Creamy Black Bean Pasta Salad (gf/vegan)

Have you tried the black bean pasta at Trader Joe’s? Love it? Hate it? We bought some a while back and were kind of turned off by using it in place of pasta with marinara sauce (which is what TJ’s recommends – bleh!) BUT using it for a zesty pasta salad — that we love. In…

Creamy Tahini Dressing (gf/paleo/vegan)

Problem: It’s frickin impossible to find a paleo dressing that is creamy. Solution: This dressing is zesty and creamy and would sub really well for a caesar salad or in place of mayo in a pasta salad recipe. Ingredients: 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 1/3 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons tahini 2 tablespoons lemon juice…

One-Ingredient Blueberry Popsicles

Did I mention before that I am hooked on making frozen treats this summer? Because that is definitely the situation. ☀️ This one is a no-brainer… The one ingredient (in case you missed it) is blueberries. Thus, these frozen treats are naturally sweet, tasty, and obviously gluten-free, paleo, vegan, etc. Hurrah! Not to mention, they…

Honey Nut Granola Bars

We’re currently obsessed with making snack bites using honey as the binding ingredient. It tastes great and is totally natural, which makes us super happy. They’re too easy for not to try making them… Hope you enjoy these seriously addictive honey-powered bites! Honey Nut Granola Bars Ingredients: 3/4 cup raw almonds (unsalted, rough chopped) 3/4…

Honey & Seed Bars

These yummy treats were developed out of a craving for those chewy lil Sesame Seed Candy (Pasteli) bits you can get at Greek shops. I wanted something just as subtly sweet and nutty but with a bit of extra health factor… you know, so I could eat more and it’d be OK. 😉  These are paleo,…

DIY: Essential Oil Bug Spray

This essential oil blend has been a staple in our apartment for the last few months. I originally mixed it to repel bugs naturally (the store bought stuff is SO full of scary chemicals and feels icky on your skin) but we fell in love with the scent and actually use it as a room…

DIY All Natural Dish Soap

Want to save a few bucks on dish soap without buying the who-knows-what’s-in-there stuff? You’re in luck! This recipe is for all natural dish soap using essential oils, lemon juice, and Dr. Bronners Castille Soap.

Mild Muscle Rub w Essential Oils

I recently started experimenting with essential oils and decided to take a whack at making an all natural muscle rub. This diy received raving reviews for scent, consistency and moisturizing properties from a few cyclist friends. The nice thing about this rub is that it’s easy to make, it works great annnnd (like I plan…

DIY Sugar Lip Scrub

Attention ladies (and some gents): Making your own sugar lip scrub is too easy to drop loads of Ca$h on at the beauty store, sorry Lush. Nowadays, sugar lips scrubs are everywhere… and they are damned expensive. IT’S SUGAR! Stop charging so much for it!! Here’s how you can make your own sugar scrub that’s…