My "healthy" obsession with mushrooms

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If you follow me on Instagram then you know that mushrooms are in my food ALL THE TIME. I love them. All different varieties. The earthy flavor and the smooth, rich texture are only some of the reasons I use them so often. Mushrooms are full of nutrition and immune boosting properites. Here is some info from Mercola on the health benefits of this delicious obsession of mine. Mushrooms from a farmer at our local market Pepperplace Market . The FASEB Journal recently published nine studies on mushrooms that were also presented at Experimental Biology 2013, which detailed a wide variety of...

Starbucks CEO to all Partners after the Trump election

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Dear Partners, Last night, like so many of you, I watched the election returns with family and friends. And like so many of our fellow Americans – both Democrats and Republicans – I am stunned. We cannot know what the precise impact will be on our country and the rest of the world. I am hopeful that we will overcome the vitriol and division of this unprecedented election season. As Americans, we must honor the democratic process. We have a president-elect in Donald Trump, and it is our responsibility as citizens to give him the opportunity to govern well and bring our country together...

Flikr

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Are you following us on Flickr ? You may have noticed that recently we have a sidebar with lovely photos. This is the feed to our Flickr account. It's a great way to share tiny moments that may not fit into a blog post. I hope you will check it out! Spiffy Eats Flickr

Mama Rose's Heartburn Elixir

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The last time I visited my grandmother I got terrible heartburn after my morning coffee (this has happened quite frequently the last year or so). I opened the medicine cabinet to see what she may have and she said "No, honey, we don't use heart burn medicine anymore, I make a this drink. Let me show you!" I was so excited to hear about a new heartburn relief and with all natural ingredients too. I am not a doctor, or dietician, I am simply telling you guys it works for me. Here's what my grandma makes: 1 tablespoon Bragg's Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, 1 tablespoon of honey, and warm water to...

Give Me Your Best Stress Reducing Methods

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As some of you know I recently purchased my first home. I am so grateful for this next step in my life. It's been very exciting to say the least. But, it is also an extrememly stressful time. Between moving and cleaning at the old place, organzing at the new place, transitioning multiple pets to an entirely new space..... It's a lot. All this to say, today I am coming to my readers to inquire... what are your go to methods to reduce stress? Running? Hot teas? Massages? Running through the streets wearing a unicorn outfit like a fairy who got into the scotch???? No idea is a bad one. I want to...

Clean Eating Fall Treats!

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This time of year is perfect for getting in the kitchen with those you love and making festive goodies. I love making treats that are both delicious and have a list of clean ingredients. Here are a few that I plan to try out in the kitchen this year! Clean Eating Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream from The Gracious Pantry Fall Harvest Granola Bars by The Seasoned Mom Apple Crisp from My Natural Family Sauteed Apples from Sweet Treats Baking Paleo Pumpkin Coffee Cake from Jay's Baking Me Crazy

Crockpot Mulled Wine

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The ancient Romans are thought to have brought mulled wine to Europe in the 2nd Century. They believed by drinking warm wine brewed with certain spices they would ward off disease and keep themselves healthy throughout the colder months. I am not certain how or if mulled wine would improve my health, but I know it improves my mood! This recipe is simple and the perfect drink to warm up your home and put you in a state of relaxation and joy. The smell alone is enough to boost your mood- oranges, cinnamon, cider and wine will fill your senses with holiday cheer. We opted to avoid any added...

Clean Eating Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

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Hi my name is Jessica and I am obsessed with Autumn. I admit it. OBSESSED! All year I wait for the hot days to change over into cool, crisp mornings. I love Winter even more, but we will save that for another day. I enjoy a rich, indulgent pumpkin spice drink as much as anyone, but I try to be cautious with what foods I put into my body on a daily basis. I make every attempt to eat whole foods that are minimally processed. I decided I wanted to add more pumpkin spice into my life without all of the added sugars so I created this simple recipe. I really like to chill it for few hours before...

Moo Brew the Clean Way

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One of my favorite things in the entire world is family recipes. I love hearing stories of my family gathered together enjoying special recipes. It's amazing how a certain smell or taste can bring us right back to a certain time in our lives. Grandma's biscuits, Mom's buttermilk pie, Dad's chili, Mama Rose's sausage bread. Each one holds special memories of incredible people in my life. Today's recipe is one that was introduced to me by my boyfriend's mother. She is an amazing cook and I feel like I learn something from her every time we spend time together. A few years ago for Christmas she...

How participating in #BlogLikeCrazy landed me my first magazine spread

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The first time you see your work in print is the most incredible, astounding, prideful, gleeful, exciting... Ok, let me start at the beginning. Last year I participated in the See Jane Write challenge Blog Like Crazy . Every November women all accross the country commit to blog every single day of the month . Last year when I decided to participate I experienced many emotions throughout the challenge. Joy: yay I'm going to rock this! Anger: late at night, no blog ideas... why did I decide to do this? Fear: what if I write every day, and no one takes the time to read it? Pride: wow, I'm really...

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