Beautifying Summer Kale Salad with Avocado, Mango, and Currants (Oil-Free)

A recent trip to our local farmer's market prompted me to create a bright, summery, sweet and tart kale salad. There's something about big bunches of fresh greens at a market that spurs me to buy not one or two, but usually three different varieties. I try to use kale and other greens in a … Continue reading Beautifying Summer Kale Salad with Avocado, Mango, and Currants (Oil-Free)

Minted Strawberry and Avocado Beauty Salad with Balsamic Glaze

Ingredients: 2-3 cups of fresh hulled and halved strawberries 1 large avocado, cut into chunks or slices 2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh mint 1/2 a lime Balsamic Glaze 1 cup balsamic vinegar Instructions: Make your glaze. Simply bring the vinegar to a low boil, then reduce heat to a low simmer. Keep an eye on … Continue reading Minted Strawberry and Avocado Beauty Salad with Balsamic Glaze

Radish, Pea, and Mint Quinoa Salad with Zesty Lemon Dressing

That's right, I'm jumping right from heavenly cupcakes, to healthful veggies. It has been far too long since I posted a salad here. Like, 5 months too long. Actually, I've only ever posted one measly salad on this site (a dandy, though... my fall favorite, Warm Smoky-Maple Kale Salad with Apples and Sweet Potatoes). Well, … Continue reading Radish, Pea, and Mint Quinoa Salad with Zesty Lemon Dressing

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 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