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Gluten-Free Apple Cobblers

Gluten-Free Apple Cobblers

Gluten-Free Apple Cobblers Recipe: about 8-9 apples (I used Granny smith and Pink Ladies) 1/3 cup of almond flour 2 tbsp of coconut sugar 1 tbsp of cinnamon 1 tsp of nutmeg 1 stick of pasture-raised organic butter Preparation: Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Start by […]

Pumpkin Chia Mini Muffins

Pumpkin Chia Mini Muffins

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.. 🎃 🎃 🎃 these Pumpkin Chia Mini Muffins are my go-to snack these days. Some of you may not know but the health benefits of Chia seeds are endless.. perfect for plant- based peeps too. These include: […]

Adaptogen Pumpkin Spice Latte

Adaptogen Pumpkin Spice Latte

“Choose wisely” is what comes to mind when I sip on my adaptogen version of a pumpkin spice latte. ( recipe below) As posted by my mentor @richroll, originally stated by @gurusinghdaily, my thought process this morning goes something like this: “Imagine a rocketship on the launchpad. It takes tremendous amount of force to launch such a vessel beyond the earth’s gravitational pull. But once in orbit, only the smallest force is required to guide that ship’s trajectory. YOU are the ship. Those with whom you surround yourself with are the thrusters. Choose your company wisely.” Happy Saturday everyone! ✨
Recipe for adaptogen pumpkin spice latte
2 tbsp of canned organic pumpkin( no sugar)
1 date
1 tsp of nutmeg
1 tsp of pumpkin spice seasoning
1 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of ashwagandha @sunpotion
1 cup of mushroom coffee @foursigmatic
Mix all ingredients in blender or nutribullet and serve right away while hot !

Oatmeal Cashew Carob-Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Cashew Carob-Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Cashew Carob-Chip Cookie Recipe 1/2 cup of almond flour 1/2 cup of rolled oats pinch of sea salt 2 eggs 1/3 cup of palm shortening 1/2 cup of coconut sugar 1/3 cup of carob chips 1/2 cup of raw cashews (chopped) Preheat oven to […]

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

This “dip” can be also a hummus as well. I like to spice things up by saying “dip” ..hehe. But anyway, I used chickpeas as the base and thickener. A food processor is needed for this recipe because it blends it to creamy perfection! Hope […]

Take care of the skin you’re in..

Take care of the skin you’re in..

Before my foodie days, I was a hustling makeup artist in New York City. Makeup and skincare are still a big part of my life, I just switched career paths about a few years ago. Believe it or not, many of these beauty products contain very harmful chemicals that can be cancerous, cause allergies, and can even be endocrine disruptors..I mean, to me thats crazy! No beauty product is worth risking your health.

You don’t have to get crazy with all this, but I came up with a list of ingredients that are in most products. This list can come with you the next time you do your beauty haul. Just watching out for certain ingredients can be so beneficial for your health.

Harmful ingredients to watch out for:

Benzophenone- a chemical linked to cancer and is used in products such as lip balm and nail polish.
Mica- mineral used in many cosmetic products; also used in cement and asphalt as well as insulation material for electric cable. Do you really want that on your face?
Talc- some talc contains asbestos and should be avoided in all powdered beauty products.
Phthalates- these are chemicals that are linked to endocrine disruption, reproductive toxicity, and cancer. It is actually banned from cosmetics in the European Union.
Parabens- are used as preservatives to avoid the growth of microbes and is linked to endocrine disruption.
Lead and heavy metals- included in lipsticks, whitening toothpaste, eyeliner, nail polish, and foundations. Exposure to heavy metals has been linked to health concerns including reproductive, immune, and nervous system toxicity.
Phenoxyethanol- is used as a preservative for cosmetics, perfumes, and soaps. Excessive exposure to this is linked to eczema and can acutely affect nervous system function.
Titanium Dioxide- used in powdered makeup. If inhaled, it’s considered a possible carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
Polytetrafluoroethylene (aka Teflon) – This non-stick ingredient is associated with delayed menstruation, late breast development, and cancer.
Ethanolamine Compounds (MEA, DEA, TEA And others)- these chemicals are used extensively in cosmetics and can be linked to liver tumors, cancer, and organ system toxicity.

Look for cosmetics that are organic or made with very little ingredients If you can’t pronounce most of the items on the list, then most likely it shouldn’t be going onto your skin. You can always use a site call Environmental Working Group to check out the hazard levels of most beauty products on the market. Stick to any level below a 4 in my opinion. Best of luck with your next beauty haul and take care of the skin you’re in!

Be well 🙂

Allie

Pomegranate “Nice” Cream Popsicles

Pomegranate “Nice” Cream Popsicles

This is my FIRST time making “nice” cream. Nice cream is just a term for vegan ice cream. The creaminess of the bananas and coconut milk really pulls the whole recipe together. I added a touch of color, extra sweet, and antioxidants by adding some […]

Food (and mood) Booster!

Food (and mood) Booster!

