I have a minor culinary obsession with chickpeas. They’re inexpensive, high in protein, iron and fiber, low in fat, and can help lower cholesterol. I buy them in 6 lb. cans, by the case. I’m amazed by chickpeas’ versatility, and they’ve become the staple of one of my favorite healthy, fast, at home meals…chickpea tacos!… Continue Reading
I love this lavender-vinegar cleaner, which I use in place of Windex for all-purpose cleaning. The essential oils have antimicrobial properties. Homemade Lavender Cleaner Recipe 1/2 cup white vinegar 1/2 cup water 10 – 15 drops of lavender essential oil (or lemon or tea tree) Add everything to a spray bottle. Shake to combine.
This is one of the best veggie burgers I’ve ever had and they’re very easy to make! The recipe came from an old issue of Vegetarian Times and is credited to the Chicago Diner. Homemade Veggie Burger Recipe 3 celery stalks, chopped 1 small onion, chopped 1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari 2 t onion powder… Continue Reading
My grandmother has stockpiled enough health and beauty products to last decades. She’s never rotated them, and I’m pretty sure I could make a small fortune selling the discontinued stuff on Ebay ;) In her stockpile, I discovered “Body On Tap”, the most amazing bodyfing shampoo ever! Unfortunately, like many awesome things—Vanilla Cookie Crisp, Marshmallow… Continue Reading
I’ve become slightly obsessed with falafel…eating it, reading about it, finding places that serve it, and of course, cooking it. I love whoever invented it! I said in my last falafel post, that I will master falafel, and I have!* The secret is in preparing the chickpeas…just an overnight soaking, and a run through the… Continue Reading
Cupcakes represent most of what I love in life…they’re pretty, whimsical, cute, and delicious. Really, what else do you need? Give me a vanilla cupcake with buttercream frosting in an inspired color (pink!), and in my point of view, all is right with the world :) This past week was in need of “righting” so… Continue Reading
This apple cider vinegar toner costs next to nothing to make, but it helps even my skintone, makes my pores appear smaller, and controls shine. Most of the ingredients are readily available at the grocery store. Some grocery stores are beginning to carry essential oils, but you may need to hit a natural foods store… Continue Reading