Sunday, February 19, 2017

40 Day Juice Fast, Day 16

40 day juice fast

Day 16 of 40. My previous extended fast was 14 days, so this is the longest I have ever fasted for!
People seem to either love juice fasting for wellness and mental clarity or they think it's not so great. I obviously think it's amazing and this is my experience. I'm not a medical professional, so please do your own research before embarking on a fast of any kind and listen to your body!
If you have questions, please leave them below.


Thursday, February 16, 2017

BBQ Lentil Sliders

bbq lentil sliders

One of S and K's favorite things to eat is lentils!
 They love these BBQ sliders as well as when I make peanut butter lentils over rice. I'll get the recipe for that up soon!
These are super easy to prepare. To make it even simpler, I make them in our rice cooker. You can also use a regular pot on stove top, crock pot or instant pot. It takes about 40 minutes in the rice cooker until the lentils are tender. Your cooking time will obviously vary if you use one of the other methods above.

BBQ Lentils
1c lentils
3c water
2tsp better than bouillon
1tbs molasses
4tbs ketchup
1tsp aminos or tamari
1/2tsp onion powder
1/2tsp sesame oil
1/2tsp smoked paprika
1 clove minced garlic
black pepper to taste

Rinse and drain lentils. Add to the pot with all other ingredients. Bring to a boil and then reduce to simmer and cover.

bbq lentil sliders

Cook covered until lentils are tender.

bbq lentil sliders

We enjoy these on slider buns!

bbq lentil sliders

Or as a quick snack with crackers.

bbq lentil sliders

They're also great over rice, over kale, in burritos. I haven't tried it yet, but I imagine they would be great on nachos!


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Thinx Period Panties, Review



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For more about menstrual cups and sponges, check out this video.

Friday, January 20, 2017

ShiftCon 2016 Wrap Up!

shiftcon

I had the opportunity to attend ShiftCon Eco-Wellness Conference this past December as a speaker. I teamed up with the Almond Board of California to talk about The Future of Sustainable Food Production in a Time of Climate Change. It was my first time attending a ShiftCon and I really enjoyed it!

ShiftCon Kawani Brown

The conference was jammed packed with eco-conscious brands and their product. Here are just a few of my favorites!

Coconut Bliss
My family loves Luna and Larry's coconut bliss! The ingredients are great and it's so delicious!
Coconut Bliss is Dairy-Free. Soy-Free. Gluten-Free. Certified Organic.

coconut bliss
Enjoy Life
We are very familiar with Enjoy Life's chocolate chips! I always keep a bag of their mini baking chips on hand for making goodies. It was nice to see more of their product line at ShiftCon.

enjoy life foods
Garden of Life
Another one of my families favorites! We use much of the GOL line and are excited to try more!

Garden of Life uses the purest, cleanest, highest quality whole food ingredients possible and we really appreciate that!

garden of life

Natracare
I love Natracare and what they are doing to improve women's health. Natracare are also sponsors of our events Healthy Babies and Kids Expo and Goddess Gathering each year. I love spreading the word about their organic and natural feminine care products!

natracare

Navitas Naturals
My littles love Navitas Superfood Snacks! They we're excited to see me when I came back from the conference, but they were also super excited to see that I brought Navitas Naturals back with me!

navitas naturals

Plant Therapy
Definitely check out my post on "12 Ways to Use Plant Therapy Essential Oils" I love that Plant Therapy is a family owned company and committed to providing only the highest quality oils.

plant therapy

Thank you ShiftCon for a great time and I'll see you in 2018!

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