Why You Should Eat Okra

Slimy! Gross! Yuck, can’t eat it! These are just some of the things I’ve heard over the years when the very name of okra is mentioned. Having parents that grew up in the deep South, I am very accustomed to eating okra and I am here to profess that I LOVE OKRA! My favorite ways to eat it is in…

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The Beauty Benefits Of Peppers

For as long as I can remember, peppers have always been a huge part of my diet. From Mom’s delicious stuffed peppers for dinner. Green peppers finely chopped into my grandmother’s heavenly tuna salad. Cooking up a pepper stir fry with rice or as a pizza topping during my lean college years — peppers, in all of their variety, have…

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Raccoon Eyes: Banishing Dark Circles

Besides the obvious complaint of demolishing fine lines or acne, if you were to take a poll on the one thing a person would want to change about their skin, getting rid of dark circles would top the list.  Having dark circles, whether minimal or deep discoloration, can be the bane of existence for many people.  So what causes dark…

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Cheap Chic: Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Color

Being a makeup artist, I am always looking for great products to use on my clients and on myself.  My pro makeup kit is filled with high end luxuries from Tom Ford to Bobbi Brown to my beloved Artistry Cosmetics.  If I have to visit a drugstore for any reason, a trip to the beauty section is a must!   I…

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Healthy Comfort Food: Healthy Vegan Cream of Celery Soup

I’ve always considered myself a “healthy” eater.  But over the last year and a half, I’ve been questioning the foods that I actually eat. Like, “what the hell am I really putting in my mouth?”  “Is what I’m eating is as healthy as I think it is?” “Are the foods I eat as nutritionally-dense as they need to be?”  Realizing…

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