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Coconut Nutella Mocha with Homemade Nutella

October 4, 2016 Amari Thomsen

What could be better than homemade Nutella mixed into a frothy coconut milk mocha? Almost nothing. This rich and decadent warm beverage could easily be an after-dinner dessert! Or just an afternoon treat to help

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Balsamic Barbecue Black-Eyed Peas

November 11, 2015 Amari Thomsen

If you ask me, black-eyed peas don't get enough love. So, I am featuring them today in the form of spicy balsamic barbecued black-eyed peas — the perfect vegan football party side dish.  But, how do

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Matcha Tea Waffles

May 15, 2015 Amari Thomsen

After seeing green tea waffles on the menu of my local cafe, I decided to attempt this tasty tea-infused recipe in my own kitchen using matcha tea powder. Matcha is a fine-ground green tea powder

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Give Your Spuds a Swedish Makeover

April 2, 2015 Amari Thomsen

Trade in your traditional baked potato recipes for these accordion-sliced garlic herb Hasselback Russet Potatoes. Taking its name from Hasselbacken, a restaurant in Stockholm, Sweden, where it was first served, this gourmet potato is crisp on

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How to Make Preserved Lemons

August 11, 2014 Amari Thomsen

Whether you are sun drying tomatoes, pickling cucumbers or freezing fresh herbs, there are plenty ways to preserve the summer harvest this season. How about preserved lemons? Preserved lemons are a staple in Indian and North

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5 Easy Ways to Prepare Tastier Brussels Sprouts

May 16, 2014 Amari Thomsen

Don’t let past memories of tasteless boiled or steamed Brussels sprouts ruin this nutritious vegetable for you forever. These five easy and delicious ways to prepare Brussels sprouts will leave you asking for seconds! Brussels

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Is Adrenal Fatigue Making You Gain Weight?

April 2, 2014 Amari Thomsen

The relationship between stress and obesity is an important one to understand. We stress about our job, our finances, our family, our environment. But can all of that stress be detrimental to our health? Understanding

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Healthy Food Trends of 2014

January 31, 2014 Amari Thomsen

Breakfast is the new dinner, cauliflower is the new kale, and kaniwa is the new quinoa! Here are some of the new food trends expected to appear in 2014 that you won’t want to miss!

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How to Make Kombucha

January 6, 2014 Amari Thomsen

Kombucha tea is gaining popularity as the beverage of choice for many health-conscious people in today’s world. It can be purchased in a variety of flavors at just about any supermarket. But at nearly $4/bottle,