body care · Favorite Things · natural living

Natural Secrets for Radiant Hair {Guest Post}

Shampoos, rinses, creams, etc.–it can sometimes seem like there are a million different products out there for hair! Say goodbye to the pricey designer and over-the-counter hair care products that at best don’t really do what they’re advertised, and at worst hurt more than they help. Instead of drying out your hair with twenty and…… Continue reading Natural Secrets for Radiant Hair {Guest Post}

Appetizers · recipes · Side Dish

Italian Roasted Peppers, Fresh Mozzarella and Pesto Crostini

  I’ll never forget the time when a group of friends I walked down to the little market down the street from our dorms.  We picked up some of the best bread I have ever had, a bottle of probably cheap Italian wine and some fresh cheese. It was right at dusk, the air was…… Continue reading Italian Roasted Peppers, Fresh Mozzarella and Pesto Crostini

Dinner · recipes

Sit Down and Savor… Naturally Made Marinara Sauce

I like to consider myself an Italian food connoisseur (I’m only half-way kidding!)! My husband does as well!  We love our Italian and really love to visit little “Bucu nel muro ristoranti” or hole in the wall restaurants where ever we go! Having lived in Firenze for some time, really made me begin to appreciate…… Continue reading Sit Down and Savor… Naturally Made Marinara Sauce

Dinner · recipes

Naturally Made…. Grilled Flank Steak with Salsa Verde

  There was a time when I believed red meat was bad for us.  When I began eating meat more regularly in high school, it gave me a stomach ache (former vegetarian here!). The problem was not the red meat, it was the quality, or lack there of, of the meat I was choosing to eat.…… Continue reading Naturally Made…. Grilled Flank Steak with Salsa Verde

Breakfast · recipes

Naturally Made Apple Coconut Granola

I know I incorporate a lot of  recipes that are grain free. I am not against grains.  I do believe they have their purpose and can be very nutritious. However, with all of the processing that goes into many grains they can truly be detrimental to your health!  Not only that, we all know processed carbs…… Continue reading Naturally Made Apple Coconut Granola

natural living

Homemade Countertop Cleaner

  If you haven’t noticed already, I live in the kitchen.  I am constantly cooking (which I love!)… and cleaning up (which I do not love!)!  It gets pretty messy, especially with two toddlers!  I want my counters to be clean, sanitized and look nice! Unfortunately, many of the granite or countertop cleaners are filled…… Continue reading Homemade Countertop Cleaner

Dinner · recipes · Side Dish

Naturally Made… Split Pea Soup

  Growing up we did a lot of road trips. One of the family favorites was to drive up the coast to Pismo Beach! The very famous Anderson’s Split Pea Soup was and still is a must stop.  Split Pea Soup is so delicious and is packed with protein, fiber, is a perfect addition to…… Continue reading Naturally Made… Split Pea Soup

Dinner · recipes

Grass-Fed Shredded Beef Taco’s, Black Beans and Lemony Green Beans

I love experimenting.  Trying new flavors, spices, and seasoning is so exciting for me.  One thing I love about eating healthy and clean, is that it does not mean tasteless food.  My personal feeling is that eating clean is full of flavor and excitement for your palate!  I consider myself an adventurous eater! Traveling so much…… Continue reading Grass-Fed Shredded Beef Taco’s, Black Beans and Lemony Green Beans