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Forks Over Knives Family Cookbook Review

Fact: Getting my daughter to eat healthy, plant-based meals reminds me of the first time I did bosu.   I fell flat on my face and twisted my ankle, but I got up and kept going because I told myself my butt will NOT look like Aunt Nora’s when I turn 40. Genetics be damned.     […]


What’s In Season? Everyday Super-food Orange. Recipe Roundup! 6

We all know and love this everyday super-food, the mighty orange!  But here’s a factoid you might not have known….it’s not the tired old, “it’s got lots of vitamin C and fights colds”, this is much juicier orange gossip.  All the goodies are in the white stringy stuff you pick off. Yeah, […]

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Green Chef Meal Kit Delivery Service Product Review 4

Are meal kit delivery services the next thing since sliced kale? Find out if it’s all it’s cracked up to be with my Green Chef Meal Kit Delivery Service Product Review. A few weeks ago I noticed a sponsored post on Facebook to get four free meals and decided to test it […]

The Worst Thing You Can Tell Yourself When Fighting Sugar Addiction 2

We all tell ourselves little white lies, but what’s the WORST thing you can tell yourself when fighting sugar addiction? Keep reading…   You’re at an office party, talking to Steve, and suddenly a scent hits your nose and your vision narrows like a nuclear submarine ready to strike. There must be […]

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Binge Eating Disorder (BED) And The Addictive Power of Foods 7

Do you suffer from Binge Eating Disorder (BED)?  You slip into the pantry and shut the door, hoping no one sees or hears you. As your fingers brush the greasy crumbs at the bottom of the bag, although you barely remember eating them, you’re reaching for the next bag – […]

Eco Friendly Stainless Steel Lunchbox Breakdown 4

It’s back to school time and my daughter and I were on the hunt for a eco-friendly stainless steel lunchbox.    Allow me to lay out some handy storage options for both kids and work-lunches. Healthy alternatives for kids and portion control for adults! Booya!   I’m surprised at how few, […]

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The Number One Way To Get Kids To Eat Healthy Meals 6

Is it like pulling teeth to get your family to eat healthy meals?  You’ve already heard of this, but you’ve forgotten the sheer power. Let me re-introduce you to….the bar – home style.  Why does it work?  Because kids of all ages love to have a hand in building their meals. […]


How To Transition To A Whole Food, Plant-based Diet – Five First Steps 1

Last week we chatted about why you want to make a change, this week we’re discussing how to transition to a vegan, vegetarian or whole food, plant-based diet.      You’ve answered your five questions. Now it’s time to get into action.   I’ll continue with the example of a mentoring/coaching client, […]

Five Questions To Ask Before Switching To Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet 2

You’re ready to get started and are searching for help. Stop! First ask yourself these five questions before switching to a whole food, plant-based diet (or vegan or vegetarian). Lately I’ve seen quite a few Facebook posts from people that say they’ve [insert reason here] and want to switch to a vegan, vegetarian or […]

5 Questions To Ask Before Switching To A Whole Food, Plant-based diet


What’s Rejuvelac? 4

We all know the benefits of fermentation, but few people have heard of rejuvelac. Discover more about this fermented drink, how to make it and the benefits. Article and video created by Florida Coastal Cooking intern extraordinaire, Dana Davis When I was in plant-based chef school last year in Austin, Texas, we […]

Why Gardening Is Better For Your Health 2

Say no to the “Easy Button”. Six reasons gardening is worth your time and money when it’s easier to buy food at the grocery store. I’m honored to have the opportunity to share a guest post from my friend, the Petite Prepper. We met through the blogosphere and have become friends […]


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Easy Garden Ideas For Kids – Start A Micro-Garden! 4

Teaching kids how to garden is a useful skill they’ll enjoy for a lifetime, but getting started can be overwhelming. We invite you to start small with us and I’ll share some beginner garden ideas for kids – starting with a micro-garden!  Plus some really yummy recipe ideas if you decided […]

10 Tips To Get Kids To Eat Their Vegetables 8

I’m often asked how I get my daughter to eat healthy. It can definitely be a challenge, but with a little persistence, patience and love, you’ll be amazed at the results. In this post I share my best tips to get kids to eat their vegetables.   First off, disclaimer. […]


Vegan Food List! 30 Must-Have Healthy Pantry Staples 7

New to veganism? You’ll love this vegan food list – 20 Must-Have, Healthy Pantry Staples. I can’t tell you how many times people have said, “I tried a vegan diet but I didn’t know what I was doing and I wasn’t healthy so I quit.”  Allow me to be your […]

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Is It Possible to Lose 10 Pounds in 3 Days? 6

Is It Possible to Lose 10 Pounds in 3 Days? Let’s review some of the options out there. The biggest request I get is help with losing a little (or a lot of!) weight, but who wants to suffer it out for any length of time if we can’t keep it […]

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2016 Food Predictions 2

It’s that time of year….my 2016 Food Predictions. Everyone is making trend predictions for everything from electronics to fashion. Since I’m not the most up-to-date on those things, I’ll go with what I know best. Food! I’ve got good news and bad news this year. 2016 Food Predictions: The good […]