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Patty preziosi

I WEAR A HEART RATE MONITOR EVERY TIME I TAKE A ZUMBA CLASS. I AM 51 YEARS OLD AND LATELY MY HEART RATE IS USUALLY ABOUT 170 DURING THE CLASS. ISNT THAT TO HIGH FOR MY AGE?

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Alona

I really love this post of yours! I truly agree with every word. Thx! For the reminder 🙂

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Katie M.

This post REALLY HITS HOME, ESPECIALLY #1. cOMFORT IS NATURAL IN ANY RELATIONSHIP BUT THE TRICKY PART IS FIGURING OUT WHEN COMFORTABLE IS TOO COMFORTABLE. aND YOUR NOTE ABOUT NOT BEING ABLE TO CHANGE SOMEONE WHO DOESN’T WANT TO CHANGE IS ALSO SPOT-ON; IT’S THE DEFINITION OF INSANITY, RIGHT? DOING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AND EXPECTING DIFFERENT RESULTS? IF YOU CAN’T GET YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER TO CHANGE DESPITE REPEATED ATTEMPTS, IT BECOMES INSANITY – NOT PART OF A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP.

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Carol mcpherson

food looks awesome

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Margaret

How wonderful to see such a loving relationship in the entertainment business! It’s not something seen too often, although there are some out there. My husband and I will celebrate our 36 year anniversary in October. The last 8 or 9 have been really difficult as I have a disease called gastroparesis and chronic pain. Through it all my wonderful husband has been a godsend. I wish for you and jeff the kind of loving, lasting relationship that Joe and I share (without the health issues).

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Deb schoen

looks fab!!! i loOk forward to all great information. thank you and good luck!!!

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valerie

your parents are amazing! especially your mom, holy catz – how crazy blessed were you to have them!

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Gina Harrington

Thank you. I needed the reminder today.

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Darla Orme

I’m excited to learn more!!

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Andrea

If you are trying to lose weight are there any fruits or vegetables you recommend staying away from?

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Andrea

If you are trying to lose weight are there any fruits or vegetables you recommend to stay away from? I have heard some are too high in sugar. Thanks!

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Darla Orme

I’m going to do this….I have Lupus and Sjogren’s disease and I think will be beneficial for my liver and kidneys….

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Kim B.

I did not know what soy protein could do or yellow 5 and 6 dyes were the worst. Thank you for the information.

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Veronica

Hey there, audrey.

i tend to pay the most attention to sodium. if the product is high in sodium it doesn’t go in my cart. should i be paying more attention to sugars?

Thanks!
Veronica

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kim brock

I did not know what soy protein could do or yellow 5 and 6 dyes were the worst. Thanks for the information.

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Kevin

Good luck!!!!! I like your blog and as Peanut would say “thats good thats good thatS goooood!!!

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JEnn Rockefeller

Hi Audrey! What an amazing site. Love reading about glimpses into your life with my favroute comedian. Love that you took time to make a great site. I’m going to be checking in often! lol. I need motivation to stay healthy. 🙂 have an awesome day!

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Nora mathews

I couldn’t agree more!

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Christine. - Dallas tx

Here’s To many wonderful years together. And congrats on the new additions

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Patricia

Great web site Very informative and good ImFo

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Gene De Witt

mRS. dUNHAN, I SO APPRFECIATE YOUR WORDS ABOUT YOUR WONDERFUL, AMAZING HUSBAND…..”HE MAKES THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE”………I’VE TRIED SO HARD TO COME UP WITH WORDS TO CONVEY TO YOU HOW INCREDIBLY AWESOME YOUR HUSBAND IS AND THE JOY HE HAS BROUGHT INTO SO MANY LIVES…..AND THOSE WORDS COMPLETELY SUMMED UP WHAT I WANTED TO SAY………….!! AND NOW MORE JOY…..BY BRINGING A BEAUTIFUL, POSITIVE , LOVING WIFE AND CO-CREATOR INTO HIS LIFE……………BLESSINGS TO YOU BOTH FOR BEING SUCH GIVING, LOVING SPIRITS………………..I’VE WATCHED ALL OF MR. DUNHAMS SPECIALS EVERY SINGLE TIME THEY ARE ON….AND I STILL ROAR WITH LAUGHTER…………….LOVE, LOVE, LOVE WALTER………………..MR. DUNHAM…..NOTHING BUT A HEART FULL OF LOVE AND GRATITUDE TO YOU FOR YOUR MARVELOUS GIFTS……………..THANK YOU FROM MY HEART…………………..;

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Jim Robinson

i watch him every chance i get, owns dvds and never get tired, watching over and over again. thanks for sharing your life with us.

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beth

do you have a good recipie for irish soda bread? Love it yet trying to eliminate sugar/flour etc from diet.

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Susie

audrey,
I love your story and the relationsHip you now have with food. You have inspired me!
You are a beautiful woman inside and out!
Susie

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Pat Wynne

I think that is a wonderful tribute to your fabulous husband who I love his daughters and your mom and, and you look just like her, and congratulations to you both on the new family your going to start. Twin boys no less, amazing.

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Judy Doyle

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

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denise jones

I think that is great that you guys found each other . I also found my soul mate and feel the same way about him. thank you so much for sharing your life with jefffa with us. 🙂 he is awesome!

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Carmen

Thanks for sharing your site. I was very helpful, ESPECIALLY the eating out area. I had gastric bypass a few years ago and still struggle with DECIDING what to eat at times. This site can help alot. Not sure why this writes all in caps though??

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Michelle

Both me and my husband are huge fans of jeff’s. We have seen him twice where we live in Oregon.

I just read his post on facebook that said you have a blog so I checked it out. I like that you are making sure that Jeff eats healthy when he is on the road and at home.

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Susan Dandria

What are the best foods to eat (or not eat) to lower TRIGLYCERIDES?)

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Tammy

Look forward to reading blog

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tammy

your wife is ever pretty And loveyoir show love to have toys ogf all yourlottle friends

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Robyn Jividen

This is a great site! I’ve read all of this :)) I have always struggled with my weight but in 2008 I decided to really do something about it because hey, I’m not getting any younger and I’d like to be around long enough to be a burden to my kids! (just kidding!) anyway, from 2008 to 2009 I had lost almost 100 pounds…I still would like to lose 30 pounds more but weight loss and metabolism has really slowed down…you’re blog has inspired me to get serious about this and get going…congratulations on a very informative site, keep it coming and I’ll keep on reading it…I’ll keep you posted on my journey of the last 30 pounds

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Marcia mcburnett

Hi! Looking forward to reading your blog! I saw the pic of Jeff’s helicopter in Waco tx…I live in Waco! Would love to hear more about his time spent here!

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Michelle Hach

Just wanted to take a moment and thank you for your blog. Finished reading “weigh the good with the bad.” I learned tons.

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Autum Owl

Audrey your as amazing as two peOple could be and as ever Jeff gets up to mischief glad to see the preis is now a bat smart which is kinda cool. I too am a fan of apple and find that food is how i remember the places i go. Delighted to see your blog up & running & looking forward to your next uk tour

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Dena Conrad

Thank You so much..Really enjoyed reading your blog..My daughter and I have watched Jeff for years,sure enjoy his shows… God Bless You and Jeff..

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cindy ultican

How do I sign up for the blog ? I didn’t see a link

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Dave

Looks good. Wishing you success in your excellent endeavor.

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Lorie

the email would not go to lower casE but it should be in lower case if you reply. I lost 32 lbs put 20 of it back on. How do you get motivated to get back on track. When i look in the mirRor i get disgusted and emotionAl eat. The weight clinic i was going to shut down out of the blue with no notice just vanished. If you have any suggestions would love to hear them.

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Albert Owens

Been a fan for years! He performed at the comedy club in Hermosa beach years ago. my wife and I were seated in front. he teased me because I worked at boeing but didn’t like to fly. he thanked me after the show for being the brunt of his joking. I was impressed by his class!

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Lynne Wilkinson

My husband and I love jeff and his sense of humor. We were lucky to see him live in loveland, co. A couple of years ago. Now i am anxious to research your website! Just have to ask…does jeff ever trick you with his ventriloquism? If i had his talent, i would be able to pass that up! Our best to both of you!

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JOHN h.

Best of luck to you both on your twin boys. Oh and Great show last night at PH lol

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Janice Hartmann

Thanks Audrey for creating this wonderful blog!
I’ve been making Quinoa smoothies for the protein and today made yummy cherry rhubarb sauce as a dessert. I have a lot to do to get fit, but with your blog and implementing more fitness I know I will do this! Thanks again, Janice

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Robin

thanks for sharing the other side of Jeff. I enjoyed it

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Nancy

I so enjoyed your website. It is uplifting and full of joY. You are a beAutiful, and Obviously sweet lady. I am a huge fan of Your husband – he is brilliant! I am truly in awe Of his talent and so grateful for all the Laughs! Walter kills me! I love all the characters but walter is such a pain in the ass and makes me laugh so hard with his snotty comments and no holding back opinions. Reminds me of my mom…she was just like that – lol!

I read Jeff’s book – it was wonderful too.

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Jayni Bailey

I have loved Jeff since his first Comedy show on the comedy channel. I love how you have made him look so much younger and happier. I hope to follow some of your suggestions to help me lose the weight I need to dump healthily(if that is a real word.) Best to you, Jeff and the new babies to come.

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Jane moore

When you have a chance could you explain how to calculate the bmi? Thank you.

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Tammy

Audrey, I love u and Jeff your food ideas are the best. Thank you for sharing your ideas. I took a nutrition class my self.

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Ashley

I love your story!!

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Christine Sadlik

Do you have any info or adviCe About going glutrn free and vegEtarian? Been vegetarianfor 2yrs and haven’t lost much weight. ThoUght i might be gluten intolerant, so i cut out most gluten. Having trouble planning meals. Still don’t feel great. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Audrey Dunham

Hi Christine, I’m not sure about your situation, but most vegetarians tend to consume too much cheese and heavy starches such as pasta. Regardless if this describes you or not, focus on filling your plate mostly with vegetables and fruit first and foremost. Get creative – different colored squashes such as spaghetti squash and butternut squash are great choices. Fill the rest of your plate with legumes such as lentils and beans, as well as gluten free whole grains such as quinoa and brown rice to help supply protein and essential amino acids. Try and keep cheese or any other dairy for that matter to about one serving a day. However, many people are lactose intolerant and don’t know it. Try eliminating dairy all together for 2-3 weeks if you think this may be possibility in your situation. Hope that helps!

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Dorene Smithwick

HELP!!! Read your story found it to be fascinating.you know both ends of the spectrum. I had lost 80 lbs before. But the same things are not working this time. I think because I’m 20 yrs older. I’m 48 now and care for my mom. Just wonder if you have some pointers for me. Thanks so much. Dorene

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Audrey Dunham

Hi Dorene, my best advice is to be kind to yourself by instead of focusing on foods that will help you lose weight, focus on choosing food and activities that will help you live longer and make you a healthier person. Do your best to completely eliminate the word “diet” from your vocabulary. It adds too much stress and anxiety. When you focus on making one healthy decision at a time throughout the day, (instead of what will make you “skinny”) everything else falls into place. Changing your way of thinking doesn’t happen overnight, though. Be patient with yourself and take it one decision at a time. Hope that helps!

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Rachel

Audrey,
Thanks fOr Sharing your story. You’re an inspiration. Looking forward to reading your future posts!!! Best wishes.

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Audrey Dunham

Thank you, Rachel! I appreciate it very much.

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Amy Passarella

Hi Audrey,
I found the section about sports drinks particularly interesting. I’ve never been a sports drink consumer but do realize that I need to replenish with more than just water after long runs or workouts. I like the idea of unsweetened coconut water as an alternative however, it lacks sodium that is also needed. What would you suggest to replenish the sodium?

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Audrey Dunham

Hi Amy, the average person has no problem getting enough sodium in due to the added salt in many foods we consume on a regular basis. However, if you are a runner who runs long distances and/or you tend to sweat a lot when you workout and/or run outside in hot weather, it may be a good idea to add additional salty foods before or after your run or heavy workout. Olives, salted nuts and homemade soups are good options. I’m also a big fan of Vega Sport Hydrator which is an electrolyte powder you can add to your water. Hope that helps!

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Caitlin Richmond

Congratulations! That is such exciting news for you and your family! Double the fun!

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Julie

Audrey,love your new page.when are the twins due?Congrats ❤

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Michelle Padilla

So happy for you!! Miss you lots oxox

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Beverly Strong

I love your photos and posts about each one.. I am so excited for you and Jeff.. and the rest of the family. (including the dogs) LOL Keep the pics and the posts coming.. btw; would love to see more baby bump pics. you look great pregnant. what a glow. Hope everything in your pregnancy goes like it should.. God Bless you and Jeff. Congrats

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Sharon

Congratulations on the babies!! Can’t wait to hear about the Rest of your pregnancy

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Erin Austin

Congratulations Mrs. Dunham

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Ruby Reed

Sending you much love and blessings to you and your family. God bless you!!

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Julie

LOOKing for a good (simple) black bean burger recipe… Any thoughts?

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Margo clark

Congrats to you both!

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Sandy wummer

Thanks For SharIng your story. So glAd you aRe so happy and healthy. The relationship to food and eating can be a complicated one and it took me yeRs as well to see mine for what it was and begin to make food work for me and not the other Way around. Ive been a fan of your husband for many years and have seen his show. What a talent !! Im enjoying your site very muCh.

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Ruby Ann Reed

Sending much love and blessings to you and your family. May this next journey in your lives always be blessed.

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Carolyn

Congrats to the dunham family on the new additions! what a wonderful blessing.

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Audrey Dunham

Thank you very much, Carolyn!

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Gene De Witt

Oh the Joy of the wait……….the anticipation………..the little guys are going to have a wonderful family to be born into………………and you know we are al sending our very best……………and I’m still convinced that with all the love in that home….those little doggies are still going to be your babies…………..just the “older” babies…………
thank you for sharing this post……………….

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Gene De Witt

I just wanted to say also…that every time Jeff gets a doll out of its box………..watch his face……it literally lights up……..does this guy love his job……….?? Or what??

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Tiffany

congratulations!! Twin boys are so much fun. Mine will be a year next tuesday! I Hope you have an easy pregnancy and delivery of healthy bOys. 🙂

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Cindee Bronstad

Hello Audrey and congratulations on your precious, precious news. I currently have AMl leukemia. in 2012 I was diagnosed with nh lymphoma and in feb this year it swung to the leukemia because of the chemo I received before. can you help me with a good smoothie drink. I really do not like the powders because either I am doing something wrong because I can taste the grittiness of the powders. my husband is my cook and he is meat and potato kind of guy. we have our own chickens so I can protein that way but any dietary hints will help. thank you for any suggestions and your time in reading this. I look forward to hearing from you,

sincerely,
Cindee

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Sarah Black

i just came across your blog when i saw it Mentioned on your husbaNd’s fb page. You have some really great advice for people who are wanting to lose weight or Help maintain tHeir weight. In A LITTLE over a year i’ve lost 65 lbs by changing my Eating habits and a lot of that is changing how i see food; It’s an ongoing struggle. What you DISCUSSED in your dessert article really struck home With me. I have a serious sweet tooth that i feel like I’m constantly battliNg and it was Reassuring to read that it’s ok to give into your cravings OCCASIONALLY. So thank you for that. I’m Now a loyal reader.

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Anita Terrell

Do you use a whole lemon per glass of water or half of one per glass? thank you

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LINDA Ma

Thanks Audrey

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Christie

Great read! Very informative! gonna have to give this a try! 🙂

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bobby

do you think the already squeezed LEMON juice would be the same? It claims to be 100% real lemon juice. Also what about lime juice?

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Lisa Martone

What a sweet story! I am a believer that fate brings people together. My husband stepped on my foot 23 years ago and we are still going strong! Best to you.

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Stephanie

Audrey. .what a lovely, lovely woman you seem to be! My family & I tremendously enjoy watching Jeff from my 27 year old down to my 8 year old. It’s been a real pleasure to learn some about you as your site comes to life. Thank you for taking the time to share your relationship and feelings. What a treat! … God bless you both & congratulations on the site, your precious babies, & fantastic relationship. .

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Paula jilling

audrey, i loved reading about jeff outside of his stage persona. you are a very lucky and blessed woman to have him in your life, and i am sure he is equally and maybe more so blessed to have you. jeff’s routine has made me smile in the worst of times and laugh to tears in the best. i am always telling people about him and how they need to watch him because he is amazing. thank you for sharing and i look forward to your upcoming posts about all things jeff and audrey and the twins.

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Jim

I must say I am envious of both of you. granted jeff has a great career, but he has you, and you have him. i love his talent, i think he is one of the funniest, and amazing ventriloquist’s I’ve ever watched. it’s so nice of you to share your experience with him, and your family. a beautiful family to say the least! and i didn’t know he had made all those himself!! Walter, and peanut are my favorites!!! i wish you all the best in life, jeff has made so many people laugh. I’ve had times, i was down, but watch him, and he lifts your spirits right back up!! god bless you Jeff , as peanut would say dun ham lol keep on entertaining us, i for one love to see all you do. you are a true genius, and i admire you.

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George Wooden

Jeff, you have found a jewel to treasure all your remaining days.

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Mary Cook

A QUESTION ABOUT USING A PROTEIN SHAKE THAT HAS XYLITOL IN IT. SHOULD YOU USE THE SHAKE OR NOT?

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Stacy

Thank you Audrey for sharinG sUch a wonderful story, and for giving us a glimpse of the man behind the enTertainer. My family and i are huge fans and my twins (16) were excited to heAr that You will be expecting them as well. I haVe boy/girl twins and can tEll You that while they are a handFul (eVen more so now) they are so very worth every moment of joy And stRuggle you will have. I have two older children as well, so we have had a busy house. Bless you all!

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jennie

Hello Audrey and Jeff I just wanted to tell YOU, that I love that you all have such an amazing relationship. My whole family are huge fans of Jeff. My little brother Cody especially Jeff, you are his FAVORITE entertainment person on earth. He has fragile x syndrome and is very picky about a lot of things but we he seen your SHOW the first time he was hooked. Achmed is his favorite character he goes around saying I keel you all the time. Anyway I just wanted to tell you how happy I am for you all and thank you for bringing so much joy to my brother and our family!

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Amy Groeber

My husband and I absolutely love Jeff and crew. We have seen him in Ohio at the Nutter Center in Beavercreek, or Fairborn. Just depends on who you ask. Lol I am excited to be a part of your postS, AUDREY. THE REASON I SAY THAT IS NOT ONLY DOES JEFF HELP US GET THROUGH OUR EVERYDAY LIFE, BUT NOW I HOPE TO LEARN MORE FROM YOU ABOUT WAYS TO IMPROVE OUR FAMILIES HEALTH AND WELLNESS. WE HAVE 13 YEAR OLD IDENTICAL TWIN GIRLS, AND IF I CAN’T FIND A WAY TO CHANGE THEIR EATING PORTIONS AND A FEW OTHER THINGS, THEY WILL NOT HAVE A GOOD FUTURE AHEAD. WE ARE VERY CHALLENGED FINANCIALLY DUE TO BOTH MY HUSBAND AND I ARE ON DISABILITY, CAN’T QUALIFY FOR ANY ASSISTANCE, THANKS TO ALL THE OTHER PEOPLE ABUSING THE SYSTEM. IT IS VERY STRESSFUL AND A FULL TIME JOB JUST TO LIVE DAY TO DAY. YOU ARE AN INCREDIBLE PERSON WITH A VERY SPECIAL, TALENTED MAN. WOULD LOVE WELCOME YOU GUYS BACK TO OHIO ANYTIME AND HOPE TO KEEP READING YOUR POSTS!!!

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Burl

Walter….. Jeff.. is that a bald spot on the back of your head or is that a TESTOSTERONE issue??

;)) B.

Run with it.. I don’t care… See you in Vegas !

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Feb

aaaWWWWWWwwwww…. 😉

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Mary Scarinzi

I am so happy for you both! Nothing better than when you fall in love with your best friend. My husband and I saw Jeff this past February in vegas. Hadn’t been to one of his shows in about 8 yrs. I think the Vegas show was 10th time. Still so funny. I was hoping for him to be out signing autographs after the show. I been wanting to thank him for something he did for my mom amost 7 years ago. He gave her the last gift before she passed. That was the gift of Laughter. The night before she passed, she had been watching Jeff’s Christmas special right before she closed her eyes for the last time. It has given me great comfort in knowing my mom left this world laughing and smiling because of Jeff. Don’t know if you will see this but if you do, please tell your wonderful husband thank you and i am eternally grateful.
Sorry for the all caps. Wouldn’t let me change it

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Mechille Mason

Thank you so much for sharing a little bit of your life with us. My family love watch jeff perform. I am so glad you both have found so much happiness and congratulations on your pregnancy with twin boys. 🙂

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Christine riley

Just read your blog and I think he is very lucky to have someone as special as you in his life. I have seen him in Vegas and look forward to seeing him again.
You truly are the definition of classy. Enjoy your marriage and you have made a new fan out of ME.

