New Raw Favorites: Going Raw’s Stuffed Mushrooms & James Russell’s Pizza Bites

We hosted a charity wine-tasting Saturday evening with Chef Lee Blakely from Wines For Humanity.  If you aren’t familiar with them, check them out at www.winesforhumanity.com.  A portion of the proceeds from purchased wine goes to charity.  Our tasting benefited The Pantry of Broward County (www.thepantryofbroward.org).  I think my husband may have fallen in love …

World’s best raw & vegan brownies…seriously…from My New Roots

Being raised on Kool-Aid and Hostess snack pies, I developed quite a sweet tooth over the years that I started seriously trying to curb (with varying degrees of success) around 1995.  I guess I instinctively knew on some level, at least, that Swedish fish and gummy peaches just couldn’t be good for me, but I …

Migraines? Try a new vegan favorite: gluten-free ginger cherry quinoa

While back in the ‘Burgh last month, my mother-n-law and I took my dinosaur-obsessed sons to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Wow.  I’m embarrassed to say that I went to exhibits and classes there a zillion times while we lived there but I had no idea they had redone (which is a total understatement) …

Aromatherapy body/bath/ massage oil

Since I started this blog I’ve been asked consistently about body lotion. Here’s my ‘recipe’ for an inexpensive concoction that can be used for body oil, bath oil or massage oil.  I’ve been using the same ‘recycled’ 8 ounce glass bottle with a pump for years.  I just refill it every 2 to 3 months. …

How safe is your sun protection?

Technically, summer isn’t quite upon us but I’ve been receiving alot of emails asking about sun protection.  And considering that skin cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer in the United States, I’m not surprised by the level of concern.  Not only are we inundated with conflicting information about the pros and cons of …

Chocolate banana pops

I know summer hasn’t quite hit in the north but it’s officially hot in Ft. Lauderdale.  So here’s a recipe for one of our favorite ways to cool down.  If you like bananas and chocolate, you’ll love these.  For the moms out there, your kids probably already love bananas which are high in potassium, but …

Detox baby steps: dry brushing & hot/cold plunges

Chances are you don’t necessarily have the time or the fortitude to do a hardcore ‘cleanse’ (which seems to be the latest buzzword) but keep in mind that doing just one or two extra little things a day can really add up and the cumulative effect of all those ‘little things’ can be quite significant. …

GOOD soap, bad soap

OK…so by now, most of you probably, at the very least, suspect that all the lotions & potions you use on a daily basis MAY be, at least, SLIGHTLY toxic in some way, shape or form but, you are so busy that you are just lucky to shower, brush your teeth, apply deodorant and get …

Margo’s goodstuff granola

My husband and I love granola but even most of the ‘organic’ and ‘natural’ varieties still have more ingredients than I would like.  Not to mention they are always sold in boxes the size of toy kitchen food that then need to be recycled and the granola itself is in a plastic bag that can’t …