With the snow and chilly temperatures outside, it's time for a bit of aromatherapy warmth inside. These bright scents of citrus and spice can melt the feelings of lethargy that often accompanies winter. Scent your house and snuggle up over the weekend! Need to stock up on essential oils? Don't forget about the Aura Cacia coupon here! Save $1/1 Aura Cacia essential oil.
Surviving the Snow Blend
32 ounces water
5 drops bergamot essential oil
3 drops lemon essential oil
20 drops sweet orange essential oil
15 drops clove bud essential oil
3 drops ginger essential oil
2 drops nutmeg essential oil
2 drops cinnamon essential oil Directions:
Mix in a 32 ounce mister bottle. Use to mist the air throughout your home.
Vegetarians have been thrilled with the new Gardein products that have been arriving over the past few weeks. If you haven't checked it out yet, stop by Food for Thought and then head over to their website here and discover lots of tasty recipes to make these great products even better! Here's a yummy example which will be perfect as the temperature dips tomorrow:
Gardein Beefless Stew (as seen on Ellen!)
gardein beefless tips 1 package
vegetable oil 3 tbsp
pearl onions, peeled 10 oz
garlic, minced 2 cloves
celery stalks, thinly sliced 2
medium carrots, ½ inch diced 2
dried thyme ½ tsp
dried rosemary ½ tsp
flour 3 tbsp
vegan "beef" broth 3 cups
dry red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon 1 cup
medium potatoes, ½ inch diced 2
salt and pepper to taste
The weekend is over and it's back to reality! Each Monday we will post a four ingredients or less recipe to help you eat healthy, simply!
This week's recipe:
Soy Sauce & Star Anise Chicken
4 skinless chicken breast fillets
2 whole star anise
2 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp olive oil
(black pepper to taste) Directions:
1) Put the chicken breast fillets in a shallow non-metallic dish and add the star anise.
2) In a small bowl, whisk together the oil and soy sauce and season with black pepper to make a marinade.
3) Pour the marinade over the chicken and stir to coat each breast fillet all over. Cover the dish with clear wrap and chill for up to 8 hours.
4) Prepare a grill (We like to use our Foreman during the winter). Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade and cook for 8-10 minutes on each side, spooning over the marinade from time to time until the chicken is cooked through. Serve immediately.
It's important to start your day off right with breakfast each day...but it's even better when you can do it for free! Go here to request a free sample from Kashi. They are offering GOLEAN Crisp!™ Toasted Berry Crumble cereal, TLC® Dark Chocolate Coconut Fruit & Grain bar or GOLEAN Crunch!® Honey Almond Flax cereal. Yum!
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