March 2013

Month Archives

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 […]

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 […]

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… […]

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 […]

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 […]

Getting Your Diet BACK ON TRACK!

When I start to feel sluggish and out of balance, I look towards my diet to help me get centered again. My diet influences so many parts of my health and life overall. When my diet starts to go south (i.e. more sweets, processed, fatty foods, drink less water) I notice: More facial acne Greater […]

Eat CLEAN: The 80/20 Rule for Maximum Fitness!

I’m sure you’ve heard of the 80/20 Rule when it comes to fitness. For anyone who hasn’t, it’s simple. The key to achieving optimum fitness is 80% what you eat and 20% physical exercise. What does this mean? Realizing your fitness goals, whether they be weight loss, toning up,  building muscle, or improving cardiovascular endurance […]

Delicious Antioxidant Tea

I absolutely love tea. It has so many amazing health benefits, it’s hard to not incorporate it into your diet. I don’t drink coffee too often but when I crave it I try to drink a cup of tea instead. My sisters and I can spend forever browsing the tea sections in the supermarket. I […]

Favorite Ingredient Friday: Coconut!

Welcome to Favorite Ingredient Friday! We’d like to introduce this day as an opportunity to feature a new ingredient each week and the reasons we love it! This week’s favorite ingredient? None other than the magnificent Coconut! Coconut is SO versatile, delicious, and healthy! Need we say more?? The water from the young, green coconut, as […]

Product Review: Evolution Fresh

Packaging: Clean + Attractive + Easy to Read Taste: 5/5, Fresh + Delicious (at least for the 2 flavors I tried) Flavors: 23 Flavors; All different combinations of fruit juices and/or vegetable juices Price: $6 – $7 (per 15.2 bottle) Ingredients: Great! Made from high quality + fresh ingredients Overall Rating: 5/5; By far the […]

Flaxseed Hair Gel Recipe

Flaxseed hair gel is absolutely AMAZING. I made a small batch last night to test it out and my hair has never felt so soft! It is so easy to make and is a much better alternative to other hair gels full of chemicals and alcohol (yuck!). I will definitely be making this gel more […]

Versatile Blogger Award!

Brown & Coconut has been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award! We are so pleased to know that our blog is enjoyed by so many! We were nominated by Avec Veritas, a wonderful blog about Beauty & Lifestyle! Check hers out here! Thank you for the nomination! 🙂 Here are the rules so that we can officially […]

Sweet Potato Turmeric Soup!

  So I came home from work one fine day and I received a text from my sister Zeena demanding (jokingly) that I make her dinner. Well I was feeling creative and so that is just what I did. I came up with a recipe for a delicious Sweet Potato Turmeric Soup! I had extra […]

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever!

Finding the perfect chocolate cookie recipe is really hard, especially when so many exist. I have tried so many recipes but none have tasted as GOOD as this one! The cookies are super moist, chewy, and melt in your mouth! It is a super healthy recipe, which makes eating them that much better…and guilt free. […]