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There is nothing better on a cold day than a warm and comforting bowl of soup (and a big hunk of bread)! In addition to my Chicken Tortilla Soup, this soup is another of my family’s favorites.  This soup is hearty and delicious, and I hope you like it too!

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This week I’ve learned a few things. I like that. Learning is great. I want to do more of it!

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It’s no secret that eating fruits and vegetables is a must for dropping pounds. But when it comes to a snack that’ll actually keep you satisfied, a handful of baby carrots or a banana probably isn’t going to cut it.

Here’s the thing: Even though fresh produce is high in nutrients and low in calories, it’s also devoid of satiating protein and fat. And because you’re a human, sometimes, you just aren’t feeling the celery sticks.

But there are still tons of healthy options that won’t leave you starving or totally bored at snack time. These eight clean treats are packed with protein, fat, and flavor—and they’re the perfect choices when you’ve got fruit and veggie fatigue.

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Recently that I have become obsessed with hallway designs and constantly pinning every hallway I come across.

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Y’all! This may sound crazy, but I love to color! You know those new coloring books for grown ups, yep totally digging them. And when I’m feeling stressed, these totally help. And I’m convinced that your skin, health, body reacts badly when forced to deal with stress, in ways no one can imagine possible. Not cool. But thankfully  I’ve always enjoyed coloring and this just calms me down, like listening to music (and joining in too), hand embroidery, swinging on a swing set and knitting can do. If you don’t dig coloring, you should try one of those instead to destress. It helps, I tell ya!

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The total white look is a must try look this season! It can actually make you look more thin and make your face glow!

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Take me home to a
Place unfamiliar
Yet always known
One where all things

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Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. 

~ Buddha

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If you need a quick appetizer to wow your friends and family during the upcoming holidays, look no further! Baked Cheese Dip might be just what the taste buds ordered. Serve hot with crackers.

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Fall is in full swing, which means it’s officially my favorite time of the year! I absolutely love being able to wear jackets, scarves, and boots! The leaves are gorgeous, the air is crisp, and I have some favorite things to share from this fall! I had so many favorites this fall, that I have chosen to expand my list beyond beauty products. Let’s get started!

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Sometimes I buy products and think, “Oh my God, what was I thinking? This is far too expensive!” This is within minutes of buying something. I get this often, and the majority of times, it works out.

 Elix and I are on a little health kick at the moment – more exercise, nutritious food, no snacking (me especially as i do love an evening peanut m&m’s treat) – anyway we are making good use of Jamie Oliver’s Superfood book for recipe inspiration and nutrition advice.

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Every now and I go on a health kick, forgoing avo and toast for a chicken salad instead. So why not enjoy a yummy chicken salad for lunch on this grey Sunday afternoon?

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A brunch for an accidentally sore head. I have recently, and most unexpectedly, started craving “healthy” hangover food. As someone who spent the last three years testing how many hangover dishes you can improve with bacon (answer: all), no one was more surprised than me. But, I didn’t want to do anything strenuous and I wanted it to have vegetables. And so, the root vegetable rosti was born. You can use any root vegetables that you have lying around, and you can add grated onion, garlic, herbs or chilli if you wanted extra flavour.

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It started as a tap
A light pitter pat
Then the sky became
Gloomy and black

These heart-healthy fats help raise your healthy HDL cholesterol levels and reduce overall inflammation. Great sources include olive oil, almonds, and avocado.

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It is very easy to gain weight, but extremely taxing to lose it. When you are overweight, you risk serious diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure as well as some cancer forms.

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Eating really is fun, isn't it? It is probably the most agreed upon expression of culture and community around the world. No matter where you go or what you celebrate, food is almost always the center peg around which everything else revolves.

8 things to do when you're bored instead of eat

How hard could writing a letter be? And that too to a toddler?! I started writing one to Madhav about, wait, 4 days ago, and haven’t finished it yet! Every time I jot a sentence down, it comes out clunky, shallow and I have to scratch it out. Something’s been bothering me lately, and I’m unable to figure out what it is. There’s so much going on around and within me, that I’m finding it difficult to function normally. As I write this, I hear my neighbors fighting; I listen to family members hurling abuses on one another, women screaming and men shouting. I go outside to check what’s happening. I decide to call the police when the sounds of a whip thrashing falls on my ears. But my family restrains me- The man next door is notorious and it’s a family matter and we better mind our own business, they tell me. Apparently, when something like this happened in the past and someone threatened to call the police, it didn’t work out as hoped. My legs still shaking with fear and anger, I return to my notepad.

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