My grandpa loved this soup. It's one of the few things I can remember making for him that he loved. The other is my lemon lavender cheesecake- that he adored. It's so heartbreaking how we have these people in our lives & we share memories with them, we cook for them (that's how I love people the best) and then one day they're gone. And for the life of me I can't remember certain things like which of the foods I cooked for him that he loved the most. I only remember those two... So for now I hold on to these things, these memories. I know it's so cliche but find out the details while you still can because when someone is gone, they're gone. And it can happen just like that...and you can be clinging to winter squash & apple soup and lemon lavender cheesecake, wishing for more.
I try my best to make gifts matter. To buy what is needed, what will bring great joy, or what will facilitate a positive change in one's health and wellness. With the holidays around the corner sometimes it feels like a race to consumerism- buy buy buy because you still have a list of people to shop for and you haven't figured out what to get them yet! Just get them anything at this point!
No, stop! Don't get them just anything. Gifts should be thoughtful, even if that means one great thought out gift instead of 3-4 thoughtless gifts. In this gift guide you will find some of my most recommended and well thought out gift ideas, for almost everyone on your shopping list that you can still purchase last minute (thank goodness for Amazon)!
What's in your dishwasher detergent? Do you ever even question these things or do you simply grab one and stick it in your cart at the grocery store? To be honest, even if you tried to pick out the best one amongst those displayed in the aisle you probably would have a very hard time because... full ingredients lists are not disclosed on the bottle! What? Yes. I kid you not.
These aren't just any Mocha Chip Cookie, these are gluten free, paleo and vegan friendly Mocha Chip Cookies. And they're so seriously delicious! I made a batch of these to hand out to doctors and physicians in my neck of the woods- because what practitioner doesn't want to befriend an acupuncture physician who bakes delicious healthy (well, healthier) cookies? Exactly!
The Brussels Sprout has such a bad rep, they're really the underdog of all veggies. They sadly lay idle in the supermarket next to the bitter melon (okay, okay, that reference may be slightly exaggerated, no one likes bitter melon). I have always loved brussels sprouts, but they are not love at first bite for everyone. When I moved back from San Francisco I made my mom some crispy roasted maple balsamic brussels and she has since forever loved brussels. My dad and brother however were never enthusiastic about them, until now. Behold! The raw shaved brussels sprout salad! Who would've thought?
Despite how delicious candles (and plug ins/air fresheners) smell the truth is they are health hazards. You can easily inspire a mood or create a welcoming environment through scent naturally. The best part is? It's easy, and 'll teach you! But first, let's ditch all of the scented candles and toss the plug ins and air fresheners while you're at it. Bye-bye toxins, hello naturally inviting scents.
Do you ever just need a break? I'm talking about totally unplugging and getting away? I did. I really, really did. So we booked ourselves a trip through Airbnb to North Carolina and stayed on a wonderful farm tucked away in the mountains.
You made your Citrus Vinegar, right? Good. Now you can officially replace three of your toxic home products with homemade, healthy & Eco-friendly ones! The Citrus vinegar is the common ingredient for the homemade all purpose cleaner, the wood cleaner & polish, and the towel & linen softener.
These brownies are delicious and easy to make. The best part is? They're healthy! You can whip up a batch even on the busiest of nights.
If you've never had a haystack then you're missing something very special in your life! There is this company down in South Florida called Glaser Farms and they make a a variety of delicious healthy snacks, dressings, pesto, etc. I used to get them at a market in Miami. Now that I no longer live down there I've learned to make my own version of the beloved haystacks. They're so sweet and delicious. The perfect healthier version to a dessert! Pair with a cuppa coffee and you're set!
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