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Jeremy

Jeff Dunham I have cerebral palsy I was born early i’m in a wheelchair,i’m taking donations to help with my wheelchair ramp if u would like to help I would appreachate it very much my address is p.o. box 133 Carbon cliff,il 61239 thank you again I m your biggest fan I have your statuties of walter peanut and auchmen and I even have the blanket I would also like to meet u sometime

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Lynette

I am a huge fan of Jeffs and have seen all of his shows and specials. We were in Vegas this last week and was excited to get tickets to his show only to realize he wouldn’t be there until the following week. Next time for SURe.
Keep up the good work and congratulations.

Lynette

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Mandi Banks

You are so very fortunate to have each other and share every day together being full of wonder and surprise! He’s pretty darn good looking too, so you won all of the way around!! Congratulations to the both of you!! I’m a huge fan!

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Patricia banker

had tickets in fl. But caMe dowN with breast cancer and ended uo in surjury the nite of your show. Gave tickets to friends When are you back in south west Fl

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Denise j

Audrey, my SON HAS JUST TURNED 21 AND THE ONLY THING HE ASKED ME FOR WAS TO BE ABLE TO GO TO LAS VEGAS TO SEE JEFF. UNFORTUNATELY, I HAVE RAISED HIM ALONE AND HAVE WORKED HARD TO GIVE HIM THE BEST. HE KNOWS WE DONT HAVE MUCH BUT I TOLD HIM WE WOULD TRY AND SAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO GO SEE JEFF BEFORE HE LEAVES VEGAS IN OCTOBER. IF WE MAKE IT, WE MAY BE SITTING IN THE VERY BACK, BUT PLEASE LET JEFF KNOW HE MAKES MY SON SO HAPPY AND LAUGH SO MUCH AND i WANT TO THANK HIM. MY SON IS DEVELOPEMENTALLY DISABLED AND THE BEST KID EVER. HE IS MY WORLD. SO I PROMISE TO DO WHAT I CAN AND TRY GIVING HIM THIS BIRTHDAY WISH.
ALSO, I AM TRYING TO LOOSE SOME POUNDS AND WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO CONTINUE with YOUR HEALTHY, FITNESS and STRESS information AND RECIPIES FOR ME. I THOROUGHLY ENJOY YOUR PAGE, SO I THANK YOU. MUCH HAPPINESS TO YOU BOTH AND CONGRATULATIONS ON THE BABIES. PLEASE, both of you continue with what you contribute and share with all of us. GOD BLESS !

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addie-bell

Congratulations Audrey and Jeff. Wish you guys all the best.

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Catherine Robinson

My mum forwarded me am email with achmed a few year ago when i was waiting for spinal sugery been a fan ever since and have got my kids into the fan club as well cant wait for him to come back to australia been in a few daek places and you put a dvd of jeffs on and laugh the night away its great that you can bond with your husband in all aspects of his life it means to will be together for a long time to come best wishes for your family

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Paul

am a big fan and now i loke him even more he is like me as far as wanting to know how things work and what buldings used to be and remote cars and helicopters qnd ll things apple its nice to know a little about the guy i find ao funny walter is my favorite

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claudia hudson

I have watched Jeff for many years and I think he’s wonderful. Keep making the world laugh!!

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Theresa

I needed this. I have been strugglin for some time now…i feEl i can honestly say…it’s time to move on. Thank you fOr sharing. PowerfUl stuff in three short points.

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Kim

Thanks, I enjoyed that story about Jeff & you 🙂

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cheryl

when are you going to do a show in WISCONSIn? I missed the show that you had in Milwaukee a couple of years AGO.my email address is all small letters

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Betty /saunders

enjoyed seeing all your PICTURES, be sure to show us your twin boys when that happens, good luck and much happiness to you both Betty from Norfolk, va. I must add we have a JACK Russell also, she is small she is what they called a celtic Jack Russell, born in Ireland, sent here to the states to a breeder to sell, she has short legs and smart as can be

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jackie unger

i just love both of you and when i seen that you two were having twin i was so happy for both of you . i just love to watch jeff on comedy central.
he is my favorite comedian/ventriloquist.
congrats and love you both!!!!

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Tommy hemgård

Hey! yes i like him a lot too…i watch his videos a lot…even if i know what he or his dolls will say i`m laughing as hard each time…my wife use too say to me to bee more quiet so the kids can fall asleep…if i watch in the evening! Tell Jeff my best…i`m a big fan! You ! the best to you!

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Stefanie pacheco

Hi, i am not one to leave comments but i really enjoyed reading about how happy you guys are. I am a fan of jeff, love hIs work! Been to 2 of hIs shows in canada and have a dvd. Which i watch when i need a good laugh. Love all the characters. ESPECIALLY Peanut!! But To hear about

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BEcster

I will admit I’m a Jeff fan! I happened to catch his show being shown on TV in the UK and thought it was hilarious!

This post is absolutely beautiful! You make a lovely couple and the love can clearly be seen in your wonderful photos! All the best to you both!

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Veronica

so beautiful you described your relationship and this wonderful man …..I love you and I wish you all the best and your love must remain as beautiful to the end

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amanda muise

Sounds like a wonderful life and love together. I also wake up every day happy and excited to see my boyfriend. I am so happy some people in this world can find this kind of love. Its so wonderful and overwhelming.

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Tyra Anderson

Hi Audrey,
My name is Tyra & I so admire you for what you have accomplished in your life to this point..I am 54 I will be 55 on Oct 12th. 🙂 I have Thyroid, Diabetes, BP, ETC: I am very over weight. I Have been all my life pretty much..How ever I have managed to loose some because it is a must with the diabetes…It is VERY hard…I have never been able to afford to have proper training on exercise or food.. My question to you is this..Is the splenda, & Creamer sugar free bad for trying to loose weight??? If you could answer it would be great… I want to say Congratulations to you & Jeff on the little boys that are on the way..I send my best to the three girls as well…I love the reading of your blogs & will look forward to much more in the future …. God Bless
Tyra Anderson
from Ohio….

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Beth

what a fantastic articlE. You two are so blessed to have each oTher! Thank you for sharing. Too often in life, we forget what is important. May you Have a long , healthy , good life with each other!
Cherish it.

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Colette gilpin

congratulatIons!

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MaryAnn Munroe

nice to hear a wonderful history of a very funny man. we will be in l.v. in august, hoping to see him & his “friends” in person.

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debra haupt

loved this post …. thank you for sharing … i am now a follower….

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Ndanga Karanja

Hi.

That was such an eye opener. It is so good to know that he is a normal guy. 😉 My husband and I are always looking forward to his new stuff. We live in Nairobi, Kenya and I think you guys should plan a trip here. One for a holiday and another one to perform. He has a large following here. You have such a lovely family and wish you many more happy years together.

Audrey, you now also have a new fan.

Cheers.

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Judy

i have tried drinking lemon in water but ihave a problem with mouth feeling ffunny and my lips sweLling. Is there something elSe i can try

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Marci hartley

Love the post of pictures and info.

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Fred Lundeen

I think Jeff is the greatest i love to watch him

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Kendra

Loved this! Thank You for sharing!

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wendy isachsen

So happy he found you. Truly when one chapter in your life ends its a chance for a new one to begin. To find our true forever, we MUST first CLIMB out of the PIT, so that we may soar thru the sky.
Best wishes to you both.

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Anne

THANK you!!!!THANK YOU FOR YOUR HONEST AND INSIGHTFUL APPROACH TO THIS. I HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT IT FOR A WHILE BUT HAVING A GOOD, HONEST OPINION OF THE PRO’S & CON’S IS VERY EYE-OPENING!!!!

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laurie

What an amazing tribute to an amazing man! I am really looking forward to his next book! You are a very kind and generous soul for writing this as you approach the birth of your double edition to your family! jeff has been equally matched by his amazing wife audrey! You rock!

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Anne

VERY TRUE & EASY TO REMEMBER! BEEN VERY HELPFUL THESE LAST FEW WEEKS FOR ME WITH THE END OF SCHOOL, HOLIDAY, HOME RENOVATION PROJECT AND ALL THE LITTLE THINGS LIKE LAUNDRY AND MEALS THAT STARE ME IN THE FACE WHILE I’M TRYING TO GET MY HOUSE BACK IN ORDER!!!

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matt

Weres your lunch box (pruis)

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Kevin Caron

you guys are great! Have loved watching jeff and the gang on tv. Just wish he would come to phoenix for a show.. TRIED to see him at planet hollywood but the show was sold out again.

Keep up the great work jeff!

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Madison

I’ve been a fan of Jeff’s for a while now, and I did know some of these things, but reading it all, seeing just how much you two care for one another, it just makes me so happy. I seriously had a huge grin on my face and a tear in my eye as I read this. You guys are so lucky to have each other – and you’ve been on my list of couples that make me believe in love for a long time; next to my English and Spanish teacher (high school sweethearts, happily married), and my best friend and his girlfriend.
Thank you both for just being amazing people.

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Sara. Evans

I just lost my husband. but one of my best memories is watching. Your dvd’s over & over. We would laugh so hard every time. We loved peanut and all the others. Thanks for the good memories.

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Diane

this was a great article. I have always enjoyed his shows on tv. My mom and I live in Vegas and would like to see a live show some day. All his Puppets are the bomb.
Cant wait to see some new material.
Send me some tickets for your Vegas show.
I would scream so hard if i were at your show.
Thanks for giving us some good laughs.

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Judy Gearl

Thank you for sharing the “other” side of Jeff. I don’t pickup magazines to see what’s happening. They are always the bad side of them. Once again, thank you for sharing something good!!!

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Melanie anzalone

So happy that he is finally in a great place with his life…he deserves it!!!…he seemed so sad & broken-hearted after his divorce and that was so sad to see because he seems like such a great guy!!!…hope he’s as great as he seems!!!
Even though I don’t know you, I hope the 2 of you will be awesome!!!!
My boyfriend & I have loved Jeff from Day 1… many, many years now!!!
Good luck & god bless!!!

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Ben Carlisle

Audrey,

I think you have a Wonderful life. Hey, can you ask your husband, whatever happened to Melvin, was he exiled to some foreign country? Thanks. A big fan!

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Gregg Barnes

HI Audrey! I have been a fan you Jeffs for something like 25 years. I first saw him on VH1 Stand Up Spotlight. THat was also where I first saw Peanut! I RECENTLY got my first chance to see him live in Saratoga, CA and the show was Amazing! He is such a talented, funny and honest man. Life with him must be fantastic. I hope you grow very very old together.

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Frank johsnon

I remember watching Jeff in his early years and laughing at the jokes about his ex. Then thinking to myself I hope one day he finds a woman like mine. It will all be ok then. You two make a cute couple. Tell jeff I may see him up there if he flies into KLAL. He will know what that means. 🙂

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renee

i would love to see walters wife sometime in the future

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frances pierce

What beautiful photos of Jeff and you. I am so happy for you both. I appreciate all the laughs your husband and his wonderful wooden people have given me. I also think you are a very beautiful lady, and your eyes remind me of june carter cash! god bless you both, always.

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Becky

I can see Jeff being the great husband he is! He is my cheer me up when i am down!! Thanks for being such a pilar of inspiration to not Only Your family, but to strangers far and wide!!!!

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Jacquie

How are you feeling? Are the babies growing big in there!

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Tara

Absolutely beautiful, Audrey! I am so happy to have found your blog!

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Tara

Congratulations!

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A'ndrea reimer

I’m so happy for you two! I’m sure the twins will be handsome little guys!

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Denise j

My worst meal is with breakfast. A bagel, or apple – berry danish or big bowl of frosted shredded wheat. All not good, but quick and easy. My daily life is all over the board. What would you suggest for quick, healthy, easy stuff for on the go? Seriously trying, and need, to loose weight but I am not good in the kitchen.
BTW, I was raised on a farm and lived exactly how you wrote it in the blog. Every one should live on a farm, unfortunately us kids maintained and worked the huge garden and mom canned, cooked and we ate. Never taught the importance of preparation or natural healthy ingredients and how to mix, match or cook them. I read your blog daily and appreciate your knowledge and advise. Thank you!

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Audrey Dunham

Hi Denise, Thanks for your comment and kind words. Seems like what’s missing from your breakfast is a bit of protein and/or healthy fat. Try a piece of whole grain toast with nut butter or mashed avocado/salt/pepper on it. Sliced apple with nut butter is really good, too. If you really want to stick with bagels, look for a whole grain kind. They can usually be found in the grocery store.

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Chris CRAMER-sfetku

AUDREY, I LOVE YOUR STORY. YOU TWO ARE FANTASTIC TOGETHER!!! I just got married 2 weeks ago to an old high school friend and feel that happiness and love that you describe. JEFF IS MY MoST favorite COMEDIAN! HE BOUGHT his OLD BLUE prius AT My WORK BUT I DIDN’T GET TO MEET him AND WOULDN’T you know, I’M TAKING MY DAUGHTER TO VEGAS FOR her 21st IN AUGUST AND JEFF IS not PERFORMING THAT WEEKEND HOPEFULLY I WILL GET TO MEET YOU both Someday!

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Dwight Guthrie

I see he loves The batman character . If you’d like I can make a personalized collage for him. Oh by the way I do have 3 batman collages all framed one in glass. Hope to hear back. Thank you for all the laughs Jeff. Take care , Dwight

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Scott young

Im a big fan of jeff and peanutt he is so hilarious

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Scott young

Congrats on the twins

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Bobbie velasquez

Hi Audrey,
I love your site and your posts. Wish i was close so you could be my trainer.
I was in Heidelberg with Steve and ellen. Love them! I have since met your dear mom at our reunion and cant say enough about her.
Keep up the great work you are doing. Its very inspiring and needed.
Congratulations on your twins! Ao exciting.
Take care.
Love ,
Bobbie velasquez

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Leah J.

Didn’t know jeff is a history buff!

Next time you guys are in the Twin Cities I would love to take you on a walking tour of my hometown of Anoka, Mn.
it is drenched in history. One claim to fame is it is the Halloween Capital of the World. True! Look it up! We have the largest and longest of any parade in the state.
I know Gretchen Carlson’s mom personally.
I am friends with a guy who dated Michelle Bachman in high school.
most of the town’s buildings currently standing and in use on Main st. Were built in the late 1880s.
Lots more where that came from.

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Suzanne

What a wonderful tribute to a great guy. i have watched jeff dunham’s shows for years and his humor has gotten me thru a lot of hard times. i am soooo glad to know that the two of you have the kind of love that lasts. it is precious and never to be taken for granted. best wishes to you both.

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Gwen

Do limes have the same benefit? I prefer limes over lemons.

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Karen

this was very cool to see. Thank you for sharing.

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Lois Mitchell

I love your your story about Jeff.I got to him and all his friends a few years ago here in Wichita Falks,Tx. I laughed so hard I had tears in my eyes.i bet he’s a ball to be around.

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kevin doylw

Hi Audrey,

So nice to hear good things. Been watching Jeff for years on TV and this past year, he was playing in conneticut. I so wanted to go but bought my wife tickets to queen at mohegan sun so I couldn’t take both weekends off. Any chance he will be going on tour soon? I live in highland ny with 3 kids so Vegas isn’t possible for ME. Lol. Your a lucky woman

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Carol Fournier

Thank you For sHaring…… It is nice to see all the different sides of Jeff and his family. My 17 year old daughter loves him,I can not wait to share this with her. Thank you again for sharing your life with Us!!!!!!You make a beautiful couple!!!!!!

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Janet Carpenter

i LOVED READING YOUR STORY AND HOW MUCH YOU AND JEFF ARE MADE FOR ONE ANOTHER. i HAVE FOLLOWED JEFF, WATCHING HIS SHOWS ON TV AND OWN HIS DVDS. HE IS AN AMAZING ventriloquist. MY FAVORITE IS PEANUT.
I LEARNED A FEW THINGS FROM YOUR STORY THAT I DID NOT KNOW. AND THANKS FOR SHARING WITH US.
YOU MAKE A GREAT COUPLE. HE IS SO LUCKY TO HAVE SOMEONE AS YOU IN HIS LIFE.
YOU CAN SEE THE LOVE,CARING,PASSION FOR EACH OTHER IN ALL OF YOUR PICS.
tHANK YOU FOR SHARING A PART OF YOUR LIFE WITH JEFF DUNHAM.

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Mercedes

It must be amazing visiting so many places!! If Jeff is so curious about old places and buildings, you should visit Hot springs, sd. We ARE ONLY An Hour From Rapid city, sd. He’s done a show there before. He’d enjoy all of the scenery and old BUILDINGS here!
I love watching JEFF’s shows! He’s so hilarious!

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Stormie Jones

I have to say that was one of the most touching things i have ever read! I am a huge fan of your husbands that could recite every one of his videos word for word, joke for joke and probably use one or another on a daily basis in my own life! it is truly awesome of you to share with us a little part of your amazing but ordinary life. thank you so much for this beautiful tribute. you ma’am have gained yourself a huge fan now also!

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Bob singer

i would give my left (anything) to have a wife or girlfriend talk about me like you talk about jeff, audrey, he is a lucky man !!

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Barbara therrien

You are one very luCky ladY…does he have a brother he may not know about? I’d like to meet hiM if he does lol. Jeff is a great comedian. And if he is anything in person the way he is on stage, hang on to him girl! Guys like him don’t Come around that often.. looking For a small achmed, peanut, and walter to put on my bookshelf in my lab office. That would be so cool! My very best wishes for you and jeff for a long and happy like together…

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Jenn Rockefeller

Audrey,
I love visiting your site and reading your uplifting messages. This is a great message to always keep in mind. I’ve had bad times too, and it’s always good to know that “this too shall pass” and that things will get better.

Thank you for sharing your life with us. I Have been a huge fan of jeff’s since his days of performing at small comedy clubs, like bananas in fort Lee. Nj. I even met him once and got an autographed talking Walter doll! I wish you and Jeff all the best that life has to offer.

As always,
jenn

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Ceri

not onl is yo hu fu but hes als luc you both Ha a Beautiful relationship and it is Amazing , i love watching your husbands show but this Is even better than seeing him on stage

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Jannah

egg white omelettes instead of regular omelettes!

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Jo

hi audrey,
these EXERCISES sound great, OnE question though.. I already have a lower back Complaint so find the plank very painful, is there a way i can tweek the exercise So its less painful, yet effective?!

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Karen Brint

I HAVE ALWAYS USED A MONITOR AND i LOVE THAT IT GIVES ME INSTANT FEEDBACK. IT’S ALSO NICE TO KNOW THAT YOU DON’T HAVE TO KILL YOURSELF FOR A WORKOUT TO BE EFFECTIVE!

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Amy

What if you’ve had a back injury that enables your ability to walk (paraplegic). Are there additional ways to keep working on your core to stay in shape?

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Zeta

Congratulations.! Been following your wonderful husband for years, he is fantastic, have any and all videos televised that i can find. you are dearly blessed.

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Jamie

My mom has preached so much of what you say for as long as I remember. Good job

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JEN

Hi Audrey!
Thanks for taking the time to explain this. When someone Is looking into changing the way they and their families eat this is a great article and very informative. The other thing I pay close attention to is the amount of sodium in each product.

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shannon

that is so awsome so happy that mr dunham found you he is realy great love him but not as much as you do lol thanks for making me laugh all the time jeff!!!

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Shanna Poet

Aww congrats! <3

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Francine

I Love Chicken With Sauces An SPICES. I Love Onion Soup With THE Cheese. I Love SALADS With DRESSING. Boy I THINk I’m SCREWED.Y IS It Some People Hafta WATCH THEIR Weight When Others PIG Out On THE Foods We Aren’t ALLOWED Ta Eat OR We’re Going Ta GAIN 5 Pounds From 1 SLICE Of Cheese. I Love Ta Cook An BAKE. But I WANNA Be Smart About It But every Time I READ A ARTICLE On Healthy Foods THERE TAKING SOMETHING Else Away From ME. I’m Ready Ta Jump Off THE Healthy Wagon An Jump On THE FATTY Wagon. ALL THERE ARTICLES R DISCOURAGING ME.

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Bobbie velasquez

What can be done today do not put off until tomorrow.

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Bobbie velasquez

thank you for this post. You are so right and we need to be very patient with changing this mindset. All these diets reaaly cause more problems with the whole issue of weight. They set you up for failure so you can buy their next diet book. Such an unhealthy racket that us poor females, especially, have been bombarded with. Thank you for making it so clear and clean. The images you created were so relaxing and peaceful.
Take care!

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Kathi korn

Wonderful article. Great explanation of the differEnces between the two. Love Your website. Look forward to future articles

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Audrey Dunham

Thanks very much, Kathi!

