Tag Archives: cinnamon

Foodie Friday: The 7 Foods You Need in the Bathroom

#FoodieFriday- The 7 Foods You Need in the Bathroom from Beeyoutiful.com

You probably don’t think about body products while you’re picking up groceries for supper. It’s also not common to head for your pantry when you want to wash your face!

Let’s get a little unconventional and explore 7 foods you should have in your bathroom – and why you want them.

#FoodieFriday- The 7 Foods You Need in the Bathroom from Beeyoutiful.com

Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

Besides its many health benefits, did you know that Raw Apple Cider Vinegar is also an excellent facial toner? Mix a little raw ACV, water and a few drops of lavender essential oil for an easy facial toner that’s soothing and healing.

Raw ACV is also great in a hair rinse. You can skip conditioner and instead rinse your hair with 1 tablespoon of ACV mixed with one cup water. It leaves hair soft, shiny, and with no frizz! Add a single drop of Rosemary Essential Oil to the mix for a lovely scent and to boost the shine even more.

Oats

Your mom might have added oats to the bath when you had chicken pox as a kid, and they still deserve a place in your bathroom today. Oats promote healing and reduce inflammation, making them a great choice for sensitive skin.

You can use ground oats as a gentle, soothing body scrub, or as an everyday face exfoliator. (Just whiz rolled oats in a food processor to make a gritty flour.) For mature or sensitive skin, make a paste of ground oats and milk. Smooth over damp skin, let dry for 10 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

Cornmeal

Cornmeal is an inexpensive and effective exfoliant. Mixed with a little honey, it’s a simple body scrub. Many commercial body scrubs contain salt, which is much too harsh for most skin. Cornmeal is soft enough to not damage skin, but still get the job done.

Baking Soda

Add a pinch of Baking Soda to the lather from your cleansing bar to turn it into an exfoliating wash. Rinse well and be sure to follow with a gentle moisturizer.

Raw Honey

If you can only put one food in your bathroom, choose raw honey. Honey can be used to wash your face (yes, really!). It fights breakouts while moisturizing and healing skin, making it the perfect multitasking food for your bathroom. You can also use raw honey to heal cuts and scrapes, fight minor fungal and bacterial infections and much more.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon has antifungal, antiparasitic, and antibacterial properties. Consider keeping a little shaker of ground cinnamon handy, and sprinkle a little over your toothbrush each day to harness the power of cinnamon to fight oral bacteria (goodbye, morning breath!).

Sea Salt

While salt isn’t great for scrubbing your skin, it makes an excellent addition to bathwater. A salt bath helps detoxify, re-mineralize the body, and increase circulation, all while contributing to lowered stress levels. Not a bad way to improve your health! Use a mineral-rich natural salt (like dead sea salt or real salt) for best results.

Foodie Friday: Strawberry Oat Bars (Recipe)

#FoodieFriday- Strawberry Oat Bars Recipe from Beeyoutiful.com

Strawberry season is in full swing, and that means it’s time for fruit-laden baked goods to grace our tables. Make this recipe for Strawberry Oat Bars and see if you agree! If you’re feeling adventuresome, try substituting a different fresh berry or fruit and let us know how it comes out. #FoodieFriday- Strawberry Oat Bars Recipe from Beeyoutiful.com

Strawberry Oat Bars

Crust and topping:

Filling:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line an 8×8 pan with aluminum foil for easy cleanup.

To make the strawberry filling, combine the strawberries, maple syrup, and rapadura sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.#FoodieFriday: Strawberry Oat Bars recipe from Beeyoutiful.com

In a separate bowl, whisk the arrowroot and water together until the mixture resembles milk and pour into the hot strawberry mixture.

If you want your filling to be on the thick side, continue to simmer for about a minute (but no longer, or it will break down the arrowroot and actually make the mixture thinner). Remove from heat.

In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, oatscoconut, salt, almondsrapadura sugar, and cinnamon.

Pour in the melted butter and stir until well combined. Press 1/2 of the oat mixture into the bottom of the 8×8 pan. Spread the strawberry filling on top. Take the remaining oat mixture and crumble it on top of the strawberry filling.

Bake for 25-30 minutes until the topping is golden brown. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.

Foodie Friday: Lebanese Lentil Pilaf with Aromatic Spices

#FoodieFriday: Lebanese Lentil Pilaf from Beeyoutiful.com

Try this simple recipe for a delicious and richly-scented dinner, reminiscent of your favorite Middle Eastern cuisine. Serve alongside fresh raw vegetables and yogurt for a nutritional and probiotic boost!

Lebanese Lentil Pilaf from Beeyoutiful.com

Lebanese Lentil Pilaf

  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup dried lentils, rinsed and picked over
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 qt of bone broth or chicken stock
  • 3/4 cup organic long grain brown rice
  • 3 tomatoes, quartered lengthwise
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, cut into rounds
  • plain yogurt
  • chopped fresh mint

Soak lentils in warm water with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice for several hours. Drain and rinse.

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, and spices. Sauté until onion softens, about 4 minutes.

Add broth, soaked lentils, and rice. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook until liquid is absorbed and rice and lentils are tender, about 45 minutes.

Season pilaf to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to plates. Serve topped with tomatoes, cucumbers, yogurt and mint.

Recent Entries »