Summer is here and those pesky Mosquities! Stay tuned and aware oh how to fight them naturally with this recipe:
2 oz. Grain Alcohol (120-190 proof)
1 oz. Distilled Water
30 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
30 drops of Citronella Essential Oil
3 oz. Travel-sized PET Spray Bottle (We got ours at Target)
Lavender essential oils are used by aromatherapists to treat burns and skin irritations as well as to promote calming , ease, often used to treat anxiety, stress, insomnia. Its antiseptic, analgesic properties, Lavender can prevent infection, promote rapid healing, is nontoxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing. Citronella offers a balanced lemon aroma. Citronella essential oil is used to treat colds, fatigue, headaches, excessive perspiration, has antiseptic, deodorant, insecticide, and anti-parasitic properties. It's nontoxic and non-irritant but may cause skin irritations in some individuals. If you are unsure, don't spray directly on skin, but on socks, hats and clothing. Avoid u...
Juicing has been the lastest food craze for a white now! So juice to eat fresh and be healthy. Now what goes inside can be used for the outside and remember to used natural ingredients without preservatives and other fake ingredients .
Yay, green juice! Said no one ever. What if we call it gorgeous green juice? That makes it a lot better, trust me. So what makes this green juice "gorgeous?" The vitamins that are in it have benefits for your hair, skin, nails and body! I also felt energetic after drinking it, which made a complete difference in my workout. Try it with this simple recipe below.
WHAT YOU NEED
2 handfuls of spinach
2 stalks of celery
1 Granny Smith apple
WHAT TO DO
Juice the veggies first, then the apple. Apples add natural sugar but if you do one-half of the apple at a time, you might realize you don't even need the entire thing! I used a low-speed juicer, similar to the Omega J8006 Nutrition Center, to preserve as many nutrients as possible.
Yes, we're grilled/broiled veggies and fruits but grapefruit. So will try this.
3 Ruby Red grapefruits, halved horizontally
¼ cup packed dark brown sugar
½ teaspoon ground cardamom
1 teaspoon Maldon salt or other large-flake salt
Preheat the broiler with a rack about 4 inches from the heat. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil. (This isn’t totally necessary – the grapefruit won’t really stick to the pan – but it makes for the easiest cleanup.)
Place the grapefruit halves, cut side up, on the prepared sheet pan. Use a small paring knife or curved grapefruit knife to section the grapefruits, cutting around the outer membrane to separate it from the flesh, and between individual sections.
Mix together the brown sugar and ground cardamom in a small bowl. Sprinkle each grapefruit half with the sugar mixture, dividing it evenly. Sprinkle the salt atop the sugared grapefruit.
Broil the grapefruit, keeping a close eye on the pan and rotating it if needed, until...
The seasons are in flux, and chances are your skin is acting up. When it’s T-shirt weather one day and snowing the next, your body gets confused, and your skin starts to freak out.
Satisfying incessant cravings for processed sweets can make this seasonal transition a recipe for high blood sugar, sickness, and a pH level that’s all out of whack. Or you can treat yourself to something decadent and sure to please.
We teamed up with nutritionist and wellness coach Dorit Jaffe of Whole Healthy Glow to bring you a solution. It’s chocolate mousse that’s naturally sweetened with maple syrup, and nobody would ever guess that it’s made from avocado. The best part about this droolworthy dessert is that it’s actually good for you. Seriously, your skin will thank you for eating this.
Avocados are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce inflammation in your body and provide moisture and elasticity to your skin. They are als...
I LOVE Thai Food! Especially Pad Thai, Chinatown had an excellent Thai restaurant called Pongsri
at 106 Bayard/Baxter Streets. Right on the corner and across the street of a park.
This recipe is a Thai twist on the Tandoori chicken theme, an oven-baked dish that's easy enough to pull off even on a busy weeknight. It can be part of a rice, grain or noodle bowl, served atop a salad or even as a fusion taco filling, with fresh cabbage and a homemade pico de gallo. Throwing a party? Serve it as a satay with sweet chile or peanut sauce. Or go simple with a side of roasted sweet potatoes and steamed broccoli or spinach.
We prefer to use chicken thighs in this recipe, as they stay juicer, but chicken breasts are fine, too. Cutting the meat into cubes (or asking your butcher to do it) reduces the roasting time and results in more even cooking, but you can grill whole chicken thighs if you prefer. Either way, marinate the chicken the night before and this dish...
