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Healthy Fried Rice Recipe

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Healthy Fried Rice Recipe (using brown rice or cauliflower)

This is our Healthy Fried Rice Recipes — If you’re looking for authentic Chinese cooking, this isn’t exactly that, but will give you the delicious flavor and flair of it with healthy twist.  This recipe is inspired by the adorable Julieg on youtube,  julieg713  She recently tried out coconut oil and we’ve been texting back and forth as she’s been finding some of the many amazing things you can do with coconut oil.  But today, she texted me and said she’d used it with brown rice and added in some spinach and it tasted just like fried rice.  hmmmmm that sounded good. 🙂

So I immediately went to the kitchen, where I always have a pot of cooked brown rice waiting.  I didn’t have any spinach but I did have some mustard greens.  Mustard greens? eek! Actually, the mustard greens were a complete accident and I blame it on whole foods for not labeling their greens.  It may have been ok, but they were honestly gross in a blueberry green smoothie.  After that failure, I asked our fb friends for some good recipes.  Some of them sounded amazing, but I didn’t have all of the ingredients. So when Julie texted me today, I started thinking of what I had available that would work for a “fried rice”… Healthy Fried Rice RecipeI pulled out the mustard greens, then went to my garden and grabbed a handful of fresh chives and an orange pepper. And here is what else I came up with:

Healthy Fried Rice Recipe

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Healthy Fried Rice Recipe

Shopping List

  • cooked brown rice (or riced cauliflower)
  • coconut oil
  • hormone free egg (great source of B12, but optional for vegans)
  • mustard greens
  • orange or yellow pepper
  • fresh chives- cut
  • powdered kelp or dulce
  • sea salt
  • peppercorns

AND Before we begin–We’ve got some super exciting news!! If you are re-doing your pantry and needing quality organic ingredients for GREAT PRICES, you’re going to love our latest ORGANIC MARKET that we’ve partnered up with to give you amazing quality for a steal! Better than anywhere else we’ve seen, amazon included, and everything they sell is FRESH!

A stepping stone is not

an obstacle at all.

Just like the “obstacles” in life…

a stepping stone is

rather a beautiful reminder

of a world Divinely created,

which does nothing more

than give, as it carries

us to better places.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 cups cooked brown rice (or riced cauliflower)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 hormone free egg (great source of B12, but optional for vegans)
  • 1/2 cup mustard greens – chopped 1 orange or yellow pepper – diced
  • 1 handful fresh chives- chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered kelp or dulce sea salt – to taste
  • peppercorns – to taste

DIRECTIONS: Heat coconut oil in a skillet and add the egg. scramble it and add in the rice. Warm for a minute or 2, then add all of the other ingredients quickly. Warm for about 1 minute and remove from heat immediately. Serve. BTW – We found a new friend, “coconut aminos” .. it’s a wonderful replacement for soy sauce and gives it a wonderful similar flavor.  I love that it has no processed soy in it.  But it’s an optional ingredient you can pour over the top of the mixture before serving. That’s itl  I LOVE simple, lol!

Here’s to your health, which is what makes life a beautiful thing!

AND 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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Anyway, feel free to share and let us know how you like it!

Chocolate Lover’s Green Smoothie

Chocolate Lover’s Green Smoothie

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Yes, A Chocolate Lover’s Green Smoothie! I will admit, I was a sweet-tooth-aholic and am happy to say that I am in recovery, but love that I can still get a good fix. Haha–say what!? 🙂

Yes and YAY–all of the flavor, plus more nutrients than ever…what’s not to like?  Can you see why going off sugar, dairy, soy & gluten isn’t as grueling as I was afraid it would be?  Ok, there were days in the beginning, that I’m happy to not repeat, lol!

Life is 10%

what happens

to us and

90%

how we choose

to react to it

So now, life is good–no, grande!  This is a quick pick-me-up that really is loaded with flavor.  Ohmygosh.. in fact, I think I’m heading to the kitchen right now!

Chocolate Lover’s Green Smoothie Shopping List…

  • frozen bananas (peel them before freezing or life will be very frustrating!)
  • almond, rice, or coconut milk (depending upon how thick you like it
  • organic spinach, collards, or kale
  • raw honey (it tastes caramel like, so good! But if you can’t have honey, use stevia)
  • raw cacao powder
  • dash of sea salt (optional)
  • almonds or walnuts
  • cacao nibs to sprinkle on top (optional)

AND we’ve got some super exciting news!! If you are re-doing your pantry and needing quality organic ingredients for GREAT PRICES, you’re going to love our latest ORGANIC MARKET that we’ve partnered up with to give you amazing quality for a steal! Better than anywhere else we’ve seen, amazon included, and everything they sell is FRESH!

