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February 20th is National Love Your Pet Day

  Valentine’s Day is February 14, but did you know that February 20 is National Love Your Pet Day? It’s a great reminder to spend time with our pets, and show them the care and attention they deserve. It’s also a great opportunity to think about things we can do as pet parents to keep them happy and healthy. We bring pets into our homes because we value their companionship as part of our families. Unlike humans who can self-care, our pets are fully reliant on us to make decisions about what is ...
Tags: Pet, Cats, Dogs, Pets, Love, Day, National, Celebrate, Care, Healthy, February, 20, Psychology Today, The Pet Blog Lady, National Pet Dental Health Month, Petcurean


A Japanese charm redesigned to keep you healthy by syncing with the earth!

Omamori (お守り) are traditional good luck charms in Japanese culture that protect the wearer of the charm. The Japanese word “mamori” (守り) means protection, while prefix “o” gives the word an external movent connotation, transforming it to “your protection” and there are Omamoris for every area of life: love, health, luck, trips, success, protection. The concept of Kenkō is a futuristic take on the traditional Omamori, it does not cure illnesses or ward off evil spirits but it helps you stay heal...
Tags: Wellness, Gadgets, Design, Technology, Medical, Lifestyle, Health and Wellness, Healthy Living, Everyday Carry, Japanese, Healthy, Concept Design, Japanese culture, Product Design, Minimal, Edc


Feeling Down? Fight Back With These Top Tips!

Most people go through periods of feeling down. Some for longer than others. But fighting back is one of the most important things you can do. Sitting down and letting it swallow you up won’t do you or your loved ones any good. Instead, you need to try and push your way out of the slump. Unfortunately, it comes at different points of life. For some, middle age is a particularly hard period to get through. Others get it in their twenties or thirties. There’s no right or wrong. Everyone is d...
Tags: Health, Fashion, US, Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Canada, Exercise, Healthy, Health Tips, Hobby, Health & Fitness, Light Therapy, Home Life


Instant Pot Non-Dairy Yogurt (Cashew + Coconut Options)

For those of you who also make a lot of non-dairy choices, I feel like yogurt can be a tricky one. It’s so expensive to buy non-dairy yogurts, almost impossible to find ones without added refined sugar, and to be honest, I just don’t like the taste of most of them. So for a while I just gave up on yogurt altogether. It wasn’t until I got my instant pot that I decided it would be worth a try to make my own and so I’m glad I did! It’s not that hard at all and you can make a small or big batch dep...
Tags: Food, Sweet, Cook, Breakfast, Small Bites, Healthy, Laura Gummerman


How To Relax & Recharge in 2020

We live in a fast-paced world where so much happens in such a small period of time. Things are constantly changing, with new products, services, and ways of living emerging every minute. Sometimes you just need to learn how to relax and take time to recharge. Let’s look at a few ways you can relax and recharge in 2020. 1. Pause It can be hard to keep up with this urban, jarring lifestyle and hence a lot of people tend to get stressed out and anxious. Therefore, one of the best a...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Relaxation, Healthy, Relax, Spa, Health & Fitness


Easy Grain-Free Granola (Paleo and Gluten-Free!)

I love granola. I’ve made my own granola a lot over the past few years (we’ve got several granola recipes we love), but I wanted something a little different lately, so I’ve been making this grain-free granola instead! I love having it as cereal every morning or sprinkling some over yogurt with berries on top—it’s so good and super easy to make! Easy Grain-Free Granola (makes about 4 cups) 1 cup raw unsalted cashews 1 cup raw pecans 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds 1/2 cup flaked coconut 1/4 cup raw ...
Tags: Food, Sweet, Breakfast, Small Bites, Healthy, Laura Gummerman, Weekday Approved, Easy Grain Free Granola Paleo, Easy Grain Free Granola, xo Laura Easy Grain Free Granola