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Barb Johnston

I was interested in knowing which bread you found that you felt was healthy. I have been eating Killer Dave’s bread as it seems to have healthy ingredients but am unsure if it is the best I can find. I would love to know your recommendation for this. thank you and really enjoy reading your blog.

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Janice Hartmann

Thank you for sharing your delightful human struggle wtih us, Audrey. You are a gem of inspiration for us who struggle daily to control our weight and eat right. I found it interesting to read how you never ate steamed, roasted, or cooked veggitables and couldn’t even tolerate the smell of them. i suffer from migraines, however my second trimester they went away for the rest of my pregnenacy, which was the best part, plus all the energy i had. hang in there! BTW, i’m not yelling (with all caps) for some reason it will not allow me to change the font. you are doing remarkably well, and I look forward to reading more of your journey and the birth of your twin boys! all the best of life! janice

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Shannon

Excited to hear more Audrey! Hope EVERYTHING continues to go smoothly- iM sorry to hear youve run into difficulties before, but now its paid off with your tWo little Boys coming!
Heres to Healthy trimesters and a safe delivery!

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Zeta

congratulations to you, Audrey. Your journal is inspiring.

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Kathi korn

Thanks for adding this wonderful giggle to my day. Dont beat yourself up to bad, my boss is pregnant and we went from ‘lets have something healthy for lunch ….to i want pancakes now! Rest well, be happy and keep writing…

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alison manzinger

Yes Audrey, you are very blessed to have 3 loving step-daughters and a great man by your side. , & now with twins on the way. god has definitely blessed you.

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Audrey Dunham

I couldn’t agree more. I count my blessings every day. Thank you for those sweet words, Alison!

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Dottie

i have watched jeff dunham for years on comedY central and followed his suCcess, but i habe never seen such light in his eyes and bounce in his step as hes had since he met and married audrEy. Its wonderful news that you ate having twins and i can only say the jokes and show shoulf be very interesting moVing forward. Much happiness to your terrific family .

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Audrey Dunham

Thank you VERY much for those kind words, Dottie!

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Larry Colombo

you are a saint. Thanks for the advice. I know this will come in handy.

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Kenna Durham

Thank you for the information. .. now to convince my husband to take a vacation is a whole other story! Lol

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Shannon

So cool Audrey: i was in Newport on fathers Day with my family too! We spent the day mostly at creScent bay, a small Secret Beach with access to tide pools near a cliffside neighborhood. Not too far away there is a Sixties themed rubys we had dinner at. Its “totally rad!”

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Laura

Thanks for sharing Audrey. I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog. Looking forward to more.

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Audrey Dunham

Thank you, Laura!!

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Shannon

Not that same one- i guess i’ll start adding my last initial if tHere’s more of me!

I never get tired of looking at how perfect you guys are together!
CAn’t wait till august 22nd; ill be the one swinging around a Peanut doll from the mezzanine!!!!

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Dottie

Great Update, its so heartwarming to see jeff with you and his girls. Im a workaholoc myself and i know how hard it is to stay away from those ipads, smart phones anD laptops when on vacation. :-(. You look great and jeff is just beaming with Pride. His girls have really grown into beautiful young ladies, inside and out! Keep the updates coming, we love them

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Ann

Audrey congrats on the twins. I
I

am a big fan of jeffs. My FAVORITE. Charecter is
Peanut

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Lindsay

I just read the news About Your pregnancy! When i wEnt to your instagram page I saw you had a blog so I immediately came over. Congrats to you & Jeff! Pregnancy Does do strange things to our bodies doesnt it. I loved this post!

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Larry Colombo

Thank you for sharing this important information.

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Shannon

Good to Know…i just have to get in the habit of checking labels on thE junk food i buy!

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Victoria

Nice job ! For the first TIME I TRULY UNDERSTAND THE TOPIC.

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Audrey Dunham

Thanks for this, Victoria! It took me a while to get it all (somewhat) straight myself!

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Shannon

Sounds good! Might do my own take on this for tomorrow or anytime this summer!

BTw how’s pregnancy treatin’ ya? Must Be amazing whenever you guys feel them kicking huh?

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Rose

Except for the dislike or horseradish, I agree completely!

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Nina

So with you on your list. Nothing better than Farmers Markets and Gone With The Wind!

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melissa newton

You hit it on the dislike list. And on the like I can side with you on 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9.

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Courtney

Why do you dislike horseradish? That’s an interesting dislike. I’m in total agreement about mysterious wet objects. It is so gross especially when you have kids and you really have no idea and it’s probably a bodily fluid…ew. I also agree with the old sponges. I hate to use sponges at other people’s homes because I never know how old it is

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pat Ferryman

I am with you on several. I loved Jeff’s show when he was doing the college circuit. Say in in the early 90’s. Liked his early shows on tv I have all the dvd’s. Don’t like that his cussing is increasing in the show where it isn’t needed to make a point. I saw in twice in person and my daughter goes with her family when he in in Bakersfield. So we are long time fans.

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Anne

Amazing!!! I keep these ingredients on hand and just toss together for my own “reward” for a good workout!!! Audrey, THANK YOU!!!

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Anne

Thanks for clearing up that mystery for me!!! You’re making things so easy for me when I hit the store!!! HUGE Thank You for making the complex seem so simple!!!!

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Jamie Mesta

I agree on many of those! The sponge thing also goes for handtowels that never get washed. Come on people, they aren’t for show, they are to be used, and must be washed regularly, even if they dont look dirty.

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Katie Maniaci

I actually like horseradish, but otherwise, agreed on every single point.

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Anne

“Muppet Christmas Carol” is a staple in our house while we are decorating for Christmas!!! Ever since the kids were little!!! Totally agree with the “mysteriously wet” & sponges, but it goes for dish rags too!! Totally spot on with the likes & dislikes!

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Shannon

I agree with markets and street fairs! Dark chocolate yes, but no nuts at all…LOVE the Muppet Christmas Carol!
I love all kinds I animals!

I can’t even stand the smell of horseradish, and hate not knowing wht made something wet…ugh!
Cannot stand typos, especially on things I publish!
Any food that leaks and makes something smell…buh-bye!

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Jean Thomas

Hi Audrey,

First, I just want to say love you both! And congrats on the twins!

I’m an older woman and have resently taken an interest in nutrition. I loved your information about bread. I was just wondering how you feel about using almond or coconut flour instead of the wheat?

I am also trying to go gluten free. Could you explain the non-GMO?
Thanks Jean

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Julie Winrow

Hi Audrey firstlt congrats on your little ones, you must both be very happy.
I am a type 1 diabetic of over 40 years, now retired from our national health service, since then my weight had increased to 86 kilos, i have managed to get it down to 76, by trying to cut carbs (i have an insulin pump so i can do this). i find it hard to excersise due to problems with shoulders and neuropathy in legs, im a sucker for chocolate too, im a bit stuck and could really do with some help,slimming organizations in england are horrified as soon as i say Diabetic. can you give me any advice please.

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Anne

Love to read your sight!!! Thanks so much for the simple common sense approach to healthy eating that can get so lost in this world of “eat this-don’t eat that”. Finally feel like I’m going to the store & shopping right! Esp the BREAD!!!!!

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Larry

the horseradish thing is a deal breaker for me. I love it.

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Chris J.

Great article Audrey! The ConVention is such a highlight for ventriloquists around the world and Jeff being there and gracious with his time makes it that much more exciting. The Vent Haven IS a wonderful place and the board and staff do a knock out job taking care of the legacy of W.S. Berger. I love the t-shirts for the babies, those are adorable! You all look great!

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Shannon

Ok if those two are comin with you next year, you’ll definitely see me there!
Not a good ventriloquist but I’ll manage somehow…

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Dottie

Great article Audrey 🙂
the pictures of Jeff as a youngest are gorgeous. With your looks and his, those baby boys will be absolutely adorable. I watch one of Jeff’s documentaries on the making of his ventriloquial figures and it is amazing the work and effort that goes into the characters, even before they become fan favorites.. Keep up the good work and enjoy these moments before you have “little ones” in the house.. 🙂

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Kel

Awesome article! I have only been weighing myself once a month on the 1st. I found I was getting myself too worked up & stressed over that stupid number when I weighed in more often. I mainly use how my clothes fit along with monthly measurements. I just bought a scale that does the body fat thing so I may have to bump up the weigh ins to every 2 weeks. We’ll see if I can handle that without stressing too much 🙂

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AmY budrow

The sponge thing is a big problem in our home. I decided a long time ago to teach my boys to clean house and to participate in the upkeep of the home. Therefor they will sometimes leave a wet, not cleaned sponge out to become discusting! So I either throw it away OR throw it in the dishwasher with the load! Sometimes on bad ones I spray them with bleach first. In fact we have made it a habit to just throw it in with each load! 9 times out of 10 it is sanitized and good as new!
And I want to thank you for the spell check feature on the comments for your blog! It’s helps with the typo dislike ?

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Tammy burkholder

Wish I could find out how to post the pic that I had taken of you and Jeff & myself at the vent convention this year. Thanks again.

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Mark Merchant

Always a pleasure to see you at VentHaven or on the road! As I told Jeff when I saw him this year, he continues to lift up the ART of ventriloquism. Proud to have known him for a longggg time and happy you two are growing your family! Congratulations Audrey! Now I need to go eat healthy and avoid GERD!

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DArla

We live in the mountains and have well water. For about a year we have been drinking alkaline water, but now I’m hearing it’s not to great because the minerals have been removed. Should we be drinking alkalinity water, well water, spring water??? What are your thoughts about all this. Any knowledge you can share with us would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Debbie

This smoothie sounds tasty….and with our So. CA weather warming up…something cold (and nutritious) would be great.

I usually don’t eat a lot when it’s hot outside so I am sure I’m missing a lot of what my body needs. So something cold to fend off the heat is great! All I usually drink is ice water or iced green tea. Gave up soda five years ago…so I needed to find something aside from water.

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AmY budrow

This is a great post! I love to cook,BAKE, and eat! Thanks for the sound advice. I’ve often said it’s time I break up with food. But that’s not good either because I love food. I personally will be re-reading this post as I feel like I need to be reminded of the healthy balance for my body and my mind regarding food.

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Audrey Dunham

Thanks for the comment, Amy! I know how you feel… it’s so easy to say “This is it! No more dessert. And this time I mean it.” But then we end up miserable and falling off the wagon because we feel so deprived. Been there, done that… a million times. Being conscious of how much we’re eating and whether or not we actually really want that next bite is all we really need to do. It can take practice, though, so it’s important that we’re patient with ourselves.

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Jessica S

I’ve always slept with a fan since I was five. Not only keeping it cool in my room. The sound of the fan drowns out a lot of noise. I find it soothing. Also I’ve started having dark black curtains in my room as well. I even stopped having a clock in my room. I use my cell phone alarm clock. I also find the sound of a ticking clock helps me fall asleep.

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GiGi Eats Celebrities

Grilled Onions = THE BEST!!!

Hummus = I will eat WAY TOO MUCH, and eating too much will NOT equate to fat loss, even though that is not my goal right now – ha!

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Sandy

Thanks for this info. very helpful and important. Love your site. follow you (and your funny husband and the “little people”.) Saw him a few years back in Reading Pa . Brilliant. You two make such a great couple. Best to you both and the soon to be arrivals.. They are lucky little babys!!!

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Olivia

Great tips for my kitchen, but being in the UK we are advised to keep our eggs out of the fridge as the chickens are already vaccinated against salmonella. But I will definitely be investing in a meat temp checker as I do a lot of cooking in a slow cooker over long periods of time, so it will be useful rather than just guessing! Great website, and I love your tips and information, it’s helped get a diet more on track.

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olivia

Hummus is amazing on everything and so easy to make at home as well. I add some garlic to mine to add that extra flavour and the additional lemon. Great list, thanks.

I also love Balsamic Vinegar, but is that terribly bad for you?

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Shannon

Hooray for everybody! Saturday was so much fun, and I was so excited when Jeff introduced you and the girls. You all looked fantastic!

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Audrey Dunham

Thank you, Shannon!!

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Sandy wummer

You are looking great Audrey. What an exciting time. I bet it was fun taping. Dont think most people realize the work that goes into it all. Cant wait to see the final result!

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Mark Merchant

Congratulations on all the success! Remind Jeff that behind any successful comedy ventriloquist is a wonderful wife who refuses to be manipulated! (Just ask my wife Cindy!) G-d Bless both of you and the two boys inside you!
Mark Merchant

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CS Calkins

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Conrad Hartz

So proud of you two! Thanks for elevating our art.

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Patty Davidson

Thanks for sharing! This looks like a lot or work, but so fun! Good luck with the twins, Audrey! You look amazing!

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Duane Echols

I’ve been a Ventriloquist for 57years, and I’ve seen many Vents who’ve attempted to raise the Bar in this Art…..Jeff has created a whole New Bar!!! Very proud of you Mr.Dunham!!

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Larry colombo

Great article Audrey. Thank you for taking the time to publish this. I am very excited to see the TV version coming up. That Thursday morning will be like Christmas for me.
Motherhood is doing you justice as you still look great.
My best to the entire Dunham family.
Thanks for sharing.

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Jo

Wow! This sounds amazing.. A definite must to try at the weekend. Thank you for sharing 🙂

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Olivia

I always ask for new potatoes instead of fries as they are healthier even though I know they are carbs, but I always find they fill me up more.

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Julie wilkes

This sounds delicious I love apples and anything cinnamon! Thanks!

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Shannon

Absolutely love the week by week pics- my cousin did the same thing.

Such sweet shots of you and Jeff…the anticipation is killing me!!

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Olivia

You seem to be doing great. I am not a multiple but they run in my family so I have seen my fair share of cousins go through the period. And they all say the same thing. It’s worth it when you hold that tiny person in your arms at the end of it. Love the blogs (you made me buy a smoothie maker fyi!) Please keep it up!

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Emma

Thank you for this delicious recipe, Audrey! I tried it last night and it was both delicious and very easy. I’ll be turning to you for more great ideas throughout the fall season 🙂

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Dawn

It really has, thank you! I don’t like making myself crazy with the “latest media and science scares”, because it all goes in the direction they want. But, I am very big on farmers’ rights. They keep us alive and all.

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Not only vinegar is good to clean with. Using baking soda to clean as well. And peroxide as well. My mom has stopped using cleaning chemicals and uses just those three thing to clean with. And things look wonderful without that chemical smell in the house, That’s the best way to clean.

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Best thing about loving someone and being loved is keeping it real. They will have flaws and imperfections. Love them as well. Never try and change someone and never change for someone else. My Mum used to always tell me this……

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Jeanine

I love the smell of oranges, so I keep a mason jar half filled with vinegar. Whenever someone has an orange, I put the peels in the jar. When I need a cleaner refill, I just strain out the peels, pour into the bottle, and add more vinegar tothe halfway point, then fill with water. Start over again with a half jar of vinegar. I have 4 kids so orange peels are always available.

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Joan Bian

So happy you have this website…looks great! My husband Gene was in class with you at the Culinary Institute in NY several years ago! Congratulations on the eminent (it looks like)arrival of your twin boys! Joanie Bian

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Audrey Dunham

Thanks, Joan! Please tell Gene I said “hello!”

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trader joes salted pumpkin spice caramels. Really? That’s freakin awesome!!!

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Audrey Dunham

I must confess – I haven’t tried these yet, but they are on my list of pumpkin treats to try!

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Shannon

Probably will also be your favorite time once those little guys are born!
BTW not to get personal, but are you going naturally? Sorry I’m just so fascinated by pregnancy!

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Susan andres

I love beets, very ripe melons and green apples, because they are low in sugar. I am a huge fan of brussel sprouts also. My mom was german and they grow their own vegetables.

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Roy white

I appreciate getting your blog via Facebook. Fall is my favorite season. We are getting some great apples from the Shenandoah Valley at present. The various squash are also available a our farmers’ market. Looking forward to hearing about the arrival of the twins.

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Katie

Iove reading your blogs. Will there be recipes? I love the fall too!! Iv struggled up and down with my weight I lost 120 before I got preg any I have 10 to go but it was worth it!cant wait to see all your fall blogs!

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Anna

Vinegar is a great product to clean with! It is easier on household items such as floors and counters and it won’t have the chemical smell that lingers.

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Audrey Dunham

Scales can be tough, that’s for sure! Stick with the once a month idea if you start to feel anxiety creeping up.

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Susan andres

I read each and every thing you post Audrey. Deep breathing has helped with my trouble with anxiety and sometimes with depression. Closing my eyes and deep breathing while meditating also helps. Thank you,
Susan

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Renee

I only gained 15pds with my first and 13pds with my second but I also had hyperemesis gravidia which did not help. Like you though Audrey I also exercised and did some light running to stay in shape. My job with my first was very physical as I worked as a punch press operator so I loaded huge coils of steal into presses and punched out parts for Ford and GM. I worked as a quality control specialist with my second pregnancy but I was still active. I can say that with keeping active and being fit during both pregnancies I did not suffer from the inevitable tummy issues that some women have to deal with and with both my pregnancies I never looked pregnant because my abs held my munchkins in. My girls weighed 7pds 9 ozs and 7pds 10ozs and both were over 20 inches long. Both were born c-section, my oldest because she was in distress due to me not dilating past 4 and my littlest because I felt it was the safest option for both her and I. I am happy that you have been able to keep your exercise routine going and that you still eat healthy and I wish you a safe birth and healthy twins!

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Shannon

Good to know- I’ve had my share of overrating, but also under eating.

Any tips for someone whose sometimes picky with what to snack on?

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alison manzinger

You touched on a lot of good pts but a few more would be we as a society forgot family time, not sitting down at an actual dinner table, we’re too busy with stuff, put the fork down after each bite. Also the time that we eat. To early can cause hunger 2- 3 hrs later. being diabeitic, I get hungry, so in talking with a nurse apple with peanut butter around 7:30 – 8:00 pm ok. Not eating for 12 -13 hrs not always good for you. space between meals

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Bob rumba

Thanx for your advice all good & I would only eat what Jeff had at the State Fair if paramedics were near by for .,,,,,,,,,,……., Clear pa boom Clear. ………

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Sarah

Vinegar is also a great defense for ants..they hate the stuff! Living in Florida made it a must to find something natural to combat them and vinegar did the trick!

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Tom McQueen

Audrey, you got a wonderful blog and deep insight of your family. I first watched Jeff on tv couple years ago. My mouth open like I couldnt believe this is my favorite thing in my life. I thought about myself talking to stuff animals and understood what it was telling me. Jeff opened my mind about trying to do something like what he was doing. It hard because I am Deaf and wanted it to sign back to me 🙂 I plan to buy this kit soon so I can learn myself. My goal is to meet you both one day and share my concept with him. I also want to learn more about better nutrients to improve my health. Thankful I have two people to look up to. Congratulations on your twin boys. Love Peanut and Walter they make me laugh. Could you ask Jeff if he could bring ALF on the stage one day? He my favorite and wish to see more of him too. Thanks You Tom McQueen

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Linda

I stumbled upon your blog, and was drawn to it. Me & my husband have been fans of Jeff’s for years. I remember in some of his acts hearing about his divorce, and feeling so sad. I thought here is this adorable, hilarious man entertaining so many people while going through such a difficult time in his own personal life. I really wished for him that he’d meet someone and find love again. He obviously has and it looks marvelous on him. Clearly his new life agrees with him. Best of luck to you both with your precious twins. Parenthood is so beautiful especially when you’re lucky enough to share it with your soul mate.

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mariaraposo

Unfortunately I don’t get comedy central anymore, but I did watch nbc special and I <3 it he was amazing. Jeff is always amazing when I watch his shows im a huge fan . Congrats to u both on your beautiful baby boys. Have always wanted to watch him in person.

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ANDI

Omg…..easiest and best dessert EVER!! Teaching my 9 and 7yr olds to bake, they made these and it us easy, and deeeelish! Thanks for this amazing recipe!

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Rhonda

I am a mom of twins & just love reading your pregnancy & health blogs. Although, my babies are 11, you never forget what you go through to bring healthy babies into your world. I wish you & Jeff much success together as parents & hope motherhood is all you imagine it will be & MORE!!! All The Best??

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Alison Roser

Started reading this on Sunday. Receipes look good n i like to cook. Look forward to getting info on weight loss. I currently am a member of TOPS take pounds off sensibly. Lost inches n some pound but not a hugh amount. Need to step up excecise but am cautious of r knee. Have a good week.

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Theresa

Congratulations Audrey I am so happy for you and Jeff can,t wait to see more new show of Jeff and to see some recipes for healthy eating I bet you have some good ones can,t wait to make them myself again congratulations

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Nicole

I had a baby 4 months ago and I have decided to change my eating style to lose the baby weight and have been craving sweets the entire time. I found this and fell in love instantly. Very little sugar but still a nice sweet treat. Love it. Thank you so much.

