Author Archives: Krista

What is Algae and Should You Eat It?

Algae are seaweed and other chlorophyll-containing plants that lack stems, roots, and leaves—but provide many health benefits. When you hear the word algae, you might think of that green substance that settles at the bottom of a pool or floats on the top of a pond. You are right, that is algae, but there’s also the edible kind of algae, which contains tons of micronutrients important to our health. Because it’s so important to get necessary nutrients […]

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Ambitious Home is Here!

After a year of designing, planning, and curating, I’m so excited to finally introduce Ambitious Home! My love for vintage home goods started when I moved to Chicago in 2014, and led me to build a curated online vintage rug shop to share my passion with the world. Welcome to Ambitious Home! It has been […] The post Ambitious Home is Here! appeared first on Ambitious Kitchen. Powered by WPeMatico

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The Very Best Monster Cookies

Yesterday, I realized that I have been baking these Monster Cookies for 10 years, which made me feel…old. BUT not old enough to skip silently evaluating every single cookie and carefully selecting the one with the most chocolate.  Considering I grew up with flour on my shirt and chocolate on my face, I am sure I have many recipes in my life that I’ve been baking for longer than 10 years, but I remember the first time […]

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Healthy Meal Plans: Week 33

What are you craving this week? For me it’s been burgers, tacos, and meatballs so all three of those things are making an appearance in this week’s meal plan. Now on to this week’s meal plan! It starts out with Sausage and Butternut Squash Casserole, Chicken Parmesan Boats, and Slow Cooker Chicken Carnitas. Monday brings Angel Hair Pasta with Kale and Sausage and Tuesday is Spinach Meatballs with Creamy Polenta. Wednesday is General Tso’s Pork and Thursday […]

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5 Easy Changes For A Healthier Diet

We all know we should take better care of our diet and health, especially in an age where we can order food and it be delivered within minutes from Michelin star restaurants to gastro pubs, takeaways and fast food outlets, we live in a world where unhealthy options are at our finger tips without even leaving the sofa. So, what changes can we make that actually take no effort at all, that can be done easily with […]

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Common Autoimmune Diseases and How Diet Helps

More than 23 million Americans have an autoimmune disease, making these conditions some of the most common in the U.S. (1). At the core of these conditions is the immune system attacking the body’s organs, tissues, and cells. Autoimmune diseases can affect different parts of your body, which is what distinguishes one disease from another—there are more than 80 types. While anyone can develop one of these conditions, a family history, women of childbearing age, certain environmental factors, […]

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Summer Peach Spinach Salad with Avocado, Toasted Almonds + Goat Cheese

One of my favorite go-to summer salads is this fresh peach spinach salad with creamy goat cheese, heart-healthy avocado and crunchy toasted almonds. Drizzled with an easy homemade balsamic vinaigrette. So good and easy! There are a very few simple recipes that I always come back to when I’m looking for a side dish to […] The post Summer Peach Spinach Salad with Avocado, Toasted Almonds + Goat Cheese appeared first on Ambitious Kitchen. Powered by WPeMatico

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Yellow Squash: Why You Should Start Eating This Veggie Now

Yellow squash. It’s hard to not think of this vegetable as the ugly stepchild of the zucchini. After all, they’re usually next to each other in the produce section, though the zucchini bin seems to be emptied far more often by demand. Plus how many recipes for yellow squash bread or yellow squash muffins or do you see on Pinterest? I’d wager to say not nearly as many as for zucchini, if any at all.  So where […]

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Yonanas Healthy Dessert Fruit Soft Serve Maker Giveaway!

Today we are giving away a Yonanas (902 Classic – Silver) Healthy Dessert Fruit Soft Serve Maker. Yonana Classic Healthy Dessert Fruit Soft Serve Maker Yonanas turns frozen fruit and other flavorings into a delicious, healthy soft-serve treat. The unit combines frozen bananas and any additional fruit or chocolate and instantly churns the ingredients to produce a treat with the texture of frozen yogurt or soft-serve ice cream, but without the additional fat, sugar, or preservatives. The chute […]

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Top Summer Superfoods of the Garden

As the summer winds down and the farmer’s markets ramp up, we thought you would enjoy a little guidance on which of the fruits and veggies you find at the farmer’s markets would be the best to consume while they are in season: Tomatoes These garden greats grow en masse in summertime and you can just taste their goodness. Their high levels of the antioxidant lycopene are known for possible prevention of several types of cancers, so eat them up this […]

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