A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #16: Use Green Tea as a Skin Toner

As summertime sneaks around the bend here in the Northern Hemisphere and temperatures rise, you might be stepping up your skin care routine to include toner. Using a toner after cleansing can help to ensure a makeup- and residue-free face, and it can also help to control excess oil brought on by warmer weather. Many store-bought toners contain alcohol, which can over-dry your skin, causing … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #16: Use Green Tea as a Skin Toner

How to Make Amaranth Flatbread (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

To see all recipes, scroll to the top and click on Recipes or just click here! If you’re not yet familiar with the superfood called amaranth, now’s the time to get acquainted. This ancient “pseudograin” is absolutely loaded with nutrition, making it an amazing alternative to wheat and other grains. Like quinoa, which you may have eaten in my Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes, amaranth is not actually a grain … Continue reading How to Make Amaranth Flatbread (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Things I Love Thursday

Happy Thursday! The past couple of weeks have been spring-loaded! I’m happy to say life is progressing happily, healthily, and heartily onward and upward. I know that’s vague, but it’s also true. We’ve been living well around here: I’ve been working, pulling together submissions for my novel, cooking, writing, and training. I’m in the final countdown to my 18-mile race on May 12 (a month away!), followed by my … Continue reading Things I Love Thursday

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #15: Soften Calluses with Vinegar

Springtime is here! Which means summertime is right around the corner…and that means sandals, flip-flops, and bare feet. If your tootsies have been gathering dust ~ and calluses ~ over the winter, you can prepare to bare them easily with a simple vinegar soak. Of course, if you’re a runner or dancer and want to keep your calluses, go ahead and skip this section, or bookmark … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #15: Soften Calluses with Vinegar

No-Sugar-Added Mini Banana Cookie Bites (Gluten-Free)

To see all recipes, scroll to the top and click on Recipes or just click here! Happy Easter / Passover / Ostara! Whatever it is you’re celebrating, even if it’s nothing, I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I’ve got a day off, which I’m going to spend checking out the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit at the de Young Museum and riding my bike around the city with … Continue reading No-Sugar-Added Mini Banana Cookie Bites (Gluten-Free)