Beet Watermelon Grape Juice – The Perfect Pre-Workout Drink (No Juicer Needed)

One of my favorite subjects to research is functional foods. Obviously all plant foods are functional, but I love learning how certain foods can provide that extra boost to our bodies; helping us heal, improving our moods, and even enhancing our workouts. In the last several years, the power of beets and beet juice have … Continue reading Beet Watermelon Grape Juice – The Perfect Pre-Workout Drink (No Juicer Needed)

Roasted Garlic and Tomato Toasts + Protecting Your Skin from the Inside Out

I have a really tasty recipe for you today. I made these roasted tomato toasts for lunch over the weekend, and they were so good, I decided I needed to share the recipe with you all. These make a great, simple lunch (I enjoyed mine with a nice green salad with lots of veggies) and … Continue reading Roasted Garlic and Tomato Toasts + Protecting Your Skin from the Inside Out

Super C Smoothie + Interview with Heidi from The Sparkling Darling

Hi all! I'm popping in today to share a couple of fun tidbits! First off, I want to direct you to an interview I did with the lovely Heidi Kokborg, journalist and creator of the blog, The Sparkling Darling. I've gotten to know Heidi through our blogs, and it's been great getting to know this … Continue reading Super C Smoothie + Interview with Heidi from The Sparkling Darling

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

Homemade, All Natural Vitamin C Powder

So I want to plant a little idea in your head. I'm just going to leave it there and let it germinate for a bit... You can make your own vitamin-rich superfood powders. For cheap. Even, basically, for free. Yep, it's true. Let me explain. This vitamin C powder is made from something you were … Continue reading Homemade, All Natural Vitamin C Powder

Jolly Green Pumpkin Spice Smoothie + the Winner of the Get Gorgeous Giveaway!!!

What do you do when the weather says "summer!" but your brain says "pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin, PUMPKIIIIIN!"? Simple, you just whip up this creamy, cold, pumpkin spice infused jolly green smoothie! This delicious shake packs all the flavors of a pumpkin pie but is actually loaded with health and beauty boosters. I highly recommend adding … Continue reading Jolly Green Pumpkin Spice Smoothie + the Winner of the Get Gorgeous Giveaway!!!

Sesame Ginger Marinated Portobello Burgers with Asian Slaw

Before I get to these flavorful sesame and ginger laced burgers, I need to remind all of you lovelies that there are less than 8 hours left to enter the Get Gorgeous Giveaway! The rafflecopter giveaway closes at midnight EST and I will announce the winner tomorrow. If you haven't entered click here to do … Continue reading Sesame Ginger Marinated Portobello Burgers with Asian Slaw

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)

One Lovely Blog Award

Wowee wow wow. I am so honored to be nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award, by the gracious and talented Kim over at Learn to Love Food! Kim is a speech-language pathologist specializing in pediatric feeding therapy. I'm beyond flattered by her mention because I have been admiring her site for some time, and … Continue reading One Lovely Blog Award

My Latest Food and Beauty Haul: Old Stand-Bys and New Favorites

Yipeeee!  It's so exciting getting a package in the mail, don't you agree? It feels like Christmas when I finally get to tear into my order and lovingly unwrap each item. Especially when said package is from my favorite online health and beauty shop, Vitacost. I've sung the praises of this amazing "everything under the sun" virtual health … Continue reading My Latest Food and Beauty Haul: Old Stand-Bys and New Favorites