Spicy sweet potato soup

Spicy sweet potato soup

Photo by Jezebel Rose on Unsplash YOU won’t need the fire department but you may need a cool breeze after this recipe for Spicy sweet potato soup. This paleo and vegan-friendly dish is loaded with healthy fats from coconut oil and avocados, as well as low glycemic carbohydrates, to promote optimal health. We’ve added a little kick from chipotle chilis and some fresh black pepper to fire up the metabolism and...
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The benefits of CBD and menstrual cramps

The benefits of CBD and menstrual cramps

Menstrual cramps are very common. Every woman has experienced the pain associated with menstruation or periods at least once in her lifetime. From heating pads to massage ointments and even over-the-counter painkillers, women have tried almost everything to ease this cramping pain. Many have also tried CBD oil and reported it to be beneficial for treating painful periods. In case you are wondering, CBD is a component of cannabis.  Yes, you...
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Buffalo cauliflower sandwich

Buffalo cauliflower sandwich

Photo by Free To Use Sounds on Unsplash It's her claim to fame... buffalo cauliflower. This recipe is the most visited page on Lauren Toyota's blog and her most watched YouTube video. Newcomers, feast your eyes on the buffalo cauliflower sandwich! I’ve add- ed panko-style bread crumbs because it makes the cauliflower crispy and crunchy. Not the kind of crunch that’ll tear up the roof of your mouth, but the...
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Sativa vs. Indica – it may not be what you think.

Sativa vs. Indica – it may not be what you think.

Sativa is a category of cannabis strains that are supposed to be uplifting and energizing.  Indica is a category of cannabis strains that are traditionally grouped as giving a relaxing and “chill” mood.  However, many cannabis experts say that is not always the case. That in fact some Sativa strains can make you tired and Indica yielding an active mindset.  So how do you tell what works for you? Our...
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Indescribable hot chocolate

Indescribable hot chocolate

There’s no other nostalgic feeling quite like sipping a cup of hot chocolate by a warm fire as the cool breeze outside brushes the windows. The only bad thing about hot chocolate—you guessed it, is the excessive amount of sugar in the store-bought hot chocolate powders. Well, I’m here to save the day and tell you that there’s another way. Make your own batch of healthy hot chocolate—without the added...
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Tasty Popcorn Recipes

Tasty Popcorn Recipes

I have a confession to make. I’m having a love affair with popcorn. Its crunch, smell and versatility make it the perfect Netflix and chill partner on a Friday night. This confession may come as a shock to some, but I’m 99% sure most readers are either currently munching on, thinking about, or in the process of making some popped corn. Relationships definitely take work and compromise, and while there’s...
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Chicken souvlaki skewers

Chicken souvlaki skewers

SERVINGS | PREP 3.5 HRS | COOK 8-10 MINS INGREDIENTS 2x5 ounce chicken breasts ½ green pepper ½ spanish onion ½ cup canola oil (or olive oil, which is healthier) 1 fish garlic clove, minced pinch salt ½ tsp dried oregano pinch pepper 1/4 cup lemon juice DIRECTIONS Cube chicken breasts to 8 equal cubes. In a bowl, combine all ingredients except onions and green peppers. Let marinate for a...
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Maple glazed sweet potato donuts

Maple glazed sweet potato donuts

This recipe was created using all organic ingredients, it’s the perfect sweet treat to celebrate going organic. Enjoy! PREP TIME 15 MINS SERVES 12 I COOK TIME 25 MINS. Donut ingredients 3 Tbsp milled organic flax seed 3⁄4 cup organic apple cider 3⁄4 cup organic coconut flour 1⁄2 cup organic almond flour 3 Tbsp organic arrowroot flour 2 tsp organic baking powder 1⁄2 tsp organic baking soda 1⁄2 tsp each...
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BBQ Asian Pork Tenderloin

BBQ Asian Pork Tenderloin

  INGREDIENTS » 1 or 2 pork tenderloin, silver skin removed » 1⁄4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce » 1⁄4 cup fish sauce » 1⁄4 cup brown sugar » 1 tsp sesame oil » 3 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces » 2 cloves garlic, crushed » 1 inch ginger root, grated or finely chopped » Siracha or sambal to taste (optional) TO PREPARE Remove excess fat and silver skin from...
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