Row of okra

okra hair and face mask

It’s Food on Your Face Friday! Is that a thing? Let’s make it a thing! Who am I kidding — I’m willing to put food on my face any day of the week, especially when it’s as nutritionally rich as okra. Jam-packed with vitamin C, vitamin K, magnesium, and thiamine, okra offers a number of…

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…

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…

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…

whole wheat spaghetti with garlic blistered tomatoes

whole wheat spaghetti with garlic blistered tomatoes

Oh magoo! It's 7pm on a rainy Saturday, you've spent most of the day, in one position, intently watching YouTube videos, and you are starving. You've unabashedly submitted your body to a lazy day but aren't quite sure if you want your diet to venture into Liz Lemon territory. via GIPHY Whole wheat spaghetti with garlic…