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THE MOUNTAINS ARE CALLING AND I ‘MUST’ GO… by now, yes, you know Vermont is healing!

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I  just had a friend move back to Vermont from Japan – and she, like we all do, said, “oh man it is so good to be back in the mountains…I can breathe again!!! Did you know the Japanese have a word for, that cleansing feeling we get here in The Green Mountains – “forest … Continued

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Easy Spring cleaning …? ME Please

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By now,  this time of year, it is pretty clear why we all, including myself, feel the need to press the digestion/metabolism reset button and are desperately trying to figure out how without bringing our busy schedules to a total halt. Overindulgence post holiday rush, chronic stress that piles up, feelings of fatigue or sluggishness, … Continued

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SUGAR AND DIGESTION… hmm where it it hiding in your diet

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This is HUGE and just one reason why on retreat you feel great immediately – EVERYTHING down to the salad dressings are hand crafted, locally sourced, nothing added – we don’t have to when the produces is that sweet! How Sugar Affects your Digestion.. and more

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5 Reasons WHY I drink Salt Water SOLE

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There is a lot of advice out there on how to stay healthy these days.  So many miracle cures to whatever ails you.  And I have tried a lot of them over the years – trust me! From drinking olive oil and lemon juice to mashed up stems and berries…  The one thing that has made … Continued

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How to make Cold Brew Coffee

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As we enter ‘technically’  this last weekend of Summer – and prepare to  STRETCH OUR SUMMER by heading to HAWAII in October (and FEBRUARY 2017) I thought it might be a good time to share with you all one of my favorite things to enjoy ( BEACH SIDE) that being… COLD BREW COFFEE! Yep, I’m from Seattle so no matter … Continued

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Cold pressing.. what? JUICE! Why is that so important?

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So… I just had the best weekend ever That included some serious Vermont adventures, YOGA at BIKRAM YOGA MENDON, mountain biking, a day watching the kids at a horse show, some river jumping, and well good old hanging on the porch chatting COLD PRESSED JUICING! I know – call me crazy but I have the best … Continued

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Oodles of ZOODLES and LIVE PESTO to die for!

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I have to tell you, Its hard once the Spring starts to get me out of the garden, even harder to get me out of the kitchen.. but after meeting so many of you on retreat this Summer from Hawaii to Napa to Vermont and beyond – I can hear you all saying..” when’s the … Continued

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Cold Pressed Cocktails?… Mmmm YES PLEASE ;)

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Ummm so, we had a bit of fresh juice and produce left over from the studio wide juice-a-thon last week so.. what we did was a little bit of experimenting (!) with these recipes below which were developed by Ari Sexner is a classically trained chef who has worked at some of the finest dining restaurants … Continued

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READY TO ROLL…. Lighten it up, gobble it down!

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So – Spring is here.. or rather feels like SUMMER in VT and everything is lightening up, getting out, and coming straight off the farm. Longer days, lighter mornings and meals that feel refreshing! Enter RICE PAPER SPRING ROLLS 😉 no gluten, no heavy starch – fill them with your favorite things and find a … Continued

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