How to transition to a plant-based diet

How to transition to a plant-based diet

I haven’t really discussed it much on the blog, but believe it or not, I have been following a plant-based diet since February of this year.  That’s right, the salmon lover has given up salmon. (However, I’m not vegan because I still eat honey and do carry leather handbags.) Before I dive into this post, I want you to know that my intention isn’t to call you over to the dark side, shame you for being a meat eater, or to tell you that my way is the right way.  I just thought I might help someone who is already...

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March 2016 Favorites

March 2016 Favorites

(Please note: This is not a sponsored post, but it does contain some affiliate links.)   I didn’t have to step back to come up with my standout favorites from the month of March because they were just so insanely obvious.  In fact,  I reached for all of these things on a daily basis with the exception of the face scrub, and you’ll read why in a minute. It was definitely a good month for new discoveries. Tata Harper Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint in Very Sweet I received this product (not shown above) as a free sample with...

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Friday Favorites (7/10)

Friday Favorites (7/10)

Happy Friday! I received so many sweet comments all over social media in response to my pregnancy news, and I just cannot thank you all enough!  As you might have expected. a lot of my favorites this week are items that I showed in my last Vitacost haul.    Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Rosewater Mask for Sensitive Skin This mask is pretty unique because it feels more like a thick night cream.  I left it on for about 30 minutes (recommended time is 10 minutes), and it really never hardened.  My face felt extremely soft and hydrated...

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Why I drink tart cherry juice & juicer recommendations needed

Why I drink tart cherry juice & juicer recommendations needed

If you read The Mini Skirt (and thank you, if you do!), you might know that I am under the weather this week.  I originally planned to do a food related post, but well, the thought kind of turned my stomach today.  I’ve been drinking juice like a madwoman though, and I remembered that I owed you a little more info about tart cherry juice. (Totally unrelated but my juicer broke a year or so ago, and I am in the market for a new one.  Any reasonably priced recommendations?) Before I get into why I started drinking it, let me tell you...

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The best thing I ate this week (banana chia seed muffins)

The best thing I ate this week (banana chia seed muffins)

(Past recipes from my “The best thing I ate this week” posts include: quinoa fried rice, summer quinoa salad, and fried egg over quinoa with avocado, tomatoes, corn.) Up until recently, Michael would eat bananas like crazy.  But like a typical toddler, he decided that bananas are scary and disgusting right after I made a grocery run and stocked us up on enough to feed all of the monkeys at our local zoo for a week. Even though MT and I eat bananas daily, there was no way that we could finish them all off before they went bad....

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Recipe: Chocolate Chia Pudding

Recipe: Chocolate Chia Pudding

My husband can eat dinner and then walk away from the kitchen for the rest of the evening.  I, on the other hand, view dinner as nothing more than a gateway to dessert. My dessert/post-dinner snack is usually something like popcorn, Greek yogurt with cinnamon, a piece or two of dark chocolate, hot chocolate, or chia pudding– which has been the case a lot lately. Chia pudding sounds kind of nasty, and I do have to say that it really isn’t the prettiest thing in the entire world. The texture even takes some getting used to. I...

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