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Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Knockoff

Oh gosh, this olive garden zuppa toscana healthy knockoff soup is absolutely amazing.

In fact, I was a little bummed because my husband gobbled it down so fast that there are no leftovers. Sigh. But the other good thing is that it is really easy to make, so guess what i’ll be making again very soon, lol!Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana

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It started out with a few extra potatoes from Sunday dinner, and turkey sausage that was sitting in the fridge. I always have kale on hand, and then a brilliant idea came to me–“could I make a healthy version of Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana soup?! So I started playing and this is what I came up with.

Oh, and it If you’ve been following us, you’ll know that we are BIG fans of the benefits of making organic bone broth at home. So of course, I will have to say that this Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Knockoff is the perfect recipe to use our Homemade Chicken Broth in as well, so you can get the most health benefits from this soup!

K, so long story short, lol. YES! This is a delicious recipe.

Sometimes life seems

to get in the way of living it.

In those moments

close your eyes,

connect your heart

with gratitude to that day.  

Breathe in the beauty

of even the smallest things

that make life wonderful,

running water, appliances,

shelter, the sun that always

kisses us with its love,

oxygen that fills our lungs,

a body that keeps us alive.

Open your eyes and you

will see that life

just got more beautiful.

NOTE: As always, we like to keep your pocketbook in mind as we help make that transition to healthy much easier and simple…so we’ve searched to find the best deals on quality organic ingredients for GREAT DEALS and found this ORGANIC MARKET that we are teaming up with to give you the freshest & finest ingredients at prices no one else has been able to beat! Here you go…

  • 1/4 cup certified organic avocado oil
  • 1 pound of ground turkey Italian sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-2 teaspoons organic fresh basil
  • 1-2 teaspoons dried organic oregano
  • 1-2 teaspoons dried organic thyme
  • 2-3 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2-3 medium red potatoes, chopped
  • 4 cups organic chicken broth
  • 2 cans heavy coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3-4 cups chopped kale

In a large pan, saute ground turkey, onions, and garlic in avocado oil over medium heat until onions are softened. 

Add all other ingredients except kale to the pot. Cover and cook for 30 minutes

Add the chopped kale and simmer for 15 minutes.

Serve

That’s it!! We seriously can’t wait to hear from you, and hear how you love it! The only thing missing are those yummy bread sticks we once loved…BUT! We have an awesome replacement that we think you’ll love just as well as this delicious Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Healthy Knockoff!

Yes, we are taunting you. 🙂 Please comment and let us know if you’d like our recipe for some tasty, easy, and delicious gluten-free bready treates…hee hee hee!  If we get enough requests, we will share that one with you too!

And don’t forget to let us know how you and your family, friends, neighbors, etc. like this, lol!

And, here are links to both of our cookbooks that we think you’ll LOVE! We’ve got more on the way!

“Raw Beauty, Smoothies, Shakes & Creamies”

“Beauty Bite Desserts”

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Please share your comments, we love them almost as much as we love you, thanks for being the best and for inspiring us every single day! 

Be healthy–it’s beautiful! 🙂

xo

Laurie & Tiffany

Egg Muffins

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Egg Muffins, whether you’re on the Paleo, Gaps, Southbeach Diets, this makes a super easy and fun breakfast idea any day.

I found this idea on pinterest , and am so sorry that I can’t find the original source for it. But I loved the idea and whipped it up today with what was in my fridge.

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Makes 6 Egg Muffins

Life begins the second

you decide you are

ready to LIVE it,

and no longer

wish to merely exist.

Paleo Egg Muffins Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375F and start chopping up fresh veggies. You could us just about anything, but this is what I had in my fridge today:

  • 1/4 red onion
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 bunch organic cilantro
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 red or green pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (if you like a kick)
  1. In a mini blender or a cup, whisk together 4 eggs and 1/4 cup almond or coconut milk and the spices. Set aside.
  2. Grease the muffin tin cups with avocado oil.
  3. Chop the vegetables, then drop a mix of them in each tin.
  4. Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables, almost to the rim of each cup
  5. Almond or rice milk cheese (optional)
  6. Bake for 20 minutes

Serve warm with organic ketchup or serancho hot sauce. When I’m just making 6 muffins, I’ll often mix up a batch of grain free muffins to bake in the other 6 tins. Try our recipe for Caramel Sticky Buns with these, or just on their own for a real treat!

