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10 Delicious Soups You Can Make With Your NutriBullet That’ll Warm Your Body And Heart

May 13, 2016
10 Delicious Soups You Can Make With Your NutriBullet That'll Warm Your Body And Heart

1. Garlic, Cashew, and Parsnip Soup. If you’re craving for a soup that’s sweet and savory, look no further. Packed with immune-boosting garlic and creamy cashews, this one’s guaranteed to fill you right up! Get the recipe right here 2. 5-Minute Savory Mushroom Soup. This healthy alternative to your normal cream of mushroom makes use […]

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Juicing Your Way to Health: Top Tips for Avoiding Beginner’s Mistakes

May 6, 2016
Juicing Your Way to Health: Top Tips for Avoiding Beginner's Mistakes

Many people are concerned about improving their health. Exercise plays a huge part in staying in shape and diet is massively important too. Rather than eating whole foods, people elect to juice their way to health. However, like starting a new exercise regimen, those who are beginner juicers are prone to make mistakes. Here are top […]

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Veggin’ Out in an Urban Oasis: Franchia Vegan Cafe and Tearoom

April 29, 2016
Veggin' Out in an Urban Oasis: Franchia Vegan Cafe and Tearoom

One of my favorite pastimes is exploring my city on foot–armed with my FitBit–and finding new plant-based and vegan-friendly eateries to try out. In a city that is known for having a wealth of raw, vegan, plant-based and vegetarian-friendly dining establishments, cafes and juice bars, it is no surprise that I discovered a new gem today. While strolling down Park Avenue–an elegant residential […]

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Sauteed Kale, Curried Tofu and Tri-Color Quinoa

April 26, 2016
Sauteed Kale, Curried Tofu and Tri-Color Quinoa

When the weather is damp, gray and rainy, I often try to soothe my soul with a satisfying meal of vegan comfort food like this healthy and delicious kale, tofu and quinoa combo. Most of the ingredients are staples in my kitchen, so this is a quick and easy way to lift my spirits and nourish […]

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Detox 101: How to Choose the Right Detox for You

April 22, 2016
Detox 101: How to Choose the Right Detox for You

Many people have tried a detox program in recent years. The thought of flushing harmful poisons from your body, shedding massive amounts of excess fat, clearing up your skin, and supercharging your immune system has spread like wildfire through our “image is everything” society. If you’ve considered trying a detox or cleanse, or beginning another […]

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Groovy Green Ginger Berry Smoothie + 10 Smoothies for Energy and Vitality

April 20, 2016
Groovy Green Ginger Berry Smoothie Plus 10 Smoothies for Energy and Vitality

Like many of you, I am a big fan of ginger, so this delightful, pungent root is the star ingredient in my groovy green ginger berry smoothie. Among its many health benefits, ginger contains a substance called 6-gingerol, which may have protective effects against cancer. In addition, ginger is loaded with nutrients and bio-active compounds that have powerful benefits for your […]

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A Handy Guide to Urban Foraging: The Ultimate in Local Eating – Infographic

April 4, 2016
A Handy Guide to Urban Foraging: The Ultimate in Local Eating - Infographic

Have you ever considered urban foraging? For years, I have seen notices in my city for wild foraging workshops lead by a local expert. I was curious and intrigued by this, but I never made the decision to take the plunge. Many city dwellers have no idea that foraging is a viable option for finding fresh, edible food. Most of […]

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Enjoy Vegan Food and Fun at VSpot Gramercy: Latin. Organic. Vegan.

March 16, 2016
Enjoy Vegan Food and Fun at VSpot Gramercy: Latin. Organic. Vegan.

There’s nothing I like better then wandering around my neighborhood catching up on what’s new. It’s a bustling urban area with lots of interesting businesses, apartment houses, restaurants and shops but nothing stays the same so I am always on the lookout for the latest cool cafe or shop. As luck would have it, on my […]

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Kale Kimchi Avocado Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette

March 11, 2016
Kale Kimchi Avocado Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette

This Kale Kimchi Avocado Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette is one of my favorites due to the fact that I also add watercress, radishes and onion which really kicks it up a notch. Dressed simply with a toasted sesame oil vinaigrette, the resulting blend of zing and zest definitely delights the palate. But what really makes this salad sing is […]

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Crunchy and Creamy Mango Raw Almond Granola Chia Seed Parfait

February 16, 2016
Crunchy and Creamy Mango Raw Almond Granola Chia Seed Parfait

I have been adding nutritious chia seeds to my smoothies for quite a while, but I hadn’t really experimented with other creative ways to enjoy chia seeds until I tasted my first mouthwatering dish of berry chia seed pudding at a local organic cafe. The subtle yet sensational flavor blend of sweet, tangy and creamy satisfied my taste buds and made […]

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Grab and Go: Raw Maple Almond Raisin Coconut Oat Bars

February 15, 2016
Grab and Go: Raw Maple Almond Raisin Coconut Oat Bars

Mornings are busy in our home, so the more we prepare breakfast foods ahead of time, the more efficient we can be, especially when we are in a rush. These make ahead, grab and go raw granola bars are perfect for breakfast or as an energy boost any time of the day. These crunchy yummy ingredients also […]

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Chocolate Lovers’ Cacao Almond Butter Superfood Smoothie