Chocolate Lover’s Green Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients:

2 frozen bananas
1 cup almond, rice, or coconut milk
1-2 cups organic spinach, collards, or kale
2 tablespoons raw honey, or 12 drops liquid stevia
2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
sea salt – dash
1 small handful almonds or walnuts
cacao nibs – to sprinkle on top for an extra rich nutrient boost
cinnamon – to taste – optional, this just adds more anti-inflammatory qualities

Instructions:

Mix all ingredients (except chopped nuts and cacao nibs) together in a blender until blended well.  Drop nuts into mix and pulse once or twice.

Pour into a glass.  Sprinkle cacao nibs on the top for even more yummy nutrients.

Makes 2 servings, depending upon whether you share or not 🙂

HERE ARE LINKS OUR COOKBOOKS…

“Raw Beauty, Smoothies, Shakes & Creamies”

“Beauty Bite Desserts”

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To your delicious health, you are SO worth it!

xox

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

Delicious peach crisp recipe

Delicious peach crisp recipe

Okay, we can’t hold back.  Peaches are ON and this is a recipe we absolutely love.  You’ll see it in our Desserts Cookbook too!  And yes, of course, it’s gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, soy-free and guilt-free too :)o

peach crisp recipe, no gluten, dairy, sugar, or soy!

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Delicious peach crisp recipe

We happen to have 1 cute little peach tree in our backyard, and it knows how to make the yummiest peaches –  So, ready for the first step?  K, here goes…pick a dozen beautiful peaches (from your tree or favorite market 🙂

It’s always wise to rinse fruit well. Most recipes will tell you to blanch the peaches too.  But I’ve figured out a way around that, not because I’m totally rebellious, you could blanch them for 1-2 minutes if you want, but I think it’s easier & faster to peel them….plus, in my book, the less cooking time = the more nutrients 🙂 So if you want to try my method out, just slice the peaches into 4-6 slices and peel the skin right off.  It’s actually kind of fun (so maybe I’m a little warped, lol) but if you have any resistant peel, just use a little knife to help you out.  

If you take care of yourself

because you feel forced,

just how will you feel about yourself?

If you take care of yourself

because you are so worth it,

how much more beautiful will it feel?

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.

Here is a delicious peach crisp recipe you are going to LOVE…

Delicious peach crisp recipe

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 10-12 minutes
  • Yield: 12-15 servings

Ingredients:

FRUIT MIXTURE
10 cups fresh sliced peeled peaches
1 lemon (juiced) or 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

TOPPING
1 1/2 cups organic gluten-free oats
1 cup coconut sugar
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup almond flour
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 1/2 teaspoons powder stevia
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Heat oven to 375ºF or 190ºC.
  2. Place peaches in un-greased 13×9 inch baking dish. Stir in lemon juice.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all topping ingredients.  Just mix them until crumbly and then top peaches with the topping.
  4. Bake 10-12 minutes and remove.
  5. Serve warm with any of the toppings in our cookbook…ice cream, Sweet Leche, Coconut Cream, or Lemon Glaze Frosting-pictured

 

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! Please COMMENT and share your thoughts, ideas, goals, secrets, lol, just share your heart–you guys are the best!!

xox

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 Gluten-Free Crepes Recipe

Delicious Crepes Recipe - no gluten, dairy, sugar, soy, or guilt!

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Delicious Gluten-Free Crepes Recipe – NO Grain, Sugar, Dairy, Soy, or Gluten,Of cOurse!

Ok, YES!!! I LOVE crepes. And the funny thing is I used to think they were good, but nothing to salivate over (that’s my yardstick 🙂 But it all started one stormy night last fall, when I went to a blogger event where they were serving crepes. I have to admit, they smelt good, but I knew they were full of ingredients I didn’t want in my body, so I just inhaled. 🙂

But the next day, I had to play. I went to my kitchen and gathered up the best of the best crepe recipes I could find, and tore into them. I replaced all of the not so good ingredients and then I thought of the aroma I wanted to fill my house with as these cooked, and viola!! This is the recipe I put together and it is seriously mouth watering.

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Whether you’re a crepe lover or not, you will be after trying this delicious Grain-Free Crepes Recipe – no gluten, dairy, sugar, soy, or guilt either! It is seriously a Paleo or Southbeach dieters dream come true! And it will seriously put any other traditional crepe recipe to shame.

Crepes are one of the easiest things imaginable to make and are great for large gatherings because they are so easy and go so far.  I’ve cooked them up at a few gatherings and people are astonished, because they are not only SO tasty, but they are that, PLUS completely healthy.

Crepes can be a lot of fun too, because literally, the sky is the limit when it comes to toppings. It’s a great way to add more fruit to the diet and will be delicious with all kinds of fruit–peaches, mango, berries of every kind, cinnamon spiced apples, bananas, and the list goes on! 🙂

We also have some amazing and delicious toppings in our “Beauty In Every Bite Desserts” Cookbook that would be amazing…such as: caramel, hot fudge, coconut cream..yummm

NOTE:  Psssst…We try to make it as easy and fun as possible to transition to your new pantry.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!