AND to make it simple, we’ve found a market with the best deal ever on quality organic ingredients. Just check them out, their prices are better than amazon, or anyone else we’ve ever found. Because they provide a way for our viewers to try incredible healthy ingredients and foods for huge discounts, we’re big fans, and have set up to be affiliates to their program, so you can get the best bang for your organic buck!…AND btw, we can make a small commission on some of the ingredients below, however we will never recommend anything to you that we don’t completely believe in, or that we wouldn’t use ourselves. Alright, let’s go…

These also make a great breakfast or protein snack on the go item, that you could make ahead and warm before serving. Let us know how you like them, we LOVE your comments!

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HERE ARE LINKS TO BOTH OF OUR COOKBOOKS THAT WE THINK YOU’LL LOVE!

“Raw Beauty, Smoothies, Shakes & Creamies”

“Beauty Bite Desserts”

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Please COMMENT, let us know what else you’d like us to revamp for you–we love hearing from you! You are AWESOME!!

xox

Laurie & Tfffany

 

Thai Coconut Soup Recipe

mmmm…MoNdAy MuNcHiEs & Thai Coconut Soup! 🙂 xo

Thai Coconut Soup

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Before you get too far, I have a great little tip. You can save lots of $$$ by making your own coconut milk for this recipe, and really ANY recipe that calls for it. SO we have a LITTLE GIFT on our sidebar! When you subscribe, we will hook you up with just how you can make your own DIY coconut milk.

I haven’t found anyone who doesn’t love this Thai Coconut Soup–even amongst our unlovers of coconut friends! Even kids come flocking and asking for more of this soup and of course, we are happy to give them something so yummy, simple, and healthy!

And oh-did I say easy? Because if you’re into that, this low temperature Thai Coconut Soup is not only easy, it’s easy on the body and maintains many more nutrients than many recipes that are cooked to death, and holding onto very few, if any of the nutrients.

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And this Thai Coconut Soup recipe is gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and soy-free too. 

One note, because this soup is barely heated before serving, make sure that if you decide to add meat, that it is pre-cooked. We just don’t want to see you get sick eating our food! With that, get going and let us know how you love this!

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Here ya go

Thai Coconut Soup

NOTE: As always, we like to help make that transition to healthy much easier and simple…so we’ve searched to find the best deals on quality organic ingredients for GREAT DEALS and found this ORGANIC MARKET that give you the freshest & finest ingredients at prices no one else has been able to beat! We love what they are doing and have set up as affiliates with them. So as you shop, just smile about the savings & especially the extra health benefits you’ll be getting! 

4 cups chicken or vegetable organic broth
3 cans coconut milk
1 cup fresh mushrooms – sliced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 shallots, finely chopped
2 tablespoons minced ginger
2 teaspoons natural red curry paste
2 stalks lemon grass – bruised
2 tablespoons organic coconut sugar
1/4 teaspoon organic crushed red pepper
Organic sea salt to taste
1 lb. cooked & diced hormone free chicken or shrimp – (optional)
1 tablespoon organic extra virgin olive oil

Pour coconut milk and broth into a large pan. Heat on medium heat until it feels warm, then add the rest of the ingredients and slightly cook for just a few minutes until ingredients are warmed. Remove from heat and stir in the olive oil.

Serve 🙂

That’s it!! If you have a starving family that’s ready to eat now, this is a great quick-fix (unless you decide to grow the vegetables from scratch 🙂

And to top it off with a yummy smoothie or healthy desserts, here are links to our cookbooks that we think you’ll LOVE!

“Raw Beauty, Smoothies, Shakes & Creamies”

“Beauty Bite Desserts”

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Please share your comments, we love them almost as much as we love you, thanks for being the best and for inspiring us every single day! 

xo

Laurie & Tiffany

Grain-free Frosted Banana Bars Recipe

Hey Paleo, Gaps, Mediterranean, and Southbeach Diet lovers, last week we posted the Lemon Icing for this recipe and hope that you’ve been drooling ever since.

Grain-free Frosted Banana Bars Recipe

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This Grain-free Frosted Banana Bars Recipe is so delicious, especially when topped with our Lemon Icing recipe, mmmm. We really hope you try it, if you haven’t yet. AND if you have, did you try it on something exciting? If so, please share!! Did you try it on your face? Did you try it on your cheeks? Did you try it on your neck? Or did you try it in your tummy? lol–ok, enough with the Dr. Seuss-isms, if that’s even a word. 🙂 The you really could do any of the above and have a wonderful skin softening spa treat!

And you’ll be surprised at how simple it is to make too! It came about because I had some overly ripe, ok black bananas, on my counter and wasn’t about to throw them away. I’ve made delicous banana bread, and amazing Caramel Sticky Buns with black bananas, so I decided to try something else that I could share it with you.

