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The Best EVER Holiday Cranberry Recipe!


cranberry 1 Cranberry Sauce with Cherries, Marsala and Rosemary

This recipe hails from a very well- worn and much loved Thanksgiving issue of Bon Appetit from 1999..… one that I borrowed from a very dear friend that year, and to this day, it still keeps company with my other cherished magazines and cookbooks in MY kitchen cupboard.

Of course, it was never my intention to hang on to it for so darn long, but life happens, the years roll by and eventually we both moved from the old neighborhood. In this season of giving thanks, I know that have a grateful heart for all of the treasured memories that were created with our friendship, kids and families. And I am blessed to be reminded of those memories each year when I take this old stained,  dog-eared magazine off the shelf for yet one more go round.   read more…

Falling into Health

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Blustery afternoons, falling leaves, vibrant colors, and delicious crisp clean air.

Fall is undeniably my favorite season. I love taking long walks or riding my bike this time of year and as the season begins to unfold, it feels like there is an electrifying magic in the air. It’s also time to dig out our warm comfy sweaters, snuggly socks and get ready to light the fireplace for the first fire of the season! read more…

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It’s Thyme to Turnip the Beet!  So come with me, be inspired with ideas for living a healthy balanced life, gain 1472084_436290906472084_180006213_nnew tools and learn what the powerful experience of Integrative Health and Wellness Coaching can mean for you.

I have been working for the last many months to bring all of the elements of my website together and I am now happy to share that everything is finally in place and my website is finally live!

Explore the offerings on the pages of my site, sign up for the FREE Healthy Eating Handbook and please join the contact list! I will be kind to your inbox and promise to share only occasional blogs, lifestyle tips, recipes and early bird discounts for classes, workshops and programs.

Everything in life is a work in progress, as is my site. I will be adding additional content, programs and features to my site as time goes on – if you have any ideas or suggestions you’d like to see, I’d love to hear from you! read more…

Healthy Homemade Salad Dressings

I love eating with the seasons. It seems to come so naturally and my body always lets me know exactly what it is hungry for.  In the winter, we crave comfort foods tosalad warm us and keep us grounded. Now, that spring has slipped into summer we hunger towards a lighter fare just as the gardens are opening up in a delightful and brilliant rainbow of leafy greens.

Which can only mean one thing ….. SALADS!!

For many, this also comes with the challenge of deciding what to put on their salads while keeping things healthy.  One of the questions I am most often asked by my clients is “what do you put on your salads?”  Sharing that I make my own has been met with a variety of responses but most commonly are “Oh, that’s too hard or it’s too much work” but mostly, “I’d love to but I have no idea of what to use”.  So I’m hoping to dispel some of the mystery here, take out the guess work and “whisk” all of you away! read more…

Everyday Ways to Detoxify Your Body

mark-318149_1280With the current health craze in full swing, it would be easy to think that “doing a detox” is the latest and greatest fix for whatever ails you. In    truth, detoxifying the body has been practiced for centuries by cultures around the world including Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine practices.   Detoxification is about resting, cleansing and nourishing the body from the inside out.  By removing and eliminating toxins, and supplying your body with nutrient dense foods, detoxifying can help protect you from disease and renew your ability to maintain optimum health.


How does detoxification work?

In short, detoxification means cleaning the blood. This is done by removing impurities from the blood through the liver, where toxins are processed for elimination. The body also eliminates toxins through our kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymph and our skin. However, when this system is compromised and impurities aren’t properly filtered, it can adversely affect every cell in our body.  Consider your car, you change the oil filter so it will run at its optimal best. Since we cannot change our liver, the best we can do is keep it highly functional through a thorough occasional cleansing.

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Liver-Detoxifying Green Juice Recipe

Hail the Mighty Liver!green juicing

The liver is one of the most essential organs in the body. It is a multi-tasking organ which filters and purifies the blood.  The liver works to filter out toxins, so keeping your liver in the best possible shape is vital to keep your body functioning properly.  So whether it’s time to show your liver a little love from overindulging or you want to pave the way to having better energy and health,  this Liver-Detoxifying Juice is a great place to begin!   Makes approximately 2  12-ounce servings of fresh juice.

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