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Recipe Friday – Homemade Hummus

March 24th, 2017|Chickpeas, Homemade, Hummus|

Homemade hummus is one of our favorites! It’s always a winner when we bring it to gatherings. But even better than that, it’s so easy and quick to make and the result is the best tasting, fresh hummus! Seriously, you just pop all of the ingredients into a food processor and blend. What’s easier than that? Hummus is mainly made from chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) and they have so many health benefits! Chickpeas provide a rich source of protein without the high calories or saturated fats found in meat. They are also a great source of both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber. Studies have shown that insoluble fiber helps to produce bulk and prevent constipation and soluble fiber helps to regulate blood sugar. Regular intake of chickpeas have shown to lower LDL levels and contain significant amounts of magnesium, folate, maganese and iron. Finally, chickpeas contain saponins, which act as antioxidants and can lower the risk of breast cancer and osteoporosis and protect agains hot flashes in menopausal women.   Homemade Hummus We love this recipe from simple-veganista. You can adjust the recipe to suit your own taste and consistency. We tend to use less garlic and more lemon for a hummus that is […]

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Recipe Friday – Grilled Pineapple Salsa on Sweet Potato Boats

March 10th, 2017|Food & Drink, Friday Recipe, Grilled|

Spring is almost here and fresh pineapples are available again! We are always trying to find some balance in our lives, and pineapples help us to do just that! Eating fresh pineapple has a plethora of health benefits. It helps with with healing, detoxing, metabolizing, tissue building, synthesizing collagen and improving digestion. It feels so great to put our bodies back in sync again after the recent few months of crazy hot/cold/rainy/dry weather. Plus, pineapples are an effective way to get smooth and glowing skin, which is an added bonus, since our skin has been a little stressed and dehydrated lately. Health Benefits Pineapple is high in the enzyme bromelain and in Vitamin C, which are both important in healing. Bromelain helps reduce inflammation, tenderness and pain from bruising, sprains, and strains. Vitamin C is a powerful anti-oxidant that helps to fight colds and infections plus it is vital in repairing body tissues and in synthesizing amino acids and collagen. The higher the collagen synthesis is, the firmer and more flexible your skin will be.     Grilled Pineapple Salsa on Sweet Potato Boats Add a little sweet sunshine to your salsa! We recommend eating fresh pineapple at least once a week. This recipe is a delicious way to add pineapple […]

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Recipe Friday – Microgreens with Herbed Quinoa and Chickpea Salad

March 3rd, 2017|Food & Drink, Friday Recipe|

This month, Eminence Organics debuts some new detoxifying products that contain a Microgreens Complex, which harvests the powerful essence of microgreens into skincare. As we reviewed the health benefits of microgreens, it inspired us to make this salad for Recipe Friday. What are Microgreens?  Sometimes the smallest superfoods are the most powerful! Microgreens are the cotyledons of a mature plant. Harvested just 2-4 weeks after planting, these baby leaves contain 4-6 times more nutrition than the mature leaves of the same plant. Since they are planted in soil, as opposed to sprouts, which are planted in water, microgreens also absorb the nutrients and minerals from the Earth. Health Benefits Microgreens.  Microgreens have high levels of betacarotene, antioxidants (Vitamins C & E), and Vitamin K. However, different microgreens are loaded with different nutrients. Therefore, it is better to incorporate a variety of your favorite microgreens into your diet. Enjoying Microgreens You can grow microgreens indoors. However, you can also find them at the market like we did. Look for dark, vibrant colors, which indicate the high levels of nutrients. Microgreens add flavor and texture to dishes and also make them look a little fancier. We mixed our microgreens with avocado and lemon in our salad below, which was so delicious and simple […]

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Recipe Friday – DIY Noodle Jars

