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Creamy Lentil Coconut Curry

This creamy and delicious curry is not only extremely satisfying, filling, and diet friendly (perfect for 4 Hour Body and Diet Cure), it is also very versatile. The original recipe was given to me by a vegan friend, who used vegetable stock, and did not add coconut cream at the end. I found that I […]

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5 Components of a healthy school lunch.

5 Components of a Healthy School Lunch

If you’re like me and have school aged kids then you’re likely having to come up with something to feed them for lunch while they’re at school. To make matters worse, it’s highly possible that you are not only having to actually feed the little buggers, you’re having to come up with something that they’ll […]

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Southwest Chicken Salad

Sriracha is one of those condiments that goes on everything, including salad. It takes my chicken salad from boring to zesty in a matter of seconds. You’ll love my simple Southwest Chicken Salad with Spicy Sriracha Dressing!

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A recipe for rendering lard the right way

Let’s do some free association shall we? Oh come on, it’ll be fun! I say a word and you reply with a word that comes to mind. Okay, here we go: I say “orange” You say….. “juice” I say “soap” You say…. “water” Now you’re getting the hang of it! I say “dog” You say […]

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Why I went dairy free

I used to tell my kids to forget everything I’ve taught them about healthy eating and let me eat what I want when I get old. I determined that after a lifetime of healthy eating I would live my last days eating cheesecake for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It would have enough protein, especially if […]

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Natural Easter Egg Dye Recipes

I still remember taking the little wire egg dipper out of the package and dropping the multi-colored tablets into individual cups, dipping the eggs and placing them carefully in the holder. Ahhh, coloring Easter eggs, what a wonderful way to welcome spring and the promise of new life! These days bright colors, swirls, glitter and […]

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Differences between Whey Protein powder isolate and concentrate

The Difference Between Whey Protein Isolate and Whey Protein Concentrate

Learn what whey protein powder actually is and what the difference is between whey protein isolate and whey protein concentrate.

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The Difference Between Kosher Salt, Sea Salt, & Table Salt?

Secret ingredients. We all love them and we all want to be in the know. So I’ll let you in on a secret ingredient that professional chefs use all the time. Salt!  No, not just any salt. They know which salt to use to bring out the best in whatever dish they are creating. Chef’s […]

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Since reading the Four Hour Body by Tim Ferriss I’ve started eating between 20-30 grams of protein within an hour of waking. This may seem simple but when you’re trying to get kids off to school, make breakfast and lunches, and get out the door yourself, breakfast easily slips to the end of the “To-Do […]

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Quality matters when it comes to vitamin supplements. I know that warehouse and super stores have very reasonably priced supplements. Unfortunately, most of them are sourced from China and are a waste of money. In fact, some can cause more harm than good because they contain harmful toxins and heavy metals. I order the majority […]

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How to Make Vanilla Almond Milk

In this video, I show you how to make vanilla almond milk in the Vitamix. Of course, any high speed blender will work. If you like store bought almond milk, you’re going to love homemade vanilla almond milk. Incredibly rich and creamy with the perfect hint of vanilla, you’re gonna want to make a batch […]

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Gourmet Hot Chocolate. Decadent, rich, and oh so chocolaty!

Gourmet Hot Chocolate

There’s nothing better than a cup of gourmet hot cocoa on a cold winter day. Rich, creamy, and decadent, you’ll never go back to the powdered stuff after one sip!

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