Changing up my routine with Jenn-FIT workouts!

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  I’ve been adding some new workouts to my fitness routine…and I’m having so much fun with them…so I wanted to share with you all! I came across this Jenn-FIT site/blog via Facebook one day and loved what I saw so I immediately started following her!  Jennifer posts GREAT workouts almost daily along with healthy eating [...]

Roasted Beet Soup & My New Favorite Green Smoothie

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We had such a mild winter here in Central Texas this year…hardly a freeze at all! So, unlike previous gardening seasons, our fall/winter garden has held out and continued to produce some really delicious greens and veggies right into spring! It’s been a real treat having kale, spinach, and beets…some of my favorites…producing non-stop for [...]

Discovering Chard ~ Braised Chard & Mushrooms and Mushroom & Chard Tacos

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Each planting season my hubby and I like to try out a new veggie or two in our garden. We’ve found that it’s a fun way to discover new favorite vegetables. In our current garden, one of our newbies is chard…both Swiss chard and rhubarb chard. Just like other leafy greens, chard is packed with nutrition.  It is an [...]

GOOP Caramelized Brussels Sprouts & Clean Beet Carpaccio

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I finished a week long cleanse recently…and, while I was cleansing, I got my GOOP newsletter in my email inbox. For those of you who aren’t familiar with GOOP, it’s Gwyneth Paltrow’s newsletter…and I love it! Coincidentally, Gwyneth was doing a cleanse program of her own and she was inviting readers to join her.  I [...]

Whole Food Cleansing and the Perfect Garden to supply it!

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It’s January…which for me means a few things ~ recovering from the holidays, getting the kiddos back into their school groove, getting organized and ready to tackle my taxes, and CLEANSING my body from the abuse that I put it through in late 2011! I don’t do liquid cleanses…I know myself well enough to know [...]

Striving for Balance in 2012!

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Happy Happy New Year!! I hope you’ve all had a peaceful, joyous, and blessed holiday season. My family and I had an amazing holiday…full of love, fun, and even a little chaos…but, tis the season! As we move into 2012…I’m generally not one for new year’s resolutions…but, this year, I’m feeling the urge to make [...]

Chocolate Coconut Pecan Bars

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As promised…Chocolate Coconut Pecan Bars! These are wonderful little snack bars…or maybe dessert bars?? I’m not sure how to categorize them because they are SO DIVINELY YUMMY! Honest to goodness…when you taste these you’ll be shocked at how delicious they are considering all of their healthy ingredients! Everything comes together to create a chewy, chocolatey, [...]

A Healthier Granola

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Baby it’s COLD outside!! We don’t get to say that often here in Austin…we definitely have more hot weather than cold weather around here…so I’m actually enjoying the chilly air outside. Granted, I’ll probably be tired of it in a week or two…so, hopefully it won’t last too terribly long. I wanted to share a [...]

Potato & Lentil Soup, and Fresh Greens with Jane’s 3,2,1 Dressing

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I know…I know…I’ve been going crazy with soups and lentils lately! I apologize for being redundant…but, I love soups this time of year! They warm you from the inside out…they’re yummy…and they’re SO EASY to prepare & serve! Plus, I love that I can just dig through my produce drawer and throw in anything and [...]

Ahhmazing Vegan Pumpkin Pie

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Pumpkin pie…one of my all time favorite treats of the holiday season…creamy and spicy…topped with a homemade coconut whipped cream…it’s heavenly. This is the best pumkin pie I’ve EVER tasted…vegan or non-vegan…and I’m somewhat of a pumpkin pie connoisseur. This pie does need some time to “set-up” so plan on making it a full day before [...]