Try another take on grilled chicken. This Huli Huli Chicken has been on my list of things to make for years now. I am kicking myself for not making it until now. We loved it so much we grilled it three nights in a row.We have this amazing Hawaiian restaurant close by and it is called Mo’ Bettah’s. It is one of our favorite places to go. When my hubby took his first bite of this chicken he said it tastes exactly like our favorite restaurant. It is honestly one of the best things that we have grilled to date. The marinade is quick and easy with a few ingredients and the flavor will blow your mind.
I marinaded the chicken overnight so that it could soak up all that delicious flavor. You reserve some of the sauce to baste the chicken with while it grills. The sauce it thick and delicious and coats the chicken perfectly as it grills.
We love to grill at our house and this recipe needs to be at the top of your list! It was incredible grilled with ou...
Now what makes this so different from another grilled chicken recipe. Well it's inspired from Brazil with Honey. Garlic. Butter. Shrimp. YESSSS! I feel like dancing on Copacabana Beach, Carnival or better yet visting Salvador de Bahia's! Hint: that's the zumba in me!
First and foremost I LOVE SHRIMP!
You start out by tossing your shrimp with olive oil, ginger, garlic, cilantro, honey, jalapenos, cumin and cayenne. This is the marinade/sauce, but the shrimp really only needs to sit in the marinade for about ten minutes or so because you also cook it in the same marinade, which in turn creates a yummy sauce! Once you’ve cooked the shrimp a bit, you then add the butter and sort of caramelize that garlic…YUM. Then just finish up with the coconut milk and a generous handful of fresh basil.Serve with a side of rice, avocado, black beans and fried plantains.Done and DONE. It’s a super quick, no fuss meal, which I love on a Monday. BUT, and...
Cosmetic products like toxic deodorants, body washes, soaps, and other ‘beauty’ treatments are causing greater numbers of breast cancer (though mainstream breast cancer ‘awareness’ organizations won’t talk about it). These products contain toxic ingredients like aluminum chlorohydrate, triclosan, parabens, glycol, TEA, FD&C, DEA, and various other toxins that no one should be absorbing through their skin. Fortunately, women can do a simple, natural armpit cleanse in order to rid the body of toxic build up that might cause breast cancer and other disease.
This is why infusionofstyles uses
Studies have shown that many women show to their doctor’s offices with cancer in the upper quadrant of their breasts, close to the lymph nodes that lay just under the armpit.Chemicals like aluminum (in deodorant) alter out hormones, primarily acting as phytoestrogens, and also congest the lymph system which is a big part of our immunity.
Now don't get me started on the Cinnabon roll. I do have cravings for them at least once a year. I know, I know, sorry folks. But here's a two ingredient cobbler recipe let's see about this. I do like some peach or berry infused COBBLERS. But now with cinnamon!
infusionofstyles uses cinnamon in it's coffee scrub, some lip scrubs, mineral sea salt baths, Let take a look here and why.
May help treat Type 2 diabetes
Lower your bad cholesterol
Has antifungal, antibacterial, and even antiviral properties
Can help treat the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
May have anti-carcinogenic properties
Has anti-inflammatory properties
Can help manage PCOS
the scent will boost brain power
Relives menstrual cramps
a natural food preservative
reduces the pain associated with arthritis
contains calcium for strong bones
Only twelve benefits listed here, there's more!
After all, Chinese medicine and Ayurveda have long re...
I have never loved a salad as much as I do in this moment – a salad whose flavor profile (chipotle meets roasted corn meets cilantro) is at absolute the center of my food happy place and whose entire texture and form just mimics a big ol’ plate of pasta. WHAAAT. Now we’re talking, kids. THIS is my kind of salad.
Can I just tell you something right now? Cooking has made me so happy lately. I was kind of having a moment back a while ago where I didn’t love cooking and I DID love takeout and it was kind of weird when it was happening because I have a food blog. It’s my job to keep writing about how much I love food, and of course I would never share recipes with you that I didn’t love or actually make or actually eat for real in my true day to day life, but it was sort of hard to find the soul of the whole cooking gig for a second there. But it’s all good. Because honestly, I think the change of pace (last week...