Recipes and Food

Since the beginning of 2014 I've been #obsessed over the all-in-one Naturade VeganSmart shakes. O-M-G they are so good! As a vegetarian, it is important to not have animal bi-products in my food. That can be a challenge due to the influx of processed foods in our grocery stores. I...
If you live in the vicinity of Baton Rouge, Louisiana you may (or may not) be aware of this little Asian market on Florida Blvd. called Vihn Phat Market. I took a mini field trip with my girls today for a little culture, groceries, and other goodies. Secretly, I...
I've been trying out Eu Natural Vibrance - pure healthy hair formula for almost a month. I received this bottle to review and have been taking it as directed, 2 capsules daily with water before breakfast.  It's a vegetarian formula and is taken to promote healthy, thicker, longer, more vibrant...
1 - 12 oz. bag Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers 1 - cup slivered almonds, chopped 1 - cup Caramel bits, chopped 1/2 - cup Ghirardelli White Chocolate Bar - shredded 1 - Tablespoon course Sea Salt (or to taste) 1/2 - Tablespoon Vegetable Oil (optional) Parchment Paper DIRECTIONS Slowly melt dark chocolate with vegetable oil...
Yesterday, a friend posted a link to the Dr. Oz website which features Dr. Oz and a fellow Physician introducing a "breakthrough" crash diet. The diet is simple: consume only fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains that are nutrient dense. Eat as much as you want and within 7 days...
Organic, Fresh, Preservative Free! Ingredients 3 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C) 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast (2 1/4 tsp.) 1/3 cup organic honey 5 cups organic bread flour 3 tablespoons organic butter, melted 1/3 cup honey 1 tablespoon sea salt 3 1/2 cups organic whole wheat flour 2 tablespoons butter, melted Directions In a large bowl,...
Buying organic can be a challenge depending on where you are in the world. In Louisiana, it can be especially challenging due to our easy, relaxed culture and our fabulously fatty cuisine.  It's delicious but increases the waistline and the cholesterol levels. As far as I know, there is...
Every once in a while I will buy an item from the store and wonder where it originated. Just who owns it and is it really safe? Below is a flow chart that tells you where most things you buy from the store comes from. It pays to ask...
SInce I've become really particular about the foods I eat, I've decided to grow my own garden. Not just any garden but a BIG one. This has taken up a lot of my time and energy so I apologize for the lack of posts lately. I'm also very involved...
My husband and I went out a few days ago to celebrate my birthday and decided to try "The Little Village" Italian restaurant in Baton Rouge. The restaurant is located in a great south- central location that is easily assessable to people in the city, as well as surrounding...