Sweet, Sweet Summer!

Sweet, Sweet Summer!

I’m excited because – SUMMER!!! The change in season opens up a whole new world of possibilities for creativity and new summer memories! Think about it. A new season brings forth a need for different types of activities. You also have different holidays to look forward to. The types of food and drinks we like…

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Organic. Time is Personal

Organic. Time is Personal

I have not always been a strict organic consumer. About 6-7 years ago I started with organic eggs, mainly because they taste better. When I discovered how much better the eggs were, I figured the chicken would be too. That began my journey to slowly transitioning into more organic items, and within 2-3 years, 50%…

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Have You Heard of Turmeric?

Have You Heard of Turmeric?

If you’ve never heard of it, you’re not alone! Little did I know, growing up in Peru, that I ate many Peruvian dishes that use turmeric, thanks to our African influence. In its powder form we call it “palillo.” I was over-the-moon ecstatic to find out that Klesick Farms offers fresh turmeric root! Although it’s…

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Enjoying the Simple Pleasure of Cooking

Enjoying the Simple Pleasure of Cooking

It’s a new year and once again many of us find ourselves with renewed goals for 2016. Many opt for the traditional resolutions of losing weight or exercising more after overindulging during the holidays. This year I have decided to take it a step further and apply a minimalist approach to my eating and lifestyle…

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Playing with Water

Playing with Water

We are 70% water, so it’s no mystery why it is one of the most necessary nutrients our body needs. But why is it so hard to drink the recommended 8 glasses of water a day? We know the endless benefits of drinking water: heart circulation, metabolism, joint health, digestive health, clearer skin, etc. Think…

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Why I cleanse in February

Why I cleanse in February

Week of February 1, 2015 It’s that time of year when everybody talks about detoxes, cleanses, diets, etc. I have to admit, I may have overindulged during the holidays, but a detox or cleanse is not the answer to overcome that guilt. I am a huge advocate of detoxing, but cleanses are more than a…

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Simple and Beautiful Holiday Bread

Simple and Beautiful Holiday Bread

Once again December is upon us. It feels like yesterday when tulips started blooming and rejoiced with their colors, summer heat gave us a good excuse to eat watermelon by the pounds (well, I did), and then the fall air became crispy enough to get us all excited about hats and scarfs. But December has…

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Drinking In Summer

When I think of summer, I think of long days by the beach, sandy hair, afternoon naps, cozy evenings by the bonfire, and laughter, much laughter. Summers in Peru were always filled with family, simple meals and refreshing aguas frescas. If you never had agua fresca (Spanish for fresh water), it is a light, kid-friendly…

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Fresh Summer Rolls

Fresh Summer Rolls

I am currently in Peru. One the activities I enjoy the most here—other than spending time with family—is going to the local farmers markets. To me, visiting a market in any country is always a fascinating experience. While strolling around, you learn (or get reminded) so much about the local lifestyle and customs—more than any…

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