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I am also a ventriloquist and I met you the first time about 6 years ago when he came to vent Haven convention what I like most about Jeff is he is approachable and normal just like the boy next door. My husband and me enjoyed his sense of humor peanut is my favorite! I really find it fascinating about building the helicopter from scratch. I hope that you have got him to quit swearing so much in his show! And I am praying that both you and Jeff would come to know the Jesus that died for you. I also have twins. I got pregnant in Glacier National Park we prayed for a boy and a girl full term no pain and over 5 pounds each got answered all our prayers He’s so much fun. I pray that your boys would be healthy and strong and protect it from the paparazzi and the fans and be able to enjoy everyday life. Thank you your both a blessing.

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JoAnn

Audrey,
I think it’s wonderful that you started this blog. I’m excited to see what you have in store for us its like having my own personal nutritionist. Will you also be putting any excercising tips as well?
On a personal note in every picture I have seen of you with Jeff your smile is beautiful and you can tell you are so happy. Congratulations on the twins. I’m sure you are a wonderful mom. Its the best gift in the world.

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CANDY OLSON

Audrey…you are gorgeous! And such an inspiration to us all. I’m 53 yr old, both my children are grown and a grandma of 2 beautiful grandsons. Jeff is my ultimate favorite. Someday we will get to go see him in Vegas.. (hopefully if my job works outs so we will have the money.)
I love reading your blogs. I couldn’t be happier to see such a deserving happy couple together. Jeff is an awesome entertainer and you both have such a beautiful family. God bless all of you and the boys first Christmas. What a Christmas blessing ♡♡

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Bob Isaacson

Again, Audrey & Jeff, congratulations on the beautiful boys. Thanks for the “journey of your pregnancy “. Very well written. Love to all…….old, “Uncle Bob”

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Shannon

Loved reading this…good to remember when I have my own babies. Not for a couple years though!

Looking forward to hearing more about your experiences!

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Angie

A special congratulations on 2 precious gifts from God.
My husband and I just had our second child 8 mos ago, also a boy. Our daughter is 16 yrs old and yes there’s just a little age gap there, lol.
It was never our plan to have such a gap between our kids but Gods timing is not ours and honestly as usual His timing is perfect. Yes, me and my husband are older but thats ok.
And yes being pregnant at an older age did have some effects. I understand about the retaining water, swelling and the other aches and pains/ discomfort. I had alot more of those during this pregnancy then with our daughter. There were night when I paced the floor all night because I couldn’t get comfortable to go to sleep. I even tried sleeping sitting up in the recliner or couch nope didn’t work. But on March 17th 2015 all that changed because our son was born by c-section because my fram is to small for either of my kids to fit. He is healthy and adorable and a blessing just as our daughter is. I pray God continue to bless you, Jeff and your whole blended extended family. Have a blessed day!

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Karen

Congratulations on the birth of your twins they are a bundle of joy

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Liz

So very true. Not only was I hungry all the time, but I couldn’t be around raw or cooking meat. Don’t miss that. As far as being hot, I believe they messed up my internal temperature. I remember walking out into negative temperatures in only a light jacket and feeling fine.

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Heather

i had to laugh as i read this blog; i remember this all too well. by the end of my pregnancy w/my boys; i was wearing my hubby’s shirts/shorts (he is a size 3X); refused to buy bigger clothes. Just walking to the bathroom would invoke a need for a nap. My boys are now 16 yrs old and the joy of my life. enjoy; they grow quickly. Congrats to you and Jeff (love him btw).

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Audrey, your latest blog about being pregnant was a wonderful and sensitive essay. Not once did I shudder from “TMI”(!) I am an experienced “grandpa” so if in your travels you pass through Virginia, I can offer babysitting. I worked in a Salvation Army child care center in Oakland when I was in seminary–caring for infants and toddlers. Now we have three grandchildren. And…I am retired. I work cheap–some of your homemade cookies should suffice.?

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judi

So happy for you both..Enjoy the show your husband puts on..enjoy your new site…waiting for Jeff to come to Mi.for a show..Happy Hoildays to you both…

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Roy white

I think Jeff uses a straw to drink red wine to avoid staining his teeth. Makes sense to me.

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Deb

This is good advice for not only the holidays, but for life… All things in moderation! Balance is everything. I am a diabetic and I know from experience that depriving yourself of foods completely can have the opposite effect that you are looking for. Great advice for the holidays!

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Marge

Audrey,

Thanks so much for the health tips. My husband and I decided last December 1 to lose 30 lbs. We loved our carbs! I know this wasn’t a great time of year to start but by May we had both done it with diet and exercise. I’ve gained a couple of pounds over the last several months but don’t want to go to that guilty place again so your tips have been very timely for me. Moderation is also the key to living a healthy life. Keep these tips coming and let Jeff know he’s has never looked better with his weight loss. He is obviously very happy in life. So happy for you guys! So much to be thankful for.

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Thank you for this great information. I am always looking for sensible and easy approaches to my food struggles thank you again

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Shannon

My sister is actually making pumpkin French toast! I hope it tastes like pumpkin bread 🙂

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Audrey Dunham

Sounds amazing!!

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Vanessa Jones

Greetings from Conesus, NY!

First of all congratulations on your twin blessings, second…I love your blog (thank you!) and finally do I need to use the asparagus as my body reacts to it in an unpleasant way? Is there an alternative for the asparagus that I can use? Thank you and please have a safe and wonderfully blessed New Year!

Best Regards,
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Audrey Dunham

Hi Vanessa! You can absolutely leave out the asparagus. Even if all you had was the dandelion root tea and the two or three of the other ingredients you’d still be able to create a drink that would do the body good. Happy New Year and thanks for the kinds words!

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I had to laugh at the swimming comment. By the time I hit 25 weeks, I could no longer find my knees with mine!! I mean, REALLY??? Carrying around what I can only describe to non twin moms as ” an octopus on caffeine” another twin mom I voted me for a swim. So Shamu hit the water. Holy buoyancy, Batman!! Zero gravity and all three of us were note comfortable!!!

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Krista

I can’t believe how easy and delicious this recipe is, I tried it with almonds too.
These nuts were the hit of my Christmas and New Years gatherings.
Thank you so much for sharing.

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Charlotte Graves

Audrey,
Thanks for the awesome recipe! How often can you drink this? Does it last in the refrigerator? Thank you so very much!

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Jennifer Payne

Do you freeze your celery or keep in your fridge?

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Audrey Dunham

Definitely keep it in the fridge. Celery does not do well in the freezer (I learned that the hard way!)

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At what time I need to take it, and how many times

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Amy Rudzik

Audrey, what if I am unable to find cocoanut oil, is there another oil?

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jessica hummel

Is there a diet and exercise plan you recommend. Cause I got to.fit in a size 14 wedding gown. And also for the hubby to be a bikkin and sexy nighties. And you have a very sweet husband and funny to. I got to see him preform live December.31

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Jamie Mesta

Love that you used the frozen squash. I love my frozen veggies. So easy to keep on hand. This looks great.

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Dana Barnum

Audrey…I just got back from the store, and of course I forgot something! I forgot the cranberries. What are the properties in cranberries that made you choose then for this drink, and could/should anything be used in its place? I have a large variety of fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables on hand, so, I was just wondering. Thank you for your time!

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Trisha

Saw Jeff’s show in Ottawa last night and he plugged your Facebook/Instagram accounts saying you had good recipes and healthy living information, so I checked it out. Can’t wait to try this recipe – it sounds delicious!!

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TracY

I hardly eat squash because most types are a pain to cut, so I’m happy to know now to look for it frozen!

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Teresa

If I made the tea and mix it half and half with cranberry juice twice a day would it work ok?

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Audrey Dunham

The problem with most cranberry juices is that they typically contain a ton of added sugar. One thing you may want to try is adding plain lemon juice to the tea (fresh or bottled) along with about 5 – 10 drops of liquid stevia. Liquid stevia can be easily found online and at Whole Foods market.

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Leslie B

Hey Audrey, Dale and I had this for lunch yesterday, it was great. Very satisfying with few ingredients. I substituted acorn squash, because I had it on hand and it worked just fine.

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Audrey Dunham

So glad you guys liked it, Leslie!! Great idea on the acorn squash – I’ll have to try that.

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donna dexter

I’m growing many different squash varieties this year. I’ve chunked and canned winter squash and dried summer and winter to store. I never thought to cube and freeze. I’ll have to look into that process.

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Olivia

What great tips, so easy and simple to follow. I have had a life long battle with my weight and I know deep down it is mind over matter, its about a lifestyle change rather than fad diets. I love your blog for making everything easier to understand, the way you break it down to basics so us non nutrition specialists can understand.

Please keep up the good work on the blog, though I know you are a busy new Mom to two gorgeous boys, you have a loyal following here who love hearing your words.

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Melody

I just had twin boys may 2015. Ezra and Jace melt my heart and our 4 yr old loves them so much . thank you for this blog. I found ot by accident but will definitely keep reading it. Congrats on the double bundle.

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Karen A. Landram

I was just wondering was the best diet or lift style change for a person with diabetes. Am tired all the time and have no energy at all and have to drink energy drinks just to make through the day and by the end of the day am too worn out to keep up with my housework. The only place to that I need to loose weight is around my mid section. Now I have high blood pressure to along with my diabetes and my aching body. Please help I don’t know what to do plus don’t have energy to even do exercise. Any information would be great!! You and your husband Jeff are amazing people! Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Karen A. Landram

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Sherrie

Thanks for the tips. Looking forward to a great and healthier 2016.

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Melody

It is super hard woth the twins to try and get a workout in. Everytime i think we are on a schduele turns out nope they just deviate from it and before i know it my day ihas gotten away from me. It also doesnt help im stuck in Silverdale WA and its grey and rainy all the time. Any tips?

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Jennifer Campbell

These are so good and so easy! Just 3 ingredients! My husband ask me to make them almost every night since I discovered the recipe.

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Stephaine Birchwood

Great post. Thanks for the read.

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Caitlin Richmond

This could not have been posted at a better time! I’ve gotten the first few symptoms of a cold coming on, today, the same day my sister in law went into labor! Must fight this off to meet my new nephew!

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Shannon

Well it was too late to prevent it because I caught it so fast…my cousin’s little boy had the sniffles and passed it on to me and my sister.

Had to weather the storm, but at least I can reference all these tips for next time a bug comes my way!

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Mandy

Thank you Audrey for sharing your story. It’s very inspirational and I think everyone can relate to a piece of your story somehow. I was also very active and skinny till my mid 20s and even though my doctors don’t tell me to lose weight I get depressed and frustrated trying to get back to how I was before the 2 kids and constantcsit down job came along. *sigh*

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Mandy

Thank you Audrey for sharing your story. I think most of us can relate to a part of this story, even if its a little. I was active and skinny through my entire school life, weighing in at 98lbs when I graduated with wash board abs, sadly I have none of that anymore. I have a full time sit down job and had 2 kids, now 9 and 8. I’ve struggled to get back to what I used to have and no success but not giving up just yet!

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Sarah

Any further suggestions for carb cravings? I’m finding if I eat mostly protein during the day, I feel HANGRY all the time. When I supplement some empty carbs, I feel more satisfied. But I’m confused when it comes to what is a better carb choice. Any thoughts?

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Audrey Dunham

Hi Sarah, A no carb, high protein diet will make anyone hangry, for sure! Instead, try incorporating carbs but the high fiber/whole grain type such as oatmeal, brown rice, sweet potatoes, sprouted bread, quinoa and beans. Don’t restrict or go overboard, just have normal serving sizes with your meals. Load up on the vegetables and go for one to two servings of fruit per day. If you like avocado, have 1/4 – 1/2 an avocado per day. Balance and moderation is the way to go!

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jennie

Audrey I love reading your tips. i’m sticking to low carb low sugar diet. I’m doing well with eating sweet potatoes and whole grain breads and wraps. My problem is the little cheats, I grab a french fry or two from my husbands plate or i take a bite of my grandson’s pancakes and maple syrup when i make him breakfast. But after reading your tips, i think i’m not losing because i’m drinking diet pepsi all day instead of water( i hate it) and i go to bed around 2am and start my day around 8am. also i like my wine, white zin, I just joined a gym, haven’t even started going yet. i hope i can get rid of some of this wait from your tips, they sound great. thanks so much. keep your tips coming. I just love you and jeff, you’re both such great people.

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Shannon

I love me some salmon and broccoli! I can’t get enough guacamole and I always put spinach in when I go to the salad bar.

Mom told me she loved eating pomegranate seeds as a kid; reminded her of bubble wrap from the pop!

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CINDY

This is also a good reminder to be mindful of what you feed your pets. Always make sure that meat is the first ingredient. It’s amazing how many pet foods have a corn products listed first.

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Dan

Do you have any suggestions on the food you should eat while training for a marathon?

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Mike

Congrats on both of you I’m a big fan

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Trisha

I add cocoa powder to my pancake batter (it replaces some of the flour). The boys love it, it seems like a treat! I also throw in thinly sliced bananas to add some sweetness.

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Audrey Dunham

Great idea! I’ll have to try that.

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Jeff dunham

Great blog, sweetie! Mmmmmmmm….
And hey! It’s a Charlie McCarthy spoon!

I LOVE AUDREY

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Audrey Dunham

Thank you, love!! And yes, hope you don’t mind – I borrowed one of your spoons!

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jennie

thank you Audrey, this sounds fantastic. i am going to put it in every thing i am a chocoholic and it is so hard to be good. love you guys.

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Cora

I just saw Jeff last Sunday on Valentine’s Day in Philly and he was Awesome. Just want to saw that Jack and James are really cute. I also saw Jeff last year in Vegas at Planet Hollywood. I watch him when he is on tv. My favorite puppet is Peanut. Take care.

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Cora

Just saw Jeff on Valentine’s Day. He is so awesome. Also watch him when he comes on tv. Saw him also in Vegas last year at Planet Hollywood. Love Peanut. Jack amend James are so cute. Take care Cora.

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Tammy Lingerfelt

I have enjoyed reading all of your info . It is a more realistic read for working Mom’s and busy women Thank you

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Bagel with coco and sweeter is a great way to wake up in the am. Love you blog. Starting a six week program to tone up.

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I’m feeling inspired to try a marathon soon. It’s been on my bucket list, and this has really helped motivate!!

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JOAn

Wow, what a fascinating comparison. Thanks for the really interesting post! Oh, and Sheila is too sweet–she looks like she’s smiling 🙂

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I’m trying to lose at least 10 pounds. I’m trying to watch what I eat. I work two jobs so it’s not always easy. What do you think about power or meal bars.

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Leticia Flores

I need to get healthy and lose weight for health reasons. I need all the advice I can get. You inspire me.

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Leticia Flores

I need to start changing my eating habits and start eating healthy. I love all those foods mentioned.

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I need to start eating healthy and lose weight. I love all your tips on eating healthy. You inspire me.

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What brand of protein bar do you recommend? There are so many, and I’ve heard some aren’t really healthy.

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Sharon

I just found your blog and am loving it. My fiance and I are all about changing our eating habits, eliminating the sugar laden foods and drinks (soda) and incorporating healthy items in place of them. We both have about 40-50 lbs we need to lose but I guess we need a starting point. Some of the obstacles we’re facing are my food intolerance’s which are gluten, dairy, beef and pork. These I’ve come to terms with for the most part, but gluten free is tricky carb wise and John really likes to have dessert every evening. Any information you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

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Sharon

Do you have favorite green smoothie recipes? Is spinach better for you steamed or raw?

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Congrats to you both. I love your husband and his “crew”. The babies are sooooo cute. May God Bless you and your whole new family. Tell Jeff to make Walters wife, it would be a hoot.

Thank you for sharing .

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Linda Lilley

What a wonderful read. Thanks for sharing your feelings and emotions on being a new mom and of twins to boot!! I love their smiles and dimples!! I love seeing their pictures and the love on your and Jeff’s faces are priceless. All the best and God Bless.

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CANDY OLSON

Thank you so much for sharing Audrey. Your boys are growing up beautifully. You have twice the love, twice the blessing and twice the challenge. Especially with a hard working husband/father that is on the road so much. You both are an inspiration to all parents. Children are a blessing. Enjoy, cherish and nurture every stage, every phase. They all have their joys and challenges. But your strength, love and unity will happily get you through it all.
Blessings to your beautiful family and little hugs to those precious little boys.
Best Always, Candy Olson ❤

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Melanie

I love this! As a mom of 7 month old twin girls, I can relate 110%! Everyday is a new challenge/ adventure. It’s not easy, but it’s so worth it!

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Gary Brockevelt

As a new father of twin buys, (Collin and Bennett) Born 10/10/15, I totally understand what your saying! Life changing and challenging barely begins to describe it! Loved the article and good luck with teething!

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Tawnya

My daughter is my medically fragile child. I have a crazy 2 year old too! I understand all that you have written about and having people around you to support and listen is key. The boys are adorable!

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Shannon

Just the sweetest little things on this Earth! Seems you’ve figured it out- Jack looks like Daddy and James looks like you! <3 Can't wait to hear more!

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Karr Lynn King

They are so cute…. How are they with Peanut and the rest of the guys that Jeff goes on tour with…

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LEslie King

Twins are the most exhausting wonderful journey I have ever taken. Mine are about to turn 3 in a few days and when I was where you were I couldn’t see how I would possibly make it. I did. 15 months to 28 months were the hardest for me, but we are now seeing the light of day and enjoying them both so much. I ask have a more outgoing and a more reserved one and I am so thankful for that! They are breath of fresh air just when I need it the most. Ironically, I attempted to see your husbands show when I was 34 weeks pregnant with my twins. I was so uncomfortable I ended up standing out by the ticket stands the whole time ha, ha. I am sure he was fabulous. Good luck to you both, get some rest and enjoy the whirlwind.

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lona howard

the boys look so cute i have a 4month old too .how do you lose the baby fat

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Samantha

My husband & I saw Jeff a few weeks ago in Jax, FL… As new parents as well we loved to hear we werent alone in the highs and lows of baby world! (Our little girl was born Sept24)
I love that you dont sugar coat this experience bc yes, while it is the hardest thing it is so rewarding (Esp that first smile- its like “omg yes you DO love me too!). The protectiveness and paranoia is something Ive never experienced until her, it drives you insane thinking of the different scenarios that could happen but in the end, its worth feeling like a whackadoodle. Congrats & again, thanks for keeping it real on the new baby front!:)

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katie

As a mom of three year old twin boys myself, your blog sounds a lot like our first few months!!!! Really, the first year is a blur because you’re just taking care of two cute little human beings!!! Can’t wait to read more! Keep doing the great work and enjoying every minute!

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Marlene cochren

They r so cute u have a good family in joy it. Love ur shows

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Vicki Richardson

I am a Mom to seven children (insert the Duggar theme “and yes I birthed them all”) and now Nana to 16! I wouldn’t have changed a thing. We have two sons that have been deployed now 3 times each. A son whose an officer in Kansas, and our daughters are teachers, and Mothers. They are all grown up and I still worry every night. I still pray for them every night. But it’s a loving fear, one that a Mommy’s heart will never let go. They will always be your baby’s.

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Heather

Thank you so much for sharing the adorable pictures of the twins. I love seeing how the boys have changed already with all the pictures that u have shared,

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Joannie Kessler- Kemling

Loved loved all the photos! You both look so very much in love with the boys. So much joy- so much loss of sleep 🙂 Treasure every minute with each other and the boys.
Jeff I hope you make to MN in the near the Twin Cities

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Angie kolb

Congratulations on surviving the first few months. My boy/girl twins will be 11 on May 30th. For the tireless nights, we used umbrella strollers. We pushed the twins around that house racking up miles on those tiny wheels. It did wonders for our sanity when they were cranky. Much love and luck and all the happiness in the world.
-Angie K.

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Marge

Audrey,

You have such a wonderful family; beautiful boys, a wonderful loving husband and supportive parents. God has greatly blessed you , As you know, the feelings you have are real and natural. I will tell you as a Christian, fear is not from God and He wants the very best for all of you. Fear if not controlled can cause pain, sorrow and stress. Embrace each day with everyone you love and believe God for protection for each and every one. Hope this doesn’t sound too preachy but you’re a winner and the best days are yet to come. Take care of yourself and know you’re a great lady, mom and wife,

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Caitlyn

Such a beautiful family, I am 2 months behind your little men with my 2 month old little boy.these feelings are new to me too, but are all worth it, especially when you see those smiles. They ate just great melting. I can’t wait to see what joys and pains motherhood has on store for me later on. Here’s hoping you continue to find the joy in those, not so little anymore, bundles of joy. 🙂

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Mairetta

Congratulations!!! Welcome to the world little guys! I bet daddy will be teaching you to throw your voices as soon as you can talk!

