Rice

rice beauty hacks

Rice! It's delicious and nutritious, but did you know it's a tried-and-true beauty staple? Used in Asian beauty routines for centuries, rice is as gentle as it is effective. I use rice in my DIY beauty hacks because beyond its myriad benefits, it's also cost-effective. I admit that green beauty can come with a hefty…

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…

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…

coffee and cardamom body scrub

coffee cardamom body scrub

Ready for this easy and delicious DIY? With cellulite-busting coffee, moisturizing coconut oil, and aromatic cardamom, this 3 ingredient scrub is as effective as it is scrumptious. And I mean scrumptious... source: GIPHY coffee cardamom body scrub 7 tbsp coffee grounds (I usually save grounds that I've used for coffee and dry them) 7 pods of cardamom…

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…

coriander seeds

roasted coriander seed tea

Don't you just hate it when PMS cramps your style?! via GIPHY I hear you, queen. Thankfully, my mother, and her mother before her, shared a little secret with me to help keep those pesky symptoms at bay: coriander seeds! Coriander, also called cilantro, provides a great source of dietary fiber, magnesium, iron, vitamin c,…

Yogurt

homemade yogurt

It's a 100 degree day, you've eaten more ice cream than you care to admit, and while you want to continue eating something cool, you just can't bring yourself to eating more 'scream. What's a gal to do? Make some vitamin-packed, gut-friendly yogurt, of course. Why, you may ask? Homemade yogurt is inexpensive and environmentally-friendly. It's…