Anyone love Thin Mints? I personally think chocolate and mint is a weird combo but I know I'm in the minority on this one. M loves them and I know many others who do too! Who wouldn't love a healthier, guilt free version of Thin Mints?
I think every girl has this distinct moment of when they first incorporated lipstick into their makeup routine. Lipstick is bold so it usually requires this 'ah-ha moment' in which you decide to start wearing it for the first time. Want to know mine? ...
Water is life - it's not something that should be taken for granted. You need to know what's in your water so you can make the best decisions for you and your family. If you're on city water that means government and special interest groups are making decisions about the quality of the water you and your family has access to. It means you are trusting them to ensure your drinking water is safe. Don't worry, we'll get to well-water too.
I'm launching a new series on the blog (Safer Products Spotlight) in which I'll be featuring certain skin care, bath & beauty products in spotlight so you can learn more about safer beauty products to find the right products for you! In this edition I'm spotlighting Beautycounter's Cleansing Balm, the ultimate overachiever & multitasker. What is it? How do you use it? What skin type is this best for? These are all questions that will be answered here!
You may have noticed an influx of healthier dessert recipes on the blog lately. As many of you know I'm on a constant journey with trying to resolve my endometriosis and particular foods severely flare it up. So why all the dessert recipes lately? I make them for my other half. Having a support system with my diet is huge, and luckily my guy sticks to my diet without complaint so I'm not tempted by foods in the house that I can't eat. So I make him treats he loves that won't make me sick. Hence... all the dessert recipes!
As many of you know... I have Endometriosis. However, many of you don't know what that is and what that entails. I am opening up about my journey not because this is easy or comfortable, but because it's important. This is important for every single person- because you likely know someone with this disease and in many ways which you can't begin to fathom- it effects you and your country.
So I have an embarrassing story about this fudge... This fudge had me the moment I checked out the recipe. It was in compliance with my many diet restrictions and seemed totally easy to make (check and check). So I whipped up a batch, added in some walnuts for good measures, and presented it to M at the end of our long day. We nestled in with our favorite series (The Office), in which we watch annually starting back a season one, and no we are not ashamed and no it never gets old. Anyone else obsessed with Michael Scott??
Ok so that's not even the embarrassing part...
I was so engrossed in The Office I didn't even realize how much fudge I was eating. Turns out I ate 4 huge hunks of it (which I know may not sound like a lot but I'm a little person and this was after I already ate dinner, plus fudge is super rich). So it hits me: like an immediate surge of pain in which I realize I've been mindlessly eating fudge for the past 20 minutes. And I'm in sheer agony. I'm in so much discomfort that I was actually up all night tossing and turning over my stomach pains in which I vowed 'I'm never eating that deathly fudge again!'. But now it's been a few weeks, and I can reflect upon this from a very rational frame of mind and realize- the fudge was not the problem- it was me, I was the problem! So yes, make this fudge because it's so delicious. But please, please- only have one hunk, or maybe two....
I absolutely love garlic but I can't stand having to peel and mince it myself. Can anyone else relate to that? Something about having your fingers smell of garlic no matter how many times you wash them is just not something I look forward to. But it's so much more than that... it's just such a chore for some reason! Recently I started prepping large batches of minced garlic, packing it in refined olive oil, to store away (in the freezer) for future use. I can't begin to tell you how convenient it is. And yes, I know you can buy it in the store like that already but that doesn't quite taste like fresh garlic to me, it has this 'canned' taste that I can't get past. This on the other hand is just as good as freshly minced garlic without all the work!
This sugar cookie recipe is a healthier version to a classic cookie. It's made with almond flour instead of all purpose flour and coconut sugar instead of refined cane sugar.
I decided to share with you my list of must-have kitchen necessities since I've been asked a number of times about what I use and if I have any product recommendations. My list is concise and simple but these are my kitchen tools I use on a regular basis that make my health-oriented recipes possible!
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