February 10, 2016
Chocolate Lovers' Cacao Almond Butter Superfood Smoothie

Like many of us, I am a chocolate lover! Chocolate sweets and treats are typically associated with Valentine’s Day but once I discovered the taste and benefits of raw cacao powder, I prefer to make my own cacoa- powered delights. The flavor is amazing and so are the health benefits: Raw cacao powder contains more than 300 […]

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Show Your Sweetie Some Love with a Sweet and Healthy Green Smoothie

February 10, 2016
Show Your Sweetie Some Love with a Sweet and Healthy Green Smoothie

Like many women I know, I have been trying hard to get my sweetie to increase his intake of fruits and vegetables for years. I will be the first to admit that it has been an uphill battle. However, one trick that works is making delicious (yet healthy) smoothies that hide the taste of veggies behind a […]

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Make It & Take It: Baby Kale Cabbage & Pickled Veggie Mason Jar Salad

February 5, 2016
Make It & Take It: Baby Kale Cabbage & Pickled Veggie Mason Jar Salad

I love to make, take and eat salads for lunch and even dinner almost everyday. That’s why I like to assemble these easy, portable, colorful, mason jar salads. I shop for organic produce locally and seasonally, so the contents of my salads will vary according to what’s available in my local markets. Cabbage and carrots add crunch […]

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Tasty Tahini and Turmeric Salad Dressing

February 4, 2016
Tasty Tahini and Turmeric Salad Dressing

Sure, I love to eat bowls and bowls of healthy, hearty vegetable salads for the nutritional benefits–but I am sure you will agree that a fresh and tasty dressing makes a salad special. I make all kinds of salad dressings, depending upon what ingredients I have on hand in my kitchen. Most of my dressings include an […]

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The Best Foods to Eat for Healthy Skin

February 4, 2016
The Best Foods to Eat for Healthy Skin

Your skin plays an important part in defending against infections and protecting you from harmful elements, which is why it’s important to take care of it. Individuals of all ages should be vigilant in keeping it healthy. There are numerous natural methods that aid in skin health, including eating right and limiting exposure to the sun. […]

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Sweet and Savory: Cranberry Pear Walnut Avocado Spinach Salad

February 3, 2016
Sweet and Savory: Cranberry Pear Walnut Avocado Spinach Salad

In my crunchy, colorful, organic plant-based kitchen, healthy, hearty salads are an everyday occurrence. A fresh, flavorful, multi-textured salad made with seasonal ingredients is my idea of comfort food. Imagine savoring each mouthful of pear, walnuts, cranberry, red onion, tomatoes, avocado and spinach with a creamy tahini dressing. The sweet and savory mix of flavors in this quick and easy salad […]

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The Many Benefits of a Vegan Diet

January 29, 2016
The Many Benefits of a Vegan Diet

While veganism is a way of life that aims to exclude reliance on or the misuse of animals as much as possible while still existing in the modern world, many people have taken up a vegan diet without consideration or awareness of ethical veganism. A vegan diet is a special way of eating–a diet that […]

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Open Sesame: Make Your Own Healthy and Delicious Sesame Seed Milk

January 26, 2016
Open Sesame: Make Your Own Healthy and Delicious Sesame Seed Milk

I love to make my own nut and seed milks, so when I learned about the numerous and significant health and nutritional benefits of sesame seeds, I decided to make my own sesame seed milk at home. Why sesame seed milk? Well, let’s take a quick look at some of the benefits… For a are rich […]

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Razzed About Raspberry Banana and Green Tea Smoothie

January 19, 2016
Razzed About Raspberry Banana and Green Tea Smoothie

After my glass of warm water with lemon, two stimulating mugs of green tea are must-haves for me each morning. Green tea gives me just the kick I need to kickstart my day–especially because I am not a natural “morning person”–although I am still working on that! In fact, it’s always on my list of New Year […]

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Red, White and Super Greens Salad

January 12, 2016
Red, White and Super Greens Salad

After a solid two months of holiday parties and vacations, my body was begging me for a break. A big one! Large, chewy, nutritious salads have always been my go-to food for a flavorful and filling way to treat my body right! I love to mix a variety colors, tastes and textures to create a […]

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From Head to Toe: The Benefits of Beet Juice for Your Health

January 12, 2016
From Head to Toe: The Benefits of Beet Juice for Your Health

Traditionally, beets were celebrated for their leaves. After some time, people started paying more attention to beetroots due to a number of provided benefits. For example, beetroots can be used in various forms for cooking. We can eat them raw, boiled, and baked. People add beetroots to juice drinks to get many of the benefits of […]

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Avocado Mango Blueberry Super Greens Smoothie

January 8, 2016
Avocado Mango Blueberry Super Greens Smoothie

After nearly two months of holiday parties, dinners, celebrations and vacations–including a two week cruise and a week in the Bahamas–my body was craving a major change. So I am kicking off the New Year with at least a month of lighter foods including fresh, organic juices, smoothies and salads with minimal oil and salt. I have a […]

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Ready to Try the Vegan Diet? Get Set for the 21 Day Vegan Challenge!

December 15, 2015
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Many people are interested in making the change to a plant-based/vegan diet but they don’t know where or how to start. Sure, there are lots of books and blogs available but many people need more structure, guidance and support to succeed. That’s why Dr. Brenda Bradley created the 21 Day Vegan Challenge. Join us as Dr. Bradley […]

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