Healthy Chinese Food? It’s not the Food, It’s This…

Is Chinese food healthy? Although there’s something to be said for China’s excellent use of vegetables and limited use of sugar in their dishes, that’s not the whole story. Having lived in China for the past decade, I’ve discovered that there other factors that contribute to the notion of “healthy Chinese food”. My experience with healthy Chinese food has been quite positive. Despite my aversion to diets, I’ve lost close to 10 kg (22 lbs) during my first year living in China. A lot...
Tags: Travel, Diet, Australia, China, America, Blog, Xinjiang, Healthy, Lose Weight, Mao, US UK, Banquet, China taught me, Healthy Chinese Food, Chinese Meals Don


4 Big Health Benefits of Having a Good Diet

When thinking about your daily diet, thoughts of weight-loss and looking slim shouldn’t be the only thing that comes to your mind. A good, balanced diet packed full of nutrition will result in countless health benefits that are far more important than just losing weight. Here are a few ways in which a great diet can improve your overall health.  Heart Introducing whole grains and a good dose of fruit and vegetables into your diet does great things for your heart. These things help ...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Diet, Mental, Mental Health, Health Benefits, Healthy, Health & Fitness, Healthy Diet, Overall Health


Chickens Come Home to Roost

Wasn’t it hard to give up meat? Didn’t you crave your old favorite foods? Asked about my conversion to a plant-based diet, the questions are as predictable as they are consistent. When I went vegan, despite what my culinary background might suggest, I was not the least bit interested in food. In fact, I was a terribly picky eater, shunning all green vegetables, most fruits, and yes, any sort of meat that resembled the original animal. It wasn’t hard to make the switch because I barely ate anythi...
Tags: Food, Recipe, Savory, Baking, Dinner, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian, Protein, Cook Time, Al Dente, Meatless, Baking / Cooking, Teaspoon Salt, Tablespoons Olive Oil, Hannah Kaminsky


Honey, I Shrank the Squash

If the current state of seasonal produce has you down in the dumps, dreading another farmers market haul of little more than potatoes and onions, take a closer look at the hardier squash. You might have missed one bright spot of culinary inspiration on the shelf, tiny as they are at no more than 6 inches tall. Honeynut squash look like miniature butternuts, but boast a remarkably intense sweetness beyond compare. Darker, creamier, denser, and overall richer, they’re everything you know and love ...
Tags: Food, Cook, Winter, Recipe, Side dish, Baking, Healthy, Vegan, Gluten-free, Baking / Cooking, Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper, Hannah Kaminsky Cuisine, Tablespoons Olive Oil, Cloves Garlic Finely Minced, Teaspoon Dried Thyme, Servings Hasselback Honeynut Squash Print Homemade


Bean Me Up, Scotty

Is there anything less glamorous, less thrilling than a pile of beans? Common beans, simply seasoned beans, just cooked and served, not even drained of the excess pot liquor. The humble staple food has kept many afloat in hard times, but it’s not exactly something to write home (or a blog post) about. At least, that’s what I thought until I landed in Austin and had the pleasure of spending time there with born and raised Texans. They’d like the world to think that barbecue sauce flows through t...
Tags: Food, Texas, Cook, Austin, Recipe, Side dish, Baking, Dinner, Healthy, Vegan, Gluten-free, Scotty, Cook Time, Meatless, Baking / Cooking, Teaspoon Salt


20 Dangerous Food Combinations (according to Chinese tradition)

Ever wonder why you went bald?  Do you ever find yourself with a decreased vigor for life and can’t explain why? Did you suddenly go deaf without any prior symptoms?  How about an unexpected bloated belly or an intense case of diarrhea?  It may be that you had some dangerous food combinations…or at least so says Chinese tradition. Yesterday morning here in Xinjiang, China I had a lovely little surprise sitting on my desk… …a peculiar health notice from our local health center. I...
Tags: Travel, China, Blog, Carp, Xinjiang, Healthy, Shell, Heath, Xinjiang China, Amaranth, China Health, Dangerous Food Combinations, Rabbit Meat, Turtle Meat, Amaranth Food Combination Result, Persimmon Fruit Food Combination Result


