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In Mandy’s Pantry: Matcha Green Tea

Matcha green tea has recently become a new staple in my pantry!  I’ve always known the health benefits of green tea, but matcha takes it to a whole new level! What Is It? Known as super green tea, matcha is unfermented green tea from the Camellia sinensis plant species. The tea leaves are grown in the shade,… Read More »


Homemade Cold and Flu Fighter

I’ve got a bit of a confession…I’ve had a cold on and off for 2 weeks. So what’s a nutritionist to do?  I have zero desire to take any over-the-counter medication, or get antibiotics (also, I’m not on the floor dying, it’s just a head cold that won’t go away). Here’s what I’m drinking to help… Read More »


HEAL: How to Sleep Better

A bad night’s sleep is enough to ruin the entire next day.  If you’re anything like me, not only are you sluggish and grumpy, but all of a sudden your food cravings are out of control.  And let’s be real, you’re probably going to succumb to them.  How to sleep better isn’t just about falling… Read More »


Eight great benefits of and uses for cucumbers

In this crazy heat wave (also known as summertime), keeping hydrated is a top priority. One of the most hydrating vegetables out there are…cucumbers! Here are eight great reasons to grab one today. 1. It’s a quick pick me-up. Cucumbers are a good source of B vitamins. Put down your sodas and coffee and eat a… Read More »