5 Tips to Stay Warm During the Winter

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I’m not a winter girl. I was born in August (winter in South America) and my mom says I was a chronic crier because I was always so cold. This problem persisted during my childhood and teenage years (not the crying but my unhappiness in the cold). I remember the amazed expressions on my friends’ faces when… 

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How to Bake a Sweet Potato

Roasted Sweet Potato

My favorite food during the winter is roasted vegetables. Seasonal veggies give us all the nutrients we need during this time of the year, and that grounding earth energy that helps us stay strong, healthy, and rooted despite the changing, sometimes even dramatic weather. Of course, you could eat those veggies in salads, juices, stir… 

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Seasonal Grapefruit & Quinoa Salad

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If you’re wondering why it’s so important to eat in season, this is the answer: fruits and vegetables have certain nutrients in them that make them healthier for you at precisely the time of year when they’re harvested. Cucumbers are abundant in the summer, when your body needs to cool down. Oranges, lemons and grapefruits… 

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Onion Syrup to Fight Away Colds

Onion syrup

I’m a big fan of natural remedies. My pill popping friends always think I’m crazy because I will go to great extents trying to find natural cures for any of my ailments before surrendering to pharmaceutical solutions. I probably get this from growing up in Latin America, where mothers and grandmothers have secret potions for virtually any… 

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