Oven-Baked Tostadas in 20 Minutes or Less!

Sometimes you just want a quick and easy dinner, am I right?  But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice health for convenience.  I love Mexican food, but that also doesn’t mean I have to sacrifice health for fried tostada goodness.  I figured out you can bake soft corn tortillas to crisp them up and then add whatever toppings you want.   I was able to have these delicious oven-baked tostadas in my belly in less than 25 minutes!  The coconut[Read more]

Wild Orange Essential Oil

Wild Orange is one of my absolute favorite essential oils due to its energizing aroma and multiple health benefits. High in monoterpenes, Wild Orange possesses stimulating and purifying qualities, making it ideal to enhance immunity when seasonal threats are high. As with many citrus peel oils, Wild Orange contains powerful antioxidants that help maintain overall health. It can be taken daily to cleanse the body or used on surfaces as a natural cleaner. Diffusing Wild Orange will energize and uplift[Read more]

Inner Peace & Gratitude

Is your glass half empty or half full?  Most of us aren’t hard-wired to see the positive side of things, to be grateful for what we have in our lives, the things we’ve accomplished, or to see how we add value to the lives of others.  I’ll admit there was a time when it was very difficult to live in a state of gratitude for the things and people I had in my life. First world problems right?  But it’s all[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]

Life Flexibility to Travel

I have to say, I am absolutely in love with what I do!  Just a few years ago I was sitting behind a desk all day working for someone else.  I didn’t have the time or the flexibility to travel.  Now I’m fitting work in to my life, rather than the other way around.  I get to work when I want, how I want, and from wherever I want.  Last week I was in Guatemala, this week I’m in Anaheim[Read more]

Vegan Lentil Mushroom Balls

I was looking for a way to have spaghetti and meat balls without the meat and without the gluten.  These are meat-free, gluten-free, completely vegan, not to mention delicious and satisfied my comfort food craving.  They definitely aren’t the same as the real thing, but I promise they taste really good and have a great texture. Tip: bake the mushroom lentil balls for a good amount of time until golden and firm, so they stand up better to the tomato sauce.[Read more]