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Fight Tiredness and Fatigue through Hydrating Foods

Your alarm wakes up out of a dead sleep and you hit the snooze button…. four times. Finally you drag yourself out of bed, get dressed and when you walk out the door a wall of heat and humidity hits. It is time to fight back naturally with hydrating FOODS. […]

Hydrating Foods

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Lose Weight Naturally with Cheesy Chia Seed Soup

This cheesy chia seed soup is simple, filling and comforting, and will help you lose weight naturally with the perfect blend of fiber, good fats and protein. Conquer your New Years Resolution! Cheesy Chia Seed Soup I have completely fallen in love with this soup. Warm, flavorful organic broth, hearty […]


Drool-Worthy, No-Bake Passionate Pumpkin Pie ~ Vegan and Gluten Free

 Drool-Worthy, No-Bake Passionate Pumpkin Pie ~ Vegan and Gluten Free…..it’s what I’m making for Thanksgiving dinner (along with a chickpea, quinoa loaf with mushrooms and sundried tomatoes.) What are some of your holiday traditions? Do you make the same thing every year or try new dishes? As I was scrambling […]

Passionate Pumpkin Pie

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Warm Harvest Apple Breakfast

Warm Harvest Apple Breakfast features warm apples, pie spices and lots of healthy seeds over a bed of any grain you choose. In this case I chose my favorite grain – oats – but in their purest form. The oat groat. Can you feel it in the air? The cooler […]


Ten Tricky Halloween Survival Tips

Halloween is scary. Candy, cocktails and sugar crazed children oh my. To make Halloween a little less scary I gathered some of my favorite tips from around the web and cataloged them here  for you – all in one place! Have a happy and safe Halloween!  1. Pass out Halloween pencils, […]

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Chocolate Chip Mila Bars

Four Reasons Mila is my Chia of Choice and a Recipe for Chocolate Chip Chia (Mila) Bars

There are four reasons I choose Mila. WHY is it better?   A fair question.  Over the years, I have been approached with many various products – from skin care, to food, to pills and shakes and this is the only product I have chosen to support. Quality. We need […]


Coconut Berry Crisp – On The Grill!

 It’s gettin’ hot in here. So heat up the grill instead of the oven! (Although feel free to use the oven too – I tried both ways and they both work well.) This was the dessert I made TWICE over the memorial day weekend.  Fruit crumbles and crisps are probably my […]

Coconut Berry Crumble

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Decadent Black Bean and Quinoa Brownie Fudge

Surprise and delight your friends with this Decadent Black Bean and Quinoa Brownie Fudge!  Over a week ago I had this post read to print when the unthinkable happened.  In an effort to get back to some normalcy and keep my mind off things I am up and looking at […]


How I Won the Battle with Depression and Got off Antidepressants

Let me take a personal journey for a moment in hopes that I will help someone else be able to say, “I won the battle with depression and got off antidepressants.”   I felt like a three ton weight was pressing on my shoulders and wanted to just lie in my darkened closet […]

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Savory Veggie Burger with Vegan Cheese

Three Tips on How to make a Great Vegan Veggie Burger (and a Savory Veggie Burger Recipe)!

  I’ve finally discovered the secrets to making great tasting great veggie or bean burgers when they used to fall apart, turning into mush. The first secret is some flour – any kind will do; add it a tablespoon at a time until the mixture is firmer but only just […]


Cheesy Vegan Tempeh Slow Cooker Chili – No Pre-Cooking, High Protein, NO Cholesterol and Low Fat.

  I was in the break room at work when my friend Heather walked in.  I asked her what she was eating and she said chili – she and her partner have cut out meat from their diets so she said they substitute extra tomatoes and love the texture. Hmmm…chili […]

Slow Cooker Tempeh Chili

Creamy Choco-Minty Oatmeal

Creamy Choco-Minty Oatmeal

Mint and chocolate are one of my most favorite flavor combinations.  I love that aromatic freshness with the rich chocolate.  When I noticed that the chocolate mint coconut milk was on sale at Native Sun I just had to give it a try…..but what to do with it other than […]


Decadent Brownie Mila Rum Balls (Super Easy and Only 100 Calories and 3 Grams Fat!)

Brought to you by popular demand…..  Looking for the perfect dessert to bring to a party this holiday season?  Try these decadent brownie Mila Rum balls!  If you are short on time, these are just perfect! _________________________________ What is Mila? Mila is an organically grown, non-genetically modified blend of chia […]

Decadent Brownie Mila Rum Balls

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Chocolate Peppermint Mila Popcorn and Dawn’s Top Ten Reasons to Give Mila as a Holiday Gift!

  Here are my top 10 reasons why Mila is the best gift for the people on your list. ____________________________________ 1. YOU DON’T HAVE TO LEAVE THE HOUSE to shop.  2. Fiber aids in WEIGHT LOSS and BALANCES BLOOD SUGAR:  How many people are struggling with weight loss and never feel full? Mila absorbs ten times its […]


Garlicky Black Bean Mila Dip and How Omega 3s Can Help Multiple Sclerosis

My mom is an amazing woman.  We talk every morning and she is my coach, friend and therapist all rolled into one.  Never have I met a more positive, loving and gentle soul. She devotes herself to helping others and listening to their problems, at the same time battling a […]

Garlicky Black Bean Mila Dip

What are your goals and dreams?

My life has been a whirlwind lately!  It’s amazing how things start to change when you focus on the positive. I have no doubts that the next two years of my life are going to be very different than the last twelve. I currently work a day job with a […]


The Best Eggplant – Leek Soup Ever!

Eggplant Leek Soup recipe at the bottom!   _______________________________________   There were a few things about growing up in Massachusetts that I wouldn’t trade the world for.   Cape Cod   I got to bring my baby there back in 2009.  Yikes – my hair was not at its best […]


Wine and Mila Tasting

I promise to get back to some recipes soon but first I want to thank all that attended the Wine and Mila tasting last night.  Candles, music, wine and amazing food – I think we all had a great time! My only regret is that I didn’t get more photos. I made some […]