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Spice things up…in your snack drawer

These delicious little chickpeas are super easy to make and will pick you up from that afternoon lull. They have a spicy kick from sriracha…a hot sauce that you could literally put on anything. Spicy foods boost the metabolism and … Continue reading

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Color it with love

Cooking for two this Valentine’s Day? If so, vibrant red foods (and I don’t mean dyed red #5) are fun to incorporate into the meal with added health benefits. Many red fruits and vegetables are loaded with disease-fighting antioxidants (i.e. … Continue reading

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No time? Try thyme chicken.

Herbs and spices are way underrated in my opinion; using them is an excellent (and healthy) way to flavor your foods and there are SO many to choose from. From lemon pepper to saffron to cilantro, there are more options than … Continue reading

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Getting fit with Farro

I recently returned from a short stay in San Juan, Puerto Rico and before heading there, decided I could use a week-long health kick to get beach body ready. No beer, chips, sushi or anything potentially bloat-inducing. I also challenged myself to eat only whole grains (no … Continue reading

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