7 Lucky Green Recipes

March 17, 2014
7 Lucky Green Recipes for St. Patrick's Day |

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  My days of chugging green beer may be behind me, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have any holiday spirit left.  Here are seven healthy recipes that are sure to bring you luck for your St. Patty’s Day.  (Well, maybe they aren’t lucky, but at least they won’t leave you with […]

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Gingerbread Molasses Smoothie

December 27, 2013
Gingerbread Molasses Smoothie

Christmas may be over, but I’m not ready to give up the flavors of the season just yet.  Here is contributor McKel Hill, MS, RD, LDN with a healthy way to enjoy the taste of gingerbread!   Tis’ the season…of gingerbread! I LOVE ginger therefore, it’s natural for me to gravitate towards gingerbread cookies and […]

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BLD: Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. – The Cookbook!

December 12, 2013
BLD - Breakfast Lunch Dinner: A cookbook fundraiser for adoption

*UPDATE* Now available as an ebook! My friend Lexi and I have been working hard on putting together a cookbook, and we are excited to announce that it is finished and available for purchase! As you might remember, Lexi is my food stylist friend who has been improving the look of my food photography.  What […]

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Strawberry Kale Smoothie

April 17, 2013
Strawberry Kale Smoothie via

Lately we’ve been soaking up as much of our beautiful Arizona spring weather as possible.  I spend the early morning reading on the porch, covered in a thick blanket, sipping hot coffee.  The kids spend early afternoons in the shade coloring and playing.  But already by late afternoon, the temperature in the house is creeping […]

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Just do something.

April 8, 2013
Beet Greens Smoothie -

I’ve been trying to figure out how to get back into an exercise routine.  What should it look like?  What kind of workouts should I start with?  Should I unfreeze my gym membership, and how often should I go?  Should I workout in the morning or afternoon?  Should I train for a race?  How should […]

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Animal crackers in my soup…

January 5, 2013
"Stay Healthy" Juice from

Joe finally woke up without a fever this morning, but he passed it right along to Leila.  So we started out another sick day at home with some Shirley Temple.  Unfortunately for all of us, the song she sings about animal crackers in her soup will be forever stuck in our heads. We took a […]

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Juicing under quarantine

February 27, 2012

Have I mentioned that we have been sick lately?  First Leila, then me, then Joe, then me again, now Leila again.  This time around the kids are going through 4 full days of fever, and I had pink eye.  All of that means that we are under quarantine.  Up until today, we had at least […]

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Healthy Chocolate Shake

February 20, 2012
Healthy Chocolate Shake from #glutenfree #dairyfree

Welcome to this month’s Recipe ReDux!  When I found out that our theme is chocolate, I was pretty stumped.  I’m not much of a baker, so chocolate chip cookies were out.  A healthy recipe using chocolate?  Hmm….. Inspiration hit me last week when a friend mentioned that she thought of me while sipping a smoothie […]

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Banana Berry Green Smoothie

January 20, 2012
green smoothie

It’s Recipe Redux time once again!  I missed last month because of poor planning the holidays and traveling.  I’m excited to be back this month for the “fresh starts” theme! One of our fresh starts began with finally spending money on a good blender.  We have been experimenting with all kinds of smoothie combinations using fresh and […]

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Blackberry Banana Swirl

July 21, 2011

It’s Recipe Redux time again!  Last month the challenge was grilling.  This month we are sharing summer drink recipes. To be honest, I had a hard time coming up with a summer drink idea.  That’s probably because I tend to drink water, water, and more water in the summer.  I don’t get very fancy with […]

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