Category Archives: Tasty Treats

Why Do We Need Vitamin D? And Where Do We Get It?

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If you read my Holiday Gift Guide, you already saw that I am a huge fan of the Nordic Naturals EPA and DHA supplement, Algae Omega, a superb alternative to fish oil. I get a lot of questions about what supplements I use, so I thought I’d share a two of my essentials – Vitamin D and Omega 3, […]

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A Smoothie For Every Mood

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We are just about ready to kick off our smoothie week  – starting this Monday, a week of daily smoothies is what the doctor ordered to nourish the body. I’m a huge fan of smoothies. I have one for breakfast every day, usually after or before a green juice. They are so simple to prepare […]

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Weekend Re-Cap – Santa Monica, Vegan Eats, Family, and Good Friends


Hope you all had a lovely Memorial Day weekend! I’m sipping on a morning smoothie and re-living the weekend through photos on my iPhone. It’s been a while since I had a few days off, so Eric and I took full advantage. We spent most of the weekend with his family in Bakersfield, but snuck away […]

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Blueberry Cream Tart with Walnut Carob Crust + Vegan, Raw, Paleo, GF

Blueberry_Vegan_Raw Tart Feature

I’ve gotten into a habit of making dessert to share with Eric’s family when we go to visit. We may seem like a hard bunch to cook for, but surprisingly, I find it  simple. I’m all about simple these days. The less I fuss with the food, not only do I do less cooking, I’m […]

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The Food Adventures of a Vegan Gal and a Paleo Dude


What happens when a plant-loving vegan gal and a paleo-zoning dude, grocery shop, cook, and eat together? Four words. Adventure (always) Adjustment (constant) Frustrations (often) Compromises (difficult, but necessary) People have plenty of things to deal with in relationships, but I think what we decide to eat together (and it is a decision) is starting […]

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