Raw Chocolate Avocado Pudding

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Who could ever forget growing up watching Bill Cosby and the Jello Pudding Commercials? Instant pudding and pudding pops were built into the fabric of American culture and played a starring role as a quick and easy dessert at most of our dinner tables. Well, thank goodness times have changed. Today, we have so many healthier options to choose from …

Mehndi Designs ~ A Tradition of Love

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I have always found the unique, rich heritage of cultural traditions to be fascinating. A few years ago, I had the incredible honor of being a bridesmaid in my friend Roshani’s wedding. It was one of the most elaborate and beautiful ceremonies I have ever seen. Her parents were originally from India, and although she was born in the United …

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Bringing The Outside In

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Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year, especially in Minnesota. As the tree’s leaves begin to turn brilliant hues of orange, red, burgundy and bright green, it’s a beautiful yet subtle reminder that, like it or not, the cold weather will soon become our reality. Even though the warm weather is ready to call it quits …

Operakällaren

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Years ago I had the fortunate opportunity to dine at, Operakällaren, one of Sweden’s most famous restaurants. I don’t say this lightly when I say I would consider it to be one of the most beautiful restaurants in Sweden; and quite possibly the world. Although I have been blessed to experience some of the most excellent restaurants around the world, …