Beet salad with queso fresco

Beet salad with queso fresco

Beets!  Have you had them before?  In case you didn’t know, beets are a good source of folate, potassium, vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants.  They also help increase blood circulation and cleanse the liver. Until recently I never used to like them.  The truth is, I never even gave them a chance.  One taste a… 

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Balsamic reduction

Balsamic Reduction recipe with ideas on how to use it

One of the few dressings I have been able to enjoy without any digestive issues is balsamic vinegar.  And since I’ve been having more salads these days,  my go-to accompanying salad dressing has been a balsamic reduction sauce. It’s simple to make, but can easily burn if you’re not watching it carefully.   Let me… 

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Turkey and kidney bean soup

Turkey and Kidney Bean Soup

Where my soup lovers at?!  I got a soup for YOU today!  This one will leave you warm, filled, and guilt-free.  The ingredients are simple, but all of them together create harmony in a bowl. Here’s what you will need to start: The ingredients above are flexible.  For instance, you can use half the amount… 

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Finding balance with NESTLÉ® Coffee-mate® natural bliss®

Finding Balance with NESTLÉ® Coffee-mate® natural bliss®

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #BackToBalance #CollectiveBias 2015 has been THE year for me to make some serious changes in my eating habbits.  One of the biggest challenges for me right now is following a low fat, low cholesterol, high fiber, minimally processed,… 

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Mint and Ginger Tea

Mint and Ginger Tea

It’s tea time today!  Here’s one of my all time favorites with a little added vitamin K and C from fresh blueberries. For a simple tea, I usually just boil fresh mint leaves with honey.  For an added kick I will also sometimes add ginger. This time around however, I thought it would be a… 

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Homemade Corn Tortillas

The road to better health starting with homemade corn tortillas

  There’s nothing like a trip to the ER to kick your New Years weight loss resolution into high gear.  Even though getting on a diet was not at the top of my list, I nonetheless received a massive wake-up call to the reality of my current health status on the first day of 2015…. 

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Cheers to 2015

Cheers to 2015!!

I can’t believe we are only hours away from a new year!  What the heck?!  Where did the time go?  I remember being a little girl and hearing the adults talk about how fast time flies, and to enjoy my youth because once we become adults, time passes much quicker.  Now I find myself telling… 

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Bush's Cocina Latina Recipes

BUSH’S Cocina Latina™ Recipes

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with BUSH’S Cocina Latina™ and Latina Bloggers Connect.  All opinions and ideas expressed in this post are my own. One of the things I can always count on when I visit my Mom is that she will always have either freshly cooked beans in the crockpot, a pot… 

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