Glowing Green “Pasta” Primavera
"This recipe is an ultra-fresh take on pasta primavera – a spring vegetable pasta dish. Rather than relying on heavy pasta for a spring recipe, I decided to lighten things up with a fresh carrot “pasta”, which is simply julienned carrots. Obviously, the carrot pasta tastes nothing like actual pasta, but I promise you won’t miss it one bit! You’ll be feeling light and energized after eating this rather than sleepy and sluggish.
So what’s in this delightful spring dish? As per my usual style, it’s loaded with fresh vegetables. Leek, garlic, asparagus, and peas are sautéed with some pink salt, pepper, and olive oil. Then I whipped up an incredible batch of pesto – my nut-free Sun-dried Tomato Basil Hemp Pesto adapted from the pesto in my cookbook. Kale can be used instead of basil if you prefer. It’s packed with protein thanks to the hemp seeds and it’s completely nut- and dairy-free without giving up that creamy, luxurious texture that makes pesto so great.”
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12 Foods For Boosting Your Brain Power
Studying for a big test? Rather than weighing your mind and body down with empty calories and junk food, eat smart with healthy foods that are known for decreasing your chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease, keeping your neurotransmitters healthy, and increasing blood and oxygen flow to your brain.
You can always stand to eat more vegetables, and you can never go wrong with broccoli, spinach, and other dark green leafy vegetables. For a quick snack, munch on blueberries, nuts, hummus, and dark chocolate. Oily fish, curry, and olive oil can be incorporated into a full meal for a truly brain-boosting meal.
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8 DIY Beauty Tips For Exterminating Zits
"Zits are annoying, and acne medication can get expensive. Thankfully, many common household items lying around in your kitchen and bathroom are perfect to use as a facial, face wash or on-the-spot treatment to decrease the redness of facial acne and more importantly, prevent future pimples from cropping up on your beautiful face.
Here are eight common kitchen and bathroom items you can use to calm blemishes, many of them au naturale so you aren’t putting more chemicals into your body. For extremely potent items, such as garlic juice, be sure to do a spot test on your inner wrist in small amounts so you are 100 percent sure that your skin won’t react badly.”
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Maintaining Healthy Ends
When I first started wearing my natural hair out i noticed that a lot of my styles looked messy and limp, and I realized that this was because my ends were in terrible condition. Although damaged ends are less obvious on naturally curly/kinky hair, they can really affect the look of twistouts/braidouts or any out style.
Some people prefer to trim their hair on set schedule and this works for them. However, I have found that dusting my ends regularly is the best for me. It keeps my ends from ever getting to the stage where it causes more breakage to the rest of my hair.
What I do - whenever my hair is in twists (i.e. when I am washing it or doing a twist-out) I inspect the ends of the twists. If I see that there is significant thinning like it pictured above, I trim.
So far, I have needed to do this dusting about once a month. As you can see above, I never have to cut a significant amount of hair and I haven’t noticed any difference in length retention from doing this. If I find that my hair is particularly damaged, I will do a bigger trim to make sure any split ends are definitely gone.
Strawberry, Coconut & Lime Smoothie
"Faced with an overabundance of strawberries that could only last so long in my fridge, I knew that simply snacking on them wouldn’t be enough. I peered through my cabinets and decided that a smoothie would be the best way to be sure those beautiful berries wouldn’t go to waste.
During my pantry hunt I found a few cans of light coconut milk, raw cashews and shelled hemp hearts. There were some limes hanging out in the fruit bowl and I knew there just happened to be a few bunches worth of bananas in the freezer for quick smoothies like these.”
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