8.30.2014

Refreshing | Citrus Infused Water

I love starting off my mornings with infused waters! This morning I had orange, lemon, and lime infused water. I just cut off a few slices from each, and added to my ice water.


xo, p+c

8.27.2014

Dairy Free Coffee Ice Cream Float

Hello, pure deliciousness! Coffee and ice cream - COFFEE and ICE CREAM. That's all. Oh, and it's all Paleo.
  • 4oz Chameleon Cold Brew Black Coffee (don't worry Chameleon Cold Brew has the measurements on the side for easy pouring!)
  • 3/4 cup So Delicious Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 1 glass chilled in the freezer 


Add your ice cream to the chilled glass, and pour 4oz of the cold brew coffee over the ice cream. Enjoy!


xo, p+c

8.26.2014

Taco Tuesday | Tomatillo Salsa Verde

While shopping at our local farmer's market on Sunday, I picked up some tomatillos. I really love tomatillo salsa verde, and it would be a nice change to our Taco Tuesday dinners. I found a really awesome, and easy Tomatillo Salsa Verde recipe on allrecipes.com. This was really easy to make, and it made enough for a few dinners. I am really starting to get the hang of canning too!


xo, p+c

8.25.2014

Overnight Blueberry Chia Pudding

Good morning!! Happy Monday! Last night I made delicious overnight blueberry chia pudding. If you are looking for a Paleo breakfast that takes almost zero time to make, you should try this!
  • one can of full fat unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cap full of pure vanilla extract
  • blueberries
Mix all ingredients into a mason jar, and let sit overnight in the fridge! Enjoy!


xo, p+c

8.24.2014

Agua de Sandia

I love everything summer, and refreshing. Watermelon is one of my favorite summer fruits, and you can do so many things with it! I decided to make a agua de sandia - such a refreshing drink during those hot summer days! It's super easy to make, and it's a nice treat when you are craving something cold and sweet.
  • two cups of chopped watermelon (maybe a little more)
  • a few ice cubes
  • juice from half of a lime
  • stevia (I just used one packet of stevia)
Mix all ingredients into a blender, and blend until frothy - enjoy!! 


xo, p+c 

8.23.2014

Arugula Breakfast Salad

If you are looking for something different to try for breakfast - or really any meal - I really love a poached egg on arugula! I really love the taste of arugula, and it goes really well with my Spanish Olive Oil from Trader Joe's! This is also a great Whole30, and Paleo approved meal.

I just poached an egg - there are so many easy recipes on how to poach an egg on the internet! I added a handful of arugula to a bowl, seasoned with olive oil, and salt and pepper. I placed the poached egg on the salad, and seasoned the poached egg with salt and pepper! It took less than ten minutes, and it was really yummy!!


xo, p+c

8.21.2014

Paleo Shrimp Salad

Nothing like enjoying a great seafood meal during the summer! Last night I decided to make a Paleo friendly shrimp salad. I bought a pound of shrimp from Relay Foods, used the basic stuff we had in the kitchen, and fresh basil from my garden. It was super easy to make!
  • one pound peeled and chopped steamed shrimp
  • four hard boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup diced boiled red potatoes
  • 1/4 cup spicy mustard
  • two tablespoons olive oil
  • about three fresh basil leaves chopped
  • salt & pepper
Once you have everything chopped, mix all the ingredients into a bowl, and let sit in the fridge for about an hour or so. Next time, I will be adding some onions!

Enjoy!

 
xo, p+c

8.17.2014

Tea Tree + Coconut Oil Overnight Treatment

I have been reading a lot on essential oils lately, and all the benefits they can provide. So, I picked up a few basic ones from Wegman's. I found a really simple and easy overnight facial treatment on the Free People Blog, and decided to give it a try before bed tonight. All you need is tea tree essential oil, and coconut oil. Add a few drops to a tablespoon of coconut oil, and mix until a clear serum is formed. Next apply to your face, and wash off in the morning. Seems really simple!



Tea Tree oil is a good for redness, and acne. I don't have acne, but I do have some redness in my skin. I am all about less chemicals, and trying a more holistic approach to my beauty routine!

xo, p+c

OGX Repairing Awapuhi Ginger Shampoo and Conditioner

I had to immediately review this new shampoo and conditioner that I picked up at Target. Things that I enjoy: new shampoos and conditioners. OGX (formerly Organix) Repairing Awapuhi Ginger shampoo and conditioner smells amazing. It really makes my hair soft, but doesn't make it feel greasy. I don't color my hair as much as I used to, but I do blow dry, curl, and straighten. I don't have super dry or damaged hair, but it could use some help. If your hair needs some repairing, I would really recommend this product!

Another plus to this brand - they don't test on animals and it's paraben free!   



xo, p+c

8.16.2014

Happy National Honey Bee Day!

Today is National Honey Bee Day! So, I decided to dedicate a post to the bees! I am all for saving the bees! My backyard is full of pollinators, and they love my sunflowers. I even feed the bees watermelon rind, and created a bee bath from them!

8.15.2014

P+C Healthy Post | Cantaloupe & Infused Water

I love infused waters! If you drink a lot of water like me, and don't drink sodas, I really recommend infused water! This morning I had a bowl of fresh cantaloupe from the farmers market, and basil and lemon infused water. I just picked a few basil leaves from my garden, sliced a few lemon slices, and added to my iced water. I could drink infused water all day long!


xo, p+c

8.13.2014

Canned Tomatoes

If you have tons of tomatoes from your garden, or the farmers market, you should can them for your fall recipes! We make a lot of chili for football Sunday's, so I figured I would get started, and can tomatoes!

I found a very simple recipe on Yum Sugar's website! It was really easy, and there are step-by-step instructions with pictures. Canning isn't something that I have done often, but this is something a beginner can do! I bought a very basic canning kit on amazon.com , and it wasn't expensive at all!

Cannot wait for fall, football, and chili!!



xoxo, p&c 

8.12.2014

Trader Joe's Cooking Oil

If you are looking for Paleo approved cooking oils, I really recommend Trader Joe's brand! We were running low on olive oil and coconut oil, so I stopped at the Trader's Joe's by work. They had a HUGE selection of olive oils! I decided to try their Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and Coconut Oil. These will be my two go to cooking oils. I really love their Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil! I don't do a lot of cooking with coconut oil, but I use it more for oil pulling, and deep conditioning my hair - that will be another blog post :) !


I have never really shopped at a Trader Joe's, but their employees were very helpful. Also, I didn't find their stuff to be super expensive either. I only purchased the two items, but I didn't even spend $15. Which isn't bad, since I know I would have spent more at other grocery stores.

xoxo, p&c