Butternut Squash Soup Recipe – SO YUMMY!

If you enjoy Butternut Squash in any capacity, I highly recommend you try this recipe. This is the best Butternut Squash Soup Recipe I have ever tasted and want everyone to experience this rich harvest flavor. This graceful gourd is not only full of nutrition and health benefits, it is festive, warming and tastes great too.

It is a one pot wonder of easiness and a recipe that your friends will ask you for. Ask me how I know…

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The Best Guacamole!

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Who doesn’t love the creamy, fresh texture and taste of an avocado?  In case you didn’t know, avocados have been claimed as one of the healthiest foods on the planet! When you mash it up and add some flavor, it becomes the most heavenly food ever, GUAC! Grocery stores sell prepackaged guacamole that is loaded with preservatives and natural flavors to keep it fresh, but why not throw together this quick and easy recipe with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.

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Thai Napa Crunch Salad with Cilantro Peanut Dressing

Sometimes the typical garden salad can get boring… yeah that’s right, I admitted that salad can be boring. And who wants to eat boring? Not me, at least not every day….and this is why I love Thai Napa Crunch Salad.  This salad chews up boring and spits bad reputation out its mouth.

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Raw Berry Pie

Raw Berry Pie is a dessert experience that you will feel good about. It’s fresh, flavorful, and full of raw enzymes and antioxidants!

I firmly believe that their are ways to satisfy sweet cravings, without feeling tired or guilty afterward and Raw Berry Pie is one of them.  I searched for a raw pie crust recipe, and have to say I hit the jackpot when I discovered Rawtarian’s simple raw pie crust! With just 5 ingredients, I feel like I could make this at any given moment in under 3 minutes. This pie was such a hit, that I had to make another pie the next day and both were devoured in less than 30 minutes! 🙂

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Raw Carrot Cake Cupcakes

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For my GOLDEN Birthday on Sunday, I wanted to share with my friends and family a simple gluten-free, dairy-free dessert. I decided to branch out of the box this year and try RAW CARROT CAKE CUPCAKES by FullyRaw Kristina! 🙂 They are super simple and super tasty if you are a fan of the raw food lifestyle.

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Vegetarian Beet Burgers

Once upon a time, I wanted to be a vegetarian. I decided to give it a try… and lasted about 1 week. Who was I kidding? I love meat – especially a good burger! However, I have friends that are vegetarians and they deserve a non-soy-based “meat” substitute! It’s burger-inspired, earthy in taste, yet delicious enough to satisfy hungry carnivores (especially if you have avocado… you always need to have avocado, people).

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Who wants to eat chemically-laden soy veggie “meat” when they can have the option to make their own version of vegetable burgers without all of the additives?! Not me. 🙂 I saw this recipe on The Biggest Much blog and I decided I HAD to give it a try! Play around with the ingredients, and feel free to add in various spices, herbs, etc. Don’t feel constrained by a recipe!

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Strawberry Lime Tropical Paradise Juice Recipe

Today I wanted to share with you a delicious recipe that I think beats any bottled juice – hands down. Not only does it taste incredibly delicious, it’s loaded with powerful RAW nutrition (and enzymes)!

Incase you missed my “Misleading Monday” post about fresh juice versus bottled juice, it’s definitely worth the read! Avoid being misguided into thinking that bottled juices are a healthy alternative to fresh (raw) juice!

Strawberry Lime Tropical Paradise

Perfect for the start of spring, and swimsuit season around the corner! 😉

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Sweet Potato Fries with limey dipping sauce & spiced salt

I’m in love with sweet potatoes. I don’t understand why… well, actually I do. It’s because I load them up with mineral-rich Himalayan Sea Salt. These fries are the perfect mix of sweet and salty… they are addictive, and they are delicious. I shouldn’t feel bad though, because sweet potatoes host many vitamins and minerals (vitamin C, vitamin D, iron, magnesium, potassium, and carotenoids).

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Homemade Mayonnaise


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Mayonnaise. We need it for tuna, egg salad, and zesty lime dipping sauce – at least those are some of my uses for it! 😉 Since store-bought mayonnaise can be kind of pricey, and have hidden bad ingredients in it, I tend to make my own mayonnaise and store it in a mason jar for a good 1-2 weeks.

To save you time, and give you some “food for thought,” I decided to do a comparison between 4 different store-bought mayonnaises to see how they compare to each other. I highlighted the “bad” ingredients, and explained why they are considered bad underneath each label. 🙂

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Homemade Crunchy Gluten Free Granola

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Homemade Crunchy Gluten-Free Granola 

My husband always loves to have something crunchy to go with every meal (bread, crackers, chips, croutons, etc…). Since “crunchy” options are not always the healthiest options and I am transitioning to be gluten-free, he now uses this granola to satisfy his crunch fix. He eats handfuls of this granola plain, sprinkled on salads (cute, right?), with greek yogurt and berries, or in a bowl of iced almond milk.  When we run out, he asks me when I am going to make more of this crunchy, satisfying staple. Needless to say, it’s our go to recipe. I just love how simple it is to altar it with the ingredients you have on hand.

below is how I generally make mine, feel free to experiment with yours!

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Broiled Grapefruit with Honey, Vanilla, Cinnamon, and Cardamom

My husband knows my love language. You can see some proof below. 🙂

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I give all credit to this recipe/post to my husband Ethan. I never knew a grapefruit could taste so delicious until today. Thanks to him, I experienced a new flavor combination that takes an ordinary grapefruit, and transforms it into a party in your mouth like no one is watching and get jiggy with it grapefruit. Seriously.

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