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It’s been 2 months since I stopped eating white sugar. For me is a miracle. I am the person who eats 1 box of chocolate every day or 2-3 pieces of a chocolate cake. Why I stopped? Because I start feeling so bad.

We need sugar, but consuming white sugar in excess is so bad for us. So now, I take my sugar from fruits and I am feeling so good now, lots of energy to play around with my boy.

Naturally occurring sugar—which gives fruit, some veggies, and milk their sweet taste—is perfectly healthy. It is added sugar that we need to not OD on.

It’s not just sugary foods like candy and cookies either, but sugar has made its way into practically EVERYTHING we eat.

When you consume sugar, your body has two options on how to deal with it:

  • Burn it for energy.
  • Convert to fat and store it…

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Quick & Easy Summer Drink Strawberry Watermelon Limeade (Only 5 ingredients + All Organic)

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I’ve really been enjoying the summer fruits of the season. So today I decided to share a quick and easy summer drink that is really refreshing and delicious.

Here’s what you’ll need……….

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups organic watermelon diced, seedless
  • 4 cups organic strawberries frozen
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 2 tablespoons organic lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons organic cane sugar or honey

Instructions:

  1. Add all the ingredients into your blender. Blend until smooth, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Now it’s time to enjoy!

    You can use this recipe to make popsicles just pour the mixture into the popsicle molds and freeze or add a little libation for a great summer cocktail.

    This recipe serves 4

    I hope that you will enjoy this recipe as much as my family and I do.

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Spinach & Mushroom Alfredo (Quick + Easy + Healthy + Flavorful Vegan Cooking)

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Last week I shared my DIY seasoning and broth mix. Today, I want to share with one of the many ways I use it. I love this dish it’s delicious, quick and easy to make. This is a great meatless option that’s so satisfying. It’s also kid approved which in my household is an absolute miracle….lol.

Now let’s dive right into this recipe.

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Ingredients

1 lb organic spelt penne or rigatoni pasta

1 C organic plain unsweetened almond milk

1/2 C vegan mozzarella cheese

1-1/2 C sliced organic mushrooms

1 C fresh organic spinach ( roughly chopped)

1 Tbsp of my DIY seasoning mixture (here)

2 tsp vegan butter

Method

  1.  Cook your pasta according to package, drain and set aside.
  2.  In a large pan on medium heat add your butter. Once it melts add your milk, seasoning mixture. Stir to combine.
  3. Add your cheese and stir until melted. Once your cheese is melted add your mushrooms and stir until tender.
  4. Once your mushrooms are tender add your spinach and the pasta and stir to combine.

Just like that, your dish is done and it’s time to enjoy your labor of love.

This dish serves 4

I hope that you will enjoy this recipe as much as my family and I do.

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The World’s Best and Easiest DIY Seasoning and Broth Mix That You Will Ever Make ( Vegan + Soy-free + Gluten-free )

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So this recipe came about out of pure laziness. I don’t usually advocate laziness but in, this case it actually paid off.  I was just at the grocery store and I realized that I didn’t buy enough vegetable broth which I need for tonight’s dinner. I’m home all comfortable ready to make dinner so going back out to the store is totally out of the question. I decide to throw some things together and make a broth mix of my own and hope for the best. Since it turned out AMAZING I had to share. It also turns out that this mixture is great for seasoning veggies, salad dressing, and more. The blend is vegan but if you’re a meat and or seafood eater it works wonderfully as well!

I just want to say an optimistic viewpoint can really turn just about anything into something great!

Now onto the recipe……..

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Ingredients

  • 1 Cup nutritional yeast
  • 3 Tbsp organic garlic powder
  • 3 Tbsp organic onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp pink Himalayan salt
  •  1 Tbsp organic salt-free seasoning
  • 1 tsp organic thyme
  • 1 tsp organic paprika
  • 1 tsp organic parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp organic black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp organic turmeric

Method

Place all ingredients in an air-tight container and shake well to get everything evenly mixed.