February 24th, 2017|Food & Drink, Friday Recipe, noodles|

We don’t have to convince any of you what a great lunch instant noodle cups are despite the lack of nutrition. Today we made a healthier version that was really easy! The idea is so close to the instant noodle cups that you are used to eating, but instead of freeze dried vegetables and flavor packets that are high in sodium and contain MSG, these noodle cups contain fresh veggies and a healthier soup base. Basically, you combine noodles, a bit of vegetable base, some raw sliced veggies, and a few seasonings inside a mason jar. Then you store them in the refrigerator, then when you’re ready to eat, pour hot water over the top and lunch is served.   DIY NOODLE JARS INGREDIENTS Vegetables of choice: We used Bok Choy Mui, carrots, mushrooms, sweet peas and green onion. Thoroughly clean the vegetables and trim if needed to fit the smaller mason jars. Choice of noodles: rice vermicelli was used. However, quinoa noodles, zucchini noodles, brown rice noodle will also work. Tofu – small cubed Vegetable Soup Base: Better Than Boullion Seasoned Vegetable Base – 1 teaspoon   METHOD 1 pint mason jars are ideal it gives you just the right serving. However if you […]

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Recipe Friday – Cacao Hot Chocolate

February 17th, 2017|dates, Food & Drink, Friday Recipe, Gluten Free, Hot cacao|

Just when it started to warm up, it’s predicted to storm. Since cold winter days and hot chocolate go hand in hand, we wanted to find a healthier hot chocolate to share. Raw cacao is less processed form of chocolate and it is the ingredient from which chocolate and cocoa powder originate. It can be bitter if eaten plain, but brewed into almond milk and sweetened with date paste or Bee Free Honee, the cacao transforms into a dark chocolate drink that is also a superfood with immune boosting properties! Raw cacao is one of the best sources of magnesium and iron and contains coumarin, an appetite suppressing, blood thinning, and anti-tumor compound. It contains chromium help regulate blood sugar and detoxify the liver. It also contains phenethylamine and anandamide, which helps to support mental well-being and enhance our mood. With an abundance of calcium, potassium, sulfur, zinc and copper, this is a nutrient-dense superfood for sure! Cacao Hot Chocolate   INGREDIENTS 2 cups almond milk (or milk of choice) 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder 3 teaspoons date paste* or honey (use Bee Free Honee to make it vegan) In a saucepan, whisk together all ingredients and heat over medium-high heat until hot, but not boiling. Divide evenly between […]

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Recipe Friday – Winter Citrus Salad

February 10th, 2017|Food & Drink, Friday Recipe, Oranges|

One of our recent posts featured a Winter Salad that was so delicious that it inspired us to make a different version to highlight citrus fruits even more. It’s been raining quite a bit here in So Cal, which is great to get us out of the drought, but it’s been a bit gloomier than we’re used to. This salad and it’s bright colors are so gorgeous and uplifting that we feel it just might put an end to any winter blues from the dreary weather. Citrus is in the height of its season right now and you can find such sweet tasting varieties of grapefruit, oranges, tangerines, and pomelos. The idea is to use any combination of any citrus fruit and adding the honey helps to bring out the tartness of the citrus. To make this salad Vegan, we used Bee Free Honee for the dressing. It’s so delicious and made from Apples!       Winter Citrus Salad Ingredients 1 grapefruit 1 blood orange 1 clementine Slivered raw almonds Drizzled Bee Free Honee A sprinkle of salt 1/3 diced avocado Method Peel all the fruits and remove as much of the pith as possible with a sharp paring knife. The easiest way to do this […]

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Recipe Friday – Skin Glow Salad for Valentine’s Day

February 3rd, 2017|Food & Drink, Friday Recipe, Valentine's|

We are always looking for ways to slow down premature aging of our skin! The benefits of healing foods are real and when consumed on a daily basis, the results are amazing. This salad combines a variety of whole foods that are tasty and will help to make your skin glow. Plus, the vibrant red and purple color makes this salad a perfect choice for Valentine’s Day. The foods that you eat everyday can either help to maintain healthy skin or work to destroy it. We are choosing to eat healthy foods that promote radiant skin by proving essential nutrients. Red cabbage is a nutritious and delicious vegetable that is not only great for your health, but adds flavor, crunch and color to dishes. The nutritional benefits of cabbage are almost to many to list, but we will name some of the most important ones below. Nutritional Benefits of Cabbage Red cabbage contain essential nutrients including thiamin, riboflavin, folate, calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron, and potassium, as well as vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin K, dietary fiber, and the B vitamins. It contains a number of antioxidants such as anthocyanins and indoles, which help to prevent diseases, aging, and cancer. Red cabbage has a high concentration of minerals, which helps with bone growth and density and preventing osteoporosis. […]

