10 Tips For Giving Up Sugar + Easy Sugar Free Treats

I mentioned in my last post that I'm working on kicking my sweet addiction. If you're reading this right now, chances are good you have an interest in healthy eating and have already heard that sugar is one nasty little shush-your-mouth and contributes to all kinds of problems. Diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and even some types … Continue reading 10 Tips For Giving Up Sugar + Easy Sugar Free Treats

Weekend Beauty: Four Spice Face Mask and Homemade Cinnamon-Turmeric Tea for Clear, Glowing Skin

One of the biggest benefits of switching to a whole-food and plant-strong diet is that your skin begins to effortlessly look a lot better. I've talked about clearing up my acne in the past, and how eating more of the lovely foods nature provides us (and less processed/packaged food) was one of the key components in finally ditching … Continue reading Weekend Beauty: Four Spice Face Mask and Homemade Cinnamon-Turmeric Tea for Clear, Glowing Skin

Glowing Green Hummus with Artichoke and Spinach

Things are about to get real. Real green, that is. I thought it might be fun to feature some of my greenest creations over the next week, in honor of St. Patrick's Day.  Starting with this gorgeous, bright-hued hummus. There's just something about this dip that makes me feel like spring.  It doesn't hurt that it's … Continue reading Glowing Green Hummus with Artichoke and Spinach

Glowing Golden Sunrise Juice – For Gorgeous Skin

So the other morning, I woke up on the right side of the bed.  My daughter had a good night's sleep, I went to bed early, and I greeted the early rays of sunshine coming through the window in a happy, feel-good kind of mood. Cue carefree 1960's music... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64uikGn-q3k  It's a beautiful morniiin' ahhhh Think I'll get … Continue reading Glowing Golden Sunrise Juice – For Gorgeous Skin

Sleeping Beauty: The Easy and Free Way to Look Better and Feel Happier

  Today I'm taking a break from posting recipes to talk about a different way we can While I love learning and sharing all the ways certain foods can improve the look of our hair and skin and boost our mood, there are other ways to nourish your radiance besides diet.  The three big ones that have been on my … Continue reading Sleeping Beauty: The Easy and Free Way to Look Better and Feel Happier

Weekend Beauty: Oatmeal and Fennel Balancing Mask (Moisturizes, Tightens Pores, and Exfoliates)

Next weekend is all about chocolate, flowers, and dinner dates.  If you're a single guy or gal maybe you'll be grabbing a group of pals and heading out together.  Making this weekend a great time to stay home and do a bit of pampering.  Today I have the perfect winter facial mask idea for a … Continue reading Weekend Beauty: Oatmeal and Fennel Balancing Mask (Moisturizes, Tightens Pores, and Exfoliates)

Blushing Beauty Berry-Beet Smoothie

Despite the obnoxiously snowy weather we've been having around here, I'm currently on a smoothie kick.  I know, I'm weird.  My smoothie love comes in phases.  Late summer I was awash in a sea of fruity-green blender concoctions, enjoying at least one frosty beverage a day.  Then I must have got smoothie burn-out because for a while they didn't sound so … Continue reading Blushing Beauty Berry-Beet Smoothie

Get Pretty Skin! 10 Steps to Beat Acne the Whole Beauty Way

I'm taking a break from sharing recipes today to talk about something near and not so dear to my heart: Acne.  It's a subject I mentioned in my intro post, and one I've been wanting to delve into a little deeper.  It's an affliction that has caused me much grief and self-loathing over the years; … Continue reading Get Pretty Skin! 10 Steps to Beat Acne the Whole Beauty Way

Pumpkin Pie Buckwheat Porridge (Date-Sweetened, Gluten-Free, Vegan)

Today I thought I'd step away from the apples for a moment to share a truly de-luscious recipe.  I hope you are all still riding on that pumpkin bandwagon with me because this one is really going to flip your little pumpkin lids.  It is the most smooth, creamy, pumkin-y, pudding-y, autumn-spiced, breakfast-disguised-as-dessert to ever grace these pie-loving lips! I mentioned … Continue reading Pumpkin Pie Buckwheat Porridge (Date-Sweetened, Gluten-Free, Vegan)

Green Apple Pie Smoothie

Unbeknownst to you all, we are smack dab in the middle of an exciting beauty food series.  Surprise!  It was quite unintentional, but once I realized what was happening, I decided to run with it.  If you've read my last couple of posts you may have spotted a pattern.  They have all quietly featured one of my favorite … Continue reading Green Apple Pie Smoothie