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RECIPE: Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning White

Before I moved to San Diego, I could probably count on one hand the amount of times I had any sort of Mexican Food.  Unless, of course you count after school runs to Taco Bell, which I’m not sure if you can count that as Mexican and you definitely can’t count it as food! (Now that I think about it, my former Taco Bell habit may get me kicked out of certain nutrition circles, so let’s just keep that between … Continue reading

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RECIPE: Lynda’s Freakin’ Nuts!


This past Thanksgiving I had the pleasure of spending it with good friends.  Second only to the company (and maybe the wine) was a nut mixture that Lynda had made.  While everyone else was dreaming of stuffing leftovers, I couldn’t stop thinking about these delicious nuts.  So I finally e-mailed her for the recipe and made them last week. Now, I don’t believe she is the originator of this recipe but I’m naming it after her anyways.  First, because it’s … Continue reading

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5 Healthy Ways to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth


Sometimes we have a sweet tooth that we just can’t shake. However, when we try to resist we oftentimes find ourselves face down in a box of Oreos. Instead of fighting it, find some sweet and healthful alternatives. Here are a few of my favorite ways to satisfy my sweet tooth, made with wholesome ingredients you will love! Cinnamon Baked Apple Most baked apple recipes call for a lot of butter and sugar. In this version, I love how theDetoxinista … Continue reading

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RECIPE: A Superfood Smoothie that Tastes Like Dessert!


We’ve come to associate superfood smoothies with scary green concoctions that taste very similar to grass! However, there are many other wonderful ingredients that you can pair together to make your smoothies healthful and pleasurable. An example of one of these smoothies with delicious ingredients is a Salada White Tea Peanut Butter and Cacao Smoothie. The chocolate that we know and love is made from the bean of the cacao plant. This bean is high in flavonoids (great for heart … Continue reading

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RECIPE: Sweet & Spicy Sriracha String Beans

Siracha Green Beans

Sometimes you are in the kitchen and everything clicks.  The timing is right, you pre-portion all ingredients into separate bowls so you can toss them in confidently and with style.  The final product looks exactly like the picture on the internet and you think to yourself, “Suck it Martha Stewart – I got this!” This was not one of those times. I had the best intentions to make a lemon, garlic string bean recipe only to find out that all … Continue reading

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5 Simple Additions That Can Boost Up Your Breakfast


We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, did you know that by simply adding a few key ingredients it can also increase your energy, boost your metabolism and change your cravings for the entire day? Try these simple additions to help make the most of your breakfast! Chia Seeds Chia seeds are loaded with cholesterol-reducing fiber, energizing protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Because they are relatively tasteless and don’t need to be … Continue reading

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