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]

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]

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]