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THE LILLS FOOD

The Lills Food showcases our food adventures, as we test ingredients and recipes, travel to food places, share food discoveries and promote healthy eating!

TOMATO SKIN FACE MASKS

Did you know by eating tomatoes, you can naturally protect your skin from the sun? Lycopene, which tomatoes are full of, fights aging, shrinks pores and de-greases skin. Applying tomato straight to the skin regularly, shows a decrease in pore size. It naturally leaves...

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ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP RECIPE

We took home this beautiful butternut squash from the farmers market and on a chilly night, made a delicious soup out of it to warm up. In the ingredients list it includes vegetable broth, but we like to make our own. For this recipe we used carrots, celery, onions,...

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HAZELNUT PEAR APPLE PIE TREAT DAY RECIPE

Pie breaks have been a big part of our relaxation over the years, along with treat days. Sometimes we just need to unwind and have a slice of pie! This Hazelnut Pear Apple Pie is so comforting, made with organic pears and apples and an unbeatable hazelnut crust! Enjoy...

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WHAT DO PRODUCE CODES AND FOOD LABELS MEAN?

We visited a grocery store recently who had one organic produce stand, surrounded by conventionally grown and GMO fruits and veggies. If more people went to the organic stand and the demand grew, so would the supply. Maybe GMO and Conventional Farming would disappear...

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SPICED KALE CHIPS RECIPE

We love Kale. There are a couple different varieties, all that are packed with super strong anti-cancer properties. When it comes to making Kale Chips, we prefer Lacinato Kale. It has deep roots in Italian cuisine, particularly Tuscany, hence its common name –...

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APPLE CIDER VINEGAR BENEFITS

We were turned on to apple cider vinegar years ago. We heard it was an excellent dressing for salads and we couldn’t agree more. Since then, we’ve learned how amazing the natural remedy is for the skin. It fights acne, brightens complexion and can be used...

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POTATO PACKET RECIPE

Potato packets are a favorite of ours. We’ve been making them together for years and we still make them today. If you haven’t tried them, we’d say it’s time. They are so easy to make, absolutely delicious and they can be cooked on the grill or...

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CHIA POWER GEL RECIPE

We’re always looking for more plant based energy foods to eat and drink in place of caffeinated beverages and over-stimulating energy drinks. Chia Seed Power Gel packs an incredible amount of natural energy, vitamins and nutrients and Chia Seeds can be used in...

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ICE CREAMLESS RECIPES

We used to scream for ice cream all of the time. Now we scream for ice creamless! It’s homemade ice cream without cream and it is absolutely delicious! We have made it with all kinds of different fruits, but we really love the strawberry banana and kiwi banana...

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PH BALANCE + ALKALINE FOOD

A few years ago we learned about pH levels in the body. Dr. Otto Warburg was awarded the Nobel Prize for his research on cancer and he put forth the idea that the root cause of cancer is acidicy levels in the body. He and a famed physician, Max Gerson, explained that...

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DELICATA SQUASH RINGS RECIPE

We picked up some squash that we had never eaten or cooked with before, called Delicata squash. It’s also known as Bohemian or Peanut squash and is a winter vegetable that is cream colored, has green stripes and great texture. It is so easy to work with, the...

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THE MELON BREAKDOWN

At more than 90% liquid, melons will pass through the stomach quite quickly if eaten alone. Combining melons with other foods however, creates fermentation of the fast-decomposing melon which can cause some gastric strain. Next time try eating melons and other fruits...

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WHITE BEAN HUMMUS RECIPE

We love hummus, but never knew how easy it was to make! It’s so much fun taking whole ingredients, blending them together and as if by magic, transform them into mouth-watering dishes! Our white bean hummus is a favorite of ours. Enjoy our recipe below! To make...

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FLAX SEED EGG SUBSTITUTE RECIPE

A wonderful and yummy egg substitute can be made from ground flax seed and water. 5 minutes together and they create an ooey gooey, egg-like substance, perfect for cooking. Flax seeds and oil are high in fiber and omega-3 and low in carbohydrates. We’re hooked...

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HONEY LEMON BRUSSELS SPROUTS RECIPE

Brussels Sprouts can go wrong so very quickly when it comes to cooking them. We finally figured out a great way to sweeten them up and change their flavor profile up a bit! Now, we can’t get enough and have even gotten the thumbs up from a certain family member...

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BAKED FALAFEL SALAD WITH AVOCADO TAHINI RECIPE

We used to get the most amazing falafel in Jersey City, when we worked in NYC. It was a weekly thing for us. Falafel is pretty hard to find in South Carolina, so we like to make our own. Sometimes we fry them, but this time we enjoyed freshly baked falafel on a bed of...

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SWEET POTATO CARROT BISQUE RECIPE

The moment we realized how easy it was to make bisques, we experimented with all of our favorite vegetables. We became addicted to the carrot sweet potato bisque. One sip is like a big hug of comforting smooth goodness and is tasty hot or cold. Enjoy our recipe below!...

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TREAT DAY MINI QUICHE RECIPE

These mini quiches are the perfect finger food and they are so delicious, we can never eat just one. They are great to share and we also highly recommend these little fancy treats for parties or get-togethers. Enjoy our mini spinach mushroom tomato quiche recipe...

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OREGANO OIL BENEFITS

We recently learned about and tried using oregano oil. It’s a natural antiseptic, full of antioxidants and it treats infections. Supposedly, it’s also an anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and can eliminate negative organisms in the body when taken daily. It...

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BAKED CAULIFLOWER RECIPE

Take a whole head of cauliflower, dust it with some easy ingredients, bake it up and poof, you’ve got yourself a delicious treat to dig into! We love this recipe because it is perfect for sharing with each other or friends and family. It makes a great snack or...

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SPAGHETTI SQUASH RECIPE

We try to steer clear from traditional pasta, flour and calories that come with it. When we get a craving for spaghetti, which doesn’t happen very often, we pick up spaghetti squash. It’s a healthy pasta substitute, it’s naturally stringy and tastes...

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HONEY ROASTED PEANUTS RECIPE

We’re nuts about nuts! There are so many things you can do with them, and they’re great on their own. To get even more flavor out of your nuts and seeds, try toasting them for fuller flavor. This is just one salty sweet good-for-you snack that you can make...

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