, tasty and an easy way to consume right? WELLLLLLL 

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Bye Sugar Bye!

I feel like everyone, regardless if you consider yourself a sweetaholic or not, could benefit from the occasional sugar break. Sugar is literally lurking everywhere. Used in approximately 75 percent of packaged foods purchased in the United States, most of us, myself included, don’t even realize how much sugar we actually take in every single day. The average American consumes anywhere from a quarter to a half pound of sugar a day. Every time I read this statistic my mind is blown.

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Insane Vegan Red Velvet Cake

 Growing up my Mom always made this epic red velvet cake for my birthday and around Valentine's day, which is my brother's birthday. When I got older and wanted to recreate it I asked her the ingredients and she told me about the beets. 

What? Beets were always hiding in my birthday cake?! 

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My Experience With Intermittent Fasting

If what your looking for is all the nitty gritty details about Intermittent Fasting (IF). A post that gives you the HOW and WHY IF works. This is not it. If you are looking for all the IF dets because you literally know nada, zero, zilch about it and your dying tone in the know then I suggest going here and checking out the great post Anna’a wrote on the subject a couple of months ago. This post right here is simply a recap of my own experience with IF……….

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Facts about Fats

First of all the No Fat/Low Fat diet trend is SO 1990’s.  At least 20-35% of your daily calories should come from fats, but not just any fats, Healthy Fats. I'm sure you've heard about the Ketogenic diet. If not you should read this book Fat for Fuel by Dr. Joseph Mercola or get some research on his website mercola.com. I will be doing a more in depth post on ketogenic or as he calls it MMT Mitochondrial, metabolic  therapy. It focuses on fueling your body with fats and switching from burning glucose to burning fat.  

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Craft Cocktails All Day

Valentine's day is coming up and although we usually rebel against this hallmark holiday (and are going to go full on Galentine's day in NYC this year) the reality is many of us still celebrate and scour the internet for the perfect gift for our s/o. Well look no further because as always we've got you covered. 

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The GF friendly cracker that actually helps you lose weight... Say What?!?!?!?

  I feel like over the last few months I have been hearing and reading about these miracle crackers everywhere. This is not an over exaggeration. I remember the first time I heard about them I was running in Central Park, listening to a podcast ( I’m drawing a blank here on the actual podcast I was listening to), and a trainer featured on this particular episode was swearing by this miracle snack that she recommended for anyone trying to lose weight.

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White Winter Mojito

 Tis the season for yummy food and spirits. Anna shared with you earlier this week her recipe for a vegan pumpkin roll. All the yumminess of a traditional roll sans the bad shit like gluten, dairy, and refined sugar. If your looking to impress your guest or you want a unique dish to bring to a party then this is it.

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Healthy Pumpkin Roll

I had been CRAVING a healthy version of a pumpkin roll since October, but since I was moving and traveling I couldn't create one until now. Since I've been settled in to my new house this month I have already made this recipe twice to ensure I get it right. 

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Healthy Holiday Eating

They call it “Holiday weight” for a reason. It’s easy for us to lose sight of our health goals over the holiday season. Frequent eating, drinking, and being merry have a clear nutritional dark side. Other less obvious factors can contribute to weight gain around the holidays including: increased stress levels, travel, and the interruption of routine. Here are some tips for avoiding the holiday bulge.  

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The Easiest To Peel Hard Boiled Eggs Ever!!!!!!

So if I had to pick my one go to power house snack hard boiled eggs would be it. It is a grab and go protein that is super healthy and low calorie. Every Sunday I make about a dozen eggs so that I have a convenient protein snack on hand throughout the week. Often I’m really basic with how I eat them and I just sprinkle them with a little truffle salt and pepper and just bite right into them. When I want to change it up I whip up a batch of egg salad with the eggs.

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Intermittent Fasting

Diet trends and fads are constantly circulating. I feel like I can barely keep up with them all. Studying nutrition in college I have always been fascinated with health, wellness and the best way to care for your body on a daily basis. When I learned more about intermittent fasting and the potentially life extending benefits I was very intrigued and have been consciously practicing this lifestyle for the past 4 years. 

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Healing Vegan Broth

The holidays are upon us the weather is getting colder and all of this can leave us feeling drained and more susceptible to catching a virus. The healing, buzzy bone broth is readily available at local grocery stores to remedy that and even on tap at different market places. I have been jealous of the locals sipping on their bone broths while shopping for local goods so I decided to create a vegan broth that is packed with even more nutrients and benefits than any old bone broth can offer. 

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Afternoon Energy Boost that's Healthier than Coffee

Gigi and I love whipping up Dandy Blend Lattes. I personally don't drink coffee although I love the taste I am way too sensitive to the caffeine. A perfect alternative is Dandy Blend tea it gives an energy boost like caffeine, without the crash and anxiety. Plus it tastes reminiscent of coffee from the roasted herbs and roots that make up the blend.

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RIDICULOUS Vegan Lasagna

Lasagna is one of the favorite dishes in our household, but I don't always take the time to make it because it's not necessarily the most healthy dinner. All those layers of pasta with mozzarella and ricotta is just HEAVY. For my man's birthday I always make him a lasagna so when I went to make him one this year I decided to lighten it up a bit and he was SHOCKED when I told him it was completely vegan. This recipe is addicting and I think I might have eaten more of this batch of lasagna than him this time around. oops. HBD! lol 

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Cannabliss Lavender Black Tea Latte

I’m lucky my job requires me to be in a creative zone on a regular basis. The thing is sometimes it is just really nice to create something just for the sole purpose of letting your creativity flow. Fuck the outcome! Creating something with out any expectation of how it may or may not turn out is completely and utterly freeing. One of my favorite Sunday rituals is taking a few hours to hide away in my office/studio to allow absolute creative. 

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Water Kefir

Babes I’ve been all about making water Kefir! I was hesitant at first but I’m telling you it is so so so easy.  If your scratching your head and asking yourself, "What the hell is water kefir?” Never fear, I’m following this post up with all the details as to why should become kefir fanatic. In the meantime I’ll leave you with this little nugget of information about exactly what it is……...

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