Scrumptiously Stuffed Acorn Squash Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 acorn squash 1 cup of chopped walnuts 1 ½ cup of fresh cranberries ¼ cup Maple Syrup (Grade B or A) ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice 2 tsp coconut oil, melted 3 tsp cinnamon Directions: Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and bake for 35-45 minutes until […]


Swap out resolutions for solutions

by Judy Griffin on January 2, 2015

Let’s make 2015 about soulutions rather than resolutions.     “She began 2015 by opening her heart and her hands to receive all the blessings to come. Because she knew that the first steps to having a great year was in allowing and believing it to be so.” – Anna Taylor   All to often […]


Thriving Thanksgiving Tips

by Judy Griffin on November 25, 2013

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and […]


Gluten Free Whole Grain Cranberry Stuffing

by Judy Griffin on November 23, 2013

                  Gluten Free Whole Grain Cranberry Stuffing Ingredients: 1 loaf Gluten Free Whole Grain Bread 1 egg* (omit and use substitute for vegan option) 2 Tbsp of olive oil 1 bag of  fresh whole cranberries 1 cup celery, finely chopped 1 cup of shredded carrots 1 cup […]


Roasted Butternut Rainbow Salad

by Judy Griffin on November 1, 2013

  Ingredients: Serves 4 1 small butternut squash-about 2 pounds 4 cups baby spinach (about 8 oz) 2 tablespoons extra-virgin coconut oil 1 tsp ground turmeric 1 tsp minced fresh ginger 1 tsp cinnamon 1 teaspoon Celtic salt ¼ red onion, finely chopped ¼ cup dried cranberries ¼ cup crushed pecans  seeds of 1 pomegranate […]


Vegan Caramel Apples

by Judy Griffin on October 26, 2013

Don’t you just love it when you learn how to upgrade a traditional treat into an even tastier delight? Dr. LJ’s Natural Wellness helped me do just that.  Vegan Caramel Apples                   Vegan Caramel Apples Ingredients: 1 cup medjool dates 1/3 to ½ cup vanilla almond milk […]


Pumpkin Margarita

by Judy Griffin on September 25, 2013

Pumpkin Margarita Ingredients: 2 ounce fresh lime juice 2 ounce fresh orange juice 2 tbsp pumpkin marmalade or jam ¼ cup pureed pumpkin (fresh or canned) 2 ounce tequila 1 tsp raw honey 1 egg white 1 orange, sliced Directions: Mix ingredients and shake. Rub 1 orange slice on rim of each glass Dip each […]


Finding a stronger me

by Judy Griffin on March 11, 2013

My path to vibrant  living started with a tragedy.  Although I always had a passion for cooking, health, and fitness I really didn’t learn what a healthy lifestyle was until after I experienced the tragic death of my brother Joey. I felt so lost, sad, angry, and empty that I really lost touch with me. […]


Why I prefer Intentions over Resolutions

by Judy Griffin on January 9, 2013

“A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one Year and out the other.”                 Author Unknown Are you struggling with that resolution you made a couple of weeks back? You’re not alone.  Research shows that by the end of January about 30% of resolutions have dissolved. Why the high failure rate?  Perhaps because resolutions […]

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Post Thanksgiving Cleanse has us Thriving

by Judy Griffin on December 5, 2012

So happy to have guided an intimate community of 13 women on our Nourishing Team Cleanse. It was scheduled for an earlier date but Hurricane Sandy swept that away. Due to the Hurricane aftermath many would be cleansers needed to focus their attention on much more than a cleanse so this lovely  group joined together […]