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THE LILLS FOOD

This is our little spot online where we share our food recipes and information on transitioning to a plant-based, whole food lifestyle. We’ve learned that eating food, in the purest forms, fuels our bodies in ways that we have never felt before! Join us in making better food choices and inspiring others to do the same!

CHOCOLATE CHIA WALNUT PUDDING

Sometimes, we get sugar cravings and although it would be easy to grab a processed chocolate bar, sugary snack or candy, we are reaching for better alternatives. We’ve even found ways to get some extra good nutrients (like chia seed) into our desserts. See our...

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PLANTING & GROWING WHEATGRASS

One of our dear friends gave us a bag full of organic wheatgrass seed in South Carolina, right before we headed out on our cross-country adventure. That bag stayed in our bus, as we traveled along, until one fine day, we opened it up and planted some seed. Poof, with...

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ROASTED CAULIFLOWER & CILANTRO-LIME SAUCE RECIPE

When the two of us visited Las Vegas, we had an incredible vegetarian meal at Nobu, a fine-dining Japanese restaurant. We adored the creative veggie sushi and sashimi, but we most enjoyed the roasted cauliflower with jalapeño peppers. It was so amazing that we decided...

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HEMP SEED OIL BENEFITS

After waking up about the reality of hemp and the roles it has played in our societies, we began doing more research into why this miracle plant isn’t in our day-to-day diet. The prohibition of cannabis hemp (1937) criminalized the plant and so, it’s once...

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ALMOND FLOUR OATMEAL CARROT COOKIE RECIPE

We juiced a bunch of organic carrots recently and we were left with a lot of organic carrot pulp. We decided to make cookies using the carrot pulp, some almond flour, rolled oats, maple syrup and a few other ingredients. The cookies turned out to taste AMAZING and we...

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HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE LAVENDER OIL

Lavender has long been used for the delightful aroma it puts off and for the healing benefits it provides. For instance, lavender oil reduces tension, cleanses the skin, relieves pain and helps soothe the respiratory system. Just breathing in the smell, loosens up our...

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CREAMY POTATO BROCCOLI (NO MILK) SOUP RECIPE

The two of us have been enjoying small bites throughout each day, rather than three heavy meals. It keeps our metabolisms going and it allows our bodies to spend less energy digesting food. We’ve come to realize that softening foods and/or blending food down...

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ALOE VERA COCONUT FACE + BODY GEL RECIPE

The two of us do our best to stay away from store bought lotions, creams and gels. They are usually full of unhealthy chemicals and they usually cost a pretty penny. We have instead begun playing around with making our very own concoctions, starting with a homemade...

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ORZO PASTA SALAD RECIPE

While on our travels, we came across an amazing treat: Orzo. Orzo is a short-cut pasta, which looks like big rice grains. We were unfamiliar with this type of pasta and when we tried it at a little deli, we were blown away. The delicious salad-like mixture contained...

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WHAT ARE ARTIFICIAL COLORS?

More and more food packages in the U.S. are carrying a label stating “No Artificial Colors” and there’s a good reason why. Artificial colors have been widely used as a marketing tool to sell brightly colored junk food, medicine and cosmetics, but...

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CHEWING SMOOTHIES

While learning more about what we eat and how we eat, we found out that chewing our smoothies (rather than just gulping them down) prompts our bodies to release pre-digestive enzymes. The chewing process begins breaking down food with enzymes in our saliva, making it...

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FRESH OFF THE VINE ORGANIC GARDEN GRAPE JUICE

A Colorado friend of ours invited us to harvest organic grapes from his garden, which we had never done before. We picked and picked the beautiful little grapes right off the vine, until we had gathered two bowls full of them. The grapes were a tad overripe, so we...

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SIMPLE VANILLA AMARETTI COOKIE RECIPE

Amaretti cookies are one of our favorite treats. We used to get them from a bakery in Pagosa Springs, Colorado and now we make our very own version. The base of our cookie is still almond flour, but instead of using almond extract, we like to use vanilla bean or...

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AVOCADO OIL BENEFITS

We were cruising through the cooking oils section of a grocery store and came across cold-pressed Avocado Oil, a wonderful product we had never heard of. We began using it for cooking and we learned it makes a great salad dressing oil. It has a mellow and buttery...

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PINE NUT PESTO ZUCCHINI RIBBONS RECIPE

When the two of us get in the mood for pesto pasta, we go straight to our favorite pine nut pesto veggie pasta recipe. Rather than filling ourselves with heavy wheat pasta, we substitute with beautiful and just-as-delicious, zucchini ribbons. They are so delicate and...

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HOMEMADE CASHEW BUTTER RECIPE

Cashew butter is such an amazing product, but it can be expensive and full of hidden additives. Transforming cashews (1 simple ingredient) into a delicious, healthy cashew butter is so easy to do! The bonuses are, there are no additives, it’s loaded with raw...

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EARLY MORNING GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE

When the two of us wake up super early, before the sun comes up, our tummies are not ready for a heavy meal. Instead, we pack a bunch of nutrients, good oils and antioxidants into a delicious green smoothie for two! The coconut flakes on top promote chewing, which...

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HOMEMADE DRIED APPLES RECIPE

Buying organic dried fruits can get expensive. We’ve learned it is much easier, healthier and more affordable to make them ourselves. These dried apples are full of flavor and oh yeah, a dehydrator is not needed! Enjoy our Homemade Dried Apples Recipe below!...

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HOMEMADE VEGAN POWER BITES

When in need of a boost, the two of us grab one of our homemade power bites. Our bites are made of simple, super-healthy ingredients like, ground flaxseed, almond flour, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, cashews and they are sweetened only with organic maple syrup. They taste...

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HOMEMADE VEGGIE PIZZA FOR TWO TREAT DAY RECIPE

The two of us love cooking for ourselves and each other. We create memories, we create delicious meals and we get to put our own energy into the food we make and eat. We favor eating small portions of healthy snacks throughout the day (that require little to no...

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QUINOA STUFFED MUSHROOM RECIPE

The two of us love the earthy flavors that come from mushrooms, so we cook with them often. One of our favorite things to do is stuff them with yummy ingredients. Stuffed mushrooms make perfect little appetizers and they work well as a side dish too. See our Quinoa...

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NUTTY BANANA BERRY OAT BAR RECIPE

It’s amazing how many bad ingredients can be found in cereal bars, energy bars and granola bars. Rather than buying pre-made and packaged bars, we decided to start making them on our own, from scratch. This way, we know what they are made of and how they are...

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MONOCULTURES VS BIODIVERSITY

In the natural world, we see all kinds of species co-existing and depending on one another for growth and survival. This is biodiversity. Every species has a vital role to play within the ecosystems on Earth. Diversity among species ensures natural sustainability for...

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