Noshtalgia

Nostalgia (nos·​tal·​gia): 1 The state of being homesick : homesickness 2 A wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for return to or of some past period or irrecoverable condition Nosh (näsh): 1. Food 2. To eat enthusiastically Noshtalgia (nosh·​tal·​gia): Longing for a food you can no longer eat Every time I return to my hometown on the east coast, I’m hit by a wave of noshtalgia that could drown the strongest Olympic swimmer. Driving by the space where my culinary roots originally grew, at...
Tags: Food, Recipe, Baking, Healthy, Vegan, Salad, Gluten-free, Rice, Lemon Juice, Bragg Liquid Aminos, Baking / Cooking, Teaspoon Ground Ginger, Teaspoon Ground Cumin, Hannah Kaminsky Cuisine, Servings Lemon Curry Rice Salad Print Warming, Ingredients Lemon Curry Vinaigrette


Health Hazards You Expose Yourself To If You Don’t Sleep Enough

You feel cranky and unmotivated after a single night of poor sleep. You feel too tired to work, exercise, and eat healthily. When you deprive yourself of sleep repeatedly, you’re more prone to suffer from chronic conditions like diabetes , obesity, and heart disease. Lack of sleep can often make anxiety and depression symptoms more acute.   Whether you cannot sleep because you’re a new parent or because you’re working late at night, you will definitely feel the effects the next day. In...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Healthy, Health Tips, Health & Fitness, Sleep Problems, Sleep Habits, Health Hazards


Give It a Spin

If spiralizing makes your head spin, you’ll want to sit down for this one. Barb Musick turns this trendy kitchen gadget upside down, inventing new ways to use those shapely blades from dawn to dusk in The Vegan Spiralizer Cookbook! Yes, this is the very same Barb of the storied That Was Vegan blog, and recently released The Complete Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook. The Vegan Spiralizer Cookbook goes way beyond basic zucchini noodles to tempt with a full rainbow of plant-based ribbons, spirals, shoes...
Tags: Food, Review, Recipe, Baking, Dessert, Healthy, Vegan, Giveaway, Cookbook, Don, Barb, Spiralizer, Baking / Cooking, Barb Musick


A Date with Destiny

This blog post is sponsored by California Dates but as always, the opinions and experiences expressed in this post are my own. Prepare yourself for one hot date. No need to put on fancy shoes or spend an hour fixing your makeup though, because this eligible bachelor appreciates natural beauty, wholesome sweetness, and intelligence more than anything else. Rich, worldly, yet down to earth, its impossible to resist his charm. Ready to swipe right on this man of mystery? Well, I’m actually talking...
Tags: Food, California, India, Breakfast, Recipe, Baking, Bob, Cereal, Healthy, Vegan, Gluten-free, Aquafaba, Cook Time, Pistachios, Baking / Cooking, Sugar-free


Crunch Time

“Mmm, raw broccoli, my favorite!” …said no one, ever. Despite being well aware of this and sharing the general sentiment myself, still I set forth mowing down a crown of fresh, green, utterly uncooked broccoli with aplomb. Sometimes you’ve gotta go with your gut, and mine was telling me to embrace the grassier, fresher side of this ubiquitous staple. Something about the crunch, the more herbaceous, slightly pungent bite was calling to me. Pairing that assertive flavor with an equally bold, punc...
Tags: Food, Recipe, Baking, Healthy, Vegan, Salad, Broccoli, Raw Food, Meatless, Baking / Cooking


Three Ways to Stay Healthy at Work

When you do finally land your dream job, it can be tempting to throw absolutely everything you’ve got into it, particularly if it’s been a long time coming.
Tags: Jobs, Career Advice, Healthy


