Warm Cauliflower/Barley Salad

1/2 cup pearled barley sea salt 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided Freshly ground black pepper 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets 1 15-ounce can gigante, corona, or butter beans, rinsed (I used lentils) 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley

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Healthy Chocolate Black Bean Brownies

1 (15 oz) can of black beans, drained and rinsed 1 Large egg 2 Large egg whites 2 extra ripe avocado 1 tsp olive oil or canola oil 2/3 c. unsweetened cocoa powder (Use high quality cocoa powder!) 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp sea salt 2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2

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Italian Zucchini Crescent Pie

4 cups sliced zucchini 1 cup chopped onions 1/4 cup margarine 1/2 cup chopped parsley 1/2 tsp each salt & pepper 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp basil 1/4 tsp oregano leaves 2 beaten eggs 2 cups (8oz) shredded mozzarella cheese 8 oz can crescent dinner rolls 2 tsp mustard Yield:  serves 6-8 Freshness:  Good

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Spring Rolls

Spring Rolls These spring rolls are super fresh and healthy tasting. They are full of fresh herbs and served with a sauce so good you’ll be licking the bowl! Pad Thai Sauce natural peanut butter, sodium reduced soya sauce, oyster sauce Spring Rolls ½ cup finely sliced purple cabbage ½ cup finely sliced romaine lettuce

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Pilates 101 Discover what your core really is

Pilates is full of contradictions: Its strangely mundane and yet ethereal, simultaneously simple and complex. Some people understand and deeply appreciate the benefits of Pilates the first time they try it. Others may feel that Pilates exercises are repetitive and silly, but after three months of doing the same exercise, they suddenly gain access to

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Pilates 101 … Where is your powerhouse!

POWERHOUSE MUSCLE: TRANSVERSE ABDOMINUS The TRANSVERSE ABDOMINUS is an important stabilizer muscle of our “powerhouse” aka “core”. Its horizontal fibers wrap around our mid-sections and serve as an internal corset that stabilizes the spine and pelvis. Learning to engage this muscle allows our bodies to move more efficiently; not just during a Pilates session but

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Home HIIT/High Intensity Interval Training Workout

HITT Workout….High Intensity Interval Training Here is a 30-minute home workout.  It is an advanced workout.  Come into the studio and schedule a 30-minute private to go over if you are unsure of how to do this!   Ready, set, go!   Give it your A game! Warm up: 30 seconds each 3 torso twist with opposite

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How Functional Workouts can prevent hamstring injuries

Hamstring injuries account for a larger percentage of lost time than any other muscle-tendon injury.  Once injured your hamstring is susceptible to have another.  The hamstrings: four muscle bellies originate on the pelvis and insert on the lower leg. Functionally, the hamstrings can produce and control a multitude of lower-extremity motions. With the leg in a

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