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cook lively: vegan, gluten-free, raw-optional recipes for vibrance!

If you know me at all, I am a sucker for a beautiful cookbook. I am especially a sucker for it if is [mainly] full of plants and gluten-free things and not a ton of a sugar and generally good-for-you

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a personal trainer in your pocket: the jillian michaels app [product review]

Personal training is expensive. So are fitness classes and gym memberships. And having someone tell you what to eat all the time (which, if you’ve worked with me before, you’ll know that’s not what I’m about, but that I do

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How meditation can help you find your happiest weight: a book review

Weight loss is not something we generally associate with slowing down; at least, I didn’t until quite recently. While I disagree with many that weight loss and weight maintenance needs to be difficult, I’ve always thought about it as being

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{book report} The Best Food Writing 2016

Hey friends! It’s been a solid forever since I’ve posted on the blog – I blame the touring, the ever-changing schedule, the vastness of interesting and crazy things to see all over the country, and a decided lack of kitchen

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eating well on the road!

It has officially been an embarrassing amount of time since I posted on the blog. I just looked at the most recent post for Toasted Quinoa Cereal and cringed that it went up on October 27. #ImSorry By means of explanation,

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100 glorious gluten-free recipes from the lagasse girls (and gluten-free pumpkin cheesecake!).

Pumpkin Cheesecake. Oatmeal Banana Pancakes with Caramelized Apple Syrup. Homestyle Chili with Gluten-free Beer. Socca Bread. Smoky Pea and Truffle Crostini. It’s hardly a surprise I found myself practically drooling over the newest release from the Lagasse Girls: Big Flavor,

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a smorgasbord of decadent food narrative: Best Food Writing 2014.

Alrighty, team. Here’s what I’ve been reading (devouring?) – and loving – this week. I am such a sucker for stories, both true and untrue, about food: this book is a must-share. If you’re looking to up your appreciation for

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The Way of the Salad: Why You Must Read Terry Hope Romero’s ‘Salad Samurai’.

Have you ever picked up a cookbook and thought, ‘Everything in here looks amazing! How did this author get inside my brain and put all of my favorite foods – and favorite way to eat them [a salad bowl!] –

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making raw foods part of the way you live.

 I am a sucker for a good cookbook with gorgeous photography, simple inspiring dishes and lots of intriguing narrative backstory. Choosing Raw: Making Raw Foods Part of the Way You Eat, the newly released {almost-but-not-entirely} raw cookbook from Gena Hamshaw

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cookbook review: The New Greenmarket Cookbook.

If you’ve ever walked through a farmers market and thought, “I’d absolutely buy that… and that… and that… and that… but I have no idea what I’d do with it”, the New Greenmarket Cookbook is about to become your new

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summertime soup: chilled avocado bisque from the I Quit Sugar Cookbook.

Chilled summertime soup is one of those things that I think can sometimes feel a little pretentious or a little 1990s-y. But I implore you to make this. Please. I beg of you. It’s SO good. It’s packed with beautiful

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Make-Me-Over Mojito Smoothie from the I Quit Sugar Cookbook.

[This recipe is one in a series of posts I’ll be sharing from the I Quit Sugar Cookbook. If you’d like to be kept up to speed with all of them, please join our week mailing list — recipes and

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bake your own crackers: chia sunflower crackers from the I Quit Sugar Cookbook.

Who would have thought you could make crackers at home? I started making my own a couple of years ago when I dabbled in a long-term flirtation with raw foods and found myself dehydrating everything. I loved that it was

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Pea, Herb and Almond Crush from the I Quit Sugar Cookbook.

If you grew up detesting peas, this might be the dish that starts a new love. The ingredients are tremendously springy, too! This is my next foray into the I Quit Sugar Cookbook – quite possibly my new favorite thing, and

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Fluffy Squash and Chia Muffins from the I Quit Sugar Cookbook.

 Quick breakfast, easy snack, savory dessert, terrific soup accessory. These muffins have it all going on. The bonus? They’re packed with whole nutrients and a pile of decadently healthful ingredients: chia, squash, almond meal, basil…  Not to mention they’re incredibly

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simple sugar-free cooking (the best cookbook I’ve found yet).

Over a year and a half ago, a health coaching colleague recommended I check out the I Quit Sugar program from Sarah Wilson. Like Sarah, I was a sugar addict. Like Sarah, I didn’t look like a sugar addict. I

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my ‘i quit sugar’ experience.

[this might just be the best book you’ll ever read…] I was a little dubious when a fellow health coach introduced me to Sarah Wilson’s book, ‘I Quit Sugar’. A self-professed healthy eater, I was skeptical that the forms of

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