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DAVID Mesnard

n’t blink the boys will be in school and married then you can be Grandmother.
Best in life when you hold your grand babies

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Lisa M

This is an awesome stage, enjoy every moment you can. Once my twin boys were mobile, the entire playing field changed. One thing that surprised me was that the boys sometimes seemed to “swap” their personalities – the boy who started out shy is now fearless and the boy who was fearless is now much more reserved. And my boys are fraternal too, so no, we didn’t mix them up. All through their toddler years, they swapped back and forth. So don’t worry too much about sweet James getting the short end of the lollipop. They’ll surprise you every time. Just wait until they really start playing and working together. My boys are 11 now – I’m here to tell you that it’s a great ride, you will survive and even thrive!

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Kathy swart

Audrey,

I too am the mother of twin boys, and yes the first 4 months were the hardest for us as well. Mine were 10 weeks early and stayed at the NICU for 6 weeks before being able to come home. Being a mother is beyond rewarding and my two sons make me proud each and everyday. From preemies who wore gauze cloths as diapers in their first few weeks to the amazing men they have become…they turn 20 next week. Thank you for sharing your story…it does get easier…enjoy each and every moment as they grow so quickly. All the best to you and your family ?

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Dianna

Audrey,

Your boys are absolutely adorable. A real blessing from God. Maybe someday you can come back to Norco High for a visit and I can meet you little men. The photos are precious, and the one with Jeff sleeping on the floor with the boys in their bouncers should be titled, “Jeff Done In.”

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Sharon Pitney

Thanks for sharing!! What adorable twins. Yu are right, life will never be the same, only better!!

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Dawnelizabeth

I have twins. They are 20 now. That seems so far away when you are looking at those 15 week old faces, but it goes so incredibly fast. Enjoy every single minute. Don’t rush to be in the next phase (sleeping through the night, walking, talking, school) because those “I wish” moments happen far sooner than you expect and for some reason, you can’t go back. It’s a great ride though and each end is a new beginning. Enjoy!

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Elle gios

My sister is a single mom of twins to, they are already 1 year, and they are a handfull.
Senne is a shy and sensitive boy whilest Brent is more adventurous and such
I recognize your story of the toys very well, it was as if you were talking about my nephews ?
Ps we are from Belgium

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Richard B swansbrough

Has Jeff ever tried to make the babies talk by using his ventriloquism?

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Corkie Reid

Bless your heart. You and Jeff definitely have your hands full, but your hearts are much fuller!! Keep up the good work. I loved all the pictures. May you continually be blessed and sometimes you just need to take a deep breath and deal with these precious little ones.

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Laura

I am the mother of identical twin girls, born 9 weeks early. They came home in 3 weeks weighing under 5 pounds. Because they were so small they ate every two hours. Like you, were it not for the help of my parents I do not know how we would have done it. These small girls turn 22 in two weeks. The years have been hectic, with incredible highs and lows, but I wouldn’t trade them for all the money in the world!

Best advice I got was from my pediatrician who was the father of twins. “Don’t let them out of the stroller. ”

Enjoy these times! They will be gone in a blink of an eye.

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Tessie ulin

I Love your boy’s they are just so cute. I love your husband I also am on a journey of weight loss. I eat LCHF more low carb not so much high fat. So far I have loss 90lbs. still going. Thank you for letting me be a part of your pages

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rhonda aGNEW

love it! I bet Jeff comes away with some great stories. cant wait to hear them.

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Roy white

I enjoyed your new mom commentary. I have to discipline myself about putting dozens of pictures of my grand children on Facebook. Quinn, our youngest, just turned 7 months. I will keep all of you in mind, also praying you find ways of getting sleep.

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Jerlaine Leclerc

Dear Audrey, you are so blessed to have those twin boys. God bless you, Jeff and the three girls as well. What a wonderful family and sure when Jeff is on the road he misses all of you. We have six wonderful granddaughters….so I know what love and caring is all about. Take care and post as many pictures as you like. Jeff is awesome. Hope to see him soon again. Much love, Jerlaine Leclerc.

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Robin Sayers

Congrats to you both on such beautiful little boys. Audrey just remember if you hear either James or Jack talking before they are ready that Jeff is most likely getting them warmed up for one of his shows. LOL. I am the mother of 3 grown children and have numerous grandchildren and the feeling of fear never really does go away, but you do learn to live with it. I hope that they grow up to be whatever they aspire to be, best wishes to both you and Jeff.

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vIRGINIA

Thank you for this post. I am currently in a big slump! I eat what I shouldn’t, gained 10 pounds. I still work out sometimes cause I will like the fact I can not do full push ups and burpies. I recently have found out I have a torn meniscus. Very depressed.
Thank you for these words as I feel the same way about food sometimes.

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Judy Beleck

Thank you so much Audrey for sharing your feelings about your beautiful baby boys. You are such a wonderful Mommy and don’t ever second guess yourself over that. You and Jeff have a wonderful family with the girls and now the boys. It is so wonderful to see the two of you with all the children. Love seeing Jeff perform on stage and love seeing the two of you perform with those beautiful new baby boys, Jack and James!! Keep us updated Audrey as we love following your wonderful blog!!

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Donna

Both little boys are absolutely beautiful..thanks for sharing pix❣

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Olivia

What a beautiful blog. It was heart warming to read.

I am not a parent so I know I am in no position to dispense advice, but my brother has children I adore and having observed parenthood from a distance, I have found out one thing for when I have kids – You will never get everything right, you will make mistakes along the way, but the greatest thing you can ever do is love your children completely.

Your beautiful boys are very blessed to have such love in their lives.

Good luck!

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Jen shaw

Thank you so much for sharing your blessed journey with us…..you speak so truly on the real emotions all good mothers feel for their children….Jack and James are so blessed to have such loving parents, and caregivers in their lives…..you sound and look like such a wonderful and dedicated mother…..such blessings…..keep up the great work mama.

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Ashley

I am curious as to how the girls did with te transition and how they reacted to the addition to two new siblings.

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Andi

Man that looks good…..sadly nut allergies, and severe ones would not allow this snack….but I may just leave the nuts out and try it anyway!

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Mary Jo panzella

Can’t wait to try it tomorrow afternoon!

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Mary Ann Dunha Boswell

Love seeing pictuers of you and the boys.Thank you for sharing.

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heather

Aww look at all that precious sweetness

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Allacyn

Love your info and it makes a ton of sense!!! Sleep has been my biggest problem for 7 yrs (my daughter is 7 🙂 ) any suggestions for better sleep?

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Melissa

As a single mother of 5 yr old twins. I completely understand! My boy was so quite he only fussed a little bit when hungry even though he had abdominal pyloric stenosis and couldn’t keep anything down. My girl was colic and would start the screaming after just 2oz of her special colic formula. I never use to forget anything or misplace anything b4 I had them but now I’m lucky to find my car keys.

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Nadine sesmans

Thank you for the information on nutrition that you give. Also thanks for the recipes.

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Ian

Hi Audrey!
I’m a big fan of Jeff’s, who isn’t haha, and just want to congratulate you both for your boys!
Hope I can see Jeff perform again soon next time he’s in Canada. Be nice if he could come to Prince George in British Columbia.

But again, congratulations for the boys!!

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Linda MaSon

All good tips, I know ,I never drink enough water even thou I feel more energetic when I do .
So started filling a pitcher in the morning and see how much is left at the end of the day, otherwise I lose track.
I must say you are good for Jeff all the way around.
I had both knees replaced last year at different times , so I’m really “kick starting ” 2016

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Neale bacon

I love oatmeal. I like making it when I travel too but never thought of adding protein powder.
I tend to use peanut butter that I get in packets from the breakfast buffet.
Good article!

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Audrey Dunham

Thank you, Neale!! And I agree – PB in oatmeal is delicious!

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Melody

I like to do mine with a splash of coconut milk at the end and some pecans. I think the coconut milk(canned) adds a tropical vibe. I like the pecans for crunch.

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Celia

I eat my oats every morning with greek yoghurt of quark and some fruit. Unlike most people I don’t like to eat my oats with warm milk or water. Overnight oats will do to.

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Denise

I love oatmeal too! I use the 3 minute steel cut oats and top with 1/2 a banana, walnuts and a teaspoon or two of pure maple sryup. Yummy!

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Jamie

I love oatmeal. I keep packages of instant in my desk. I like to enjoy that while I read my emails in the morning and get my day started. I like some of your suggestions for toppings 🙂

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Michelle Rhodes

I like to make my oatmeal with thinly sliced apple, cinnamon, and some stevia. Another way I will enjoy it is with blueberries and stevia. If I use any milk it’s the blue diamond unsweetened vanilla or ble diamond unweetened almond coconut. Blue diamond does not have a funny aftertaste Iike others do. I also use Jay Robb’s egg white vanilla protein powder. I plan on trying some of your ideas. Thank you.

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Audrey Dunham

I love the idea of thinly sliced apple! I’ll have to try that.

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TracY

I’ve recently begun eating oatmeal for breakfast or as a quick and easy lunch at work, but I know I could do a better job of starting with plain quick oats and adding my own sweetener or toppings. Thank you for the tips!

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Jen

Thank you Audrey! We just started eating better to lose some much needed weight. Your suggestions seem so easy. Thank you again

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Audrey Dunham

So glad they seem easy – that is definitely my goal. Thank you for the comment!

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Madlyn

Where is a good place to buy the protein powders and what brands are best?

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Audrey Dunham

I jump on amazon.com or I’ll buy them in Whole Foods market. I like brands such as Garden of Life, Vega Sport, Plant Fusion and if you want a whey protein, go with Tera’s whey.

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Cindy

McCann’s oatmeal, cinnamon, coconut oil, chia seed, flax seed, blueberries , raspberries with almond milk. Yum! My favorite breakfast.

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alison manzinger

I eat oatmeal every morning myself. I use 1tsp of grape seed oil with powdered organic peanut butter, with choc. chips all mixed together. There are very few days that I don’t have it that way.

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April

I love reading all you and Jeff are doing! I have Crohn’s disease and have more things I don’t tolerate than I do. It is hard to get healthy when your body doesn’t absorb nutrients. I have seen numerous nutritionists but they just tell me to count calories.

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LOrena

I love eating oatmeal in the morning. It is quick and easy on the mornings I have to leave for work by 5 am.
I like just plain oatmeal with a touch of hunny to sweeten it up a bit.
I work with food and have the tendency to “snack” at work. However, I don’t on the days I eat my oatmeal. I feel Fuller longer.

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Kimberly Verna

Can i use cream of wheat intead of oatmeal its easier for my stomache to digest

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Audrey Dunham

Only problem with Cream of wheat is that it’s low in fiber. However, you can add a tablespoon of chia seeds (which is loaded with fiber) to make up for it.

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NAtasha

I am hypoglycaemia and find I need to have a lot of proteins to keep me from crashing duri the day, but I don’t wish to Increase my cholesterol or get high blood pressure or put on weight. What kinds of food can help me? Thanks Audrey for your time. You did a fantastic job with Jeff you really know your stuff. Thanks again.

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Sherry Masser

Crushed pineapple is delicious on oatmeal.
Bobs red mill granols doesnt have all of the oil etc.

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Audrey Dunham

Two things I haven’t tried, yet! Thanks, Sherry!

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Candice hohenwald

This is good. I’m always the most productive early in the morning. On most days my husband gets up at 4:00 am to go to work so I get him breakfast and after he leaves I’m able to work on housework or blog stuff before I have to go to work. Thanks for sharing!

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Jen E.

Thank you!! Finally someone else that doesn’t believe Splenda is the answer to everything.

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Lynita Hamilton

I too am a morning person. I am a teacher and wake up each day thinking of the endless possibilities that lie ahead. I’ve been blessed with 22 great kids and love making memories with them. My first class of students will actually graduate high school this year. God has blessed me with a passion for others and I can’t wait to share it each day!

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Stephanie

Loved this post! I needed it. It’s been a rough week with feeling overwhelmed with household responsibilities and working full time.

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Sue S

My boy/girl twins are now 13. Reading your post brought back so many memories of when they were little and I agree about the fear. It’s always there, but it’s part of being a parent. You just need to figure out how to best manage it. You boys are so precious. Enjoy them. They will grow up fast.

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Mary

I always like to make a list of all my daily intentions when I’m at my best. If I don’t, I will forget what my motivated-self had intended for the day. Writing it down gives my low-energy-self something easy to follow.

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Audrey Dunham

Such a great thing to do!

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Cody Hodby

This has really really really helped me in the mornings 🙂 It tastes GREAT and I just truly love it,My mother who is currently going through a health binge and boyfriend who is training to be a personal trainer even asked for the recipe so I showed them your website and ever since my mum and I have both been hooked on your diet plans and just in love with yours and Jeff’s adventures. x

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Audrey Dunham

Wow, Cody! Thank you for this! All huge compliments that mean a great deal.

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Cody Hodby

Hi Audrey,I was wondering if you knew any other health shakes and smoothies that contain more fruit and fruit juice or even yogurt? x

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Cindy

These are great ideas. I appreciate all of the wonderful suggestions you give on your blog. They are not only healthy but doable.

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Cindy

I have been doing this since I read this post. It works! I am amazed because it is so simple and yet makes a real difference. Thank you!

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Robyn bunnell

Hi Audrey! I love reading your blog. I am working on eating healthier. I have heard about drinking warm lemon water in the morning as a detox and weight loss booster. What are your feelings on this?
Your babies are adorable!
Thank you!

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Josie

I was wondering what brands of pea protein powder do you recommend? Also is there a brand of plant based protein powder that you would recommend? I’m looking for something that would be natural or organic and not contain any added chemical or fillers.

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Donna

Love this site

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Yolanda

Love all the helpful tips

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Patty kayser

Enjoyed your oatmeal recipe. Looking forward to some more of your ideas.

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Georgia

I look forward to your post’s. Love the tip’s. Thank you Ms. Audrey.

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Kathy

Audrey,

I love reading your posts they have so much good information in them.

Thanks so much for the good advice

Sincerely

Kathy

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Robyn

I use Agave to sweeten my oatmeal. What’s your opinion on Agave?

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Neale bacon

Great advice Audrey. My wardrobe is getting a constant revamp because of my weightloss and more colour is making its way in.

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alison manzinger

I agree with what your saying. I would add listen to motivation music and read motivational books. Find a mentor who can suggest ideas that will help you in what ever thinking you have Also laughter can help Just watch a Jeff Dunham tape and your be laughing in no time. He always makes me feel better when feeling down A smile is 10x more positive than frown any day

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Joanne

Awesome advice!! Definitely going to use it one step at a time.

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Marge

Audrey,

Thanks so much for these tips. Organization is key to a better outlook and certainly self esteem. Some people laugh at me but I don’t care. I organize my seasonings alphabetically. My husband really appreciates it when he cooks. It works,

I have color coded my blouses and shirts but still struggle with getting rid of really nice clothes that are too big. I’ve lost weight and have maintained for a little over a year but a part of me won’t remove these clothes. Maybe counseling? ? I’m almost ready to remove them and place in a separate area and eventually bless some other women. Any ideas would be appreciated on this one. Thanks again and red looks great on the boys! ☺️

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Cheri

> I love your posts,this one is awesome! I really need to do this,sadly,my office looks like a tornado touched down!Thank you!?

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Audrey Dunham

Hi Marge, I love how you organize your spices! I’m in the process of organizing mine, as well. As for your large clothes, many of us hold on to them because deep down we think we may end up needing them again some day because we’re bound to gain all the weight back. I did the same thing many years ago but then finally got rid of them after about three years. My advice is to acknowledge that you are a new person now with a different lifestyle, otherwise you would have already gained it all back! And when you have a spare moment, do a little research on nearby women’s charities and find one that speaks to you and that you’d feel especially good about making a donation to. As you said, those clothes would be a blessing to some other women; some who would feel very special and pretty wearing them. Hope this helps!

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Jamie soulshine

I do these things – especially the home pampering. Then I spend that money on something special to wear. Thanks for the reminders on the “little things”.

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Sharon kay

I agree with cleaning up and getting rid of the old and the clutter…. Taking a friend out for a fancy lunch is nice too. The fancier places usually have much lower prices at lunch with the same service and dining experience of dining at night… Fancy restaurants make me feel special and spoiled….

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Audrey Dunham

I love this, Sharon! Such a great tip.

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Susan haney

Audrey you are beautiful and Jeff looks amazing You two are so cute together. His shoe in Tulsa was great. He talked about you and the boys what a blessing the four of you are. I love that you are a personal teainer. I think I would like to do that maybe part time as I retire. I will be 60 next year no plan to make it my new 40 by getting in the best shape I can. My motivating factor now is that I have my Pink drink to give me the energy I need to do a work out. Plexus also keeps my blood sugars regulated and I sleep better. Just wondering what you know and think
About Plexus.

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Wendy stafford

This is great! I’ve already started decluttering and reorganizing, especially all 4 of my children’s toys and clothes, etc. Then I’m going to work on mine and my husband’s closet and room. I have cleaned out my clothes and I feel great! I’ve lost weight following your blog and that helps too! And yes, I bought new clothes at thrift stores, consignment shops and yard sales!

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tammy Smith

I totally agree with all of these, especially having your surroundings organized and tidy…one I clean on Saturday morning I have such peace of mind and it gives me such a power boost to continue being productive!

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Janna

Why would you get rid of your maternity dresses? I think they can be worn as a normal dress.

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Nan

That doughnut looks like ‘heart attack city’!

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Melanie

I use Isagenix. Each 8 oz shake has 24g of protein. A little pricy but definitely worth the investment. I’m the healthiest I have been in years!

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Jan

I have been using a pumpkin seed protein powder in my oatmeal, then I add unsweetened blueberry applesauce(50cal).
Tastes great.

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Victoria

I love reading your blog, first thing to say! You make everything easier to comprehend and the suggestions you make are always great.

I do have a question. I have struggled with weight my entire life and have now begun steps to rectify this, such as going to the gym, which I never liked before but I want to be happier and healthier. Will protien powder assist in weight loss for someone who is considered very obese (So glad the internet is anonymous!)

I am on a healthy diet now and trying to lose this bulk, after carrying it around for way too long, mainly in part due to your blog, so thank you for the inspiration.

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Becky M.

Any opion on the Burts Bees protein powder? Its pea protein. I’ve been wanting to try. Thanks

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crystal

Hi Audrey,
I started dieting 4 weeks ago. I have been using protein powder. I use “Body lab” fat burning protein. I make a smoothie with it everyday for lunch and In 4 weeks I have lost 7.5 lbs. My goal is to lose 20 lbs by November.

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MARGRET

I have been switching between ALMASED protein powder and PURELY INSPIRED 100%plant based rote in powder. Have you any comments about these two products, pro or con?

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Joan Fischer

I’ve been using Tera’s Whey, It is grass fed, non-GMO, organic & is sweetened with Stevia. However, I don’t know the difference between plant based protein powder & whey, can someone tell me?

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Sheri Musgrave

Audrey, is there a protein powder you recommend for women who are trying to become pregnant or are pregnant? I work 2 jobs & I am on the go all the time & would like to try to eat healthier. I was thinking this would be a great way to start my day. Thank you in advance for your answer.

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Lonna

Hi… I use the Amazing Grass Protein powder and I put a scoop of the amazing grass green superfood in it….. is that over doing it?

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Neale Bacon

I have been trying different protein powders and find for me that I don’t care for most plant based proteins but to each his own.

I have to break the myth in my head that shakes are only for post workout. I need to have one, as you mentioned, as an evening snack.

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Porno

Lovely site! I am loving it!! Will be back later to read some more. I am bookmarking your feeds also

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Gerry lewis

Thank you so much for having gluten free recipes. Just getting started on this per Doctor. Hard to find recipes that work for me. So glad your husband posted your blog.

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jan

Recipes look very good!!

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bJ

Audrey, I love the recipes but need calorie counts. Can you add those? Also, Jeff is hysterical. Saw him in Vegas this month.

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Amy steele

I still have my strawberry cake top and used it this past weekend.

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Marilynn Weaver

Best looking (and mouth-watering) strawberry shortcake recipe I’ve seen! (I don’t like the spongy kind of “shortcake” at all. So you bet! I will try this one! Thanks so much!

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Pam breitung

Can’t wait to try your delicious recipe!!

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Penny

I will be looking forward to seeing more of your recipes..

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Penny

> I love strawberries..

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Connie Hartlen

liked your recipe, will be making it this week. I am in a wheel chair and have gained nearly 90 lbs since being in it. I have a breathing problem, it’s breathe don’t walk, walk don’t breathe. is there anything I can do to lose the weight I have cut my food intake in half.

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Brenda MOE

Interested in your site and trying delicious new recipes. Thank you.

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Audrey Wehr

Going to try this!!

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Audrey Wehr

> I’m going to try this recipe!