Fall Back Plan

Wet leaves slap the windshield, leaving teardrops in their wake, smearing across the glass before spreading their wings and fluttering away. Driving through a light autumnal drizzle is strikingly more depressing than a gentle summer rain. Fog obscures the road, blurring signs and stoplights into hazy, shapeless colors. I feel like my whole head is full of damp cotton balls by the time I finally shift gears to park. Fall is not my favorite season, but by no fault of its own. Signaling the end of...
Tags: Food, Autumn, Roundup, Recipes, Baking, Healthy, Vegan, Seasonal, Plant Based, Meatless, Baking / Cooking, Recipe Spicy Tomato and Chickpea Soup Generous, Recipe Spicy Carrot Soup Creamy, Gnudi Gnudi, Recipe Cranberry Chili Adding, Recipe Beluga Lentil Stuffed Delicata Squash


Minutes to Mealtime

5… 4… 3… 2… 1… EAT! I consider myself quite capable when it comes to whipping up last-minute meals and fast whole foods, but Nava Atlas has raised the bar to the next level. Now author of twelve cookbooks, 5-Ingredient Vegan, her latest entry to the burgeoning field, is yet another smash hit poised to take off in kitchens around the nation. Believe it or not, every single edible masterpiece is composed of just five ingredients. Skeptics may argue that such lofty words of praise are tainted with...
Tags: Reviews, Food, Cook, Recipe, Baking, Healthy, Vegan, Giveaway, Cookbook, Freebie, Easy, Cook Time, Nava, Entree, Baby Spinach, Meatless


Wordless Wednesday: Curry Favor

urry Panang Curry from Mai Kaidee (Cooking School, Bangkok) Mango Satay and Green Banana Curry from Mango Vegetarian and Vegan Eggplant Curry from Ruyi Vegetarian Khao Soy from Vegan Heaven       The post Wordless Wednesday: Curry Favor appeared first on BitterSweet.
Tags: Travel, Food, Restaurants, Thailand, Baking, Healthy, Bangkok, Vegan, Chiang Mai, Meatless, Mai Kaidee Cooking School Bangkok Mango Satay, Green Banana Curry, Mango Vegetarian and Vegan Eggplant Curry, Ruyi Vegetarian Khao Soy


Sticky Situation

So deeply rooted in history, so utterly essential that in many cultures, the word for “rice” is the very same word for “meal,” or just simply “food.” The whole world as we know it could have quite plausibly begun from a single grain of rice. Trying to break down the myriad varieties though, from ancient to modern hybrid, is where things start to get sticky. That’s exactly what I want to pick apart today: Sticky rice. For starters, sticky rice is distinct from common long grain white rice, and no...
Tags: Food, Cooking, Thai, Baking, Dessert, Healthy, Vegan, Rice, Whole Grains, Baking / Cooking


The Mother Lode

She a teacher, a cleaner, a party planner, and a cheerleader. She’s your biggest fan and most honest critic. She drove you around town after school while driving you crazy at the same time. She’s your mom, through good and bad, and while she deserves more than just a day for a lifetime of love, this coming Sunday is at least a good opportunity to say thanks. Naturally, I’m most inclined to express my appreciation through food. Fixing a fresh brunch spread for your beloved mother is really a gift...
Tags: Food, Brunch, Recipes, Spring, Baking, Healthy, Vegan, Mother's Day, Baking / Cooking


May Flowers

Long before it became associated with the labor movement and civil unrest, the 1st of May was a Celtic festival celebrating the fertility, the renewal of springtime, and the coming summer crops. Marked more by flowers and bonfires than any food or drink, it’s not exactly high on the list for modern revelry. That said, there’s no reason why we can’t have our bouquets and eat them, too. Nasturtium are some of my favorite edible flowers for their shockingly vibrant red, orange, and yellow tones, b...
Tags: Food, Instagram, Recipes, Spring, Baking, Healthy, Foraging, Toast, Edible Flowers, Baking / Cooking


