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The Perfect Roasted Chicken July 18, 2014

There is no smell more delicious than that of a roasting chicken. This recipe is very simple to put together and pairs nicely with a light summer salad or with some root vegetables in the winter. Ingredients: 1 whole roasting chicken 2 tbsp. grass fed butter 1 tbsp. rosemary 1/4 tsp. thyme 1 lemon salt [...]

Potato Chips! July 11, 2014

Who doesn’t love a delicious, salty, crunchy potato chip? Sadly most potato chips are made from unhealthy ingredients and potatoes happen to be one of the most sprayed crops around so they’re chock full of pesticides. That means that if you do splurge on potato chips or french fries every once in a while go [...]

10 Tricks to Save Time in the Kitchen July 7, 2014

Cooking is by far one of my favorite things. I love experimenting with new recipes, flipping through cookbooks and playing with flavor profiles. The only problem is that sometimes I’m short on time and cleaning, prepping and cooking can take more time than I have. I’ve discovered a few tricks that can help me streamline [...]

Apple Radish Salad July 3, 2014

This is a great, light summer side salad and would make a great addition to a barbecue so in honor of the 4th of July this weeks Food Friday post is posting on Thursday so you can run and get all the ingredients to make this tomorrow.  Wishing everyone a fabulous holiday weekend! Ingredients 1 [...]

Is your Deodorant Toxic? July 2, 2014

It’s summer so we’re all a little bit hot, sweaty and maybe stinkier than usual. This is the time of year where many women start browsing the aisles for a stronger deodorant. Something that will keep us smelling as sweet as roses on a mid summer night. Antiperspirants work to block perspiration by blocking the pores [...]

Lemon Quinoa Pancakes June 27, 2014

This is a great recipe if you’re a quinoa fan. You can even change the ingredients around and turn it into a savory pancake with a little parmesan cheese and sea salt if you’d like. We made this lemon version for breakfast and it was delicious! Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon [...]

How Sunscreen Can Increase Cancer Risk June 24, 2014

Summer is finally here and if you spend any time at the park or the beach chances are you can smell the sunscreen in the air. Most of us have been brainwashed on how important sunscreen is that we don’t typically think about what’s in sunscreen, we just think we need it to help protect [...]

Toss Your Aspirin- 5 All Natural Pain Relievers June 9, 2014

There are so many reasons to avoid taking aspirin or ibuprofen. They’ve been linked to anemia, DNA damage, hypertension and even heart disease but most people don’t think twice about popping one, or two, or three, of these pills regularly or even daily. If you’re taking pain medication on a regular basis you might want [...]

What’s your food doing to your body? May 30, 2014

Having been a Holistic Health Counselor since 2007 it should come as no surprise that I try to stay away from unhealthy foods, chemicals and pesticides and focus on healthy foods. Ever since having my daughter in 2011 my desire to keep unhealthy food away has grown exponentially mainly because I just don’t want anything [...]

How an Anti-Inflammatory Diet can Improve your Health May 27, 2014

Chronic inflammation started becoming a buzzword as the cause for many serious illnesses, from heart disease to cancer. According to the National Institutes of Health there is direct connection between long-term inflammation and the development of dysplasia, which leads to cancer. There are many factors that can contribute to chronic inflammation including stress, toxins, genetic [...]