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Recipe Friday – Velvet Green Smoothie with Beets

January 28th, 2017|Beets, Cacao Powder, Food & Drink, Friday Recipe|

While growing up, my mom always told me that eating beets would make my cheeks rosy. I would eat a bunch of beets and my mom would remark how rosy my cheeks looked! I would then run to the mirror, only to find that my cheeks looked pretty much the same to me, but I always pretended to believe it. Overall, it didn’t matter because I really liked beets anyway. Fast forward many years later…and I learned that my mom wasn’t too far off from beets giving me rosy cheeks either! Beets have so many benefits! They purifying the blood, cleanse the liver, lower blood pressure and improve blood flow and deliver oxygen to areas of your body that need it. Tada! They possibly could help to make rosier cheeks! In addition to all of that, they help to boost your energy, replenish iron, are rich in anti-oxidants that help to fight cancer and reduce inflammation and contain betaine and trytophan, which helps fight depression and relaxes that mind. Today’s smoothie not only features beets, but it also has a hint of chocolate as is found in red velvet cake. We got the recipe from rootandrevel.com and it was so […]

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Recipe Friday – Winter Salad

January 20th, 2017|Cara Cara, Food & Drink, Friday Recipe, Oranges, Pomegranate, Winter|

Winter in California means Citrus! Oranges and grapefruits are everywhere and there are so many varieties to try. Oranges may seem like a boring and all too familiar fruit. However, this super-fruit should not be overlooked! This week we bought some gorgeous blood red oranges that we wanted to incorporate into one of our recipes.  Our goal this January is to reset our bodies and eat a plant based diet. Our recipe contributor, Katelyn, found this winter salad recipe from pinchofyum.com that is packed with anti-oxidants and was easy to Veganize. We were so happy with the result! The tofu was a perfect substitute for the chicken and the mint really balanced out the tanginess of the oranges. Not only is this salad healthy and delicious, it is also a beautiful! Health Benefits of Oranges: Oranges are a good source of Vitamin C & A, Folate, and Potassium. They help to alkalize the body and stimulate the digestive system, thereby helping to relieve constipation. The high levels of Vitamin C is well know to help to boost the immune system, but oranges also contain polyphenols, a type of anti-oxidant that helps to reduce inflammation and combat viruses and other bacteria. Oranges also help to fight cancer, […]

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Recipe Friday – Wellness Shots

January 13th, 2017|ACV, Food & Drink, Friday Recipe, Horseradish, Parsley, Turmeric, Well-Being|

We are obsessed with wellness shots! The potent blend of healthy ingredients in a little shot glass gives a little boost to our body and feels amazing. After a couple of stressful and busy months, January is the month that we like to reset our bodies. Today we’d like to share our 4 favorite health-boosting shots that have become part of our wellness arsenal.     Wellness Shots Fire Shot: This one is great to boost your immunity or as a remedy for cold and flu. **Warning: you will be smelling like garlic for awhile!   Ingredients: Half a lemon Tbs of honey 1/4 inch jalapeno 1/4 inch horseradish 1 garlic clove 3/4 cups water Method: Combine ingredients and blend. Take 2-3 oz shot. Store the remaining in the refrigerator.   Health benefits of horseradish: Horseradish improves the immune system, gives relief from congestion during cold or allergy, lowers blood pressure, aids in weight loss, stimulates healthy digestion, and promotes a healthy heart.   Health benefits of garlic: 3 cloves of garlic has the same antibacterial activity as a standard dose of penicillin. It helps to relieve ear infections, ward off coughs and colds, relieve sore throats, remedy tonsillitis and alleviate respiratory […]

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