Warm Spices = Cozy Holidays

Some people create festive centerpieces for the dinner table while others like to decorate their front yards with lights and reindeer, but everybody has one favorite holiday tradition in common: warm, sweet spices that make winter seem a whole lot cozier. Feeling chilly? Put on a pot of chai tea or make a mug of […]

Making the Most of Leftover Turkey

I can’t wait to pick up my fresh pasture raised turkey from RC Organics tomorrow!  Last year Thanksgiving was amazing and my organic turkey was moist and tender and delicious.  However, you could argue that leftover turkey is the best part of a Thanksgiving meal—you get to enjoy the bird without having to do any cooking. If you’re […]

Happy Halloween (and Teal Pumpkins)!

Happy Halloween! Kids love Halloween.  Halloween does not have to be about sugar and candy and certainly doesn’t have to put any kids at risk or make them feel left out if they cannot have these items.  Consider giving some non-treat items this year like stickers, pencils, bouncy balls, glow sticks, etc (easily find these […]

Putting Some Pumpkin into Your Life

Fall is here, and so are pumpkin-flavored everythings: pumpkin coffee, pumpkin oatmeal, pumpkin granola bars, even pumpkin rice cakes. (And of course pumpkin beer.) Unfortunately, most of these commercially made pumpkin foods don’t contain much real pumpkin. If you do want to enjoy the real deal, though, it’s easy, especially when you think of pumpkin […]

Homemade Chocolate Valentine’s Day Treats

Want to make your loved ones a homemade chocolate treat? Time to let your own imagination fly! Start with a bar of good-quality chocolate, like Valrhona 70% or 85%. Think about what other flavors you want to include. Dried fruit? Spices? Toasted coconut? Cocoa nibs?  I personally love to keep it simple and make dark […]

Creating a Healthy Holidays

Many people get nervous around the holidays because they think they need to avoid everything and won’t have any fun if they are trying to eat healthy.  The good new is, healthy eating around the holidays can also be delicious eating! It’s also less expensive than you’d think. Sure, there’s a little more elbow grease […]

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Don’t wait until after the new year to set a resolution – start now and get on your path to optimal health with this Cyber Monday Be Healthy Offer for just $5! I’d love to offer you my two most popular resources to help you discover natural solutions that include healthy foods, smart habits and high-quality choices. Buy […]

Festive Holiday Beverages Made Easy

If you have a slow cooker that’s been languishing in your basement since the 80s, it’s time to haul it out and put it to work this New Year’s Eve! Some of the season’s most party-friendly beverages can simmer happily in a slow cooker while guests enjoy a relaxing holiday evening. And while you’re at […]

Healthier Holiday Treats & Sweets

Holiday treats don’t have to equal holiday guilt (or pounds)—it doesn’t take much effort to transform traditional favorites into healthy new favorites. All you need to do is focus on individual ingredients. Use unrefined oils, not vegetable oil; opt for whole-grain flours, not white flour; use natural sweeteners, not white sugar. Once you’ve renovated your […]

Homemade for the Holidays

Nothing spreads holiday cheer like homemade gifts! This year, stay off Amazon and spend some fun family time making treats for the folks on your list. From exotic granola to gourmet popcorn, it’s easy to get creative with flavors and ideas, especially when you know that everyone appreciates having healthy snacks in the house. Edible […]