Monday, February 24, 2014

Handmade Almond Soap - Vegan - 5 oz - No SLS, No Titanium Dioxide or Animal Testing by Soaps By Virginia

Almond Soap 5 oz
This bar of soap smells so sweet and invigorating. Made with organic ingredients. This soap does not contain Lye, Sodium Laureth Sulfate or Titanium Dioxide. It cleanses without stripping or upsetting the delicate natural pH balance necessary for soft, healthy skin. This and all of my soaps are never tested on animals!!

• Highly moisturizing formula
• No animal testing
• 100% All Vegetable Soap
• Biodegradable

All items are individually sealed in order to maintain the moisturizing properties of the soap. ❤❤

Note: These are handcrafted soaps and the appearance of each soap varies. Every soap is distinct.


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Simple Red Lentil Soup Recipe

Simple Red Lentil Soup Recipe

Ingredients: (Serves 6)
- 1 1/3 cup of red lentils
- 7 cups of low sodium vegetable broth
- 1 large onion
-4 cloves of garlic
- 1 large carrot
- 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
- 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper to taste
- 3/4 teaspoon of fine sea salt to taste
- chopped mint or cilantro for garnishing (optional)

In a large bowl set aside the red lentils, pick and rinse thoroughly. If preferred, submerge the red lentils in water overnight to speed cooking for the next day. Finely chop the onion, garlic cloves and carrot. Combine the low sodium vegetable broth, lentils, onion, garlic, carrot and tomato paste and bring to a boil over high heat. Continue to cook in low heat and simmer uncovered. The vegetables will be tender and lentils will begin to soften while falling apart. Cooking time is approximately 25 minutes. 

Turn off the heat and quickly transfer the soup into a blender in small batches. Blend until the soup is creamy. Serve with black pepper and sea salt as desired. Garnish with mint or cilantro and enjoy!!

Note: Please use caution when blending hot liquids. Hold the lid down firmly with a kitchen towel and blend in low speed.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Strawberry and Banana Protein Shake Recipe

This is one of my favorite shakes. I use organic fruits and flaxseed oil. The organic flaxseed oil I use if by Solgar and it contains Omega 3, 6 and 9. Hope you give this recipe a try, drink for your health!

Strawberry and Banana Protein Shake Recipe

1/2 organic banana
3 jumbo organic strawberries
1 scoop of protein powder
1 tablespoon of organic flaxseed oil
4 oz of filtered water

Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree in high speed for 20-30 seconds. Serve immediately and garnish with extra strawberries if desired. Makes one serving.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Oatmeal with Peanut Butter Whole Grain Clusters by KIND

 This was my awesome breakfast this morning. I added some extra toppings such as strawberries, pumpkin seeds, dry cranberries and raisins, almonds, goji berries and the super delicious Peanut Butter Whole Grain Clusters by KIND. There is so much to love in this bowl!