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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!

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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CANNABIS COCONUT OIL RECIPE

We covered many of the amazing medicinal benefits of cannabis in our Rick Simpson Cannabis Oil post, but we also wanted to mention cooking with cannabis. Cannabis oils and butters are a delicious way to get the healing benefits of cannabis into your food. In this...

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POT BROWNIES TREAT DAY RECIPE

We couldn’t leave Colorado without making a batch of delicious treat day pot brownies! The cannabis oil offers some pretty awesome health benefits and gives a great body high. To make the cannabis oil, we used some shake, combined it with coconut oil (you can...

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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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420 CANNABIS OIL GRANOLA RECIPE

The two of us learned about the amazing medicinal benefits of cannabis oil and Rick Simpson Cannabis Oil in Colorado. While we were there, we made and enjoyed this delicious 420 granola. It’s a tasty treat to hit the trails with and enjoy the great outdoors. See...

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THREE GREENS GOLDEN BEET SALAD RECIPE

When the two of us visited Santa Fe, New Mexico, we enjoyed a wonderful lunch at a restaurant called Casa Sena and had one of the most unbelievable salads of our life. It was so fresh, so green and we fell in love with the pickled beets. Now, when we get the craving...

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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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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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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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