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Pumpkin Stuffed with Chestnuts, Apples, and Leeks (Vegetarian Thanksgiving Centerpiece)

This is a festive main dish for Thanksgiving that will satisfy vegans and carnivores alike, but would also be a great accompaniment to a turkey. Read More

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Almond Dandelion Green Smoothie and Other Dandelion Ideas

Growing up, who would have thought you could eat dandelion greens? It turns out these greens are delicious and very good for you. They help to clear out congestion, and they support healthy liver function. They are also chock-full of calcium, iron, fiber, Vitamins A, E, and K, and the powerful antioxidants beta Carotene and lutein. They can be a little bitter, but I have really come to love the taste! Read More

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The Power of Gratitude

I want to share with you a simple way to de-stress at the end of your day. Who couldn’t use some of that? My fiancé, Dan, and I have a regular ritual that we do every evening before dinner. We sit down and “do gratitude,” taking a few minutes before we eat to each share what we are grateful for that day. Read More

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Mouthwatering Cabbage, Three Ways

Here in Takoma Park, we’ve been getting green cabbage for several weeks now in our CSA vegetable delivery, so I have been enjoying cooking this delicious, nutritious cruciferous vegetable in a variety of ways. Most Americans only eat cabbage in cole slaw or sauerkraut. But friends, this vegetable is very versatile and has become one of my favorites. It is so delicious raw or cooked and is inexpensive. Health-wise, it takes the cake, so to speak… Read More

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Almond Butter Oat Balls...YUM

I hosted an afternoon birthday party for a friend last weekend and wanted to make a special treat that was also healthful. Everyone loved these balls. Sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, made with natural ingredients, and dangerously delicious. Warning: These were all gone in less than 24 hours, so you may want to make a double batch for sharing. They also will keep well in the fridge. Read More

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Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding With Fresh Strawberries

I love this chocolate pudding and so did my 6- and 8-year old nephews when we made it together last weekend. It will satisfy that chocolate craving but is not overly sweet. You can enjoy this refined sugar-free, dairy-free, yummy dessert with no guilt. Chia seeds, rich in omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, are very good for you. Go at it. Read More

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VEGETABULOUS: The Super Fun and Easy Game to Help Kids Try New Foods!

I want to be the kind of aunt who spoils her nephews with yummy things to eat. Just like my Grandma Gertie did with me. And, as a health coach who knows how powerfully food affects our bodies, I also want to be the kind of aunt who teaches them to eat well. And to love vegetables. What to do? Read More

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Quick and Delicious Papaya-Avocado Salad

This deliciously and naturally sweet combo is one of my favorite salads! It has only 4 ingredients and takes only 5 minutes to make. The lime juice really brings out the flavors of the fruits -- close your eyes, sit in the sun, and you'll feel like you are on a tropical island while eating this. Papaya is super rich in Vitamins C, A, E, B, and folate, and has lots of potassium, magnesium, and fiber. Avocado is rich in heart-healthy good-for-you fats. Read More

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Quinoa with Pine Nuts and Baby Kale or Spinach

Delicious! This is one of my favorite easy quinoa dishes. Quinoa has the highest nutritional profile and cooks the fastest of all the grains. Read More

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Warm Roasted Beets with Toasted Nuts and Greens

These roasted beets are fabulous, especially with the crunchy toasted nuts. Beets are full of antioxidents, have anti-inflammatory effects, and are a great detoxifyer. Read More

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