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Tina wolf

Hello, I am a sahm to 4 boys 13, 13, 10, 2.5 yrs old and a wife to an Army husband. Our boys are very active so I’m always on the run to some sport, doctor appointment, or military function so I am always looking for quick healthy foods to feed my family on the go. Plus I’m trying to stay in shape and healthy myself so I’m hoping you can help. Thank you so much.

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Ozzie

Can’t wait to try this receipt

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Sharon Babic

Want to join thanks for posting.

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Veronica Natale

Was wondering how much I could reduce the sugar in the whipped cream and not dramatically change the taste?

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Sophia Millar

Recipie looks delicious!Love your blog Audrey. My family and I are also big fans of your husband. Looking forward to seeing more.

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Romelia Steiling

You actually make it appear so easy along with your presentation but I in finding this matter to be actually one thing which I believe I would by no means understand. It seems too complicated and very large for me. I’m looking ahead on your next put up, I will attempt to get the cling of it!

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Shaunna Klinkhammer

How do I follow your blog?

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Georgia

I love black bean patties, never tried to make them myself. This seems easy enough and I’m guessing you could freeze some of them. My hubby does not partake in black bean patties.

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Victoria

You should so write a cookery book!

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Kathy Adinolfe

Audrey, how long does this “stand up ” after being made? thanks! Kathy

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Jenny Cothern

Will the dates leave a flavor or does the chocolate mask them? ‘Cause you had me until you said “dates”, and I keep picturing something akin to raisins being tossed in this, and having a similar taste.

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Audrey Dunham

Hi Jenny, don’t worry: dates taste nothing like raisins! They are sweet and amazing… almost like a maple syrup flavor. In fact, Jeff and I will sometimes eat them by themselves when we have a sweet craving!

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Linda

Yum! Are these available in stores or just online?

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Jamie soulshine

I am so excited!! When can I get them? Audrey you’re a girls best friend 🙂

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Sally

>jamie, check out The shop on this website!

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Sheila

Is there a website to go to?

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Audrey Grubb

That’s a wonderful idea! I have a sweet tooth as well! Thank you for sharing your idea , and i look forward to trying them out!

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Lois Graham

Ditto. Where can we get/order c the mix. I’m verycexcited to try.

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Jessica schrier

How can we get some? My uncle would love this since he has to have gluten free foods.

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stanley schrier

i see you doing gluten-free products.i like to known why are doing this?did you had wheat problem in the past like i did?my problem it make me get the itch.are you looking out for you’r twins health and years to come? my niece jessica send me this information on you’r cookies.

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Janice mcelroy

COOKIES ARE MY FAVORITE DESSERT. Where do we buy these kits?

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Mary Jane Smith

When and where will they be available to purchase?

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Susan

How do we buy?? Sooo excited! Congrats!

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Debbie Stoeckl

Peanuts bake shop is new to me. I’m excited to try your product.

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Ken Valenti

Interested

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Victoria

These look so good, what an amazing idea.

Do you ship to the uK at all? I would love to try these.

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Kimberly forbes

They look very good how can one get to try them and i love jeffs comedy shows as well keep up the good work.

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Roy white

Hi audrey!
Roy white here. Ok, you have given me some great advice.
I am working on losing 40 pounds. Have lost 12 so far. The idea of adding 10 minutes to my brisk walk may keep me going. …unless those cookie mixes I ordered from you get me in trouble. ? Hug Jeff and the boys…jack and jamEs for me

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Audrey Dunham

Thank you, Roy!! Nice to hear from you.

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Kalyn

LOVED reading this! Y’all are such an inspiration of love! I’m looking forward to tonight… A much needed date night for my fiancé and I of seven years in two weeks… Celebrating by seeing JEFF tonight! Wanting to meet him soooo bad! 😉 Have a great day Audrey!

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shauna fowler

I just baked these delicious cookies tonight and they are a big hit with our game night friends. don’t waste your time buying just one box! you gotta buy at least two or more!!! i love that they taste so good and they are a lot healthier than other cookies. i am on weight watchers (The Old plan) and they are only 2 points a cookie. thank you audrey & peanut!!! xoxo

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Marsha

I do this with bananas, slicing them thinly but never thought of this for fruit salad. Thank you for this idea, it sounds great.

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AuroraURafus

Wonderful blog! I came across it while browsing on Yahoo News.
Do you possess any suggestions concerning how to get listed in Yahoo
News? I’ve been trying for a while however i
never seem to arrive! Thanks a lot

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donna

Thank you for sharing your life stories! it certainly helps me with my fitness struggles knowing that everyone has their struggles! getting in shape and staying fit seems so easy for some people.

it has been a challenge/struggle for me as i have gotten older (55 ) and recovering from serious injuries from a car accident. the weight refuses to leave my body!

this has been a very inspirational read for me! THANK YOU audrey!

love, love, love jeff and his buddies! watch his shows every time I see them on!

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Audrey Dunham

Thank YOU for the comment, Donna! I wish you only the very best for the future.

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Nan

I love horseradish! But i am with you on the stuff leaked in the car, smelly sponges & mystery wet stuff! Eeeyuck!

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Kerstin

Great idea! I find the best way to get most of the air out of a plastic bag is to close most of it up and leave just a small Opening to insert a straw. Then just suck the air out using the end of the straw and quickly close up the bag. Love all your articles. Learning so much.

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DeaneXMullis

Hi there, just planned to tell you, I enjoyed
this article. It absolutely was practical. Go on posting!

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Lori schaffer

Audrey so very nice of You to showcase eAch of Jeffs girLs and speak so kindly of them ! Jeff is Definately got some pep in his step and tou both look very happy and glowing! We saw him in Santa Ynez at the Chumash CasIno ! He was hilarious what a wonderful evenIng ! Congratulations on the babies, marriage and your bakery and life
The schaffers in sf bay area

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beverly wuellner

I can’t wait to try this!!! We are looking for healthier snacks all around the house!!!! I’ve been following your posts alot!! Thank you for all the time and effort you put into this!! You are making a difference!!

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zhang send jersey

Hola! I’ve been following your site for a while now and finally
got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Dallas Tx!
Just wanted to mention keep up the good work!

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Audrey Dunham

Thank you very much!!

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Dawn Lockett

Love your website and the whole crew Jeff and the boys and of all the videos of Jeff and the guys. I am going to be having the bariatric surgery hopefully in December and I need to exercise and eat right for which I am trying to do but sweets and carbs are my weakness I crave them I am doing my best to stay away from both. Exercising is a bit difficult as I have a bad back and arthritus in both my knees my left is the worst when it flares up. My husband encourages me to walk as we did yesterday walk to the rec center that is about 5 blocks each direction to check the facility out and to look at the new construction of the New swimming pool can’t wait for that as I can’t swim I love to do water exercises. I want to know what would be the best exercises for a bad back. I do plan on joining our local rec center to work out on the exercise machines.

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Cheryl schalk

I received PeanuTs chocolate chiP cookies today . My husband and i are both Trying to eat healthy and to lose wEight for our daughters wedding . Thanks so much , they were so good . Thanks again

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Jamie soulshine

That looks great. I love lemon! So many Greek recipes call for lemon. I’ll make this Saturday.
Thanks Audrey!

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judi bola

Greaat post.

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Mary

I have a problem with weight gain. Three years ago i was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and one of my medications makes me Gain weight. I have to admit that i havent exercised just because i have joint problems and athsma as well. Do you have any ideas, cause my doctors don’t.

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Wetona james

Sound great. Just cut up and cooked my punkin from hsllo the other day. Will be try this soon.
Thank you

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Jim Morrison

This looks like a wonderful drink for the holidays.

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Jessica

Hi I’m jessica

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deanna hibbert

hey audrey im from australia do you ship to here ?

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Tammy burkholdEr

Can i use the backing soda and vInegar if i need to replace 4 eggs in a cake.

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Jeff dunham

New year’s Eve, Babe!
Love, your hubby

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Audrey Dunham

I’ll make one for you any time, love!

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Jeff dunham

Do a show for 12,000 great folks in Chicago in the afternoon, then fly home for you and that Shake… I’m in!

JoAndra Van Dowall

Oh, great! i just gained 20 pounds just reading it.

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Travon

Just what the doctor oredred, thankity you!

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Crissy

Many cogtoanulatirns Matt and Hayley. Enjoy every moment of being a parent, it’s worth it – even thought sometimes its exhausting.With our warmest wishes.Helen & John (Keayes)

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Lola

It was dark when I woke. This is a ray of suisnnhe.

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Bandar Judi Casino Terbesar

Excellent blog post. I certainly appreciate this
website. Keep writing!

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Mollie

my husband and I make individual serving sized overnight REFRIGERATOR oatmeal with Old fashioned rolled oats, vanilla greek yogurt, cinnamon & Blueberries. We’re in Canada so if it’s a cold morning, we’ll microwave before eating. So good and so filling.

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Audrey Dunham

Great idea!

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Bridgette gephart

Im a tWin boy mom who also got diagnosed with cancer when the boys were 3 months old. It has been a little rough goiNg THROUGH chemo and caring for the babies. This list gave me hope that EVERYTHING im experiencing is normal with the twins. I love seeing your little boys.

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AnnaConnie

Can’t wait to try these!

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Nancy Weber

I just love your Cookies! I finally made them this week, and I was Surprised that it was Delicious! I didn’t even tell my hubby that they are organic, he couldn’t stop Eating Them. I just baked another Box, I feel like A child that I couldn’t wait till they Cooled down to eat one. Do you have A special code so that I can order more?

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Andy

Great website

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Audrey Dunham

Thank you!

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Diane

At first i thought it was green pea soup. 🙂 my son will soon have his wisdom teeth removed. I have been thinking about things he can eat, without chewing. One can’t. Live on jello, pudding, ice cream, and applesauce. He likes both vegetables, so this will be great!! Thank you Audrey!

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Kim cooper

I made your soup the day before I had surgery. It was delicious. I ate on it during my recovery.

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Cora Heaton

LOoks great. I care for my beautiful 83 yr old mom, so always on the hunt for HEALTHY recipes to serve. Will check out more of your sites for more. Thanks!

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Cora Heaton

Looks great!

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Anika

Thanks once again for such a great service.

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Anika

Thanks once again for such a great service.

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Maryann Bachert

Made this for lunch and it is delicious. Please keep up sharing these great recipies

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Kelly @ Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats

The best way to eat your vegetables!! I love cauliflower so i will have to totally try this recipe. We should batter all veggies and coat them in buffalo sauce 🙂

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Audrey Dunham

Please let me know what you think of the recipe if you try it out!

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david Kocsis

Cant wait to try all these…. especially the buffalo cauliflower.
thank you Audrey for sharing and your time . Big fan of Walter. just watched incredible edible America Love it! you 2 make a great couple.

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Audrey Dunham

Thank you for the kind words, David!!

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Candace Olson

Audrey, you are a food genius! And I have the add, you can call this PEANUT’S favorite purple Snack shake!
You are such an inspiration as a wife, mother and nutrition expert! Love your recipes and shares. Blessings to you and your beautiful family

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Audrey Dunham

Thank you for the wonderfully kind words, Candace!! They inspires me to share more and more on this site. All the best to you!!

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AnnaConnie

when i saw “purple” i thought of peanut. lol . Can’t wait to try it

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Audrey Dunham

Ha! How can you not think of Peanut when you hear purple?!

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Gail Stetson

When will you come out with a cookbook?

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Audrey Dunham

It’s definitely on my list of things to do! Perhaps in the next year or so. Thanks for asking!

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Lynda Harner

Hi Audrey

Can you list the nutritional values for these cookies?
As a diabetic, I am looking for chocolate chip cookie
Recipes that are low in sugar and carbs.
Thanks a bunch

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Audrey Dunham

Hi Lynda, on this site, click on “shop” and then click on any of the three cookie kit options. At the bottom of the page, you’ll see “Nutritional Information.” There you will find all of the ingredients and nutrition facts listed. Please let me know if you have any other questions!

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Linda

Sounds easy

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Linda

That’s a lot of tablespoons of coffee to make a 12 cup

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Linda

What is vanilla powder and where would u find it

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Audrey Dunham

Vanilla bean powder can be found on amazon.com. Whole Foods may carry it, too!

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Joyce

Hi Audrey. How can i go about ordering your cookie mix? I really want to try them. Thank you.

Joyce

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Jonna cunniff

do you have a cookbook out for people to buy.
ALso love your husbands specials, have seen them all.

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Audrey Dunham

Don’t have a cookbook yet, but it’s definitely on my list of things to do! And thanks for the kind words!

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Shirley mallery

It is so refreshing to get health tips, from basic nutrition to weight loss, from such a down to earth individual and not an overly endorsed self quoted guru or so called expert to the stars. Thank you for all you do and for being such a shining example. And also for keeping our favorite comedian healthy! You’re an amazing gal and I plan to use your tips and expertise to create a weight loss plan for myself. Now all I have to do is actually use it.

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Audrey Dunham

Thank you very much for the kind words! I greatly appreciate it!!

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Tammy Earl

Thank You Audrey. I will BE TRYING ALL OF THESE STEPS GOING FORWARD.

yOU ARE AMAZING.

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Gking

Do you cook 4 cups of brown rice oR does that mean the 4 cups is already cooked??

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Larry colombo

I’ll Try it. Last time I tried in a food processor and it turned to mush. Obviously now I see I over did it.
Thank you for the tip.

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brian perry

Hi Audrey,
I just found your page while searching fat loss.. My name is brian and after years of working 70-80 hour weeks and a two year bought with un-diagnosed gout, i have found myself at 390 lbs… after losing my wife 4 years ago to h1n1 flu, i am determined to get my life back.. i just want to thank you for your page and blogging.my adventure back to *me* begins here and now !

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Audrey Dunham

Brian, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss and the tough time you’ve had. I bet you’re a really great person, and great people deserve to live healthy, happy lives. My top advice above all (as briefly stated above): Take it one day at a time but stay determined and persistent. Your journey doesn’t have to be perfect… just don’t ever give up. Please keep me posted on how you’re doing. I wish you only the very best.

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Karen

I cannot wait to try these. I do have a question about ground flax seed, I bought some to make your veggie burgers (which I love), but it seems to go bad really quickly. Is there a way to store it so it doesn’t turn so fast?

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Audrey Dunham

Thanks for the kind words, Karen! To answer your question -Yes, absolutely. I keep my ground flaxseed in the freezer! Keeping it in the fridge would also suffice, but placing it in the freezer should give you an extra month or so.

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Vanessa Jones

Greetings from Upstate NY! I love this recipe and I would like to know if you could suggest an alternative to the bread crumbs? I am following a Keto diet plan and I have seen positive results. Any ideas would be wonderful.

Kindest regards,
Vanessa

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Audrey Dunham

Hi Vanessa, you can probably leave them out entirely. They will probably still be delicious.

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Audrey Ketchersid

Question – these are eating plans that i “usually” follow because travel doesn’t count but after menopause weight gain and bad/worse bone density results, It was suggested that I avoid grains but also years ago to limit dairy now supposed to add back in for osteoporios (sp)

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Audrey Dunham

New studies are actually showing those who consume more dairy actually have more bone fractures! Consuming dairy as the best way to improve bone health is definitely an old school belief that actually isn’t true. The best things you can do for your bones are: weight bearing exercises such as weight lifting, running, or brisk walking 2-3 times a week (minimum), avoid regularly consuming high sodium foods, and then consume high calcium plant based foods such as spinach, kale, collard greens, beans, oranges, black berries and broccoli as much as possible. And since you’re post menopausal, consuming organic tofu or other organic soy products such as edamame and tempeh 2 -3 times a week would help stabilize your hormone levels AND offer more calcium! Grains are best if they are whole grains such as oatmeal, quinoa and brown rice with having whole grain wheat on occasion. Hope this info helps!

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Jennifer Calleja

What do you think about the Ketogenic diet?

Also milk products as I’Ve tried almond and coconut milk and don’t enjoy the taste.

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Sheena stevens

Where can i find good snack ideas and meals for me and my family to be eating healthy like you and your famIly?

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David duncan

I am looking for a GF pancakes recipe or a wheat flour substitute that will allow my to make pancakes that will be like the ones I used to make before my son was diagnosed with celiac desease. I understand some of food science but I have not found a GF pancake recipe that has the same light fluffy texture of old fashion home made pancakes. GF flour often too gritty. might you know of something I might use or a recipe that might work? Cauliflower recipe looks tasty but I am afraid it would come out to heavy with a non wheat flour, or worse gritty.

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Audrey Dunham

Hi David! I’m with you – many GF flours are gritty. I find the ingredient that causes this texture is rice flour, so that’s what I usually try to avoid. Bob’s Red Mill GF all purpose (with the red label) is definitely my favorite GF all purpose flour at this time. It is a garbanzo bean based flour that works really nicely in most recipes, including this blender pancake recipe! If you decide to give it a try, please let me know what you think. Thanks and all the best to you!

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TONI

i HAVE THE SAME THOUGHTS. eVERY DAY PEOPLE TELL ME i NEED TO DO kETO AND if. i WOULD RATHER EAT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES AND KNOW i AM BEING HEALTHY. i JUST DON’T SEE HOW EATING THAT MUCH FAT AND ANIMAL MEAT IS HEALTHY. mY ONE CO-WORKER HAS DROPPED 100LBS IN A YEAR DOING KETO BUT HE ISN’T HEALTHY. hE EATS 2 TIMES A WEEK….YES YOU READ THAT RIGHT. hOW IS THAT HEALTHY? yOUR BODY NEEDS FUEL AND HE DOESN’T WORK OUT. sORRY NOT MY KIND OF HEALTHY!!
ps i LOVE READING YOUR BLOG – AND love love love YOUR HAIR!! WHAT DO YOU USE IN IT?

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Audrey Dunham

I agree with your instincts! The more vegetables and fruit the better. They are the disease fighting foods we are meant to eat in abundance. And thanks for the compliments! I have a variety of different products I use in my hair. The big secret is using a diffuser attachment on the blow dryer, and then dry it in sections while your hair is flipped up side down, so that you’re bent over while drying. 🙂

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Pam hamilton

Since I dont like cooked oatmeal, except in a cookie, is it ok to just having a breakfast shake made with plant protein Powder and unsweetened Almond milk and some kind of fruit…bananas, raspberries, strawberries…etc?

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Audrey Dunham

Yes, absolutely! I’d add some spinach or kale to the shake, too.

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CecIlie ChristEnsen

YummY. That id really good. And this recipe i will Use every week. Thank you so much. Your recipes gives me hope for a healtY liFestyle

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Audrey Dunham

Thanks for this! All the best to you!

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HR Davis

This looks delicious! Would love to try this at home…maybe this weekend’s project!

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Audrey Dunham

Please let me know what you think!

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Lynda Harner

Dear Audrey Dunham

When are you coming out with a cookbook? I just made the pumpkin cupcakes DELISH!! I ate one without frosting and was blown away. . I have made the Peanuts chocolate chunk cookies, again, DELISH!!
My only frustration is trying to find a recipe analyzer that calculates the nutritional value.
My husband is closely watching his carbs and calories for diabetic reasons. He is a big fan of the cookies and I am pretty sure they have beat the Nestles Toll House which were his favorites.
I am now a believer that gluten free and vegan can be tasty and satisfy that sweet tooth.
Tomorrow morning I will be making your pumpkin pancakes, I am not leary about this at all.
I would love to see you do a cookbook with nutritional values for the recipes.
Thank you again for making me a believer and making baking fun again.
YOU ROCK

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Audrey Dunham

Thank you for these kind words, Lynda!! I’m so happy you enjoyed the cupcakes and Peanut’s Bake Shop Cookies! I hope you loved the pancakes, too. As for nutrition facts for the cookies, the carbs and calories are stated on the back of the package. The only thing you need to add in are the numbers for the oil that you add. If you should decide to try them oil-free, you can! Simply use 1/4 cup apple sauce instead of 1/3 cup of oil and stir well. As for the cookbook, it is definitely on my list! I’m working hard on getting a couple more Peanut’s Bake Shop cookie products into production first. Thank you, again, for the amazingly flattering comment! All the best to you and your husband!

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Kathy Schoonveld

That sounds amazing!!!

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Audrey Dunham

Thanks! Please let me know what you think should you decide to try it!

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Mary Monson

I have a hot air popper, will that make a difference with this recipe?

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Audrey Dunham

Hi Mary, I love those hot air poppers, but with this particular recipe, the big 8 quart stock pot works best so that you can stir in the sugar at the end and create a crunchy caramelized effect. It’s totally worth it. 🙂

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Cecilie

Hey Audrey
I want to make this recipe but it is hard to find the ingriendts in Denmark. So i was wondering if there is another thing you Can use instead of maple flavoring pr extract?? Because that is one thing i can’t buy in Denmark. Or Can i leave it out in the Frosting ??

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Kathy Schoonveld

This looks delicious can you make it without an icecreme maker?

