Favorite Ingredient Friday!: Cinnamon Maple Coconut Macaroons


Delicious, mildly sweet, crispy & chewy, cinnamon-maple coconut macaroons Ingredients: 3½ cups shredded sweetened coconut flakes ½ cup + 2 tbsp flour ⅔ cup egg whites (about 6 egg white) ¼ cup pure maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract Ground Cinnamon Vegetable Oil or Cooking Spray (to grease cookie sheet) Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit, grease your cookie sheet, & set aside. Beat egg

The Skinny on Artificial Sweeteners


The big debate on artificial sweeteners and their health risks continues on, with the FDA claiming that there are no known health risks & others arguing that they indeed have harmful effects on the body. Let me start by saying that the argument stating there are no known health risks of artificial sweeteners is not a good enough answer to get me to ingest them.

Why EGGS Are Better For You Than You Think!


For many years now eggs have gotten a bad reputation as an unhealthy breakfast item. Eggs have been labeled as the cholesterol raiser…eat an egg then BAM, cholesterol through the roof! However, American consumers are taking another look at eggs and giving them a well-deserved second chance. Let’s examine the nutritional facts of the egg… Medium Sized (44g) Calories: 63 Total Fat: 4g Saturate Fat:

Our Top 10 Secret Beauty Tips (shh..)


Check out our favorite top 10 beauty secrets! Give them a try! Huge Pimple? Break open an Advil Liquid gel and apply directly to a pimple to reduce swelling overnight. Dull Hair? Rinse your hair with Apple Cider Vinegar and spring water for instant shine. Stained Teeth? Brush your teeth with Rembrandt Whitening Toothpaste for whitened teeth in 1-2 weeks. Blackheads & Clogged Pores? Clear

Top 10 Skin Care Ingredients to Avoid…(like the plague)


So many facial cleansers, moisturizers, and masks exist that it can be confusing to find the one that is right for your skin. Just because a facial product claims to be “natural”, does not mean it will not wreak havoc on your face. When shopping for a facial cleanser I pay attention to 3 things: The cost The  so called “claim” of the product THE

Coconut Curry Noodle Soup!


So this month’s Favorite Ingredient is the lovely coconut! As a reminder, the 1st Friday of every month, we will reveal our favorite ingredient for that month. Each following Friday for that month, we will feature a recipe using that favorite ingredient! Today we’d like to share a recipe for Coconut Curry Noodle Soup! Try out this YUMMY vegan recipe. And remember, peace, love, and