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Allergen-Free Baby Smash Cake

Allergen-Free Baby Smash Cake

It’s hard to believe, but my little angel turned one this past week! What an incredible, challenging and exhausting year it has been! We had his party this weekend and I was faced with the decision of what to do in terms of a birthday cake. I don’t want to be that parent who doesn’t [...]

September 14, 2014 Melissa Villamizar Recipes 0

Banana Oat Muffins

Banana Oat Muffins

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegetarian and vegan. Notes Recipe Yields: ~12 muffins (depending on the size) Prep time: 12 minutes Cook time: ~17 minutes Ingredients Wet 1/3 cup melted coconut oil 1 Tbsp coconut aminos (or honey, or Grade B maple syrup) 2 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 ripe banana, mashed [...]

September 14, 2014 Melissa Villamizar Recipes 0

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

Hungry For Change

Hungry For Change

This weekend, a miserable cold front blew through Dallas, keeping me inside for most of the weekend. What can I say, I hate the cold. Fortunately, it was a blessing in disguise because it allowed me to catch up on several “indoor” things I needed to get done and also forced me to spend some [...]

October 9, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Books + Movies, Lifestyle, Motivation 0

NEW All-Natural Sensitive Skin Deodorant

NEW All-Natural Sensitive Skin Deodorant

Good news for those with sensitive skin! Live Whole Be Free has created a special line of deodorant just for you! This all-natural deodorant is similar to our other scents with the exception of the essential oils. The essential oils have been omitted from this sensitive skin version, which may alleviate any redness or irritation [...]

October 8, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Health 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

What am I? A Food Identity Crisis Explained

What am I? A Food Identity Crisis Explained

So I totally have to echo Holly’s post. I really love her writing for Live Whole Be Free, we feed off of each other so well! No pun intended! People always ask me “what I am.” Am I Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Raw, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Dairy-Free? The answer is yes, no, all of those, none of [...]

August 10, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Lifestyle, Nutrition 5