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Thai Coconut Soup Recipe

mmmm…MoNdAy MuNcHiEs & Thai Coconut Soup! 🙂 xo

Thai Coconut Soup

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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

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!

Grain-Free Tortillas for cheaters! PALEO

YES! These grain free tortillas are for cheaters! We say that because they are super simple, no kneading required. AND as always, they are perfect for anyone on the paleo diet or who smartly wants to stick with a gluten free diet, grain free diet, sugar free diet, soy free diet, and chemical free diet. And of course, a motivational quote, perfect to help you to better health and beauty. Beautiful, that’s it. Please share with anyone you love and oh, comment below–we will reply back! Let’s do this! xo

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Grain-Free Tortillas for cheaters!

Why for cheaters? Maybe because you don’t even have to roll these cuties out! If you’re formally a fast food lover, because of the word “fast” then I think this is the perfect recipe for you.

And whether the people you’re cooking for are into eating clean and healthy or not doesnt’ matter one bit. They won’t feel like they are missing a thing when these yummies come warm, right off the stove.

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These Grain-free tortillas are for real, but if you don’t have a lot of time, or don’t want the fuss of having to roll them out to cook them, congratulations, you have just hit the tortilla lottery! 🙂  So yeah, call it for cheaters, for whatever you want, but we all know that the true title of this recipe should be Grain-Free Tortillas for Smarties!

You simply throw all of the ingredients in the blender, and whamm, you’re just about done! And  they really taste great too. They are soft, yet hold together well for stuffing full of fajitas or taco filling, or even for egg burritos.

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. 

Ready for a lot of fun? Here you go…

PALEO Grain-Free Tortillas

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Directions

  1. Heat a crepe pan over medium heat.
  2. Place all ingredients in a blender and mix well.
  3. Spray or pour avocado oil on the pan
  4. Quickly pour tortilla mixture onto the hot pan, turning to cover all the way to the edges of the pan.
  5. Allow to bubble, then turn with a spatula. Cook until done.
  6. Serve

Go ahead, go crazy! These are so fun and will totally rock your world. Let us know how much fun you have with them and all of the awesome ways you plan to use them!

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, enjoy, enjoy, and let us know your thoughts, ideas, and questions! Love you guys!!

xo

Laurie & Tiffany

Indian Veggie Wrap Recipe

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A healthy fix on your path to better health and beauty, enjoy this delicious Indian Veggie Wrap. It’s easy, simple, and delicious and especially great paired with our easy homemade grain free tortillas. And no, don’t panic, yes, it’s a gluten free recipe! all of our recipes are gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, soy free, and yes, of course, guilt free too! We’re also whipping up a motivational quote to keep you going strong. YOU can do it, and you ARE worth it! Please comment and share with anyone you love! xo
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Indian Veggie Wrap Recipe

I was in a wrap mood the other day…..no, not rap 🙂  but I was really craving an Indian Veggie Wrap… So I whipped this together with what I had in my fridge–I think you could really use what you want, but this indian veggie wrap recipe was really delicious!  

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Of course I tweeted it, yeah, I’m a nerd, but when something is so good, it pretty much has to be shared!  Then one of our viewers that we love, @mommawins asked me to share my Indian veggie wrap recipe!  So, loving a challenge, here it is in all it’s glory. Alright, let’s get onto this recipe. 

Wait, first, we’ve got some super exciting news to share!! 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!

INGREDIENTS

MAKES 6

6 homemade grain free tortillas (or certified organic corn or brown rice tortilla)
1 can or 1 1/2 cups refried beans

1 large organic carrot – grated
1/4 raw beet – shredded thinly
3 organic radishes – chopped
1 bunch cilantro
1 handful fresh sprouts
1-2 leaves red chard
1/2 teaspoon Punjabi Masala – this spice is a staple in our kitchen, it’s delicious on many things!
1/2 teaspoon kelp – excellent natural detoxifier (great source for naturally occuring iodine)
sea salt to taste
fresh peppercorn to taste
 
DIRECTIONS

Warm the tortilla on the stovetop, then add the above ingredients to your liking!This isn”t going to be an exact science, just more of a “prepare to your liking” recipe. So I’ve listed everything in the shopping list that will be delicious on these wraps, but you can pick and choose from the list, rather than adding everything on it, unless you want the diva treatment, which we love, of course!  🙂

Once you have all of the ingredients prepared in bite size pieces or smaller, just warm your tortilla on the stove for about 1 minute, then pile the yummies onto it and go crazy!

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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Let us know how you love it!

xo

Laurie & Tiffany

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The Best Bean Burger Recipe Ever

The Best Bean Burgers Ever

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The Best Bean Burger Ever

We think we’ve stumbled upon the Best Bean Burgers ever. Seriously. Yes, they are 100% vegan, no gluten, dairy, or soy.  Even the animal loving scoffers in our lives that have tasted these, were deliciously speechless (delicious because they were speechless, and delicious in how they were blown away, lol 🙂

We’ve been working up a great bean burger recipe and thought we were getting there. But the other day, I just went a little more crazy with the spices and came up with this recipe, which I really think is amazing! And I love eating it, getting the “greasy food “fix” while feeling better with every bite. No heavy bloating, or blah feeling afterward at all!

So like usual, we posted a photo of these “Best Bean Burgers” on our instagram, fb, and twitter..and the requests came flooding in. As always, we’re happy to share!

Also, here is the Easy Baked Sweet Potato Fries recipe in the above photo.

