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The First Trimester | Surviving Nausea

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What an exciting few months it has been, at the very beginning of the year Dominick and I found out we are expecting! Since then it has been anything but smooth sailing. The morning sickness set in full force almost a week after finding out, around 6 weeks. The term morning sickness is highly misleading because really it was all …

Sweet Potato Lentil Dal - Sprouted & Slow Cooked

Sweet Potato Lentil Dal | Sprouted & Slow Cooked

amandanicolesmith Dinner, Lunch, Slow Cooker, Sprouted, Vegan Leave a Comment

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 Leave a Comment

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 Leave a Comment

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 Leave a Comment

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. …

Fairytale Pumpkin Bowl

Fairytale Pumpkin Bowl for Two

Amanda Nicole Smith Dinner, Gluten Free, Lunch, Sauce, Vegan Leave a Comment

The perfect date night meal featuring a baked fairytale pumpkin, rice, lentils, and veggies smothered in fairytale pumpkin sauce. Date night isn’t the only time this meal is good, you can eat half one night, and save the rest for a lunch date with yourself tomorrow. Or you can use the pumpkin bowl as any kind of side dish holder …

Imitation Tuna Fish | Vegan

amandanicolesmith Cultured | Fermented | Pickled, Lunch, Quick & Easy, Vegan Leave a Comment

A fresh probiotic rich substitute for tuna fish sandwiches, made from an ingredient combination you have to taste to appreciate.  You’ll never guess what it’s made from, so I’ll come right out with it. It’s made with sauerkraut, sunflower seeds, cashews, seaweed, and all the regular tuna fish fixin’s. Sounds crazy but trust me I wouldn’t post something that wasn’t delicious …

I Have A New Dream

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We may not feel as though we had power in this year’s presidential election, no matter who won, but we still have power over our lives. We as a nation have been divided. We have been divided by the colors, blue and red; and black and white. It has been shoved into our faces to make us hate each other …