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Maple-Maca Ice Cream

Once upon a time, I had a full-blown ice cream addiction, and it wasn’t a pretty sight. It was ritualistic summer days of pint-sized fun, the inevitable “just a little something sweet after dinner,” and a laughable accruement of cookie-dough bites and ...

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Superfood SPRING TOUR Dates Announced!

It’s official! I’m packing my bags, my superfoods, and my blender, then saying a temporary goodbye to sunny SoCal  to head out east and spread some superfood love! We’re gonna have a blast! I’ll be doing events and book signings up and ...

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Cherry Berry Vitality Smoothie

As a huge smoothie fan, I was delighted when I was asked to be involved in putting together a series of “60 Second Smoothie” videos with organic superfood company Navitas Naturals. After what was seriously ...

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Autumn feature: Goldenberries

I used to proclaim cranberries as the ideal flavor-balancing antidote to rich fall ingredients. Until, that is, I met goldenberries (also known as gooseberries, incan berries, or ground cherries) — nature’s fabulously unique rollercoaster ride of sweet, tart and citrus flavors. These ...

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Minerals: the salts of the earth

Minerals are essential. They may only comprise 4% of our body weight, but they are necessary elements for all the functions in the body, in one way or another. I’ve heard medical practitioners claim that every single disease we experience can be ...

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Wild Rice with Kabocha Squash & Sage Butter

I promised I had a special recipe to share on the way, and at last, the hungry wait is over!

Well, almost over … first, I can’t help but briefly gush about what a true pleasure it’s been reading all the comments ...

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Refueling with Smoothies

Life is too short for blandness and blahness (which is, indeed, a philosophy I live by for food and beyond). But flavor aside, a food’s function is also a top priority … what benefits can it offer? It’s always my mantra to ...

Our sweet prayers answered: Yacon Root

The holidays are just setting in and I’m stoked. I have an amazing (amazing!) pumpkin pie recipe that I’ll be posting in the next few days, just in time for Thanksgiving. In it, I’m using a special healthy sweetener called

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Double Chocolate Hazelnut Candies

I have to admit, as a natural food enthusiast, Halloween really puts me in quite a quandary. On one hand, I love the mild madness that ensues around this time of year. The costumes, the parties, the creativity, the (idea of) candyland-come-true ...

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Homemade Energy Bars

We all know we’re supposed to be eating more fruits and veggies (and are kinda sick of hearing it), but let’s face it: the craving for a tasty snack isn’t always conveniently synonymous with a bag of peeled and washed carrot sticks. ...