Vegetarian Protein Sources

  I’ve considered going vegetarian several times in my life. One question always pops in my head: Will I get enough protein? Although I’m not a full-time vegetarian, I’d like to consider myself a part-time one. But I won’t get into that. I did some research on some of the top vegetarian ...Read More

3 Ingredient Gluten-Free Pancake

Who doesn’t love sleeping in on weekends and being able to actually fully enjoy breakfast in a relaxed, non-rushed way? Our day-to-day is at times so rushed that we forget to enjoy the simple things in life….Like the smell of delicious pancakes while still in our PJs! And I am not referring ...Read More

Guilt-Free Green Potato Salad

For me summer means long days, swimming, and of course barbecue! Although my grilling selection has changed from hamburgers to mushroom burgers, and hot dogs to tofu dogs, my love of grilled foods with family and friends hasn’t. Whenever we have a barbecue, we always invite our loved ones over, and cooking ...Read More

DIY Outdoor Citronella Candle

After working all day, coming home to cook, and then cleaning up, I love leaving what little time I have left of my weeknights for relaxing. To me, nothing is more soothing than tending to my garden as the sun sets and listening to the sounds of the birds that live in ...Read More

Kid-Approved Chocolate Zucchini Muffins (Gluten-Free)

I’ve always been curious about adding veggies to sweet baked goods. Probably the first time that I heard of a “foreign ingredient” in desserts was during one of my undergrad nutrition classes that mentioned something about adding black beans to brownies. Well, that just blew my mind away especially because I am ...Read More

Gluten-Free Baklava

Baklava is one of my all-time favorite desserts, but it can be difficult to make and sometimes it’s even packed with sugar. This recipe, however, is easy to make and uses all-natural ingredients. Traditional baklava calls for several layers of phyllo dough. But for this recipe, I substituted it with a surprisingly ...Read More

Aloha Paradise Baklava

This isn’t your ordinary baklava! This Aloha Paradise Baklava brings a tropical twist to the popular Mediterranean dessert with the flavors of coconut, macadamia nut, and pineapple. This crowd pleaser is gluten-free, paleo-friendly, and can be slightly modified to be vegan. Whether you’re planning a summer luau and want to wow your ...Read More

Honey Glazed Cake Batter Doughnuts

Doughnuts (or donuts) are a household favorite in my home. Especially for breakfast during the weekends. Glazed doughnuts have to be one of our top picks. But why must they be so tasty and so unhealthy all at once? It’s just not fair. When you’re trying to be good and eat clean, ...Read More

Benefits of Gotu Kola

Alternative healing is truly fascinating to me and even more so when it comes to herbs with spectacular names such as gotu kola. Gotu kola is a plant native to India, Japan, China, Indonesia, Madagascar, Australia, and Sri Lanka. Interestingly enough, it is a member of the parsley family. Gotu kola has ...Read More

DIY Replenishing Hair Conditioner

There’s nothing like natural oils to help replenish your hair. Sometimes we tend to cause a lot of damage to our locks due to heat and styling products. I tend to put a variation of oils in my hair after shampooing. I like to use Argan oil one day, then the next ...Read More