Comfort food that won’t weigh you down

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I don’t know about you, but this month I’m craving lighter food with fresh flavors. It’s definitely still winter, so warming and comforting is also a requirement. To me, warm salads strike just the right balance.

The warm salad formula = lots of roasted and raw fruits and vegetables + a bit of protein + herbs and spices + the perfect tangy vinaigrette

Here are three to try:

Stay warm and be well!

Giveaway: stylish 2014 calendar

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NOTE: This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Gina!

I was lucky enough to receive not just one, but two, of the the lovely 2014 calendars from Print Smitten that I wrote about here. I promptly hung one up in my office, but I’m giving away the other to one of my dear readers!

To enter the giveaway, please share a link to this page on Facebook and then leave a comment below.

I will draw a winner on Wednesday, January 29. U.S. residents only please.

Chocolate chunk cookies with cashew butter and sea salt

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I’m about to share with you something really special. Absolutely delicious chocolate chip cookies with no gluten, no dairy, no refined sugar, and no starches or gums. They’re kind of like the unicorn of baking.

These cookies are soft and chewy in the middle and golden and crisp around the edges. The cashew butter, ghee and honey lend buttery, caramel flavor, and the quinoa flakes give a bit of texture like a cowboy cookie.

People who eat gluten and dairy and refined sugar will ask you for the recipe. They’re that good.

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January wishlist

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Here’s what caught my eye this month:

Time to relax: A winter playlist and cranberry scones

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Welcome to the time to catch your breath and cozy up with something warm part of winter. I have a playlist and a super tasty paleo scone recipe recommendation to help you along.


This playlist has been the soundtrack to my January. It’s mellow but not sleepy, with a hint of melancholy. Perfect for curling up by the fire (or imagining you are). Continue reading