To use this mix use 1 Tbsp of the broth mix to every 1 Cup of water and boil on a medium heat for 20 minutes. Allow your broth to cool a bit and pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer.It’s that simple and it will taste like you have spent hours making this savory broth. For use as a seasoning, I usually use 1-2 tsp for veggies and a bit more meat and seafood.

Now anytime you and I are in need of broth or a great seasoning mix we will have it when we need it.

This recipe yields 24 cups of broth.

I hope you will give this recipe a try, use and enjoy it as much as I do.

Oh and don’t forget to come back soon……

I will show you in upcoming, post the many ways I use this mix!

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Easy To Make Blueberry Crumble (Organic + Vegan + Gluten-Free)

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I have been loving all the summer fruits and berries.  So today I decided to make a Blueberry Crumble because………I need to use up my blueberries before they go bad and because this is such an easy to make dessert.

Now I know the title might not seem that appealing to some, especially when you read (organic + vegan + gluten free) but I promise you will never know!

When I am cooking and baking my goal is to use really good quality and healthy ingredients as much as I possibly can……..without sacrificing taste. I love good flavorful food…..don’t we all.

I decided to make a gluten-free version because I bought the flour a while back and I only used it once to make a gluten-free deep dish pizza. You can find that

recipe here…just swap the wheat flour for all purpose gluten free.

Now let’s dive into the recipe!

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Ingredients:

  • 3 cups organic gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup organic brown sugar (DIY here)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine pink Himalayan salt
  •  4 cups fresh organic blueberries
  • 6 tablespoons cold vegan butter, cubed ( I like this soy free brand here)
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened organic applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon organic lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar (for blueberry filling)
  • 4 teaspoons organic cornstarch

Method:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees and grease a 9×13 or 8×8 inch baking dish ( I used a bit of the vegan butter.)
  2. In a large bowl, combine 1/2 C cane sugar and 1/2 C brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and flour. Using a pastry cutter or fork, cut in the vegan butter until the butter is pea-sized or smaller.
  3. Mix in the applesauce, using a spoon or your hands bring the dough together. Transfer half of the dough to the prepared baking dish and press in to form an even layer of crust.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine blueberries, lemon juice, 1/2 cup sugar and cornstarch. Mix well to combine, add the mixture into the baking dish spreading it out evenly. Crumble the remaining dough over the blueberry mixture to form the crumb topping.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 45- 50 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Allow it to cool for at least 15 minutes before cutting.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family and I do. For similar recipe’s to this one check out some of my older post here, here and here.

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Get A Good Night Sleep

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There is nothing and I mean nothing like getting a Good Night of Sleep. It does wonders for the body. Being someone who struggles with bouts of insomnia for the past 20 years and trying all sorts of things. I can definitely appreciate what it means to get a good night’s sleep. You know the kind of sleep where you sleep so deep that you are completely unaware of the thunderstorm that took place the night before until your friends ask you about it the next day.

Well, today I’m here to share with you how I accidentally found something to help me get a good nights rest. I was looking for a home air purifier and the one I was interested in was out of stock in store and online…….so I did the next best thing Google to find another. In my quest, I discovered that Himalayan Pink Salt Lamps naturally purify the air. Here’s how the lamp works.

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“Water vapors are always circulating in the air of any room of your house. Thes water vapor’s carry with it allergens like dust, pollen, pet dander, smoke particles, and even bacteria and viruses.

Salt is hygroscopic, meaning it attracts water molecules from the surrounding air. A large block of rock salt, like a Himalayan salt lamp, is especially attractive to water vapor and its pollutants.

Once attracted to the salt lamp, these microscopic compounds remain on the salt and not floating in the air where you can breathe them in.

As Himalayan salt lamps slowly become saturated with water vapor they attract from the air around them, the heat, from the lamp inside or beneath, dries them, thus continuing the hygroscopic effect for as long as the light is on.

This heat also re-releases water vapor back into the air. Importantly, any airborne contaminants attracted to the salt lamp remain trapped there and will not become airborne again.” negativeionizers.net

So I bought the lamp for its air purification abilities. Little did I know it would also help me sleep oh so deeply and be capable of so much more….

