Author Archives: Mary and Sara

Smokey Black Bean Chili

Over the years, Mary and I have gotten in the habit of making chili with pounds of ground chuck and sausage, but we both agree that a robustly flavored smokey black bean chili can be every bit as satisfying as the meat-ladened version, and healthier too! Feel free to use a variety of beans if [...]
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Homemade Almond Milk

If you have ever tasted fresh homemade almond milk, we bet you will be inspired, like we were, to keep it in your refrig at all times. The good news is that it’s simple to prepare and it makes a healthy substitute for milk. The bad news is that you need to think ahead, because [...]
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Mila Power Breakfast

Our physical therapist inspired us with this combination of nuts and seeds in-the-raw and it has morphed over the years to include Mila and other super foods. He preaches the importance of breakfast as the biggest meal of the day following the motto “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like [...]
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Smokey Fire-Roasted Tomato Soup

Here is one of our all-time favorite soup recipes.  If you cannot find the chipotle chilies in adobo sauce at your local supermarket, then you can substitute with a dash or two of your favorite hot sauce. Enjoy! Smokey Fire-Roasted Tomato Soup 1/2 cup olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 3 large garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tablespoon [...]
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Raw Cacao Fudge

We are serious dark chocolate junkies.  We adapted this recipe from Café Gratitude and it was 10,000 times better than any high end chocolate bar we have ever experienced.  If you haven’t gone RAW with chocolate, try this recipe.  Note, this is very dark and very rich, and LOADED with happy thoughts! 1 cup gently melted [...]
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Quinoa Salad with Mighty Mint Vinaigrette, Black Olives and Golden Raisins

Quinoa is our grain of choice.  It is full of protein, rich in fiber and a good source of calcium which are just a few of the perks of this true super food.  Eat it with a drizzle of olive oil, have it for breakfast with baked apples or whip up a mighty-minty-salad, like we [...]
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Kale, Apple, Carrot Smoothie

Kale, Apple, Carrot The more greens you eat, the better you feel.  Kick off 2012 with green smoothies galore! This veggie blend rocks our world.  Though it may seem like a grown-up blend, even our little tyke, Johnny Red adores it!  We love it even more knowing that the lovely leaves of the kale plant provide [...]
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Not Your Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie

We couldn’t be more thrilled to share this recipe with you.  Hope this dish will be an inspiration for your Thanksgiving or upcoming holiday dinner.  Enjoy! Not Your Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie There are 2 big heads up for this recipe that you need to know. You MUST have a high speed blender (don’t bother if you [...]
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Kale is the New Lettuce

We just got back from Las Vegas for the Mila convention with Lifemax. It was super-charged on so many levels, empowering people to embrace health, and so full of inspiring people sharing ideas. But one thing is for sure, we didn’t get enough greens and we were craving this tangy salad upon our [...]
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Super Foods

Hi y’all, we are back!  Sorry for the lack of communication, but we have gotten distracted with our Mila business and have gotten distracted by life. But do not fret; we are committed to updating you with recipes, stories, events, and many more exciting happenings. A couple of weeks ago we had the privilege to spend [...]
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