Author: Sasha

Co-creator of www.kickingitwholeschool.com a whole living blog with healthy recipes, green beauty reviews and sustainable living tips. I laugh the most at my own jokes and wear glasses because I can't see without them.

Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Stuffed Squash

If you’re looking for a hearty dish to serve as a meat-free holiday meal, stuffed squash has always been a winner with my family. Read on to find out how to make this delicious and satisfying meal.

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Petit Vour May 2015 Box Review

Petit Vour May 2015 Box

Let’s get right into it…

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Fresh Tomato Salsa

Fresh Tomato SalsaWe have so many tomatoes ripening in our garden that this salsa is so easy and cheap to make.  Whenever I want a snack I can just throw it together to eat with nachos and it’s incredible fresh and yummy. Click ahead for full (rediculously easy) recipe.

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PETIT VOUR APRIL 2015 BOX REVIEW

Better late than never, right???Petit Vour April 2015 Box SubscriptionI’m pretty backlogged in writing these reviews, but I’m going to try to catch up before the summer ends, so wish me luck.  Oh, and please don’t think the lack of posting reviews is because I don’t like the products. I actually get really excited to receive the box each month. I wouldn’t repurchase every product I’ve tried, but I have found some real gems, which is great.

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Blendily Gift Card Giveaway in partnership with Loam Magazine!

Blendily Giveaway

We are SO excited to announce this Instagram Giveaway, in partnership with Loam Magazine and Blendily, a natural cosmetics kitchen that offers beauty products that are hand-crafted in small batches with pure ingredients. They feature local and seasonal herbs and plants as well as sustainably harvested exotic botanicals.

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Not only are we partnering with these two great brands to giveaway three $25.00 gift cards, we are also planning on some other exciting projects with Loam Magazine. For more details or to read their awesome write up about us, click here.

CONTEST RULES:

Want to be entered for a chance to win? To enter, just follow each of us on Instagram (click on the image above to take you to the post) and let us know in the Instagram comments one of your favourite short and sweet ways to take care of yourself and the earth!

We’ll choose winners at random next week.

Best of luck from all of us and stay tuned for more from us and Loam Magazine!

3 B Smoothie – Blueberries, Beets and Bananas!

3 B smoothie Bluberries Beets and Banana

The colour and taste of this smoothie was unbelievable, my mouth was stained for part of the morning, but it was worth it. I recently got a juicer and beets are one of my favourite things to juice because of their earthy and sweet flavour. Not to mention that beet juice packs a big nutritional punch. Some of the cited health benefits of beet juice include:

  • Increased stamina or energy because of it’s high concentration of natural nitrates. Nitrates help increase blood flow in your body.
  • Lowered blood pressure
  • Decreases inflammation in the body because it’s a strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
  • It’s ability to detox the liver

…And the list goes on, but just as a reminder, if you’re not going to drink this smoothie for it’s health benefits, you can still drink it for it’s delicious taste.

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Feel the Lean Inspired Crunchy Potatoes with Basil-Kale Pesto

Crunchy No-Fat Potatoes with Basil Kale Pesto

This is kind of a double whammy post. You’re getting a pesto recipe as well as a recipe for crunchy, oil-free baked potatoes that make a great side dish or salad topping.  Ever since testing out Loni Jane’s crunchy no-fat potatoes from our past Book of the Month, Feel the Lean, my life has been changed. I never would have thought 1) you could get crunchy baked potatoes without adding oil, and 2) adding something warm/hot on top of a cool, fresh salad would be so delicious.  Now, I love topping my salads with baked potatoes, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, etc. I will never be the same again.

This potato recipe is completely inspired by Feel the Lean (I cook the potatoes exactly the way Loni directs you to in the book), and the Basil-Kale Pesto concoction is 100% us. I love the pesto because we have so much basil and kale growing in our garden, it’s a great way to use it up and cut back the plants to encourage more growth.  Remember, with some plants in your garden, if you don’t use it… you lose it :P.

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