Holy Moly, It’s Time to Cleanse!

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This past month has been a whirl-wind. I visited my dermatologist recently to have my moles checked. I'm quite molely and a few looked a little odd so I wanted to make sure they were ok. The whole ordeal was a little shocking and scary. In a small room, I sat in my underwear. My doctor shined a very incriminating light on me and sternly asked questions about my moles. "What do you know about … [Read more...]

Homemade DIY Liquid Foundation

Try this two-ingredient liquid foundation for preservative-free, non-toxic coverage. thesproutingseed.com

It's your face. Everybody sees it and you want to look your best, right? There's billion dollar industry out there to make that happen, but there's a cost. Liquid foundation is helpful to even out skin tone and cover imperfections, but smoothing on a foundation full of toxic ingredients does your body a lot more harm than good. The Real Cost Just the other day I caught up with a friend and … [Read more...]

Shirazi Salad and a Little Sunshine

Shirazi salad is the perfect summer side! thesproutingseed.com

We all need salads in our life. And a little sunshine. Salads are awesome. You can throw tons of healthy veggies in a bowl, drown them in yummy dressing and eat to your heart's (and tummy's) content. With bright flavors and crisp, crunchy textures, salads are perfect for summer and those longs days spent in the sun. Each week I'm trying to make a big salad to keep on hand and this week it's … [Read more...]

Healthy Weeknight Dinner: Scallops with Warm Arugula and Tomatoes

Healthy weeknight dinners are a must! These scallops with warm arugula and tomatoes take 20 minutes and are delicious! thesproutingseed.com

I don't know about you, but as the days get warmer, my desire to spend time in the kitchen lessens. We've been enjoying long walks with good conversation and trips to the duck pond down the street. Recently, we even treated ourselves to bikes so we can enjoy a leisurely bike ride in the evenings! I've yet to attach Ezra's bike seat. Even though I'm pretty comfortable riding a bike, I'm a little … [Read more...]

Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts Salad

this broccoli salad is so filling and delicious. It even tastes good as leftovers! #food #healthy #salad thesproutingseed.com

This Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts Salad almost didn't make the pictures. I couldn't stop eating it. It's so good. And I nearly gobbled it up before I could get it on camera. I restrained myself though because I really wanted to share it with you. Do you have a few broccoli crowns in your fridge right now? And maybe some Brussels sprouts in the back of your crisper, just hoping to get … [Read more...]

Grain Free Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

This grain free strawberry rhubarb cobbler is so yummy! #food #paleo #dessert thesproutingseed.com

I never meant to make cobbler.  In fact, I never meant to make any sweet treats this week. Determined on Sunday, I told myself starting Monday, I'd not make (or eat) any dessert this week (I ate too many thumbprint cookies!). By Tuesday I was seriously rethinking my claim. Ezra and I were laying in his bed, reading stories before going to sleep and we happened to read his favorite book about … [Read more...]

Zoodles! Gluten-Free Zucchini Noodles with Meatball Marinara

Zoodles! Zucchini noodles and meatball marinara make a quick, healthy weeknight dinner. thesproutingseed.com

Who knew weeknight dinners could be so quick and fun!? For Christmas, I received a spiralizer--and it's been sitting in a box ever since. I've wanted one for a while, but it looked a little intimidating. And a little time consuming. Taking it out of the box took my toddler ripping into it one day (and me running over to stop him--those things are sharp!). Once it was out, I realized it was … [Read more...]

Citrus Vinegar Cleaner–(that doesn’t stink!)

This citrus vinegar cleaner works and doesn't stink! I love it to clean my kitchen and bathroom. thesproutingseed.com

Ok, I love DIY, but I'll be honest. My husband does not.  Not all the time anyway, and especially when it comes to cleaning products. Most cleaning products have vinegar, a smell he strongly opposes. He'd much prefer a refreshing citrus scent. And if I'm honest...so do I. In hopes to rectify this, I decided to try this citrus vinegar cleaner. It smells great and will leave your counters shiny … [Read more...]

Simple Healthy Marinara Sauce

Love this simple, healthy marinara from thesproutingseed.com

Map unfolded and camera in hand, we stumbled through the cobblestone alleyways of Rome. John and I visited each "must-see" fountain, museum and artifact listed by my aunt who lived in Rome long ago. We ate gelato by the Trevi fountain, stared at the masterpiece of the Sisteen Chapel. We sipped "cappucios" and nibbled pastries, but we hadn't found our perfect Italian feast--that is until … [Read more...]

Grain Free Thumbprint Cookies with Strawberry Jam

I LOVE these grain-free thumbprint cookies with strawberry jam! thesproutingseed.com #grainfree #paleo #dessert

Baking is about to go on the back burner for the next few months. It'll be way too hot... so to enjoy the last few cooler days of summer, I made yummy, summery, grain free thumbprint cookies with strawberry jam! So go ahead, crank up that oven before it gets too hot outside and enjoy these fun little treats.Baking is about to go on the back burner for the next few months. These cuties are soft, … [Read more...]

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