Brunching: Mozzarella Basil Tofu with Eggs & Asparagus

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To celebrate my first Friday back blogging I wanted to share a little gem I discovered a few weeks ago. It’s crazy simple, looks impressive, and obviously absolutely delicious. It’s now become my brunch staple and perfect for lazy Saturday mornings. Literally you basically put everything in one pan, and wait. It’s pretty wonderful. Continue reading “Brunching: Mozzarella Basil Tofu with Eggs & Asparagus”

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Pretty Simple: Wanna’ Be Healthier?

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Back when I used to juice basically every single day and eat like a fairy, I felt pretty damn amazing.  All the hype is true, juicing and eating a lot of raw foods is a wonderful, marvelous, amazing idea. But there’s this thing…perhaps you’ve heard of it? It’s called real life.

Rewind to a mere few years ago- I remember the days I used to prance around and say in my best granola accent, “It’s so easy to eat like this everyday! What’s the problem? Just bring your juicer everywhere you go and you’ve got that shit down!” I’m no hypocrite either, I’ve been known to carry a couple grocery bags/juicer/small basil plant/etc. around with me wherever I went- in the glorious name of, “I’ll be fuc*ing healthy if it’s the last thing I do.” I had no shame. People looked at me like I was some crazy green-juice lady…and I still was full speed ahead, taking the name with pride.

However, after time I started to shed some of my old ways here and there (i.e. the juicer is no longer a staple in my…pocketbook), but I still wanted to keep the energy I seemed to have infinite amounts of when I was a walking produce isle. And so, here and now, I give to the, the loveliest green single-celled microalgae you will ever lay your pretty little eyes on. Okay, aside from how it sounds, Chlorella is basically a life-support for anyone who needs something to keep their bodies more balanced (i.e. alkaline, etc.), cleaner, and energy efficient. I had to share it on here because every time I go without it, I can tell my body just doesn’t feel as, well, well. Chlorella is full of naturally occurring chlorophyll, iron, protein, vitamin C, and beta-carotene. So, it’s obviously pretty amazing stuff, and I’ve recommended it to my friends only about one million times.  So now it’s your turn, woo! It can be used as a daily super-detox as well, to protect us from everyday free radicals and heavy metals that are constantly around us, trying to make us…useless.

This was just a quick thought I wanted to share with you guys, it’s such an amazing, quick thing to do that has amazing benefits- so why not? If you decide to make a trip to your health food store, you want to make sure it reads ‘broken cell wall‘ on the bottle, that way it is most easily digested and used by our bodies. If it is not, it basically is worthless, so that’s very important! ‘Organic’ chlorella is also the best way to make sure the sourcing is clean and not…iffy. I recommend taking anywhere from 200-1000mg starting off, depending on how much you juice, eating habits, etc. It is definitely worth a try if you want more natural energy. Oh, and it’s also AMAZING for our skin, so if you are dealing with any breakouts or feel like your skin needs some tlc, chlorella is my go-to option. If you have any questions, or other ideas for quick natural ways to have more energy- feel free to leave me a comment! xoxo.

p.s here are some informational videos on chlorella…

Dr. Oz on chlorella and heavy metals.

really interesting talk with internationally renown natural health physician, Dr. Mercola (it’s long, but interesting- starts talking about chlorella at 5:18)

and these two, who are basically as excited as I am about chlorella, I mean, they’re really excited. (p.s.s…at least you’ll laugh) via natural news

happy granola-eatin’ themed Thursday! ha, xoxo.

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What I’m Adoring: Non-Organic Lemons. (Yes, now read on)

If you don’t know me, which most likely you don’t, one of my very first obsessions you will find here is the lovely word; Food (sparkles, glitter, standing ovation!). It’s such a simple word, with, like, a million connotations wrapped around it. Honestly, these days we are absolutely fucking warped most times when it comes to the subject. Insert guy at the grocery store the other day: “Hey babe, don’t get those lemons! Get the organic ones! They’re so much better for you!” Okay, I know I’m the makeup-less hippie-ish girl standing next to you eyeing the bell peppers, but are you fucking kidding me? Dude, they’re lemons and you just paid all of $2.19 each for the “organic” ones. I mean, thanks for the free comedy show for the spazz girl- but are you a damn idiot? Yes, indeed, he was. It’s called WASH THEM.

Moment needed. Okay…

 I mean, there are definitely times when I believe if I don’t buy a specific fruit or veggie ‘organically’, that I’ll somewhat (kind of, maybe, most definitely?) fall into a puddle of water like the wicked witch of the west. However, I do try to choose that fate carefully, like any crazed health nut should.

All in all, if you do find some time to reflect/meditate/wake the fuck up, food is probably one of the hottest topics of the twenty-first century being that how we produce the stuff has been completely zombie(d) in the past 50 years. Awesome. I think it definitely should be a higher priority to my generation to see the correlation here, it does after all affect…ya’ know, if we live or die. Oh, and the guys that produce the stuff…ya’ know, farmers. Cool, just a thought here.

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So, in retrospect I, admittedly, am a capital SPAZZ(ZZZ) about the idea of eating ethically and hopefully boosting your local community by giving a bit of a damn. However for today, I will (sort of) get off my soapbox and hope to spread a little knowledge when the buzzword “organic” presents itself in front of you at the oh-so-lovely grocery store. Plus, maybe you’re planning a picnic, they’re becoming pretty trendy these days. (Hint, hint, hint, how awesome would it be to be them right now? #lovely)

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Okay, so there is a method to the madness, and it’s something we crazies like to call the ‘Clean 15’ -which is basically a rule of thumb of what to buy organic. It’ll definitely save money.

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) conducts a study annually about what fruits and veggies are the least and most likely to be contaminated by pesticides. Pesticides are ridiculous in that they basically are just used for hurried crops that need to be harvested in a timely manner, so the next can get started. Cha-ching, at the cost of our health. Thanks, America! If you didn’t know exactly why it’s so bad, the toxic-laden spray can cause anything from chronic diseases, to digestive issues that seriously harm your health. It’s actually a pretty swarmed list of other things that I won’t get into right now. Anyhow, some of them are kind of like a no-brainer, but after hearing the guy from the other day I might as well spread a little knowledge wealth for people who want to think “organically.” These are fruits and veggies that don’t necessarily need to be ‘Organic’ (you’ll probably just waste money if you decide otherwise)-Drumroll, please my darlings; xoxo

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 {1 Corn}  {2 Onions} {3 Pineapples} {4 Avocados} {5 Cabbage} {6 Sweet Peas} {7 Papayas} {8 Mangoes} {9 Asparagus} {10 Eggplants} {11 Kiwi} {12 Grapefruit} {13 Cantaloupe} {14 Sweet Potatoes} {15 Mushrooms}