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Desserts

Exotic Spice Cookies

Super easy to make, the secret is adding the egg at the end. Exotic spices give them a phenomenal taste! 1 ˝ cup spelt flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 tea…

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7 Superfood Seeds to Add to Your Diet

Never underestimate the power of a seed. Just think about the bitty little things: They may be just a speck, but within than speck are the nutrients that will power a seedling to sprout forth and ente…

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5 Ways to Survive a Sugar Detox

So you’ve decided to dump sugar. Just like with any break-up, you’ll need a plan to get through those first lonely days. One key to survival? Keep the extreme detox short, says Brooke Alpert, register…

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Coconut Waffles (Gluten-Free, Dairy Free)

These gluten-free, dairy-free, fiber-full waffles are so delicious you’ll soon forget how healthy they are. I developed this recipe for my book 60 Seconds to Slim but they are also perfect for a leisu…

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Delicious Maple Pecan Shortbread Cookies (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

These gluten-free and dairy-free (yes, shortbread cookies without butter!) are my favorite cookies ever.  No one would believe they are a gluten-free and dairy-free option. They have been a holiday tr…

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Maple Chocolate Pecan Pie

This is a decadent variation on my aunt Maggie's pecan pie which is hands-down the best I've ever tasted. Smokey, sweet, nutty, crunchy and gooey at the same time. I just want to jump in there and rol…

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5 Iconic Holiday Cookies Made Healthier

You may be asking who in their right mind would want to make a cookie healthier? True; it’s a treat, a splurge, an immutable indulgence. However, healthier doesn’t necessarily mean lower in fat or cal…

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Roasted Butternut Squash Pie

Winter came in with a bang here in the northeast a few days ago with our first major snowstorm of the year.  Given the cold weather, it seemed like the perfect time to make this rich, delicious pie. A…

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7 Gifts You Can Make in a Mason Jar

The holidays are just around the corner, and it's a good idea to get started if you're planning to have a handmade holiday this season. I'm not a big believer in "stuff," but I do love showing my frie…

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5 Tips for Sticking to Your Diet During Thanksgiving

Most of us have been there. You starve yourself with skimpy salads just before the big holiday parties and get-togethers, then woof down the heavily iced cake, the whipped cream, and nummy chocolates …

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