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Open-Faced Egg Sandwich

Open-Faced Egg Sandwich

© Sunshine UrbaniakThis open-faced egg sandwich isn't complicated or anything new, but it truly satisfies your tastebuds with its building flavors of garlicky mayo aioli, spicy arugula, creamy avocado, warm egg yolk, and tangy-sweet pickled onions. To...

White Bean Soup

White Bean Soup

© Sunshine UrbaniakThis Tuscan style white bean soup is chock-full of silky cannellini beans, leeks, celery, carrots, spinach, garlic, rosemary, and sage. It only takes about an hour to make but it tastes like it took all afternoon with its rich, deep...

Tofu and Pear Salad with Miso Ginger Vinaigrette

Tofu and Pear Salad with Miso Ginger Vinaigrette

© Sunshine UrbaniakThis is a great salad to incorporate more tofu into your diet. The red miso marinade helps flavor the tofu and a quick bake in the oven keeps it healthy and crispy. I recommend marinating the tofu overnight to get the best flavor,...

Just One Thing

Just One Thing

© FilippoBacciLife can be stressful for many different reasons. Right now, COVID-19 is at the top of the list for most. Between home quarantining, mask-wearing, remote schooling, lack of social life, and reduced workflow, my anxiety levels skyrocket...

Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast

© Sunshine UrbaniakThere are so many ways to have avocado toast, and I highly recommend trying as many versions as you can to find your favorite. This is one of mine. Perhaps it's the simplicity of the ingredients. First, you toast your favorite...

Making a Healthy Fall Transition

Making a Healthy Fall Transition

© FilippoBacciI was enjoying a morning walk around my local river a couple of weeks into the fall season. It was a chilly morning, but the sun was warm on my face. I couldn't help but notice all the leaves changing colors, flocks of geese gathering to...

Greek Salad

Greek Salad

© Sunshine UrbaniakGreek salads are so easy and quick to make, plus it's full of healthy ingredients. The red wine vinegar in the dressing really compliments the salty feta cheese and kalamata olives. The trick to a really tasty greek salad is...

Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing

© PamelaJoeMcFarlaneIt's no wonder so many people are turning to camping as their summer getaway right now. Not only is it a safer environment to be during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it also helps heal our bodies and minds by enveloping you in a...

Honey Banana Bread

Honey Banana Bread

© Sunshine UrbaniakI love banana bread but don't enjoy all the sugar that's usually in recipes. So I tried using honey instead and not only does it still taste sweet (but not overly sweet—like cake), the honey helps keep the bread soft and moist. To...

General Tso’s Tofu Stir-Fry

General Tso’s Tofu Stir-Fry

© Sunshine UrbaniakThis recipe was inspired by my daughter's love for General Tso's Chicken before she became a pescatarian. I was worried she might turn her nose up to it but it turned out she LOVED IT! And I have to say, I love it too. The crispy...

Beet Hummus

Beet Hummus

© Sunshine UrbaniakThere's nothing quite like freshly made hummus. It's very easy and quick to make, plus there are endless ingredients you can add to make it to your liking. I'm always looking for ways to eat more beets, so throwing one into the...

Citrus Grilled Shrimp

Citrus Grilled Shrimp

© Sunshine UrbaniakCitrus grilled shrimp is the perfect summer grillin' recipe. Eat 'em by themselves or add them on a salad or antipasti dish. The marinade takes only 30 minutes and about five minutes to cook up. It's a quick option when entertaining...

Thai Sweet Potato Soup

Thai Sweet Potato Soup

© Sunshine UrbaniakThai sweet potato soup has such a unique flavor, full of classic Thai ingredients like coconut milk, yellow curry powder, ginger, and lemongrass. The vegetarian soup gets a little kick from jalapeño pepper and fresh ginger, but...

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Cream of Mushroom Soup

© Sunshine UrbaniakThis cream of mushroom soup isn't your typical heavy, cream-based soup. The broth, despite having a cup of half-and-half and a cup of milk, is light and silky with a rich mushroom base complimented with leeks, shallot, garlic, and...

Love Your Reflection

Love Your Reflection

© Lesly JuarezA Mind, Body, and Soul Approach to Weight Loss Abraham Hicks told a great story of Ester and Jerry having dinner with a friend in San Francisco. She was thin and attractive, like a model. She ordered two complete meals and ate them...

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