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Recipe: Juice Pulp Muffins

I hate pulp…in my juice, but pulp muffins are bomb! [yumprint-recipe id=’2′]

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Recipe: Roasted Red Pepper Spinach Dip

This recipe combines Middle Eastern & Creole flavors. It’s great to take to your next event, and it’s healthy! [yumprint-recipe id=’1′]

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Accidentally Vegan: Trader Joe’s Haul

1. Envirokidz Peanut Butter Panda Puffs I used to love Reese’s Puffs but THIS takes peanut butter cereal to a whole new level. A photo posted by Katherine Alvarez (@katherinenicolealvarez) on Aug 31, 2014 at 11:19am PDT 2. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut Who doesn’t like Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies? I saw that they added coconut and was sold ...

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Imaginary Chef Feature: Miss Universe Canada Finalist, Monika Horvat

FROM IMMIGRANT TO MISS UNIVERSE Recently I had the privilege to interview Miss Universe Canada finalist, Monika Horvat. As part of her preparation for the pageant, Monika is following a workout regime from Peak Nutrition CA, and The Imaginary Chef Diet. Monika was born in Belgrade, Serbia, and moved to Calgary, Alberta, Canada at 3 years old. She will graduate with a bachelors in ...

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5 Misconceptions About Food

There are so many misconceptions surrounding food and diet. Like much of what we hear in the media, mainstream information about nutrition is usually someone’s opinion, rather than fact. There’s always a new “healthy” fad (acai, avocado, garcinia cambogia, etc) or weight loss product in the news. There are also products and diet plans that actually help people. In a world ...

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5 Reasons You Should Start Juicing

Juicing is extracting the juice from fruits and vegetables with the help of a machine. It’s a good way to get nutrients if you’re not big on eating fruits and veggies by themselves. There are also many known benefits of juicing such as direct access to immune boosting nutrients, and digestive enzymes that are hard to get to.  Commercial juices also lack the ...

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Is your lifestyle causing an autoimmune disease?

I know first-hand how bothersome dealing with an autoimmune disease can be on a day-to-day basis. I’ve had chronic asthma since as far back as I can remember. Examples of these diseases are: allergic asthma alopecia anemia arthritis autoimmune hepatitis type 1 diabetes Guillain-Barré syndrome multiple sclerosis polymyositis psoriasis scleroderma/systemic sclerosis systemic lupus erythematosus thyroiditis vitiligo As a child, I ...

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HOW TO: Write A Bestseller Overnight

Around Thanksgiving 2014 I began to notice how many of my relatives were suffering from debilitating illnesses like diabetes, and cancer. At both Thanksgiving, and Christmas dinner these same individuals would pile their plates high with salty, fatty, and sugary foods. They were addicted to the foods that were ruining their lives. The Cajun Caveman was a book created out ...

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A Grapefruit a Day Keeps the Belly Fat Away

Grapefruits are one of the most amazing foods out there! The effects they have on your body are visible almost immediately, not to mention they’re very filling and refreshing. Grapefruits are an essential part of The Imaginary Chef Diet and one of my favorite foods! Many people steer clear from them because they are thought to be very bitter. However, most grapefruit juices and ...

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