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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...read more
Sigmund Freud was a father of psychology and psychoanalysis, most people know this. What a lot of people don’t know is, his nephew, Edward Bernays, used this information to create what we now know as public relations. He understood human emotion and how to...read more
Every once an a while we make our own little side dish medleys, full of harmonizing ingredients. This recipe calls for beans, tomatoes, bell peppers, garlic, onion and spices. It’s delicious and a home run side-dish, if you ask us. Enjoy our Pinto Bean Vegetable...read more
Since we’ve said goodbye to most dairy products, we’ve learned about alternatives, like almond milk. When most people think of almond milk though, they may think of the kind seen at the grocery with added flavors and preservatives. Our new favorite quick...read more
When the two of us first met each other in 2005, we went to our local gym to workout together. We’d jump on the treadmill, lift weights and ride stationary bikes. The sound of electric machines, the smell of sweat and the amount of ego that filled the room was...read more
When the two of us headed out of South Carolina and began our cross-country adventure, we brought our dog, Sunday, along for the ride. She was so easy going, friendly to all and she loved having the whole back of our VW bus to herself. We camped in Alabama and spent a...read more
Before heading out of South Carolina, we decided to use the first few days of our trip to take a breath and shake off the residue of having lived and worked from a house for seven years, which is how we built The Lills Design and our 24-7/365 lifestyle. We made our...read more
The father of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) decided to admit right before dying, the disease is fictitious and not real. Leon Eisenberg explained millions of children were prescribed powerful mind-altering drugs that made pharmaceutical companies...read more
When it comes to PDA (public display of affection), we feel the more people that show love, the better. Humans often learn through example. If everyone continues to show separation, and express more desire for individuality than togetherness or love, how can we expect...read more
Have you ever heard of a star seed? It is the name given to those who carry light, good energy and are on the planet to help raise the vibration and enlighten the humans. Some of them don’t even know they’re doing it, but anytime we can converse, inspire...read more
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...read more
Half of the world is living on fifty cents to a dollar a day. Many are living without access to clean water, not enough food and there are too many without a roof over their head. If we can all wake up, let go of our selfish ways, downsize and minimize our spending...read more
Have you ever had an almond date roll? Back in the day, we used to love to go by our local organic grocery store and get them. Now we make them at home because the recipe is super simple! Dates have supposedly been cultivated since 6000 B.C., so you know…read more
Most social media platforms are relationship and behavior databases. They are usually free because it’s not money they’re after, it’s tracking, it’s collecting information, learning human behavior, gathering human data and understanding...read more
Our first stop on our cross-country journey from South Carolina was to the highest point in Alabama, also known as Cheaha State Park, with an elevation of 2,407 feet. Our VW bus, Moksha, took his time lugging us, our pup and our cargo. We later found out that 20 mph...read more
In America, most children are born and almost immediately after, their parents leave them and head back to work. The time apart certainly does add up. So much so, we can’t expect anyone to know what love is or how to express it. It isn’t taught in school...read more
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 sometimes pretty hard to find, so we like to make our own. Sometimes we fry them, but this time we enjoyed freshly baked falafel on a bed of spinach...read more
There are examples of archaeological patterns of like-creations popping up around the world at the same time. Human beings were creating bowls for food around the world in similar timeframes, with no ability to communicate between the geographic landmasses. It’s...read more
Have you ever heard of a German brotform? It’s a spiral proofing basket, used to style rising bread. The coiled basket helps support the dough and results in a beautiful texture and look. This specific bread we purchased from an artisanal bread maker who...read more
Every 3,000 miles (1,500 if driven hard), we’re supposed to change Moksha’s oil. It’s the life blood of an air/oil cooled VW Bus. We parked him on a flat surface, put a drip pan under the drain plug, open it up and let it roll. Within fifteen minutes...read more
The two of us found out what is was like to have an out-of-body experience. In one fell swoop, it became clear to us the difference between our physical bodies and the operator inside. Enjoy our Body And Soul post below! Often time we express “my body...read more
Rather than supporting the addition of more new products on the globe, we’ve made a vow to invest in like-new clothing and items, all which have character and can’t be found in this season’s catalog or at the store next door. We feel so silly having...read more
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...read more
One of the larger and more exciting changes to Moksha was to his interior. We ripped out every piece of furniture, panel and layer until he was completely bare-bones. We cleaned him out and we put in dampening material to reduce noise and increase insulation. The...read more