Reused Container Garden

Ways to Grow Vegetables in Limited Space

In the last few years we’ve been bombarded with tons of information about all the hidden additives and harmful chemicals in our food, which is why many people have taken to growing their own from home to create safer and healthier recipes. But unfortunately not everyone has the space for a greenhouse, row upon row of veg or even the money to buy an allotment somewhere. So we’ve come up with a couple of gardening ideas you can use to grow your own vegetables at home with a minimum amount of space. Read more »

Chia Fresca Upgraded

Chia Fresca Upgraded (Apple Cider Vinegar Drink)

I’ve created this new variation of my Chia Fresca that’s even more nutritious, and has a wider range of flavor possibilities. I ran out of oranges one day and had to come up with something. So I used what I had available. I used frozen organic pineapple, peaches, strawberries, blueberries, and a scoop of the Madre Labs Immune Punch SuperFood blend. It was delicious! It was so good, this is what I’ve been drinking ever since. Let me tell you about Madre Labs Immune Punch. This stuff is amazing. It’s a best-selling products, with hundreds of excellent reviews for good reason. I’ve been having this every day in my chia drink, and even though I’ve been staying up late, getting up early, not getting enough sleep, I’ve stayed healthy, and I think it’s because of this drink and all the amazing superfood and medicinal mushroom ingredients in the Immune Punch. You can buy it here. Read more »

Vegan Ceviche

Vegan Ceviche

Traditionally, ceviche made with raw fish, marinated in lime juice with chopped up vegetables like tomato, cucumber, onion, cilantro, and grated carrot. It’s served on a tortilla, and often garnished with slices of avocado which make it really delicious. This is a vegan version, that’s very quick to make and equally delicious. It’s a great, quick to prepare, light meal that’s perfect for summertime lunch or dinner. You could also serve it on a salad, as a side salad, or as a dip with tortilla chips (this would be especially good for parties). Read more »

Chia Fresca

Chia Fresca: Chia and Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic

This is my new morning drink ritual. I love it! When I wake up in the morning I can feel that I’m dehydrated. I think it happens to all of us naturally when we sleep. Chia seeds are great for stamina and, when soaked in water like this, they become very hydrating. This is an easy way for me to incorporate benefits of apple cider vinegar into my daily diet too. This drink is so delicious and hydrating it’s addictive. You can easily play around with the flavorings, especially with the wonderful variety of flavored liquid stevia available now. So let me tell you a little bit about chia seeds and how wonderful they are. If you’ve never seen them before, chia seeds are tiny and look similar to poppy seeds except they are shiny. They come in white, but are most commonly found in a mottled gray-black color. The little black specks you can see in the photo are […] Read more »

Now Foods Liquid Stevia

Liquid Stevia

100% natural liquid stevia sweetener, 3 flavors, French Vanilla, Dark Chocolate, and Unflavored. Stevia is a herb, it has zero calories, and is 300 times sweeter than sugar. So you only need a couple drops. A small bottle like this lasts me for a long time even though I use it daily. The first bottle I had lasted for close to a year. I use stevia drops in my drinks, tea, coffee, smoothies and a delicious lime chia drink that I make. I also use it when I make raw chocolate treats, and recently tried it in my gluten free peanut butter cookies with great results. See all three stevia flavors here Read more »

Peanut Butter Cookies, wheat free

Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Cookies – Gluten Free

Peanut Butter have always been my favorite cookies, but I don’t often eat cookies because my body really doesn’t like wheat. So when I found a recipe for gluten free peanut butter cookies I had to try it. Since then I’ve made these several times. It turns out not only are they gluten free (and therefore wheat free, of course), but also dairy free. They are so quick and easy to make, only 4 ingredients! You’ll have this recipe memorized in no time. Read more »

Orange, Carrot, Celery Juice

Orange, Carrot, Celery & Ginger Juice

This is a delicious, sweet, creamy juice, with just a hint of saltiness from the celery. Celery is high in natural sodium and is essential to include in your juices when you are doing a juice fast. Leaving as much of the pith on the oranges as you can gives you more riboflavin and a nice creamy texture. I’ll tell you the easiest way I’ve found to do this below. This bright orange juice is also high in Vitamin C,  beta-carotene. Ginger has many amazing qualities and is very warming. But go easy at first if you aren’t used to it, a little goes a long way. You want to use an amount that tastes good to you. Read more »