DIY Mango Face Mask

DIY Mango Face Mask Okay, fine…

Yes, it is very possible that my Wednesday evening consisted of me sitting at home alone, mashing up a mango, and putting it on my face.

I know this sounds really, really weird but, I have a pretty good feeling that once you try it you’ll be doing this too.

Hear me out here: Mango is awesome. Mango is full of antioxidants and vitamins that are great for the skin. And who doesn’t want great-looking skin?!

This DIY mango face mask helps to smooth and tone the skin, clear up acne, and gently exfoliates so skin looks clearer and brighter. And the best part? It only takes three ingredients and twenty minutes to get better-looking skin! (Plus, it tastes amazing! Just saying…)

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Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

There are a few skills that are really important for every single gal to know: How to make a green smoothie (because every single gal has got to take care of herself!) How to install a chain door fastener (safety first!) How to order cat food online (c’mon now…. no one likes to be the single…

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Massaged Kale Salad with Strawberries and Coconut

Massaged Kale Salad with Strawberries and Coconut-Lime Dressing

Gossip alert… are you ready for this? I’ve heard rumors that strawberries are coming early this year and will be available in farmers markets as early as this weekend (at least in Seattle). Whoa. Now that’s my kind of gossip.  One thing’s for sure: you will definitely find me at the farmers market this weekend…

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Ginger, Carrot, Turmeric & Grapefruit Juice

Ginger, Carrot, Turmeric and Grapefruit Juice

Turmeric is all the rage right now and you might even be feeling like you see the phrase “anti-inflammatory diet” everywhere. If this is the case, then you probably already know that turmeric is a deep orange spice that’s frequently used in Asian and Indian cuisine. It’s also fabulous for its medicinal and anti-inflammatory properties. But,…

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DIY Yoga Mat Spray

DIY Yoga Mat Spray

I never thought that I’d call myself a “yoga person,” but over the last couple of years I’ve really fallen in love with it. You might remember me sharing my love for yoga in some of my past posts about celebrating my 1-year yoga anniversary, what I learned from Yogathon 2014, and how I stay…

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Sugar-Free Lavender Lemonade

Sugar-Free Lavender Lemonade (with Magnesium)

Are you a lavender fan like I am? Lavender is known for its relaxation properties and is common in bath products, but I also love using lavender in the kitchen. Some of my favorite lavender recipes include these DIY lavender bath salts and this (dairy-free) lavender coconut ice cream. Yum. With warmer weather on the way, I wanted…

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Grain-Free Rhubarb and Berry Crumble

Grain-Free Rhubarb and Berry Crumble

Don’t get me started on rhubarb. Seriously. Rhubarb and I have had a love-hate relationship for a really, really long time. My problem with rhubarb is that because it’s a tad bitter, I’ve only ever seen it used in pie or crumble recipes. For several years I tried my hardest to come up with ways to use…

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RawSpiceBar Review

RawSpiceBar Review

As someone who spends a great deal of time in the kitchen preparing food, I’ll admit that sometimes I get a little bored with my cooking. (Gasp!) It’s so easy to fall back on the same meals time and again and this is where today’s post on RawSpiceBar comes in. A few months ago a new…

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Digestive Aid Smoothie

Digestive Aid Smoothie

Last week (April 22nd) many of us celebrated Earth Day 2015. Earth Day is one of my favorite days because it reminds me to be grateful for this beautiful planet and all of the life on it. I celebrated Earth Day by watching Interstellar (which, by the way, is amazing and is completely worth the three…

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Tuna Salad Collard Wrap

Tuna Salad Collard Wraps

There’s nothing like those first few sunny days in spring. Life seems happier, everyone is in a good mood, and all you can think about is when you can head to the beach. Hmm. I love spring.  Of course, sunny days always present a dilemma. For those of us trying to ditch the gluten/grains, packing…

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Kimchi Fried Cauliflower Rice

Kimchi Fried Cauliflower Rice

If you had to pick just one food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be? I’m still trying to come up to my final answer to this one, but I have a pretty strong feeling it would involve kimchi or a fermented food of some sort. Back in the ole…

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