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Nuts to Milk

nut milkFor me the hardest part about giving up dairy was giving up 1/2 and 1/2 in my coffee. Black coffee is just a little to harsh first thing in the morning.

Over the last month I have experimented with different milk/cream alternatives.  I have tried every nut in my kitchen except peanuts which after the pecans and walnuts, I decided not to try; just didn’t seem worth it.  Making  nut milk is ridiculously easy – see below for the method. (more…)

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Meal Replacements – Larabars

audreyRemember the plant in Little Shop of Horrors?   Audrey II whose loudest cry was “Feed Me!”  When I get hungry, my blood sugar drops and the only thing I can say is:  FEED ME!!! I know exactly how Audrey felt!

Which is why I eat “early and often.” I hate turning an irrational and distinctly un-nice person!   The antidote is eating 4-5 times a day.  If I do my blood sugar stays even and my disposition sunny. As and added bonus I feel good and effortlessly maintain my weight since my metabolism is more efficient and I don’t get strange cravings. In the end I actually consume less calories per day. (more…)

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