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You CAN Kick The Cheese Habit. Here’s How.

“Cheese consumption in the U.S. rose from 15 pounds per person per year in 1975 to more than 30 pounds in 1999. And you can thank the federal government. The USDA Report to Congress on the Dairy Promo…

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Help For Adding More Veggies to Your Diet

Part two of a three part series. Read part one here. If you’re looking to make a transition from high-calorie, high-sugar, high-meat, and high-fat in your diet—to more leaner eats filled with yum…

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Vegan Cream & Sour Cream (Recipes)

This Fall, Green Diva Lynn and I had the honor of conducting an interactive workshop on smoothies at the annual Puna Culinary Festival, which was held at Kalani. Kalani is a retreat center that honors…

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Squashy Black Bean Stew

Fresh squash or canned pumpkin makes this a flavorful thick stew, with a Mexican flavor and a bit of spice. 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onions, chopped 2 cloves  garlic, minced 1 tablespoon chili p…

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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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5 Soy-Free Milk Alternatives

A whopping 91 percent of the soy grown here in the U.S. is genetically modified, and the easiest way to ensure that a soy product isn't GM is to stick with organic. USDA certified organic foods, by de…

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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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Heavenly Sweet Potatoes

This dish is very simple, but extremely delicious. The soft creaminess inside with the slightly caramelized crunch and nibbles of pecan bits creates a heavenly eating experience! 13 cups sweet pota…

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Very Veggie Spaghetti Sauce

This is chock full of vegetables with a slight hint of heat from the jalapenos - very tasty over noodles or brown rice. Angel hair pasta is a favorite of ours since it is lighter textured. 2 cloves…

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Clever Comebacks When Your Healthy Food Choices are Criticized

It's going to happen, especially when friends and family gather for holiday dinners and parties where all types of food will be served. You’ll want to maintain your typical eating habits, but someone …

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