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    Whole Foods for Health

    Dena January 9, 2020

    As someone who struggled with my weight for the first half of my life, it breaks my heart to see others going through that pain. I was overweight from the time I was twelve-years-old until I was about twenty-two. Then during both of my pregnancies, I suffered from prenatal depression that led to me gaining a bit too much weight during my pregnancies that I kept on for many years…

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  • Recipe: Vegan Stuffed Peppers

    Dena May 7, 2015

    Hello, friends! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a recipe. Now that I’ve got a colicky newborn on my hands, it’s a miracle when I find the time to cook, let alone to photograph and write about it! However, M. and I recently watched another…

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  • Good Food Made Simple

    Dena April 2, 2014

    A few months ago, the folks over at Good Food Made Simple (GFMS) reached out and asked us to give their food a try. I am always skeptical about packaged/frozen food. In my experience convenience usually comes at a (nasty!) cost. However, when our sample…

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  • Whole Foods: Delicious, Raw, Vegan Recipes

    Dena January 30, 2014

    After the last post in my whole foods series, I received another question about eating raw. This time I was asked to share some raw food recipes. When we think about raw food and incorporating raw food into our diets, we typically think of eating…

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  • Whole Foods: Raw Foods

    Dena January 23, 2014

    After the last post in my Whole Foods series, I received a few questions about why I emphasize the word “raw” in some of my recipes. It’s a really great question and something that I’ve been meaning to write about. Simply put: eating raw foods…

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  • Whole Foods: Smoothies

    Dena January 21, 2014

    Back in November, I mentioned that I would be making a big push toward a “whole foods” diet. It’s been going really well. At home, we eat about a 90% whole food diet. (Whole foods are foods that are unprocessed and unrefined, or processed and…

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  • Whole Foods + Plated.com

    Dena November 27, 2013

    If you visit my little blog frequently, you may have noticed that I’ve been talking more and more about whole foods recently. The more that I learn about human biology and nutrition, the more passionate I become about the importance of whole foods. If you’re…

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  • Baby Weight Loss: Smoothies

    Dena September 4, 2013

    I’ve been working to lose the fifty pounds that I gained during pregnancy. It’s been coming off pretty steadily but the last ten pounds seems to be sticking. It is likely because I am breastfeeding, and as such, eating like a horse that got loose…

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  • Food Diary: Lunch – Homemade Avocado Hummus

    Dena February 23, 2012

    I just wrote, “I can not believe that it’s been nearly a month since I started my new job!” But then I looked at the calendar and I realized that today is my ONE MONTH-iversary. My, how time flies when you’re blindingly busy, er… having…

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