Green Raspberry Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 1/2 C spinach 1 Tbsp. peppermint 1/4-1/2 C diced cucumber 1 apple, cored and diced 1/2 in. finger fresh ginger 1/8 in.-1/4 in. finger fresh turmeric 1 1/2 C water 5 ice cubes 1 1/2 tsp. honey (I used raw Acacia honey because it was on sale) 1 C frozen raspberries Directions: ForContinue reading “Green Raspberry Smoothie”

Super Easy Italian Chicken Salad: Dinner for 4 Under $20

Mike and I had our friends over for dinner the other night, and I thought it’d be nice to share how easy it is to prepare a quality meal at home on the weekend for less than $25! When I went to the store, I had noticed that Italian chicken stuffed portabella’s were on saleContinue reading “Super Easy Italian Chicken Salad: Dinner for 4 Under $20”

Mango Matcha Smoothie

It seems that all of my natural remedies for sinus pressure and congestion are working (see previous two blog posts), because when I woke up this morning, I had some of my taste back and even have more energy! To keep myself properly nourished while my immune system recovers, I added some extra fruit toContinue reading “Mango Matcha Smoothie”

Zingiberaceae (ginger family) Wellness Smoothie

I’m still feeling under the weather, but this zingiberaceae (ginger family, which includes ginger and turmeric, and is well known for reducing inflammation) smoothie that I put together this morning actually seems to be helping with the inflammation of my sinuses, along with the Olbas cough syrup that I picked up from Outpost yesterday [whichContinue reading “Zingiberaceae (ginger family) Wellness Smoothie”

Roasted Turmeric Curry Chickpeas, Greens, and Rice

Tonight for dinner I decided to roast chickpeas (a good source of protein and fiber) and serve them over a bed of rice, spinach, and kale, and topped with mushrooms sauteed in coconut oil (which has healthy fat).  As I do with many things, I added turmeric, which is a particularly potent plant part ofContinue reading “Roasted Turmeric Curry Chickpeas, Greens, and Rice”