Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Cosmic Pasta Salad Recipe ♡

Hello everyone! This is going to be a super random recipe post,
but I wanted to share this delicious pasta salad recipe with you all!

But I am truly sorry if it does not turn out well. I am a very inexperienced cook.
My palate is quite refined and I don't like to season my food too much.
I can taste the sweetness of a raw almond and the spiciness of a piece of celery.
If your tastebuds are like mine, then I hope you'll enjoy this recipe :p
♡ Please note that the ingredients I use are completely organic and suitable for vegans ♡
This recipe serves only 1 person :p

You will need:
1 cup cooked brown rice pasta (Tinkyada's Brown Rice Spirals)

1/3 cup cooked black beans (Eden Foods' Black Beans)

1 avocado with a sprinkle of lemon juice

1/3 cup nutritional yeast

Mix all the above ingredients, then add the salad on top.
You can also add the avocado in slices, separately with the salad.

Cosmic salad blend (Kind Organics Cosmic Blend)
This salad is a blend of lettuces, kale, pea shoots, asian greens, arugula, chard,
beet greens, corn shoots, parsley, dill, fennel, basil, lovage, cosmos, nasturtiums,
marigolds, dahlias, dianthus, carnations, roses

Himalayan sea salt, black pepper & Italian seasoning for taste

This will also taste great with some vegan herbed feta sprinkled on top!

Enjoy! :)

Friday, December 23, 2016

My Favourite Biodegradable Products ♡

As you may all know by now, I like to be more eco-friendly and have been
trying to reduce the amount of waste I produce. I have compiled a list of
some of my favourite biodegradable products!

To be even more eco-friendly, I have decided to take the natural fibre clothing challenge!
I just made it up, but if it's actually a thing, then yay! :p

Meaning... I will try to buy only clothing made from
100% Cotton, Linen, Silk, Wool, Cashmere, and Hemp :)
If you know of any other natural fibres, please let me know!

I love their bread. I have only tried the Ancient Grains Big Red's and The Queen's Khorasan.
Their plastic bags are also biodegradable. Yay! Their breads are also super nutritious,
organic and non-GMO.

These beautiful iPhone cases are made with flax straw! Unfortunately, they only
have cases for the iPhone, but I'm hoping they'll expand to other phones as well.
The cases have a smooth texture and the right amount of thickness.
This is also a Canadian company :)
and here is a photo to prove that I actually buy these things :p

I am trying out the whole shampoo line and I'm really enjoying the lavender :)
Fine Lavender is used in the ingredients list and many of you may not know this, but
there are many types of lavender! They all have different uses :)

Fine Lavender (Lavendula Augustifolia) is commonly used in aromatherapy, which helps to
promote relaxation! It has a complex sweet, refreshing and woody scent cultivated in the
south of France. I also have Fine Lavender essential oil for my diffuser and I love
using it in the evenings before going to bed :) Kashmir Lavender is also good for that.
I also love Matter Company's Biodegradable Soaps, especially the Rose!
I can't seem to find it on their website :( I bought mine at the One of a Kind Show in Toronto.

I hope you found this post helpful and interesting!

Happy Holidays! Stay safe and eat healthy! :p
Don't be tempted to intoxicate yourself with sugar and processed foods :)

Friday, December 16, 2016

New Skincare Picks ♡

I went to the One of a Kind Show in Toronto recently and picked up a couple
of new items for my skincare routine! It's pretty cold where I live and it's been
snowing all week. I was at work yesterday and there was one point where I just
turned to look out the window, and it was literally all white with some tree branches.
It was beautiful! :)

I haven't tried this out yet, but it was very moisturizing on the back of my hand.
I intend to use this as an intensely hydrating overnight mask. My room gets very
dry during the winter and this will be very helpful. I'm currently using an oil-based
serum at night, but even that isn't strong enough :p

Thayer's | Rose Petal Witch Hazel
I normally use the Lavender Witch Hazel, but they were sold out in the store and I couldn't
be bothered to order it online, since I was running very low. I've tried this before and I
personally prefer the lavender, but I'll give this another chance... and the bottle is adorable.

Watershed Naturals | Herbal Facial Peel
This is actually the first time I've seen a liquid peel! It's common to find them in Asian
beauty products, in the form of a gel. I love the light consistency of this peel! and it
really works, to get rid of the dead skin off the surface of your face/hands. This one also
contains much less and natural ingredients, compared to most Asian peeling gels.

Sukin | Super Greens Nutrient Rich Facial Moisturizer
I love the original Sukin Facial Moisturizer and have been using it for many years.
They recently came out with a new version, containing spirulina and kale! I was intrigued.
My friend picked this up for me, as a Christmas/Holiday gift :) Thank you Brenda! :)
I'll let you guys know if it's just as great or even better than the original! I'm still trying to
finish up my current daytime moisturizer :)

Stay warm and I hope to blog more during the holidays!!! ♡

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