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I always seem to be drawn to complexity — I love constructing outfits with layers on layers; filling my home with curated clutter; and that weird feeling that surrounds my head when trying to pick apart the universe, life, and what happens before and after — but in a world filled with so much of everything… oftentimes simplicity is what we crave. Read more »

Makeda Kerr -Mar 03, 2014, 12:50AM
I will have to try this ... Www.makedakerr.com
Emily -Feb 28, 2014, 10:05PM
I make this salad dressing all the time- it goes well with everything! I love using it on a shaved brussels sprouts salad with dried cranberries, feta, and slivered almond. The mix of textures and flavors is divine. http://www.buildyourbliss.wordpress.com

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It’s a phrase that I’ve heard for years upon years, but one that never quite made any sense to me: You are what you eat. Am I today a bowl of udon noodles? Was I last night a plate of quinoa and sauteed kale? An avocado in the morning and a bean burrito by noon? But after one fateful yoga class, it will now forever make sense to me. Read more »

Crista -Mar 01, 2014, 11:22PM
great post. xo
aida -Feb 26, 2014, 11:48AM
I work in a restaurant as a general manager/waitress, and this is a page I plan to print out and hang in our kitchen.... Seriously! Energy is everywhere, attitude is a choice... pick a good one!

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Post image for Love Foods: Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

This post is part of our Love Foods series from Jill of a Better Happier St. Sebastian. Read more »

Jenny -Jul 12, 2014, 11:34PM
It looks yummy and you can really see the the thick consistency of this smoothie. Guess that's what avocado is for, it is so creamy yet very chocolatey. I should try this as soon as possible. HA HA.
Chloe -Apr 20, 2014, 6:27AM
This is soooo yummy! Highly recommend trying it! Good unexpected combination!

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Post image for Chocolate Chia Seed Superfood Pudding (Gluten-Free & Vegan)

This post is part of our restricted diet series from Beth of Tasty Yummies. Read more »

The Mrs. B -Jul 29, 2014, 5:29PM
I have made a different variation of this but will try the one above. I am soaking hazelnuts right now to make it with my home made hazelnut milk because this just screams "Nutella" flavor to me ;) I have the raw cocoa powder and maple syrup and can't wait to try this !! My previous version included Fage yoghurt which obviously makes it non-vegan. Thanks for the post!
Simba -Jun 30, 2014, 7:10PM
I made for my breakfast and I absolutely loved it , I added fresh strawberries and banana with a little dollop of honey because I found it a bit unsweetened . I can definitely see my self doing this again in the future , possibly with different variations

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Post image for 5-Minute Mug Brownie (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

There are few things, in my eyes, that beat the taste of a freshly baked brownie. Warm, dense, chocolatey, and just a tad undercooked… Pure sweet bliss. Read more »

Joy -May 05, 2014, 8:29PM
Just made these with whole grain flour and coconut sugar, split it into three little prep bowls for my family and they were A BIG HIT! Delicious and easy! Thanks for a great recipe!!!
L -May 03, 2014, 11:55AM
This looks delicious, but what is with the dead leaves? For a cheaper brownie alternative, I don't want the image of something tasting ashy and musty...

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Post image for 5 Ways To Get Your Vitamin C This Winter (Without Oranges)

UPDATE: This post originally ran on January 9th but with all the snow we’ve gotten on the East Coast lately, we felt like we could use a nice boost of vitamin C to stay healthy! Read more »

Heidi -Feb 18, 2014, 2:35PM
Jalapeños have more vitamin C than an orange! I read this little tidbit on a chalk board in Bad Boy Burrito in Key West.
Cate -Feb 17, 2014, 8:49AM
I also eat kiwis with the skin on in my smoothies!! great tips there!! http://lisbonbicycleclub.wordpress.com/

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There’s something about a pressed flower that just grabs my heart and holds it as tightly as can be. I’m always looking for ways to use pressed flowers, and I thought that putting them into a lollipop would be the perfect little treat around Valentine’s Day. Read more »

fp brigette -Apr 07, 2014, 6:17PM
Haha, just saw this Liz! Thank you!! I do have Instagram -- it's @hummusbirrrrrrrd :)
Liz -Feb 16, 2014, 3:45PM
Birgette you are the bomb. com, love ALL your articles. Do you have an instagram?

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Post image for Recipe: Red Velvet Cake With Beets

This post comes from our guest contributor Beth Kirby from Local Milk. Read more »

Alex -Jul 22, 2014, 7:44AM
Made this cake two times following the recipe perfectly. Recipe does not work. No way did this blogger achieve that red color without the use of food coloring and/or photoshop. I am an experienced baker and work in food media. The first time it didn't work, I chocked it up to user error. When it didn't work a second time, I knew it was the recipe itself. I ended up with a slightly reddish/pinkish brown color. The cake itself was rather bland too.
Sara -Feb 22, 2014, 8:03AM
I tried the recipe yesterday, because it looks really awesome, and I followed step by step. I even had trouble finding some of the ingredients, such as the coconut oil (in Spain is not very common and it was really expensive, by the way). I didn't miss any of the steps and ingredients (all room temperature) and I didn't get this perfect red velvet colour, in fact it ended being brown, so upset for this... Because I was willing to make this cake since I don't remember when :(

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Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love — whether that love is for a person, a place, or for your life as a whole. Read more »

Emily -Mar 01, 2014, 11:33PM
Wow! This recipe was delicious! Let's have some more recipes from Susan!
Violet -Feb 12, 2014, 2:18PM
These look so yummy! v-is-for-violet.blogspot.com

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Post image for Love Foods: Maple Baked Oatmeal With Pomegranate

This post is part of our love food series from Jill of a Better Happier St. Sebastian. Read more »

Liz -Apr 27, 2014, 9:52PM
just made this and it was INCREDIBLE! check it out http://fleurs-de-liz.tumblr.com/post/84037907465/morning-glory-baked-maple-walnut-oatmeal-recipe#notes
Milka -Feb 10, 2014, 4:04PM
I just made tthis with some modifications because I didn't have maple syrup and pomegranates, so I used honey and dried cranberries. Wow, you guys, I don't think I'll ever have regular oatmeal again!

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Post image for 12 Gluten-Free Chocolate Recipes For Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day being just a week away, I have had chocolate on the brain! So, I thought I would share some of my very favorite gluten-free chocolate recipes that would make just about anyone swoon this Valentine’s Day. Read more »

saadillah -Feb 10, 2014, 11:57AM
Yup deh kalau begitu ...
Cristina -Feb 08, 2014, 9:17AM
Thank you so much for this post! I'm Gonna make a bunch of these! Two of my best friends have gluten intolerances, one very newly so she still misses foods with gluten, and we're getting together Thursday to celebrate "galentine's day" ;) I'm totally making these for everyone ;)

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Post image for Benefits Of Ghee (& How To Make It)

Pronounced with a hard “g” and a long “e”, ghee is a type of butter that is used in traditional Indian cooking. The butter is clarified, meaning the water and milk solids have been boiled off.

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Tia -Jul 27, 2014, 3:07PM
I love the nutty smell it gives off and when I use it to cook I get a smoother, more even taste. Works great for sautéing. I use it when I make mushroom and onion rice, and it definitely makes me feel less guilty than butter or other oils.
Amber -Jun 18, 2014, 10:27AM
My favorite use of ghee is in my coffee, yes coffee. I pour my cup of coffee (black) into the blender, add a spoonful of ghee and whip it up! It gives it the most amazing butterscotch taste that will keep you full all morning if you're in a rush. Best of all no tummy aches after.

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