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Recipe: Watermelon Slushie

It’s hot here in the desert, but not hot enough for most houses to have central air conditioning. We bought a portable air conditioner a few weeks ago, which is very effective for the living room during the day. At night, it cools down enough to open up all the windows and let the cool breeze blow through. I posted this picture on Instagram a bit ago about our new summertime treat – a homemade watermelon slushie! This recipe started when I wanted a mocktail and evolved into a  ...

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Eat the Rainbow: Recommit to a Healthy Lifestyle Now!

Let’s get one thing straight: “taste the rainbow” is for Skittles. “Eat the Rainbow” is my daily challenge. Stress, ever-changing work demands, and (being real here) laziness get in the way of me achieving an overall healthy lifestyle. Researchers suggest the average person eat 7-13 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. One serving usually equals about 1/2 – 1 full cup. Unfortunately, due to pesticides, genetically modified organisms, and depletion  ...

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Breakfast made simple

Breakfast used to be a production. When I was single and on my strict paleo, mostly organic diet, I would wake up at 4:30am on days that I worked at the hospital to ensure that I was able to make a 3-egg omelet or scramble with lots of sautéed veggies and topped with salsa and avocado, a large sausage patty, and a fruit/coconut milk smoothie. Now? Yeah right, I’m not waking up at 4:30 in the morning to provide my family with a 3-course breakfast. These days, breakfast has to be 3  ...

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Why FAT is my Favorite Food Group

  I love to eat fat. Please hear this: I don’t like eating “fatty” foods necessarily.  While you will occasionally witness me downing some McDonald’s french fries (I blame Peter), the majority of my fat intake comes from my favorite food group: the good fats. I’m currently enjoying a peach-spinach-coconut oil smoothie, for example. Good fats come not only in animal products like grass-fed meats, tallow, and full-fat yogurt, but also through plants and  ...

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