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Francesca Cugini
Peace, Love and All Things Green! ॐ
Peace, Love and All Things Green! ॐ


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An open letter from the heart to all of our readers...

Greetings to all of our beloved readers! After a LONG couple months of silence, we feel that an explanation is needed for our lack of “energy” towards this blog that is so dear to our hearts…. The last several months have been difficult, overwhelming and…

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Sayonara, Sabra! Hello homemade Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. #RecipeRedux #DIY #HealthySnacks

Happy Friday, folks! It’s time to bust out those DIY skills and get creative in the kitchen! This month’s Recipe Redux prompt got us thinking about all the kitchen staples that we USED to purchase at the store, but now exclusively make from scratch. DIY…

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Say goodbye to highly processed, store-bought veggie dips! Try our homemade Cucumber + Dill Greek Yogurt Dip, instead! #HealthySnacking

Why bother wasting your money on highly processed, store-bought veggie dips, when you can whip up this amazing Cucumber +Dill Greek Yogurt Dip? Ready in under 10 minutes and FULL of flavor, this dip pairs perfectly with raw veggies, pita chips, or grilled…

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Ginger Plum Cookes #RecipeRedux #HealthyTreat

Happy Monday, loves! Are you in the mood for something sweet & delicious, yet healthy?  Yeah, me too! Fortunately for us, there is an ingredient out there that is delectably flavorful, rich and a nutritious addition to desserts–Dried Plums.  High in fiber…

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Perfect summer side --> Sweet & Spicy Cucumber Salad! #CucumberNoodles #GlutenFree

I must admit, I’m always looking for an excuse to bust out my spiralizer! Zucchini noodles have been a personal favorite for a while, but this week I felt inspired to branch out. This Sweet & Spicy Cucumber Salad is cool and refreshing with a little added…

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Curried Couscous Salad #MeatlessMonday

This healthy and satisfying couscous salad is packed with wonderful flavor and full of healthy ingredients.  I promise it’s quick to assemble, despite the long ingredient list.  It makes for a perfect packed work lunch or can be enjoyed as a side…

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Say hello to salad on a stick! These Mediterranean Salad Kabobs make the perfect appetizer for summer parties. #HealthyApps #Vegetarian

Is it just me, or does food instantly get cuter cuter on a stick? Not to mention, easier to eat! These Mediterranean Salad Kabobs make the perfect appetizer or side for summer grill outs, picnics, patio parties, etc.  Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic…

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It's that time again, folks -- > Shout Out Sunday: PROBAR! #RealFood #Fitssentials

Happy Sunday, friends! Anyone that knows us, knows that we are constantly on the hunt for quick, healthy, real-food approved snacks. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of junk out there and it can be hard to distinguish the good stuff from the bad stuff. No…

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Get your day started the RIGHT way with our delicious Rise & Shine #Smoothie! #HealthyBreakfast #Vegan

I know, I know…. another smoothie recipe. Except, this one is too good not to share! My mama has been making this smoothie for as along as I can remember. Her secret ingredients are almond extract and flax oil. Say what?!?! Full of flavor, vitamin C and…

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Colorful Creation-> Asian Sesame Pasta Salad #SpringRecipe

This colorful recipe screams spring! It counts as a salad even without lettuce, right?  It will work perfectly for a potluck or as a side to your grilled entrée. The ingredient possibilities are endless and can be strictly vegetarian or packed with…
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