Monday, February 24, 2014

My (No So Guilty) Guilty Pleasure. NOT Sponsored!!!

If you're trying to go vegan, but having hard time saying "bye" to Ice Cream, than Coconut Bliss is a MUST for you! It tastes MUCH better than a real ice cream, yet it's not only dairy-free, it's also soy-, gluten- and junk-free (m.b. even guilt-free;-) Plus it's organic! 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Five-minute Natural Chocolate Candies: Recipe

"Valentine's Day is in TWO  days?! What?!" I feel like I've been living under a rock or something, but I somehow totally missed it. So today I had to create at least something love-related to get ready for Friday. Nothing screams V-Day more than chocolate, hearts and... homemade gifts. So here it is: my 5-minute all-natural chocolate candies that can make a perfect last-minute gift for our loved-ones♥♥♥

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

My Recent Must-Have Mobile Apps: It's All Abt Efficiency;-)

There's a ton of amazing apps out there, yet discovering them can get really hard and time-consuming. That's why every time someone shares his/her favorites I get really curious, since that's pretty much the best way for us to get introduced to new cool apps - at least for now. Anyway, here's the ones I've been using on a regular basis lately.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Going Vegan: My Healthy Meat Alternatives

 Going vegan may sound like a healthy decision, yet it can end up detrimental to our health if we don't find vegan substitutes for the nutrients found in animal products. Those nutrients include protein, calcium, iron, zinc, vitamins B3, B6 and B12. Here's how I made sure that I still get those from my new diet....

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sanctuary Beach Resort in Monterey Bay

Going to this resort at least once a year has become a real tradition of ours, but this year I was ready to break it. When Andrey booked it for us and a few friends, I simply had no choice but to say "no" because of disastrous lack of time... And I stayed home at first, but... then ended up driving there all by myself a day later;-)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

My First New Year's Resolution EVER: Eating Fruit 'n Berries in Season.

I didn't really plan it as a NY's resolution - I've been wanting to plan out my "fruit calendar" for months now, and it just happened so that I finally did it on... December 31st;-) So why not calling it my first EVER New Year's Resolution?;-) I thought I'd share with you the calender I put together - I hope it will give you some ideas also!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Hot Milkshake for Merry Christmas Eve!;-)

 Another hot drink recipe on my blog! Hot drinks is the only thing I've been living off of for the past month;-) And when I started craving milkshakes a few days ago, I decided to come up with a hot version, which is perfect for the winter;-) Mmmmm, it turned out pretty good! Perfect not only for the remaining days of the Christmas season, but also for the ENTIRE year!;-)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Four Ways to Purify Indoor Air Naturally

Recently I read on WebMD site that indoor air quality is almost always worse than the air quality outside. It turned out that all the pollutants that float in the air outside eventually make their way inside our homes and office buildings. Yet indoors we have plenty more sources of pollution that add greatly to all the "goodness" we breath in - both at home and at work (where we spend almost 99% - if not 100% - of our time!) Some of the indoor air pollution sources include heaters, bathrooms, gas stoves, carpets, household products and materials used in the building such as asbestos, lead and formaldehyde. In addition to some common sense measures like regular cleaning, proper ventilation, using non-toxic products and installing carbon monoxide detector, I've been using four natural "helpers" in purifying the indoor air. I've mentioned some of them before in my other posts, but I thought I'd do a quick summary of the top four.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Hot Mulled Wine Recipe: Traditional Christmas Drink in Europe.

This Sunday I woke up not feeling very well, but since I didn't want to take any medications I thought it would be great to start this Christmas season with a natural "healer" that also happens to be a very popular Christmas drink in Europe - Hot Mulled Wine (aka Gl├╝hwein). A few years ago while Andrey and I were in Russia during Christmas holidays he was able to treat my extremely bad cold with this miraculous drink within just one day! And it tastes just like Christmas - can it get any better?;-) Oh, yeah, it can, cause it's also very easy and fun to make!
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