Product Review: My Daily Essentials

There are some products out there that I keep buying and keep reaching for. My favorites are products I truly endorse and recommend on a daily basis. If you’re my friend IRL, you’re probably sick of hearing about these products and ingredients… but read on for the advice your skin has been waiting for. Tarte…

Summer Sun Products My Skin Can’t Live Without

Summer is almost here in the South. I still can’t believe I ever lived in NY where winter lasts a lifetime. Now that I’ve spent a few years in NC my skin has gotten used to the Sun. That doesn’t mean I’m skimping out on sunscreen though! Sunburn is obviously dangerous, and as I’m entering…

Simple Shopping List for Healthy Eating

Food shopping is one of my favorite things to do. I love making lists, and planning out meals for the week. I try to go food shopping once a week, but as someone with 6 jobs, there’s not always time to do that! I usually go to more than one store to complete a shopping adventure…

Pea Milk: The New Non-Dairy Beverage.

The first time I heard of pea milk, I was not enticed. But when I saw the unsweetened vanilla kind on sale at Harris Teeter (forever wishing I was in Wegman’s instead) I had to give it to go. The pea milk, made by a company called Ripple, sat in my fridge for a few days…

Quinoa Oatmeal

This oatmeal keeps well in the fridge for a week. It is delicious cold or warm and is perfect for breakfast on the go. I throw mine in mason jars or (let’s be real) whatever container is clean… top with some fun extras, and I’m good for the whole morning!

How Becoming Vegetarian Changed My Life

NEVER EVER IN MY LIFE did I think I’d stop eating meat. In fact, I use to make FUN of vegetarians and vegans. Until one day, when I had some really disgusting Pork Ribs. Idk what the issue was, but I felt like such SHIT afterwards, that I decided it was time for me to…

Papaya Smoothie

I’ve mentioned this place before, and I’ll probably mention it again. There’s this Spanish fruit and veg store called La Huerta right around the corner from my house. It is really the most magical place I’ve ever been to when fruits and vegetables are concerned. They have a wall of chilis, and they have so…

Bio-Oil: Nectar of the Gods

If there is any product I swear by, it’s Bio-Oil. I use this stuff for so many things. Most recently, I’ve been using it as a face oil before applying makeup. I love Kat Von D makeup products like the foundation and concealer, but the new concealer formula changed and it doesn’t sit as nicely…

Why You Should Be Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar Daily

Apple Cider Vinegar is one of the items I’ve been including in my daily routine lately. After doing lots of reading about it, I decided the benefits definitely outweigh the strong tingle of vinegar going down your throat every day. Plus, I kind of like the taste lol! When I think of vinegar, I think…

Sweet & Cheesy Breakfast Casserole

Everyone knows the struggle of trying to fit in a delicious and nutritious breakfast while only having a few minutes to spare in the morning. We are all guilty of just grabbing a banana or a granola bar and running out the door, myself included. Well to tell you the truth I was really getting…

Coconut Cake

Coconut is an ingredient that I have recently acquired a taste to, which is very strange because I usually like everything. I’m so glad I am beginning to love it now, because I knew it would be the perfect ingredient in a cake. I’ve had coconut cake from a few local restaurants here in Wilmington,…

Pan Fried Scallops with Lemon Orzo

Is it just me, or do not a lot of people choose not to cook scallops? I think that scallops are more of an ingredient that you would order at a restaurant, but why not make them yourself? It might not seem like it, but they are soooo easy to prepare, and they cook in…