Roasted Mini Cabbages With Bacon

Everything is better with bacon.

Everything is better with bacon.

Everything is better with bacon.…even brussel sprouts. Click photo for easy recipe!


Fruity Immunity Boosting Smoothie

This rosy pink smoothie is deceptively yummy, from the taste alone you might underestimate the powerful dose of vitamins and antioxidants contained within. The vitamin A from the carrots and vitamin C from the oranges and strawberries support your immune system, boost eye health, increases your body’s ability to absorb iron, and helps resist infection.

Ingredients: 2 cups raw spinach, 3/4 cup orange juice, 3/4 cup water, 1 banana, 1/4 cup carrots, 2 cups strawberries, 1/2 cup blueberries

Method: Blend spinach, orange juice, and water together first. After that is blended and creamy, add the rest of the ingredients and blend for 1 minute.


 (via Simple Green Smoothies)

DIY Moisturizing Body Lotion: Only 3 Ingredients!

Easy DIY Emollient Lotion:lotionDIY

16 ounces baby lotion (I like burt’s bees version)
8 ounces coconut oil (solid form, not melted)
8 ounces vitamin E cream

Mix together with handheld mixer until it resembles icing. Use roughly half the jar of coconut oil, the whole bottle of baby lotion and 1/2 the jar of vitamin E Cream.

Approximate cost: $5.75 for roughly 32 ounces. Or $1.44 for each 8 ounce jar  filled.

Store in air tight containers…keep it for your own supply…or slap on a quick little label for gift-giving!

Via: One Good Thing By Jillee

Sweet Corn and Chicken Soup


Sweet Corn and Chicken Soup – Use leftover chicken, frozen corn, creamed corn in the can….done in 15 minutes!


2 cans creamed corn, 1 ear of fresh corn (or a 1/2 bag frozen), 3 cups shredded chicken, 2 eggs, 1 liter or 1 carton chicken stock, dash of olive oil, salt, white pepper


Sweet Corn Soup Presentation

Sweet Corn Soup Presentation

Warm chicken stock in pot. Add chicken and corn. Bring to light boil. Season with salt and white pepper to taste. Pour in the egg. Lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and add a dash of olive oil. Enjoy.

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Mason Jar Salad

The trick to the mason jar salad is all in the layering—start with the dressing, and then add any combination of ingredients that sounds good, finishing with the lettuce or herbs on top. Make your jars on a Sunday afternoon, and you’ll have fresh, tasty salads ready to grab on your way out the door all week long—they’ll stay fresh up to five days.

DIY Luxurious Bath Salts

bath salts

Homemade Bath Salt Recipes!

It’s surprisingly easy to prepare your own blend at home:

In a large bowl, mix to combine: 6 parts coarse sea salt; 3 parts epsom salts, to soothe tired muscles and reduce inflammation; and 1 part baking soda, to soften waters and alleviate skin irritation. Add a few drops of essential oils, and combine. Add a few drops of food coloring, until you achieve the desired shade. If you intend to present the bath salts as gifts, be sure to store them in a stoppered and labeled container to keep out moisture. (from Martha Stewart)

Rum Rose Cough Remedy

rum rose cough remedy

Rum Rose Cough Syrup

1/2 cup rose petals
1 lemon
1/2 cup water
1 cup rum
1/2 cup honey

Simmer rose petals with water and juice of lemon for 5 minutes. Let cool and strain liquid into mason jar. Add rum and honey. Let sit overnight. Take a tablespoon as needed for cough or sore throat.

I added a few of the petals and a couple slices of lemon to the jar for visual garnish 🙂


Soup for your soul

Gigi’s favorite cold/flu season soup: Quinoa, carrots, potatoes, kale, bay leaves, turnip, veggie (or chicken) stock, a little water, corn, green onions, onions, bell pepper, ginger, celery, and a couple drumsticks (optional* for carnitarians). Simmer until the meat is falling off the bone…or for the veggie only version simmer until the potatoes are soft 🙂



Workout Smoothies #smoothies #fitness #nola

List of smoothies with links to recipes! 13.1 Smoothies for 13.1 miles 🙂

1. Green Machine Smoothie – Whole Living
2. Cherry Almond Vanilla Smoothie – Running To The Kitchen
3. Kale Spinach and Pear Smoothie – Joy The Baker
4. Tropical Green Smoothie – 52 Kitchen Adventures
5. Preet’s Special Smoothie – Yyoga + OrganicLives
6. Power Protein Smoothie – Whole Living
7. Mango Coconut Water Smoothie – Whole Living
8. The Mojito Smoothie – My New Roots
9. Crunchy Coffee Fix – Runner’s World
10. Banana Oat Smoothie – Martha Stewart
11. Pineapple and Banana Smoothie – Whole Living
12. Key Lime Pie Protein Smoothie – Peanut Butter Fingers
13. Gingered Beet Smoothie – With Style & Grace
13.1 Raw Blizzard – Rawified (Hey, with all that running we’re doing we deserve a sweet, healthly(ish) treat! And yes, that’s Blizzard like DQ Blizzard.)