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Gorgeous Fruit Salad

When my husband and I lived / worked in New Zealand, we thought it funny when the Kiwi’s described their foods, especially desserts, as “gorgeous”.  We’d only used that term to describe appearance, not taste. Well world, have I got a gorgeous (looking and testing) simple, summer salad for you!  Bring it to any and all social gatherings!  It will be the most beautiful dish … Continue reading Gorgeous Fruit Salad

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Coconut Matcha Smoothie

Still haven’t tried Matcha? Or maybe you’re a major Matcha lover? Either way, this is a great smoothie to experience all the health benefits of this magic green dust. Quick catch up. What is Matcha? It’s a specially grown and processed green tea powder that has a perking but calming effect. I could use both more perk and more calm. Check. Matcha has 137 x … Continue reading Coconut Matcha Smoothie

“Sop it up” Salad Dressing

I want you to have no excuses for not eating greens every day! Every meal is a chance to harm or heal the body. I want you healing and greens are the answer! Leafy anti-aging, anti-cancer, super-healing leafy greens taste even better with this dressing (from Barre3.com) DRESSING INGREDIENTS: Juice from 1 lemon 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/4 cup olive oil 1/8 cup apple cider … Continue reading “Sop it up” Salad Dressing

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Asian Slaw Salad

  Headed to a supper party? Insure you’ll have something tasty and clean on the table by offering to bring a side dish! This helps the host and helps your pant size. Win, win!   In The South, people like slaw.  Usually with BBQ or with fried seafood, and always at picnics.  This dish is less mayonnaise-based and more unclogged artery-based, but trust me, it will … Continue reading Asian Slaw Salad

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Secretly Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream Smoothie

You want to know a secret? Packing protein into your meals cuts cravings and obliterates hunger. Plus protein helps build strong muscles, which boosts metabolism. So add clean protein to everything! A sneaky way to add protein to smoothies is to…wait for it… add black beans.  Sounds gross, I know, but ain’t nuthin’ gross about this tasty concoction! The beans not only add protein, but also … Continue reading Secretly Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream Smoothie

RECIPE: Simple Spring Salad

Some people taste soap when they eat cilantro.  Stinks to be them!  This salad is easy to make and is a crowd pleaser! (Unless you’re the soapy cilantro type) In a large bowl combine: 2 cups spinach 2 cups arugula 1 avocado, diced 1/2 can corn  OR even better, the kernels from 2 roasted ears of corn 3 celery stocks, chopped 1/8-1/4 cup pumpkin seeds 1 bunch cilantro to … Continue reading RECIPE: Simple Spring Salad

RANT: Home of the Brave (and the Obese)

America. Home of the Brave. We owe so much to those who came before us. We are a lucky nation; a prideful nation. Unfortnately over the years, we’ve also become the most OBESE nation. Pssst…. I’ll give you a hint as to why…it’s what We The People EAT! The freedom to eat whatever and whenever we choose. It’s packaged fake food and portion sizes! So as you … Continue reading RANT: Home of the Brave (and the Obese)