Neutralizing electromagnetic radiation

Reduce asthma and allergy symptoms

Improve breathing

Increase energy levels

Reduce stress and increase performance

Improve Mood & Concentration

Have you tried a Himalayan Pink Salt Lamp if so what’s been your experience? If not would you be willing to give it a try?

Interested in finding out, even more, benefits of Himalayan Pink Salt check out my last post The Truth About Salt.

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The Truth About Salt

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Today,  I want to talk about salt which is an essential part of cooking and baking for its ability to enhance whatever you’re making and so much more.

Let’s start by talking about the different varieties of salt…….

Basically salt falls into two categories unrefined and refined. With, unrefined salts being the best because they are pure and natural.

Let’s talk about my favorite unrefined salt first………..

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Pink Himalayan

“Himalayan” salt is actually from Salt Mountains in Pakistan. Many people believe Himalayan salt has all kinds of healing properties due to the 84 natural minerals and trace elements found in this untouched natural salt such as calcium, chloride, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and iodine . This salt is hand-mined deep inside a mountain, hand sorted and cleaned. The Pink color is from the high iron content along with 80 other minerals. These salt deposits  are over 250,000,000 years old.

As a natural source of sodium, Himalayan salt provides essential minerals for healthy bodily functions. The sodium in the salt helps to regulate blood volume and thus blood pressure, nerve transmissions and heart functions and much more.

  • Regulate the water content throughout your body
  • Promote healthy pH balance in your cells (particularly your brain cells)
  • Promote blood sugar health and can help reduce the signs of aging
  • Assist in the generation of hydroelectric energy in cells in your body
  • Absorb food particles through your intestinal tract
  • Support respiratory health
  • Promote sinus health
  • Prevent of muscle cramps
  • Promote bone strength
  • Regulate your sleep
  • Support your libido
  • Promote vascular health
  • Regulate your blood pressure with sufficient water and potassium intake.

 

Celtic Sea Salt®

Celtic Salt is a great salt harvested from the coastal areas of France. The salt is harvested by hand, unprocessed so it contains at least 75 natural minerals and trace elements such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, sodium, chloride, and iodine. The only issue someone may have is that since the salt is harvested from the current ocean it could possibility be exposed to the toxins that are in the ocean. The benefits of this salt are as follows……

  • Alkalize the body
  • Balance blood sugars
  • Eliminate mucus buildup
  • Build immunity
  • Improve brain function
  • Increase energy
  • Provide electrolyte balance
  • Promote restful sleep
  • Prevent muscle cramps
  • Regulate heartbeat and blood pressure

 

Real Salt

Real Salt comes from a mineral-rich salt deposit formed by an ancient sea in Central Utah. Harvested from about 300 feet below the earth’s surface. It contains 62 trace minerals such as  calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, sodium, chloride and iodine. Some of the benefits of this salt are………..

  • Contains 60 trace minerals which help you stay hydrated.
  • Sufficient sodium levels that help balance your sodium-potassium ratios.
  • Powerful electrolytes like magnesium.
  • Trace elements required for proper adrenal, immune and thyroid function.
  • Digestive enzyme enhancers, which help your body absorb more nutrients from the foods that you eat.

 

Refined Salts

Table Salt/Iodized Salt

The more common “refined” table salts are stripped of their natural minerals during processing. This is done by taking natural salt (sea salt or Himalayan) and cooking it at a very high heat temperature (heating at that type of high temperature causes the salt to lose the majority of the eighty important elements which are naturally occurring), bleaching and then adding synthetic chemicals. These chemicals include everything from manufactured forms of sodium solo-co-aluminate, iodide, sodium bicarbonate, fluoride, anti-caking agents, toxic amounts of potassium iodide and aluminum derivatives.

Table salt causes the blood pressure to rise rapidly because the blood is attempting to move the toxic elements rapidly away from the heart. This is why doctors will often tell people with high blood pressure to stop intake of salt. Moreover, excessive table salt causes us to retain waters and other fluids. Many chronic imbalances such as diabetes, gout and obesity can be worsened or even partially caused by excessive intake of common table salt. And be aware, this salt is not just the stuff in your shaker.

