Bath, Body, and Beauty Must-Haves for Winter

Beauty Must-Haves for Winter! From hydrating clay masks to moisturizing night creams to the prettiest statement hues, these are my picks for the Bath, Body, and Beauty Must-Haves for Winter 2017. Oh, winter. You were a forced to be reckoned with this year, and I wasn’t prepared. Even though every Westeros resident kept trying to warn me......
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Italian Chopped Kale Salad with Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette

This Italian Chopped Kale Salad combines kale, radicchio, and romaine with all of the delicious goodies typical of an Italian chopped salad and a tangy Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette. I love a good chopped salad, don’t you? The first time I ever had a chopped salad was when I was working at an Italian hotel restaurant......
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Italian Cannoli Cake with Rum and Chocolate Ganache

Italian Cannoli Cake is composed of layers of rum-soaked vanilla buttermilk cake, creamy ricotta and mascarpone cannoli filling, rich chocolate ganache, and a cinnamon and citrus kissed buttercream. As an Italian growing up in New Jersey, cannolis had a quintessential role in my life. They were a prominent part of any dessert table or special occasion, happily......
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32 Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipes (from Breakfast to Dessert!)

Celebrate with 32 delicious and healthy Valentine’s Day recipes sure to impress, from breakfast to dessert and everything in-between! Oh, Valentine’s Day. Even if you don’t have a Valentine, it’s a wonderful day to spend time with those you love and appreciate, whether that’s a friend, family, or even your pet. And what better way......
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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Foodies

Delicious, useful, and unique Valentine’s Day gift ideas for foodies! Gift your favorite chef, baker, foodie, wine lover, or coffee addict the perfect gift. Welcome to another Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Foodies edition! Last year we featured some pretty great (and delicious) things, and I’m excited to bring you guys some even better stuff......
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Vegan Strawberry Balsamic Smoothie Bowl

This Vegan Strawberry Balsamic Smoothie Bowl post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SameSilkySmoothTaste #CollectiveBias The first time I ever had balsamic strawberries was 10 years ago in culinary school. We were learning about macerating berries that day, and our stainless steel tables were sprawled with bowls......
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Hearty Healthy Turkey and Bean Chili

This healthy Turkey and Bean Chili is hearty, comforting, and perfect for a chilly winter day. It uses a special ingredient of raw cocao to balance and mellow the spices. As I type this, I’m sitting in bed and hiding from the world underneath the comfort of my blankets. I’m sipping my second cup of......
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Farro Breakfast Bowls with Za’atar and Lemon Tahini

These healthy and veggie-packed Farro Breakfast Bowls are full of flavor thanks to easy, make-your-own za’atar and a creamy lemon tahini sauce. I was watching TV the other night when the fact that I had a beautiful, unopened jar of raw tahini in the back of the pantry suddenly dawned on me. This happens to......
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How to Keep Your New Year’s Health Resolutions

Whether it’s to lose weight or eat healthier, here’s some help to ensure you keep your New Year’s health resolutions. This post is sponsored by Planet Fitness, but (as always) the opinions expressed here are my own. New Year, New You. Right?! Right. Except here’s the problem: sometimes the ‘new you’ part fizzles out fairly......
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  • Simple and healthy Breakfast Parfaits Two Ways

Healthy Breakfast Parfaits Two Ways

These Healthy Breakfast Parfaits Two Ways (Coconut Cranberry + Pecan Pie) are made simple with Great Grains cereal and protein-packed Greek yogurt. Video included! Happy 2017! I don’t know about you, but I was so ready for a new year. What better way to celebrate a brand new year than with some healthy recipes? Let’s......
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