Monday, September 24, 2012

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sadly I did not win the Youtube video contest for Naptural85's giveaway :( so sad, and so the streak of never winning random contests continue..... On another note, I am reading a wonderful book called Get the Sugar Out, Revised and Updated 2nd Edition: 501 Simple Ways to Cut the Sugar Out of Any Diet This book I came across while searching for another book while on amazon, and I fell for the old "rabbit hole" trick of clicking on purchases that customers who brought the first book also brought, but I am glad I did! This book is wonderful and simple to understand. I have read a few other sugar reducing help books before and this one is the most pratical and affordable to implement. I have yet to try some of the recipes, but when I do I plan on posting the results.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Youtube got me!!

Wow has it really been that long?! I will try to get back on my blogging buzz...anyway I did something I thought I would never do I posted a video on youtube :O Actually it as an original poem I wrote about why I love my hair. What made me succumb to the youtube video posting bug...hmmm a contest. Naptural85 who happens to be my favorite hair blogger/vlogger (no I'm not saying this to win the contest either lol; it won't help)is having a huge giveaway and she is giving away some good quality stuff. So I decided to take a shot and enter instead of just sitting on the sidelines watching. But it's so weird seeing my name up there under a video I rarely comment on youtube I get my info (mostly D.I.Y. tutorials) and go, but I do subscribe to alot of regular blogs and comment there. Anyway anyone interested here is the poem I wrote (please do not republish without permission)and you can view the video too :)

Why I Love My Hair

It's the way the Almighty adorned me
It's a characteristic of my beauty
It's the many leaves atop my tree
and like other leaves it blows willingly in the wind...
yes, my natural makes me feel free

Not succumbing to images of mainstream society, my hair makes me unique
Parading around with kinky-confidence is not for the weak

My hair is kinky-curly beautiful, its a conversation starter
Even though compared to others I may have to work a little harder

But that's ok, for like a chameleon my hair is for me ever-changing bliss
Straightened, braids, afro puff, or even twists

My textured hair can be styled, so it's beheld as art
Most other races don't have my hair; my hair sets me apart

Shea butter, oils, aloe, hair craves the best
and I thank the Almighty, for with this crown I have been blessed
And as I run my hand through with gentle care
I'm happy to have arrived...I Love My Hair!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Resource List for Cooking Up Beauty at Home ebooklet

Most of the ingredients found in the 4 simple recipes in my ebooklet, are pretty easy to find, but there may be a few that some people have not heard of, so here is a quick resource list:

Mountainrose Herbs---here you can purchase your essential oils

Mehndiskinart---here you can purchase shikakai powder and amla powder, just look under the "Hesh Herbs" category you can get the wonderful Unrefined Jamaican Black Castor Oil

Whole Foods Market---purchase the bulk or your items at your local Whole Foods, or trader joe's Trader Joe's is the bargain store for natural and organic products, they do sell a few products that are not organic though, so make sure you read labels. I purchase my jojoba oil there as it is good quality at a reasonable price.

More Beauty Recipes

Ok so we are not finished yet, here are some more recipes from our list of beauty foods we should be eating. Whenever possible buy organic ingredients.

I particularly like this recipe, because it combines the all too important beauty food: Salmon, with fruits and vegetables; need I say more :D


The following is an excerpt from the book "Eat Right for Your Metabolism" by Felicia Drury Kliment.

Salmon Filet with Mango Cilantro Salsa:

4 6-ounce portions salmon filet

Mango Cilantro Salsa:

1 ripe mango, peeled and ½-inch diced
¼ cup chopped scallion, green part only
¼ cup diced red bell pepper
1 tablespoon finely diced fresh jalapeno
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 small clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

Bake salmon filet at 400ºF for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the salmon. For Mango Cilantro Salsa, lightly toss all ingredients in bowl. Chill in refrigerator for at least 1 hour for flavors to meld. Serve salsa as an accompaniment to salmon. Mango Cilantro Salsa also goes nicely with grilled meat or chicken.

Yield: 4 servings

Nutrition Information: 245 calories, 7 g fat, 35 g protein, 11 g carbohydrate, 2 g dietary fiber, 88 mg cholesterol, 251 mg sodium

Copyright © 2006 Felicia Drury Kliment.

If you like the taste of Indian food (I sure do ;P) then you'll love this recipe...heck even if you don't this is just plain good.


