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Pumpkin Carob Bread

Pumpkin Carob Bread

Recipe for Pumpkin Carob Bread:  1 cup of almond flour 1 tsp of baking soda 1 tsp of cinnamon 1 tsp of nutmeg 1 egg 1/2 can of organic pumpkin puree 1 tsp of vanilla extract 3 tbsp of coconut sugar 2 tbsp of coconut […]

Energy Balls!

Energy Balls!

I call these babies ” Energy Balls!” Because they are delicious, easy to make, and will give you that extra boost you need. I coated these with sesame seeds. Sesame seeds are a great plant source for iron. Great for snacking, especially anyone with anemia […]

Chocolate-Chip Protein Cookie Skillet

Chocolate-Chip Protein Cookie Skillet

Recipe for Chocolate-Chip Protein Cookie Skillet: 

1/2 cup of almond flour

1tsp of baking soda

3 tbsp cup of coconut sugar

1/3 cup of palm shortening

1 tsp of vanilla

1/2 of enjoy life chocolate chips

1/3 cup of cocoa powder

2 eggs

1 scoop of Vega plant based protein powder (chocolate flavor)

Preparation: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2 mini cast iron skillets with palm shortening. (very light). Add dry ingredients together in a bowl. Mix wet ingredients together in a separate bowl. Combine all ingredients and pour onto cast iron skillets. Sprinkle your chocolate chips over the top or in the center. Bake for about 20 min and enjoy!

 

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 […]