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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Daikon Rolls with Cilantro Pumpkin Seed Pesto (Raw, Vegan, Paleo)

Wafer thin slices of daikon are spread with a fresh cilantro pesto, layered with cucumber, avocado and sprouts and then rolled up tight in these bite sized appetizers.

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When was the last time a daikon radish ended up in your basket at the store or farmer’s market?

Chances are it’s one of those vegetables you may have passed by dozens of times and never noticed or known what to do with.  The giant white vegetable that resembles a carrot but with the firm, crisp texture and crunch of a radish can be easy to miss which is a shame considering how wonderfully versatile it is.

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Vanilla Roasted Pears with Bourbon Cream and Glazed Pecans (Refined Sugar-Free, Paleo and Vegan Options)

vanilla roasted pears with bourbon cream and glazed pecans

Buttery pears are roasted in the oven with a vanilla scented caramel syrup and served with a bourbon spiked coconut cream and glazed pecans. Roasting… 

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Lightroom 5 Review and Giveaway

Adobe Lightroom 5

Find out what’s new in Lightroom 5 and enter for a chance to win a copy for yourself or the photographer in your life. Whenever… 

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Celery Root and Cauliflower Purée with Garlicky Greens (Vegetarian, Vegan Option, Paleo)

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A creamy purée of celery root and cauliflower topped with garlicky sautéed chard makes a simple, rustic side dish. Meet my new favorite purée, a… 

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Maple Spice Squash Butter Recipe (Refined Sugar-Free, Vegan, Paleo)

maple pumpkin butter

A maple sweetened butternut squash spread with warm seasonal spices like cinnamon, cloves and star anise. Fall is clearly in full swing in my kitchen…. 

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Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies (Gluten-Free, Paleo Friendly)

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These zippy ginger molasses crinkle cookies are gluten-free, paleo friendly and filled with holiday spice. I love the smell of the holidays.  We’ve got a… 

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Steamed Pumpkin and Baby Bok Choy with Ginger Sesame Sauce (Vegan, Paleo)

steamed pumpkin and bok choy with ginger sesame sauce

Red kuri squash (Hokkaido pumpkin) and baby bok choy are lightly steamed and served with a ginger sesame sauce in this easy fall and winter… 

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Celery Root and Apple Salad

celery root salad, celery root slaw

A cool and crisp salad featuring crunchy thin slices of celery root, celery and apples in a lemon-mustard vinaigrette. I would venture to guess that… 

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Savory Cocktails: Sour Spicy Herbal Umami Bitter Smoky Rich Strong | Giveaway and Q&A with the Author

Savory Cocktails by Greg Henry

You’ll be rushing to restock your bar and reinstate cocktail time after reading Savory Cocktails by Greg Henry. If you don’t know Greg Henry already,… 

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Green Apple Ginger Martini Recipe

green apple ginger martini cocktail

A fall inspired cocktail with the crisp and juicy flavors of green apples and the spiciness of fresh ginger. James Bond would probably cringe at… 

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Baked Eggplant Fries with Goat Cheese Dip (Gluten-Free, Grain-Free)

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Slender strips of eggplant are coated in a spicy mix and baked until deliciously golden and creamy on the inside and served with a tangy… 

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