As for the almond milk -here is a link to our DIY Almond Milk recipe–YIKES, what are we trying to do to you?!!!

Lol, don’t panic, if it’s not quick and easy, it doesn’t happen in our book. So we are hooking you up with a super simple way to make your own, also because we can’t find any manufactured almond milk that isn’t chemically laden. Have you? If so, let us know!

Delicious Crepes Recipe

RECIPE

  • Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
  • Cook time: 3-5 minutes
  • Yield: 14-16

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk -hit link for recipe- these are the best almonds 
  • 3 hormone free omega 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup organic coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure organic vanilla extract – I make my own, it’s super easy of course, so if you’d like me to post it, let me know!
  • 1/2 cup organic coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup organic tapioca starch 
    3/4 teaspoon Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon raw, unaltered green organic stevia powder

Instructions:

  1. Heat a skillet to medium heat.
  2. Mix all ingredients together in the blender.
  3. Use an addtional dab of coconut oil on the pan and let sizzle, covering area well.
  4. Drop a small amount (about 3 tablespoons) of batter onto the hot skillet.  Roll the pan to thin the layer of batter and expand the size of the crepe.
  5. Let the batter bubble and become a solid crepe. Then slide the crepe onto the spatula and quickly flip it to finish the back side.  Allow to brown slightly.
  6. Serve with any of the toppings in our Desserts Cookbook or your favorite choices of fruit.

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

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“Raw Beauty, Smoothies, Shakes & Creamies”

“Beauty Bite Desserts”

Something really crazy happened when we changed our theme for this site. We lost ALL of our comments. Whooosh. Vanished. Sad day for us.

But we really do LOVE to hear from you, so please comment below, let us know your thoughts, hopes, dreams, and how much this site has changed your life. Ok, maybe that’s a stretch, but we can hope anyway. But it actually is really good to bare your soul. So go for it, we’re ready. Besides, we think you’ll be much better for doing so anyway.

Heck, please just say hi at the very least :)

xox

Laurie & Tiffany

Easy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Easy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Easy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

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Our theory is that it’s easier to embrace a new way of life if you have nothing to give up. Instead, replace. And these fries are a perfect replacement for the trans-fatty laden fries we all were raised on.  Eat them spiced or not, either way, they are a wonderful treat!

If you don’t know

what you want,

that’s what you’ll get,

but if you want a

wonderful life, it’s yours.

Choice is a beautiful thing.

Ingredients

Before we get too far, we’ve got some super exciting news!! If you are re-doing your pantry and needing quality organic ingredients for GREAT PRICES, you’re going to love our latest ORGANIC MARKET that we’ve partnered up with to give you amazing quality for a steal! Better than anywhere else we’ve seen, amazon included, and everything they sell is FRESH!

4 sweet potatoes ( washed and sliced )
sea salt – to taste
avocado oil – to taste
chipotle pepper powder – to taste

Directions

Next, bake for 18-22 minutes, depending upon how crisp you like them. Remove and cool slightly before devouring! 🙂

Another recipe we think you’ll love….

BEST BEAN BURGERS EVER

 

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, we love it when you do!

To yummy eating and better Health!!

xox

Laurie & Tiffany

 

Raw Macaroon Cookies

Raw Macaroon Cookies gluten-free recipe, sugar-free recipe

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Raw Macaroon Cookies

psst:  These yummy bites are in our new “Beauty In Every Bite DESSERTS” cookbook, in both vanilla and cacao!

These absolutely amazing Raw Macaroon cookies were one of our first successes with a “Raw” diet.  They are about as quick as ever to make and so delicious.  I love having them in my refrigerator for a quick snack that is full of protein and rich in nutrients.  And of course, gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, soy-free, peanut free and incredible!

AND btw, we’ve got some super exciting news! If you are re-doing your pantry and wanting GREAT DEALS on quality organic ingredients, you’re going to love our latest ORGANIC MARKET that we’ve partnered up with to give you amazing quality for a steal! Better than anywhere else we’ve seen, amazon included, and everything they sell is FRESH! 

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Btw, who said fast food had to be bad for you? hmmm, well not in our book! Here ya go! 🙂

RAW MACAROON COOKIES RECIPE

  • 2 cups raw organic almonds
  • 2 cups raw unsweetened coconut
  • 1/3 cup cold pressed coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon himalayan sea salt

Mix together in a food processor and roll into 1″ balls. Place in refrigerator 1 hour until they slightly harden. Serve.  Store in the refrigerator (if there are any left! :).

We think you’ll love these!! Let us know how you love them and how shocked you were to realize how quick and easy they were to make 🙂

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

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“Raw Beauty, Smoothies, Shakes & Creamies”

“Beauty Bite Desserts”

You guys are awesome, we feel SO blessed to have you in our lives! To YOUR HEALTH, it’s SOO WORTH IT & so are YOU!

xox

Laurie & Tiffany