Pineapple Mojito

Summer time isn’t complete without a tasty cocktail. This tasty treat also comes with the added health benefits of oils! Ingredients: 15-20 mint leaves 1 ½ cups coconut water ¾ cup pineapple juice 4 oz. rum 1-2 tsp raw honey 6 drops Lime essential oil or juice of 1-2 fresh limes Directions: Split mint leaves into 2 glasses Muddle the mint. Add ice Add other ingredients to the cocktail shaker Shake well and pour mixture into glasses Garnish with lime[Read more]

Spring Cleaning the Natural Way!

Are you thinking about spring cleaning?  It’s that time of year again!  The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and it’s warm enough out to open your windows and let some fresh air in!  Maybe you’ve begun taking out your sponges, spray bottles, face masks and rubber gloves to get going with the scrubbing.  You may be looking into a spring cleaning detox or cleansing program, and, hopefully, you’re tossing out your more-than-six-months old personal care products.  Remember:  when you’re spring[Read more]

Stove-Top Veggie Frittata

What better way to use up vegetables in your fridge than to add them to a breakfast dish.  I had some veggies that I needed to use up so today I made a frittata.  Now, typically frittatas can take a long time to prepare and bake.  I decided I wanted my meal fast and I didn’t want to turn on the oven.  I prepared and cooked mine on the stove-top in less than 30 minutes and it turned out very[Read more]

Taco-Stuffed Zucchini

This is a healthy version of the taco without the carb-loaded shell.  You won’t even miss it I promise! Now that Summer has arrived there are a plethora of squash at the Farmer’s Market. My absolute favorite is Zucchini with it’s beautiful dark green peel. Zucchini is a very low calorie vegetable with no saturated fats or cholesterol. It’s high in anti-oxidants and is a great source of potassium which helps with bringing electrolytes to the cells and with countering[Read more]

Rasberry Limeade Recipe

Lime is one of my absolute favorite essential oils!  With its fresh, crisp, sweet aroma, Lime essential oil is so fun to cook with and has tons of physical and emotional health benefits too!  This Rasberry Limeade recipe is perfect for your Summer barbeque.  Invite some friends over and get cookin’! To add to your dinner party, here’s a great Summer salad dressing recipe with essential oils. Want to learn more about Lime essential oil? Rasberry Limeade Recipe Ingredients: Raspberry[Read more]

Moroccan Chicken and Lentils with Quinoa

Even here in Southern California it’s been somewhat chilly this Winter.  I was in the mood for something warm and immediately I thought about Moroccan spices and how those would do the trick.  Here’s a super simple recipe I threw together with spices and ingredients I already had in the fridge and cupboard. Moroccan Chicken and Lentils with Quinoa Ingredients 1/2 yellow onion 2 large cloves garlic, chopped 1/2 cup red lentils 2 chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2 inch[Read more]