Healthy Mexican Recipe: Roasted Beet Salad with Blood Oranges

If I could only eat one cuisine for the rest of my life, it would be Mexican with no questions asked. I was a huge taco fan decades before #TacoTuesday was a thing, and my adoration for that country’s food has only evolved in recent years since marrying into Ivan’s large and loving Mexican family […]

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Three Ritual Drink Recipes for Reducing Coffee Intake

I have mixed feelings about New Year’s resolutions. I’ve definitely experienced how easy it is to go overboard with January goal-setting, placing unrealistic expectations on myself and eventually feeling like a failure because I can’t possibly overhaul everything at once. Yet undertaken mindfully, the new year can be a convenient time to make small, doable […]

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My Favorite New Year’s Detox Soup Recipe

I’ve been making this soup every New Year’s Day for the past several years. According to tradition, eating black-eyed peas on the first day of the year ushers in twelve months of prosperity and good fortune—but even better than that, this detox soup recipe is the perfect light and nourishing antidote to the holiday indulgences […]

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Fancy Cinnamon Toast, The Perfect for Christmas Breakfast Recipe!

Just two more days ’til Christmas! While Santa is greasing the runners on his sleigh and carbo-loading the reindeer for their marathon trek around the globe, here in Toronto (where I’ve landed for a visit with my family) we’re racing around town for all our last-minute supplies. My mom and I always make the rounds […]

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A Sparkling Christmas Punch Holiday Cocktail Recipe

I’m not a huge drinker (fun fact: I have never even been drunk!) so it takes a lot to get me excited about a cocktail recipe. It has to be really, really good, and yup, it has to look gorgeous too. After all, we imbibe with our eyes as much as with our tastebuds, do we […]

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Rose Tea Protein Latte with Lower Sugar

This post was created in partnership with Truvia. Whenever December arrives, memories start flooding my mind. I have so many fond recollections of holiday seasons past, most of them involving time spent with my mom for our many festive preparations! We’d hit the flower market for pine boughs to adorn the house, pop into the German […]

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Room Service at Home: Ultimate Breakfast in Bed Gift Guide

This post was created in partnership with Bed Bath & Beyond. As life gets busier and busier—and it does seem to be speeding up exponentially, doesn’t it?—the absolute best gift you can give someone is the gift of downtime. But if the loved ones on your holiday shopping list are anything like me, even when they do get some […]

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The Perfect Sparkling Holiday Cocktail with Kombucha!

I didn’t used to be a kombucha person. The bubbly probiotic on everyone’s lips these days is certainly an acquired taste. But then, I toured the Health-Ade brewery here in LA, and ever since, I’m a kombucha convert! Getting a peek behind the curtain at how this miracle elixir is made really gave me an appreciation […]

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3 Easy Tips to Do Right Now to Prepare for Holiday Entertaining

I almost can’t believe I just typed the title of this post. Holiday entertaining is upon us, and I’m feeling a mix of giddy enthusiasm and grit-my-teeth apprehension. I’m somewhat embarrassed to admit that in in years past, I’ve been issued invitations to guests for cocktail drop-ins, weekend brunches, and other festive to-do’s, only to rescind […]

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Seasonal Fall Salad from Cook Beautiful by Athena Calderone

Writing a book is no small feat. Writing a book while running one of the web’s most gorgeous and highly trafficked lifestyle sites—and having that book turn out to be one of the most stunning cookbooks of the year—has me thinking that Athena Calderone of EyeSwoon must be some kind of supergoddess sent from another […]

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