Strawberry Rooibos Iced Tea - Sugar Free and naturally caffeine Free

Strawberry Rooibos Iced Tea

I sometimes daydream about creating a recipe blog that is exclusively beverages. It seems like I come up with more thirst-quenching recipe ideas than anything else. Everything from thick, nourishing smoothies and dessert-like shakes to warm and cozy sips and cold, icy, refreshments... like today's recipe, which is perfect for a hot summer day. I've … Continue reading Strawberry Rooibos Iced Tea

Simply Delicious: Sautéed Rainbow Chard and Garlic

I've felt the need lately to simplify my meals. I've also had some requests from people I know who have been feeling overwhelmed with the task of adopting healthier eating habits, and just want some easy ideas for plant-based dishes that can be made in a flash. Trust me, I get it. I, too, feel … Continue reading Simply Delicious: Sautéed Rainbow Chard and Garlic

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)

Almond Butter Carob Overnight Oats with Bananas and Coconut

                        There are so many mornings when I wake up and think, gee... some overnight oats or chia pudding sure would be good. Too bad I used that extra five minutes perusing endless pancake stacks on Instagram before bed instead of stirring together a … Continue reading Almond Butter Carob Overnight Oats with Bananas and Coconut

DIY Raw Cacao Super Antioxidant Face Mask

If you've ever dreamed of face-planting into a rich, chocolate-y dessert, then have I got a treat for you today. That's right, I'm suggesting you smear chocolate "pudding" all over your face, on purpose. Clear some space on your schedule, friends, it's time for a chocolate spa day! The inspiration for this creamy cacao face mask came … Continue reading DIY Raw Cacao Super Antioxidant Face Mask

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

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

Smoky, Spicy, and Hearty Corn Chowder

Winter seems to be getting a second wind around here.  A couple weeks ago I was all "winter's no big deal" and "it really hasn't been THAT bad."  Really, it hadn't been, by Michigan standards.  However, yesterday morning the snow decided to make a comeback, bringing along his good pal, gusty wind. Unfortunately, it was a … Continue reading Smoky, Spicy, and Hearty Corn Chowder

Berry Almond Butter Smoothie Bowl – 5 Minute Healthy Breakfast

Talk about a Super Bowl!  This quick and easy breakfast idea will quench your brain's thirst for bright pretty colors while satisfying your belly's hunger for something filling and nutritious.  I love sipping smoothies, but sometimes you want to spoon your breakfast into your mouth.  Plus, it's easier to load on the toppings. I've tried some smoothie … Continue reading Berry Almond Butter Smoothie Bowl – 5 Minute Healthy Breakfast

Winter Hair Help! My Top Product Picks and Tips for Shiny, Glossy Hair

I still have one more tropically-inspired recipe that I'm really excited to share with you, but before I do that, I thought I'd pop in to share some fabulous finds for dry winter hair.  These products and treatments actually fit in perfectly with my recent island theme/obsession, as they all feature coconut or cocoa butter.  These … Continue reading Winter Hair Help! My Top Product Picks and Tips for Shiny, Glossy Hair