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Happy Birthday to me!

I’ve always been big on birthdays. They always feel like a time to refocus on goals and set the tone for the life year ahead. This year, I am over the moon excited to finally launch my own website....

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Battle of the Grains: Quinoa vs. Rice

I know you’ve heard it before – “stop eating rice, it’s bad for you,” but do they ever tell you what to replace it with? Rice was a staple in my Dominican kitchen. It’s was hard to say “just stop eati...

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Adult Coloring Books Saved My Sanity

Over the past few years Violet, my sister, has tried countless times to get me to meditate. I’ve tried everything from Deepak Chopra’s free guided meditations to Russell Simmons’ stillness as medit...

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Recipe: Zucchini Sliders

Print Yum Recipe: Zucchini Sliders Ingredients1/2 pound ground turkey, chicken or beef 1 garlic clove, minced 1 tbsp diced onion 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1/4 tsp paprika 1 large zucchini Olive o...