This is my happy place where I share plant-filled, GLUTEN-FREE, {refined} sugar-free, vegetarian recipes for the entire family. It's a kid-friendly place where families can explore all things green and healthy at their own pace without pressure, judgement or criticize. Come on in and join us in sharing everything plant-based, eco-friendly, tasty and beautiful. 

Yes, this blog is filled with CLEAN, organic, REAL food recipes. But we also talk natural beauty products/regimes, modern decor, pregnancy, babies, kids and healthy eating for the whole family. Homemade is always better than canned or packaged. Kids' snacks in particular are filled with toxic food dyes, corn syrup, chemicals, refined sugar, gluten and all sorts of other weird flavorings and preservatives that can hinder their growth, learning, and sportsmanship. It's important to encourage children to reach for fresh fruits and vegetables. And if that's not an option then at least make wise choices when choosing their snacks. judgement here! Feel free to ask questions and share your thoughts. 

Our recipes are vegetarian but all the dishes on our site can be enjoyed as sides to your steak or fish. Paleo friends are welcome. NO JUDGEMENT OR KNOW-IT-ALLS HERE! Just passionate foodies. 

Best of health and happiness to you! I

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Juli Novotny Quick Bio

In highschool...I was the head pastry chef at a popular pastry and coffee shop near my house. 

By age 24 - a few years after I graduated from UCLA - I started a vegan health food company,  Kookie Karma, in Santa Monica, CA. I also studied to get my masters in holistic nutrition while simultaneously running the business. 

Now 33 - no longer running a small business - I'm living in Southern California with my husband, two little rascal boys {Pierce and Roman - just 12 months apart } and a baby girl on the way! 

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C H R I S T I N E dionese is an integrative heatlh care specialist, medical journalist, food writer and business development consultant. Popularized by health care professionals and patients alike, her blog, Reaching Beyond Now features a socially conscious take on integrative medicine and the future of lifestyle design. Christine loves teaching people and families how to sustainably design health through food. When she's not with patients you can catch her sprouting organic goodness in the garden, crafting new recipes in her kitchen and working on her upcoming medicinal culinary therapy cooking book. Check out her latest endeavor, Garden Eats to learn more about seasonal kitchen gardening and medicinal culinary therapy.

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