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Do More of What you Love

Do More of What you Love

August 25, 2016

Do what you love + you’ll never work another day in your life. You are blessed with talents + When you utilize those talents to your best ability, that’s when you truly shine. We live in a time where we are able to do more of what we lov…

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10 Ways to Come out On Top (+ stay Golden)

10 Ways to Come out On Top (+ stay Golden)

August 25, 2016

Success is measured in the eye of the beholder, it’s different for each of us. After a tough year of struggle, I have found a successful life revolves around positivity, experiences, adaptation and growth. We all have different goals, and not ever…

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3 Non-Sushi Ways to Eat Seaweed

3 Non-Sushi Ways to Eat Seaweed

August 24, 2016

Sea vegetables like kelp, sea palm, and agar are chock-full of chlorophyll, iron, and other minerals. They can also help boost metabolism and circulation, and improve the health of your hair and skin. My Japanese ancestors have been cooking with s…

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Super Beauty Pitaya Smoothie

Super Beauty Pitaya Smoothie

August 23, 2016

I’ve been eating fresh pitaya (also known as dragon fruit) all day, every day since I’ve been in Okinawa! It’s the most beautiful fruit, not to mention the most delicious. It’s packed full of antioxidants, so it’s good l…

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WATCH: Candice on New York Live!

WATCH: Candice on New York Live!

August 22, 2016

For all you New Yorkers: Check out Candice on NBC Channel 4 today as she walks Lauren Scala and the New York Live crew through her favorite healthy stops downtown! The segment is scheduled to air today between 12:30 and 1PM EST on Channel 4. For all …

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Pearled Barley with Peas and Edamame

Pearled Barley with Peas and Edamame

August 19, 2016

Barley has an earthy, nutty personality with a powerhouse of a nutritional profile. While I try to cook with only seasonal veggies, sometimes frozen veggies like edamame and peas are the best-tasting and most pocket-friendly option. Ingredients: 1 cu…

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Happy 15th, Bar Method!

Happy 15th, Bar Method!

August 18, 2016

It’s Bar Method‘s birthday! As  a constant source of energy and light in my life, The Bar Method is a HUGE part of my every day! So here’s my Bar Method thank you and story: “I’ve been a Bar Method “addict” …

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Homemade Coconut Funfetti Cake

Homemade Coconut Funfetti Cake

August 17, 2016

This delicious “funfetti” cake is a fabulously-updated version: made with real bananas, almond meal and coconut oil. It just happens to be vegan and um… and….absolutely delicious. It certainly wasn’t planned this way, but this is the last r…

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Homemade Rose Water

Homemade Rose Water

August 16, 2016

Homemade organic rose water can be used as a fragrant and light facial toner with a cotton ball, as a delish base to a spring spritzer, or perfect as a natural hair drench or bath soak! No need to spend money in the store – invite your girlfr…

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With Love, From Japan

With Love, From Japan

August 13, 2016

Konichiwa from Japan, gorgeous! The past few weeks, as you’ve seen on my instagram stories, I’ve been studying + visiting family in Tokyo, cooking with friends in Kokubunji. Researching + shooting at shrines in Kyoto, + sis and I stayed…

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The Carrot-Ginger

The Carrot-Ginger

August 12, 2016

If you love carrot-ginger soup, you will love this delicious combination of sweet and hot! Enjoy this juice alongside a healthy breakfast or with a satisfying clean, green dinner. You’re gorgeous, you carrot-ginger-lover, you. Serves 2 Ingredients:…

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WATCH TONIGHT! Beat Bobby Flay at 10pm ET / PT

WATCH TONIGHT! Beat Bobby Flay at 10pm ET / PT

August 11, 2016

Guess who’s going to be a judge on Beat Bobby Flay tonight? Moi! Watch tonight on the Food Network Channel, August 11th at 10pm ET/PT. The episode is titled: “Whose Got This In the Bag?” and the premise is below: “It’s personal for…

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The Sweet Potato Peach Smoothie

The Sweet Potato Peach Smoothie

August 10, 2016

This genius vitamin-A-packed recipe made of sweet potato and brimming with fiber can also help boost your immune system as well as your mood! Enjoy, and get those fresh, juicy peaches while they are still at the market! Serves 4 Ingredients:     …

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Stay Fit Travel Tips + Tricks

Stay Fit Travel Tips + Tricks

August 9, 2016

As a child of war, travel is the ultimate healer and my favorite way to experience life! Although it is tough to accommodate my usual NYC workout & lifestyle routine into my  travel schedule, you should never skip out on the world! Whilst …

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Macrobiotic Hijiki-Avocado Salad

Macrobiotic Hijiki-Avocado Salad

August 8, 2016

Macrobiotic foods are naturally clean and detoxifying—they are plant-based and include sea vegetables, local produce, healthy grains, and fermented foods. Seaweed, naturally full of iodine, Vitamin C, manganese, and Vitamin B2, is clean eatingR…

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Matcha Green Tea Coconut Ice Cream

Matcha Green Tea Coconut Ice Cream

August 6, 2016

Creamy, decadent, yet dairy-free, low-sugar, this frozen treat makes a tasty summer dessert for all to love and cherish. Matcha, my culture and heritage, I share with you. Serves 4 Ice cream mix Ingredients: 1, 14 oz can light coconut milk 2 teaspoon…

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The Green Super-Immunity Lemonade

The Green Super-Immunity Lemonade

August 5, 2016

Juice up this super immunity-boosting lemonade when you’re not feeling so hot. Whisk in some spirulina or green superfood if you’re in need of an extra jolt of immunity! Serves 1 Ingredients: 5 cups baby spinach 1 cup honeydew melon 1⁄2 lemon, …

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My Sweet Potato & Mushroom Clean Green Pizza!