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Kathy Schoonveld

i would love to try this! !! Can you make it without an ice cream maker???

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Cecile Saulnier

I am one of those who had to watch what I eat since I’m a child. I am 55 and I have to lose 50 to 60 pounds. Recently I have been following your blog and you have inspired me to change the way I eat. I have been on diets my whole life but you end up gaining it all back. As of today I am changing all that and started a 17 week goal and then I will continue from there. Wish me luck ☺

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Donna T

Sounds great. Trying this, this weekend. Thank you

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Bernadett Randall

I was wondering what kind of glutamine brand do you recommend. Sorry if this has been a question already I am new to your page. Thank you

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Ragnhild

Im just wondering, why use bean flour (never heard if it, from Norway) instead of normal flour? Health? Taste? Texture? I’m very curious!

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Audrey Dunham

Hi there! Bean flour is much richer in nutrients such as fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals, whereas regular all purpose flour has been processed and stripped of most of those nutrients. Whole grain flours are also great options and almond flour as well. Thanks for the question!

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Stephanie Marie Murray

Hi Audrey this is Stephanie Murray and I was wondering if you could ask Jeff if he could send me a autograph picture of himself and if he would do this it would be a dream come true for me and I would really appreciate it a whole lot and thank you very much for your time in reading and answering my email regarding this issue. The address that the autograph picture could be sent to us the following: 584 Crestview Drive South Maplewood, MN 55119. From his number 1 fan Stephanie Marie Murray in very frigid,cold and snowy Maplewood, Minnesota.

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M. K. Spaulding

Agreed! I don’t know why anyone would go on a keto diet. It truly makes no sense. I’ve had people try to tell me that carbs cause T2 and obesity but when I explain I lost 100 lbs and reversed my T2 eating 300 g cabs a day they get mad and say I made it up. Why would I make it up? lol

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Rebekah

Hi Audrey,

I made these cookies last Saturday as a pre-Jeff Dunham tour treat and they are the best peanut butter cookies I have ever had! Thank you for sharing this recipe.

One question: is there any brand of all natural peanut butter that doesn’t taste grainy? I ended up using regular peanut butter in this recipe because I was afraid of buying another kind of natural peanut butter that tasted grainy.

Thank you,

Rebekah

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Audrey Dunham

Hi Rebekah! So glad you like the cookies! I’m a big fan of MaraNatha brand; they seem to do a nice job of making nut butters super smooth. Otherwise, Nutzo brand is a good one to try, as well. Please let me know what you think it you try either one! Hope this helps. 🙂

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Tirazah Hall

Probably a really stupid question. But do you drain the beans first?

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Audrey Dunham

Not stupid at all! Yes, drain and thoroughly rinse if using canned beans.

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Karen Hodges

Do you think you could use Cannellini Beans instead of Chickpeas? I’m not a big fan of those. Thanks Audrey, I always enjoy your recipe and seeing pics of your boys.

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Angel Bennett

I’m not a vegan but I’ve been trying some of your recipes and haven’t found one I didn’t like especially this one. I had no idea vegan food could be so good and flavorful. I’m seriously thinking about becoming a vegan the only problem is that I’ve eaten meat my whole life and I’m 45. I guess doing it slowly might do the trick. If you have any ideas on how to become a vegan please do tell. I love the pie and so did my family. You should’ve seen the looks on there face when I told them it was vegan, lol! Thank you Audrey. Your friend from Georgia, Angel.

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Audrey Dunham

Hi Angel! You’re absolutely right – start slowly when it comes to being vegan, if that what feels right for you. My transition was slow, as well. I was able to give up meat right away but cheese and butter took me a little longer to give up. Eventually I got to a point where I now do not miss those foods at all, especially since there are now so many great non-dairy versions of those foods! Perhaps start with meatless Mondays… then maybe do vegan all day except for dinner. What usually happens after this is you realize how you don’t need meat in order to have a delicious and satisfying meal. And then the bonus is, you usually become healthier and feel better! Perfection is definitely not a requirement here. Just take it one meal at a time. Please keep me posted! And thank you for the kind words.

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Anne

Can I use fresh pears for dressing instead of canned? Canned have a lot of sugar

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Audrey Dunham

You certainly can, just keep in mind that the skin of the pear may slightly alter the texture of the dressing. But the bonus is you get a lot of extra fiber! Let me know how it turns out for you.

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Randy Chrust

What is the nutritional content of this and any of your other recipes?

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Audrey Dunham

Hi Randy! With my recipes, I actually focus on the quality of the calories/macros rather than the totals. With this particular recipe, I do have it under the “Treats” category because it is just that – a treat! 🙂 (Which means it’s something you would save for special occasions or events.) Therefore, this pie does have more sugar and fat in it than the recipes you would find under any of the other categories such as breakfast, lunch/dinner, and snacks. But please know that I always try to make every recipe of mine as healthy as possible by choosing the highest quality ingredients that I can, all while making sure that flavor is not sacrificed! It’s a careful balance. I hope this makes sense!

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Janice Hartmann

Hi Audrey!

Thanks for this yummy and healthy gut recipe!

We eat a lot of kale in soups and salads in our house, but I recently had a DEXA Scan where it was discovered that I have significant osteoporosis-osteopenia. I desperately want to avoid taking medicine, as my doctor wants me to take Fosomax, so was wondering if you could recommend a supremely good calcium supplement? Maybe bone strengthening exercises? I’m going to be a Grandmother soon, and want to make sure I’m around to care for my grandchild as well as my mom who lives with us and has dementia.

We plan on moving to Las Vegas, where our son and daughter in law live later this year, as the weather is much better and most importantly care for our new grandson!

Life has been pretty stressful to say the least… I dearly appreciate your feedback.

Thanks again,
Janice

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Nicole Bryan

Looks yummy thanks for sharing. I aldo tried to get to the store to buy the Peanut’s Bake Shop Cookie kit. The set wouldn’t load up.

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Audrey Dunham

Hi Nicole! I apologize for the issue with Peanut’s Bake Shop! I’m actually in the midst of redesigning the store and ALSO getting ready to launch a brand new flavor this week! Please pardon the issue and stay tuned for a big cookie kit announcement happening next week!

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Cecilie Christensen

In Denmark there is not that many stores that have vegan candy, so do you know if i can buy some on Amazon or do you have any ideas for what i can do, because i would like to have some candy in my House for Easter but it would be so Nice if it could be vegan.

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Judi

I dont have whole dates only chopped. How much of the chopped dates would I use?

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Cecilie Christensen

I made these today and wow they are so wonderful. I really love them and it is definitely not the last time i will make them

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Audrey Dunham

So happy you like them, Cecilie! Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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Cheri

I really liked these. I added a pinch of Himalayan salt when they came out and they were really good! I am looking forward to trying more of your recipes because my dad just started a plant based diet to try and save his kidneys. He can’t have these but I saw so many things that he can have 🙂

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Cheri Johnson

Actually we calculated the potassium and phosphorus for 1 cookie and he was able to have one and liked it 🙂

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Audrey Dunham

So happy to hear it!! Thanks for letting me know.

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Paula Jilling

Okay Audrey. You have convinced me to try kale. I have avoided it because well because I did. Lol. Anyway, so far your recipes have been amazing so I am betting this is going to work.
Thanks

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Angel Bennett

What’s in the salad it looks delicious? I tried the balsamic dressing and it was great thank you.

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Patty Mathis

Wow… These look amazing. Love your recipes. Am an avid Peanuts bake shop cookie dough fan. And great tip about keeping the flax seed in the freezer. PS the avacado wraps are super. Thanks, so much.

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Cheryle Brown

These are soooo good, and so easy to make. I’m trying to eat less meat, and I’m so tired of chicken. These hit the spot. I baked mine and like them just fine. Since my quinoa made 3 cups (cooked), I’m going to make two more batches tomorrow after church. I think I’m going to freeze them on a cookie sheet and put them in a freezer bad. That way, I’ll be able to take out and cook as many or few as I need (I cook for only myself). Thank you for this recipe! (Oh, the two young girls in my office are doing Keto. Do you have the nutritional numbers on this? I think they would love them.)

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Gerri Abrahamsen

Well said, words of inspiration!! Great opinions Audrey, words that I try to follow daily.

An FYI – I referred your website and Food Blog to a friend, Bill Stankey, http://westportentertainment.com, he’s a reality show producer, Ty Pennington, Joy Behar, etc.
You would be perfect for your own show.

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Melissa Newton

Will definitely be giving these a try. They look and sound delicious.

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Maxine

I found beyond meat made me feel very sick after eating it. Sol brand is much better.

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Audrey Dunham

If you’d like to try Beyond Meat again, this recipe may help “dilute” the burgers (both in taste and otherwise) thanks to the oatmeal and other ingredients that are added. (FYI – I am a fan of Sol burgers, as well! I like the spicy black bean, but unfortunately their texture wouldn’t work in this recipe.)

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Jamie

What is the purpose of the flaxseed? I’m very allergic to Flaxseed. Could I make this recipe without? Or is there a substitute?

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Audrey Dunham

Yes! Try chia seeds.

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Michele Bohlmann

Would it be OK to use skim milk in this recipe instead of almond milk?

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Marie

These burgers are delicious!!! Should I cook before freezing?

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Shaaron Kinney

Thanks for posting this recipe. Our grown daughter is Gluten Free . What a welcome surprise finding Vegan recipes . She will love eating blueberry pancakes for breakfast.

I’m a magician /puppeteer that happens to be mostly Vegan. I decided to take my skills in cooking to present a magical nutrition show. So glad to find your site. Looking forward to trying your recipes.

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Audrey Dunham

Fantastic! Thank you for the kind words!!

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Meredith

Could I use soy milk instead of cashew or almond? I don’t keep cashew or almond milk around regularly and wouldn’t want it to go to waste. Thanks!

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Audrey Dunham

Yes – you can use soy milk instead! I’m sure any non-dairy milk would work just fine. 🙂

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Meredith

Oops, just noticed this also calls for monk fruit as well. I don’t mind higher sugar content. Can I just put in more coconut sugar instead?

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amazon

Nice

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Laurielynn

I learned from the stand that makes frozen bananas at county Fair they put stick into banana and freeze before putting chocalate & toppings on. It made a huge difference. I’m going to try it with your bite size receipe

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Audrey Dunham

Laurielynn – great idea!

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Louann

This is fabulous! First time I have ever made hummus and so glad that I did.

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Marina Markou

Morning, can I use honey instead of maple syrup?

Thank you ?

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Audrey Dunham

Hey Marina, I’ve honestly never tried it! Since maple syrup is vegan, that’s the route I go with this recipe. The texture and flavor are just perfect for these cookies!

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Cathy Smith

Ms. Audrey, I am disabled and experience lots of fatigue. I do love the Overnight Oats. For quick and easy for say a couple of weeks at a time… can I put my measured oatmeal, and any dry things like nuts coconut etc. in jar, add the correct amount of fruit using frozen fruits (more available) on top, put a lid on then store in freezer till putting it down in fridge then add fresh milk, liquids and seasonings etc, to soak for the night etc. Would that work?

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Nadine Nuzzo

I have a few too!

Be Grateful!
Don’t put it down, put it away
Call your Mother!

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Audrey Dunham

Those are great!

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Christine

Life is about choices.

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Gary Barlotta

Because I Love My Family

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Laura Boyle

Needed to hear this today! I love the idea of doing little favors for yourself. I have young onset Parkinson’s and one of the things we struggle with is Apathy. Reading your blog today really helped. Thanks for sharing!

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luckycharms

good post for health and fitness

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Audrey Dunham

I would eat protein bars only on emergencies, actually! Real, plant based foods like apples, bananas, nuts, low oil popcorn are all much better options for snacks. Hope this helps!

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Leah

I am better bad with measuring and tend to eat with my eyes. What is oz for half a bowl?

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Stephanie

My husband is working in contsruction, he normally takes bread with him for breaks, how can I make him foods for weightloss that stay nice and fresh during the day?
I now give him cherry tomatos or cucumber slices as a snack, or green smoothies.

Thank you so much from the Netherlands!

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Lizzie D

according to your website you promote healthy nutrition, but a recipe with shortening is far from healthy. I understand it makes for a creamy frosting but has no health benefits at all & should be avoided. Healthy food can taste delicious without adding these artery clogging ingredients.

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Gina Hecht

They were really yummy. This is the first vegan recipe I have made. I’ll be checking out your recipes more. Is there a trick to getting the coating a little more crispy? After they cooled, mine ended up soft. Thank you!

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Audrey Dunham

Hi Gina, thanks for the kind words! I have recently updated the recipe to help make the cauliflower a little more crispy and firm, so please check it out the next time you’re in the mood for some buffalo cauliflower!

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Paula Jilling

You have the most wonderful recipes and tips. Thank you.

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Sheila

I can’t wait to try this dressing! I would really like the ingredients for the salad you’re showing with this recip
e cuz it’s making me REALLY hungry!

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Audrey Dunham

It’s all a fantastic combo! Hope you love it as much as we do.

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Cheryle Brown

I’ve had this recipe saved since you posted it. It’s now in the frig getting cool for a chef salad I’m going to fix tonight. The flavors are amazing. I did add some monk fruit sweetener to taste. Thanks for this great new addition for my salads.

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Audrey Dunham

So glad you like it! I’m actually planning on making more today myself.
Thanks for taking the time to comment!

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Cheryle Brown

I hope my original post didn’t go through. No wonder I added monk fruit. As I was putting away my ingredients, there sat the maple syrup unopened. Duh.

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Linda

Can you use something else besides garbanzo bean flour?

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Cecilie Christensen

I know that this helps you alot. When i am stessed and i can’t focus, i Will simply take a Deep breath and just take a minute or two and do some Deep breath then the body start to relax and you can focus on your work again. This 4 advice is definitely something to remember

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Isa

Right on Audrey.. it is hard to remember but with practice.. I find that it also helps to relief stress headaches!!! Just taking a few deep breaths helps the tension.
Thanks for the info!!

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Donna

Delicious recipe!

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Alfreda

Can you double or triple the recipe, do I do the same for the maple syrup.

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Audrey Dunham

Yes, absolutely! Just double or triple the walnuts and syrup amount. I’ve done this many times myself.

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Brenda

Jeff, do you ever use your babies’ antics in your routines on stage? I watched one routine a long time ago when you had a little dog and little car that you told about, and that was hilarious! 😂 BTW, I can’t stand ur terrorist puppet, absolutely TOO mean. BUT, UR GREAT, Jeff. Congrats to u and family.

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Tamy

Wow I’ve made these twice this week. SO GOOD! Easy, too! Thanks so much xo

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Audrey Dunham

So glad you like them, Tamy!

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Riekie Jooste

Thanks Audrey this is the best advice ever🌹My motto in life is: Never judge a book by its cover.

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Sara Schreiweis

I am trying to be a vegan. I’m having trouble finding the right recipes that will help me lose weight and get healthy. I’ve been watching Simmenet nutrition and he eats a lot. How can I lose weight if I eat a lot? And most of my recipes are sweet potato or regular potato. I really need help. When Jeff said at his show Thursday night that you all are vegan I was like oh goodies. Could you help me? I don’t know how to eat right. Portions included. I used to eat meat, carbs, a little veggies and dessert. Its hurt me a lot.

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Audrey Dunham

Hey Sara, yes – I’m familiar with Simmenet. He’s a super smart guy and shares a lot of great information. However, he is quite the athlete, so his portions may be larger than what most people would need. For myself and Jeff, we do eat more volume than ever on a vegan diet, simply because our plates are always at least half filled with vegetables and/or fruit. Potatoes and sweet potatoes are extremely healthy and satiety foods, and I highly recommend them. The one key thing is to make sure your fat intake is low, so you don’t want to cover those potatoes with oil or non-dairy butter. Try chili or ketchup or seasonings instead! Avoiding oils, and high fat foods is absolute key when aiming for fat loss on a vegan diet. But to make sure you don’t go crazy, always save room for a little treat every day, if you want one, such as some dark chocolate or a vegan cookie. Save bigger desserts and treats for special occasions or when you REALLY want them. Above all else, remember that perfection is NOT necessary – just take it one meal at a time and remember to always include a ton of vegetables and/or fruit with every meal. I hope this helps!

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Vanessa

I’d like to use this pie crust recipe for a pecan pie. The pie recipe I have says to use an unbaked crust – but that is for a regular flour/non vegan crust. Can I make the pie with this crust unbaked, or do you think I should bake it first? Thank you so much!

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Audrey Dunham

I always like to partially bake this crust for 12 minutes before adding the filling and baking again. Whats nice is that it doesn’t burn easily; even if in the oven for an additional 60 minutes! Partially baking this crust for those 12 minutes ensures that it’s the perfect texture all the way around and not under baked or gummy in some areas, which can happen with crusts including almond flour. Hope this helps!

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Carolyn

Do I still blind bake this crust if making a pumpkin pie? Thanks!

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Audrey Dunham

Yes! Just bake those 12 minutes.

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Molly

5 stars
Just baked these for a friend having cravings. Hoping the ginger will help her morning sickness. I used dark brown sugar, dark molasses and did use real butter but got results as good as your original. Thank you!

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Audrey Dunham

So happy to hear this! Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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Kara

5 stars
Served this to my coworkers, and they liked it better than the real thing! SOOOO GOOD!

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Audrey Dunham

Thank you – so happy to hear everyone loved it!

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R

This is not nog, where is the protein?

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Audrey Dunham

Hi, in my opinion, protein isn’t what makes great “egg nog” type drinks – it’s the flavor and the fat. Egg yolks are high in fat, which is why they are used in egg nog. With my recipe, I call for full fat oat milk (not the low fat type) with the option of adding almond butter for extra richness.

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Lauren Massey

When I gave up meat, I began ordering a baked potato with broccoli any time we went to our favorite steakhouse. Six months later, at my son’s 19th birthday dinner, the waiter asked me if I was vegetarian. When I told him I was, he told me that they cook the broccoli in chicken broth. I later found out that they will cook the broccoli in water if you ask. I really love getting a baked sweet potato with broccoli since I don’t have to add anything other than a little salt and pepper.

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Audrey Dunham

Oh yikes! Well I agree – communicating with the server is key. Restaurants almost always aim to please!

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Deborah A. Axelson

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I’ve tried something similar to this but ended up with more burnt than brown. I like your version better and will try it very soon.
Thanks

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Audrey Dunham

Thanks! Yes – I find the key is to toss in that glaze post roasting to prevent that from happening.

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Lynn

Thanks so much for making me a PB cookie addict! I’m making them now…again (because the last batch was eaten si quickly) 😊 This truly is a quick n easy, DELICIOUS cookie.

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Audrey Dunham

So happy you love them, Lynn!! We’re BIG fans of these cookies in our home, as well.

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Belén

5 stars
Hi! these are bomb, I ran out of maple syrup. How can I replace it? (vegan), I don’t have Molasses either. Can I replace it with sugar?
Btw thank you for this recipe, simple yet so yummy, I love both chickpea and peanuts

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Audrey Dunham

So glad you like these! One of our faves as well. To replace maple syrup, you’d actually need another liquid sugar, such as agave. However, if your peanut butter is on the thin/runny side, you might be able to get away with sugar. Please let me know how it turns out!

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Gina Hecht

These are so yummy. I never knew they could be so easy. I’m going nuts (haha) making so many. I’m using walnuts and pecans. Going to give them as gifts.

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Belén

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Hi! I’m the one who asked if I could replace the maple syrup with sugar. I did and it turned out good! I replaced it with 1 cup of sugar and added three tablespoons of almond milk, they turned out great and my dad that had them for the first time liked it. The only difference is that they were a little bit more chewy, but still good.
Thank u!

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LuAnn Box

5 stars
I loved it. My granddaughter and I made it. Had to steal a spoonful. It’s really good only it is hard to wait to cool

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Audrey Dunham

So happy to hear it, LuAnn! My family and I love this pie, too! Thanks for leaving a review – it means a lot.

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Nat Sam

5 stars
I followed your recipe as the base for my glutenfree vegan fruitcake and it came out as the best fruitcake I’ve made in this allergy friendly version. I added a pound of my soaked fruits, a tsp extra baking powder and two tbsp extra sugar. I can’t thank you enough for such a simple and effective recipe. I also kept it nut free by using hemp milk. This is now my go to recipe for a pound cake or any other type of flavored cake. Thank you so much again!

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Audrey Dunham

Fantastic- happy to hear it! Thank you so much for letting me know. Now I want to go make fruit cake!

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Ruhama Efron

Hi, this looks great!! How long before serving do you think this dressing could be made? How long do you think it would keep in the fridge? Thank you!!

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Audrey Dunham

Hi! This dressing will keep about two weeks in the fridge, if not longer. So feel free to make it in advance!

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Ellen Ostbo

5 stars
Tried this and we all LOVED it! One of us has a corn allergy, so I substituted some carrots and yellow pepper for it. Will be making this again!!

