Delicious Corn Chowdah

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Ahh, it’s been a while!! One of my goals this summer was to be more active on the blog sharing recipes, healthy living insight, and keeping myself engaged with writing. It’s pretty obvious, though, that it fell to the wayside [oops!!]. Regardless, this summer has been so wonderful! We’ve traveled a lot – a day in Charleston and a week in Myrtle Beach with my boyfriend’s family, a night at a Virginia B&B to experience incredible fresh oysters & crabs, a fantastic weekend in Maine celebrating a close friend’s birthday with lobster, sailing, and R&R by the water…

Hawaiian Love Smoothie

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Six years ago my brother and sister-in-law married each other on the beautiful island of Kaua’i. My family spent about a week on the island – exploring, swimming, getting sunburns, and soaking up the Hawaiian air. It was one of the best trips I’ve ever taken. I loved absolutely everything about the islands – I loved the people, the weather, the simplicity. And there was this feeling of magic in the air – the spirit of Aloha. Needless to say, I was hooked. As we were waiting for our plane to depart at the airport to take us back…

Homemade Plantain Chips

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With Spring finally in full swing around here, I’ve been dreaming of blooming flowers, sweet sunshine, and getting my bikini body ready for the warmer days ahead. Besides Tone It Up’s Bikini Series coming up next week, I’ve been trying to eat greener, leaner, and cleaner – something I’m constantly striving for, but especially this time of year! This means, extra veggies and protein but very minimal grains, some low-fructose fruit and lots of healthy fats [which, contrary to popular belief, are to be embraced! Not feared.] Sometimes the most difficult thing for me to…

Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Brownies

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It’s Friday!! I love Fridays. I mean, who doesn’t? It’s the end of the week with the weekend glowing ahead of you, calling your name. For me, Fridays are the days I get to work on posts & recipes for BITG, to kick homework’s booty, and generally catch up from the week. This week in particular was a roller coaster of emotions – I feel like I’m at a really pivotal point in my career [& life!] and its been weighing on me a ton. But I’m really working on changing my perspective, opening myself…

[Morning Meals] Alkalizing Berry Smoothie

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Lately I have been C R A V I N G Springtime – I know I’m not the only one! Sunshine, flowers, and warmer temperatures. We finally have had a little taste of springtime in DC this past week, so I’m ready to shed dark winter days and feel alive again. Which is why after feeling quite sick [nausea, upset stomach, and fatigue – yuck, no thank you] for a couple weeks, I followed my intuition to alkaline foods – I’ve been craving more meditation & yoga, less stress & winter blues; more veggies, less meat; and…

Popcorn : Three Ways!

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What a week – its hard to believe I was flying in from Phoenix on Monday evening! Since then I’ve only worked two days, thanks to this chilly East coast weather & the snowfall canceling my initial flight/calling off school & work! Needless to say, my days are jumbled and my weekly routines have been thrown out the window. But I’m happy to have had both yesterday and today to get my head back in the game and finally check some things off my to-do list. It really feels like its been so long since I’ve been…