Massaged Kale Salad with Strawberries and Coconut-Lime Dressing

Massaged Kale Salad with Strawberries and Coconut

Gossip alert… are you ready for this? I’ve heard rumors that strawberries are coming early this year and will be available in farmers markets as early as this weekend (at least in Seattle). Whoa. Now that’s my kind of gossip. 

One thing’s for sure: you will definitely find me at the farmers market this weekend to check it out. I’ll be sure to report back.

Strawberries (and blueberries) have such a brief season here that you have to get them right away. I’m a big berry fan and nothing can compare to fresh local berries from the farmers market.

If you’re lucky to get your hands on some good strawberries this season, I have just the thing for you: this massaged kale salad with strawberries and coconut-lime dressing. I can promise you I’m going to be eating this all season long.

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Ginger, Carrot, Turmeric & Grapefruit Juice

Ginger, Carrot, Turmeric and Grapefruit Juice

Turmeric is all the rage right now and you might even be feeling like you see the phrase “anti-inflammatory diet” everywhere. If this is the case, then you probably already know that turmeric is a deep orange spice that’s frequently used in Asian and Indian cuisine. It’s also fabulous for its medicinal and anti-inflammatory properties. But,…

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DIY Yoga Mat Spray

DIY Yoga Mat Spray

I never thought that I’d call myself a “yoga person,” but over the last couple of years I’ve really fallen in love with it. You might remember me sharing my love for yoga in some of my past posts about celebrating my 1-year yoga anniversary, what I learned from Yogathon 2014, and how I stay…

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Sugar-Free Lavender Lemonade

Sugar-Free Lavender Lemonade (with Magnesium)

Are you a lavender fan like I am? Lavender is known for its relaxation properties and is common in bath products, but I also love using lavender in the kitchen. Some of my favorite lavender recipes include these DIY lavender bath salts and this (dairy-free) lavender coconut ice cream. Yum. With warmer weather on the way, I wanted…

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Grain-Free Rhubarb and Berry Crumble

Grain-Free Rhubarb and Berry Crumble

Don’t get me started on rhubarb. Seriously. Rhubarb and I have had a love-hate relationship for a really, really long time. My problem with rhubarb is that because it’s a tad bitter, I’ve only ever seen it used in pie or crumble recipes. For several years I tried my hardest to come up with ways to use…

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RawSpiceBar Review

RawSpiceBar Review

As someone who spends a great deal of time in the kitchen preparing food, I’ll admit that sometimes I get a little bored with my cooking. (Gasp!) It’s so easy to fall back on the same meals time and again and this is where today’s post on RawSpiceBar comes in. A few months ago a new…

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Digestive Aid Smoothie

Digestive Aid Smoothie

Last week (April 22nd) many of us celebrated Earth Day 2015. Earth Day is one of my favorite days because it reminds me to be grateful for this beautiful planet and all of the life on it. I celebrated Earth Day by watching Interstellar (which, by the way, is amazing and is completely worth the three…

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Tuna Salad Collard Wrap

Tuna Salad Collard Wraps

There’s nothing like those first few sunny days in spring. Life seems happier, everyone is in a good mood, and all you can think about is when you can head to the beach. Hmm. I love spring.  Of course, sunny days always present a dilemma. For those of us trying to ditch the gluten/grains, packing…

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Kimchi Fried Cauliflower Rice

Kimchi Fried Cauliflower Rice

If you had to pick just one food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be? I’m still trying to come up to my final answer to this one, but I have a pretty strong feeling it would involve kimchi or a fermented food of some sort. Back in the ole…

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Would you eat a cricket? My review of the new Exo protein bars.

Would you eat a cricket?

Dear friend, I have a question for you: would you eat a cricket?  For the past few weeks, I’ve been asking every person in my life this question. Let’s just say that it has led to some very interesting dinner party conversations. I’ve been amazed at the range of responses I’ve received to this question. I’ve heard…

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Creamy Broccoli and Asparagus Soup

Creamy Broccoli and Asparagus Soup

Lately I’ve been engaging in some bad behavior: dinner in front of the TV. Now before you continue reading, I think I better insert a big disclaimer here that I’m not judging anyone for where/how they chose to eat their meal. I just know that as of lately, I’ve been eating in front of the…

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