How To Make Your Salads Exciting & Get Your B Vitamins All-In-One

I recently discovered a recipe for a dressing while having lunch with my boss. It was a regular “I’m-a-hippie-and-I-live-in-Berkeley” type of meal until she handed me the dressing.   My standard go-to dressing is usually balsamic vinegar and a splash of olive oil or fresh lemon juice, and that was what I expected- the usual,Continue reading “How To Make Your Salads Exciting & Get Your B Vitamins All-In-One”

Fight the Flu Season Naturally

I like to think that all of the vitamins I take before bed will guard me from the flu season, and for the most part I tend to be right. That is, until my husband gets sick and passes her germ flu symptoms to me. Next thing I know I am sniffling, coughing and completelyContinue reading “Fight the Flu Season Naturally”

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

There is nothing like eating real cranberry sauce during the holidays. I think that for many people the idea of a a canned jelly sounds more appealing than eating something that is homemade. If you are the type who looks forward to the holidays because of the canned cranberry sauce, bear with me and do yourselfContinue reading “Homemade Cranberry Sauce”

Calmante de Adentro Hacia Afuera

El aroma de anís, canela y hierbas llenaban el ambiente al entrar a la oficina principal, cada especia traia gratos recuerdos a mi mente. Al pasar al lado de las muestras bien ordenadas, me transporte a la cocina de mi abuela cuando la observaba cocinar, hacer tortillas y sus famosos tamales navideños. Ensimismada en misContinue reading “Calmante de Adentro Hacia Afuera”

Invigorating Practices: Dry Brushing

As someone who has poor circulation and dry skin I decided I wanted to start dry brushing. I had heard of this practice while I was living in Boston, but it wasn’t until I moved to California that I realized what I had been missing out on. I am not someone who likes to spendContinue reading “Invigorating Practices: Dry Brushing”

Hospitality Tea: My Exploration of Moroccan Mint Tea

I love tea. There is just something so magical about a hot cup of tea. The way the dry tea opens itself up to reveal its flavor and how the leaves dance together in the water as you pour the hot water into your cup. It reminds me of how only under intense pressure andContinue reading “Hospitality Tea: My Exploration of Moroccan Mint Tea”

My Week With Urb Apothecary

One of my goals is to eliminate all harsh chemicals from my kitchen and bathroom. I started last year by tossing out all of my old makeup (this was harder than I thought it would be) and replacing my lotions, face wash, moisturizer and other feminine products with products that were less damaging to myContinue reading “My Week With Urb Apothecary”