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Blue Koi – Restaurant Reflection

The food at Blue Koi reflects its leadership.

Whole, fresh food in a bottomless bowl

What makes a great restaurant? Is it the food, service, variety, or atmosphere? These days you’re lucky if your favorite establishment meets your expectations on more than one.

There is one place where owners, Scott and Jane Chang, never miss the mark. That restaurant is Blue Koi. Read more

Macho Gazpacho

Don't be afraid to ask a restaurant for a recipe of a favorite menu item.

Fresh and colorful at the starting line

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4th of July Fruit Poppers

Healthy with just enough sinfulness to please everyone in the crowd.

These hit a home run at a 4th of July party we attended. Perfect treat for your next summer gathering. Read more

Chipotle Lime Chick’n Gardein

Meatless meat that has Ellen DeGeneres and others turning cartwheels.

Corn Tortilla Tacos

I can’t rave enough about the Gardein brand of meatless deliciousness! A great option for compassionate foodies who want to eat more humanely but love their meat! Read more

A Perfect Marriage- Garlic and Greens

Simple ways to make vegetables fabulous any night of the week!

Today I’m sharing my tried and true methods of cooking green vegetables. Super easy, delicious and absolutely beautiful.

Remember, the we eat category is not about culinary prowess but about everyday healthy meals, snacks and side dishes that can be cooked on the fly.

Vegetables should be a large part of every family’s daily diet.

Green bean casseroles like your granny made do not deserve to enter your FIT body in 2012.

Gaaaaarlic, hints of hot red pepper, smells of the Louisiana French Quarter, and calcium from cute, crunchy seeds— that’s what I’m talking about. Leave the greens that taste like grass to the hippies. If I’m going to fill 1/2 my plate with vegetables every night, they have to be worthy of center stage.

Less is more when it comes to lovin’ those greens the FIT way! Read more

Cafe Gratitude- Restaurant Reflection

Cafe Gratitude gives us many reasons to be grateful in Kansas City.

Photograph from Cafe Gratitude website

Open heart…open mind…open mouth when visiting Cafe Gratitude in California and if you can believe it, Kansas City!

I could not wait to indulge at this 100% organic, plant based restaurant, keen on buying local goods that are seasonal and fresh.  If you are serious about your health, love food for what it IS in its original state, and want to leave feeling better about yourself than when you went in, Cafe Gratitude is your place. Read more

Spa Water…reFRESH yourself

The simple secret to a healthy diet is water.

Our body is made up of 75 to 80% water when we are babies.  As we get older, this percentage decreases to anywhere from 50-65% depending on if you are a man or a woman.  Our brains are 85% water and our bones are 10-15% water.  I guess you get the picture– WATER IS ESSENTIAL TO LIFE!

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Extreme Recovery Meal

Mega protein and good fats to help rebuild muscles and aid in recovery.

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