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My Favorite Teas For Beautiful Skin

For every mood, there's a tea to match. At least that's how it is in our household. I have several tea rituals, including a calming nighttime blend in the PM that I share with my husband and an invigorating green tea in the AM. I also rotate five floral blossoms into my tea routine that are distinctly different in flavor, however all are wonderful for the skin. You're probably already drinking a couple of them, and if you aren't you'll definitely want to start adding them to your beauty regimen after reading this guide.

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Strawberry, Tocos & Almond Morning Milk

I'm going to get straight to the point: if you aren't drinking strawberry almond milk in the morning, then you're missing out on one of life's greatest wonders. OK, so this might be an exaggeration, but as someone who was never into strawberry milk as a child, I'm obsessed with it in my adulthood.  I hope you enjoy the simple energy boosting grown up version.

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Vegan Dinner: Purple & Yellow Quinoa Salad

If you're like me, then you're always trying to find ways to jazz up that quinoa we always seem to have on hand.  You know what I'm talking about, right? While it's simple to make and super versatile, sometimes I find myself making the same quinoa and kale salad day after day.  So I decided to undergo a quinoa makeover starting with a stunning, tasty combo featuring summer fresh tomatoes, purple carrots, radicchio, fennel and tangy tahini.  

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VIDEO: How To Use Durian For Skincare

It might look alien and have a strong odor (ok, strong is putting it mildly), but this prickly, surprisingly pleasant tasting, smelly fruit is actually so full health benefits it's worth trying it once to see if you like it. In this video we explore the health benefits of durian, how to cut it, and how to use it in your skincare regimen. Living in NYC, we have easy access to it in our Chinatown markets. So if you come across it at a local specialty market or along your travels, here's what you can do with it.

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Earth Day Entertaining: Cactus Pear & Ginger Fizz

If you've been living in a cold weather region for the past six months, then you know what I mean when I say, "OMG, thank GOODNESS winter is finally over!" As a New Yorker, complaining about the weather is one of our favorite pastimes, but we also love to celebrate when the sun is shining, the days are longer and we can start dining outdoors and on rooftops again.  So every year I like to kickoff the season with a spring soirée to celebrate surviving the cold and welcoming the warmth. We usually focus on the healthy bites we're serving, but this time it's all about the cocktails! 

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The Essential Guide To Plant Based Proteins

If you practice a predominantly plant-based lifestyle, then you’ve probably been asked this question over and over again: “Where do you get your protein?” It’s sometimes difficult for people to understand what your sources of protein are, if you aren’t consuming fish, seafood, poultry, cheese, eggs, beef or pork. For people new to this lifestyle, or for those who are simply cutting down on animal-based foods in general, here are eight plant based protein sources you can easily incorporate into your diet on a daily basis. 

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Beauty Food: Mint Cacao Nib Smoothie

One of my favorite treats this summer was anything named "Mint Chocolate Chip."  For some reason, I was constantly craving the icy cool refreshing flavor of mint paired with the earthy richness of dark chocolate.  So as summer slowly signs off, I'm trying to find ways to continue savoring these flavors, like in my antioxidant rich Mint Cacao Nib Smoothie featuring one of my new favorite skin-loving ingredients, Raw Complexions Skintox Beauty Food

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