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adventures in the kitchen …

Along my healing journey, I discovered this thing called an Anti-Inflammation Diet. Actually, not a diet so much as a way of eating. No refined sugar, no white flour, lotsa veggies … super-healthy, right?

Well, suddenly I was noticing that I *LOVED* to cook! Whenever I made something, I would become instantly happy! Who knew! I loved exploring what I could do with different spices and flavors and things and creating new yummy recipes and feeling as if I were being oh-so-very healthy. Yaay!

So here I am traipsing through the kitchen. Admittedly, one or two of my earliest posts (uh, piñata cookies, really?) are *not* doctor-approved but the rest are. I just follow the joy and see where it leads me!

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Yahoo for things that taste like a treat but serve an important role in your healthity-health. Allow me to introduce, the psyllium smoothie. Who (how can I say this?) can help with your digestive system AND taste like a malted milk, both at the same time. Dairy free, but of course! So here’s the scoop: …
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Do you guys like cacao nibs? Some can be super bitter, I know. Navitas Organics makes these ever so slightly sweet ones that I love for their crunch … on oatmeal … in nice cream … and these cocao bliss balls, which, by the way, were a total throw-together-whatever-ya-got-and-hope-for-the-best success story. (Scrumptious! 👌🎉) I add …
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Hey guys, I discovered how to make Bieler’s when you’re not feelin’ so hot! I came up with these ridiculous (yet highly effective 😉) instructions when I was sickiepoopoo and am leaving it in its original state, just for fun. This recipe is shared with a wink and a smile. And yes, it’s a real …
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My boyfriend named this a “smoothly.” Cuz it’s not quiuuiite a smoothie, it needed its own special word. 😉 Note to the ladies: When your boyfriend is cute enough to wanna help you name your food, come ON! You absolutely MUST use the name, for sure, for sure. Am I right? By the way, guess …
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Ok guys, it’s a yumfest over here! 😊 This is a super creamy, totally craveable, boyfriend- AND picky father- approved parmeNON zoodles dish. I’m in Italian food heaven! Inspired by an idea from my friends at NavitasOOrganics for dairy free, plant based parmesan (thank you Julie Morris! 🤗) … AND some awesome finds I discovered …
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They say food is love, right? (Well even if they don’t say it, I do. 😉💕) When you cook in connection with others, there are added ingredients infused into the meal, I believe. Do you think so too? 💗 This was cooked in connection. (Or prepared. My raw vegan friends, what do you call it …
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One’a my fave people once told me, “For me, food is just fuel.” I was so surprised cuz honestly, I’d never even considered that. It blew my mind just a little. 😉 My mom always said, “You eat with your eyes” and I’ve always gone outa my way to make my food fun and cute. …
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This summer, a friend discovered that BJs sells this gargaaaaaaantuan bag of  organic frozen mango and strawberry hunks. Now they’re always there in the freezer, ready and willing, making this my new favorite (healthy) sweet treat. Soooooo easy! “Easy.” One’a my fave words lately, right up there with “magical” and “healthy.” PS by the way …
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This is one’a those things where the texture makes it. Ooey gooey comforts me and makes me feel like I’m havin’ a decadent treat. You too? The mulberries are optional (aaah, my Droid typo’d “optimal” … which actually is true! 😉) but they add this little extra level of crunchy chewiness, which I really do …
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As I reached for my fourth spoonful, I realized. This quinoa never stood a chance of making it to tomorrow’s salad. Sadly, it was too delicious for its own good. It did, however, make a nice, quick addition to the strawberries which were dangerously close by. Bananas would work too. This makes a wonderful fruit …
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