My Favorite Beauty Products

Today, we’re talking about my favorite tried and true beauty products. I should start by telling you that no one asked me to review any one of these products, they are just my favorites that have withstood the test of time. It’s hard to find good products that don’t irritate sensitive skin, but here are a few that I’ve found.

Pomegranates 101

I have a confession….. I’ve never de-seeded a pomegranate until recently! I love their crunchy, juicy sweetness in salads, desserts, and even curries, but I never buy them because they seem like so much work. I saw this video on Life Hacker about how-to de-seed a pomegranate in 10 seconds, and I thought ‘now that’s something I can handle’.

Healthy Benefits of Coconut Oil

Is anything better than butter? Well… maybe. I never thought I’d say this but, my love for coconut oil is up there with butter, (and avocado)! What can I say, I love rich foods. What I love even more is finding sources for these foods that are actually healthy for me.

Natural Sweeteners – Maple Syrup

I like to use two different kinds of maple syrup in my desserts, Grade A and Grade B. The difference is a significant amount of flavor. Grade B maple syrup is the kind that you want to put on your Banana Pancakes because it has a deep maple flavor. It’s also great in many desserts where maple flavor would be …

Natural Sweeteners – Coconut Sugar

A few weeks ago, I posted my reasons to use honey as a natural sweetener. Today, we’re going to talk a little bit about coconut sugar, and soon we’ll follow it up with maple syrup.

Apple Varieties 101

I thought with the arrival of fall, it might be a good time to review the different varieties of apples. There are so many kinds to choose from, it can be overwhelming. Hopefully, this short lesson will help you navigate your way to the best variety of apple for what you’re doing.

Kallari Chocolate

Today, we’re going to take a moment to talk about chocolate (because chocolate is a lifestyle)! A few weeks ago, I received the best news any chocolate lover can receive – a chocolate company called Kallari (pronounced kai YAH ri) was going to send me some of their chocolate to sample!!! As you might imagine, this not only made my …