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Compare + Contrast: Shift Your Beauty Social Media Lens


Doctor? Dentist? Maybe even chiropractor? How did we miss the memo that adulting feels like an ongoing list of health appointments in an attempt to keep us from falling apart. Well, go ahead and add vision to the unfolding list of responsibilities. No need to start squirming + hoping your insurance covers it because this one can be self-diagnosed from the comfort of your queen-sized bed.   With social media being the go-to destination of obsessing over your fave celeb, innovative style + of course picture-perfect hair, a thin line is created between inspiration + comparison. If you’ve ever felt drained, depleted or overly critical of yourself after your daily scroll fest, we’re here to order up a new prescription to shift your beauty social media lens.           Vision Test Just like going to the eye doctor + nervously reciting the letters off the chart you can clearly see, it’s the same when it comes to social media. Does everyone else’s hair, makeup and body look crisp and c... MORE

Something Light


 Shantelle Gary, herbalist, chef and food blogger at LetsBeVegan.com, is back with another quick and tasty recipe!  This week... Asian Eggplant Stir Fry!        The Ingredients 1 zucchini sliced 1/2 an eggplant peeled and sliced into small strips 1 tsp of minced garlic1/2 green pepper sliced1/2 red pepper sliced2 tbs of extra virgin olive oil1-1/2 tsp of fresh cilantro sliced 1/2 tsp of roasted sesame seed oil 2 tsps of fresh ginger slicedSea salt & pepper to taste    Preparation Start by placing a medium sized pan over medium heat and add in the extra virgin olive oil. Carefully add in the eggplant and cook for 7-8 minutes or until it starts to become tender and soft. Next, add in the remaining vegetables, garlic and ginger. Cook for an additional 7-8 minutes while stirring occasionally. Now add in the sesame oil and stir. Add salt and pepper to taste and cilantro. And there you have it!  Be sure to give this recipe a try and tell us what you think in the comments... MORE

Spice Up Your Wednesday


    Kale Butternut Squash Quesadillas By Shantelle Gary   I swear I never knew a love like this before……. Roasted Butternut Squash, Kale & Onions grilled in a spelt flour tortilla! I have no shame at all when I tell you that I ate all except one of them which is a testament to just how much I love my sister Tia who came over for lunch today. Lol. So, if you are looking for a new delicious healthy quesadilla recipe, look no further……. it has arrived.   Cook time: about 25-30 minutes Makes about 4 quesadillas     The Ingredients ½ a large butternut squash diced into ¼ inch pieces 1 cup of red onion sliced 1 bunch of kale cleaned and chopped 1 tbs of garlic powder Extra virgin olive oil for cooking Sriracha sauce Flour tortillas (I used spelt flour tortillas) Sea salt to taste 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast (optional) - If you’re new to veganism let me just give you the scoop on nutritional yeast. Nutritional yeast is a non-active yeast that is typi... MORE