Heart Beet Winter Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Dressing

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You know those days when you’re just craving something lean & green? Your body can’t get over its need for some fresh veggie goodness? I’ve been there. Actually, I’m there. This week I’ve been treating my body to some serious workouts and I’ve noticed a huge difference in my food cravings when I begin getting hungry. Typically the cold weather has me all about soups, curries, oatmeal and anything else that’s super warming [because I’m alwaysss chilly]. But the past few days have been fresh veggie central – fresh juices, huge green smoothies, and big salads. Lesson learned :…

Baked Sweet Potato Latkes

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One thing I absolutely love about food is the memories you can create with certain meals, or how meals can bring family & friends together. Food associated with tradition is fascinating to me – there is a warmth that traditions bring, which is why this time of year is usually so special. So, I wanted to take a stab at a healthy version of traditional latkes – or potato pancakes [depending on where you’re coming from]. For all my Jewish friends, Hanukkah began a few days ago. As a part of the tradition, foods fried in oil…

Because The World Needs More [Healthy] Pizza

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Anyone who tells you they don’t like pizza simply can’t be someone you can trust. Only those who have never tasted the combination of tangy sauce, roasted veggies, and crisp crust will tell you that pizza is not on the top of their favorites list! Pizza has always been one of my go-to dishes when we have a quiet movie night in [or a last minute get together with friends], although its not something we always make because the pizza I prefer isn’t the run-of-the-mill Domino’s. I constantly want to experiment with the different ingredients –…