WrawP Healthy Rollups Five Ways {Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, And Soy Free}

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While embarking on my journey with Hashimoto’s and exploring the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP), I was disappointed by the lack of good, clean healthy wrap options out there. While I’ve since been able to re-introduce many foods on the AIP, I’m still avoiding gluten and dairy as my body continues to heal.

It’s been getting easier (and honestly quite fun!) to cook wholesome, clean meals, but sometimes a gal just wants a good ol’ wrap, and unfortunately the items on the market were either lacking flavor, super processed or just plain boring. After doing some research, I discovered WrawP, and I instantly fell in love.

Created by a raw foodie, these wraps are super nutritious without lacking in taste or quality. The ingredients are simple and come from real foods like spinach, zuchhini, flax seeds, coconut and spices, all dehydrated into one delicious wrap.

I love that you can incorporate them into any kind of diet, whether you’re a raw foodie, vegan, paleo, gluten free or just looking for ways to up your wrap game the healthy way!

5 simple ways to get your WrawP on!

Curry Coconut Nori with Chicken Salad: Fill a Curry Coconut Nori WrawP with Read More!

Weekly Healthy Chicks in the Community Feature: Katie Tiezzi From Kindred Spirits

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I am beyond excited to introduce you to this week’s feature on Healthy Chicks in the Community, a weekly series highlighting rockstar Girl Bosses doing their thang in the wellness industry. Every so often in life, you meet someone who touches you so deeply — who touches your soul. Katie is one of those sweet beings for me!

I met Katie a couple years ago when I was going through a super rough patch at work. I was unsure of my path and feeling extremely lost, so I decided to book a Spiritual Energy Healing session with Katie from Kindred Spirits. While I went into the session not having a clue what to expect, I left with the utmost peace, clarity and five pages of notes. I’ve since been back several times, and each time leave feeling lighter and more sure of myself.

Katie has a gifted ability to tap into your intuition unlike anyone I’ve ever met, gently guiding you to listen within (while also sharing beautiful messages from spirit). To anyone who is going through a transition or tricky time, I honestly couldn’t recommend her enough. Without further adieu, it’s my honor to introduce you to this … Read More!

Recipe: Springtime Vegan Basil Cashew “Cheese”

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Did you know you can create your own vegan “cheese” using cashews? I love how simple this recipe is, and that it’s free from dairy, gluten and any sketchy additives. It’s just real, pure ingredients made with love from my kitchen to yours. The fresh basil gives this version a nice springtime kick that I know you’ll absolutely love. Enjoy!

Springtime Basil Cashew “Cheese” 

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. cashews (ideally soaked in water for a couple hours)
  • handful fresh basil
  • few generous shakes nutritional yeast
  • 1 TB. lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1/2 c. water (you won’t need as much if you soak the cashews)

In a food processor, combine the cashews, basil, nutritional yeast, lemon juice,  and garlic. Pulse. Pour in water slowly, pulsing until the consistency of your liking. Add sea salt to taste. Serve over salad or as a side dish with gluten free crackers and fresh veggies. Note: I love using Organic Living Superfoods “Sour Cream & Chive” Cashews for extra flavor!Read More!

Weekly Healthy Chicks in The Community Feature: Paige Lawrence From Gluten Free Ghouls

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Happy Friday everyone, and it sure is a happy Friday indeed! Not only is it time for weekend vibes, but I’m also shipping off for a family vacation to South Carolina. My husband, sister, brother-in-law, mom and dad are all hopping into a giant van together to drive down to warmer weather and beach days. I could totally use a big dose of that Vitamin D, and couldn’t be more excited to just unplug, relax and chill out with the sand between my toes.

OK, enough bragging, we’re onto this week’s feature for Healthy Chicks in the Community, a weekly series highlighting rockstar Girl Bosses doing their thang in the wellness community. I’m super psyched to introduce you to Author, Illustrator and all-around genuine soul Paige Lawrence. Funny enough, I met Paige through my dad who went up to her at a Starbucks to tell her about my blog. (If you know my dad, this is totally not a surprise at all, he’s my biggest fan!)

I’m so glad we connected, because I quickly found out that Paige is the Author and Illustrator behind children’s book series Gluten Free Ghouls, educating and spreading awareness around food allergies in a … Read More!

My Etsy Shop Is Now Open For Business Featuring Spark Your Bliss Affirmation Card Deck!

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I’m open for business!

About two years ago, I set the intention to create my own affirmation card deck, but then the fears got in the way (But, what if I fail? But how will I stand out?) and so I put it on the back burner. Last summer, a little voice inside me gave me the courage to finally START, and I spent the end of summer / early fall writing content for 36 affirmation cards. I hired my rockstar creative team Chantelle Davis Gray and Precious Little Illustration to help with design, and got cracking.

By the end of 2016, I launched my Kickstarter campaign to officially kick things off with “Spark Your Bliss: 36 Practical Affirmations to Set Your Soul on Fire.” The rest is history, and I couldn’t be more grateful for the love & support I’ve received from the community thus far. It brings me so much joy to know that my cards are making a difference in so many homes across the country.

This week is a big one for me as I officially launched my Etsy shop so you can now buy these beauties online! (Individual PayPal transactions … Read More!

