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My Top 5 Beauty, Health and Wellness Tips and Secrets

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I truly believe in the old adage that real beauty comes from within, do you?  I’m approaching my big 3-0 and when I reflect back on my journey, I realize that I’m happier today than I ever have been and I feel lighter because of it and find myself carrying around a big smile {the […]

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Homemade Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil

Coconut

I love coconut oil.  For me, it’s simply magical.  I’m constantly piping in with “coconut oil is great for that!”  On a daily basis, I use it for removing makeup, as a leave in conditioner, and to oil pull.  Greater still is the fact that as a domestic engineer {haha} I find so many uses […]

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Healthy Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast Cookies

  Why not have cookies for breakfast?  I know for me, the thought of enjoying dessert first thing in the morning has always motivated me to get out of the bed without hitting the snooze button for the millionth time.  These breakfast cookies are soft, chewy, and gently sweet, filled with some of my favorite […]

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My 3 Favorite Salad Dressings

Easy Salad Dressings

I’ve talked about my garlic yogurt and mango dressings before and got lots of questions about them so I decided to round them up into a video of my favorite dressings.  These are so versatile that they even make great marinades or veggies dips too. 5.0 from 1 reviews Salad Dressings, 3 Favorites   Save […]

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Yogurt, Homemade + Greek Yogurt

2 ingredient homemade greek yogurt

Though we’re back to cold rainy days next week, at least someone got the memo about it being the first day of spring today.  Oh sunshine, won’t you stay? For the following weeks, whether the weather decides to cooperate or not, I’ve planned an arsenal of fresh and light recipes for y’all, starting with my […]

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Barley Tea 보리차

Korean roasted barley tea

When I was younger, I didn’t understand why we were always drinking roasted barley tea instead of water.  We always had gigantic jugs of it in the fridge and when we’d have supper, we’d often get hot barley tea.  Sometimes, we’d even have rice soaked in barley tea for breakfast and it got to the […]

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Korean Soybean Sprouts Side Dish Recipe 콩나물무침

Korean easy side dish Soybean Sprouts

Growing up, we always had fresh soybean sprouts in the refrigerator.  So commonplace was it that I barely noticed its presence.  I figured it was as typical as the water we drank.  It wasn’t until I got older that I realized the special place that soybean sprouts reserved for the Korean table.  It’s an everyday […]

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Seaweed Miyeokguk Soup 미역국

Korean Seaweed soup

I didn’t always have a birthday cake but this Korean birthday soup was always at the party. Additionally, nursing mothers also swear by it because it’s so nourishing and comforting. The seaweed used here is called by several names, whether it be sea plant, sea mustard, wakame, or miyuk but despite its multi-tasking abilities, it […]

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Korean Chicken & Ginseng Soup 삼계탕

Korean chicken ginseng soup samgytang

In the Carolinas, it will literally be sunny and 70 one day then icy and chilly the next.  A few weeks ago, it felt like Spring and the very next day it snowed-true story.  On those select chilly days, there’s nothing quite like this Korean chicken & ginseng soup.  It possesses restorative properties and comforts […]

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Flourless Chocolate Paleo Brownies

Pealo Brownies with dates Recipe

So what exactly is paleo?  It’s a primal diet including whole foods of wild plants and animals while excluding grains, legumes, dairy, sugar or refined oils.  Though it’s not something I personally practice, I can appreciate its sentiment and have several friends that have encouraged me to explore this lifestyle.  I have to say, I’ve […]

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