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Eight Ways to Use Avocado Oil 

By |2019-03-13T00:14:58-05:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Beauty, Fit & Fab, Natural Remedies|Tags: , , |

When you're trying to figure out a way to live your life without products created with chemicals, it can take some time to learn how you can use what you have. Not everything is as upfront as using aloe vera to soothe a sunburn. To find other eco-friendly, more natural alternatives, you're going to need to [...]

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Natural Home Remedies for Summer Hair Challenges

By |2016-08-26T18:01:25-05:00August 26th, 2016|Categories: Beauty, Fit & Fab, Hair, Natural Beauty Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , |

During the summer season, hair often turns dull and luster-less. It isn’t rare for women to experience dry, dull, unmanageable hair. The reason this is more common during the summer season is because of the intense humidity that causes the hair to get less nourishment and moisture. Apart from humidity, sometimes you may get dry, dull hair [...]

7 Simple Ways to Boost Your Fiber Intake

By |2016-08-19T02:00:49-05:00August 19th, 2016|Categories: Healthy Living, Nourish, Nutrition, Plant-based diet, Raw Food Diet|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

What is all the fuss and bother about this thing called ‘fiber’? Well, bottom line, it is an incredibly important part of your daily diet and essential for your health. Simple. Fiber, also referred to as roughage or bulk, supports the body to assist the effective functioning of the intestines by stimulating peristalsis, the movement of the [...]

Best Foods For a Low Carb Diet

By |2016-08-18T16:53:12-05:00August 18th, 2016|Categories: Healthy Living, Nourish|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Carbohydrates are essential for the body to function properly. The problem is that people eat the wrong kind of carbs. Foods with carbs either have simple or complex carbs. Simple carbs are natural. These foods include fruit like strawberries, apples, raspberries and grapes. Foods that contain complex carbs include sugary snacks and grains like bread and [...]

Kale Kimchi Avocado Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette

By |2016-03-11T15:44:48-05:00March 11th, 2016|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This Kale Kimchi Avocado Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette is one of my favorites due to the fact that I also add watercress, radishes and onion which really kicks it up a notch. Dressed simply with a toasted sesame oil vinaigrette, the resulting blend of zing and zest definitely delights the palate. But what really makes this salad sing is the [...]

Don’t Toss Those Scraps: 19 Foods You Can Regrow from Scraps – Infographic

By |2016-02-17T15:05:24-05:00February 17th, 2016|Categories: Gardening, Green & natural home, Green living, Living Green, Living Green|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I have fond memories of the pride I felt as a little girl from saving our white potato skins, replanting them, watching them grow--but most of all--eating my potatoes. I also remember immersing avocado pits in water with toothpicks to grow lovely new plants from them. But many years have passed and I got away from doing that. Well, it's time to get back [...]

Chocolate Lovers’ Cacao Almond Butter Superfood Smoothie

By |2016-02-10T18:31:30-05:00February 10th, 2016|Categories: Green smoothies, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Like many of us, I am a chocolate lover! Chocolate sweets and treats are typically associated with Valentine's Day but once I discovered the taste and benefits of raw cacao powder, I prefer to make my own cacoa- powered delights. The flavor is amazing and so are the health benefits: Raw cacao powder contains more than 300 different [...]

Make It & Take It: Baby Kale Cabbage & Pickled Veggie Mason Jar Salad

By |2016-02-05T07:00:53-05:00February 5th, 2016|Categories: Meatless Monday, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

I love to make, take and eat salads for lunch and even dinner almost everyday. That's why I like to assemble these easy, portable, colorful, mason jar salads. I shop for organic produce locally and seasonally, so the contents of my salads will vary according to what's available in my local markets. Cabbage and carrots add crunch and [...]

Sweet and Savory: Cranberry Pear Walnut Avocado Spinach Salad

By |2016-02-03T23:09:00-05:00February 3rd, 2016|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , |

In my crunchy, colorful, organic plant-based kitchen, healthy, hearty salads are an everyday occurrence. A fresh, flavorful, multi-textured salad made with seasonal ingredients is my idea of comfort food. Imagine savoring each mouthful of pear, walnuts, cranberry, red onion, tomatoes, avocado and spinach with a creamy tahini dressing. The sweet and savory mix of flavors in this quick and easy salad titillated my [...]

Razzed About Raspberry Banana and Green Tea Smoothie

By |2016-01-19T15:31:51-05:00January 19th, 2016|Categories: Green smoothies, Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Vegan|Tags: , , , |

After my glass of warm water with lemon, two stimulating mugs of green tea are must-haves for me each morning. Green tea gives me just the kick I need to kickstart my day--especially because I am not a natural "morning person"--although I am still working on that! In fact, it's always on my list of New Year Resolutions--year [...]

