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The sweet magic of persimmon cake

During the four years I lived in Portland in my 20’s, I called four different places home … the second of which was by far my favorite. What this studio lacked in size, it made up for in character. Sure, I may have had ...

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5 Brain-Boosting Foods That Really Work

Likely, you’ve heard the claim that eating foods that look like the same parts of the body they’re good for is an easy route to better heath. In the subject of mental health, that food honor goes directly to walnuts, which look ...

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Green Your Halloween With This Superfood Treat

When grocery markets start stocking entire aisles of candy, and every store reeks of pumpkin spice, it’s hard to avoid getting into at least a little bit of sugary trouble. Good intentions can quickly take the backseat to bright colors and “fun-size” ...

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Recipe Upgrade: Chia Polenta

When we talk about the practice of painting, one of the first things we learn is basic color combinations. Red plus blue equals purple. A use of purple next to yellow will pop more due to being contrasting colors. And while there’s much more ...

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How to create superfood snacks

There’s so many ways to truly enjoy a healthy diet, and many of us find it encouragingly easy to incorporate smart breakfasts, smoothies, juices, and nutrient-dense meals. It’s snacks, believe it or not, that are often our biggest downfall – I hear ...

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Lessons from The Grand Chia Master

My friend Lizzie does Ironmans. You know, that little thing where you swim 2.4 miles, race 112 miles on a bike, and then run a full marathon (26.2 miles). In a day. Right.

She’s also a mom of two, and from the ...

The great egg substitute

From time to time, I get this NEED to bake. It’s like a primal urge – and there’s really no stopping me. Deep down, there’s just something so satisfying about mushing things around in a bowl, putting them in an oven, ...

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Veggie BBQ like you mean it

Barbecues are always a hot thing to do, but with the increasing amounts of celebration surrounding a vegetarian diet, the grill game’s a-changin’. Whether you’re a proud member of the plant-based parade or just have some veg-inclined people on the guest list, ...

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Questions of breakfast

Straight out of bed each morning, my stomach is talking to me, letting me know that it’s a priority. Indeed, I know what it wants, and we have an understanding. I’ll don my slippers and scuffle over to the kitchen. Most days ...

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The little seed with a lot to offer: Chia

Summer may be technically winding down, but in Los Angeles the heat wave’s still going strong. Needless to say, I’ve turned into a complete and utter juice monster. The hotter it gets, the more fresh-pressed juice I consume in attempt to keep ...