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Monday, March 17, 2014

O'Wheatgrasshopper Cheesecake for WOTV 4 Women (v/gf)

All ingredients are available at
D&W Fresh Market

Top of the mornin' to ya lovely lassies and laddies! Skip the green beer and go for wheatgrass, baby! It won't stain your tongue or give ya a headache in the mornin'. You'll take a lik'n to its fresh taste as it's a perfect compliment to the crisp mint as well. And, chocolate...that goes with everything, right? Grab your blender and whip these plant parts up into this bright green pie plate of MacHeaven. 

For the recipe of this wee bit of Irish delicious decadence, click on the link below:

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Heart Healthy Comfort Food: Potato and Green Chili Soup & Biscuits (v/gf) for WOTV 4 Women

Potato and Green Chili Soup with
Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuits
All ingredients available at
 D&W Fresh Market

Heart disease in the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, claiming more lives than ALL forms of cancer combined. WHY? WHY? WHY? 80% of these deaths are preventable with lifestyle change. Yep! And, I can help with that. Heart healthy food can feed your soul and taste delicious. All of my recipes are heart healthy because they are all plant-based (aka vegan). No pipe clogging cholesterol that can cause heart problems, just good clean fun. 

Imagine never having to worry about a cholesterol check. Imagine never having to worry about going to see your doctor about your heart health. YOU CAN DO IT! I can help.

I invite you to a world of vitality, health and wellness. The food tastes GREAT! You just have to try it. Make it a lifestyle baby step by baby step. I am constantly in the D&W Fresh Market stores sampling heart healthy foods (for FREE) and teaching heart healthy classes. Let's connect on Facebook so you can join a community of health and wellness; we eat together, learn together, move together and we have a BLAST doing it: Margaux Drake

Love your heart this Valentine's Day. Here's to Living Well & Loving Well!

For these two DELISH recipes, follow your heart to our WOTV 4 Women website:

Behind the scenes of our WOOD TV8 (NBC) shoot,
featuring these two recipes.
Wardrobe: Lolë
(Essentials Jacket in Red)
Available at: Gazelle Sports

Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuits

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Get JUICED for 2014 with the Crew from WOTV 4 Women

Get Juiced for 2014
with the Crew from WOTV 4 Women
Ingredients available at
D&W Fresh Market

To the women of West Michigan...It's time. Let's get JUICED for 2014!

We've made it though our 2013 wrap up meetings, the new year planning meetings, the second or was this last one the third polar vortex (I've lost count due to brain freeze) and multiple school closings. Oh, the joy of a snow day. When it's four or five in one month, well that's a different story. A women's work is never done. We POWER through. 

We, the Women of West Michigan are STRONG! No amount of snow, new scary names for winter storms or kids (along with their friends) swinging from the chandeliers is going to stop us. 

The crew at WOTV 4 Women met recently to share our new year visions with each other. Now we are fully charged and ready for action. We are JUICED for 2014 to continue our mission to: Inspire. Inform. And, Empower the Women of West Michigan. I, the Healthy Eats crew member, prepared a signature cocktail for our New Year Kick Off meeting, it's simple and packs a punch: OJ with a Twist! The vitamin C and antioxidants in this juice will arm you against or help you kick the winter ick so you can keep marching forward in full regalia. 

My Vision for 2014: To create a community of women who are committed to health and wellness, who want to inspire, inform and empower each other. Who want to MOVE together, who want to FUEL together, who want to INVITE their families to do the same and have a BLAST doing it. 

West Michigan Women we are here for you. Jump on board and as a Mom I can't help buy say... "don't forget your juice!"

POWER Lunch with the WOTV 4 Women Crew.

For my juicy recipe, OJ with a Twist,
 please visit us by clicking on the link below:

*From time to time WOTV 4 Women updates their website and then my handy dandy links no longer work,
but never fear, my information is still on their website. It's just in a new and improved place.
If the above link is not working for you,
and voila, you'll find the recipe.
Sorry for any inconvenience.