Vegetable Noodles

Vegetable Noodles | Get Inspired Everyday!

Today we are making Vegetable Noodles. It’s more of a how-to than a recipe, but you will find a printable recipe option at the bottom of the page. I first made vegetable noodles about a week ago, and I was surprised by how easy it was. I had seen the concept before but never tried it. I thought that it looked like a time-consuming task. I mean, who has time to be making vegetable strands when it is already 7:00p.m. and dinner isn’t even started? The answer is … me! I timed myself, and it took only 6 minutes to turn 2 pounds of zucchini into ‘pasta strands’.

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Crater Lake and Garfield Peak Trail

Crater Lake and Garfield Peak Trail | Get Inspired Everyday!

Let me start by telling you that the color of Crater Lake is even more mesmerizing when you are there. We still can’t get over the color,  neither one of us has ever seen anything like it before. We first arrived at the rim of the crater at 2 a.m. and there was a stunning reflection of the moon glittering across the surface of the lake. Unfortunately, I didn’t have good enough camera equipment to capture it. The photos turned out totally black with the moon glowing in the sky.

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Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan | Get Inspired Everyday!

This is one of Tyler’s all-time favorite dinners. It has been a popular choice in the past, but we haven’t been eating it since we started trying to eat healthier. I thought is was more than time to come up with a healthier version that still has all the requisite crispy-cheesy-goodness. The good news is, the new recipe has the ‘Tyler Stamp of Approval’ which is probably the highest praise I could get.

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Facial Oil Cleansing Method

Facial | Oil Cleansing Method

This is the third post in a 3-part series of facial care, and it is perhaps, the most important. Steps 1 and 2, the Pineapple Facial and Baking Soda Exfoliation are primarily exfoliation with some cleansing. This Oil Method Cleansing is not only cleansing, but also mildly exfoliating and moisturizing. If I had to choose just one facial treatment, it would be this one because it does a little bit of everything. At this point, I use all three equally, each treatment once or twice per week. I’ve noticed a significant improvement in my skin since I started these treatments on a regular basis.

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Easiest Banana Nut Cake

Easiest Banana Nut Cake | Get Inspired Everyday!

I know that you’re not ‘supposed’ to eat cake for breakfast, but the good news is, this cake is healthy enough to eat anytime of the day. This recipe is so fast and easy that I find myself making it every week because it makes for the perfect grab and go. I’m not much for breakfast first thing in the morning, and that’s why I’ve been working on some recipes for on-the-go snacking around 10:00 a.m. Also, it’s great for using up those overripe bananas that I always seem to have.

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Coastal Adventure | Newport to Coos Bay

Coastal Adventure | Newport to Coos Bay | Get Inspired Everyday!

Coastal Adventure | Newport to Coos Bay - Get Inspired Everyday!As we headed south toward Newport we said goodbye to the last of the sun rays. In the morning, we were lucky enough to catch a bit of sun for our walk on the beach. Even though our Newport days were foggy, it was definitely our favorite coastal town in Oregon.  Although, it should be said that we may be partial due to the fact that we discovered two excellent restaurants. I tend to be enthusiastic about anywhere with good eats.

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Sesame Chicken with Stir-Fried Vegetables

Sesame Chicken with Stir-Fried Vegetables

This is my version of the popular Chinese take-out, Sesame Chicken. I’ve lightened up the recipe considerably by not coating and deep frying the chicken. Omitting a step also shortens the preparation time by a lot, as well making this a quick, easy, and healthy weeknight dinner.

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DIY Baking Soda Exfoliation

DIY Baking Soda Exfoliation

I have used several different kinds of natural face scrubs and they all work, some better than others. Anytime you exfoliate, your face it is going to look better without several layers of dead skin dulling your complexion. Baking soda is my favorite method for several reasons; for one, it’s easy and two it’s really inexpensive. I found that I almost never used my oatmeal or sunflower scrubs simply because I would have to make them first. They both work really well but they require a little bit of preparation and preparatation = time.  Exfoliating with baking soda is also by far the most effective facial scrub I’ve used so far. For an exfoliating body scrub check out my Easiest Sugar Scrub.

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Hot Chocolate with Coconut Whipped Cream

Hot Chocolate with Coconut Whipped Cream

This recipe is my most versatile chocolate recipe. It’s just healthy enough that you don’t have to feel guilty about having it for breakfast, but decadent enough for a most satisfying dessert. While you might not think that coconut whipped cream would be as good, let me assure you that it certainly is. I love chocolate, really I crave chocolate, so this recipe is perfect for a spur of the moment chocolate fix. It’s really quick to make, looks amazing, and is so chocolaty and good that it’s perfect for any chocolate kind of occasion.

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