Hey guys. As a future health practitioner, I wanted to talk about a really important topic that deserves attention. Does eating whole foods {meaning free of refined sugars, artificial ingredients, and chemicals and rich in greens, legumes, and organic meats} really improve our mood? Coming […]

Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet { GF, Paleo, Dairy-Free}

Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet { GF, Paleo, Dairy-Free}

Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Recipe: 

1 1/2 cups of almond flour

1 tsp of baking soda

1 tsp of baking powder

1 tsp of sea salt

3 tbsp of cocoa powder

2 eggs

1/3 cup of organic vegetable shortening (palm oil)

2 heaping tbsp of creamy unsalted cashew butter

1/3 cup of organic maple syrup

1/2 cup of Enjoy Life dairy free chocolate chips

Preparation: 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Start by mixing together the dry ingredients in a bowl (flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa, and salt). In a separate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients ( eggs, cashew butter, palm shortening, and syrup).  Mix both sets of ingredients together  ( and fold in chocolate chips) and pour into a greased cast iron skillet.

Bake for 20min- I would say let it cool but its soo good while it is warm right out of the oven!

Chocolate Chip Matcha Bread (GF and Dairy Free)

Chocolate Chip Matcha Bread (GF and Dairy Free)

I  started getting into matcha a few months ago and you guys, I’m addicted. I usually don’t drink any caffeine at all because it gives me the jitters. However, matcha includes an amino acid called L-Theanine. L-Theanine promotes a calm alertness..so it basically gives you […]


My Diary

The Beauty Of Letting Go

The Beauty Of Letting Go

I have always been a control freak.  Who isn’t?  There is a sense of comfort and control when we well, CONTROL things! However, this passed year and a half have taught me that having control over every little situation is not realistic and will actually slowly lead you to suffering.

Our minds are really funny sometimes. They like to play tricks on us and make us feel like something bad is happening, therefore fear should be approaching, and we either freak out or we try and control the moment by suppressing our feelings (whether that be with alcohol., drugs, shopping, etc). What really needs to happen is for your mind and body to experience the fear and take it all in- and then let go. Have those thoughts and fears just leave like a passing cloud. Because in the end, that’s really all they are right? Just thoughts. They aren’t who you are. None of the nonsense that we think about is ever who we are.

It’s funny because I’ve realized that when I actually don’t have any stresses or controlling thoughts of how I feel or how I’m suppose to feel; I feel uncomfortable. Our minds are so used to a certain way of thinking that once it stops, it feels weird. Well, I say embrace the weirdness! This means you’re on your way to happiness – without the control you thought you needed to get to that point.

If you are struggling to enjoy life’s precious moments because you are too busy in your head, here are some tips that might help you get out of yourself:

  1.  It’s not always about you. Focusing on yourself too much actually makes you miss out on the people and experiences that are going on around you. Try volunteering or doing something that will help others and you will see that it makes you feel a lot better because your focus was shifted.
  2. Practice meditation. This can be in any form. TM, Mindfulness, whatever works for you. But you should have about 10 minutes of deep breathing in a quiet room to just recharge and relax.
  3.  Exercise. You don’t have to join cross fit to feel better. I’m talking about 20 min a day of cardio, or a long walk, or jump rope, jumping jacks; something to get your heart racing for a bit. You will end up feeling better throughout the day. Trust me.
  4. Get rid of caffeine, alcohol, and sugar from your diet.
  5. Be kind to yourself, your body, and your mind. Take care of yourself. Make a cup of tea and relax, dance around to your favorite song, sing out loud around the house, laugh, smile, and practice gratitude.

I hope this post makes you see things in a different perspective. Remember, life isn’t as bad as you think it is. Let go of the control and begin to live your life.

Be well,

Allie

 

 


Life is Sweet

Gluten-Free Apple Cobblers

Gluten-Free Apple Cobblers

Gluten-Free Apple Cobblers Recipe: about 8-9 apples (I used Granny smith and Pink Ladies) 1/3 cup of almond flour 2 tbsp of coconut sugar 1 tbsp of cinnamon 1 tsp of nutmeg 1 stick of pasture-raised organic butter Preparation: Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Start by […]

Oatmeal Cashew Carob-Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Cashew Carob-Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Cashew Carob-Chip Cookie Recipe 1/2 cup of almond flour 1/2 cup of rolled oats pinch of sea salt 2 eggs 1/3 cup of palm shortening 1/2 cup of coconut sugar 1/3 cup of carob chips 1/2 cup of raw cashews (chopped) Preheat oven to […]

Pomegranate “Nice” Cream Popsicles

Pomegranate “Nice” Cream Popsicles

This is my FIRST time making “nice” cream. Nice cream is just a term for vegan ice cream. The creaminess of the bananas and coconut milk really pulls the whole recipe together. I added a touch of color, extra sweet, and antioxidants by adding some […]

Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet { GF, Paleo, Dairy-Free}

Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet { GF, Paleo, Dairy-Free}

Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Recipe:  1 1/2 cups of almond flour 1 tsp of baking soda 1 tsp of baking powder 1 tsp of sea salt 3 tbsp of cocoa powder 2 eggs 1/3 cup of organic vegetable shortening (palm oil) 2 heaping tbsp […]

Chocolate Chip Matcha Bread (GF and Dairy Free)

Chocolate Chip Matcha Bread (GF and Dairy Free)

I  started getting into matcha a few months ago and you guys, I’m addicted. I usually don’t drink any caffeine at all because it gives me the jitters. However, matcha includes an amino acid called L-Theanine. L-Theanine promotes a calm alertness..so it basically gives you […]