Rediscovering Summer with LA MORENA®

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RediscoverLaMorena #VivaLaMorena #CollectiveBias As a native San Diegan, I grew up eating Mexican food and as an adult, I’m obsessed with trying new…

Beet Sabji Salad

Beet Sabji Salad

Beet Sabji is a delicious vegetarian recipe that is healthy, colorful and a crowd pleaser. The Indian spice combos of tumeric, ginger and cumin really jazz up the vegetables. Excellent dish to prepare in advance and serve at a lunch or dinner…

ALL good Sunscreens: Save your skin & save the planet!

Years ago, my family and I went to an eco-resort in Quintana Roo, Mexico. I was about to jump into the crystal clear lagoon until I saw signs everywhere that said, “No Sunscreen”.  Signs also advocated that we shower before…

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Must See: San Diego Zoo’s New ‘Africa Rocks’ Habitat Exhibits

Must See: San Diego Zoo’s New ‘Africa Rocks’ Habitat Exhibits

If you live in San Diego, or are coming to visit America’s Finest City this summer, you simply must see the San Diego Zoo’s latest habitat exhibits – Conrad Prebys Africa Rocks. As a native San Diegan, I have watched the zoo grow leaps and bounds […]

Cauliflower Pizza Crust – Gluten-Free

Cauliflower Pizza Crust – Gluten-Free

I asked my daughter what she wanted for her 8th-grade promotion dinner and said a ‘gourmet pizza bar’. Wow, fancy.

Pineapple Spinach Smoothie

Pineapple Spinach Smoothie

Infuse your summer smoothies with spinach! it’s pretty, and a way to sneak in extra nutrients such as potassium, iron and calcium into your kid’s smoohies! The pineapple, banana and maple syrup gives this super smoothie a tropical twist.

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Tofu Veggie Enchilada Bake with Simply Organic

Tofu Veggie Enchilada Bake with Simply Organic

As we mosey into summer, I get so excited to see bright beautiful bell peppers back in the store and bonus – they are inexpensive! Grabbing in season organic produce, I decided to make an easy enchilada bake for dinner using Simply Organic’s Red Enchilada Simmer […]

Pink & Purple Rice Noodles

Pink & Purple Rice Noodles

I’ve used vegetables and fruits to dye Easter eggs before, but I never really entertained the thought of dying noodles until now! Blue noodles are easily achieved by boiling red cabbage and then soaking rice-based noodles (or lightly cooking) in the colored remnant water.

Planning a Romantic Cuba Getaway

Planning a Romantic Cuba Getaway

With Cuba recently opening up to American visitors, my husband and I have been wanting to plan a romantic getaway, yet custom trip information has been hard to come by. A cruise to Cuba was an option, but one-size-fits-all  ‘shuttled in’ tourism is not the unique travel experience we’d like to have. Luckily, I have found that researching activities, lodging and day trips is extremely easy and interesting with Anywhere.com

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Confusion Around Mineral Sunscreens

Confusion Around Mineral Sunscreens

Dermatologists, retailers, and consumer groups are increasingly recommending mineral sunscreen products for their high performance and safer ingredient profile. But there’s one major mineral misstep: using plant-based ingredients that are not FDA approved to get higher SPF values. Yeah, that’s bad. And it’s happening more […]

Freshening up my Home Naturally with OdorKlenz

Freshening up my Home Naturally with OdorKlenz

As we roll into summer, my family starts to put BBQs and swim parties on our calendar, which means we’re about to have a lot of people over! I’ve always been very sensitive to smells, yet hate using chemical-laden masking agents to hide them. I […]