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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 […]

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 […]

DIY: Cranberry & Honey Skin Brightening Mask

It’s no secret that the ladies of Brown & Coconut (that’s us 😉 ) just love smearing stuff on our face. We have a super effective DIY cranberry & honey skin brightening mask that can help to give your skin a clear and glowing complexion with just 3 simple ingredients. Cranberry & Honey Skin Brightening Mask This mask includes: 10 […]

Save Your Halloween Pumpkin!

Still have your pumpkin left over from Halloween? You’re not the only one. It’s easy to pop the sucker on the porch and forget all about it. If you’re lazy like us and didn’t want to take the time to carve a jack-o-lantern, your pumpkin is probably still is great shape! So what the heck […]

10 Health Benefits of Cranberries

We absolutely love cranberries, not only because they are delicious and a holiday favorite, but because they a powerhouse food! With Thanksgiving around the corner, you’ve got to stay tuned for the awesome recipes coming up! In the meantime, check out why these tart little berries are just so magnificent for our health! 10 Health Benefits of Cranberries […]

5 Reasons You NEED Rosemary

Herbs just don’t get all the wonderful credit they deserve, huh?. Take Rosemary, for example. Rosemary is a fragrant and flavorful  herb that is native to the Mediterranean region. Although it is typically used in cooking, it has so many other benefits! So many that you just may find yourself using Rosemary more often then you think… 1.Skin […]

8 Reasons to Eat More Pumpkin

It’s pumpkin season! Everywhere pumpkin is popping up: bagels, breads, coffee, lattes, teas, spreads, cookies, beers, soups, donuts, and so much more! While all of these are a tasty way to enjoy pumpkin, it serves a bigger and better purpose. It is actually incredibly healthy! Below I’ve highlighted the top 8 ways pumpkin is great and […]