Pepperplace Market

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One of my favorite markets in town is Pepperplace Market. I love running into friends and neighbors each time I visit. On one of my recent visits I was entranced by the amazingness of Hepzibah Farms . The flowers and the sampler basket I purchased were enough to last all throughout the week. I highly recommend you stop by and see these guys!

Go-to morning smoothie recipe

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Today I want to share with you guys my go-to smoothie recipe! I am not a fan of big meals when I wake up early in the mornings. I need something simple and easy to consume that will give me a ton of nutrients quickly. This smoothie recipe gives me the energy I need to get through my busy work day and feel great.

Vegan Southern Goodness

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At our house we try to eat meat-free at least 3-4 times a week for budget and health reasons. When you eat vegetarian that often, it's important to keep variety in your diet. This week I have been hunting for some exciting Southern style vegan options to add to our weekly meals. Biscuits and Mushroom Gravy OMG! Who even knew this could be made vegan! So many childhood memories revolve around this meal. I can't wait to add this to our menu. Vegetarian Brown Sugar Collard Greens Collards are the epitomy of Southern cuisine. In South Carolina they were everywhere. I can't wait to try this vegan...

Five Fall stews to keep you warm inside

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We are finally going to dip down into the 40s here in Alabama. I am relaxing with my windows open and dreaming of what delicious foods I will make in the next few months as Winter rolls in. Here are five clean eating stews I cannot wait to throw together soon. Cauliflower Soup from Kitchen Stewardship Look at that lovely, smooth cauliflower! Just look at it! Slow Cooker Tortilla Chicken Stew from The Gracious Pantry Simple, rustic, and full of hearty yumminess! This Vegan Chili from Spiffy Eats & Giggle Water One of our go to recipes this time of year. Spicy, smokey, and loaded with...

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

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