Janice's Blog
Janice's Blog
Welcome to my blog. Here's where I share about real, whole food (with lots of easy, delicious recipes), self-care tips, and living a mindful and balanced life. I welcome your comments!
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Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Crust (Gluten-free)

Pumpkin pie is my absolute favorite and I have experimented with many different versions! I wait all year to bake fresh pumpkin or butternut squash in the Fall to make into pies and other things. You can also use canned pumpkin puree in this recipe.  Read More

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Thanksgiving Recipe Round up (Healthy holiday recipes for you!)

Here are some of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes, some from my blog, and others from some great food bloggers. All of these recipes use whole food ingredients and are healthier versions of traditional dishes -- just as delicious. Read More

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Cranberry Pear Sauce

Skip the canned stuff this Thanksgiving….homemade cranberry sauce is so easy to make! This sauce is naturally sweetened with a ripe juicy pear and maple syrup, and no refined sugar. It takes 2 minutes of hands-on time, and 15 minutes to simmer. Read More

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Raw Chocolate Brownies

My husband is weird. (I say that in the most endearing way.) I made raw chocolate brownies yesterday and left them out on the kitchen counter. He walked right past them. Who does that??  Read More

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Mango Ginger Stir-Fry (Dinner in 30 minutes!)

 What's your biggest challenge to eating healthfully?  I hear from a lot of my clients lately that time is the big one. Many say they are happy to eat healthy food – if only it would just appear all by itself. Can you relate?   If you can budget in 30 minutes for cooking, there are a lot of delicious whole food dinners you can make.  A really good stir-fry is a frequent fast meal in our house.  It’s a great way to get a rainbow of colorful, antioxidant-rich veggies in a one-pot dinner.  Here’s a colorful stir-fry I’ve been enjoying lately. Read More

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Blueberry Coconut Surprise (The perfect 3-minute snack or treat!)

Sometimes you just need a treat.    That's fast.  And scrumptious. Decadent, and also healthy.    I have been loving this snack this month.  It takes all of three minutes to prepare and is so rich and flavorful.  Read More

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Home Cleaning with Healthier Products

Today, let’s make some clean swaps with household cleaning products.   Many home cleaning products contain brominated flame retardants and perfluorinated chemicals, both of which disrupt thyroid function and cause a host of other health problems.   Many contain fragrance, which, as we’ve learned, is made up of hundreds of untested chemicals, including phthalates which are hormone disruptors. Fragrance is one of the top five allergens in the world.   And there are many other harmful chemicals in standard cleaning products. Just walk down the cleaning aisle in a regular grocery store and your body will tell you this isn't a place to hang out, put your feet up, and meditate. Read More

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The Best Ways to Purify Indoor Air

Did you know that indoor air can contain more toxic chemicals than outdoor air? Have you ever brought home a new carpet, opened a new vinyl shower curtain, gotten a new mattress for your bed, or opened a package of kids’ pajamas and the first thing you notice is the release of toxins into the air? Read More

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Ingredients to avoid in personal care products and household cleaning products, and why this is so important.  

Chemicals that may be linked to cancer, hormone disruption, allergies, respiratory problems, thyroid conditions, and more are found in many skin care and household products.   Here is a list of the top ingredients to avoid and why. Read More

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Safe and Healthy Beauty and Personal Care Products

There are more than 80,000 chemicals on the market today. Many don’t have any safety data. This is particularly true of those used in the skin care and beauty industry.   Did you know that the United States has not passed a major federal law to regulate the safety of ingredients used in personal care products since 1938? Is that crazy, or what? Read More

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