Vanilla Berry Salad with Lemon and Mint
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Vanilla Berry Salad with Lemon and Mint
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries
  • 6 ounces fresh blueberries
  • ½ vanilla bean pod
  • 3 sprigs fresh mint (chiffonade)
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon organic sugar
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Instructions
  1. Wash berries and put in a medium size bowl. Set aside. Cut vanilla bean in half and scrape out seeds and put into bowl with fruit. To chiffonade the mint, stack leaves, rolling them tightly, then slice the leaves perpendicular to the roll. Add mint, lemon zest, and sugar to bowl. Stir until fruit is well coated with sugar. Let sit for approximately 15 minutes and serve. Can be served plain or over ice cream, Greek yogurt, etc.
Recipe Notes

Recipe courtesy of Carla Cohen.

Deodorant
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Deodorant
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Ingredients
  • cup coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons beeswax, grated or pellets
  • 2 tablespoons Shea Butter
  • cup Arrowroot Powder
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 25-30 drops essential oil blends
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Instructions
Essential Oil Blend Ideas
  1. * Vetiver, black pepper, and bergamot * Patchouli, clary sage, and cedarwood * Sandalwood, cypress, sage, and lavender * Lime, lavender, peppermint, and lemon
Instructions
  1. Melt coconut oil, beeswax, and shea butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir continuously until melted. Once completely melted, remove from heat and whisk in arrowroot powder and baking soda. Add essential oils. Mix thoroughly, but quickly as mixture starts to thicken. Pour into two empty deodorant containers and let deodorant sit until completely set (a couple of hours). Place lid on and use as you would any other deodorant.
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Recipe courtesy of Thank Your Body.

Find out how delicious organic eating can be with this tropical-inspired dish.

Organic Honey Citrus Chicken
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4
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4
Organic Honey Citrus Chicken
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4
Servings
4
Ingredients
  • 1 medium organic pineapple peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium organic jalapeño pepper seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon organic garlic minced
  • 1 cup organic orange juice
  • ½ cup organic lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh organic cilantro chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh organic basil chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon organic orange peel grated
  • 1 teaspoon organic lime peel grated
  • 5 large skinless, boneless organic chicken breasts halved
  • 3 tablespoons organic honey
  • 2 tablespoons organic butter
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Instructions
  1. Puree pineapple, jalapeño, and garlic in a blender until almost smooth. Pour pineapple puree into a large glass baking dish. Add orange juice, lime juice, soy sauce, chopped cilantro, chopped basil, black pepper, orange peel, and lime peel to puree. Stir to combine. Add chicken to marinade and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, turning often.
  2. Remove chicken from marinade. Using a rubber spatula, lightly scrape excess marinade from chicken. Strain marinade into heavy medium saucepan. Transfer ⅓ cup marinade to a small bowl and whisk in honey. Boil remaining marinade for about 15 minutes, until reduced to 1 ½ cups sauce. Whisk in butter.
  3. Prepare a grill or fry pan over medium-high heat. Brush the grill or pan with oil. Cook chicken, turning and basting often, with reserved honey marinade for about 10 minutes. Chicken should have an internal temperature of 165° F.
  4. Transfer the chicken to a platter. Enjoy!

With a light and airy scent, this blend is great to spray around the house while spring cleaning.

Summer Citrus Air Freshener Spray
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Summer Citrus Air Freshener Spray
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons rubbing alcohol
  • 4 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 3 drops lemon essential oil
  • 4 drops lime essential oil
  • 4 drops orange essential oil
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Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle, cover, and lightly shake to mix.

Looking for a quick and healthy meal? Try this classic soup recipe—guilt free!

Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup
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Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup
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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 package mini meatballs
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons Greek seasoning
  • ½ cup orzo
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Parsley (optional garnish)
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Instructions
  1. Add olive oil to Instant Pot and set to sauté mode. Add onions and garlic and cook until soft. Add meatballs and slightly brown. Add carrots, Greek seasoning, orzo, and broth. Hit cancel button and set to manual for 10 minutes. Do a quick release. Add spinach, red pepper flakes, cheese, and lemon juice. Stir until well combined. Top with fresh chopped parsley and extra Parmesan before serving.

With spring in full force, now is a great time to leave your carpets smelling fresh with this homemade carpet deodorizer.

All-Natural Carpet Deodorizer
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All-Natural Carpet Deodorizer
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 20-30 drops essential oil of your choice (lavender, lemon, pine, etc.)
  • 1 glass jar with metal lid
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Instructions
  1. Add baking soda to a clean jar and then add essential oils. Shake vigorously until combined.
  2. With a Phillips screwdriver, carefully poke holes in the top of the metal lid to create a shaker top.
  3. Sprinkle generously on carpet and let sit for at least 1-2 hours. Vacuum and enjoy the fresh aroma!

Packed with flavor and nutrients, this salad is the perfect pairing with any type of meal.

Spinach, Strawberry, and Quinoa Salad
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4
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Spinach, Strawberry, and Quinoa Salad
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4
Servings
4
Ingredients
  • 2-3 cups baby spinach
  • 8-10 large strawberries sliced
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 4 tomatoes sliced
  • ¼ cup nuts chopped
  • Dressing of your choice
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Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Add dressing right before serving.
Recipe Notes

Recipe courtesy of mayihavethatrecipe.com.

Refresh your home this spring with this homemade spray to create a clean, healthy home.

All-Purpose Cleaning Spray
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1 batch
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All-Purpose Cleaning Spray
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1 batch
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1 batch
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon liquid castile soap
  • 15-20 drops Pranarōm Good Samaritan Blend essential oil
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Instructions
  1. Add the ingredients to a 4-fluid ounce bottle. Fill the remainder of the bottle with either distilled water or white vinegar and shake well. Use this spray to quickly sanitize non-porous surfaces.

Add this tasty dip to any fruit, vegetable, or snack tray for a heart-healthy option that is perfect for sharing!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Dip
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Dip
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups low-fat cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup low-sodium peanut butter
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
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Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, stir cream cheeses and peanut butter together until smooth.
  2. Add chocolate chips. Stir together until well blended.
  3. Serve with celery sticks, apple and pear slices, grapes, or no-salt-added pretzels.

Who says Valentine’s Day can’t be about treating yourself too? These DIY bath bombs are perfect for self-care, and they smell amazing! Take some time to show yourself some love this month.

Heart-Shaped Bath Bombs
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Heart-Shaped Bath Bombs
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • ½ cup Epsom salts
  • tablespoons water
  • 2-4 drops rose essential oil
  • tablespoons coconut oil (melted)
  • 2-4 drops food coloring
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Instructions
  1. Combine baking soda, cornstarch, citric acid, and Epsom salts in a bowl. Whisk to remove any clumps.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix water, essential oil, coconut oil, and food coloring.
  3. Slowly pour the liquid mixture into the dry mixture, whisking as you go.
  4. Once combined, take a small amount in your hand, and squeeze together. If the mixture is still powdery, gradually add water until it holds together. Fill a heart-shaped mold with mixture, or shape into a heart with your hands.
  5. Allow to dry for 10-15 minutes. If using a mold, remove the mixture and allow to dry for 8 hours. Once dry, wrap in plastic or store in a dry place until ready to use.