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Welcome! So, what the heck is this website all about?! Mostly about health, fitness, nutrition, wellness, movement, green living, and just about anything that relates to living a health promoting lifestyle. You’ll find blogs on a wide variety of topics (whatever I’m thinking about or into that day or requested by a follower). You’ll find recipes, food and supplement buying guides, information on seminars, and eventually some exercise and cooking videos. Enjoy browsing the site for ideas on how to make your life healthier.

Easy Refrigerator Pickles & Peppers

If you’re like me, you want to make pickles from all those summer cucumbers, but you find canning to be too much work.  This recipe allows you to easily have homemade pickles.  Because these aren’t made from canning, they won’t last as long, but you can keep them in the refrigerator for several days or […]

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Summer Cucumber Avocado Soup (or Smoothie)

Cucumbers are in season!  If you grow them, you know how abundantly they can grow.  If you don’t grow them, head to your local farmer’s market and purchase some to make this tasty soup.  Cucumbers aren’t just for salads!  Cucumbers are primarily water which is great for hydrating you during warm summer days.  The avocados […]

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Easy Homemade (and healthy!) Ice Cream Recipes – No Ice Cream Maker Needed

I love me some ice cream!  But it’s not a good idea to regularly indulge in the sugary stuff, even the better kinds.  When you are trying to eat clean and want a reasonably healthy ice cream-like substance, I suggest the following recipes.  You don’t need an ice cream maker, but these recipes are best […]

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DIY – Anti-Aging Face Treatments (Some Are Edible!)

Why spend a fortune on ant-aging face masks and other face treatments that may contain questionable ingredients, when you can make your own low cost treatments from ingredients you can find in the produce section at the market? Below are a few recipes for natural anti-aging facial treatments, including some that you can eat the […]

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Gluten-Free Apple Date Cookies

I don’t often post recipes for sweets, but I know many of us “need” them every now and then.  I am more of a ‘sweets only for special occasions’ kind of girl.  Easter is coming up soon, so I am looking at sweets recipes to take to the Easter family gathering.  My sweets are always […]

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Onion Dip for Your Veggies

My husband likes french onion dip, but most every french onion dip on the market is pretty junky with bad ingredients.  So, if you like onion dip and still want to eat clean, check out this recipe for dipping your veggies in. Onion Dip 1 C. Plain Yogurt (or sour cream if you want a […]

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Simple Sauces and Dressings to Make in a Snap

Need a simple sauce or dressing that takes bare minutes to make?  Well, here are just a few easy-peasy recipes to add to your repertoire.  You can increase or decrease the amounts in the recipes but stick to the same ratios.  Making these sauces and dressings yourself will help you avoid a lot of the […]

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Hot Spinach & Artichoke Dip (or Side Dish)

I made this recipe for Christmas 2014 and really loved it.  Mine turned out a bit thick, and while others did use it as a dip with tortilla chips, I ate it as a side dish.  I also have found it to be great as a leftover.  I have combined it with canned salmon for […]

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Raw Cacao Truffles (with nuts & coconut – yum!)

I just posted a recipe for Chewy Cherry Truffles, but since truffle-like desserts are so awesome, here’s another truffle recipe.  Ingredients: 1 C. Raw Cashews, soaked for at least 20 minutes (and drained)  *Could try to sub in another nut or do a nut mixture 1/3 C. Raw Honey 1/2 C. Raw Cacao Powder 1/2 […]

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Chewy Cherry (or any berry) Truffles

Truffles are popular (because they are so tasty!), and they can be pricey to get really good quality, clean, organic ones.  So, you could just make your own.  With the holidays upon us (at the time of posting), now is a great time to make some homemade truffles to give as gifts or to serve […]

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