An Earth Day Pledge and A Re-Usable Drink Container Giveaway from Mighty Nest

The next time you grab a cup of coffee or a bottle of water before you head out, consider what those drinks are in.  Whatever that cup or container is made of can end up in your body or in already overfull landfills.

Safe Re Usable Bottles on gourmandeinthekitchen.com  An Earth Day Pledge and A Re Usable Drink Container Giveaway from Mighty Nest

Plastic bottles are a cause for concern when it comes to both our health and our environment and it makes sense to avoid using them whenever possible.  Chemicals in plastic bottles can leach out over time with heat and reuse, which you then ingest.

By carrying a non-toxic reusable water bottle or using a thermal cup for your coffee when you’re out you’re keeping toxins out of your body and the environment.

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Grain-Free Fair-Trade Chocolate Chip Cookies from One Simple Change and a Giveaway and Q&A with the Author

A recipe for grain-free, fair-trade chocolate chip cookies and an interview with the author of One Simple Change: Surprisingly Easy Ways to Transform Your Life by Winnie Abramson. One Simple Change by Winnie Abramson Grain Free Fair Trade Chocolate Chip Cookies from One Simple Change and a Giveaway and Q&A with the Author

If you’ve ever wanted to make meaningful  changes in your diet and lifestyle towards better health then you’ve probably also experienced the frustration of feeling overwhelmed, not knowing where to start, and finding it difficult to maintain momentum in the long run.

That’s what drew me to One Simple Change by Winnie Abramson; comprised of 50 short chapters, each one addresses a small but easily actionable step you can implement towards overall health and wellness.  It’s not a diet book, or exercise plan, or supplement regime; rather, it’s a thoughtful compilation of small but important actions you can take right away towards lasting change.  Start slowly and tackle one at a time moving forward at your own pace or pick a few at once, it’s up to you.

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Citrus Endive Avocado Salad

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A light and refreshing grapefruit, tangerine, avocado and endive salad filled with vitamin C and healthy fats. As you may have noticed by now I… 

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Sweet Potato Noodles with Kale Pesto (Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegan, Paleo)

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Sweet potato “noodles” are slicked with a hearty green pesto made from winter greens like kale or chard. I found myself with an inordinate amount… 

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Drink Your Greens Smoothie

Drink Your Greens Smoothie gourmandeinthekitchen.com

A green smoothie packed with nutrients featuring a trio of greens along with pineapple and coconut milk. While December is a month filled with feasts… 

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Restorative Vegetable Broth | A Nourishing and Cleansing Soup

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A restorative broth made with a plethora of vegetables to sooth, nourish and detoxify. I turn to this vegetable heavy broth when I’m feeling run… 

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Olive Thyme Mini Muffins (Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Nut-Free, Paleo)

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Savory olive thyme muffins in miniature form. I’m stopping in today to share these mini olive thyme muffins with you because I just couldn’t let… 

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Amaretti Thins | Crunchy Almond Cookies (Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Paleo Friendly)

Amaretti cookies

This week’s cookie installment features a change of pace from last week’s deep, dark chocolaty offering to a crunchier specimen that’s lighter than air. I’ll… 

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2013 A Year of Seasonal Gluten-Free and Grain-Free Recipes

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A collection of favorite gluten-free, grain-free, and often paleo and vegan friendly recipes from 2013. With 2013 quickly coming to a close, the time feels… 

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Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Cream Filling (Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Nut-Free, Vegan, Paleo Friendly)

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 A classic sandwich cookie (aka homemade oreos) with a chocolate cream filling. With all the desserts these past couple weeks you’d think I would be… 

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2013 Holiday Gift Guide |10 Gift Ideas for Cooks

10 Gift Ideas for Food Lovers and Home Cooks gourmandeinthekitchen.com

10 gift ideas for fledgling foodies and seasoned home cooks alike. As much as we all want to be perfect gift givers during the holidays… 

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50 Favorite Gluten-Free and Grain-Free Desserts and Sweets for the Holidays

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50 Gluten-Free and Grain-Free Dessert and Sweets Recipes to make this Holiday Season. So now that the holiday season has officially started let’s move straight… 

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