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Quick & Easy Warm Kale Salad

Quick & Easy Warm Kale Salad

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, grain-free, paleo, vegetarian and vegan. After a visit to the Farmer’s Market, I had a large bag of kale and some gigantic elephant garlic that I had planned on sautéing together in a little oil and apple cider vinegar (my usual go-to kale dish). However, with the addition of [...]

August 30, 2013 Holly Alexander Health, Nutrition, Recipes 0

CLEAN Eating Butternut Squash Soup

CLEAN Eating Butternut Squash Soup

Inspired to create some diversity in my blended soups while on the CLEAN program, I came up with this simple and tasty recipe.  Using ingredients I had on-hand, I blended roasted butternut squash – known for its abundance of carotenoids – with some sweet and savory flavors to create a deliciously balanced soup. Notes Recipe [...]

August 29, 2013 Holly Alexander Health, Nutrition, Recipes 0

Pregnancy & Nutrition—What I Learned

Pregnancy & Nutrition—What I Learned

At 35 weeks pregnant, I’ve now gone back and forth for the last 20 or so weeks over how I should write this, or if I should write it at all. You see, it’s personal, and the internet, well, it’s public. But what kind of person would I be if I couldn’t share my mistakes [...]

July 26, 2013 Melissa Villamizar Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Pregnancy 0

Indian-Spiced Roasted Cauliflower

Indian-Spiced Roasted Cauliflower

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, grain-free, paleo, vegetarian and vegan. I absolutely love roasted vegetables. Cauliflower provides a great source of Vitamin C, which boosts immune function, as well as Dietary Fiber, which helps in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. The basic roasting technique in this recipe can be applied to any [...]

February 13, 2013 Holly Alexander Nutrition, Recipes 1

Why Buy Organic?

Why Buy Organic?

If you are reading this post, you are probably one of two groups of people. You either know deep down that it’s important to buy organic, but if you were asked to list the reasons, you might not be able to do so, or you are not yet convinced that it’s important to buy organic [...]

January 18, 2013 Melissa Villamizar Lifestyle, Nutrition 0

Homemade Soup: It’s Easier Than You Think

Homemade Soup: It’s Easier Than You Think

I love soups, stews and chilies. During cold-weather months, soup is my go-to meal. Not only is it a great comfort food, it can be a great way to get essential vitamins and nutrients to keep your body and immune system strong during the cold and flu season. Additionally, soup is a great make-ahead meal [...]

January 14, 2013 Holly Alexander Nutrition, Recipes 0

Green Lemon Soup (GF, DF, NF, SF, V, V+)

Green Lemon Soup (GF, DF, NF, SF, V, V+)

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free, vegetarian and vegan. For those of you who know my husband, you know that he’s quite a trooper. If I’m cooking, he’ll eat whatever crazy vegan creation I am making. He embraces healthy eating (for the most part) and in fact, he is the creator of this recipe, [...]

January 7, 2013 Melissa Villamizar Nutrition, Recipes 1

Not Your Mom’s “Diet”

Not Your Mom’s “Diet”

Growing up I witnessed my mom struggle through numerous fad diets – Cabbage Soup Diet, No Carbs Diet, Fat-Free Foods Diet, etc. I also noticed that although she may have reached a goal weight utilizing these fad diet methods, but she could never maintain it. 90-95% of the people that go on a diet will [...]

October 11, 2012 Holly Alexander Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition 0

Seasonal Salad with Baby Eggplant & Pickled Onion (GF, SF, NF, DF,V)

Seasonal Salad with Baby Eggplant & Pickled Onion (GF, SF, NF, DF,V)

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, grain-free and vegetarian. When shopping at my favorite local farm in Austin, I picked up a few baby eggplants and asked one of the farmers for recommendations on the best way to cook these beautiful little gems. She suggested to not cook them at all, but to slice [...]

September 12, 2012 Holly Alexander Nutrition, Recipes 0

Baked Halibut with Olives + Rosemary (GF, SF, NF, DF)

Baked Halibut with Olives + Rosemary (GF, SF, NF, DF)

This recipe is gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free and dairy-free. This recipe is one of my favorites from CLEAN by Dr. Alejandro Junger. The halibut is light but filling and the zucchini, lemons, olives and rosemary add a unique and refreshing touch! And best of all, it’s EASY to make! Notes Recipe yields: 2 servings Prep time: [...]

September 2, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Nutrition, Recipes 2