A little lemon goes a long way…

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You know what they say about lemons... When life gives you lemons... grab a bottle of tequila and celebrate! hehe And once you try a Meyer lemon, you'll never go back! My boyfriend's parents have this cute lil Meyer lemon tree that I'm pretty much obsessed with. In case you don't know about these gems, they are the creme de la creme of all lemons. In other words, they'll pretty much rock your socks off. They are sweeter and juicer than other lemon varieties, and are perfect … [Read more...]

Juicer review – which juicer is right for you?

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Hello gorgeous.  Meet the newest member of the family.  Isn't she lovely? Stevie sure thinks so. This is an Omega 8005 masticating juicer. I snagged this baby during Amazon's deal of day a few weeks ago for my mom and step-dad. Then I called up my boyfriend in a frantic. Me: There's an Omega juicer on Amazon for super cheap. I just bought one for Mom and Rick and I think you should get one too. Snag it! He: Hmmm... I'll check it out. Me: You have to get one! I love my Omega … [Read more...]

What I ate Wednesday… and how to feel sexy.

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This is sort of how my day started... First accounting course of the semester. Walked into class about 10 minutes late. Oyyy. (traffic was bad). Managed to squeeze down the row into one of the last available seats. Pulled out my textbook and notebook only to realize I bought the wrong addition. Arrrg. Reached into my bag and grabbed the ice cold Kombucha I picked up at WF earlier that morning. Kombucha explodes. All over my desk. In the middle of the lecture. It wasn't pretty. … [Read more...]

Gimme Greens!!

Gimme Greens!!

After class today I made a quick stop at the Farmer's Market. I can't even begin to tell you how lucky I am to have a  daily market. The owners keep the stands open every day except Sunday, so if I'm ever in the need of anything veggie, that's always my first stop! And I was out of GREENS! But today they had some NEW stuff! yay!! I love new stuff :) One item included this awesome little lettuce package that came with 6 baby lettuce heads of different varieties. It caught my eye as soon as I … [Read more...]

Vegan cupcakes made with juicing pulp

Vegan cupcakes made with juicing pulp

Happy Friday everyone! Today was day 5 for me on Crazy Sexy Diet. Now, as some of you know, this isn't a diet per say, it's more of a cleanse. I've omitted alcohol, sugar and gluten for a few weeks to give my body and digestive system a bit of a break. Aside from my normal wholesome vegan meals I've been incorporating tons of juicing and green monster smoothies as well, and I've really been feeling wonderful. I think I owe that mostly to the omitted sugar and alcohol. ;) The reason I started … [Read more...]

A little of What I Ate Wednesday

A little of What I Ate Wednesday

Okay I'm joining the fun ya'll. Peas & Crayons started this trend called What I Ate Wednesday. I usually only post one recipe at a time but here is my day pretty much laid out. WIAW madness ensues!Breakfast: Veggie Juice. Beets, Apple, Carrot, Ginger and Pear --sprinkled with cinnamon and nutmeg. Mmmmm!The nutmeg and cinnamon added a wonderful flavor to this already slightly sweet juice. I could literally drink this every day.Plus, the beet juice mustache makes it that much more fun ;)Snack: … [Read more...]

Raw vegan dessert? Yes please!

Raw vegan dessert? Yes please!

I came across an awesome dessert idea last night while blog surfing (we all know how addicting that can be) ;)Since I've cut out sugar and alcohol from my diet for the next couple of weeks I've been craving something sweet lately (duh!) Kris Carr's Crazy Sexy Diet recommend foods that are low on the glycemic index, but she does preach the benefits of foods with natural sugars like dates! Yummm! I love me some dates! Dates are not exactly LOW on the glycemic index but they aren't too bad either.I … [Read more...]

Some meditation and peace of mind

Some meditation and peace of mind

Today I did some serious meditation on life. After hearing about several friends with loved ones going through serious health problems, I realized I have so much to be grateful for, and sometimes it slips away from my mind how precious life really is. Along with gratitude, I've realized that patience, compassion and sensitivity are also really beautiful things, all of which I'm trying to have a bit more of these days. (((((sigh)))))) One day at a time...Today I vamped up my blog a wee bit. :) … [Read more...]

Farmer’s Market Goodies and then some…

Farmer's Market Goodies and then some...

Happy Farmer's Market Day! My favorite day of the week! Today I stocked up on some yummy fruits and veggies for the house. What a spread baby!Believe it or not, I stocked up on all of these goodies for about $40... And there are tons of fruits and veggies here, some are stacked on top of each other and not as visible, but TRUST me, I loaded up! There are two ginormous bunches of swiss chard kind of hiding in the back--can't WAIT to get my hands on those greens.Pretty sweet deal if you ask me. I … [Read more...]