Wednesday, November 6, 2019

A Quick Remedy for Itchy Dry Scalp and Itchy Bug Bites

itchy scalp remedy

A hesitate to call what we are experiencing in Southern California Winter, but this dry Winter air has us hydrating and moisturizing so much more!

My hair and scalp rarely needs extra moisture outside of conditioner, but lately I have had a bit of an itchy dryness on my scalp. To quickly combat it, I use basically the same thing I use for bug bites, a mix of essential oils and either carrier oil or water.

I usually mix it up in my hand and rub it right on, but you can pre mix a batch in a small container or spray bottle for easy use.

The ingredients are:

1tbs coconut oil or water plus 2 large drops of tea tree or 4 small drops.

This on it's own works great, but sometimes I also add 2 small drops of lavender for extra itch relief and aromatherapy.

It truly stops the itch as soon as it's applied!

To see how it works in action, check out the video below.

I made a batch to oil my scalp before counting my locs.

For 12 Other Ways I Use Essential Oils, Including Combating Illness and Cleaning, Check Out THIS LINK

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Beyond Meat Burgers

beyond burgers

The Beyond Burger is a plant-based burger with a "meaty" texture and look. Beyond Burgers and the whole Beyond Meat line is great for vegans as well as omnivores. 

beyond burger 2.0

The burgers are very popular among omnivores because the taste and texture is very close to that of animal based burger. Any product that helps bring the world closer to fully vegan, I am all for!

how to cook a beyond burger

Beyond Burgers are becoming more widely available daily. A variety of sit down restaurants, grocery stores and fast food establishments now carry Beyond Burgers. This was not the case just a couple of years ago. 

beyond burger on a sesame seed bun

I'm really enjoying all of the vegan options available in our city as well as while travelling. It makes travel so much easier with the littles. Check out this video for how we prepare them at home!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Jackfruit Carnitas Updated Recipe With Video!

vegan jackfruit carnitas

I first started making this recipe for Jackfruit Carnitas and posted it in 2012! 

We have used it so many times in tacos, burritos, tamales and nachos. It's a great crowd pleaser and with jackfruit at about 1.50 per can, you can prepare a large amount and not break the bank.

jackfruit tacos

The recipe is fairly simple and to cut down on prep time, you can make a day ahead and then just quickly brown it in the oven or skillet for a quick meal.

7 years later and I have put together a video for it! For ingredients list and measurements, see the original post here. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Vegan Spicy Chicken Sandwich

vegan spicy chicken sandwich

With all this talk about Spicy Chicken Sandwiches and Chicken Wars, I decided to make my own version and of course make it vegan! 


vegan chicken

This Tofu Chicken Patty has spot on texture and a nice sweet spicy heat. If you haven't had tofu before or think you don't like it, consider giving this a try. I start with frozen tofu, so the texture becomes like that of chicken. You can use the base recipe for tofu fried chicken or tofu nuggets.  

The marinade gives it such flavor and juiciness without leaving the patty soggy. 

vegan spicy chicken sandwich

Check out the video below for ingredients and preparation! 


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