Recipe: College Quinoa


My name is Emily Marchak, a college student in Michigan, and I wanted to share a recipe. Since I am currently attending university, I have a limited budget, but have always been very health conscious... Here is my personal recipe:

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Recipes, On a Budget, College

Dream Smoothie Recipe


In the same way that green juices are an easy way to get all your nutrients from vegetables and leafy greens, smoothies are another great way to pack in a ton of different vitamins and superfoods in the one delicious drink. I believe in taking supplements and vitamins, even when eating a very healthy diet, as a lot of the time non-organic produce is sprayed with pesticides, stripping even the most innocent little strawberry of it's nutritional benefits.

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Recipes, Organic, Vegan

Homemade GF Pizza with Spinach Crust (Optionally Vegan)


I'm excited to share this recipe have been making a lot recently. The first time I made it I was distracted by watching Jennifer Lawrence interviews and I ate the whole thing by myself in about 20 minutes, it was so good. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Xx

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Vegan, Recipe

Curried Black Beans Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup


I was having trouble figuring out what I would make for dinner yesterday. I guess that is why people need meal plans! had a lot of black beans in the freezer, but I didn't want to have something tomato based. Instead I decided to try something different. I have never had curried black beans, but I figured why not go for it!

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Health, Vegan, Recipes



Carbohydrate is a word that many associate with being their worst enemy. Initially, I was one of those people that did and over the past two years I have slowly come to love carbohydrates and in a way has become a friend instead of an enemy.

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Nutrition, Organic, Health, Raw, Vegan, Gluten- Free

My ‘Your Zen Life’ Sunday’s Breakfast


After reading this week about the example of “Phoebe’s day in a plate”, I tried to add blueberries, chia seeds and almonds purée to my Sunday’s breakfast. You would probably ask yourself “why just Sunday?” Well, it’s just because I usef to wake up early, and even if I pre-prepare my food complements, nuts and seeds mix (more about them below), for the next morning, I don’t always have time to prepare breakfast. But of course, it’s great if you can prepare it everyday.

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Health, Nutrition, Raw, Organic

Vegetarian Diets: Quinoa, Chickpea and Tofu Tabouli


Becoming a vegetarian is not your meal ticket to weight loss. Everyone is entitled to individual food choices, whatever they may be. And the choice to tread lightly on the earth is one which is nothing but admirable. But, it’s important to note that vegetarians more often than not carry more weight than those who eat meat. It’s unfortunate but true that these days a vegetarian is most likely to have a less than perfect diet, maybe even worse than many omnivores.

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Health, Nutrition, Recipes, Weight-loss

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