Oats Recipes That Stick To Your Ribs

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Photo courtesy: For Love and Lemons | Recipe: Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries

Time to get back into comfort food. Our favorite oats recipes can be enjoyed year round but they are extra nourishing in the cooler months. Oats contain a powerful soluble fiber that improves your blood flow and increases the growth of good bacteria in your digestive tract. They are a warm and yummy way to keep your body rich in […]

Rooibos Tea Recipes Make Us Never Go Back to Black

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We are ever in search of new and delicious varieties of herbal teas.  Our latest favorite is rooibos tea, which hails from southern Africa. It is a full-bodied, caffeine-free alternative to black tea and has plenty of health benefits to boost.  Rooibos (pronounced “ROY-boss”) is one of the many benefits of our ever-expanding global community! Rooibos Tea For Breakfast Did […]

Home Tea Blends: Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice

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Tea is great for relaxation but the flavor and the routine can get a bit bland. Home tea blends let you keep your tea time interesting. You can create an assortment of tea blends that best fit your tastes. In addition, you can create them in bulk so you can enjoy well into the future (with the help of an […]

Small Meals: The Way of The Future

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The time of eating three meals a day has long since past. Eating small meals throughout your day is the way of the future. An already common habit in places like Italy and Paris, it’s time to adopt it here in the US. Not only is it healthier, but it’s also pretty fun, an unusual descriptor when it comes to […]

Spring Rolls: Goodbye Winter, Hello Healthy Eating

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Spring is just around the corner. Why not celebrate the season with some fresh spring rolls? They perfectly celebrate what spring has to offer! These rolls are packed with vibrant vegetables and flavors. They are also a nice change of pace after a season’s worth of hardy winter foods. Fresh & Falvorful Winter brought along comforting soups and stews that […]

Alternative Nut Butter: A Healthy Departure From The Standard Peanut

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Looking for a healthy alternative to peanut butter, or just a change of pace? Then alternative nut butter is perfect for you! Use one to make any peanut butter recipe a little healthier. Or, simply spice up your next PB&J. Either way, your choice of flavor variations are endless and variety is the spice of life! A Handful of Almonds […]

Afternoon Tea: Take 5 Every Day

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It’s tough to find time for yourself. The best way to achieve this, while getting some relief from your relentless tasks, is to relax with an afternoon tea ritual. Forget coffee, all that caffeine just adds to the stress and creates dependency. Take some time to yourself around 3 o’clock to have a warm herbal drink (instead of reaching for […]

Coconut: The Swiss Army Knife of Fruits

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In a sea of “superfoods”, one stands out among the rest. Coconut is everywhere these days but this is not without good reason. Every day, people are finding more and more uses for this tropical gem. It is used for health, cooking, or even beauty products/skin care. It really does seem to be the swiss army knife of fruits. Cute as […]

Pilates Reformer Exercise For Abs + Buns of Steel

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Diet and cardio not quite cutting it? You can lose a little weight, but you won’t be truly happy with your figure until you add some muscle-building into the mix.  Used by women of all ages, Pilates reformer classes will strengthen your core and give you that muscle tone you’ve been yearning for.  It all started with the exercise philosophy […]

Herbal Tea: Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Traditional Chinese medicine worked to enhance health and address core issues in the body.   Chinese practitioners used cooling teas to help the body overcome fevers.  Hot teas addressed problems such as high fat levels in the bloodstream.  Herbal tea continues to be an effective way to heal the body or even lose a little weight.  Teas can be made from fresh or […]

Beets Are in Season! Boost Your Energy + Stamina

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Photo courtesy: A Healthy Perspective | Recipe: Oven Baked Beet Chips

Valentine’s Day is over, but we’re still riding the “red” train!  The best part of the day for us (we all agreed) was giving and receiving treats.  However, it may be time to trade in your sugar goodies for nature’s sweet veggie instead. Beets are officially in season and the delicious, hearty, root vegetable is surprisingly easy to bake with. It is […]

Persimmons Add Festivity + Fiber to Boring Old Breakfasts

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Photo courtesy: Fanny the Foodie | Recipe: Toasted Persimmon Coconut Porridge

Why are pumpkins getting all the hype? Persimmons are Fall’s most underrated fruit and work well in sweet or savory conditions. The Vitamin A and C rich darlings are wonderful as toppings or on their own. If you’re heading out to the Farmer’s Market this weekend, add a couple to your list! Persimmons in Season In our LA Farmer’s Market […]