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“You have brains

in your head

you have feet

in your shoes

you can steer

yourself any

direction you choose”

-dr. seuss

AND–with many of you working on filling your new Pantries with staples, so we have something very wonderful to share….IF you need a great place to get great quality organic ingredients, AND you’re wanting the very BEST PRICES on them, we highly recommend that you check out this new ORGANIC MARKET, their prices are a steal, in fact they are better than anywhere else we’ve seen, amazon included, and we know these items are all fresh! We only share affiliate  links to brands and items we completely believe in, and in this case we highly recommend them and wholeheartedly believe you will too. Alrighty, here you go!

Grain-free Frosted Banana Bars Recipe

Wet Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup almond or coconut milk
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 hormone free eggs
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon pure organic liquid stevia
  • 1 teaspoon pure organic vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 cup tapioca starch
  •  2/3 cup banana flour
  • 1/3 cup organic unsweetened coconut (grated)
  • 1 level teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 level teaspoon organic gluten free, aluminum free baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pink himalayan sea salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Grease a large 13x18x1″ cookie sheet with coconut oil
  3. Place all “Wet Ingredients” in the blender and blend until smooth, set aside.
  4. Place all “Dry Ingredients” together in a large bowl. Stir together.
  5. Pour Wet Ingredients in with Dry Ingredients, then mix well with a hand mixer.
  6. Pour mixture into the cookie sheet and place in oven.
  7. Bake 20-24 minutes.
  8. Remove and cool completely
  9. Frost with Lemon Icing

 

Here are links to both of our cookbooks that we think you’ll LOVE!

“Raw Beauty, Smoothies, Shakes & Creamies”

“Beauty Bite Desserts”

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Please let us know how you love them and any fun stories, questions, ideas, or changes you came up with! You guys are the BEST, we love YOU!

xo

Laurie & Tiffany

“Raw Beauty, Smoothies, Shakes & Creamies” now available!

BECOMING HEALTHY IN  3 easy steps….

“I want to be more healthy, where do I start?”

We hear it all the time and we just want to say, “DO IT!!!” But we know it can be overwhelming, and at first it seems expensive, and time consuming, but we’ve learned all the tricks and want to share them with you! Here is the formula for BECOMING HEALTHY IN  3 easy steps….

1. STEP ONE – of our anti-inflammatory diet…

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HINT: You can cheat and start with both at once or even just start with step two–it may help curb the desire for sweets at the same time!

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Replenish nourishments and re-build a healthy body, and passively cleanse. This step helps power load the body with greater nutrients, while curbing cravings that usually cause dieters to struggle. These recipes help fill, balance, and re-energize the body and are super easy and delicious!

5 beautiful reasons to get these books…

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* i want flatter abs
* i want healthier skin, nails & hair
* i want NO gluten, refined sugar, dairy, soy, grains, peanuts, or unhealthy fats
* i want NO guilt!

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Featuring super easy recipes you can make in minutes that are all gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, soy-free, peanut free & guilt free, of course!  But whether you need to eat that way or not, after tasting these and feeling and looking better with every bite, you’ll want to eat this way forever!  🙂

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What they’re saying…

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“I recommend this book! Great recipes that will help even the best cook with excellent, healthy alternatives.”~ Liz Edmonds, Author & TV Host of “THE FOOD NANNY” 

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We know you can do this and we’re help to make your journey easy, fun, and SO WORTH IT, because YOU are too!

 

That’s it for now!

More books are coming soon!!

What books/topics would YOU like to see? Let us know, we write these books for YOU!   🙂

LAURIE VUKICH and her daughter Tiffany are stylists to the stars and now take that creativity into the kitchen. Their natural, organic craze was inspired by Tiffany’s health, which thrives with these recipes. The diet that started where the autoimmune disease left off–yay!

Laurie also has Degrees in Cosmetology & Fashion and a Certificate in Nutrition. She and Tiffany run naturesknockout.com–stirring up beauty & health, so you can be a knockout naturally!

Enjoy and SHARE in the goodness!

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Laurie & Tiffany

Oatmeal Surprise Cookies – Gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, soy-free & guilt free!

Oatmeal Surprise Cookies - Gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, soy-free & guilt free!Oatmeal Surprise Cookies – Gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, soy-free & guilt free too!

With many of you working on filling your new Pantries with staples, we have something very wonderful to share….IF you need a great place to get great quality organic ingredients, AND you’re wanting the very BEST PRICES on them, we highly recommend that you check out this new ORGANIC MARKET, their prices are a steal, in fact they are better than anywhere else we’ve seen, amazon included, and we know these items are all fresh! We only share affiliate  links to brands and items we completely believe in, and in this case we highly recommend them and wholeheartedly believe you will too.

Life isn’t what we once

thought it to be.

Instead, it is living on purpose,

embracing every moment,

being grateful for our detours

that teach us how to really live.

