Food

Paleo Apple Cinnamon “Oatmeal”

So I decided to do Whole 30 again. The last time I did it which was a few years ago I was not successful. I gave up about half way through it, not because I missed junk food, but because I was creating a shit ton of anxiety in my head over the things I "was allowed"...

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Avocado Basil Pesto with Zucchini Noodles

One of my favorite summer flavors is basil. We used to grow tons of it in our backyard garden and have an abundance of basil in every meal. After harvesting several bunches we would come up with different ways to incorporate it into our meals. A standard tomato,...

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Summer Melon Salad

Ok this is probably the easiest summer recipe I've ever created. Not only is it ridiculously tasty, but it also doesn't need any measuring. I repeat: NO MEASURING! For all you lazy chefs out there, this one is for you. My favorite way to make food is by "eyeball...

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Easy Vegetarian Split Pea Soup

Vegetarian split pea soup is now one of my favorites to make. I've never been a fan of peas, so I always avoided split pea soup. The color and texture never appealed to me anyway, let alone the fast that there were peas in it. But the weather here lately has been a...

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Turkey Chili

The thing I love most about this turkey chili is how fast it is. I have to give credit to my boyfriend who created this turkey chili recipe. One night he said he was going to make a pot of turkey chili for dinner, and then like 20 minutes later it was ready. I...

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Irish Steel Cut Oatmeal with Apples

I don't often make oatmeal for breakfast because I prefer a higher fat breakfast (eggs and avocado with some fermented veggies like kimchi are my go-to). I do like Irish steel cut oatmeal at times, especially in the winter, because it's warming, filling, and oh so...

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Christmas Fruit Bake

This Christmas Fruit Bake is a really quick and simple, yet healthy and delicious, because... have we met? It's sort of my thing at this point that I like to take delicious recipes I see around the internet and simplify them. I've seen so many baked fruit recipes that...

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Healthy Gingerbread for the Holidays

This weekend I decided to make by first gingerbread! All I have been wanting to do lately is eat food that tastes like Christmas. Spices like cinnamon, clove, ginger, and foods like citrus fruits, pomegranates, and cranberries. Gingerbread, however is brand new to me...

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Simple Stuffed Acorn Squash

Acorn squash is just one of many amazing foods in season during the fall. Every year I get giddy with excitement to see all the lovely colors and shapes of the season's quash harvest. Since I spend less time at the beach *tear* and more time in the kitchen, I'm a...

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Homemade Strawberry Jam

Strawberry jam is something I don't regularly eat because most products at the supermarket are full of preservatives, sugars and artificial flavors. However, at this time of the year strawberries are in season here in the Hamptons. Strawberry picking is a typical...

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Honest Product Reviews: Best Protein Bar

One of the things I struggle the most with when it comes to eating well is finding a good protein bar. I try to stay away from processed foods and protein bars are most definitely a highly processed food. I have spent way too much time in the grocery store reading...

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Banana Chips

I LOVE These! Oh my God! This is quite possibly one of the most simple and basic recipes I could post, other than how to boil water. These banana chips are a great snack to add to granola, trail mix or just enjoy by itself. It's chewy and sweet flavor...

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Stuffed Cabbage Stew

Here is an easy and delicious dinner with a few simple ingredients that will be perfect for cold winter nights. It's an updated (and much easier) take on cabbage rolls that I improvised. I only came up with it because I had cabbage and needed to use it up, and I had...

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Orange Spice Date Balls

Ok, I'm just gonna say it... Balls are all the rage right now! (*giggles*) I know how it sounds, but it's true. Everywhere I look there are recipes for various kinds of superfood balls. I just wish we could come up with a better name, otherwise I'd be shouting from...

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New Year’s Good Luck Soup

Every year my family celebrates New Year's Day with a delicious lunch at an old friend's house. Our friends cook an amazing meal of traditional southern cuisine that's meant to be eaten when celebrating the new year. We feast on collard greens, black eyed peas, pork,...

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Healthy Alternatives for Holiday Cocktails

I am so happy to have back guest blogger Kiley from One Healthy Hamptons to share with us her picks for healthier alternatives for holiday cocktails. There’s LOTS to celebrate this time of year! With holiday parties left and right, it’s important to be aware of what...

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