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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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CHOCOLATE MOUSSE! NO SUGAR, NO CREAM, NO KIDDING!

CHOCOLATE MOUSSE! NO SUGAR, NO CREAM, NO KIDDING!

 Everyone is stress eating at the moment. We are experiencing so much anxiety and uncertainty about what the future has in store while we remain quarantined in our homes. I don’t know about you but when I’m stressed I eat. What can we do to help alleviate stress...

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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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CASHEW MILK!

CASHEW MILK!

 For some reason, I developed an intolerance to milk and milk products. I drink it and find myself running to the restroom 20 minutes later!  I never cared for NUT Milk, they taste too chalky, basically tastes blah and bland!  Besides most brands use carrageenan....

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PUMPKIN CUPCAKES WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING!

PUMPKIN CUPCAKES WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING!

These pumpkin cupcakes are perfect to serve for dessert on Thanksgiving or any time of the year!  It's a fun day of baking all together as a family whether you are a kid or an adult. You can use your imagination to decorate your cupcake. This recipe comes from my...

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EATALY!!! BEST PLACE FOR EVERYTHING IN ITALIAN CUISINE!

EATALY!!! BEST PLACE FOR EVERYTHING IN ITALIAN CUISINE!

Eataly is my "go-to" specialty market for everything authentically Italian to make the most incredible meals! I picked up some of their homemade pasta and these ravioli, one with ricotta cheese and one with fresh pea puree! I used the summer tomato sauce for the Pea...

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COMING OUT IN THE FALL, “PUMPKIN SPICED LATTE”!

We are so excited to announce our "PUMPKIN SPICED LATTE" will be added to our FLOURISH GRANOLA family just in time to welcome fall! I am always concerned about the amount of processed sugar that is in everything we eat and drink. Especially those "special" coffee...

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