Friday, April 18, 2014

How to Peel Ginger Easily

Tired of struggling to remove the skin from ginger?

Watch me peel ginger the easy way.

Hate videos? No problem. Click through to read how.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

How to Use Coconut Oil to Prevent Frizzy Hair [VIDEO]

Do you know you can (semi-) waterproof your hair naturally with coconut oil? Yeah! Coconut penetrates hair, leaving no room for it to absorb humidity, making frizz impossible.

Watch and learn.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WIWW: Espresso Roller Disco [VIDEO]

Richard and I have been downsizing our possessions lately. Dreams of being able to one day live in a tiny house dance in our head. The reality of how much more focused and lighter life is without the burden of sharing a home with things we don't value is also keeping us grounded in the project. I can't help but feel we're making space for magical possibilities too.

A few days ago I outed myself to Richard that I was storing roller skates that I hadn't worn in ten years in our attic. "You never know when you're going to be invited to a roller disco party," I argued with all seriousness. Then I heard myself.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

How to Detox Naturally Without Fasting

Fat is a protective confinement cell for toxins. The toxins that enter your body through chemicalized food, polluted air and water, toxic cleaning and cosmetic products, etc. are stored in your fat cells if not flushed out naturally.

When you begin to lose weight (burn fat), the toxins leave their cozy fatty storage bins. They enter your blood stream, do all those terrible things toxins do, and make you feel like crap: stressed out, tired, irritable... hangry.

The most annoying part is they mess with your success. Have you ever hit a plateau when losing weight? Couldn't lose the last five, ten pounds? This is a natural defense. Your body is retaining water to dilute the poisons that are now running around free in your system.

Wellness Resources explains how this works in greater detail in a blog post about detoxification and weight loss.

You absolutely need to get these toxins out so you can start feeling great and continue losing weight. Good news is you don't have to do some crazy juice fast, Master Cleanse, or colon cleanse to detox. Your body has the ability to detox naturally and safely.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Meatless Monday: Tasty Lately Recipes Round-up

Here are some of the tastiest vegan and vegetarian recipes Richard and I have tried lately.

Broccolini & Tofu Stir-fry and then Southwest Tofu Tacos via Prep Once, Cook Twice article in Whole Foods Market North Atlantic magazine Spring 2014 issue.

Broccoli and Macaroni in Hickory Cashew Cheeze Sauce. The cashew cheeze sauce recipe I used was from The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook.

"Dang delicious" cheezy broccoli bake following a recipe by The Seasonal Diet.

Yes, I love all things broccoli. I swear I eat other stuff too. Friday night I had Stuffed Ranchero Sweet Potato via Food Heaven Made Easy with Wendy & Jess, topped with Cashew Sour Cream via Whole Foods Market.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Meatless Monday: 9 High Protein Green Vegetables

Beans, nuts, and seeds are popular and delicious vegan protein sources, but don't forget about the veggies! Many vegetables pack a powerful plant-based protein punch too.

You need to eat a lot of broccoli (about 4 cups) to consume 100 calories, but I'm up for the challenge!

Here's a list of 9 high protein vegetables to center your Meatless Monday meals around. All are nutrient dense, low calorie, low carb and have plenty of fiber to satisfy your appetite.
  • Brussels sprouts: 6 g protein per 1 cup cooked
  • Spinach: 6 g protein, per 1 cup cooked
  • Broccoli: 5.7 g protein, per 1 cup cooked
  • Turnip greens: 5.5 g protein per 1 cup cooked
  • Asparagus: 5.3 g protein per 1 cup cooked
  • Artichoke: 6.2 g protein, medium
  • Kale: 2.9 g protein per 1 cup chopped raw
  • Cauliflower: 2 g protein per 1 cup cooked  (Not green, but it's supergood for you.)
  • Romaine letture: 1 g per 85 g (about 1/8 th of a head)

Enjoy a variety of ample servings these veggies throughout the week, along with other nutrient dense foods (including beans, nuts, and seeds) to stay healthy and fit. Speaking of nutrients, check out Dr. Fuhrman's chart of the protein content in green vegetables as compared to meat. Lots of surprises there!

FYI: Adult women need around 46 grams of protein a day, according to WebMD.

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Friday, April 4, 2014

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