Wicked Easy Chocolate Truffles

These incredibly rich and decadent truffles are so simple to make. They take about 3-1/2 hours due to the time spent chilling in the fridge or freezer. This recipe has very few ingredients. Using coconut milk makes them dairy free (as long as the chocolate chips are dairy free), there’s no butter in this recipe…

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Pan-Grilled Swordfish with Veggies and Baby Spinach Salad

Fresh swordfish cooked in a grill pan with onions, peppers, carrots, broccoli, peas and mushrooms, served with baby spinach, cucumbers and dried cranberries. Serves two. Recipe: coconut oil avocado oil (optional) 1 small onion, chopped 1/3 to 1/2 red or green pepper, chopped 2 carrots, sliced small bunch broccoli, chopped 2 fresh swordfish steaks or…

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Flourless Mocha Pie

This is my go-to dessert for a quick chocolate fix. This delicious crustless pie has the luscious combination of chocolate, cinnamon and coffee. It’s crisp on the outside and like a fudgy pudding in the center. Sure to please any chocolate lover, especially those who cannot have wheat flour or milk. This is a quick…

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Microgreens for Mega Nutrition

      Did anyone catch the recent episode of Ask This Old House on microgreens? Tim Smith of “We Grow Microgreens,” in Roslindale, MA, demonstrates how he grows microgreens (similar to sprouts) in his greenhouse off his home kitchen. Watch the Ask This Old House video here Microgreens are tender, edible seedlings of vegetables…

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Treat Your Dry Skin from the Inside Out

With winter upon us bringing cold temperatures and low humidity, dry cracked skin comes right along with it. My hands and heels can feel as rough as sandpaper. We heat our home with a wood pellet stove. It puts out a very dry heat. It’s wonderful for quickly drying the clothes I hang that I…

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My Juice Fast Experience

In January of 2014, I saw a story on the Doctor Oz show about the documentary “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” by Joe Cross, an Australian man who juiced his way to losing 83 lbs in 60 days. Cross was on the Doctor Oz show promoting a 3 day weekend juice cleanse. I sought out…

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Avocados – Eat Your Way to Weight Loss!

If avocados just make you think of guacamole and not much else, here’s two easy recipes for using this delicious, heart healthy fruit. Avocados contain the healthy mono-unsaturated fat that fills you up, lowers cholesterol and helps reduce belly fat! When you select hass avocados at the grocery store, choose the ones that are hard…

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Cookie Shape Pans – Great Gift Idea!

I saw these holiday cookie shape pans in the Bed, Bath & Beyond sales flyer ($9.99 each) and thought what a great idea! Christmas cookies without having to roll out the dough. I could use my Beachouse Baking Company cookie mixes! Drop cookies, the type you just plop on a cookie sheet, don’t work for…

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