Easy and Healthy Meal Prep Recipes

Eating healthy can feel overwhelming or like just another thing on the to-do list when you add it to all of the other things you have to accomplish and worry about each day. Let’s be honest, there are some days we feel like it’s a victory just to get anything on the table for dinner. These easy and healthy meal prep recipes will help you plan ahead and be prepared with healthy lunches and dinners that you can eat all week! Glazed Chicken – This meal reheats beautifully and i...
Tags: Food, Shopping, Lunch, Dinner, Healthy, Easy Recipes, Meal Prep, Home & Food, Lunch On The Go


Eat to Beat Anxiety

The connection between diet and mood is more than just food for thought. “A very large body of evidence now exists that suggests diet is as important to mental health as it is to physical health,” according to Felice Jacka, and she should know. She’s the president of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research. “A healthy diet is protective and an unhealthy diet is a risk factor for depression and anxiety.” As someone how suffers from both, I’m acutely aware of the difference i...
Tags: Wellness, Food, Recipe, Drink, Baking, Chocolate, Healthy, Smoothie, Cbd, Maca, Felice Jacka, Rolled Oats, Baking / Cooking, Hannah Kaminsky Cuisine, Serving Calming CocoaNut Malt Shake Print Malt, Tablespoons Cocoa Powder


Poppy Seed Dressing

One of my favorite throw-together-quickly lunches involves topping a bed of greens with whatever fruit I have (berries, grapes, mandarin slices, etc.), a big handful of cooked pasta, and drizzle of dressing. That’s it. Super simple, super filling, and overall pretty dang healthy. And one of my very favorite (and easy to make at home) dressings is poppy seed dressing. It’s bright and flavorful and I love it on almost any random salad ingredients I end up using. Personally, my favorite poppy seed ...
Tags: Food, Meal Ideas, Healthy, Salads, Emma Chapman, Caesar, xo Emma Poppy Seed Dressing


Mandarin Easter Bunny Craft For Kids

I have always loved Easter ever since I was little. I have such fond memories of the giant table at my grandma’s that we would sit at with my extended family after church to have a huge brunch together and we would get to sit at the “kids’ table,” which was usually just one end of the big table where they put all the cousins together. I thought this year would be a fun time to make an edible Easter decoration for a kids’ table and try it out on our toddler to see if she approves. Since I love s...
Tags: Food, Crafts, Sponsored, D.I.Y. Project, Kiddo, Celebrate, Healthy, Easter, Laura Gummerman, xo Laura Credits Author, Mandarin Easter Bunny Craft For Kids


Pineapple Cake with Crushed Pineapple Topping

Pineapple cake is the stuff dreams are made of, especially if you are looking for a low calorie, low fat dessert option! Only two ingredients are required to make this angel food cake with pineapple. You can skip the crushed pineapple topping and enjoy this light cake with chopped fresh fruit or a dollop of […] The post Pineapple Cake with Crushed Pineapple Topping appeared first on Oh My! Sugar High.
Tags: Food, Dessert, Healthy, Cakes & Cupcakes, Weight Watchers, Angel Food Cake, Pineapple Cake, SmartPoints, Crushed Pineapple, Pineapple Angel Food Cake, Pineapple Topping


If it Ain’t Got That Spring, Then it Don’t Mean a Thing

Fleeting warm breezes tease on cool mornings, while sporadic rays of sun manage to break through cloud cover, gently kissing still frozen earth. Tempting, taunting, spring arrives in maddening snippets too short to savor at first. Right when you begin to peel back layers of heavy sweaters and fold up thick comforters, winter rages back in with a vengeance, more brutal than before, crystallizing budding sprouts into frosted popsicles or piling on a fresh coat of ice, depending on your locale. Eve...
Tags: Food, Recipe, Baking, Healthy, Dip, Snack, Vegan, Mother Nature, Appetizer, Don, Baking / Cooking, Cloves Garlic Minced, Barcelona Restaurant, Servings Pea Leaf Cazuela Print Embrace, Tablespoons Olive Oil, Teaspoons Ground Cumin