Why You Should Ditch the Cheese and a Special Review of Treeline Nut Cheese

Why You Should Ditch the Cheese and a Special Review of Treeline Nut Cheese

I know, I know, I know. But you could never give up cheese. Instead you choose to increase your cholesterol and heart disease medicine and grab a grilled cheese sandwich. Dairy is not good for you—in fact, it's downright dangerous for your health. The vegan food world is growing leaps and bounds and this week I am reviewing the best non-dairy cheese I have ever had—Treeline Treenut Cheese. You won't believe how much it tastes like the real deal.

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The Grass is Greenest Where You Water It - Go Set Your Intentions

The Grass is Greenest Where You Water It - Go Set Your Intentions

You often hear about people making life-changing decisions based on the concept that "the grass is greener on the other side of the fence." This week's blog is challenging that old adage. I prefer to think that the grass is greenest where you water it—you just have to choose where you sprinkle your water. A New Year is the perfect time for reflection and intention setting. Hope you will join me in setting your own intentions and watering them throughout the year.

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Raw Amaretti Balls

Raw Amaretti Balls

Who loves Italian amaretti cookies?!?! I do. What's not to love about those simple, buttery cookie with light almond flavoring? But let's face it, they aren't a healthy option. Processed white flour, refined sugar, and saturated fat butter. That's why I created these little raw amaretti balls with three options—make them plain, with sugar laden melted chocolate, or try my favorite variation of a jam filled thumbprint bite. Any way you make them, they are sure to remind you of your favorite Italian cookie without the guilt.

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Sweet Potato Sage Scones with Caramelized Onions

Sweet Potato Sage Scones with Caramelized Onions

We can all do with limiting the amount of gluten in our diet. While many of us have to eat gluten-free out of medical necessity, people are really starting to see the danger of eating too much wheat and gluten in their diets. Cup4Cup makes a gluten-free blend that is made with whole grains that are a much better alternative to wheat flour and it just so happens to be vegan. It's perfect in my new Sweet Potato Sage Scones with Caramelized Onion, which are the perfect accompaniment to your big holiday meal, a bowl of hearty soup, or as a snack with a spicy cup of hot tea. Oh, and it's so easy to make!

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Teri's Green Curry Vegetable Soup with Homemade Green Curry Paste Bonus Recipe

Teri's Green Curry Vegetable Soup with Homemade Green Curry Paste Bonus Recipe

My BFF discovered green curry at her local Asian restaurant and asked me if I had a recipe so she could make it at home. I didn't, but put it on my to-do list. This recipe is delicious, simple and a much healthier option than the green curry take-out you and I both love. Plus I figured out how easy it was to make my own green curry paste.

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No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites Redo

No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites Redo

Chocolate and peanut butter are the perfect combination. Period. The End. It's just how it is. So the last time I made my no bake peanut butter chocolate bites, I decided to change the recipe a little. And boy did I hit it out of the ball park with this new and revised no back peanut butter bites recipe. Just as easy to make as the original recipe, but these hold together better and have a yummy chocolate coating on them. You are going to love these!

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You Are What You Eat!

You Are What You Eat!

You really are what you eat. You might be thinking, "yes, obviously we are what we eat...why are you writing a blog on this?" It may be obvious, but for the vast majority of us, it isn't apparent enough to make a difference in what we choose to eat and drink. We are killing ourselves one bite at a time; that is not an exaggeration. Heart disease, diabetes, cancer—everything we put into our bodies has a profound affect on how our bodies function and disease is not an exception to this. The answer is simple.

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Wild Rice Salad with Dried Cherries and Fresh Dill

Wild Rice Salad with Dried Cherries and Fresh Dill

I love wild rice. It is chewy and nutty and it's full of protein, fiber, antioxidants and copper. It's easy to cook, filling and the perfect base for a summer or winter salad. Get ready for me to re-introduce you to this long and delightful gem of a grain in my Wild Rice Salad with Dried Cherries and Fresh Dill.

This is the last recipe for a few weeks as I prepare to pack up and move. Stick with me though, as I will be blogging on health and nutrition while my kitchen is packed up in boxes. Send me a message if there is anything in particular you are interested in me blogging on!

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