Discovered: Fall Shopping at Pike & Rose

Recently, a group of local bloggers were invited to check out a new shopping area in Maryland called, Pike & Rose.  It’s a small enclave of new condos and apartments with a generous sprinkling of casual eateries, national and local retail shops. As a new blogger, I was tapped to come out to the blogger event by one of the…

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Sweets For The Sweet: Vegan Chocolate Truffles

In my quest to clean up my diet, I’ve been contemplating foods I can eat to satisfy my sweet tooth without turning to refined sugars.  As someone who has a growing list of healthy dessert recipes, I came across a recipe for a wonderful chocolate truffle from one of my favorite vegan food blogs, The Minimalist Baker. These truffles are…

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Why You Should Eat Okra

Slimy! Gross! Yuck, can’t eat it! These are just some of the things I’ve heard over the years when the very name of okra is mentioned. Having parents that grew up in the deep South, I am very accustomed to eating okra and I am here to profess that I LOVE OKRA! My favorite ways to eat it is in…

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The Beauty Benefits Of Peppers

For as long as I can remember, peppers have always been a huge part of my diet. From Mom’s delicious stuffed peppers for dinner. Green peppers finely chopped into my grandmother’s heavenly tuna salad. Cooking up a pepper stir fry with rice or as a pizza topping during my lean college years — peppers, in all of their variety, have…

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Healthy Comfort Food: Healthy Vegan Cream of Celery Soup

I’ve always considered myself a “healthy” eater.  But over the last year and a half, I’ve been questioning the foods that I actually eat. Like, “what the hell am I really putting in my mouth?”  “Is what I’m eating is as healthy as I think it is?” “Are the foods I eat as nutritionally-dense as they need to be?”  Realizing…

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