Sweet Potato Coconut Curry Stew

I’ve been really into soups the past few months and decided to make my own at home! 

I went to my local farmers market and picked up some fresh veggies. From there I threw everything together in the crock pot (besides water and coconut milk) and sautéed it in grapeseed oil until it browned.    Next, I added in the water and coconut milk and let the soup cook on medium heat in the crock pot for about 4 hours.   Finally I toasted some fresh homemade bread that I picked up from the farmers market and made some white rice to make the perfect meal! Ingredients:

1 sweet potato 

1/2 cabbage

2 whole carrots

Himalayan salt

1 1/2 purple onion

Curry powder

1/4 garlic

Coconut milk

Water

Xoxox

5 Tips For Your Perfect Bed

5 Tips For Your Perfect Bed

Trouble sleeping? Or just want to make your room a more cozy space? Check out these 5 great tips to making the perfect bed!

Tip 1: Smell. Aromatherapy can play a big role in relaxing the body when it comes time to bed. Lavender is one of the best scents to use at night to relax. Try an oil diffuser mixed with a lavender essential oil. Start your diffuser when you’re ready to hit the sack, and let the sweet scent drift you to sleep. (Studies show that lavender has helped many people with insomnia fall asleep easier) [Huffpost]

Tip 2: Bedding. Synthetic materials tend to trap heat in easier which can lead to more troubled sleeping. It is best to use egyptian cotton or pima cotton for bed sheets. Get these in a sateen type finish and you’ll be off to bed in no time. [Today.com]

Tip 3: Laundry. Everyone knows there is nothing better than jumping in a bed with fresh clean linens. It is suggested that you clean your bedding every 7 to 10 days.

Tip 4: Color. The color of your room and bedding can also help you either stay awake or fall asleep better. The best colors to help one sleep are colors such as; blue, purple, grey, silver, neutrals or cool colors to lower blood pressure and lower your heart rate, which in turn relax the body. Try to stay away from bright colors like, reds or orange, if you are obsessed with these colors you can easily add them into a couple throw pillows for your bed.

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Tip 5: Weight. Something a lot of us may not know is that comforters actually have different weights. It is suggested that a person uses a blanket with the weight of 10% plus one pound of a persons body weight. This means if you are 100 pounds you would get a 11 pound blanket. The pressure of the weight on a persons body, “…stimulates the release of calming hormones and neurotransmitters all night long” (friendshipcircle.org).

 

I hope you all enjoyed this post! I am going to be adding some more fun content like this to the blog, let me know if there is anything you are dying to learn about, or any suggestions for more posts similar to this.

xoxox

 

Healthy Banana Treat

Healthy Banana Treat

Hi everyone!

I have recently been trying to get back on track with my eating, it is so hard to maintain a healthy diet over the holidays!

That being said, I have also been experimenting with the foods I eat, and in the process I have found a new favorite snack, a delicious banana smoothie!

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This recipe is enough to make 8oz

You will need:

  • 1 banana
  • A few ice cubes
  • 1tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp flax seeds
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • (optional: coconut shreds)

All you have to do is combine all of the ingredients above and use your blender or nutribullet.

Enjoy!

The chia seeds and flax seeds are optional, but I always add these into my smoothies to add a little healthy kick. If you are having trouble blending the smoothie, then add a little almond milk.

xoxox

Skin Saver

It is important that we are taking good care of our skin. Good skin = confidence. People should not rely on makeup to feel confident about themselves. But if you have blemish prone skin, it can lead people to feel like they need makeup to cover it up.
I am always looking to try new skin products and this week I invested in Rose Hip Seed Oil. I found mine at a Marshalls in the skin department and I have been loving it so far.

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I have normal to oily skin, so putting oil on you skin might seem a little scary. But I honestly can’t even tell its on my skin, as long and you don’t overload on oil.
I have had a little breakout this week, and this little guy have been saving my skin!

I highly recommend trying some!

You can find Rose Hip Seed Oil fairly cheap on amazon.com (here)

Xoxo

Homemade Biscuits

Homemade Biscuits

A delicious breakfast I have been enjoying these past couple days is some homemade biscuits or fry bread. It’s super easy to make, takes about 10 or 15 minutes from start to finish and it’s delicious!
This amount of ingredients makes 5 medium sized biscuits.
2 cups flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup shortening or partly melted butter
1/2 cup warm water
Mix the dry ingredients first, then slowly add in the water and shortening until you get something like this

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Next get a skillet and add some olive oil and place whatever sized dough you would like in the skillet

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After a few minutes flip your biscuits. It should be golden brown on the cooked side

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Once the biscuits look good to eat add whatever toppings you would like.
This morning my mother and I topped our biscuits with butter, homemade rhubarb jam and peanut butter.

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Yummy!
Xoxo

Cheesy Sliced Baked Potato

Cheesy Sliced Baked Potato

How to make a delicious cheesy, buttery baked potato! Delicious snack or meal! It’s a healthier and yummy alternative to french fries.

  • Preheat oven to 450F
  • Prepare: Rinse Potato and slice almost all the way through
  • Drizzle 1 TBSP of Olive oil on Potato

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  • Smear butter in and on potato
  • Cover in desire amount of salt and pepper

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  • Bake potato for 30-40 minutes
  • Sprinkle cheese on potato for added flavor and dig inIMG_0610

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Two Quick and Easy Breakfast Ideas

Two Quick and Easy Breakfast Ideas

Being a full time college student I am short on time some mornings. I try to stay healthy therefore making my own food seems like the best option. Here are a couple quick breakfast ideas for when you’re short on time!

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This has been one of my favorite breakfasts so far! (Current obsession)
Toasted Bagel Thin smeared with crunchy almond butter topped with banana slices and drizzled in honey. Yum!!

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Another super easy breakfast idea is a quick breakfasts sand which.
Once again toast a bagel thin and cook your egg to the desired way, add some cooked spinach and top with shredded cheese!

Thanks for stopping by!
Xoxox