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Healthy Alternatives to the Food you Crave at

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Have you ever found yourself thinking, “If I could just lose those last 10 pounds…”, “If I could only get that promotion…”, ” If I could only have nicer things…”(and the list goes on). If you are living and breathing on this earth, then there’s a strong possibility that you’ve found yourself thinking these types of thoughts whether you realize it or not. As women, much of where we feel our ‘imperfections’ lie are discovered only after we measure ourselves against others. Often times, we may even feel like we ‘look pretty good’, or that ‘we’ve got great things going for us’ only to go outside of our homes and see someone who has something that we don’t. Suddenly, we find ourselves feeling dissatisfied, wishing that we could change or improve something about our lives. I’ve definitely been a victim to this way of thinking, and I’ve observed it in people all around me.

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Blendtec 725 + {Cauliflower & Quinoa Pizza Sticks} Some mail days are better than others. Am I right? These days it's usually junk or a bill... or junk disguised as a bill. Oh Mega Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies & Superfood Green Monster Well, I didn’t end up making the Itty Bitty Carrot Cake Cookies, but I did end up making an off-spring! Meet the carrot cake cookie in breakfast form. I cut down the oil (using applesauce to replace some of it) and amped up the protein, fibre, and healthy fats naturally using ground flax. In my first version, I used protein powder instead of flax, but the texture was weird and the flavour was off. Ground flax all the way! I also left them chunky instead of flattening them down.

Make Your Own Silhouettes Have you noticed that silhouettes are all the rage these days? I see them in magazines, on blogs, books, and the TV. I’ve priced them out a few times, only to be disappointed by how costly they can be. In kindergarten, I vaguely remember my teacher shining a light at us while we stood by a wall with a big piece of white paper taped on it. It was so hard trying not to wiggle as she traced our shadow which we turned into a silhouette. Thank goodness things have gotten a little more sophisticated so that as we can replicate this process without the need for a large light, and trying to make a 4 year old sit still for a whole 3 minutes.

Sallys Baking Addiction Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow. » Sallys Baking Addiction Puppy chow snack mix gets a festive twist with pumpkin spices and candy pumpkins. Be warned – this sugary stuff is dangerously good! You know how much I love puppy chow, right? The addicting sugary snack makes me weak at the knees. Radish, Mascarpone, Honey, Salt recipe on Food52 Author Notes: I lurv radishes! I’ve done the radish/butter thing, which is a great combo. I even roasted them – good, too! World’s Healthiest Chocolate-Chip Cookies? I wanted to thank everyone who likes the Chocolate-Covered Katie Facebook page. It means more to me than you will ever know. Cookie Monster! The other day, I got an urge to make chocolate cookies.

Homemade Holidays: Crock Pot Candles Growing up in my house, we always made our own holiday gifts. We were pretty poor, and I suppose it was our only option. But it was never presented to me like that (I didn’t even know what ‘poor’ was, really, and I had a stupendously fabulous childhood full of ‘thing finding’ and ‘government cheese’. But that’s another story.) It was all about crafting our caring into something unique, something personal. My mom and I made play-doh ornaments, or baskets of baked goods, or clay coffee mugs.

Entertaining & Design Blog that Celebrates Life: Decadent Flourless Brownies These are no ordinary brownies. Think of them as a thinner chocolate torte. Creamy, rich and decadent. Lentils Folded into Yogurt, Spinach, and Basil recipe on Author Notes: Make this with a light touch so you can taste the different ingredients involved. And serve it in smaller portions than you might imagine -- let people come back for seconds. It is a nod to pesto and a salute to yogurt. You can buy baby spinach year-round.

So Very Blessed...: Quinoa Pizza Bites In my opinion, these are, hands down, the best things I think I’ve ever cooked. Each bite is packed with pizza flavor and I can’t get enough of them! I brought someone a few to try and he polished them off in a matter of seconds, immediately asking for “30 more, please.” I love onion (I use frozen chopped onion most of the time, because my eyes so much when I cut fresh onions that I can’t see and cut myself almost every time!)