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Cooking & Recipes

How to Prepare Beans

September 7, 2014
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Beans seriously don’t stand a chance. When I bring up beans during my coaching sessions with clients, I get silence and blank stares. Either they’re too boring, they don’t digest well or clients simply don’t know how to prepare beans. Now with the latest Paleo craze, beans are suddenly on the “do not eat” lists of […]

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Evolution Fresh Juice + My Favorite Un-Green Smoothie

August 6, 2014
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“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Millennial Central for Evolution Fresh. I received coupons for Evolution Fresh juices to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” This is the first time I’m saying this out loud on this blog: I’m training for the TCS […]

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The Benefits of Matcha Green Tea with Kiss Me Organics {Recipe}

June 2, 2014
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  This post is sponsored by Kiss Me Organics Matcha Green Tea, culinary grade green tea powder.  We’ve known for years that green tea is a powerful drink. It’s actually considered one of the healthiest drinks, aside from water, and has been part of Asian culture for hundreds of years. Why so powerful? Green tea […]

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Homemade Sushi with Kirin USA + Tips for Ordering at a Sushi Restaurant

April 14, 2014
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  I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Millennial Central for Kirin. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation From ginger to umeboshi plum vinegar, Asian flavors and ingredients show up in my home cooking often because they’re healthy and they give […]

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Oz-approved Chia Pancakes

April 1, 2014
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Once upon a time, I posted this on Twitter: Thanks 2 @DrOz and team for the #HH Summit event and bringing important health topics mainstream, would love to be a guest on your show! — Marissa Vicario (@MarissaVicario) February 25, 2012 A few Fridays ago I got a call from the Dr. Oz Show, one […]

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Protein Pancakes {Gluten-free, dairy-free & sugar-free}

February 27, 2014
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When your job revolves around talking about food, you tend to get cravings. Lucky for me, it’s mostly for healthy things like broccoli so I have no problem honoring them This week while putting together a few menu ideas for a client, I had a strong craving for breakfast — specifically, protein pancakes — only it […]

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11 Healthy Lunches That Aren’t Salad

January 28, 2014
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It’s cold outside and frigid temps mean your usual cold salad may not be as appealing as it was last June. That’s normal. Cold weather calls for warm food to keep your body temperature regulated naturally. Here, I’ve curated 11 healthy lunches that aren’t salad. Put these easy, creative meals on rotation to get you […]

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Breakfast Oatmeal Muffins

January 21, 2014
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Ever need a grab and go breakfast? Like something that’s not a store-bought granola bar, because really, those are so not satisfying. January is National Oatmeal Month (so I’m told) so of course an oatmeal recipe is appropriate this week. Somewhere online I ran across this recipe for oatmeal cupcakes so I adapted it a […]

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Immunity-boosting Miso Soup

December 5, 2013
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After spending five days in sunny Florida for Thanksgiving, I arrived back in a much colder NYC craving warm, healthy comfort foods. My body knows exactly what it needs, so I listened. I made a carrot-ginger soup and this immunity-boosting miso soup loaded with anti-inflammatory (i.e. good-for-you) veggies and spices that’s also easy on the […]

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