Swiss Chard & Kale Salad

Swiss Chard & Kale Salad

Ingredients 1 bunch of lacinato kale, cut in ribbons 1 bunch of swiss chard (I used red chard), cut in ribbons 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds (roasted or raw) 1 apple, diced small for Salad Dressing Instructions click here: Dijon Vinaigrette Salad Dressing 1/4 cup 

Detoxing vs. Tonifying

Detoxing vs. Tonifying

So the word “detox” is thrown around a lot. Detoxing is trendier than Kylie Jenner’s Instagram feed. I just want to say that there is a difference between detoxing and tonifying. The easiest way to break it down is detoxification means removing toxins from the 

Konjac Sponge

Konjac Sponge

  You guys. This rock / pumice / avocado shaped / styrofoam / looking thing is my new favorite beauty product. And of course, it’s au natural! What is a Konjac Sponge? It’s a highly renewable perennial root plant (perennial = it lives longer than 1 

Herbal Coconut Water

Herbal Coconut Water

It is so important to drink plenty of water.  Sometimes people get bored of “plain” water. Instead of turning to sugary juice or artificial powders to sweeten or flavor your water, consider using fresh herbs!  So beautiful, with tons of health benefits. I used mint, 

Super Refreshing ‘Watermelon Chia Fresca’

Super Refreshing ‘Watermelon Chia Fresca’

Nothing says summer like Watermelon! This is the most refreshing drink I’ve had in a long time.  I went to the Original Farmers Market in Los Angeles on Tuesday evening and tasted delicious watermelon juice that had chia seeds in it.  I knew it was 

Nutritional Yeast = Bomb dot com

Nutritional Yeast = Bomb dot com

Last night I posted a pic of my dinner (sprinkled with Nutritional Yeast) on Instagram. I promised a blog post on why I heart NY. Here it is. I’ve been a vegetarian for about 18 years! (and my Dad thought it was a “high school 

Day 12 + 13 (+ 40 Non-Food Weight Loss Rewards)

Day 12 + 13 (+ 40 Non-Food Weight Loss Rewards)

So many times in my life I have wanted to lose weight for a particular event.  Examples: a weekend in Palm Springs, being a bridesmaid in a friends wedding, a vacation, a 4th of July pool party, a class reunion…the list goes on.  Sometimes what 

Dandelion Greens

Dandelion Greens

I love Dandelions!  I have since I was a child.  No matter how many times I was asked not to blow the seeds around the yard, I ignored my parents pleas.  If I had it my way, the grass and rose beds would have been 

Blueberry Breeze Smoothie

Blueberry Breeze Smoothie

So strange.  I almost didn’t post this smoothie on my Instagram because I didn’t think the photo I took of it was very good, it’s blurry. (I take all my Instagram & blog pics with my cell phone, on my dining room table, and I don’t 

Cucumber Zinger Juice

Cucumber Zinger Juice

Cucumbers are a natural, mild diuretic.  I eat and drink them on the reg.  I LOVE this juice. So easy.  So refreshing.  Perfect for helping your belly feel flatter vs. fatter during that time of the month. Ingredients: 1 large cucumber 1 finger of ginger