Category Archives: Recipes

Cinnamon Apple Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie

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One of the most interesting things about sweet potatoes, is that despite having “sweet” in their name, and tasting sweet, they are low glycemic.  Low glycemic foods gradually raise your bloodsugar. Sweet potatoes spike your bloodsugar significantly less than a regular white potato! They are a nearly perfect food with high fiber, rich in vitamins […]

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100% Guilt-Free & Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse

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Usually if something sounds too good to be true – it is.  Except in this case!! This superfood version of chocolate mousse is dairy free and 100% guilt free!!  It is also rich in fiber, omega 3s, magnesium, has no sugar and whips up in minutes!  I know, hard to believe – but all true!  […]

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The Pumpkin Cacao Chip Superfood Smoothie!

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To me, it is just not Fall until I get my first taste of pumpkin.  But sometimes I just crave that pumpkin taste, and I don’t have the time to bake muffins or bread.  And just say no to those pumpkin spice lattes – they have almost 50 grams of sugar! Enter the Pumpkin Cacao […]

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Gettin’ Figgy with it! – Gluten Free Fig Cookies

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One of my favorite treats from my childhood were Fig Newton cookies. As a kid, I thought they were “healthy cookies,” because they had fruit in them!  But I recently took a peek at the label – the second ingredient is high fructose corn syrup, and they contain 2 other types of sugar (this is […]

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Gluten-Free “Chick Fil-A” Style Chicken Nuggets

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Want me to let you in on a little secret? Word on the street is that Chick-Fil-A nuggets are injected with pickle juice!  I know – crazy, huh?! I can not confirm nor deny that Chick-Fil-A injects or marinates their nuggets in pickle juice – but I decided to see if it worked!!  So I […]

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Natural Hangover Prevention & Treatment

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With Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack this Wednesday, and Comic Con this weekend – this is one of the biggest party weeks of the year in San Diego.  So as you navigate the party circuit, here are some tips to help you plan ahead and avoid the ole’ dreaded hangover. Let’s first understand […]

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The Amazing Artichoke!

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    Artichokes do not get the credit that they deserve as a superfood.  But their antioxidant capacity puts them in the top four vegetables and seventh overall according to a study conducted by the  U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.  The Artichoke, also known as cynara, is a member of the thistle family, a group of […]

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The Fine Art of Fermentation

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Fermentation is quickly becoming one of the hottest new trends in the food industry. Perhaps it is the health benefits, the complex and deep flavors, the energy boost fermented foods and drinks offer; or maybe it is that you feel like you have stepped into your own science lab when you are making them. What […]

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Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes (Gluten Free & Vegan)

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Serve these delicious Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes for Valentines Day! They are gluten free – so your gluten free loved ones can enjoy a special treat this Valentines Day. These cupcakes contain a healthy dose of cacao, which is high in magnesium and polyphenols – important for heart health.  Dark chocolate has been shown to […]

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CocoNuttZo Dark Chocolates!

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It is no wonder we celebrate Valentines Day with chocolate – cacao, one of chocolate’s key ingredients, contains high levels of Phenylethylamine, referred to as the love chemical, because our bodies produce it when we fall in love! A heart healthy food, dark chocolate is perfect for February, because it is National Heart Health month.  […]

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