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5 Things I Love Thursday: My Favorite Breakfast Spots in San Diego

Every Thursday I post about 5 things I’m loving. This week’s feature is focused on 5 breakfast spots in San Diego that I love. Some are total splurges, but all of them offer healthy options so you can keep within your health needs. Don’t live in San Diego? No worries, I’ve provided links to recipes that are a similar match to my favorite dishes at these restaurants… you know, just in case you wanted to make them yourself, or you could always pay San Diego a visit *wink wink*. Crest Cafe This quaint little cafe was featured on the T.V. show…

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Fresh Sesame Ginger Veggie Spring Rolls

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be hard or boring for that matter. These easy and oh-so delicious veggie spring rolls are sure to fill you up and keep you healthy. They also make for a great snack depending on what you put in them. Get creative and add ingredients that fit your liking. Here are a few suggestions that I have enjoyed thoroughly from past spring roll experiments: avocado, cucumber, bell pepper (any kind of vegetables really), smoked salmon, sprouts of any kind, tomatoes, flavored hummus, garlic mayo, kale, chard, lentils, thinly sliced meat. The sauce you choose is really…

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Food Porn: 8 Awesome Pancake Recipes Part 2

Appartently everyone loves pancakes. Let’s face it, you can never get enough pancakes… well actually I take that back… you do reach that point of full where you immediately regret that final pancake you ate, but that’s not the point. We can never get enough ways to eat our pancakes. My previous post sharing 5 awesomely uncommon pancake recipes went crazy all over Pinterest!! So I thought it might be time to round up another group of my favorite recipes, all new ones of course. Don’t get me wrong, I love the traditional, old fashioned, buttermilk pancake recipe with melting butter…

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No Bake Coconut Peanut Butter Hearts

Looking for a delicious, quick and healthy Valentine’s treat? I’ve got you covered. Really you can make these any time of the year… you don’t have to shape them into hearts. 🙂 I originally found the recipe from allrecipes.com and have adapted it to suit my likings. Maybe you’ll like them too. These satisfying treats are perfect for when you are craving something sweet, except these won’t give you the guilt. If you choose to use the protein option they become a great protein snack for after workouts. Kids love them, boyfriends love them and mom’s love them. Share the love but…

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A Love Affair with Coffee

I’ve decided that I’m never going to give up coffee. Coffee is romantically luring. I like it strong, sweet, with a small hint of spice and topped with a mound of whipped cream. Whipped cream just goes so well with coffee, like a good, hardy ginger beer goes with whiskey or ample foreplay before sex. I could forever eat a diet free of sugar, processed carbs, and meat but I want my coffee. If coffee is my only vice then I’ll take it. If whipped cream is my only sugar, then so be it. For me the moments between sips…

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A Healthier Cup: 5 Ways to Jazz Up Your Coffee

I love my coffee, as do most Americans… actually, let’s be real here… most of the world. I can do without pizza and beer. I could skip the sweet desserts and pass on the glass of wine, but I don’t ever want to skip on my morning cup of joe. There is something very special about the morning coffee ritual. For me in reminds me of travel, friends and cozy mornings. Mt first experience of enjoying coffee was when I was 28 and was in Thailand. Ever since then I’ve been hooked. There are all sorts of information out there…

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Simple Pleasures #17: Goji Berries & Their Amazingness

Goji berries may give you super powers. Ok, they may not make your fly or walk through walls but they will keep your body healthy and energy lifted. Goji berries have recently been introduced into the western world only in the last few years, but have been part of the diets of Tibet and China for thousands of years. They gained popularity quickly when word spread of their super power health benefits. If you have already added these delicious little berries to your diet, then keep on truck’n, if not, it may be time for you jump on the goji wagon. The Benefits:…

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