Figgin’ Awesome

Eat it NOW!!! Figs, the dried ones are great in winter, by supple fresh fruit’s a luxury from summer to early fall. Just sink your teeth into their velvety skin for the delicate crunch of tiny seeds in sweet, tender flesh. Sure, you can cook figs – but they’re best simply adorned. To celebrate their…

Food Labels Claims

Words like free-range, grass-fed, natural, and organic seem to be everywhere these days. You see them in bold font with exclamation points on egg cartons in a grocery store or listed on menus at a restaurant. Many food labels can be confusing, so knowing what a food claim truly means is a great way to…

Any Day Juice Love

To an avid juicer like myself the benefits of juicing fresh fruits and vegetables seem endless – it is convenient, nutritious, great for the immune system, helps to detox, and on it goes… All of the above are true. For me, however, first and foremost the intense smells, flavors, and colors of the vegetables and…

PLANTASTIC PLANT-BASED MEAL PLAN

There are no two ways about it — when you eat mostly whole foods, you spend more time preparing meals than you would spend reheating frozen dinners. The good news is that the extra time in the kitchen is a great investment in your health, and you can save time by prepping and cooking ahead….

Organization Challenge

Urge to Purge! Join the FB group challenge hosted by Bowl Full of Lemons!! Organized space, added 2 chairs, updated curtains and softened the look with lighter colors with blankets and pillows. Q: keep or toss throw rug? It’s a Raw Reality, J

Crocktober means FALL!!

Hey!!! The air is crisp, the leaves are changing, the days are shorter, and the nights are cool. It’s the perfect time for a hardy, but healthy, meal. What’s not to love about our crockpots? Eating clean doesn’t have to be boring or challenging! Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil. 1 large white onion sliced. 2…

The Swamp Monster Breakfast Smoothie (Great Post-Workout Recovery!)

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 3 minutes Yield: 1-2 servings (depending on how much liquid you added) The Swamp Monster Smoothie is a great way to start your day after a hard workout! This recipe is just a template – feel free to add/subtract ingredients to make it even more awesome! Base ingredients: 1 big leaf kale,…

10 Fast and Simple Plant-Based Meal Ideas in under 20 minutes

Ask just about anyone what keeps them from switching to a plant-based/vegan/healthier diet, and one of the most common answers (besides ‘I love my cheese/bacon too much’) is likely going to be, ‘I just don’t have the time to make those elaborate meals’. Okay, I understand that making a fresh, wholesome plant-based dinner every night…

RELAX: HOW TO REDUCE STRESS THIS SCHOOL SEASON

The school season is meant to be a time of reflection and calmness, but for many, this season can seem like an overwhelming marathon of dinners and family functions. Though it might seem like stress is just an inevitable part of the school season, accepting this stress can actually be bad for your health. Prolonged…