How to Keep a Positive Mindset During The “Bad Days” (While Also Keeping it Real)

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One of my favorite tanks I have has the words “No Bad Days” printed in big, black bold lettering. While it may sound a little extreme and preachy to tout that, it’s the meaning behind it that I love most. In reality, there’s going to be tough times and crazy sh*t that life throws at you, but it’s the way you handle those hardships that speaks volumes.

Life isn’t always rainbows and butterflies, and I don’t think we should pretend that it is. (BTW, anyone who claims that’s how is it, I think is living in a different Universe.) However, I’m a firm believer that life is what we make of it, and while we can’t control everything that happens to us, we can control our mindset. My “No Bad Days” tee reminds me that even when things aren’t going my way, it doesn’t have to completely ruin my day, week or heck even month. It just means I may need to take a new turn and look at things a little differently.

Learning From The Tough Times

One of the most challenging times for me was about a year ago when I decided to leave my full-time job for … Read More!

Weekly Healthy Chicks in the Community Feature: Ariel Pierre from The Amethyst Mermaid

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Happy Friday, ladies! It’s been a while (too long!), but I am finally bringing back my weekly Healthy Chicks in the Community series, highlighting rockstar Girl Bosses doing their thang in the wellness community.

I’m psyched about this week’s feature, Ariel Pierre from The Amethyst Mermaid. Ariel and I first connected on instagram a few months ago because she loved my Spark Your Bliss Cards, and I loved her gorgeous handmade crystal jewelry. Clearly, we were a perfect match. Not only does this beauty make fab jewelry, but she’s also a Spiritual Coach, Intuitive Artist, and Oracle Counselor. Follow her on instagram for some serious inspiration; she literally lives and breathes wellness & good vibes. Without further adieu, I’ll let Ariel take it from here!

P.S. Ariel is giving away a handmade Rose Quartz necklace to one lucky reader! You can enter here on my instagram page

NAME: Ariel Pierre

DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS/LINE OF WORK: Holistic / Spiritual Living

WHERE YOU LIVE: Daytona Beach, FL

ETSY SHOP: www.etsy.com/shop/TheAmethystMermaid

HOW YOU SERVE THE COMMUNITY THROUGH YOUR WORK: I try to share as much of myself as possible and be raw and open. I think that sounds like such … Read More!

Recipe: Coconut Shrimp Scampi with Carrot & Zucchini “Noodles” {Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free}

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Lately, I’ve become quite obsessed with authentic Thai food. I love the warming spices, coconut milk and citrusy notes incorporated in the recipes. To me, that’s comfort food at its finest. This recipe is a fusion between Thai and Italian cuisine. It has the flavors you know and love from Thai food, and a familiar taste of shrimp scampi (without all the extra carbs and butter). With spiralized zucchini and carrots instead of pasta, this recipe is free from gluten, dairy and soy. Enjoy! 

Coconut Shrimp Scampi with Carrot & Zucchini “Noodles”

  • 2-3 large zucchini
  • 3-4 carrots OR bag of frozen “carrot noodles” (I found them at Trader Joe’s)
  • 1 pound cooked fresh of frozen shrimp
  • 1 c. grape tomatoes
  • 1 can artichokes, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 TB olive or coconut oil
  • ~ 1/2 can coconut milk
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • ~2 TB fish sauce (add more if needed)
  • handful fresh basil
  • sea salt & black pepper to taste

1. Sauté garlic in a little olive or coconut oil on low heat. Add in lemon juice, fish sauce & coconut milk, and stir.

2. In the meantime, thaw your cooked shrimp or if fresh, peel and de-vein. You … Read More!

What Brought Your the Most Joy as a Little Kid? Incorporate Those Things Into Your Life Now!

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Last week when I was chatting with Beth Hopkins of Shamanuti for an article I wrote for Well Insiders, we got to talking about the things that brought us the most joy as a little girl. Beth told the most beautiful story of how at just five years old, her and her cousin would make floral waters to sell to friends of her grandparents and the local community of the Gardener’s Cottage she grew up in. Each year, she’d wait for the violets and lilacs to bloom, since those made the loveliest waters.

Little did she know that years later her passion for hand-crafting floral waters would lead to the start of her business, Shamanuti, which specializes in natural products utilizing plant-based ingredients found in nature.

It’s funny how our passions as a little kid tend to stick with us, and perhaps maybe we should think more often about what made us happy growing up. I too had a similar story as Beth, and was inspired to dig a little deeper last year when gearing up to leave my full-time job.

I vividly remember sitting with my Energy Healer Katie, pouring my heart out to her about feeling … Read More!

Top 20 Healthy Gluten & Dairy Free Snacks That Taste Good (& Are Made with Real Ingredients)

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I don’t know about you, but I love to eat. I absolutely adore food, and love filling my body with the foods that work for me.

When you really tune into your body, you’re able to notice which foods work well for you (your “humming foods”) and which bring you down or suck your energy. It’s also important to note that this may change over time, with the seasons or in different chapters in your life!

One food group that doesn’t mesh so well for me (and hasn’t for a while) is gluten. Therefore I’ve adapted a mainly gluten free diet for many years now, and a few months ago made the decision to go 100% gluten free for health reasons. You can learn all about my journey with Hashimoto’s & optimizing my diet here!

Anyway, when I first began eating gluten free in college I wasn’t very smart about it. Let’s just say I ate a lot of “gluten free” junk food at the time, and didn’t really understand the fact that ingredients matter…like a lot.

I now know that the QUALITY of your food is so extremely important, and just because something is “gluten … Read More!

 
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