Sep 24, 2015

Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispy Bars (GF No Bake) Perfect for Pot Lucks and Lunches!

My husband needed to bring a dessert for an office potluck, so I wanted to make something everyone would like (who doesn't like chocolate and peanut butter), uses simple ingredients (uses ingredients in most peoples pantry's), not too unhealthy (I wouldn't call this health food but it is healthier than normal Rice Krispy bars), is easy to make (no bake all you need is a microwave and a bowl an spoon), transports well (my husband commutes on a train to work), and doesn't need refrigeration.  Or in other words the perfect potluck dessert.  This would also be great for lunches, picnics, road trips, holidays, gifts, etc.

Sep 6, 2015

Light Cucumber Lime Vodka Coolers

This Labor day weekend here in Minneapolis has been down right tropical.  Highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s, and humid.    I know this is likely the end of summer here.  In fact it could likely go from 90s to 60s here soon, so I am going to enjoy summer while it's still here!  What better way than with a cucumber Lime cooler?  This is so refreshing it's perfect for a hot day.  Even better it's light enough you can have more than one!    

Aug 23, 2015

How to Create an Enchanted Fairy Forest Garden

created by Sebastian Meyer For the movie Snow White and the Huntsman
Every year before spring, I start dreaming of my ultimate garden and yard.  I let my landscaping dreams go wild.  The reality is I usually just have enough energy to focus on planting and harvesting our vegetable garden.  So while I know it's likely I won't get around to implementing most of any of my landscaping ideals, I still love to dream about it.

Aug 21, 2015

Skin Care Products I use: Best Natural Skin Care Products For Acne and Anti-aging Under $35

Here's what's in my medicine cabinet  1:derma e lightening cream  2:Reviva labs 10% glycolic acid cream  3: Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Glycolic Brightening Mask  4: Andalou Naturals Super Polypeptide Lift and Firm Cream 5: My DIY Tea Tree and Jojoba oil Acne spot treatment  6: Shea MoistureProblem Skin Facial Wash and Scrub  7: Shea Moisturizer African Black Soap Problem Skin Moisturizer  8:  Shea Moisturizer African Black Soap Problem Skin Mask  9: derma e Purifing Daily Detox Scrub  10: derma e Purifing 2 in 1 Charcoal Mask  11: derma e Microdermabrasion Scrub  12: Thayers Cucumber With Hazel alcohol free toner

Ever since reading, "What's in this Stuff?" by Patrica Thomas,I have been very careful about making sure there are as little to no chemicals in my skin care products.  It's especially important to make sure that you don't have chemicals in your skin care products because your skin is your largest organ!  What you put on your skin, is absorbed into your blood with no filter (what you eat and drink is filtered for toxins through your kidneys and liver).  

Aug 5, 2015

Cantalopue Peach Smoothie (Vegan, Paleo)

I often have a cantaloupe around in the summer.  I love cantaloupe and I love that they are so inexpensive and just the perfect size to pig out on for 1-2 people (I married with no kids).  Cantaloupe is also very high in vitamin C and A.  I cup has 95% of RDA (recommended daily Allowance) and 106% of vitamin A along with other vitamins and minerals.