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Maca Root Health Benefits

Peruvians have been using maca root as a medicinal and everyday food for centuries.  Grown in the high Andes, this revived superfood is used as traditional medicine to boost energy, stamina and sexual function. The...

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Traditional Homemade Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a cold soup traditionally made of raw vegetables that generally has a tomato base. This delicious soup is said to originate in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia.   Gazpacho is a refreshing...

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Healthy Lime in the Coconut Cocktail

Embrace the heat with a healthy Lime in de Coconut cocktail. Of course, a healthy drink should be made without alcohol.   Whether you are right dab in the middle of the city or on...

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Coconut Lime Rice with Cilantro

One of my favorite side dishes is Coconut Lime Rice with Cilantro. It’s easy to prepare in a pinch plus it keeps well in the refrigerator for up to a week.  In this recipe, if...

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Pear Ginger Flambé with Gorgonzola

This is a very decadent dessert, the kind you’d find in Old World Europe along a charming Auberges restaurant on some hidden cobblestone street.   Ah, the sweet richness of ripe lush pears coupled with...

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Homemade Chocolate Pasta

Although the majority of us think of chocolate as something for dessert, Europeans have been adding it to pasta since the 1500s when cacao beans were first introduced.  Look at it this way; cacao beans...

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Healthy Dairy Free Fudgesicles

We all know that having a healthy diet can be rather expensive. I don’t know about you, but I spend around $4.00– $5.00 for just one fudgecycle that’s organic, vegan and dairy free. Now mind...

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Creamy Dairy Free Carrot Soup

This has to be my favorite soup, especially in the spring.   Just think about it, carrots are one of the first vegetables that poke their heads out of the ground in the springtime.  Besides,...

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Spinach Avocado Salad with Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette

The perfect blend of “good for you” fats, this spinach avocado salad is the ultimate delight. The slightly tangy vinaigrette coupled with creamy avocado and crisp spinach is absolutely fabulous. Serve with a favorite meal...

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