And then we finally see

that life is a beautiful thing.

Oatmeal Surprise Cookies

Gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, soy-free & guilt free!

Super easy recipe and as always, it’s gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free & soy-free! 

1 1/2 cups organic oats – gluten free

1 cup unsweetened coconut chips

 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 cup almond meal (use pulp from almond milk recipe 🙂

3/4 cup organic walnuts – chopped (bulk)

1 cup organic raisins (bulk)

2 large ripe bananas

1 large hormone/antibiotic free egg

1/4 cup coconut oil

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 teaspoon liquid stevia

Lightly grease a cookie sheet with coconut oil. Preheat oven to 350ºF or 175ºC  

Mix all ingredients together with a hand mixer, then spoon onto baking sheet.  

Bake 17-20 minutes. Remove and cool on a wire rack.

 

Here are links to both of our cookbooks that we think you’ll LOVE!

“Raw Beauty, Smoothies, Shakes & Creamies”

“Beauty Bite Desserts”

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Enjoy!! And YES, please let us know how you love them!

xo

Laurie & Tiffany

Vegan Sundried Tomato Bean Soup

Vegan Sundried Tomato Bean Soup

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Vegan Sundried Tomato Bean Soup

I’m not sure that I’m in love with the cold rainy weather right now, after being blessed with such beautiful sunshine. But I know it’s wonderful to get the moisture, and I will be in love with how spectacular it will make the mountains look in a few weeks, so for those reasons, I’m really grateful.  But on a chilly night like tonight, I didn’t really feel like a cold salad, so this Vegan Sundried Tomato Bean Soup was a wonderful answer.

It’s actually a complete original, based on what I had in my kitchen tonight. But when I posted it on Instagram, Twitter, & FB, we got so many requests for the recipe, sooo of course, here I am.  🙂

Abundance isn’t about what we have,

but comes as we develop appreciation 

for everything in our lives,

whether good or bad. 

Even the trials in our lives are

opportunities that change our hearts

and build us into something better.

It’s actually pretty fast and basic. If you cook your own beans, Id recommend that, but if you don’t, you can use organic canned beans and it will taste great.

VEGAN SUNDRIED TOMATO BEAN SOUP

RECIPE

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4

NOTE: As always, we like to help make that transition to healthy much easier and simple…so we’ve searched to find the best deals on quality organic ingredients for GREAT DEALS and found this ORGANIC MARKET that give you the freshest & finest ingredients at prices no one else has been able to beat! We love what they are doing and have set up as affiliates with them. So as you shop, just smile about the savings & especially the extra health benefits you’ll be getting!

FIRST INGREDIENTS
1 1/2 cups cooked (or 1 can) white beans
1 1/2 cups cooked (or 1 can) pinto beans
2 cups water
tomato – 1 whole organic, sliced
1/3 cup sundried tomatoes
1/2 sweet onion – sliced
2 fresh garlic cloves
3/4 – 1 teaspoon, depending on kick you like chipotle powder
1/2 – 1 teaspoon, depending on kick curry powder
sea salt – 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
cilantro – 1 bunch, organic

SECOND INGREDIENTS
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
1/4 cup per serving rice or almond milk cheese

INSTRUCTIONS

Place the FIRST ingredients together in a pan until warmed, not too hot. Just cook it for a few minutes, then remove it from the stove.

Just before serving, add in the EVOO and stir. Pour into bowls and add 1/4 cup vegan cheese to each serving.

And, here are links to both of our cookbooks that we think you’ll LOVE! We’ve got more on the way!

“Raw Beauty, Smoothies, Shakes & Creamies”

“Beauty Bite Desserts”

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Anyway, thanks so much for joining us, we’ve got lots more in store for you, but would love to hear how you like this Vegan Sundried Tomato Bean Soup is super easy &  delicious!

xo

Laurie & Tiffany

Delicious Fudge Recipe, In the News!

Delicious Fudge Recipe, Raw, and In the News! It's super quick to make and grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, chemical-free, soy-free, and guilt-free

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It’s our delicious fudge recipe in the news! We were asked by KUTV, Channel 2 to show how easy one of our “Beauty In Every Bite Desserts” Cookbook recipes was to make. It’s super quick to make and grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, chemical-free, soy-free, and guilt-free!  Watch the clip to see for yourself and to see how well they liked it..

Next, head over to the RECIPE and try it for yourself, so you can see just why this delicious fudge recipe was in the news!

P.S. Yes, it’s a Raw Recipe, which means, it takes just a few minutes to make and that it is also gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and especially GUILT-FREE!  Yay!  🙂

Please comment below and let us know how YOU like this delicious Fudge Recipe!

xox

Laurie & Tiffany