Grocery Store Hacks, Episode 08

Who does the grocery shopping in your house?  Brown eggs or white eggs – which one is better?  Where is the garlic capital of the world?  All this and more as Larisa and Alison dive into somewhat unknown, but vitally important, grocery store hacks. Links mentioned in this episode: Drink Recipe: Charred Blood Orange Negroni What produce […]

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Charred Blood Orange Negroni

Ingredients 2 ounces Gin 2 ounces Red Vermouth 2 ounces Campari 2 Blood Oranges 1 Tablespoon Grapeseed oil Instructions Cut one of the blood oranges into slices and brush with grapeseed oil Heat a frying pan and cook the blood oranges for 2-3 minutes on each side until slightly charred Fill two highball glasses with ice and add one ounce of each liquor (gin, […]

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The Importance of Sleep, Episode 07

Sleep plays an important role in both physical and mental health.  Just as important as the food you eat and the air you breathe, sleep can positively and negatively impact your health.  So why do we sometimes neglect this need and is it really worth it?  Digging into the facts, Alison attempts to convince Larisa […]

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Kir Royale

Ingredients 2 Tbsp Creme de cassis 10 ounces Dry Champagne or Sparkling Wine 1 Lemon for garnish Instructions Add one tablespoon of creme de cassis to each champagne flute Top the remainder of the glass with champagne or sparkling wine Garnish with a twist of lemon and enjoy!  

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Healthy Home Remedies, Episode 06

Sometimes a home remedy can be just as effective as a doctor prescribed solution.  Next time you’ve got a case of the sniffles or an upset stomach, give these tried and true home remedies a try!  As a bonus, find out what Larisa’s doing in this picture that her husband calls her “weirdest thing yet.” […]

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Home Remedies and Natural Cures

As conventional healthcare costs continue to rise and as the idea of being more mindful when taking medication becomes more widespread, home remedies have become more appealing.  What if you could use ingredients you already have on hand to tackle a common issue?  You can!  Read on for my recommendations on how to treat a […]

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Apple Cinnamon Hot Toddy

Ingredients 1 Apple Chopped 3 Cups water 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon 2 Cinnamon Sticks 2 Tablespoons Honey or Maple Syrup More if you prefer a sweeter hot toddy 2 Tea Bags Earl Grey Tea 4 Ounces Whiskey 1 Lemon Instructions In a medium saucepan, combine water, chopped apples, cinnamon, cinnamon sticks, and honey. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the apples have softened. Remove from heat and add […]

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Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving, Episode 05

Thanksgiving doesn’t mean you have to let all healthy habits go.  Spice up the holidays with new traditions and get the whole family involved!  Find out how us foreigners (Canadian and Russian) have adapted to American Thanksgiving and hear our best tips for keeping the ultimate food-focused holiday just a tad healthier. Links mentioned in […]

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Plum Thyme Prosseco

Ingredients 1 Plum 2 Tablespoons Thyme Simple Syrup 2 Teaspoons Lime or lemon Juice 1 Tablespoon club soda Dry Prosecco Instructions Add the Thyme Simple Syrup, plum slices, lime juice and club soda to a cocktail shaker or glass. Muddle the simple syrup, plum, juice and club soda until well blended Add ice and shake Pour evenly between two champagne flutes *strain […]

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Healthy Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Looking for a healthy spin on your gifts this year?  Look no further!  Here are my favorite healthy-focused (mind and body) products to get your holiday gift planning started. Children NogginStik – This is the best baby rattle you’ve never heard of!  This developmentally-friendly rattle does it all; lights up with different colors, has a soft […]

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