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JOIN ME FOR A CELEBRATION!

JOIN ME FOR A CELEBRATION!

Please join me on September 23, 2021, at 6:00 P.M. for this event, Celebration of Hope, "Cheers to 30 years"! Please register if you haven't already for CSCVVB's signature event. If you can't join us on this date, please consider donating to, "CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY...

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HEALTHY BREAKFAST! EGGS WITH REFRIED BEANS!

HEALTHY BREAKFAST! EGGS WITH REFRIED BEANS!

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW! 🙂 Did you know that eggs are among one of the healthiest foods you can eat? They are a rich source of protein, vitamin A, K, D, B6, B12, and minerals such as zinc copper, and iron. Here are 10 health benefits of eggs that have been confirmed in...

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GRILLED SALMON TACO’S

GRILLED SALMON TACO’S

Grilled Salmon Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Slaw You can use either the hard shell or soft tortillas to make this dish. I love to make tacos out of everything especially salmon. It is my all-time favorite fish to eat, not to mention how good it is for you. You can prepare...

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“HEALTHY on YOU” SAVORY ROASTED CAULIFLOWER SOUP!

“HEALTHY on YOU” SAVORY ROASTED CAULIFLOWER SOUP!

INGREDIENTS SERVES 4  1 large head of cauliflowers sliced lengthwise through the core into 4 "steaks" 4 tablespoons olive oil, separated 2-1/2 tablespoons "Healthy On You"  "Here Comes the Yum" spice blend, separated 1 large yellow onion, cut into small wedges 4...

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CROSTINI WITH RECIPE INCLUDED FOR TOMATO BRUSCHETTA!

CROSTINI WITH RECIPE INCLUDED FOR TOMATO BRUSCHETTA!

CROSTINI Pre-heat oven to 350F 1 -26" long Sourdough baguette sliced into 1/4" slices 3/4 cups extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon garlic salt and onion salt 1 tablespoon of finely chopped fresh rosemary (optional) Place the olive oil, garlic and onion salt, and...

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4TH OF JULY! BEST HOT DOGS IN TOWN!

CELEBRATE THE 4TH OF JULY WITH GOOD OLD FASHION NEW YORK HOTDOGS WITH AUTHENTIC ONION SAUCE!  I bring out this recipe every year because it's my most requested recipe for summer outdoor eating! Everyone LOVES the onion sauce that I got right from a New York hot dog...

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Simple Cheeseburger Recipe

Simple Cheeseburger Recipe

4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION!   FIRE UP THE GRILL FOR THE 4TH. OF JULY!!!! I don't eat meat anymore but many people do and my whole philosophy behind what I do is to bring you the foods you love and have no intentions of giving up and preparing them in a way that is...

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Wild Planet Tuna Salad! The perfect summer salad!

Wild Planet Tuna Salad! The perfect summer salad!

A PERFECT SUMMER SALAD   2 cans of “Wild Planet” Albacore Wild Tuna 1-15 OZ. can of Navy Beans rinsed & drained 1 small red bell pepper seeded & chopped small  1 cucumber peeled, seeded & chopped small 10 basil leaves stacked then rolled tightly and sliced...

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WHY YOU SHOULD COOK WITH CAST IRON SKILLETS!

WHY YOU SHOULD COOK WITH CAST IRON SKILLETS!

  I cook 95% of my dishes in cast iron skillets, pans, and grills. I love the durability of cast iron skillets and their ability to evenly retain heat. You can heat the skillet super-hot without burning your food. Once cast iron is hot it stays hot and will hold heat...

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GREEK EASTER, “RACK OF LAMB”

GREEK EASTER, “RACK OF LAMB”

This Sunday, May 2nd is Greek Easter. Our family will celebrate Greek Easter which is the biggest holiday for them. Easter is the most sacred observance. My husband Tony is Greek, my 3 stepchildren are, our two daughters are half, and grandaughter Greek and French and...

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EAT BREAKFAST TO FUEL YOUR BRAIN!

EAT BREAKFAST TO FUEL YOUR BRAIN!

Today we are making Old-fashioned Oats for a new way of thinking! If you're finding yourself saying that oatmeal is not your thing or find it boring, please take the time to read the article I found in "EAT THIS, NOT THAT"  that will surprise you on how important it...

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PASTA WITH FRESH TOMATO SAUCE

PASTA WITH FRESH TOMATO SAUCE

Fresh Tomato Sauce    INGREDIENTS 4to 6 servings 16 organic Roma sliced in half scoop out the seeds with a spoon and discard  1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium white onion peeled and sliced thin 8 scallions chopped into small pieces, green part too. Make...

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GREAT FIND, KERMANIG FOCACCIA BREAD

I found this amazing Authentic Local Armenian Bakery, "KERMANIG "I'm absolutely addicted to their focaccia bread. I love it soft and warm right of the oven. Brush it lightly with extra virgin olive oil and top with dried rosemary, oregano, thyme, and Greek Feta...

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MY MISSION, MY WHY!

MY MISSION, MY WHY!

I will be leaving my platform on Instagram @cristinacooks starting on Friday, March 5 and I will be posting on FLOURISH INSTAGRAM,  flourish_bodymindsoul from then on. Please join me there to EAT, AND LIVE, "WELL"! Tony and I after 36 years we are still connected!...

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CHOCOLATE ALMOND MILK!

CHOCOLATE ALMOND MILK!

  INGREDIENTS 1 cup of raw Almonds SOAKED OVERNIGHT IN COOL WATER 5 cups of filtered water 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 2 tablespoons organic pure maple syrup 1/8 (pinch) kosher salt organic chocolate syrup 2 tablespoons of dark Cacoa powder, Plant-based...

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THE IMPORTANT’S OF THE COLOR GREEN IN YOUR DIET!

THE IMPORTANT’S OF THE COLOR GREEN IN YOUR DIET!

    I make sure to eat and drink something green every day! I start my morning with Matcha tea! It just the right lift and clears my head since I usually sit down to write around 4:30 a.m. For me, it's a mindful approach to all the things on my, "TO DO LIST"...

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GIVEAWAY WINNER!!! CONGRATULATIONS!

GIVEAWAY WINNER!!! CONGRATULATIONS!

CONGRATULATIONS @farmdays1 I am excited to let you know you won the giveaway for Valentine's DAY!  ENJOY THIS  L'BOTNAIQUE GIFT BOX JUST IN TIME FOR VALENTINES DAY TO GIVE AS A GIFT OR TREAT YOURSELF! CONSIDER THE GIFT OF CALM! DISCLAIMER, These products have not been...

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