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10 Dairy Milk Alternatives for Those Giving Milk the Boot

As a lover of all things dairy, transitioning to a dairy-free lifestyle has been tough. I am a sucker for everything related to cheese and ice-cream. It doesn’t help that I live across the street from a froyo joint and countless restaurants with cheesy goodness. My love passion for dairy took a backseat, however, when I began experiencing extreme stomach […]

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Tartlets

With Thanksgiving around the corner, everyone is gearing up to cook, bake, and of course enjoy yummy dishes for dinners and desserts. It goes without saying that pumpkin pie is one of the big dogs when it comes to holiday dessert favorites (they don’t call it pumpkin season for nothin’). Although, with all of these mouth-watering […]

Cleanse Your Body: Detox Water

Let’s be honest: it’s not easy consuming our required daily intake of water. It requires some serious concerted effort. With our busy schedules the notion can simply slip our mind. Next thing you know it’s 7 o’ clock at night and you’re hastily gulping down glass #2 during commercial breaks. (We’ve all been there).   The solution is simple: detox […]

10 Creative Ways to Use Pumpkin This Fall

  Halloween may be over but the cherished “pumpkin season” has yet to come to an end. Reusing your pumpkin saves you money and creates a colorful menu for weeks to come! Before you toss your jack-o-lantern into the nearest receptacle try out  a few of these fun and clever ways of reusing this halloween […]

How Many Meals Should You Eat a Day?

How many meals should you eat a day? This is a question that I’m sure many people have asked themselves at some point or another. The quick answer is that it does NOT matter. Three, four, five, or six meals makes no difference to maintaining a healthy lifestyle or for weight loss. Here’s what you should […]

DIY Odor Eliminators

Removing odors from your home is serious business. Let’s be frank: who wants to come home to a funky house? Whether the funky stench is coming from the bathroom, bedroom or kitchen, there are plenty of simple DIY Odor Eliminators to rid your home of those funky scents. Check out these simple DIY Odor Eliminators: 1. Tea […]

GMOs: What You Need to Know!

GMO; an acronym tossed around more than a football on a Sunday. It’s no secret that GMOs are present in most of our food, yet how much do we really know about GMOs? Am I the only one whose wondered: What the heck are GMOs? Which of our favorite processed foods (+ home grown) foods […]

The Truth about Salt

Our world is changing. More and more of our food has become prepackaged; vacuumed sealed, stickered-up, and labelled with its nutritional facts. As a society, we have also grown increasingly concerned over the exact nutritional content of the foods we eat: calories, carbs, sugar, protein — the list goes on! We almost HAVE to become […]

Fight the Flu, Naturally

Being sick sucks, it really does. You’re tired, achy, stuffed up, irritated… Not to mention every task becomes so bothersome.  A few months ago, I wrote an article on how to get over your cold with a few DIY methods (click here to read). Sometimes when you’re sick, doing anything at all is just too much, even […]

DIY Housekeeping: Disinfecting Spray

Wait! Before you wipe those counters down, hear me out. Have you ever tried making your own disinfecting spray? Let me explain. Common household disinfectants such as Lysol and Fantastik are full of TOXIC chemicals. These toxic chemicals that most of us use on a daily basis to disinfect our living spaces are dangerous to […]

What’s the deal with Coconut Water?

What’s the deal with Coconut Water? Coconut water is popping up everywhere! This super refreshing substance has been showing up more and more often in stores and retailers and who can blame them?! Coconut water is a tasty and healthy beverage. Nutrition wise (per 8 fl oz) it generally contains: 30-50 calories  250 mg sodium […]

Delicious & HEALTHY Gluten Free Pancakes!

During the week, my breakfast tends to be pretty basic and consists of plain oatmeal or fruit and an egg or turkey bacon. I usually don’t go too crazy, but on the weekends I occasionally crave the traditional pancakes. Well, this weekend I was in one of those moods and in an effort to try […]

The Winner of the $25 TJ Maxx Gift Card is…

The winner of the $25 TJ Maxx Gift Card is… Stacey S! CONGRATULATIONS!! We will send you an email with instructions on how to claim your prize! We would like to thank everyone who participated in this giveaway! There will be plenty more giveaways to come! 🙂 Peace, Love & Coconuts! -Letisha, Nalani and Zeena […]

Pineapple-Banana Sorbet

Does anyone else crave sorbet in the winter? Something about that ice-cold, fresh fruit taste is just so refreshing. Homemade sorbet is a fantastic alternative to store bought sorbets that are full of sugar and unknown ingredients. For this simple, guilt-free recipe, you only need 3 ingredients: 1 cup Pineapple 1 Banana 3-4 Ice Cubes […]

NEW Take on an Old Favorite: Kale Pizza

Sticking to a healthy diet can be difficult, especially with all those temptations and cravings! Well, Brown & Coconut is here to help!…PIZZA ANYONE?? 🙂 Here is our recipe for a delicious, low calorie, vegetarian pizza.   Kale Pizza 1 Joseph’s Middle East Bakery Lavash Bread ¼ cup tomato sauce 1 tbsp sliced black olives 1 […]