Juices and smoothies ~ My way to 50.

So YES! I turned 50!! Wow!! What an amazing time I had on my birthday! My husband, family and friends lavished me with so much love, it left me speechless! Seriously, that is a big deal to leave me without something to say, but it is now it’s marked in history. Turning 50 is a […]

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Brown Butter S’mores Cookies

Tonight I decided to make Turkey Sloppy Joes for the family and hey I thought what goes better with sloppy joes, then Brown Butter S’mores Cookie? Well at least that’s what I think and you might agree after trying this recipe. This recipe is adapted from https://bromabakery.com/smores-cookies/ . It’s a pretty tasty one. I adjusted […]

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Carrots ~ Nature’s Hormone Balancer.

Hormones a bit out of control? Maybe carrot juice might be the answer. Carrots are loaded with a good source of beta carotene, fiber, vitamin K1, potassium, and antioxidants. But did you know raw carrots can actually help with absorbing estrogen. According to research, carrots contain unique undigestible fibers to help detox excess estrogen from […]

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Gigi’s Chocolate Chip, Pecan, Coconut and Cranberry Bars

The quarantine has me baking up a storm, well more like cookie bars, pies, cakes and the like. Having my grandkids living with us makes it so easy to bake sweet treats, so after homeschooling they always expects Gigi to have a treat ready. Now let me be honest it’s not easy on my waistline, […]

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Fried Black Eyed Peas

The southern girl in me desires black eyed peas and cornbread every now and then. But sometimes you want it to be a little fancier than normal. I love this recipe because it reminds me of my great aunt Jessie Mae. She would make cornbread in a madeleine baking pan and it just made it […]

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Grilled Veggies with Mustard Sauce

Spring is in the air and we all are quarantined to our homes, hopefully this time has given you the beautiful opportunity to cook more with your family. In my family there are two cooks, myself and my younger son, Tyler. Tyler loves to cook, but grilling is his passion. While he was away at […]

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Food For your Skin Type and Skincare Remedies from the Kitchen.

Let Food Be Thy Skincare  “Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates. I have seen this quote be true in my life and in the lives of many of my clients. Food is not only medicine for our bodies, but it is fuel for our minds, it comforts our souls and when we eat the right […]

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Vegan Marshmallow Fluff

Chickpeas, they’re not just for salads anymore. My mama was the type of person that never wasted anything. She taught us to use it all, if you can. She would hardly ever threw leftover food out, it always became a casserole or bread pudding, or rice pudding or some new recipe creation. During this time […]

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Eat your water: Hydrating Salad with a Green Goddess Dressing.

Did you know you can keep your immune system healthy by staying hydrated with food. However, don’t forget the water, coconut water and herbal teas. Most of the time when people are feeling hungry, it’s usually because they are thirsty. Next time you are reaching for something else to eat, drink a glass of water […]

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Shawarma Chickpea and Kale Stew

How I love spices, they bring the best out of any produce or protein and they are full of anti inflammatory healing properties. My good friend Zoe, pulled together some incredible food content queens and chefs around the nation to participate in a week of #quarantinekitchen cooking classes. Every chef came up with an unique […]

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Williams Sonoma Farm to Table Summer Cooking Class

My gosh! What an amazing turn out yesterday at my Farm to Table Summer cooking class at Williams Sonoma. I honestly felt like a little kid on Christmas, but enjoying everyone opening up the gifts of eating delicious organic produce, straight from the farm . I was so excited to see how everyone would respond […]

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“Raw Chick” Curry Stuffed Peppers

Eating more of a plant based diet can be one of the most cleansing things you can do for you body, mind and spirit. I like to give my body a break from refined sugars, lean meats and the occasional glass of wine. I love incorporating raw foods and vegan dishes into my daily meal […]

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Sundried Tomato Risotto ~ Easy Elegant Entertaining

What I love about entertaining at home, is spending time with my friends and family, so that means, not being in the kitchen all day, while everyone is having a good time in the other room. Who doesn’t want to be a part of the party?  I even bought our new house with that purpose […]

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