DIY Lotion Bars

I may never buy lotion again! And once you try this recipe for Hard Lotion Bars, you won’t either! One of my blog followers showed this recipe to me & I have been dying to try it since. I initially wanted to hand these out as Christmas gifts, but I couldn’t find beeswax pellets anywhere Read More …

Let’s Juice!

Juicing … it’s my new obsession! I love juicing exotic concoctions of fresh veggies, fruit & herbs. I find nothing more refreshing than a tall mason jar of fresh juice over ice! I bought a Hamilton juicer a few months back at Kohls for $4. I had $20 worth of “Kohls cash” so just had Read More …

Grapefruit & Avocado Salsa

Grapefruits are in season! I’ve gotten a few of them every week in my Greenling local box that has resulted in a surplus. H.E.B (a Texas grocery chain) was handing out a delicious recipe for  salsa with grapefruit & avocado. I’ve had salsa with avocados and mango but never grapefruit, so, I was very interested Read More …

A Sip Of Soda:How Soft Drinks Impact Your Health

Found this fabulous diagram of how soft drinks impact your health. Drinking soda is so 2011! Asthma: Sodium Benzoate found in sodas is used as a preservative in foods. Sodium preservatives add sodium to the diet and reduce the availability of potassium. Some reported reactions to Sodium Benzoate include rashes, asthma & eczema. Each day Read More …

A Taste of Austin Texas

You could sum up Texas cuisine in two words; BBQ & Tex-Mex. Texans sure do love their BBQ and their Mexican food, that’s for sure! The small town I live in, outside of Austin, has 5 Mexican restaurants at least & about 3 BBQ places! I love both. However, if you’ve read thus far you Read More …

Start the New Year with These Antioxidant Rich Foods!

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” -Bill Vaughn Happy New Year everyone! I can not believe 2012 is here! I hope to have the happiest & healthiest year yet. I found this chart on Pinterest.com. In order to Read More …

Cranberry Bread

I just whipped these babies up to give out to family for Christmas. They are gluten-free, dairy free, egg free and vegan! This bread is unbelievably healthy delicious! Cranberry Bread: 2 cups organic all-purpose flour 3/4 cup sugar (Next time I am going to try using 1 cup of raw honey.) 1 1/2 teaspoons non-aluminum Read More …

Easy, Tasty, Healthy Pasta.

I find it quite comical that I’m Hispanic and make more Italian food than Mexican food. It really is the best! My dream in life is to go to Italy and eat  pizza & pasta everyday. My boyfriend tells me that since Italians use such fresh & natural ingredients, I could do so and not Read More …

An Organic Thanksgiving.

Ahhh Thanksgiving! I just love it. Who doesn’t love all the tasty food? I cooked all afternoon and ate throughout the day. All in all I would say I had a pretty healthy Thanksgiving. I managed to avoid the dreaded “food hangover” and that was very important to me. I started the day by making Read More …