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Summer Flavor FI

Spice Up Your Summer Recipes With These Essential Oils

Getting tired of your same old flavors, but itching to try something new? I know that if I want to prevent monotony and burnout, I need variety and pizzazz in my life! I have once heard it said that each day we ought to have something to look forward to. One way to help your daily cooking routine become more of a joy is by spicing them up with essential oils! Essential oils are beneficial because they are much more potent and flavorful than their herbal counterparts and have a longer shelf life. But before we delve into some tantalizingly spicy and citrusy essential oil recipes, it’s important to understand how to safely and effectively integrate essential oils into your cooking.

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Chicken Sausage Kale Soup FI

Chicken Sausage and Kale Soup Recipe

There are still a few weeks left in Winter, and while I may be experiencing a warmer-than-normal winter in sunny San Diego, many areas in the country are experiencing some of the coldest times all winter. This recipe from my Low G.I. Slow Cooker cookbook will help to warm you from the inside out, and is a piece of cake to throw in the slow cooker.

Among the easiest dishes to prepare in the slow cooker, soups can be made in large batches for a party that lasts throughout the week or freeze for future use. Here’s one of my meaty soups to suit your cravings, packed with whole foods full of nutrients and flavor. This soup recipe is perfect for starting in the slow cooker right before you run errands or leave for work.

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Healthy fall recipes FI

Healthy Fall Recipes from the Farmer’s Market

Waking up to a crisp fall morning, the temperature slightly chilly – jacket weather – always reminds me of trips to my local farmer’s market to search for the season’s best-kept secrets!  While many may turn their nose up at some of these seasonal delicacies, it’s time for you to branch out and relish in the deliciousness of local, farm-grown produce.

Sure, it’s easy and convenient to pop in to the grocery store and easily get whatever you desire, but our bodies were built to eat seasonally, requiring the nutrients provided by these seasonal veggies to sustain us through the different seasons.

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Summer Sun FI

Protect Yourself from the Summer Sun with these Essential Oil Rescues

Ladies, we all love spending time outside in the summer sun! We know about the damaging effects of harmful UV rays such as sunburn, skin cancer, and premature aging of the skin, but we often forget the effects that it can have on the rest of our bodies as well. Being proactive and protecting your body from the outside can be your first line of defense against the glaring effects of sun exposure. We all need at least 20 minutes of sunlight per day to get our dose of Vitamin D, but summer time means vacation in the sun for many of us! Let’s break it down here and talk real about keeping yourself protected from the sun this summer.

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