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Sugar Cookie Hearts

I rarely make cookies. They just seem like way too much work, but this sugar cookie recipe was really easy and I just had to trust that 12 minutes really was enough cooking time!   Makes 24 cookies 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting ½ tsp...

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Eat to Reboot, Recharge, Restore

Now the New Year is behind us it’s a perfect time to reset the food button. Forget dieting and think “reboot”. Food should be pleasurable, it should recharge, reenergize and restore you—not make you feel guilty and sluggish. So let’s make some new food goals to boost...

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Best Farm-to-Table Meal in Cuba

The minute you walk into “El Paraiso” in Vinales, Rachel, who runs the restaurant and farm with her father, greets you with the biggest smile. Part farm and restaurant, El Paraiso sits on a hill overlooking the valley - and has been voted the number...

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Reviving, Revitalizing Soups!

Soups are a winter favorite and with the right ingredients they can be just what the doctor ordered. We checked out the American Institute for Cancer Research wwww.aicr.org for two awesome recipes, which we made and thoroughly enjoyed. Make sure you cook up big batches...

Roasted turkey garnished with cranberries on a rustic style table decoraded with pumpkins, gourds, asparagus, brussel sprouts, baked vegetables, pie, flowers, and candles.

The Best of Holiday Leftovers

The great thing about making a huge holiday meal is the leftovers! With a little imagination and some staples from your fridge you can whip up the most delicious, easy and crowd pleasing dishes. Here are three of our favorites.     Turkey Enchilladas Makes 16 Enchiladas  6 Tbs                  ...

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Lemon Cupcakes – Traditional and Vegan!

Whatever your preference we have you covered with these two foolproof lemon cupcake recipes. Both met with rave reviews…enjoy!     TRADITIONAL RECIPE – Makes 12 – 15 cupcakes 1½ cups                    all-purpose flour 1tsp                            baking powder ½tsp                           salt 1 stick                        unsalted butter, melted 1¼ cups                    sugar 3                                  large...

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Vegan Baking 101: Holiday Cookies

The holidays are full of yummy treats! I mean if there was ever a reason to wear those elastic waist pants outside of your own home, holiday treats are it. Cakes, pies, and Santa’s personal favorite (trust us, he told us himself): cookies. Unfortunately, those cookies...

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All Natural Peanut Butters

November is Peanut Butter Lover's Month and we are definitely a part of the peanut butter lover's club! Are you? When it comes to peanut butter there's a lot of conversation around whether or not peanut butter is "healthy." There are plenty of brands that contain...

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Naturally vs Synthetic Caffeine

We all need our caffeine fix, unless your one of those people who go caffeine free of course (seriously, HOW do you do it?) Some of us go for coffee, while other prefer tea, soda, or even snacking on chocolate to boost energy levels. But...