Now That’s Ugly

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The ugly part of this post is towards the end. But first, lets talk about pretty and delicious desserts. During my POM dinner party, I made some treats that I gave away with my party guests goodie bags. I was inspired by Heather’s Maple Nut Oaties and adapted these from her original recipe. POM, Chocolate […]

Cravings

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I had a lot of dessert sampling during Thanksgiving. There were some impressive spread of chocolate cakes, cookies, pies and etc. All home-made. I didn’t know this until recently, but the fiance’s family (his cousins) includes some very talented bakers. I believe one went to culinary or pastry school. I enjoyed browsing thru a ton […]

POMpalooza – POM Party

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The last few weeks I have enjoyed the fresh harvest of pomegranates. I was picked by POM Wonderful as 1 of 100 to host a POM Party in celebration of the pomegranate harvest season. Fresh pomegranates are available only from September to January, but the delicious, nutrient-rich juice is obtainable year-round. I have been eating, […]

A Great Time

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I am a having a great time baking and cooking. I’ve eaten a lot of traditional and also new (to me) foods. I have enjoyed eating and spending time with my family and friends the last few days. I survived the 3 meals during Thanksgiving Day. I didn’t take a lot of pictures as I […]

Pumpkin Pancakes

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I created this pancake and topping combination during my run today. During my cool down, my mind started thinking about breakfast. I had a nice and short run this morning, trying to keep my legs fresh for my 10K Turkey Trot tomorrow morning. I have been eating a lot of red food lately and it […]

Pure Bar – Simple, real ingredients

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Pure Bar sent me their bars to sample. Pure Bars are made from certified organic ingredients and are gluten-free, vegan, raw, kosher and entirely delicious. When I buy snack bars, the first thing I look at is the list of ingredients. Pure Bar list their ingredients in the front of their packaging, “because real food […]

Tender Greens

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This past weekend, the fiance and I drove to San Diego to jump start the holiday season. We had a Thanksgiving party with my college friends. Let the holiday feasting begin. It rained all weekend in San Diego, but the skies did clear up around Sunday afternoon. On Sunday, we had lunch at Tender Greens […]

Pomegranate, Pistachio and Banana Bread

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POM Wonderful sent me a box of pomegranates. It’s pomegranate season and I have been enjoying making different recipes that incorporate pomegranates. The holiday season is here and I welcomed it with open arms with this festive loaf. This bread is definitely different with nutty taste of pistachios, the unique tartness of the pomegranate and […]

Ruby Day

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It has been a ruby filled day. I baked with pomegranates, ate cranberries for breakfast and I am currently wearing a ruby dress, blogging from our ruby themed hotel room. I received the granola from my granola exchange this week. I love it. I love the tartness of the dried cranberries. We have relatives visiting, […]

Thrive

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This week, I attended a free seminar at my local health food store. The seminar featured professional triathlete, plant-based nutrition expert, and bestselling author, Brendan Brazier. He shared how to thrive on a whole foods, plant-based diet. I sat right in front of him and noticed the shoes right away. We are matching in red […]