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Chili-Lime Shrimp Tostadas

Chili-Lime Shrimp Tostadas

May 5, 2016

These seriously craveable tostadas are packed with feel-good ingredients that also offer nutritional benefits: shrimp for clean protein and zinc, kale for immunity-boosting and antioxidant-packed vitamins A, C, K, and garlic for manganese and seleniu…

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Clean Green Herbed Cashews

Clean Green Herbed Cashews

May 4, 2016

These delicious cashews are made with dried dill, spirulina powder, tamari soy sauce, and decadent coconut oil. Remember, all nuts are packed with nutrition when raw, but when you need a pick-me-up kinda recipe, just make a big batch of these delicio…

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Poached Eggs Over Asparagus and Toast

Poached Eggs Over Asparagus and Toast

May 3, 2016

I was once teased on Iron Chef by my colleague judge Simon Majumdar for calling Chef Michael Symon’s poached eggs “so sexy.” I’ll have you know that poached eggs are the sexiest food in my book. There’s nothing quite lik…

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Start Your Week Feeling Really, Really Good!

Start Your Week Feeling Really, Really Good!

May 2, 2016

Hi Gorgeous! This is your week to glow and shine! Instead of partying and gettin’ all debaucherous and gross on the weekends, I’ve made a choice to workout, eat fresh, cut all sugar, see all of my friends, and get good-ass sleep each we…

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Clean Green Skin Detox

Clean Green Skin Detox

May 2, 2016

Cucumbers, apple, lemon, and apple cider vinegar all work together to help calm and hydrate that beautiful complexion of yours. Whisk the apple cider vinegar in at the end to finish off this skin-glowing-cocktail. Best of all my drinks are super low …

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The Dandelion Green Pineapple

The Dandelion Green Pineapple

May 2, 2016

If you are finally up for the dandelion greens challenge, then this is your juice. Packed with antioxidants and potassium, this bitter green can also help to purify the blood and liver.   Ingredients: 1 cup fresh pineapple 2 cups dandelion green…

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Clean Green Flatbread Pizza

Clean Green Flatbread Pizza

April 29, 2016

If you say you aren’t a fan of pizza, I’ll say you’re a liar! Pizza can be green, fresh, and delicious, but don’t just take my word for it. Cook up a fresh, homemade batch of this delicious flatbread and taste how green, clean, and fresh …

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Four Whole Grains You Need to Try!

Four Whole Grains You Need to Try!

April 28, 2016

Move over, meat: it’s time for protein-packed grains to take center stage. Studies show that eating more grains like quinoa, barley, farro, and amaranth can boost energy and have even been associated with longer lifespans. Replacing meat with grain…

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Golden Girl Blondies

Golden Girl Blondies

April 28, 2016

Making my delish, golden girl blondies this weekend, enjoy, love and bake fresh at home! Mega-bonus, these brownies just happen to be g-free and vegan! YASS! With love xx ck Makes 9-12 brownies in a 6-7” pan Ingredients: 1 cup almond meal2, 15 oz c…

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The Raspberry Mint Refresher

The Raspberry Mint Refresher

April 27, 2016

This fresh and delicious smoothie will have you feeling like sunshine all day with its blend of raspberries, mint, and a touch of banana. Go for it, gorgeous! Serves 2 Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk 2 cups frozen raspberries 1/2 fr…

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Nourish + Love

Nourish + Love

April 26, 2016

I hope you are relaxing, loving, enjoying and soaking up some gorgeous sun this beautiful afternoon! If you’ve got someone you are able to cook, cuddle, mingle, laugh with and love today, be grateful for them. Show them you love them, by cooki…

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Quinoa + Clean Greens Salad with Lemon Herb Vinaigrette

Quinoa + Clean Greens Salad with Lemon Herb Vinaigrette

April 25, 2016

No. 1 Quinoa fan, like, ever right here. You’ll almost always see it on my menus and as a favorite in all my salads. A complete protein, with a delicious nutty taste, why would you ever think otherwise?   Salad Ingredients: 2 cups uncooked qui…

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Your Cleanest Earth Day Ever!

Your Cleanest Earth Day Ever!

April 22, 2016

Happy Earth Day, green goddesses! Our planet is our baby! Here are 5 simple ways you can tread lighter, everyday: 1. Eat Clean! Eat more plants and less meat. A plant based diet helps to save on carbon emissions (cows=methane gas). You can commit to …

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The Vitamin C Immunity Booster

The Vitamin C Immunity Booster

April 21, 2016

With refreshing citrus and special immunity-boosting ingredients like bee pollen and probiotics, get ready for a magical blended surprise. And while you’re at it, toss in some spinach and kale. Clean and green. Serves 2 Ingredients: 1/2 cup cocon…

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Community is Wellness

Community is Wellness

April 20, 2016

Community. That’s what holds us all together. Without it, we have nothing. As I teach my community cooking and wellness classes and work to spread the truth, the message of clean eating and wellness from LA to NY, SF, SD (everywhere!) I always …

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Chipotle Salmon Burger

Chipotle Salmon Burger

April 19, 2016

This delicious omega-3, brain-boosting salmon burger is the tastiest way to have it all. Made from simple canned salmon (nothing fancy!), this is a budget-friendly way to enjoy all of the nutritional benefits salmon has to offer. The Creamy Chive Sau…

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Pineapple Horchata Smoothie!

