September 23rd, 2011

Hello again, I was wondering if you could assist me in my search for a vegan cookbook. I am looking for one that is healthy and won't be to hard to shop for ingredients. As well I need it to have complete proteins and high levels of proteins as I am an athlete who is in training. If you could help me out while I search that would be greatly appreciated as you seem to have many resources. Cheers, Lucas.
Asketh - blogginmyjourney

Hi Lucas!

I’m not strictly vegan but I do cook mostly vegan recipes. My favorite cookbooks in this category are Bio, bon, gourmand (sorry it’s in French) and Ani’s raw food kitchen is fabulous. There are plenty of vegan cookbooks to choose from. I would suggest to favor organic cooking which have gluten and dairy (and dairy substitute) free recipes as well as seasonal foods. You want to avoid vegan foods that merely replaces unhealthy standard food with its vegan countrerpar (or using too much fake meat and vegan butter). You can have a great vegan and satisfying diet using mostly seasonal and local foods.

You can also find lots of recipes online using http://www.gojee.com/ (you can add dietary preferences to get vegan recipes) or blogs such as http://kitchenoperas.com/ or http://g0lubka.blogspot.com/ or http://meghantelpnerblog.com/blog/

I hope this help.

Happy cooking!

Lilie

August 1st, 2011

11 Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget

yogi-health:

  1. Eat less meat
  2. Emphasize grains and legumes
  3. Buy in Bulk
  4. Make smart choices in organic produce: dirty dozen
  5. Clean non-organic produce well with pesticide washes
  6. Buy locally
  7. Invest in a community supported agriculture program
  8. Eat seasonally
  9. Grow your own
  10. Preserve it when its cheap
  11. Forgo processed foods
July 30th, 2011

simplyisis:

While the demand for organic food continues to increase, many individuals wonder if choosing organic is indeed better for their health, environment, and economy compared to choosing conventional—particularly as organic food often carries a higher price tag.


July 27th, 2011

tarastileseats:

Organic Bathroom Stuff.  Try it out Tuesdays! 

Go Tara! I only use organic skin care as what you put on your skin sinks in!

June 30th, 2011

thinkfitcrazyfitbodybytaylorsweatcetera:

“A child’s experiment turns into a lesson on the toxins in our food supply.”

So I tried this before I saw the video. I was trying to grow “slips” which are the vines for my garden. 

I sat that potato in the water for at least a month and i got only tiny little roots maybe about a millimeter thick and 2 inches long. 

Choose organic whenever possible!

June 12th, 2011

Yep, it’s confirmed: I’m a health nut :)

June 2nd, 2011
April 30th, 2011

Why eat organic food?

thinkfit:

It’s interesting, organics is not necessarily a conversation of, “That raspberry has more vitamin C,” even though there has been evidence to suggest that organic fruits and vegetables have more phytonutrients. That really isn’t even the conversation I want to have.

Whether we’re looking at dairy, or meat, or fruits and veggies, I don’t want people to eat poison. When food is not organic, the meat has hormones, the meat has antibiotics, the cows are usually consuming genetically modified corn, so they’re eating pesticides and eating a crop that they don’t normally eat, which forces them to eat antibiotics. The farming practices are damaging the planet in the process, and it’s also poisonous for us to consume. You look at the fruits and vegetables, they’ve got pesticides on them that are collapsing bee colonies all over the world. And we don’t think much of it, but the reality is one in three bites of our food is touched by a bee, pollinated by a bee. When we lose all the bees, we’ll have three years before we are out of food. These are very serious issues that we need to start taking note of and making efforts to change wherever and whenever we can.” –Jillian Michaels

April 27th, 2011
zengirlinthecity:

Get Super SMOOTH & SEXY Skin with this
All Natural Honey and Brown Sugar Body Scrub 
Need a quick me up? Then head to the kitchen to mix up a batch of honey and brown sugar exfoliating scrubs. They won’t make those bags under your eyes magically disappear, but you might be surprised at how much better they make your skin feel.
 
Honey is a humectant, which draws moisture from the air to your skin and brown sugar is a terrific exfoliating agent that removes those dead skin cells that make your skin look and feel dry and flaky. Together these two ingredients make a winning team. There’s no easier way to pamper your self and feel invigorated!
Vanilla, Honey & Brown Sugar Face Scrub Recipe
1 rounded tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon Jojoba oil
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons oatmeal
Juice of half a lemon or lime
Mix together brown sugar, honey, jojoba oil, and vanilla extract. Stir in oatmeal. Apply to face and/or body and gently scrub. Rinse with warm water. 
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zengirlinthecity:

Get Super SMOOTH & SEXY Skin with this

All Natural Honey and Brown Sugar Body Scrub 

Need a quick me up? Then head to the kitchen to mix up a batch of honey and brown sugar exfoliating scrubs. They won’t make those bags under your eyes magically disappear, but you might be surprised at how much better they make your skin feel.

 

Honey is a humectant, which draws moisture from the air to your skin and brown sugar is a terrific exfoliating agent that removes those dead skin cells that make your skin look and feel dry and flaky. Together these two ingredients make a winning team. There’s no easier way to pamper your self and feel invigorated!

Vanilla, Honey & Brown Sugar Face Scrub Recipe

  • 1 rounded tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Jojoba oil
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons oatmeal
  • Juice of half a lemon or lime

Mix together brown sugar, honey, jojoba oil, and vanilla extract. Stir in oatmeal. Apply to face and/or body and gently scrub. Rinse with warm water. 

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