1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 medium brown onion
2 cloves garlic (crushed)
1 teaspoon ginger (finely chopped)
1 red chili, seeds removed and finely chopped
1 teaspoon Garam Masala
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 cup red lentils, rinsed and drained
1 x 400 gram can chopped tomatoes
2 cups water
season to taste

1. Heat the oil in a heavy based pan and add the onion, garlic, ginger and chili.

2. Sauté until the onion is golden. Add the Garam Masala, turmeric and lentils and sauté for another minute.

3. Add the tomatoes and water and bring to the boil before lowering the heat. Cover and cook for 15 minutes. Add the seasoning and continue to cook until the dhal has a thick consistency.


2-3 cups small baby carrots (pre-peeled)
1/2 cup butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
fresh minced parsley and/or chives

In a medium skillet, melt butter. Add brown sugar, honey, nutmeg and cinnamon; mix together. Add Carrots. Cover; cook on medium low to medium heat for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. When finished cooking, the carrots should be firm, not mushy.

Remove from skillet and sprinkle with fresh parsley and/or chives. Serve.
These recipes are not my own original creations, they are brought to you courtesy of the or check out for info on organic recipes!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Ebook Update

My new ebooklet is now available for purchase! for under $5.00! "Cooking Up Beauty At Home" includes tips and 4 beauty recipes, including the one and only "Best Green Conditioner Ever!" This alone is worth the value, the other 3 recipes are extras. I along with some of my friends and family, honestly use these recipes regularly. My favorites are the conditioner and the "Barely There Evening Moisturizer" for oily skin. I decided to write the manual after being encouraged by friends and family to sell some of my products. These particular recipes however I will share with readers, and will be soon adding my store in the future (GOD willing) to sell some of my other products. Keep up to date by subscribing to the blog. Stay Tuned!.......

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Beauty Food recipes

So now you about some beneficial foods, but how do you implement them in your diet? Here are some delicious recipes to get more of these beauty foods in daily regimen. These recipes are brought to you courtesy of Edenfoods.

Spinach Spirals with Roasted Eggplant and Tomatoes

Serves 6 | Prep Time 0:55 | Cook Time 0:15

4 cups eggplant, cubed
1 large onion, halved and cut into 1/2" thick wedges
3 large organic plum tomatoes, cut into chunks
1 1/2 teaspoons Eden Sea Salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
1/4 cup Eden Extra Virgin Olive Oil
12 ounces Eden Organic Spinach Spirals
1/4 cup pitted black olives, halved
1/2 cup grated Romano or parmesan, optional
1/4 to 1/2 cup reserved pasta cooking water, if needed
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Preheat oven to 450°. Mix eggplant, onion, tomatoes, salt, pepper and olive oil in a medium mixing bowl. Toss to evenly coat. Roast 45 minutes until tender, tossing half way through cooking. Cook pasta as package directs. Reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water. Drain the pasta and return it to the pot. Add roasted vegetables, olives and grated parmesan. Toss to evenly coat, adding 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the reserved pasta cooking water, if desired. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Info

Per serving: 347 Calories, 13g Fat (34% calories from fat), 12g Protein, 46g Carbohydrate, 6g Fiber, 0mg Cholesterol, 613mg


Spinach, Tomato Pasta Soup

Serves 6 | Prep Time 0:10 | Cook Time 0:10

3 Tablespoons Eden Extra Virgin Olive Oil
6 cloves garlic, chopped fine
8 cup vegetable stock or water
12 ounces Eden Organic Kamut & Buckwheat Rigatoni, 1 package
29 ounces Eden Organic Diced Tomatoes, 2 cans, do not drain
any Eden Organic Diced Tomatoes
1 cup onion, diced
2 1/2 cups spinach, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped
1/2 teaspoon Eden Sea Salt, or to taste
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Heat olive oil in a soup pot, sauté the garlic and onions for 2 minutes. Add the water or soup stock and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and sea salt, cook 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes together with their cooking liquid and simmer on low until the pasta is tender. Add the spinach and basil. Cook 1 to 2 minutes and serve.

Nutritional Info

Per serving: 336 Calories, 8g Fat (23% calories from fat), 11g Protein, 54g Carbohydrate, 8g Fiber, 0mg Cholesterol, 178mg Sodium