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Sincerely, Brooke

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The Chef’s Daughter Butternut Squash Soup

This recipe is by my very good friend, Joanne Mosconi (aka The Chef’s Daughter, @thechefsdaughternyc). Scrumptious and filling, this soup features butternut squash, onions and parsnip. (Serves 4-6) 1 large butternut squash (leave it whole, or halved vertically and seeds removed) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped…

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The Chef’s Daughter Green Detox Soup

This recipe is by my very good friend, Joanne Mosconi (aka The Chef’s Daughter, @thechefsdaughternyc). This soup is the ultimate reset button. When you’re feeling just not like yourself or way off track from your goals, get this Green Detox Soup going and you’ll be revived. (Serves 4-6) 3 tablespoons…

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Crunchy Cannellini Bean Salad

Meatless meals can still be satisfying and this salad is living proof. Liven up your lunches with this satisfying and refreshing salad. It’s also a great side at dinner or for a potluck.  Ingredients 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 1 English cucumber or 3 Persian cucumbers, sliced and halved …

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Tips for Mindful Mondays

I am obviously a huge believer in the importance of health and fitness. But one thing I know for sure is that achieving those goals isn’t just about eating right and exercising our booties off. The real journey begins in our mind. It starts with believing that how we treat…

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Tasty Temptations

Let’s talk about the relationship between food and sex! Both can stimulate our senses, satiate physical needs, and involve powerful emotional connections. Often, one can even elicit a desire for the other. So let’s take the passion and spice from the bedroom to the kitchen and show our tummies some…

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Getting In The Holiday Spirit

We all know the holidays are filled with tasty temptations – to indulge sensibly, of course. But one of the most festive things we can serve up in the spirit of the season is a spirit for the season. Whether we’re having company over like in Christmases Past or hosting a party for one this Christmas Present,…

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Detox Tea

I love to relax with a good hot cup of tea. Tea is naturally detoxifying and the ritual of waiting for the water to boil calms me. This is one you can easily make in the morning or at night. Ingredients 2 cups water 1 inch ginger, peeled and thinly…

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Superfuel Coffee – Three Ways

Make your coffee energizing for more than just its caffeine. Adding grass-fed butter, MCT Oil, and/or coconut oil can keep you fueled throughout the day. It’s key to helping me maintain my 16:8 intermittent fasting, plus each has its own health benefits. Ingredients 6 oz iced or hot coffee Choose…

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Turmeric Almond Milk Latte

Pumpkin Spice might bring in fall for many, but for me, it’s all about the rich and creamy Turmeric Almond Milk Latte with its hints of cinnamon and ginger. Best of all, turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory to help in post-workout recovery.  Ingredients 1/2 cup canned lite coconut milk 1/2…

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