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Audrey Dunham

So happy to hear this, Ellen!! Thanks for taking the time to let me know. 🙂

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Jennifer

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This pumpkin pie is AMAZING! Made it for thanksgiving and Xmas… it was a huge hit and no one knew it was vegan till my hubby let the cat out of the bag lol. Even my sister who HATES pumpkin pie ended up loving it and went back for seconds on this one! Thank you for such a fabulous recipe. It’s one I will be making for years to come 🥰

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Audrey Dunham

So glad you liked the pumpkin pie recipe, Jennifer! Thank you very much for the kind words; it means a lot. (For those reading, the full pumpkin pie recipe can be found HERE.

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Jennifer

Can you add a can corn or creamed corn to this to give it that little pop of sweetness? Would creamed corn take the place of the canola oil?

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Audrey Dunham

Are you looking to replace the maple syrup? Creamed or canned corn might work if you don’t drain it. As for the oil replacement, I’m thinking canned pumpkin might work nicely!

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Jeanne Tipton

5 stars
Awesome recipe!!!!

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Audrey Dunham

Thank you so much! Glad you like it.

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Shirley Blancato

I am so glad to read this! I have a friend on FB who follows Keto and is always touting how great it is, and showing her recipes. My feeling is “everything in moderation.” I respect everyone’s belief, but don’t think FB is the proper platform to push others if they don’t feel good about it. Thank you so much, Audrey!

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Audrey Dunham

Thanks, Shirley!

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Mike

Heard you guys on the Exam Room podcast. Is there any way to replace the vegan butter in this recipe?

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Audrey Dunham

Hi Mike, you can try mashed avocado as a 1:1 replacement, but I will say I haven’t tried it! If you do, please let me know what you think. Hope you love the cookies! They are an extra special treat.

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Teresa Bradley

If maple syrup is substituted for the sugar in both the crust and the filling, should I lessen the liquid amount? Or do you have another natural substitute for the sugar?

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Audrey Dunham

Hi Teresa, In this case I don’t think it would hurt to use a liquid sweetener such as maple syrup. I’m sure the recipe would turn out quite nicely! Thanks for the question.

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Susan

Is there something I can use instead of coconut sugar. My soon to be daughter in law is allergic to coconut.

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Audrey Dunham

Yes – regular granulated sugar would work!

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Brenda Bagger

5 stars
So easy to make and very tasty! Mine were still a little “gooey” in texture after baking . . . Not sure if I should have baked longer, or if that was what should have been expected. Will definitely bake these again.

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Audrey Dunham

So glad you liked them! Yes, try baking for 1-2 minutes more next time. 🙂

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Drew Brent

5 stars
I tried this recipe and it was super good and tasty and easy and quick to fix the only difference is I used the can jackfruit because where I live in Wyoming they don’t sell the preseason bag jackfruit.

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Audrey Dunham

Fantastic – so happy to hear it! Thanks for the comment. Did you end up adding your own sauce or seasoning to the jackfruit then?

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Drew Brent

5 stars
This was the first Vegan meal I have ever made and they did not disappoint. They taste extremely good and my wife even like them as much as I did. Thank you Audrey and I will be trying your other recipes.

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Monika

5 stars
I love this recipe and I make it often! A chocolate chip cookie that you don’t have to feel guilty about eating! It’s full of goodness! ❤️

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Audrey Dunham

Thanks for this, Monika!

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Jeanne Tipton

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We just finished this great appetizer with a veggy tray. The ranch drsg was the best I have tried!!! The buffalo cauliflower wings were HOT,oh my!! LOL!! The taste was so good I continued eating them anyway. This will be a regular on our menu for game day! Thank you & please con’t to put out more of your recipes. Love all I have tried.

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Maureen

5 stars
Love it, you get to have chocolate in a healthy way

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Audrey Dunham

Yes! My thoughts exactly. 🙂

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Maureen

How long will these keep

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Audrey Dunham

About two weeks in an airtight container!

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Jeanne Tipton

5 stars
Another great recipe! You like easy,delicious veg soup? This is a winner on cold winter nights!!!😁

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Kristin

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This was soooooo good and addicting!!!!! I am from Buffalo NY home of the Buffalo wings. We love our wings here and this is a great substitute and my family and friends loved. we served with blue cheese as that is the only thing you will find in Buffalo with wings. It was awesome with the Cauliflower. Loved it!!!! Thank you! If you want to know how to make real Buffalo sauce let me know 🙂

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Audrey Dunham

Yay, so happy to read this – thank you!! So happy you loved the recipe! Especially means a lot knowing you’re from lovely Buffalo. Thanks, again!

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Missy Steinbeck

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This chocolate mousse recipe is the best! What makes extra good is that no one can tell they aren’t eating the real deal! I actually just made it for our dessert tonight! Try to with whipped coconut milk!! Yum!

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Audrey Dunham

So happy you liked it!! YUM!

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Carol

Thanks for the insight. I really do not understand why people feel the Keto diet is healthy. It just doesn’t seem logical. We really enjoy your channel and blog and would like to request more oil-free recipes. We try to follow a “Forks Over Knives” or “Starch Solution” approach, and oil is strictly off-limits on those. Thank you!

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Audrey Dunham

Thanks so much for the message, Carol! I’m with you. Please check out my salad dressing recipes! All of them are oil free. I especially love my Year Round Christmas Dressing, Sesame Ginger and my Vegan Caesar recipes. If you try them, please leave me a comment and star rating and let me know what you think. Thanks!!

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Joeanna

Delicious!

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Audrey Dunham

Thank you! I’m about to make it myself. 🙂

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Karla Schroeder

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Yummy yum! Yum!! Wow! I would have never guessed the garbanzo flour could be so naturally sweet and delicious! I am gluten and dairy free and have tried a few of your recipes. I am thoroughly impressed! My boyfriend and I were at one if Jeff’s shows and he did an amazing job promoting your site and mission. We are in love with your recipes!

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Audrey Dunham

Thank you so much for the kind words, Karla! You made my day! So happy you like the pancakes; I love these, too.

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Bonnie Mills

Audrey, this sounds delicious and I am excited to make it for the first time. I am a new diabetic, so I am wondering how many sugar or carbs this has? Wanting to make it for Valentines Day. Thanks, Bonnie

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Audrey Dunham

Hi, thanks for this! Can you please pass along your blog url? Thanks

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Melissa Mantooth

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I love, love, love these!! So colorful and delicious! Used corn tortillas since I have Celiac Disease.

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Audrey Dunham

So happy to see this – I love them, too! Thank you so much for the kind words. Corn tortillas are definitely a great option!

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Lynn

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I too am from Buffalo (go Bills, Kristen)! This recipe is fantastic….HOT 😳 but delish! Thanks Audrey, I’m now a follower.

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Viola Zagskorn

5 stars
This recipe is delicious! Food you feel good about eating!!!

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Audrey Dunham

Yes!! Thank you so much for this. 🙂

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JeriLynn

5 stars
This was is delicious!! Just made it! Had one warm and can’t wait to have it with some chili!

I heard you speak on The exam room podcast! Thanks for sharing you recipes and insight!

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Audrey Dunham

Thank you so much for the kind words! We love this recipe in our home, too!

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Ed Barnard

I decided to go Vegan just over a year ago and am thankful for the significant health benefits I’ve been blessed with. I think Audrey’s Butternut soup is one of the best I’ve tried.

The more I follow great recipes like yours, the more I like Veganism.

Thanks for your gift to us; much appreciated,
Ed B. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVGyq3VaUgg&list=PL_–zSI_hC9qAfvNE6qFwmGoWVk50Hb9VThankns

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Audrey Dunham

Thank you so much for this! Your words mean a lot. I wish you all the best!

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PAULA LISOWSKY

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I don’t love chili. I know, unAmerican, right. At least I didn’t until I tried this one!!! It’s such a complex blend of flavors, reminiscent of some of the moles I’ve tried in Mexico. The fact that it goes together in just a few minutes is a real bonus. I used half chipotle chili powder and half a milder (regular) chili powder.

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Lyn

This is delicious – I love the use of chickpea flour. I have another one cooling for my grandson’s afterschool treat!

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Audrey Dunham

So glad you love this recipe! I’m a big fan of it, myself. Hope your grandson loves it, too. Enjoy!

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Candace Garcia

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I just want to say thank you for all of your incredible recipes! You are truly amazing! I just ate half the batch of Peanuts C.Chip cookies…YUM!! And I’m trying to switch my whole family to a vegan lifestyle but I have one of those husbands that is a bit hard to convert! I’m not giving up though! 😉 but anyway I learned about your recipes and website from your husbands show! We just saw him yesterday in Estero Florida. He is so talented and so funny (Peanut is definitely my favorite) but I just have one little comment….I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican but in Jeff’s show he’s definitely made it crystal clear he is a stout Republican which I have to say I didn’t really care for that too much! I also love Lewis Black but he makes it clear he pretty much hates both sides.. lol. Anyway, I think you and your husband are a wonderful couple and I love and respect you both. Thank you again.

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Audrey Dunham

Thank you for taking the time to comment, Candace! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the recipes as well as the cookie kits! As for Jeff, his goal is to stay as neutral as possible, knowing he has fans on both sides of the fence. Regardless, I have passed along your comment to him. Thanks and good luck with converting your husband! My Black Bean and Veg Enchiladas are a big favorite, so perhaps those will help sway him in the right direction. 🙂

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Vanessa

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hey audrey,
i tried this today and i loved it…it smelled great when i putting it together last night and then when i took it out of the fridge this morning; it smelled like an apple pie in a jar. i loved it and so did my sisters! thanks for doing this and hope to find some more…

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Audrey Dunham

Oh yay! Thank you for taking the time to share these kind words. If you like this recipe, you should also try out my single serving apple crisp recipe. It’s a big fave of mine. Thanks, again!

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Joanne

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I have made this recipe three times. It is soooo good people cannot believe it’s vegan. Doubled the recipe to make a layer cake. Tripled the recipe to use in a cupcake form pan. I substituted 1 teaspoon of strawberry emulsion for the vanilla and it came out great. Thank you ☺️

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Audrey Dunham

Fantastic! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment and for these kind words! This is the recipe I make anytime my boys need a treat for their classroom holiday parties. The teachers are always blown away because the kids actually eat the cake (instead of just frosting!) thanks, again.

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Jojo

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These are absolutely deelish! I did sprinkle a touch of cinnamon and put a big Chocolate chip in the middle of each. Thanks for the recipe.

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Audrey Dunham

Fantastic! Thanks so much for the kind words and for taking the time to comment. I add pumpkin pie spice to mine every now and then, but I think I’ll take your lead on the chocolate chip. Love it!

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Vanessa

5 stars
I made a version of this pasta dish because some of my family is allergic to garlic. I used the chickpea pasta and put canned diced tomatoes with a jar of sensitive pasta sauce then added some cracked black pepper and it was awesome.

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Audrey Dunham

So happy you loved it, Vanessa! Thank you for taking the time to comment.

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Annie L

5 stars
Easy and v yummy. The first time I made them, I used a mixer and I think I over mixed the batter, it was sticky and difficult to work with. The second time I hand mixed and it was faster and easier, and they turned out better. Thanks for the great recipe!

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Audrey Dunham

Thanks for taking the time to write! So glad you like these cookies – we LOVE them, too! And – Great note on the mixer, thanks for sharing. 🙂

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Sue Simpson

5 stars
The most delicious, fluffiest chocolate mousse ever.

Thank you so much Audrey

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Audrey Dunham

Thanks so much for this! So happy you like this little treat. 🙂

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Kathy

5 stars
These are delicious! And healthy! Thank you for the recipe 🙂

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Audrey Dunham

So happy you like them!! Thanks for taking the time to comment. 🙂

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Courtney Moore

I am making these ASAP – I cannot wait to try them, I love your page!! Thank you for this.

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Audrey Dunham

I hope you love them! They are so fun and easy. Thank you so much for the kind words!

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Heather

How many calories are in your Elvis cookies?

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Audrey Dunham

My guess would be about 100! Thankfully, each ingredient is a high quality, healthy one, which is always my top focus.

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Blake

5 stars
Just got my package and made it immediately, wow these are delicious! These are going to be hard to resist!

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Audrey Dunham

Ha- totally agree! Jeff and I can’t stop thinking about these. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. Enjoy the cookies!

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Pamela Hughes

Hi, Audrey, I have a question for you, I can’t cook but my husband does. He used the air fry instead of the oven. Can the black bean veggie enchiladas be altered for air fryer. Thanks- Your Boys are adorable 🤗

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Audrey Dunham

HI Pamela, In general, I typically cut the cooking time in half for anything I cook in the air fryer, but perhaps you should check on the enchiladas a couple minutes sooner than that. The trickiest part may be fitting all of the enchiladas in the air fryer… so perhaps do two batches? I hope this helps and thank you for the kind words!

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Sue

5 stars
this recipe is excellent! It was quick and easy to prepare. And flavors were unique to our palate. Definitely making again! Thank you.

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Audrey Dunham

Thank you so much for this, Sue! So glad you like it. 🙂

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jana thayer

5 stars
awsome recipie

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Audrey Dunham

Thank you! So glad you like it.

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Stephanie Marie Murray

I would give this recipe 5 stars. Audrey I made this recipe this past Saturday April 18,2020 which just happens to be Jeff Dunham’s 58th birthday at my group home in Shoreview,MN and everybody just loved it and my staff lo loved it so much that she wanted me to give her the recipe . So keep up the great work at coming up with recipes because I look forward to trying !more of your receipes. I also wish your whole family to stay safe and healthy during this time. I also hope that Jeff had a great 58th birthday and enjoyed his day and that he gets back to touring soon until then I look forward to more videos from both Jeff and Audrey Dunham. From Jeff Dunham ‘s number 1 fan Stephanie Marie Murray in Shoreview,MN.

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Audrey Dunham

Thank you so much for this, Stephanie! Hope you’re staying safe and well!

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Kristen

5 stars
These waffles and sauce were great! I cooked them in my waffle iron for 10 min on the highest setting and they were crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. I also didnt need to grease the waffle iron due to it being ceramic. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

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Audrey Dunham

Thanks for this, Kristen! So glad you liked the recipe. Sounds like I need a ceramic waffle iron! 🙂

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Sue

Hi Audrey, these look great. Will the recipe work with fresh cauliflower? Thanks.

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Macaela Harris

5 stars
90 seconds to deliciousness. Thank you for sharing this recipe! It’s amazing!

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Audrey Dunham

Thanks so much for this! So glad you liked it. Such a fun Lil’ recipe!

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Kimberly Rieder

I am excited to try it. U have such easy and yummy recipe

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Audrey Dunham

Thanks so much. I hope you love it!

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Lisha

5 stars
I made these with almond butter and they are divine. My Cookie Monster husband couldn’t be happier. Garbanzo bean flour has been such a wonderful and versatile addition to my kitchen. Thanks for the recipe!

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Audrey Dunham

Thank you so much for this, Lisha! I’ve made them with a mixed nut/seed butter (Nutzo brand), as well, and they were a success. And I so happy you’re loving the garbanzo flour! It’s truly one of my favorite flours and I use it as much as I can. Thanks, again for taking the time to write!

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Sharon Mitchiner

5 stars
Wow this was quick and easy.

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Jojo

5 stars
These are absolutely amazing! You can eat the dough. I add Chocolate chips! Fabulous!

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Cyndi

5 stars
Please don’t promote “organic” canola as being non-gmo. There is no such thing in nature as a canola plant. It was genetically modified into existence – CANadian Oil = canola. Just because it’s now grown organically doesn’t make it organic.

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Paula jilling

5 stars
I made this tangy lemon dressing and it’s amazing. My new favorite

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Jan B

5 stars
Great recipe I added a tablespoon of chunky peanut butter

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Audrey Dunham

Great idea!

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Cliff Demczuk

5 stars
Thank you so much for this recipe! My wife needs gluten free, and this recipe is actually wonderful! Took very little time, and the end result is delicious!

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Audrey Dunham

Thank you for taking the time to comment, Cliff! So glad you and your wife love these cookies.

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Anita

5 stars
Love it..so easy and yummy

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Audrey Dunham

So glad you like it, Anita. Thanks for the comment!

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Monica Layke

Wondering if I can use Flax milk or hemp milk instead of the almond milk? Allergy to nuts, coconut and soy. 🙁

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Audrey Dunham

Hi Monica – yes! Just so long as it’s the coconut milk in the carton and not the can. I love hemp milk, too, just go for one that’s lower in calories as that will likely mean lower in fat and more likely to match the profile of almond or cashew milk, which are generally high in water and low in fat.

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COURTNEY

5 stars
I love these cupcakes, but every time I make them the liners peel off…am I doing something wrong or do I just have crappy liners? h

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Audrey Dunham

Hey Courtney, so glad you like the recipe! Here are some things to try to keep those liners from peeling away: try filling your cupcakes just a little bit more so the tops of the cupcakes reach the top of the liners as they bake. You want the cupcakes to stick to the tops of the liners. Also, try baking them one extra minute to ensure they’re not even the slightest bit under baked. You want them nice a sturdy. Also – when you store them, avoid airtight containers that trap moisture – cardboard boxes are best or any other situation that allows them to breathe. Then, keep them in a place where they won’t be exposed to any heat or cold – just room temp. Finally – try foil liners! This type may work best. Hope these tips help!

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pam

5 stars
awesome!

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Lee Anne Smith

Have you tried this recipe in an air fryer? I have done something similar to this but used a dry mix with almond flour, sprayed with virgin olive oil and done about 10 minutes in the air fryer (I have a ninja) and love it, my husband thinks it tastes like chicken.

I just joined your website today, looking forward to seeing more. Thank you,

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Audrey Dunham

Hi Lee Anne and welcome! I haven’t tried this in an air fryer yet but I bet it would be fantastic. If you try it, please let me know how it turns out!

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JJ

5 stars
This was so bomb! I didn’t use that much glaze though. Probably only a tbsp.

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Audrey Dunham

So glad you liked it, JJ! Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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emw

5 stars
thanks for this recipe. there were amazing!

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Audrey Dunham

Thank you – so glad you liked these PB cookies!

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Jill La Fleur

5 stars
I just put mine in the oven-so excited to try them (loving the batter already ;)! I am wondering if you have an idea on the nutritional content (calories, etc)? Thank you for this and all of your amazing recipes!!

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Alyse Winston

Squeeze in some fresh lime and/or lemon juice. Delicious over fresh fruit!!!

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Audrey Dunham

Oooo… good one!

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Jan

5 stars
Absolutely refreshing and delicious!

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Audrey Dunham

Thank you, Jan! So glad you liked it.

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Nav

Hello,

I’m wondering if I can use Bob’s Gluten Free 1 to 1 flour in this recipe instead with the same results? Ive been using this flour and trying to find a recipe that doesn’t make my cupcakes gummy/sticky and nice and fluffy instead but haven’t had any luck so far.This is my last hope!!

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Audrey Dunham

Sure, give it a try! I always prefer the Bob’s GF AP with the red label, but that’s just a personal preference. If you try the blue label cup for cup (For baking) please let me know how they turn out!

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Laura

5 stars
These were delicious! I made these for a pumpkin spice loving friend, and added some mini dark chocolate chips on top for some added chocolatey goodness. I’ve now passed this recipe on to a bunch of my friends and will definitely be making it again in the future!

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Audrey Dunham

Yay, fantastic! So glad you all enjoyed the recipe! The mini chocolate chip idea is brilliant. 🙂

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Felicia

5 stars
Thank you for sharing the recipe…I made them today and they were absolutely wonderful.

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Audrey Dunham

Thank you, Felicia! So happy you loved them!

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Jayne

I can’t have almond flour. Could I add an additional cup of the Bob’s Red Mill GF All-Purpose Flour in lieu of the almond flour?

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Audrey Dunham

That would likely work. Start with just half the amount of almond flour that is called for when substituting with the GF flour and then add more as needed. Please let me know how it turns out!

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Elfie

Hi,

Usually some kind of liquid is added to the dough to hold it together and form a dough, do you really skip this step?

Thanks!

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Audrey Dunham

Hi Elfie, I agree, but actually due to the high fat content in the recipe, the liquid isn’t needed this time. This is always my go-to crust recipe – I hope you try it! Please let me know what you think, if you do.

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Adri

5 stars
This recipe just made my life so much better, you’ve got no idea! I happened to have all the ingredients at home so I figured I’d give it a try, despite being a bit skeptical… It turned out so much better than expected haha like chickpea flour has a very strong flavour but here, although still notable, it is not overwhelming at all! Love this and would definitely recommend 🙂

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Audrey Dunham

Ha – I love it! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. I’m so happy you love the mug cake!

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Alyse Winston

Audrey – I’m buying a bread maker. Do you have any recipes using almond flour or the like?

Thank you

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