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Almond Butter Power Green Smoothie

Posted 06 June 2014 | By | Categories: almond butter, beverages, green smoothie, health food | No Comments

We all know that green smoothies aren’t anything new, especially here on this blog. These nutrient-dense green concoctions are fun to look at and even more fun to drink, particularly if you have an adventurous palate. For the most part, health enthusiasts and everyday individuals tend to enjoy their first sip of a green smoothie, […]


5 Health Benefits of Okra

Posted 04 June 2014 | By | Categories: health, health food, healthy foods, top 10 list | 5 Comments

When it comes to okra, many people are unaware that this often-fried southern vegetable contains a hefty amount of nutrition. Cultures in Africa have employed okra for a number of maladies, including diabetes and liver disease. Research has shown that many okra health benefits are attributed to the veggie’s polysaccharide and lecithin content, and its […]


Winter Chili

Posted 04 December 2012 | By | Categories: health food, healthy foods | 2 Comments

This post is part of Intoxicated on Life’s Wellness Wednesday Well, it isn’t winter yet, and heck, it doesn’t even feel like winter in my part of the country. Yesterday it got to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, in the beginning of December! Craziness. But despite that (and in my rebellious spirit), I’ve wanted to share with […]


Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

Posted 28 November 2012 | By | Categories: candy, chocolate, coconut oil, health food, healthy body, healthy dessert, low carb | 3 Comments

This post is a part of Simply Gluten and Sugar Free’s ‘Slightly Indulgent Tuesday’! Chocolate and peanut butter. They were both meant to be, weren’t they? I think so, which is why I wanted to put together these delicious chocolate peanut butter truffles to share with you for the holidays. Actually, when it comes to […]


Parsley Spinach Salad (Antioxidant Rich!)

Posted 26 September 2012 | By | Categories: health food | No Comments

This antioxidant rich salad is made with organic parsley and spinach. These two foods can be classified as “super foods” for their high amount of nutrients like vitamin A (eyesight and skin), vitamin C (immune function and healthy collagen), vitamin K (for healthy bones and blood), fiber and some amino acids. Vitamin A, C, and […]


Homemade Pickled Okra (PLUS: Coconut Oil Winner Announced!)

Posted 17 September 2012 | By | Categories: gardening, health food | No Comments

My okra plants in my organic garden have just started exploding with okra pods recently, which is weird considering we’re only 5 days away from fall. Although I love fall and winter weather, at the same time I’m hoping the seasons will be stretched (just a bit), so I can get more okra and zucchini […]


Jicama Fries

Posted 30 August 2012 | By | Categories: health food, healthy foods | 12 Comments

I’ve found a new french fry recipe that I love. I don’t usually go for fries from white potatoes, due to their high glycemic index (and also the fact that they are often fried in genetically modified soy and/or canola oils). These jicama fries, however, provide a side dish satisfaction that is slightly similar to […]

Chocolate: An Ounce a Day May Keep the Doctor Away

Chocolate: An Ounce a Day May Keep the Doctor Away

Posted 20 August 2012 | By | Categories: chocolate, health, health food, healthy dessert | 1 Comment

I eat chocolate literally every single day. Sometimes, when I feel a need for a break from caffeine, I will replace it with carob, or not eat it all together. But, I just couldn’t imagine going without it for myself. Many people, upon hearing my love for chocolate, are shocked that I support such a […]


Spicy “Noodle” Bowl

Posted 09 June 2012 | By | Categories: gluten free, grain free, health food, healthy foods, nutrition | 3 Comments

Here’s a spicy, simply “noodle” bowl I put together for lunch today. In my previous post, I mentioned the top 7 health benefits of cayenne pepper. In this recipe, I use jalapeƱo pepper, which has many of the same health benefits, including raising the body’s metabolic rate and increasing cardiovascular health. Have you ever made […]


Strawberry Muffins

Posted 05 March 2012 | By | Categories: coconut flour, cookbook, gluten free, grain free, health food, healthy dessert, healthy foods | 1 Comment

This post is a part of Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays over at Simply Sugar and Gluten-free These strawberry muffins are actually from my newest online cookbook, The Unconventional Gluten-free Cookbook. In it, I give more in depth analysis of the nutrition information of my recipes (which include chocolate cake, Paleo meatloaf, new green smoothies and more), […]

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