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The Lills Food showcases our food adventures, as we test ingredients and recipes, travel to food places, share food discoveries and promote healthy eating. Enjoy fun food posts, photos, videos and more!

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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ITTY BITTY MINI FRUIT PIE BITES TREAT DAY RECIPE

Sometimes, we don’t need the whole pie. Just a taste, a bite or a smidgen of delicious pie can be enough, which is the reason why the two of us decided to make mini pies for a treat day dessert! They are so cute, bite-sized and scrumptious, plus they curb...

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HOMEMADE ALUMINUM-FREE DEODORANT RECIPE

The two of us are saying goodbye to generic deodorant. Most brands are full of harmful chemicals and toxins, like parabens, triclosan (a pesticide), diethanolamine (DEA), triethanolamine (TEA), propylene glycol, artificial colors, aluminum and more. We read that...

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FLAXSEED EGG SUBSTITUTE RECIPE

A wonderful and yummy Flaxseed Egg Substitute can be made from ground Flaxseed and water. 5 minutes together and they create the perfect flaxseed egg recipe, excellent for pancakes and other cooking. Flaxseeds and flaxseed oils are high in fiber and omega-3 and low in...

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WASTE NOT, WANT NOT

Global food waste is on the rise and recent studies show, Americans are throwing away 30-40% of their food, which is all sent to landfills. We’ll never forget walking into a big corporate grocery store, watching the employees take a shelf full of rotisserie...

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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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CRANBERRY STRAWBERRY PIE TREAT DAY RECIPE

Treat days mean we get to enjoy treat day recipes, like this cranberry strawberry pie. It smells incredible and it tastes fabulous; a simple gourmet treat! The strawberries calm down the tart from the cranberries and the combination is sensational. We just love making...

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HOMEMADE FLUORIDE-FREE TOOTHPASTE RECIPE

We’ve made the switch from generic fluoride-filled toothpaste to an easy, natural and fluoride-free alternative, using just 2 ingredients: coconut oil and baking soda. Coconut oil is a natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, while baking soda alkalizes the...

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BAKED CAULIFLOWER RECIPE

Take a whole head of cauliflower, dust it with a few 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, friends and family. It makes a great snack or a side...

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LIVE FOOD vs DEAD FOOD

Over the last few years, we’ve worked closely with local farmers and food purveyors. The most important thing we learned was the difference between live and dead food. It turns out, when you pick an organic fruit off the tree and bite into it, you’re...

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BYE BYE TURKEY

Last Thanksgiving we went to the supermarket and an employee told us the grocery had prepared itself with 10,000 turkeys ready for sale. This was at one store in the little port town in South Carolina we called home. Supposedly there are over 38,000 grocery stores in...

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MEDITERRANEAN GRILLED SWEET POTATO RECIPE

We had a wonderful time wowing our family with these tasty Mediterranean Grilled Sweet Potatoes with White Bean Hummus! They are the perfect hors d’oeuvres and you can even eat them with your hands. Not what you’d expect to come off the grill, right? They...

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COMEBACK OF THE VICTORY GARDEN

During WWI and WWII, a food crisis emerged and people were encouraged to begin planting their own gardens to relieve stress on commercial farmers. They were called Victory Gardens, also known as “war gardens” and “food gardens for defense”. In...

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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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CHEWY VEGAN ALMOND FLOUR COCONUT COOKIES RECIPE

It’s official. We have fallen in love with almond flour. Almond flour (almonds ground down) is an excellent substitute for wheat flour. It is full of protein, low in carbs and it is a great source for vitamin E, iron, calcium, potassium, manganese and more. See...

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