“That’s Just the Way I am”

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“That’s just the way I am”. Have you ever heard someone say this? Or, have you ever said this yourself? I think most of us have said some variation of  this. We use it to explain why we are shy, loud, angry, etc. But what are we really saying? Whether consciously aware of it or not, this phrase basically says, “I have no control over who I am or my behavior, and I cannot change.” Is this true? Is our nature and actions bound by something we have no control over? By genetic expression, culture, or the past? Absolutely not! Continue reading

Strawberry Cloud Crepes

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If you’ve never tried using chickpea flour, this recipe is a great one to start out with. Chickpea flour is made by grinding dry chickpeas into a fine flour. The result is a gluten-free option that has more protein than traditional flour. You can find chickpea flour under a few different names including gram flour, besan or garbanzo bean flour. You can find this flour in the health food section of your grocery store or in the gluten free section. If you have a heavy duty wheat grinder you can also make this flour yourself by grinding dry chickpeas.

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Mixed Berries and Spinach Smoothie

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This simple smoothie packs a strong nutritional punch. Filled with essential micronutrients such as antioxidants, this smoothie is an excellent snack option. It’s also a great recipe to begin with if you’re wanting to incorporate more greens into your diet. Enjoy!

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Black Bean Salad with Grilled Cilantro Chicken

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This salad is fresh and citrusy while the chicken is flavorful and savory. This takes a bit of preparation to make sure you give the chicken enough time to marinate, but the results are wonderful. This chicken would also be great over a green salad. Enjoy!

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