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Bowls of various legumes (chickpeas, green peas, red lentils, canadian lentils, indian lentils, black lentils, green lentils; yellow peas, green mung beans) on wooden background
vegan cole slaw

Mindful Slaw

By Lauren | July 20, 2020

Chopping these gorgeous vegetables is a perfect opportunity to practice mindfulness in simple everyday kitchen tasks. Take your time and appreciate the gift of this present moment.     Ingredients Salad 1 large or 2 medium…

Super Seeded Chia Breakfast Pudding

By Lauren | February 14, 2020

While I continue to eat my cleansing meal of fruit first thing each morning, the cold of winter often brings a desire for something more. When I came across the recipe that inspired this substantial…

Spirit Fire Salad Dressing

By Lauren | May 12, 2018

More often than not it’s the amazing dressing that has you or your guests reaching for another serving of salad. Having a stash of go to recipes brings ease to salad prep, making a plant…

Morning Smoothies

By Lauren | April 12, 2018

~Adapted by Tanya Renner~ Last weekend I was honored to lead a grace filled weekend retreat at Spirit Fire in Leyden, MA. Woven into the magic of the land and the center itself is the…

a fall smoothie recipe

Fall Smoothie!

By Lauren | September 5, 2017

In search of new fall recipes, I ordered Salma Hage’s, The Middle Eastern Vegetarian Cookbook. Having thoroughly enjoyed my time spent pouring over recipes, I certainly located some winners. And now I am looking forward…

Family Recipes I: The Rob Thornton Smoothie Special

By Lauren | April 7, 2016

Throughout April I have the honor of introducing you to a family each week from my practice who are taking steps forward, no matter what size, to change what is on their plate. This week…

Lauren’s Kitchen: A St. Patrick’s Day Green Smoothie 

By Lauren | March 16, 2015

You may have other plans for your St. Patrick’s Day evening consumption but make some room for this green smoothie in your mid morning and morning after for sure. While I recommend starting each day with a…