Red White And Blue Summer Salsa

RED, WHITE & BLUE SUMMER SALSA

My fave summer salsa with a fruity flavor and a nice crunch! Perfect for the 4th of July or any summer day. Try and let me know what you think!   https://youtu.be/j2bRmTpmYvE Yield: about 3 cups salsa Prep time: 5 minutes Ingredients: 1 cup fresh blueberries 1 cup diced strawberries 1 cup diced jicama 1/3 cup chopped cilantro 1/4 cup finally chopped red onion 2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeño pepper, stemmed...

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Ashwagandha | An Adaptogen To Combat Stress

We all know that life can be really stressful and it's during those times when I need a little bit of extra help to combat the stress that I love to use Ashwagandha - a great adaptogen to have on hand.   This adaptogen is powerful at combating the effects of stress. Medical studies have shown that Ashwagandha improves cortisol levels and can naturally balance your...

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Red Velvet Bliss Balls

Red Velvet Bliss Balls

THE PERFECT VALENTINE’S DAY SELF-LOVE TREAT  Who isn’t a fan of red velvet cake? I’m drooling at the thought of it (and its only 8 a.m.). Inspired by my love for decadent sweets and self-care – I made my red velvet bliss balls!   This delicious, decadent + 100% good for you recipe is simple to make and a perfect lovers treat. They are made with desiccated...

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Thanksgiving Stuffing Muffins with Mashed Potatoes

Thanksgiving Stuffing Muffins with Mashed Potatoes

Prep time: 25 min   Cook time: 18 min  Total time: 43 min  Serves: 12    INGREDIENTS 8 cups bread cubes (about 1 loaf)  3 tablespoons butter  1 medium onion, diced  4 cloves garlic, minced  1.5 cups celery, diced  1 teaspoon thyme  1 teaspoon rosemary  salt and pepper to taste  1 egg  2 ½ - 3 cups vegetable broth  oil for greasing muffin tin   DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.  Spread bread cubes out on baking sheet. Bake until toasted (about 10-15 minutes)....

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Vegan Sweet Potato Pie with Coconut Almond Crust

Prep time: 10 min  Cook time: 1 hour 10 min   Total time: 1 hour 20 min    INGREDIENTS Crust  ¼ cup coconut oil, melted  ¼ cup honey (or sub maple syrup)  1 cup almond meal  1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut  ½ teaspoon sea salt  ½ teaspoon baking soda    Filling  2 pounds purple yams, peeled and cut into 1-inch rounds (about 4 cups worth)  ¾ cup canned coconut milk (not low fat)  ½ cup maple syrup  1 ½ tablespoons tapioca starch  1...

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Midday Magic Smoothie

Midday Magic – Blue Majik Zucchini Smoothie

  My favorite midday smoothie to give me a second burst of energy and make it through the busy day is this Midday Magic - Blue Majik Zucchini Smoothie. Blue Majik has been making its way into cold-pressed juices, protein powders and even lattes - but what is it? Blue green algae is the very first protein and most ancient food on our planet. At the...

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BRANDIED APPLE CAKE WITH FIGS AND WALNUTS

Brandied Apple Cake with Figs and Walnuts

Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 1 hour Total time: 1 hour 10 min Serves: Makes one 9-inch cake INGREDIENTS ¾ cup dried Mission figs, diced ¼ cup brandy ¾ cup unsalted butter, plus more for pan 1½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cardamom ½ teaspoon ground cloves ¾ teaspoon kosher salt 2/3 cup granulated sugar 2/3 cup golden brown sugar, firmly packed 2 large eggs 4 cups tart apples, peeled...

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Pumpkin Pie Butter

Pumpkin Pie Butter

Pumpkin Pie Butter    Prep time: 1 hour 5 min  Total time: 1 hour 5 min  Serves: 2 ½ cups      INGREDIENTS 2 ½ cups fresh roasted pumpkin  1 ½ cups walnuts, toasted  ½ teaspoon cinnamon  ¼ teaspoon ginger  ¼ teaspoon nutmeg  ¼ teaspoon ground cloves  sprinkle of salt  1 teaspoon maple syrup  DIRECTIONS Place all ingredients in the order listed in a high-powered blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and well combined, about 1-3 minutes.    ** Notes:  To roast pumpkin,...

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Blushing Gazpacho Soup

Enjoy this hydrating soup during the summer season! Blushing Summer Gazpacho Serves: 6 Prep Time: 10 Minutes Total Time: 10 Minutes   Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds ripe tomatoes (2-3 large), cored 4 cups cubed seedles watermelon (about 1 1/2 pounds) 1/2 small cucumber, peeled and cored 1 garlic clove 1 tablespoon amino acid 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or to taste) 1/2 teaspoon se salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup lightly...

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