February 14 is coming up. Ever since Leslie Knope from Parks & Rec introduced me to "Galentine's Day" (February 13), I've been celebrating with my girlfriends. Celebrate friendship. Focus on self-care.
Do you know that synthetic fragrances are extremely harmful and toxic to your health and your furry friends?
Not only is this simple salad tasty and nutritious, but it's also easy to make! It can be served as a side salad or a main meal. Vegan + Gluten-Free Serves 6+ Prep time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 14oz can of butter beans, drained 1 28oz can of kidney beans, drained 3 … Continue reading Summer Bean Salad
While some vegans prefer not to eat anything that resembles meat, other vegans like to eat meat, but don't because of health, environmental, and/or ethical reasons.
Having trouble finding vegan options at non-vegan restaurants? Tired of eating fries? Here are some great places to checkout:)
For the last two years, I've been trying to find the perfect sunblock. I wanted to find one that is fragrance-free, vegan, and healthy for me and the planet. It's harder than you think to find one that meets all of these criteria!
While some people are misinformed about the relationship between oil and skin, others have tried serums but didn't use them correctly. You must apply on damp skin - that is, after you wash your face or after you apply toner. This allows for easy application and for the serum to be distributed evenly. The other reason why people are hesitant to try serums is because they seem to be expensive. If you use 4 drops a day and a 25ml container provides 500 drops, this means that one little jar will last 125 days or 4 months!
This is another simple meal I go to when stretched for time. I love Asian noodles in soup! There are so many options for this soup. Try it with rice noodles, millet noodles, dumplings, or even gluten-free conchiglie (shell pasta)! Add your favourite veggies and protein too.
When I had to stop eating gluten, there were a few things that I really missed – one of them was Asian dumplings. I found a great recipe for gluten-free pot stickers from Andrea Nguyen’s blog Viet World Kitchen. Even though making pot stickers from scratch is time-consuming, the chewy gluten-like texture is well worth it. As always, I try to incorporate as much protein as I possibly can so I created a dumpling filling with quinoa. Yes, quinoa! These dumplings were a hit with my gluten-loving family over Chinese New Year last week.
Many people like to order spicy green beans at their local Chinese restaurant. While it is yummy, the green beans are deep fried and the sauce contains a lot of sodium (and gluten for those who are gluten-sensitive). Here is a healthier option that is full of fiber and protein. Most importantly, it is super simple to make.