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Fully-Loaded Peach & Quinoa Salad

Fully-Loaded Peach & Quinoa Salad

Summer is in the air and all up in my kitchen! And let me tell you! Have I been taking full advantage of all the colorful produce this season has to offer! Herbs, peaches and avocados oooh my! I’ve been loving the creativity that the colors and flavors this season supply us with – It’s the best time of year to get inventive with some serious salad making. Filling a bowl to the brim with nutritious greens, topping it with an assortment of rainbow-colored fruit and sprinkling in freshly minced herbs. All the fresh produce you can dream of is so fresh and (so clean clean…in other words…) readily available! Which is exactly how this salad came into existence…... read more
Plant Based Protein Sources

Plant Based Protein Sources

We have big news. Brace yourselves, this is going to rock your world… …you don’t have to eat animal products to get protein in your diet. It’s true! There are plants, legumes, seeds and grains that supply your body with protein. According to Dr. Weil, “You’ll do well if you eat a balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds and soy foods.” (source) In today’s world, we have an interesting relationship with meat. Most meals are centered around it, and everything from the sauce to the wine depends on what meat is served. So we’ve put together this infographic to clear up the common misconception. You don’t have to be a vegan or vegetarian to... read more
Grilled Peach and Mint Pistachio Pesto Summer Salad

Grilled Peach and Mint Pistachio Pesto Summer Salad

I wanted to share with you a post we did on our dear friend Kathleen’s Blog, Gonna Want Seconds. We just had to share this because it’s so delicious… and it’s peach season! Perfect timing to squeeze in a few more peach recipes Peaches are one of my favorite fruits to grill and/or top on a salad. Check out the post and let us know what you think! Also, check out Kathleen’s blog for delicious, mouth watering recipes! She’s a pro!     Some people love summer for the long days, pool parties or neighborhood BBQs… I love summer because it’s peach season! Peaches have always been one of my favorite foods! They’re the item I rush to farmers market... read more
Tabouleh

Tabouleh

I’m all about tabouleh. This specific tabouleh recipe that is. It’s my grandma’s recipe, who passed it down to my Mom, who gave it to me, and now I’m sharing it with you Growing up it was one of my favorite things to eat. Which is odd, I know, seeing as most kids prefer candy and cookies… …Don’t get me wrong, I had some serious cookie game back in the day. But I really had big love for Grandma’s tabouleh. Again, weird I know. But if you’re a regular on my blog, you know I’m a bit different. Ok, so first things first… Is it tabbouleh? Or tabouleh? Or tabouli? Yikes! To be honest, I wasn’t entirely sure myself – and... read more
The Best Essential Oil Diffuser Review

The Best Essential Oil Diffuser Review

Purchasing your first essential oil diffuser is a BIG decision. There are a lot of diffusers to choose from. They each have their own unique features, making them all sound amazing in different ways. Some of these add ons are great! While others sound cool and end up being a headache. Making it hard to know which diffuser to buy and why! Don’t worry. We’ve got your back. After some unfortunate purchases, and a few awesome ones (that are still around), we feel we know what’s up in the diffuser world. Which is why we put together the best essential oil diffuser review to help you find the right diffuser based on your needs! We’ll give you the skinny on… What to look for when purchasing a diffuser Different types of diffusers Which... read more
The Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten Free & Paleo)

The Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten Free & Paleo)

I can confidently say, these are the best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies I’ve ever tasted. Trust me, they’re so delicious you won’t be able to stop eating them after having one… To make sure I wasn’t alone in feeling this way, I gathered a test group, (my family) to see what they thought. My family eats far more processed foods than I do. They’re not vegan (although I’m not either), but they love dairy and don’t consider a meal a meal if it doesn’t have gluten in it! Needless to say I didn’t tell them these were Vegan/Gluten Free/Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies. And guess what? The plate was cleared within minutes, and they all asked for more! No one could even... read more
Baked Plantain Chips

Baked Plantain Chips

Craving a healthy low cal, no guilt sweet and salty treat without the giant caloric splurge of that o-so-delicious chocolate covered popcorn? We’ve got just what you’re looking for… Baked Plantain Chips! They’ve got a crunchy/salty shell wrapped around a sweet interior that is sure to satisfy your cravings. Not to mention they’re baked (not fried) and the recipe below only calls for natural ingredients. So you don’t have to worry about a complete calorie overdose and unhealthy additives. We’re excited to share our easy to make, baked plantain chip recipe. With a few variations to suite your taste  Last year my friend and I traveled to Nicaragua. It truly was an epic trip… full of beach days, volcano hikes and the occasional late night brought on by one-too-many rum cocktails. Which inevitably led us... read more
99 Mantra Examples for a Happier You

99 Mantra Examples for a Happier You

Everyone has a mantra… …Whether you’re aware of it or not. It’s just the way our brains work. You may be lucky, and inherently have a mantra such as, “Dang, I’m awesome”. Or, like most of us, you may have a negative mantra. I’m too fat… I’m not as pretty… I don’t have what they have… negative thoughts that shape our opinion of ourselves and cemented by repetition. We act out of negative thoughts/behaviors, and make them a reality. Until you become aware of the fact that your mind is constantly spinning and producing thoughts, you can’t change it. The beauty of this? You can change your personal mantra. You can switch your negative thoughts to positive ones… and trust... read more
No Bake Energy Bites

No Bake Energy Bites

With age, mornings have become increasingly difficult. I used to wake up full of energy and ready to start the day! Now I find myself yelling at my alarm, wishing I could turn back time for a few extra minutes (hours) of extra sleep. Which is why I value every precious second in the mornings. And having a delicious, premade breakfast such as these no bake energy bites is the perfect way for me to capitalize on one extra slap of the snooze button. Even if you love the mornings, and waking up extra early to prep your favorite egg dish, you’re still going to love this recipe. These no bake energy bites are convenient, they’re delicious, and they... read more
Top 101 Detox Water Recipes

Top 101 Detox Water Recipes

Water. We simply can’t live without it. Sometimes it’s so thirst quenching-ly good! Other times? You’d rather have a soda. Let’s face the facts… Who actually enjoys downing the recommended daily dose of plain ol’water?! I certainly don’t. And if you agree, I’ve got an idea that’ll make drinking water much more enjoyable and far less of a chore. It’s time to amp up your water game, by simply… Infusing water with fruits, herbs and veggies. It’s that easy. All you have to do is: Place your desired flavor combo in a mason jar. Add water. Let it sit. And Voila! Just like that, you’ve created your very own, low calorie, deliciously infused water. Looking for extra credit? Use ingredients with detoxifying qualities (we’ll identify these below)... read more

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