Recipe: Sesame Ginger Granola

Sesame Ginger OatmealI  generally steer clear store-bought granola for two reasons. First: the ingredients. Even the organic stuff at whole foods has tons of added sugar in its various forms.  Second: the price. Getting good quality is insanely expensive relative to making it yourself. I can make my own granola for pennies per serving, whereas store-bought granola can be nearly $1 per serving.

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Latest Obsessions from #SummerSoiree

beachOne of the fun aspects of writing about (toxin-free) beauty is attending beauty events to learn about latest fun new products and companies on the market. Since I prefer natural products, a lot of the events, while fun, aren’t exactly a fit. But the summer soiree thrown by Top Tier Beauty and Manfolk PR had sorts of natural companies in the mix. Excellent!

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My High School Drama Teacher Would Be Proud I Hope

Picture1So some big things have been happening in our household. My husband who began his stand-up career 13 years ago, is the executive producer and host of the new show “Laughs” on fox. It premiers tomorrow night on Fox in select markets. It’s been a crazy whirlwind for him, a whole lot of planning and creating happening in a very short period of time – which led to a series of commercials shot for the show in which yours truly makes a cameo! Check it out! And please tune in to Fox on Saturdays at midnight if it’s available in your city, or entire episodes will be available on the show’s YouTube channel each Monday. Have a lovely weekend!

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Recipe: Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Mac & Cheese

vegan mac & cheeseMy desire to eat real healthy and natural food and my desire to cover everything in cheese are at constant odds with each other. Add the fact that industrial dairy animals lead horribly crappy lives and it makes it hard to enjoy the slice of brie. Or wedge of brie if you’re me and have no self-control.

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Style By Jewels With Fragments

Elizabeth Cole Fish EarringsI am fairly particular about my jewelry. My husband and I have a deal where he doesn’t buy me jewelry, and he doesn’t object when I buy it for myself (provided the cost is within reason). Is it romantic? No, but I prefer not having to pretend to like something over the romance of a gift, and my husband doesn’t have to stress over what I might like. Everyone wins.

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Recipe: Savory Lime Grilled Sweet Corn On The Cob

grilled cornI love love love summer produce. Between the berries, watermelon, tomatoes, and sweet corn! I grew up eating corn on the cob with butter or margerine – a condiment that now terrifies me.  Not even flies will eat it, and their discerning palates include dog poop.

Anyhow, by nixing the butter and going for a simple olive oil, lime juice, sea salt, cumin, and chili powder sauce, this corn on the cob is dynamite on the grill. We don’t have an outdoor grill and I used a cast iron grill pan – yummy!

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