Pineapple Horchata Smoothie!

April 18, 2016

I love my creamy and delish horchata—a milky Latin American drink that can be made from seeds, rice, nuts, or dairy. We used to order these up all over my hometown of sunny San Diego. This delicious and good-for-you version uses a nondairy coconut…

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Clean Green Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

Clean Green Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

April 17, 2016

Now, I’m no doctor, but if you’re someone who pops a couple of anti- inflammatories a day to deal with pain or other issues, I would highly suggest trying out this smoothie. I created this delish smoothie after I needed an anti-inflammation kick…

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Strawberry & Toasted Coconut Morning

Strawberry & Toasted Coconut Morning

April 17, 2016

Sometimes, you’ve gotta go pink. I developed this recipe for a bunch of my girlfriends hopping over for a brunch, I had to add a sexy topping to these smoothies! Why not toasted coconut? Sweet banana, tart strawberries and delicious, flavorful toa…

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How to Make a Clean Green Smoothie, the right way...

How to Make a Clean Green Smoothie, the right way...

April 16, 2016

Hi friends! So I know there are a million choices out there on juices, smoothies, smoothie shops, cleanses, juice blends, books and websites that are devout to the topic. I just want to be clear & lend some of my tips that can help you to blendin…

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Sweet Honey Chèvre and Sardine Flatbread Pizza

Sweet Honey Chèvre and Sardine Flatbread Pizza

April 15, 2016

Sardines might be on of the loves of my life. They’re quite stunning on top of this flatbread pizza, all dressed up with honey chèvre, capers, and arugula—my kind of flashy fish! Makes 4 servings Toppings 1⁄4 cup + 2 tablespoons chèvre (g…

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Homemade Cinnamon Vanilla Almond Butter

Homemade Cinnamon Vanilla Almond Butter

April 15, 2016

Once you make this simple homemade, delicious and nutritious nut butter, you’ll never go back to that super processed “peanut butter” again! Peace out processed p-butter, you’re so, like 1989. Be good to you and that gorge bod. xx Makes appr…

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Meditation is Wellness

Meditation is Wellness

April 12, 2016

This past Sunday, I joined my amazingly-talented and worldly-experienced meditation teacher, Tom Cronin, for his Mastering Your Mind Meditation event. It was the most powerful night, together, 30 of us, all in one room in NYC.  I’m constantl…

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Baachan's Miso Soup

Baachan's Miso Soup

April 11, 2016

For 98 years (and counting!!!!), 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 BaachanR…

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Coconut Matcha Green Tea Smoothie

Coconut Matcha Green Tea Smoothie

April 7, 2016

Wakie-wakie with this super-delicious smoothie, and head out for a meditation or yoga session. I highly recommend cleansing all areas of your life: mental, physical, and spiritual. Green Tea + coconut will get you there.   Serves 4   Ingredients: 1…

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The Raspberry Beauty Elixir

The Raspberry Beauty Elixir

April 6, 2016

Love your beautiful skin, love your girlfriends, and love spa days? Combine all three for a spa-cuisine day with the girls. Prepare some delicious treats, decorate with some gorgeous floral arrangements, and blend up some goodness. All the gossip an…

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Baked Falafel Plate with Dill Tzatziki and Cuke Salad

Baked Falafel Plate with Dill Tzatziki and Cuke Salad

April 5, 2016

It’s a bit of a shocker to realize that those unassuming little falafel balls at your favorite Middle Eastern restaurant are deep-fried in a vat of oil! Baking the little guys offers up a much healthier take without sacrificing any flavor. I prefer…

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Hearty Vegan Quinoa + Black Bean Chili

Hearty Vegan Quinoa + Black Bean Chili

April 4, 2016

This super hearty, spiced & surprisingly-meatless chili is perfect for a #MeatlessMonday dinner night-in. + With the addition of my favorite grain-like-seed quinoa, this simple one-pot meal is packed with plant-based protein! xx Serves 6 Ingred…

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Creamy Shiitake-Peanut Noodles

Creamy Shiitake-Peanut Noodles

April 3, 2016

This sweet, spicy, and nutty recipe is better-than Chinese take-out that you can make right at home. So, dig in today and save some for lunch tomorrow. YUM! xxx ck     Serves 4 Ingredients: 1/2 pound whole wheat spaghetti 1 1/2 teaspoons s…

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Get Your Stretch Goals On

Get Your Stretch Goals On

April 1, 2016

Hiya Beautiful! It’s le spring and it’s time to get out of that winter slump + on to a good ass spring re-boot! Each morning I’ve been focusing on giving more love and receiving more love. I think to myself where can I give more of …

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