Lovely Life

Sorry, I haven’t been writing as much as usual… I have been in a rut lately and having a hard time getting out of it. I am struggling with money, which is affecting my social life, and ability to pay for rent, food and other necessities. The ants are already starting to infest my home, even though it is still snowing. I keep trying to stay positive throughout all of this and reminding myself that it will all get betterRead more

National Nutrition Month

March is busy month for me, as it has both my mother’s and father’s birthdays, my boyfriend’s birthday and my sister is getting married at the end of the month. Furthermore, it is National Nutrition Month! The theme for 2018 is “Go Further With Food.” This includes reducing calories, daily exercise, making better food choices, and reducing food waste. Reducing Calories: Eating less can be difficult and unhealthy, so it is important to focus on keeping calories from drinks toRead more

A Sustainable Life

We make choices every day that affects the environment and the future of the earth. The Earth’s ecosystem keeps humans, animals and all creatures alive every day. The beauty of nature not only enhances the appearance of the world, but it keeps animals from going extinct and the atmosphere from fading. Living sustainably means that you can support yourself and your surroundings, considering three core elements: environmental protection, social development and economic development. Protecting the environment is the main componentRead more

What are Adaptogens

Adaptogens are natural substances, like herbs, that work to regulate certain hormones and balance the body. They can help to increase the body’s resistance to physical, biological, emotional, and environmental stressors and promote normal physiologic function (Duke,1).  These herbs have been used for thousands of years for their natural health benefits, like boosting the immune system, restoring balance, managing weight, increasing physical endurance, as well as mental focus and mood. Adaptogens grow in various environments, such as high altitude, ruggedRead more

Coconut Flour Donuts

Hi guys! Sorry I haven’t been writing as much. I have been busy looking for a part time job and hanging with friends. I am going to try my best to test some more recipes and write more often in the weeks to come. Coconut Flour Donuts 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2/3 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tsp vanilla extract 6 eggs 2 tbsp milk 1/2 cup coconut flour 1 tsp baking powder Preheat oven to 350 F. GreaseRead more

Moringa Cashew Dressing

Hi guys! Today I made Moringa Cashew Dressing. It is a great alternative to processed salad dressing that you can purchase in store and you probably have many of the ingredients already in your pantry. This dressing is creamy and healthy! Not only does it have many health benefits like, anti -aging and immune boosting, but also it tastes great and brings color to your table. This recipe is a similar to Nutrition Stripped‘s turmeric dressing recipe. Moringa Cashew DressingRead more

Foods that Fight Inflammation

Inflammation is a normal bodily function that occurs when you are injured or you have an illness, such as arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, IBD or other common diseases. Inflammation has been shown to be the root cause of these diseases and many more. Evidence has shown that dietary patterns rich in foods of plant origin, such as fruits and vegetables, can help lower the risk of diseases. Inflammation is not necessarily bad for the body, since it helpsRead more