Summer Salad

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Summers almost here! Lets get some yummy fresh fruits and veggies in us to keep cool during those hot days!

Summer Salad
Ingredients:
Spinach
Kale
Kiwi
Asparagus (raw)
Blueberries
Tomatoes
Quinoa

Dressing:
1/2 cup EVOO
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (raw)
Tsp honey
Small clove garlic
1 tsp liquid aminos/soy sauce
Salt (pinch)
Pepper (pinch)
Dried oregano (pinch)

Blend dressing in magic bullet or blender and pour over salad! Enjoy!!!

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Tahini Cookies mmmm

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Tahini Cookies with DoTERRA essential oil!
Ingredients:
1 cup tahini
1 egg
1/2 cup agave syrup
1 cup shredded coconut
3 drops dōTERRA cinnamon essential oil

Mix all ingredients together and roll into 1-2 inch balls. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes! Yum!!

Quick and Easy Flavor Burst Kale

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Quick and East Flavor Burst Kale

Enjoy this amazing kale sauté packed with vitamin B-12 and protein for those of you looking for an alternative to soy or meat products! One serving of kale contains 5% of your daily fiber and 2 grams of protein!!! It is also anti-inflammatory, high in omega fatty acids, rich source of immune boosting carotenoids and flavonoid antioxidants including vitamins A and C, and high in calcium. Kale contains more calcium calorie per calorie than milk and kale is more sustainable then animal products. Try it and let me know what you think!

Yields 2 Servings:

Ingredients-
Yellow onion sliced in rings
1 package organic Curly Kale (trader joes)
1-2 tsp. Coconut oil
1-2 tsp Olive oil (optional)

Seasonings/toppings-
Garlic salt
Pepper
1 Tbsp Apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp Nutritional yeast per serving
Italian seasoning (salt-free)
Cayenne pepper
Black and white sesame seeds

-Coconut oil in pan 1 tsp.
-Lay onion rings in pan for 3 minutes flip and add garlic salt and pepper to cooked side and cook for another 3-5 minutes or until golden brown
-add kale
-add 1-2tsp. olive oil to kale
-sauté until cooked
-add in apple cider vinegar evenly on kale
-put the sautéd veggies in a bowl and top with nutritional yeast, Italian seasoning, cayenne, and sesame seeds.

Serve and enjoy all the yummy flavors!

Crunchy Creamy Broccoli Slaw Salad!!!

Organic Broccoli Slaw Salad!
-Trader Joe’s Organic Broccoli Slaw (shredded broccoli and carrots)
-Mixed Medley Organic Cherry Tomatoes
-Organic Ted Bell peppers
-Organic Green Onions
-Organic Zucchini
-Organic Avocado
-Toasted Spaghetti Squash Seeds (we had spaghetti squash mushrooms and broccoli with marinara sauce too!!! Mmmm so we used the seeds :-D)
-Creamy Italian Dressing (took it easy tonight and used out local Italian restaurants dressing!)

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Dangers of talc/baby powder and a health alternative!

20130117-230356.jpgFor years, I’ve used Johnson & Johnson baby powder for all sorts of things; in shoes for clammy feet, cosmetic uses, deodorant, on your sheets when it’s hot in the summer, and my favorite use is on oily hair.  Whenever I don’t have time to rewash my hair before a meeting, I throw some baby powder in my hair to dry out my roots.  I’m not sure if I’m the last one to hear about this or not but baby powder/ talcum powder is pretty gnarly.

“Now we have another study (published in the Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention journal) that shows that women who use talcum powder around their genital areas are 40% more likely to develop ovarian cancer. The study led by Dr Maggie Gates of Harvard Medical School analyzed 3,000 women. The risk of ovarian cancer for those who used talcum powder once a week was found to be 36%, while those using it every day the risk went up to 41%.”  {This is cited from the link below}

Learn_more:http://www.naturalnews.com/024978_powder_talcum_cancer.html#ixzz2IJIVrxoE

Learn more: Preventcancer.com article

Learn more: Huffinton Post

The bottom line is; switch to Organic Cornstarch.  Above is a picture of my old baby powder bottle that I emptied out and refilled with organic cornstarch.  Go talc free and make sure to check the ingredients on other cosmetics as many powders contain talc.