From the Kind Kitchen: Peanut Butter, Banana, and Cookie Nice Cream

Summer might be coming to a close, but there is always room for nice cream! Follow this super simple recipe to make nice cream right at home with ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen!   Ingredients: – 5 Frozen Bananas (try to cut them before freezing them) – 3 Tbsp. Peanut Butter…

From the Kind Kitchen: Kale-Cheeze Sandwiches

When I was at my local natural market, I noticed that there was a table just for kale cookbooks, kale supplements, kale protein powder, etc. Most of us are aware of the craze surrounding kale, (and for good reason)! It is, after all, one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet, among having…

Kombucha: 5 Reasons to Try This Amazing Brew

For those of you who do not know what kombucha is, let me introduce this amazing, fermented tea! The process of fermenting tea for consumption dates back to 221 BC China and has been used throughout Eastern Europe, Japan, Russia, and a number of other countries for literately hundreds to thousands of years. Many called…

Coconut Peanut Butter Bombs: A Tasty Natural Treat for Your Dogs

Dog treats are available in it seems like every store these days. They are super easy to find and come in loads of different flavors, but have you ever stopped to look at what is actually in them? Not only do they have chemicals and preservatives in them that hard to pronounce, but often times…

Zero Waste Essentials: 8 Steps to Creating a Zero Waste Bathroom

People new to the zero waste lifestyle think zero waste in the kitchen is hard enough, let alone in the bathroom. Forget shampoo! What does a person wanting to live this way do about items such as toilet paper, tampons, sanitary napkins, deodorant, shampoo, etc.? What about the personal personal items, like lubricant, (If you’re…

Minimizing Room by Room: 5 Tips to Becoming a Minimalist

  Less is said to be more, (and can even reduce stress in some ways by creating less to clean up)! Recently, my husband and I decided to live a simpler lifestyle and agreed to downsize our belongings. Let me tell you, it is way easier said than done, (especially with a toddler)! After beginning…

From the Kind Kitchen: Aloha-vocado Smoothie

Ingredients: ½ cup pineapple juice ¼ cup pineapple chunks ¼ cup mango chunks 1/8 cup organic kale ½ of an avocado Cut up your fruits and veggies and add to a blender, (kale, pineapple, mango and top it off with the avocado). Pour your pineapple juice over the fruits and vegetables. Blend until creamy, (thank…

From the Kind Kitchen: Garlic Lemon Asparagus

Ingredients Juice from one lemon Garlic powder (1/2 Tbsp) Lawry’s seasoned salt (1 Tbsp) Ground black pepper (to taste) Asparagus (1 lb. washed with tips trimmed off) Non-dairy butter (1 stick or ½ cup melted) (Earth Balance brand is a personal favorite)   Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees and line baking sheet with tin foil….

Charleston Author Teaches Everyone How to Live Their Lives on Purpose

Katie Ashley, (local to the Charleston, SC area, yoga teacher, mentor, speaker, and a motivator of self-love among many other amazing things), has been through some trying times in her life. Between heartache, doubt, and admitting herself into a residential eating disorder clinic, doctors stated that she would be unlikely to recover from anorexia. After…

Book Review: Santa’s First Vegan Christmas

I woke up to my toddler son shaking my arm. “BOOK-IE! BOOK! READ-PEAS!” he shouts into my ear, as he continuously shakes a book in my face. After my toddler has been sick with a cold and fever for a few days, it appears that he is feeling better, and only wants  to read the…