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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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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Clean Swap: Kitchen equipment, utensils, and food

Today let's take a peek into your kitchen cabinets and drawers and see what’s there. One thing to be mindful of in the kitchen is what we call endocrine disruptors.  Read More

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Drink clean filtered water!

Water is our most essential nutrient, responsible for the transport of oxygen & nutrients into and out of our cells. Water is also essential for the transport of waste (including many toxins) out of the body. We are actually made up of 60% water, and we need to drink lots of it to keep us humming and thriving all day long. Have you thought much about the quality of water the water you drink? Read More

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Dandelion Pumpkin Seed Pesto on Sweet Potato Toasts (dairy-free)

Pesto is fast, easy, and nutritious. But you don't need to wait for summer when basil is in season.  I love to make it all year long with whatever greens are in season. I make pesto with arugula, parsley, or dandelion greens.  This one is made with dandelion greens which are one of the best foods to eat in the Spring time to support your liver. Bitter greens like dandelion, arugula, and parsley are all great for supporting your liver to filter toxins from your body.  Read More

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Jicama Citrus Salad

Almost 20 years ago I dated a guy who introduced me to jicama. The guy didn’t stick, but my love of jicama did. This tuber is crunchy and crisp like an apple, a little sweet, and perfect for salads.  It’s also loaded with Vitamin C and fiber and is a good source of iron and magnesium. Just peel and slice.  I made this super zesty Jicama Citrus Salad recently and loved it.  The fresh mint is amazing in it, so don't skip the mint. Read More

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The Best Rosemary Roasted Veggies

I have been loving making these roasted veggies this winter. This is a great way to get more of those healthy cruciferous veggies into your diet.  Roasting brings out the sweetness of vegetables, and the fresh rosemary complements them perfectly. Of course, I like rosemary on everything! This is a delicious, easy side dish with any fall or winter dinner. Read More

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5-Minute Creamy Superfood Chocolate Pudding

I've just finished leading our REINVENT Whole Food Autumn Cleanse where we cut out sugar and all sweeteners for two weeks. It completely resets the taste buds.  Today, I was ready for a sweet treat. Without refined sugar in your diet, other foods begin to taste sweeter and a little sweetness goes a long way. I want to share with you one of my secrets to staying away from refined sugar, which -- let's be real -- is HARD in our culture. Sugar is everywhere, and it's crazy addictive.  Read More

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Ode to the Pumpkin + Pumpkin Pecan Muffins (Gluten-Free)

If you've been following me for a while, you know I love me some pumpkin and winter squash. Every Autumn as the leaves begin to turn, I harvest some from my garden and buy many varieties of these babies to make all sorts of tasty treats. Why? First because anything made with real pumpkin is just fabulous in my book. It can go savory or sweet, and it's really good for you. (More on the health benefits below). Read More

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