It’s all about Wild Orange and Fennel!

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Beauty by definition means, “the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses; loveliness.” But beauty is so much more than the senses, it’s a deep inner balance or harmony that pulls our beauty outward. With a birthday around the corner, I have been reflecting on the true meaning of beauty. What […]

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Try this Digestion Suggestion Recipe: Homemade Apple Crisp

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  When November hits, I often think back to the beautiful aromas of cinnamon, apples and butter that filled mom’s kitchen. Apple crisp, more so than apple pie, has always been a popular dish in our household during the holiday season. And when you bite into the warm apples smothered in the crispy topping of cinnamon, brown sugar and flour, […]

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Understanding ingredients in your food

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The more I study and write about food the more I realize that just watching calories and trans-fat is not enough. Understanding what we are eating and chemicals and ingredients that are in our food is just as important. Chemicals affect our bodies just like any medicine would, and our bodies respond in a similiar fashion. Ingredients such as flavor-enhancing […]

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Healthy Blueberry Pancakes Recipe

Protein pancakes are becoming a very popular dish. What’s makes pancakes and other breakfast foods so trendy are the multitude of different ways each dish can be made. An added bonus is that you can eat breakfast any time of the day! At least I think so. However, the other big push right now is adding extra protein on your […]

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Zucchini Bread Mom’s Way…..With a Twist

Many cooks will say they are not bakers and bakers will say they are not cooks. However, if you blur the lines, there are those who have cross pollinated and become something I like to call a boock. A boock is both a baker and a cook, and not unlike a book you read, there are usually stories behind why […]

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For Mother’s Day–Serve Her a Great Breakfast in Bed

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Mom’s work hard! From the day we were born, they have worried for us, rocked us to sleep, stayed up all night when we’re sick, cleaned up after us, taught us to drive, cooked for us, helped us with homework, walked through our multiple relationships, keptĀ our siblings and us from annihilating each other, driven us back and forth to sports […]

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Healthy Recipe: Get the most from your juice

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If your idea of a drink in the morning is a tall glass of orange juice with your breakfast or maybe even for breakfast, making your own juices can not only reduce your amount of sugar intake but can increase vitality and health. Juicing provides a cornucopia of colorful, flavorful fruits and vegetables that provide nutrients and lower risk of […]

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Great Healthy Brownie Recipe

I don’t know about you, but I love moist, warm, delicious brownies. They also happen to be my husband’s favorite dessert. After a very tedious week for both of us, and much repair to our home that has been beaten down from this tremendously long winter, I decided to bake brownies to say “thank you” to my husband for his […]

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There is no other, like a recipe from down under!

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Narellan, New South Wales, a suburb of Sydney Australia is home to many–including my cousin Rosa. Migrating from the Italian shores, Rosa and her family settled here when she was young. Just over 30 miles from Sydney proper, Narellan is home to 3,400 residents, steeped in culture and surrounded by beauty and an array of amazing cuisine. Known for it’s […]

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Merge Restaurant Shares a Great Recipe to Increase Circulation!

The heart–it does more than just break when someone hurts us or feel pleasure when something wonderful happens. It supplies our body with cleansed, healthy blood; pumping it out to every major organ, cell, bones and muscles to keep us healthy and strong. It supplies our brain with nutrients so that our brain can function and feed us the knowledge, […]

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