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Category: Recipes

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3 Bean Salad: a Quickie Meal that Goes a Long Way

This isn’t an original recipe, though I admit to forgetting where I first saw it, and even what the original ingredients were! Like many recipes I like, I end up modifying them, making substitutions and trying different combinations of things. If I make the dish more than once, this helps keep things fresh and interesting.…
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Post-run Smoothie

After my boyfriend settles down a bit from a run, he’s hungry. Yet, he often has to go back to work. Since he enjoys smoothies, I put together this simple recipe, which can be made ahead of time and shaken-up a bit when it’s time to drink. Ingredients 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (I use…
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Butternut Squash & Leek Soup

Ingredients Olive oil 1/2 butternut squash (cut lengthwise) 1 leek 3 scallions 2 cloves fresh garlic or 1 Tbsp chopped garlic from a jar The tops from one fennel bulb 2 cups water Salt and pepper Instructions Roast the squash in the oven until really soft. Cool until you can scoop the innards into a…
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Green Smoothie Party

This New Year is Hot! Flax Seed Green Smoothie for Hormonal Help

Happy New Year! I spent the last few days of 2018 experiencing the wonder of hot flashes. A friend soon turned me onto the idea of seed-cycling for hormonal balance. In my opinion, the hardest to use is the flax seed; yet its potential benefits for fighting inflammation and hot flashes is worth the experiment. Smoothies are a great–and a somewhat obvious place–to sneak in a little flax seed. Here’s a recipe . . . .

6 Natural Solutions I Use (Some Daily)

I was recently pleasantly surprised by a natural remedy using neem oil. When I thought about it a bit more, I use several natural solutions–some every day–that I find effective enough to share with you.

Celery Juice Recipe for the Celery Averse

As I’ve grown older, my taste in fruits and vegetables has also grown. It’s amazing to me that at some point in my life, I hated mushrooms, or eggplant. Sometimes the issue is in the purchase or preparation (anyone else remember those yellow-green soggy peas from a can? :-p ), but other times we just…
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Kali’s Take on Avocado Toast

I created this recipe because my system does best with lots of protein. I’m also gluten free and (mostly) dairy free; I’ve suggested particular brands that I like in this regard, but your favorites will work too. Ingredients: 2 slices bread — e.g. Canyon Bakehouse (GF) 1 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp mayo — e.g.…
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Kali’s Review of Sunbasket.com

Today I am reviewing Sunbasket.com. Please note that I am NOT being paid by Sunbasket to do this review! Also, this is the first time I’m trying out a video-based blog, so let me know what you think! Is a talking picture better than words? 🙂 For those who are not interested in watching (or…
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CCFT? No, CCF Tea!

When I first heard someone say I should make CCF tea, my corporate brain translated that into the four-letter acronym CCFT–which I suppose still works doesn’t it? 😊 Anyway, as it’s been cold (relatively speaking of course) and rainy in Austin these days, I thought I’d share this very healing drink with all of you.…
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Learning How to Poach

I feel slightly strange that my first post of the year is about something so…well, almost mundane. However, there are some really BIG things percolating inside and out, and as much as I am typically an “over-sharer”, I’m choosing to keep some things a little closer to the vest right now. Close friends know what…
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