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live it in gratitude

Have you ever just eaten a meat patty??  It’s actually pretty bland by itself. I think that’s why the buns and all of the condiments come into play. But these have a perfect blend of spices that stand on their own. But to make it really feel like a burger replacement, we’ve added all of the condiments, minus the bun. You could add a GF bun, but we’ve found that a lettuce wrap alternative is seriously the perfect compliment to these delicious burgers (and you won’t feel like you’re missing out on a single thing!

RECIPE

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6

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!

INGREDIENTS

2 cups black beans – pre-cooked and drained
1 cup brown rice or quinoa – pre-cooked
1 small red onion
4 cloves garlic – minced
1 hormone free egg
1/2 tablespoon peppercorns – freshly ground
1 tablespoon herb mixture
1 teaspoon chipotle powder
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
3/4 cup GF oats – uncooked
sea salt to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

Drop all ingredients into a food processor and mix well.  Fry on the stove in avocado oil on medium heat. It should take about 5 minutes per side.

If you want to make these to BBQ on the grill, just make the patties in advance and freeze them, then place the frozen burgers on the grill and enjoy!

Mmmm, we can’t wait for you to try them! Let us know how you love them!!!

Now run on over to our yummy SWEET POTATO FRIES

HERE ARE OUR COOKBOOKS…

“Raw Beauty, Smoothies, Shakes & Creamies”

“Beauty Bite Desserts”

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enjoy, and enjoy better health too!

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

Gluten-free spaghetti tip

Gluten free spaghetti tip

Gluten free spaghetti tip

 

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The other day I had dinner at a friends house.  I think social settings can make things so awkward for a person with a “different than normal” diet, but it doesn’t always have to be difficult if we learn to think creatively.

So when I showed up for dinner and saw spaghetti sauce, enriched white noodles, and french cut green beans laying in waiting…I realized I had 2 choices.

#1 – I could eat what was served and feel like blahhhhh afterward, or

#2 – I could eat lots of what I could eat and avoid all of what I shouldn’t eat, or I guess there’s a #3 – I could freak out and leave, but of course I’d never do that!!  🙂

So, I chose #2 and got a smile on my face and headed right for those green beans.  I often make angel hair pasta at home, using zucchini noodles, so green beans looked like a pretty good noodle replacement to me.

And ya know what?  They were delicious -whew, lol!!

The funny thing is, I could’ve just eaten the regular noodles, but I really don’t like the way I feel afterward. So I did something a little bit differently, and walked away with more nutrients in my tummy and the host was happy too!  I loved her food and was able to make it a little creative and a lot of fun. Soooo, it was a win-win all the way.

I’d love to hear some of your thoughts, ideas & fun comments!  Ready, set go… 🙂

Enjoy your health!

xox

Laurie & Tiffany

 

Delicious Detox Salad & Dressing

Detox Salad & Smoothie

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Detox Salad & Dressing

I think detoxing sounds like the most disgusting thing ever. It sounds stinky and bitter and bland. At least that’s what I used to think. But this Detox salad & dressing will defy the disgusting image you may have in your mind (like I used to have.)  It is actually delicious, satisfying, and really makes you feel better and better with each bite. It’s awesome!

The funny thing is this post wasn’t planned (at least by us anyway!) It was just another lunch, but with detox in mind. And if you read our posts “My Healthy Diet Backwards,” you’ll know why. 🙂 But when I posted it through Instagram, the messages and comments poured in, asking us to post the recipe. So you can thank our cute friends everywhere for this recipe.

True friends are

the people in our lives

that make us

laugh louder, smile brighter,

& live better!

 

The salad is just nothing but nutrients and rich in omega 3 fatty acids, which are essential for safe detoxification. The omega 3’s are found in 3 items in this salad–the wild salmon, the walnuts, and  the extra virgin olive oil in the dressing.

For those of you who look at the ingredients and see, “nutritional yeast,” don’t be alarmed. You’ll stop scrunching up your nose when you learn how nutritional those flakes are, power loaded with B vitamins, in fact they happen to provide the only plant source of vitamin B12, which we never want to become insufficient in.  We love them! Nutritional yeast flakes have a bit of a cheesy taste and are also great to sprinkle over all kinds of salads and vegetables just as they are.

Another thing to keep in mind, is the cilantro is added because it is one of the best vegetables for detoxifying. It has been shown to actually help the body release toxic chemicals and heavy metals.  For that reason, I go out of my way to always make sure that I’m buying organic cilantro…can you imagine the chemicals something like that could contain if it’s not organic???

Lol, I think I may need your help!  I made this detox salad & dressing up, but can’t quite think of a name for it. It’s soo delicious, is a bit tangy, zesty…and very yellow. For those of you who try it, please help me give it a name!  That would be awesome 🙂 

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! 

 

Delicious Detox Salad

RECIPE

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4

Ingredients:

bed of dark organic leafy greens – washed well and chopped
1 bunch cilantro – organic, washed
1 cup blueberries – organic
1 cup strawberries –  organic
1 cup chopped wild salmon – precooked
1/2 cup chopped walnuts , raw
1/2 sweet onion

 
Amazing Detox Salad Dressing
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 Tablespoons organic apple cider vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
1 teaspoon date sugar or raw honey
1/2 teaspoon organic dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon organic black peppercorns

Instructions:

Wash and cut all of the vegetables and fruits, chop them, and throw them together.

For Dressing, Place ingredients together in a mini blender and blend until smooth. This dressing does not have to keep in the refrigerator, isn’t that cool!?!

 

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

 

Enjoy, and let us know how much you love it!

xo

Laurie & Tiffany