Refreshing Lavender Mint Iced Tea (plus a bonus stress-relief recipe)

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This past weekend I was up in Camden, Maine for a beautiful wedding. The weekend started off with perhaps the heaviest rain that I’ve ever seen fall from the sky but luckily, the sun did finally make an appearance and we got to enjoy the scenery. The downtown area is full of shops with local products, […]

Sweet Potato Almond and Coconut Breakfast Patties

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St. Patty’s day might be over but the Recipe Redux team is celebrating the ‘patty’ in this month’s recipe challenge. The goal was to make a healthier patty and I originally thought that I was going to try to come up with a veggie burger but I had both an sweet potato and an apple […]

Honey Ginger Lime Soda

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February’s Recipe Redux challenge was to create a healthier beverage. So, I tried to think about some of the most unhealthy beverages I know and soda jumped to mind first. With loads of high fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners, chemicals and artificial colors, soda is not a healthy option. However, it can be healthier […]

Maple Syrup Vinaigrette

Last winter, I did a cross country ski trip through Maine Huts and Trails and stayed at the eco-friendly Poplar hut, which featured cozy cabins and a main lodge that offered family-style meals. It was there that I ate some of the best food my life (not kidding). They used fresh, local ingredients to prepare hearty […]

Recipe Redux: Lentil Spread, A Healthy Dip

This spread can actually be used as a side dish, paired with brown rice, quinoa, fish or chicken. But I love to dip things, and it can be tough to find a healthy dip option. So I suggest spreading this spicy lentil mix over pita chips or toasted whole wheat tortillas. The best part? Lentils […]

Recipe Redux: Power Breakfast!

Alright, you have to promise me that I am not going to lose you once I name this breakfast because it is not only for those over age 75. Promise? Ok. We are talking about Muesli today. This breakfast is rich in detoxifying fiber, quality protein, energy-boosting B-vitamins and a whole host of other vitamins and minerals […]