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The Ultimate 2021 Gift Guide

If it’s trendy I’ll find an affordable option, if it’s timeless I’ll consider it, but if it’s for my health…I am all in! FASHION: I am a huge fan of basic staples, meaningful jewelry, and a fun style that lets my personality shine through.  ByChari Initial Necklace is a meaningful way to hold your family close to your heart! My best friend Angela gifted me this piece (with an S and a T) for my birthday, and I haven’t taken it off since July. (20% off right now)  Sneakers are a real thing right now, I just can’t get behind paying $600 bucks for a beat-up pair with flare, but these Good Vibe Soludos are on my list!  I invest...

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My Guide to Thanksgiving and Fall Meals

This page contains affiliate links and are asterisked as they appear.Cue the crunchy leaves, short days, and pumpkin EVERYTHING, it’s fall and I for one am here for it. As the days get a little cooler - well, here in SoCal it’s still slightly on the warm side - I think we need warm meals to get us through. Whether you're with family or friends this fall, here is my guide to keeping all your meals delicious and Fab 4.  First things first, I’m a smoothie girl so I think it's a good idea to start with smoothies, especially ones that fit the season. Here are two of my current favorites:  My Caramel Apple Pie Smoothie lets you start your...

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Vegan Pumpkin Pie Bites

PREP TIME 10 minutes TOTAL TIME 45-60 minutes SERVINGS 6 Servings FREEZER FRIENDLY Yes I love everything Sugarproof kids share, and it’s my goal to champion books, brands, and experts like Emily and Michael, who are doing deep work. Recently, I went live on IG with Emily to make their refined sugar-free pumpkin pie using dates, and it was delicious!After my family devoured their Raw Pumpkin Pie, I recipe tested a few variations to see if I could lower the sugar content (even more) and cook the raw taste out of the pumpkin. Below you will find my version of their recipe. Both recipes are delicious, and most importantly, they reduce the sugar content and increase nutrients. A slice of Sugarproof Pumpkin Pie...

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Herby Cauliflower Mash

This recipe is by far the most delicious cauliflower mash recipe and it’s so easy! The Kerrygold herb butter streamlines the process without sacrificing quality and it’s great for any lifestyle. You can make this recipe ketogenic if you only use the cauliflower, low carb with the inclusion of parsnip, or offer a well-rounded macronutrient profile and thick consistency with a small serving of potato. The most common mistake people make with cauliflower mash is adding liquid. Steamed or boiled cauliflower retains enough liquid for blending, all you need to add is an emulsifying fat to develop creaminess. If you like a thicker consistency a little parsnip or a potato will add the body you're looking for. Ingredients 1 head...

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Pomegranate Mint Christmas Salad

PREP TIME 10 minutes TOTAL TIME 10 minutes SERVINGS 3-4 Servings FREEZER FRIENDLY No It’s not even Halloween and I just perfected our Christmas salad, it’s never too early right? The red pomegranate and green mint give this salad Christmas wreath vibes and a refreshing bit. It would be perfect for a holiday luncheon topped with simple organic chicken or as a starter salad for the main meal. Salad Ingredients: 6 cups mixed greens and red leaf lettuce 1/4 cup mint, thinly sliced 1/4 cup red onion, very thinly sliced 1 pear, thinly sliced 1/2 pomegranate seeds 2-4 tbsp goat cheese or a nut-based crumbly white cheese 1/4 cup dry roasted pecans Dressing: 1/4 cup olive oil 3 tbsp champagne...

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