18 weeks pregnant

A Purified Pregnancy | Weeks 17 & 18 | Gender Reveal

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This week we found out the gender and my wish of an enjoyable pregnancy has finally come true. I am very thankful nausea and severe heartburn are a thing of the past, something I try to forget, now hunger is always present, even after just eating, so I just keep eating. Thankfully I have been living a purified lifestyle for …

Pom Pom Mushroom Sushi

Vegan Sushi with Pom Pom Mushrooms

amandanicolesmith Dinner, Lunch, Vegan 0 Comments

Pom Pom mushrooms are the crab meat of mushrooms, which is why they’re the perfect mushrooms for vegan sushi. They may be hard to come by, but if your lucky you may have a farmer that specializes in mushrooms at your local farmers marker. I got these mushrooms from The Mushroom Stand at Central Farmers Market in Bethesda Maryland. I highly …

16 weeks pregnant

A Purified Pregnancy | Weeks 15-16

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Thank goodness I’m feeling a million times better in the second trimester, than the first. I was starting to feel like a zombie, but now I’ve actually been able to workout and eat somewhat normally again. Hurray! We find out the gender next Friday, I can hardly wait, my intuition is telling me it’s a boy, Dominick thinks it’s a boy …

Sweet Potato Lentil Dal - Sprouted & Slow Cooked

Sweet Potato Lentil Dal | Sprouted & Slow Cooked

amandanicolesmith Dinner, Lunch, Slow Cooker, Sprouted, Vegan 0 Comments

Incredibly flavorful slow cooked sweet potato lentil dal will have you coming back bowl after bowl. Loaded with healing spices and herbs, turmeric, ginger, garlic, cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, bay leaves, garam masala, curry leaves and lemon.  All that flavor comes together harmoniously, leaving you begging for more! If you are looking for dinner recipes to boost your immunity, look no …

Vegetable Miso Soup

Vegetable Miso Soup

amandanicolesmith Appetizer, Lunch, No Tools Needed, Quick & Easy, Soup, Vegan 0 Comments

A winter vegetable miso soup with carrots, parsnip, celeriac, garlic, onions and nori. The miso broth mixed with veggies creates a new flavorful spin on a classic soup.  Lately I have been studying a lot about the effects of high estrogen foods, such as soy or tofu, and hormone imbalances. So with that being said I tend to stay away from eating too much …

Sprouted Bean Veggie Chili

Sprouted Bean Chili for Optimal Digestion

amandanicolesmith Dinner, Lunch, Sprouted, Vegan 0 Comments

A chunky veggie chili made with sprouted beans and fresh spices and herbs for optimal digestion. Hearty kidney beans, sun-dried tomatoes, carrots, celeriac, parsnip, onion, ginger and garlic make up this warming comforting bowl of chili. If that’s not already enough flavor, we pack it with even more punch from chili powder, paprika, fennel, fenugreek, bay leaves, curry leaves and …

Homemade Vapor Rub

Homemade Vapor Rub | Organic

amandanicolesmith Body Care, DIY, Quick & Easy 1 Comment

When dry weather hits, feed your skin with real ingredients, like this organic homemade vapor rub that also doubles as a body butter. Shea butter, coconut oil, and almond oil are the perfect remedies for dry skin. Add in a bit of eucalyptus, peppermint and lavender and you have a soothing, sinus opening vapor rub; the natural equivalent to Vick’s …

Spiced Tea | Ginseng, Ashwagandha & Holy Basil

Spiced Tea | Ginseng, Ashwagandha & Holy Basil

amandanicolesmith Detox, Drinks, Herbal Tea, Hot Drinks, No Tools Needed 0 Comments

This spiced tea blend has a spice similar to cinnamon but unique with it’s earthy undertones, a flavor that is best described by the taste buds. With each root and leaf comes an abundance of benefits and disease fighting properties, which makes this tea good for many reasons. If you are taking prescription drugs, please consult with your doctor before taking herbs. …