Red, White and Super Greens Salad

By |2016-01-12T21:09:19-05:00January 12th, 2016|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

After a solid two months of holiday parties and vacations, my body was begging me for a break. A big one! Large, chewy, nutritious salads have always been my go-to food for a flavorful and filling way to treat my body right! I love to mix a variety colors, tastes and textures to create a healthy [...]

7 Vegetables You Can Easily Grow Indoors

By |2015-12-23T10:51:22-05:00December 23rd, 2015|Categories: Gardening, Green living, Living Green, Living Green, Organic Gardening|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The chilly temperatures and the bad weather may have put an end to the outdoor gardening for now, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a thriving harvest. There are many options to grow healthy and happy vegetables inside your home. The key is to pick the right greenery and location and you will get [...]

Soft Skin, Warm Heart: Healthy Skin Care Tips for Seniors

By |2015-11-17T16:12:18-05:00November 17th, 2015|Categories: Fit & Fab, Natural Beauty Recipes, women's health|Tags: , , , , , , |

Skin is the barrier between the environment and us and it should be able to function at maximum efficiency. This is why, as we grow older, we still need to take care of it as much as we take care of our general health. There are many ways to keep our skin healthy and it’s best [...]

Kickstart Your Day with a Morning Master Blaster Superfood Smoothie #VGNMF15

By |2015-09-28T17:03:34-05:00September 28th, 2015|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan, VeganMoFo|Tags: , , , , , , |

After a hectic but happy weekend, when Monday rolls around I often feel the effects of too much fun and too little sleep. Have you felt that way before? I bet you have! On mornings like this my usual ritual of lemon water, green tea and fresh fruit doesn't give me enough energy to "kick butt [...]

Vegan MoFo Day #2: “Not My Momma’s ” Sweet Potato Avocado Mesclun Salad #VGNMF15

By |2015-09-02T14:03:48-05:00September 2nd, 2015|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based diet, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan, VeganMoFo|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Today is day 2 of Vegan MoFo and I was inspired by the suggested prompt to create this healthier, heartier take on the pale, boring salads that I grew up with. When I was a child, my mother used to make salads each week for the family. Her salads usually includedbland, tasteless iceberg lettuce and tomatoes with a large [...]

10 Natural Skin Tightening Masks, Oils and Herbs

By |2015-08-27T15:58:00-05:00August 27th, 2015|Categories: Fit & Fab, Natural Beauty Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Are you concerned about loose or sagging skin? Many people are worried about this--so you are not alone! Loose skin is a very common problem. Whether you have lost a lot of weight or you were pregnant--or for other reasons-- firming loose skin is important to many of us! We've gathered 10 easy to implement tips for using essential oils and [...]

Mad About Mango Superfood Green Smoothie

By |2015-04-10T16:37:01-05:00April 10th, 2015|Categories: Green smoothies, Nourish, Raw Food Diet, Uncategorized, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Green smoothies are often my go-to choice for a quick and healthy meal-in-a-minute. Today I decided to raid the fridge to find some goodies for a super-nutritious green smoothie to fuel my day. I lucked out with fresh mango, avocado, banana and kale! Plus, I added some healthy superfoods to kick the nutritional punch up a notch including flax seed [...]

Spinach Avocado Jicama Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing

By |2014-07-25T00:15:53-05:00July 25th, 2014|Categories: Nourish, Plant-based Recipes, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , |

My approach to healthy eating is to plan my meals around seasonal, organic produce-- grown locally as much as possible. I am fortunate that my neighborhood farmers market is always bustling with a large number of local farmers selling a wide variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, pickles, cider, maple syrup, wine, fresh-baked bread and more. I love [...]

Meatless Monday: Chunky Mexican-Style Guacamole

By |2014-05-26T19:44:21-05:00May 26th, 2014|Categories: Meatless Monday, Nourish, Plant-based Recipes, Raw Food Diet, Vegan|Tags: , , , , |

When I crave something rich, creamy, savory and satisfying, I immediately think of an avocado. It's distinct, creamy texture and rich, nutty flavor make it a popular ingredient in many dishes. Although it is probably most well known as a key ingredient in the Mexican dip "guacamole", avocado adds an amazing texture  to mouthwatering wraps, sandwiches and salads due to its high-fat content. But [...]

Meatless Monday: Spicy, Raw Tomato, Red Pepper and Avocado Soup

By |2014-05-12T13:07:42-05:00May 12th, 2014|Categories: Nourish, Raw Food Diet, Vegan|Tags: , , , , , |

When I crave something creamy, yet healthy, I love to whip up a quick raw soup using avocado, seeds or nuts to provide a creamy consistency. This light, savory and slightly spicy raw soup is perfect for lunch or dinner. I like to serve it with a fresh, crispy salad and raw, dehydrated flax crackers. The fresh, organic ingredients in this [...]

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