Confession time – I have never liked the taste of coffee, but I have ALWAYS loved the smell. I sneak through the coffee aisle for a moment of aroma therapy whenever I have the chance. While I don’t keep coffee on hand to drink, I do keep it on hand for homemade self-care products. This grounded coffee scrub is a personal fave. With only 3 ingredients, it’s incredibly easy to make. Your nose and your skin will thank you.
The weather has been so kind to us lately in my neck of the woods… I’ve had the AMAZING opportunity to unzip my jacket during my walks (it’s the little things in life) and I have been loving it! We are expecting another cold snap, and I’m certain that a snowstorm or two will find us, but all this warmth has left me with a craving for warmer weather. And while I can’t make the seasons change any faster, I can certainly pretend with a tropically themed pineapple smoothie! I’m sipping this on a beach in my imagination… care to join me?
Exciting news! I bought a donut pan! Seriously… if you don’t have one, I highly encourage you to go get one. Go pick one up right now if you can. I’ll wait…
I have no idea what I’ve been waiting for. It turns out that donuts are pretty easy to throw together. It took me a couple of tries, but I came up with a donut recipe I may be a little obsessed with (healthy donuts 3 times this week isn’t a bad thing, right?) Super bonus? They cook in 10 minutes! Say what?! This is seriously an exciting development in the Health-Esteemie House. I can’t wait until you try them.
Health-Esteem Queen Francesca, the creative mind behind Plantifully Based, is an absolute delight! This girl proves that you can health up literally anything. Her mouth watering, vegan recipes are a must try for all. And her honest, down to earth and delightfully kind personality is impossible not to love. Her inspiring Instagram and YouTube Channel are an alluring and inspiring mix of delicious recipes; there’s something for everyone. And she adds her golden touch, sharing her outlook and motivations with each new creation.
I am overjoyed to have the opportunity to introduce the gorgeous Health-Esteem Queen Francesca and share the magic of her amazing creation, Plantifully Based.
French fries are a classic for a reason! They pair well with so many things. I swear, fries can be foodie friends with almost anything! They’re well loved by many and totally adaptable. And, my favourite, they’re easy to share (whilst still getting your fill ^^). But, unfortunately, they’re often deep fried, greasy, fast food nightmares… I swore that kind of junk off many moons ago.
But dude, you can have your French fries and eat them too! This foodie classic doesn’t need to be bastardized into a questionable, unhealthy junk food. And you don’t even have to fry them if you want them to be crispy. Healthy, delicious and easy are my ideas of heaven. So I made it my mission to come up with healthy, delicious fries stat!
These Rosemary Dill French Fries are crispy, baked goodies, and I swear they are as delicious as their fried counterparts. Minimal effort, minimal ingredients and healthy coconut oil. Booyah!
I’ve been obsessed with blueberries lately! And who can blame me? Full of phytonutrients, including tons and awesome antioxidants (which are extra good for us thyroid disease warriors). Bursting at the seams with nutrients like vitamins C and K, manganese, copper and fiber. Blueberries offer cardiovascular and vision support, they help promote optimal cognitive benefits and have favourable effects on our blood sugar (source). With all this (and my obsession) in mind, I decided to create a blueberry milkshake. It’s to die for!
Nothing goes hand in hand with winter quite like Hot Chocolate. When the winter chill has weaseled it’s way into your core, a nice, steaming cup of hot chocolate does wonders to loosen it’s grips. My husband LOVES it… I think many of those living in a winter wonderland are hot chocolate fans. Unfortunately, I am the odd man out. I’m not a fan of hot drinks… and so, I often enjoy my ‘hot’ chocolate cold. Thank goodness for freezers. But, hot or cold, the flavour is always marvelous. Chocolate is the ultimate soul food, am I right?!
Unfortunately, my tastes in drinks often leads me to forget to treat my hubby, Adrien, to hot chocolate! I realized this yesterday and decided to create something special for him. And since I am certain that many of you share the hot chocolate love, I’m happy to provide you with the recipe. I, of course, enjoyed it cold. Something you can do as well if you share my tastes!
I’m going through a buckwheat pancake phase and I am so excited to share! After finally inventing Gluten Free Buckwheat Pancakes I’m excited about (recipe here) I continued to create and I came up with these adorable, delicious Mini Buckwheat Pancakes. They’re vegetarian (with a simple switch if vegan), gluten free, paleo and refined sugar free… I know that sounds like a lot of “free” but these babies refused to be anything but delicious. So go ahead and treat yourself to these healthy, guilt-free breaky delights.
Are you cheese obsessed like I am, but dairy-free? I have been extremely lactose intolerant for most of my life, and have also had a love affair with cheese for as long as I can remember. Not a great mix! But Nutritional Yeast found me and I am hooked. Trust me, you need this beautiful, B Vitamin Complex in your life! Not only can you use it to create Vegan Mac and Cheese (recipe here), you can also make this delicious, vegan cheesy chickpea recipe! Heck yea!
Healthy Rice Crispy Treats with less than 10 ingredients? With caramel and chocolate? Is this divine goodness even possible?
Yes my fellow sweet treat fans. Yes it is! Rice Crispy Squares needed a healthy makeover and my taste buds and I were more than happy to oblige.