Blueberry Quinoa Muffins

Hello! I have an amazing recipe lined up for today, but first I want to share a bit about the new blog design! I’m especially excited about the new design because I crafted it myself! When I first launched the blog, all the design features were based on the default settings for my theme, but since

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Herbed Quinoa & Cannellini Bean Salad

This herbed quinoa & cannellini bean salad is the perfect light, fluffy, and elegant dish to make for lunch or dinner. It’s filling enough to serve as a main dish or side dish–both the quinoa and beans are full of protein and fiber. Whether you’re just looking for a deliciousΒ new recipe or you’re trying to

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Pizza Night: Garden Vegetable with Spelt + Quinoa Crust

Hi! Time for another addition to the pizza nightΒ series! This week’s pizza is garden vegetable with a spelt and quinoa crust. This crust came out so well and was a nice change from the typical whole wheat flour. Spelt is a type of whole wheat, but it’s a bit lighter. It goes really nicely with

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Holistic Skin Care Essentials

Hi! Today on the blog I’m talking about my favorite holistic products for beauty and skin care and how to use them to get results. By “holistic skin care products” I mean any natural, whole ingredient rather than a commercial product. Holistic skin care ingredients are items you might expect to find in the kitchen

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Pizza Night: Margherita + Steamed Sprouted Grain Crust

Happy Friday! Today is the first postΒ in my Pizza Night series, and I’m starting with the recipe for a crazy good (and good for you!) pizza that uses my new favorite kind of crust: steamed sprouted grain. For this recipe, you will actually steam the crust in a steamer basket instead of baking it in

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Is a Gluten-Free Diet Actually Good for You?

Hi! Today on the blog I’m talking about why I’m not grain free and why (unless you’re allergic or sensitive) there’s absolutely no reason to avoid grains or gluten, even if you’re trying to lose weight. In fact, gluten-free products may be more detrimental to your healthy living goals than you think (more on this point

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How to Stay Healthy While Celebrating

Hi, guys! I hope everyone’s week is off to a good start. I’m slowly getting back in the swing of things today after a fantastic weekend! My birthday was yesterday, so my family and I celebrated all weekend, starting with our usual pizza + movie night on Friday (we watched the 1989 version of Batman with Michael

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Top Five Tips to Get More Greens Into Your Diet

We all have good intentions when it comes to eating greens, but sometimes they get pushed aside (or to the back of the refrigerator) while we eat takeout. It’s so, so important to eat leafy greens on a daily basis for optimal nutrition. There are tons of benefits to adding them to your diet, including improved blood flow

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