Most packaged and processed foods contain astronomical amounts of the stuff. These preservatives can cause swelling and, over time, major kidney, thyroid, liver problems, hypertension, heart disease, muscle cramps, water retention, edema, stroke, heart failure, and even major nervous system disorders such as anxiety and depression just to name a few.

It is also particularly hard on both the circulatory system and nervous system. As well as wreak havoc the lymph system in the body. This salt is also highly addictive, as the more the body becomes used to the high levels of fake sodium, the more your body will crave it.

Here are the benefits……

  • Synthetic Iodine to help prevent goiters
  • Very inexpensive

So there you have it a little more insight on salt and how it can be beneficial for your body when used in moderation. Remember to consult your doctor before making any major dietary changes. I hope you found this information to be as helpful as I have. Below I have included a video on the topic that you may also find useful.

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The World’s Easiest Chicken Salad

Hello, everyone, I hope you’re having a wonderful day!

Effortless cooking without the appearance or taste of it being so effortlessly is what I’m going for today. In short keeping thing’s simple, delicious and as healthy as I can! So today I’m sharing a very easy to make Chicken Salad.

With that being said let’s jump right into this recipe.

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Ingredients:

4 organic chicken breast (boneless skinless)

2 organic apples (I used pink lady diced)

3/4 C organic vegan mayo

1/2 small organic onion ( I used white onion diced)

Seasoning:

1/2 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt

1/2 tsp organic black pepper 

1/2 tsp organic garlic powder

1/2 tsp organic paprika

1 tbsp organic dried dill

Method:

  1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, cover the chicken with water and bring to a boil ( or what I like to do is use vegetable or chicken broth to add just a bit of flavor to the chicken itself.) Cook for 20-30 minutes, or until tender. Drain and set aside to cool completely for 15-20 minutes, then dice.
  2. In a bowl add all your ingredients and mix.

Just like that your Chicken Salad is prepared. This dish is very versatile you can add pears, craisins, raisins, grapes, walnuts, almonds, or whatever you like to make it your own.

Serve with crackers, over a bed of lettuce, make lettuce wraps, or make chicken salad sandwiches the choice is yours!

I hope you will give this recipe a try and enjoy it as much and my family and I do.

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The Best Vegan Philly Cheesesteak

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I love GOOD FOOD………but who doesn’t…..right???? I’m talking about good flavorful food that makes you close your eyes with pure, enjoyment of what marvelous flavors hit your taste buds. Well, this Vegan Philly Cheesesteak is just that for me. This dish proves that you won’t miss the meat.

Now let’s dive in and do a little cooking……

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Ingredients

2 cups organic sliced mushrooms

3/4 cup organic yellow or white onion (julienned)

1 cup organic tri-color peppers (julienned)

Handful of organic spinach (roughly chopped)

1 tbsp liquid amino or low sodium soy sauce

2 tsp avocado oil (or oil of choice)

1/2 tsp organic onion powder, garlic powder, and black pepper

Vegan Mozzarella cheese

(2) 6″ sub rolls

Method

  1. In a pan on medium heat add your oil. Next, add your mushrooms, cook for about 8 minutes or until nice and tender.
  2. Now add your onion, pepper, seasoning and liquid amino. Stir to get everything evenly combine. Allow this mixture to cook with a top on your pan for about 3-5 minutes. Turn off
  3. the heat.
  4. Once done divide the mushroom mixture into two serving in your pan. Top each of your servings with cheese, place the top back on the pan and allow the cheese to melt.
  5. Once the cheese has melted add your mixture to your sub roll.

Add whatever condiments you desire or enjoy as is.

My daughter’s say that they don’t like mushrooms but they absolutely love this sandwich.

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I hope that you will give this recipe a try and enjoy it as much as my family and I have.

This recipe makes (2) 6″ subs or (1) 12″ sub

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