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Nothing signals fall’s arrival like the yearly seasonal debut of Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte, right? :)  But this year, much of the drink’s attention has fallen prey to Food Babe for containing some pretty nasty ingredients.  (and just a side note – I love Food Babe and commend her for taking steps to move the needle in the right direction to rid our food of unsafe ingredients.  The world needs people like her.  However, I get that she can sound a little extreme - […]

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I had a get together last night at my house, and in the midst of a hectic day, I needed to pull something together quick.  But I also wanted something fresh that would allow me to use my abundance of produce from my CSA (community supported agriculture) share.  ANSWER: Tomatillo Salsa and Basic Hummus with fresh veggies.  It was so, so good and super easy…so I figured it was worth sharing!  Tomatillo Salsa 1 quart of fresh tomatillos 1 small […]

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Last Monday I held the second edition of Healthy Cooking Club at my home.  I absolutely LOVE hosting these dinners because it allows me to share how eating fresh, whole foods is so delicious and doesn’t have to be intimidating!  To me, that is what dining is all about – taking the time to prepare a meal with love and care, and then gathering together at the table to enjoy the food and the company.   What’s a nice evening without starting off […]

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                      I’m smitten. I‘ve searched for the past year now for a non-toxic skincare line that has products that are effective and feel good on my skin.  Crickets.   Until I found Beautycounter. I love the company.  I love their mission.  I love their packaging.  And I LOVE their products.  And so I just had to be a part of it.   The mission: To get safe products into the […]

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My cousin Kasey has been sending out a daily text message mantra with just a simple message to serve as a little dose of morning inspiration for the rest of the day. Last week, she asked if I would share a mantra and so I sent her the above quote and this reflection: Is it possible to completely accept our circumstances as they are, while still working towards where we want to be? We often treat acceptance as apathy, or […]

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