My Sweet Potato & Mushroom Clean Green Pizza!

August 5, 2016

Makes 8 servings With feel-good-clean ingredients like vitamin A packed sweet potato, juicy immunity-boosting mushrooms and anti-inflammatory onions, this pizza is a clean and inspiring way to change up the way you look at pizza. A total bonus, this …

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Detoxifying + Delish Foods I Always Have In My Kitch

Detoxifying + Delish Foods I Always Have In My Kitch

August 4, 2016

Some of my favorite foods also happen to be great natural detoxifiers. I try to incorporate a few of these ingredients into my meals every day. It’s easy! You can make a morning smoothie with avocado and grapefruit on the side, a lunch of kale sala…

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Baachan's Miso Soup

Baachan's Miso Soup

August 3, 2016

For 95 years, my Baachan (Japanese grandmother) has been making this soup. She raised four beautiful daughters through World War II – so she knows a little something about comfort food. My big sis and I sought out Baachan’s recipe, which …

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Summertime Cold Somen Noodles with Ponzu

Summertime Cold Somen Noodles with Ponzu

August 2, 2016

Cold noodles, you say? Why yes, it’s a Japanese treat! My mom grew up with these noodles as a child in southern Japan and made this dish for us kids on sweltering summer days back in San Diego. Now, I pass along this cool dish to you. Noodles have …

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5 Graceful Ways to Shine

5 Graceful Ways to Shine

August 1, 2016

The graceful, brave and positive woman gets back what she puts out. If you want to attract more good in your life: Love, business, happiness, harmony, peace, then you can attract just that. Be resilient, be kind, be authentic and glow. No matter wha…

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A Day of Plant-Based Eating:

A Day of Plant-Based Eating:

July 29, 2016

By definition, “clean eating” can be summed up as consuming real food in, or as close to, its most natural state as possible. Eating to nourish and cleanse the body and mind. Educating yourself on where food comes from. Purchasing or grow…

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A Hymn For the Weekend

A Hymn For the Weekend

July 29, 2016

Hi from beautiful Tahoe, gorgeous! Do you ever feel super disconnected to your purpose, your calling, and wonder why you even began? Do you ever feel stuck, saddened and disconnected? Your journey to find your purpose starts today. You’re comin…

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Roasted Corn and Heirloom Tomato Salad

Roasted Corn and Heirloom Tomato Salad

July 28, 2016

There is something nostalgic about roasted corn. Whether you grew up going to beach BBQs or picking it fresh from the farm, corn on the cob is a sweet and filling treat. In this recipe, the kernels are shaved fresh from the cob and into a delicious s…

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Broccoli Rabe all over NYC!

Broccoli Rabe all over NYC!

July 27, 2016

Hi Friends! I hope you caught my Broccoli Rabe NYC social media tour last week with my friends and farmers at Andy Boy! We visited some of the finest and most fun restaurants dishing up broccoli rabe on their menus! First we visited Maialino in Grame…

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The Spicy-Ginger Pineapple Green

The Spicy-Ginger Pineapple Green

July 27, 2016

You know when two things come together, and it’s just magic? That’s ginger and pineapple. Such a beautiful marriage! This cleansing juice is equally delicious and satisfying. Enjoy! Ingredients 3/4 cup fresh pineapple 3 cups baby spinach 1 Tb…

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The Sweet Kale Melon

The Sweet Kale Melon

July 25, 2016

With a hint of refreshing honeydew melon, cucumber, and our dear friend kale, this Clean Green juice is a sweet hydrating way to nourish your beautiful body in the morning. Serves 1 Ingredients: 4 cups kale 1 cup honeydew melon 1 medium cucumber 1 ta…

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Spicy Shrimp Soba Noodle Salad

Spicy Shrimp Soba Noodle Salad

July 22, 2016

This fiery dish is definitely a metabolism booster and a delightful full-meal salad! Also great to make this weekend with the major heatwave sweeping the country! This spicy soba salad will cool you down and make you sweat at the same time! If you li…

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Clean Green Beauty Queen

Clean Green Beauty Queen

July 21, 2016

Eating clean and cooking green is your new beauty cream. Forget all of the oils and potions, you green beauty queen! Beauty is an inside job. Greens are packed with beauty benefits like antioxidants and vitamin C. Antioxidants are also nature’s sun…

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