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You all know I’m a huge fan of mini meal preps & batch cooks every week. I’m not talking put-all-your-food-in-tupperwares-once-a-week and eat those. Nope. What about my mood? What about old food? What if I change my mind? It’s too much of a commitment, and I’m also NOT a fan of spending my entire Sunday […]

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When we have a troubled relationship with food, eradicating it becomes our main mission. With this common attitude, we don’t allow our relationship with food to teach us anything. We think it’s annoying, an inconvenience, the bane of our existence, a hindrance, a thorn we can simply pluck, a piece of popcorn stuck in our […]

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I consider myself a mindful eater. I mean, isn’t it kind of my job? I’ve been wildly committed to my journey for years (with some good struggle sprinkled in), have read every single mindful eating book known to man AND am even certified in mindfulness based eating awareness training. Sooo… I would hope I am. […]

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Soups might be my favorite way to eat vegetables. People underestimate the ease in which they can create a magnificent soup, but the possibility lies underneath their fingertips & blenders at a moment’s notice. Soups are a fantastic way to use up old or ugly veggies, and the best way to take advantage of feeling […]

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If there’s one thing I want for you, it’s to quit dieting forever. I fully realize how unconventional & provocative this sounds. That it’s the opposite of what you’ve been told by the experts your whole life. Because I suggest you do “weird” things like: Don’t follow a meal plan to a T. Don’t eat […]

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With Easter coming up in just a few days, I’m reminded of how I used to spend soooooo much time thinking about and complicating holiday recipes. Like the one year I spent almost 7 hours making ONE intense, layered and meringued, Christmas cake. Never again. Thankfully, my mom and aunts cook most of our holiday […]

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