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Here are some insights, thoughts, and memorable moments I felt inspired to share…

Spiced Almond Milk and Raw Cinnamon Rolls - November 3rd, 2014

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As far as spices are concerned, fall flavors are my favorite. Here is a recipe that incorporates some of my favorite fall flavors into every day almond milk. It makes my morning bowl of somewhat boring bran flakes taste much, much better…. Spiced Almond Milk Ingredients: 2 cups of almonds soaked overnight 6 cups of filtered water 5 pitted dates 2 vanilla beans (scraped) or 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon pinch of sea salt Directions: Add all ingredients to a high-power blender. Blend for 3-5 minutes, or until even in color and texture. Pour mixture through a…

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Hawaii Inspired - June 4th, 2014

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A beautiful little film celebrating the Hawaiian life came across my facebook feed yesterday, and it made me miss my island days. Yes, Hawaii is paradise, and those that are fortunate enough to live there, even for a moment, are truly blessed. Life seems to feel pale in comparison to the simplicity and beauty of the day to day Hawaiian existence, but, the truth is, the island way is available everywhere. It is a state of being as much as it as a geographical location, and I strive to capture the essence of Hawaii wherever I am in the world, even…

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In honor of Mother’s Day… - May 11th, 2014

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I wanted to share this essay in honor of my mother on this very special day…  At the awkward, insecure age of fifteen, my family was shattered. It was the typical divorce story; after 25 years of marriage, my dad fell for his youthful secretary. He cheated for a couple years, and then left my mom, sister, and me for his shiny new life. To say I was damaged would be an understatement; his actions greatly contributed to a dark and difficult road that stole nearly a decade of my life. In the wake of betrayal, however, my mother chose…

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Sweet Potato, Quinoa, Bean, Spinach and Coconut Soup….YUM - March 18th, 2014

I came across this recipe last week on the Dishing up the Dirt Blog, and it is absolutely delicious. I bow to Andrea for posting it,  and offer her a heartfelt thank you because her dish warmed up the dreariest of days. You should check out what she has to offer in a bit…I have posted her website below. So…. Thank You Andrea. The soup is comforting, nutritious, filling and most of all delicious. Enjoy! Oh, and there isn’t a pic because Terry and I ate it too fast. It was all gone before I realized I missed my photo op….Oops….

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Easiest Healthy Dessert Recipe. Ever. - March 13th, 2014

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And when I say it is easy, I mean it really is. And it’s actually healthy. So, if you are a novice, or lack confidence in the kitchen, you can whip this together in about 20 minutes and feel really good about it. I had this the first time a few years ago and remember thinking how skilled the lovely woman who prepared it must have been…and she probably was….but in all reality not much skill is needed here. I have made this more than a few times and am not sure why I didn’t write about it until now. Better…

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