A Purified Pregnancy | Week 20

A Purified Pregnancy | Weeks 19-20

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I can’t believe we’re already halfway to a new and exciting life, time flies and we’re getting more and more excited by the day. We had the big anatomy scan a few days ago and everything is looking good, Adrianna even gave us a big thumbs up. It took about 45 minutes and they checked everything, facial features, spine, legs, …

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

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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 …

Baby Announcement

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

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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

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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

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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 …