Classic recipe makeovers with healthy ingredients to boost your libido and overall health.

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Butternut Farrotto with Baby Kale and Parmesan

butternut farrotto

The kind of comfort food your body needs

Winter weather requires hot, comforting food. Your idea of comfort food might include a pile of poutine. But I argue that you can layer the comfort you crave with the nutrients your body needs. This butternut farrotto is a variation on a recipe by Chef Annette Tomei, who is also one of our editors. Read more

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Vegan Banana Bread Recipe

vegan banana bread recipeIt’s amazing what you can find while trolling Instagram! This Instagram find came from elyonlylyablolus, one of the authors of the blog Plaisir Vegan, a site dedicated to simple techniques for vegan cooking. Although the original recipe calls for wheat flour, you can always use rice flour to make it both vegan and gluten free. We love this recipe not only for the scrumptious simplicity but because it stars banana. Read more

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Fresh Corn Soup recipe with sweet corn and kefir

fresh corn soup

Recipe from Romancing the Stove by Amy Reiley

This soup was inspired by one of the season’s most sweet and delicate ingredients as well as Green Valley Organics’ lactose free kefir. (Since I’m lactose intolerant, this product opened a whole new world to me–one I was previously afraid to explore!) Read more

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Kale Guacamole (aka Kale-A-Mole)

kale guacamole (kaleamole)Recipe by Amy Reiley

Recent debate about the ingredients that constitute a guacamole (aka pea-gate) got me thinking… What could you add to a guacamole to augment the nutrition and natural flavors without making it a whole different dip. Could you add kale? Read more

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Dark Chocolate Bark From The Oaks at Ojai

The Oaks at Ojai Dark Chocolate BarkThis recipe comes to us from The Oaks at Ojai, an oasis of health and wellness in Southern California. The Oaks prides itself on creating calorie-conscious but full-flavored cuisine. This Dark Chocolate Bark recipe, a perfect example of that philosophy, is also one of the sexiest homemade chocolates we’ve tried. Made from a base of premium, dark chocolate, it combines decadent richness with a medley of raw nuts and dried fruits. Read more