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Power to the Plants!

Whether you are already plant-based or looking to add more plant-based foods to your diet, this site provides a number of easy, tasty, and healthful plant-based recipes that are..... OIL-FREE! Yup, oil-free, and that includes oil-free salad dressings. "Say it ain't so!" SO! "But why NO oil?" You can read all about it here under Why should I avoid oil? Isn't oil healthy?(You be the judge!) Personally, oil is still in my diet. However, I have tremendously cut down my oil intake. And since doing so, I feel (and am) physically lighter. In fact, I lost a few pounds when I initially cut out any and all oils in my diet. Cut the oil, reduce the oil, keep the oil....you decide!...

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Let's Talk Makeup!

If you are looking for natural cosmetics that contain safe ingredients for your skin, then look no further than the following brands: 100% Pure Red Apple Lipstick Alima Pure Because why should the health of our skin be compromised every time we apply makeup? I recently made a shift from the more common beauty cosmetics to the three brands listed above, and so far so great. 100% Pure is just that: 100 percent PURE. It does not contain any artificial fragrances, colors, nor synthetic chemical preservatives. And it's 100% cruelty-free! Red Apple Lipstick is not only paraben free, but also gluten free. No petroleum. No dairy. No GMOs. NO TOXINS!  Alima Pure products are never tested on animals and are...

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Look Within

We recently watched two films on Netflix about the practice of meditation: 1. InnSaei 2. On Meditation How often do we give ourselves time to sit and embrace stillness? After watching both films, we were inspired to meditate, daily. Five minutes in the morning. Five minutes before bed. This has been challenging because I just want to get it right--listening only to the inhale and exhale of my breath. But the reality is that I am thinking about everything and anything, including What's for lunch? What's for dinner? I need to do laundry. I'm tired. And of course.... Are the five minutes up? Yet, I try and try and try again. Letting one thought pass, and then the next, and...

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DIY Stain Remover with only TWO Ingredients!

Yup. Just two.  Furthermore, this stuff is magic because it really, REALLY works. (Listen, we have two young kids who love dirt and food. But their clothes...(smh)....their clothes LOVE dirt and food and hang onto the grime and leftovers long after play- and meal-time. I'm talking stains, my friends. Stains galore. Along with testing natural skincare recipes, I am experimenting some with DIY cleaning products. I was running low on my store-bought stain remover, and I was not about to buy another one, especially since my becoming a "scientist." So, without further delay, you will need: 1. A dish washing soap (e.g. Dawn, but I used a generic brand) 2. Hydrogen peroxide (available at your nearest drugstore)   Then, in...

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Drink Your Turmeric

I regularly cook with turmeric and use it in DIY facial masks for its health and beauty benefits: Anti-inflammatory Heart health Anti-aging So, how in the world did I miss making smoothies with turmeric?!  It all started with our having a ton of carrots that we just couldn't consume fast enough. When I haven't a clue as to what to do with a raw fruit or vegetable, I look up smoothie recipes with the plant food that has just been chillin'. Did you get that? Refrigerator..."chilling"...LOL. Anyone? Yes? No? Too much?  Long story short, I found a beautiful recipe with carrots, pineapples, ginger, and turmeric. And that's when the Where in the world have I been to just learn about...

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