TGI Cornbread Recipe

So, I recently started up a Facebook group, in which we’ve started discussing the topic of the beginning of the “holiday stress period” i.e. The period in which we fret about gaining weight from things like:

  • The extra tastes we unconsciously graze on as we stroll through the grocery store
  • The basket of holiday cookies so thoughtfully given to us by our loved ones over which we feel guilted into eating a few…which in turn (and unbeknownst to our subconscious) morphs into devouring the entire thing
  • The surge in Cortisol from stressing about keeping our sh** together and avoiding food-and-life-shaming from the crowd of (sometimes-judgmental) 20+ people for which we’re preparing to host a gigantic holiday meal & party
  • And, probably lots more…

And then, I asked my people the following:READ MORE

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Cacao Sesame Butter Cups Recipe

Wanna know something odd? When I was a kid, I thought…

Adults Never Ate Candy

My parents didn’t eat candy. Like, AT ALL. They ate the occasional square of dark chocolate here and there, but no M&M’s, Skittles, Sour Patch, Ring Pops or Snickers ever crossed their lips. So…I assumed that adults didn’t eat candy.

Until, of course, I was about four years old and I could consciously remember seeing other adults dive for my pillow-cover-trick-or-treat bag to steal it. It was then that I realized I had it wrong. Go figure…READ MORE

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Papaya Popsicles

Papaya Popsicle Recipe – Improves Digestion & Response to Heat Stress

I live in Tampa. So for me and the rest of the northern hemisphere, we’re well into the warmest season of the year: Summer. And, Nothing screams summer like a popsicle. Am I right?

Think About It

On a sweltering day in July (it’s 85 plus degrees on the regular in my neck of the woods!) when even just wiggling my pinky makes me break a sweat, it makes sense that I instinctively want to load up on foods that both energize and hydrate me. As it so happens is the case with most of us. It seems to be one of those built in, primal instincts that’s stuck with us even in our modern surroundings.READ MORE

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Fourth of July “Star-Spangled” Parfait

My ideal July 4th probably looks different than yours, being that it’s a scene straight out of my favorite movie, The Sandlot.   

It’s a magical scene played out to the sound of Ray Charles’ version of “America the Beautiful” (here’s the clip) .

The main characters, nine middle school-age boys who eat, sleep and breath baseball, run through their neighborhood block-party (swiping hot dogs off of picnic tables) as they head to the sandlot for a night game.  It’s the one night of the year where the firework-speckled sky allows them each to feel “…like the big leaders under the lights of some great stadium.”

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Sakana Bliss Bowl

Sakana Bliss Bowl – A One-Skillet Meal

Cooking is easy.

Did you just quizzically raise an eyebrow and think “Yea right!” to yourself?

Ok fine. Let me rephrase that for you. Cooking CAN be easy.

Better?

Look. I know it might not be inherently easy because, well…there are the ingredients to consider, and then the chopping and the roasting, the boiling, the steaming, the sautéing and of course…the mountain of dishes left over after each kitchen escapade. Whoo! That was a mouthful (even for me).

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3 Natural Ways to Reduce Bloating and Fatigue

This is a guest post from Jen Broyles, Certified Health Coach specializing in digestive health, IBS and SIBO

We live in a very hectic, fast-paced world. If you’re like the majority of the population, then I imagine you run around every day at a frantic pace with a to-do list a mile long. You’re constantly on the go, and consequently, your health suffers.

Most of us don’t take time to sit down to a proper meal, the food we consume is highly processed and nutrient-deficient, and we don’t take time to relax.

After a while, your body systems start to break down, and you begin to experience unwanted symptoms. READ MORE

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