7-day Yoga Stress Detox

7-day Yoga Stress Detox

Feeling stress overload? Try these relaxing yoga poses to get yourself back in balance pronto.
Too much stress can reduce your productivity, making it hard to stay ahead of the game. Try this 7-day stress detox that can reduce anxiety and recenter you whenever you start to feel overwhelmed.

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What’s the Difference Between Refined and Unrefined Avocado Oil?

What’s the Difference Between Refined and Unrefined Avocado Oil?

It’s pretty much a given at this point that avocado oil is one of the best oils that you can use, period. It has a zillion health benefits, both internal and external, can be used for things around the house, and is generally useful as heck! But there are different types and categories of avocado oil. How do you know which to use? Read on for a good explanation.

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Slow Cooker Beef and Black Bean Chili

Slow Cooker Beef and Black Bean Chili

Every year around this time, I vow to use my Crock Pot more and more, but the urge comes and goes, usually with a few mediocre slow cooked meals under my belt.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the “set it and forget it” idea of the slow cooker, but I’m rarely amazed by anything that comes out of it. Once in a while, though, I hit a home run, like this chili recipe. Chili is what the slow cooker was made for. It needs that long, slow simmer to develop flavor, and with a Crock Pot, you get that while also being able to leave for the day.

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Homemade Face Creams to Beat the Winter Chill

Homemade Face Creams to Beat the Winter Chill

Winter has to be my favorite season: the colors are stunning, I can finally ditch the shorts, vest tops, and flip-flops (my wardrobe staple in a vain attempt to stay cool) and embrace snuggly sweaters and smart little boots, and the smell of pumpkin spice … well! I... read more
Avocado Oil Cauliflower Fried Rice

Avocado Oil Cauliflower Fried Rice

After writing and creating Paleo recipes for several years now, I’m convinced there are two types of Paleo dieters: Those that love it because you can eat all the fat your heart desires, and those that loathe the idea that things like bread and pasta are from here on out going to be made from things like cauliflower and zucchini. Not that these veggies are bad; they’re actually pretty delicious on their own, but a flat bread made of cauliflower tastes like, well, cauliflower.

There are cases, though, where the cauliflower works well as a substitute. Rice is one. It’s got a fairly neutral flavor, and if you chop it right, it’s perfectly fluffy. It works particularly well for rice dishes where there are other things going on, because let’s be honest — if you’re looking for a bowl of plain white rice, plain old cauliflower probably isn’t gonna do it for you. But for something to eat with curry, or in this case, fried rice, it’s actually really good, and you can eat as much of it as you want without feeling bad. Oh, and unlike traditional fried rice, which takes a whole day to prep for, this version comes together in 10-15 minutes. Seriously, that almost makes it worth it on its own.

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