NICE Cream

You’ll Need: 1 very ripe banana ½ cup raw hazelnuts 1 TBSP cacao powder 1 TBSP Manuka honey 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Dash cinnamon…

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Ingredients: Cacao powder Avocado Organic vanilla extract Honey Cinnamon Cacao nibs Puree all ingredients; refrigerate and let set. Top with mint and cacao nibs.

Tales from the Grocery Store

The supermarket can be a daunting experience. If you’ve survived a parking experience at Whole Foods, the battle is already 50% won. Here’s the official Essence Supermarket Survival Guide to keep you from wanting to run yourself (or someone else) over with your cart.

Banish the Bloat / Food Baby

Feeling bloated can range from uncomfortable to excruciating. Gas, a natural byproduct of digestion, can sometimes go hog wild and produce these sensations. Getting to the root cause of it with the help of your doctor/gastroenterologist is the best idea, but in the meantime, foods/drinks can certainly harm or help.

Gimmicks Need Not Apply

I’ve recently partnered with a dynamic young female #bosslady, Deanna Bossert, who is launching her innovative business, The Cooking Collaborative, as a culinary education tool/personal chef service that will cultivate both nutrition and cooking through community effort.