Monthly Archives: April 2015

2 Ways to Stay Hydrated Naturally: Fruit-infused Teas and Waters

For my birthday last year, my sister Jen Allen gave me my first fruit-infusion container—a one-quart glass cylinder with a perforated tube inside—to which I happily added various raw fruits, cucumber, and water. I started off easy with lemon wedges, … Continue reading

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Pancakes That Really Fill You Up

One of my favorite breakfasts is pancakes. But since I avoid wheat flour, I stopped eating pancakes for a while…until I found this gluten-free recipe. Served with real maple or blueberry syrup, these pancakes can’t be beat. Almond Meal Pancakes … Continue reading

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Stir-Fry With or Without Tofu

Whether or not you enjoy marinated tofu in a stir-fry, this recipe is a hit. 1 head broccoli, chopped into small florets 2 cups shredded carrots ( buy it already prepped) 6 scallions, diced, white parts only 3 celery stalks, … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Journal

5 Reasons to Keep a Daily Journal For many years, I have kept a daily journal. I started this practice after reading Julia Cameron’s landmark bestseller, The Artist’s Way, in which she talks about the many benefits of what she … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Dark Chocolate Bark

A few years ago, I started making my own dark chocolate candy bark. My preference for chocolate is the 70-85% chocolate variety—studded with dried fruit, coarse sea salt, and pistachios or chopped walnuts, pecans, or almonds. I like ALDI’s dark … Continue reading

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9 Feng Shui Tips for Your Desk or Work Space

In our daily work lives, as in our home lives, we want to maximize life’s possibilities. For example, I work as a development officer for a graduate healthcare university. In the upper left hand corner of my desk is a … Continue reading

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Easy Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

One of my favorite snacks with raw veggies or corn chips is ranch dip. I used to make it with sour cream and a packet of ranch dip mix. Hey, we always love what we enjoyed in our childhood, and … Continue reading

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