moringa

Moringa oil is all the rage in green beauty lately, and that brings a smile to my face. Why? Because it reminds me of the beautiful Moringa tree that grew in my grandmother’s backyard in India. Rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants, Moringa is fantastic for healthy skin and hair. It’s also a nutritional powerhouse, containing…

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Bulbs of garlic

garlic tea

Feeling under the weather? No worries – garlic tea to the rescue! Sounds atrocious, huh? I know, I know – but hear me out. It's tastes a-ok – and more importantly – it works to cure your ailments! Garlic is well-known for its numerous health benefits – from its antibacterial and anti fungal properties to its…

LemonBalmLavenderTea

lavender + lemon balm iced tea

Looking for ways to stay cool as the temperatures rise? Yeah, me too. Admittedly, I'm kinda bad at staying hydrated in the heat, but this herbal, caffeine-free iced tea is just too delicious NOT to drink. So if you love the scent of lemon and lavender – who doesn't – this might become your favorite…

peppercorns in wooden spoon

black peppercorn and ginger tea

Tired of combatting a sore throat with unpleasant tasting cough syrup and who-knows-what-these-ingredients-are cough drops? Looking for an all-natural throat soothing tea? Well, you stumbled upon the right blog, frannnnd. This generations-old Ayurvedic (a 5000+ year-old system of natural healing with roots in India) tea hits the spot, and it’s easy to make! Black peppercorns –…

carrots

carrot, cumin, and ginger soup

Carrot ginger soup, anyone? Easy to make, delicious, and nutritious, this recipe is one of my favorites in the autumn months. Let's get to it! carrot, cumin, and ginger soup 4 medium carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 1/2 inch of ginger, crushed 1 tsp cumin 2 cups water or…

pomegranate almond dark chocolate bark

pomegranate almond dark chocolate bark

You survived Monday! I did, too! Let's celebrate and nom on some pomegranate almond dark chocolate bark. Not only is this dessert delicious, it's easy to make. Did I mention that pomegranate seeds and dark chocolate are packed with antioxidants, while almonds are a great source of biotin, vitamin E, manganese, and copper? Ready? pomegranate…

chocolate avocado mousse

vegan chocolate avocado mousse

I know. Does it sound a little scary? DON'T BE AFRAID! It's delish. This 5 minute dessert is just what you need after getting through a Monday. Check it out! vegan chocolate avocado mousse (serves 2) 1 avocado 1/4 cup dark chocolate or unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 cup coconut milk 1/4 cup agave nectar 1…