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Why you should love the Lunge

Why you should love the Lunge

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  • January 17, 2023

Lunges split squats, and other unilateral leg movements are tremendous tools for building a strong, functional, and balanced body. Yet they tend to take a backseat to the more popular lower body exercises like squats and deadlifts. Let’s explore some of the benefits of lunges, common faults, and popular variations, so you never miss a …

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The Legendary Happy Soup Recipe

The Legendary Happy Soup Recipe

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  • December 8, 2022

This soup is a modified ancient recipe to be vegan and still has beneficial properties.  One pound of baby bok choy washed and separated (cut any large leaves in half) (the grocery was all out of baby bok choy, so I got two sizeable bok choy bunches and cut them in half, horizontally and vertically) …

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Vegan Refried Beans

Vegan Refried Beans

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  • December 8, 2022

You can use almost any bean, I prefer pink or red, but I’ve seen this done before with black or white beans. (This is not the traditional method, but it works very well for the refried novice) 1) Soak Beans in Water for 24 hours 2) Rinse and thoroughly wash soaked beans 3) Saute a …

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Gluten Free Vegan Cheesecake

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  • November 18, 2022

INGREDIENTS: 1 c.  quick-cooking oats 1/2 c. almonds 3/4 c. unsweetened coconut flakes 3 tbsp. maple syrup 1/4 tsp. kosher salt 1/2 c. almond butter 3/4 c. coconut milk 1 1/4 c. granulated sugar divided 2 c. cashews (soaked overnight, drained, and rinsed) 1/2 c. refined coconut oil, melted, plus more for the pan 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1 (8-oz.) container …

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Vegan Gluten Free RAW Chocolate Pudding Tarts

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  • November 18, 2022

​Recipe by Cory Lucid ​Assisted by Karina Lucid Crust Ingredients: 1 cup almond flour, finely ground 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 2.5 tablespoons coconut oil, warmed to a liquid 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1 tablespoon maple syrupMix the almond flour, cocoa powder, and sea salt with a fork in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Then add in …

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