simple cheesy taco rice

You ever make a recipe and it’s just… not quite what you imagined in your head? But you spite eat it anyway, because damn you just put so much effort in making it? Yea okay, that’s what happened the first time I attempted this recipe. It just ended up so plain. I mixed taco seasoning with rice expecting something amazing to happen and instead it was just so blahhh (obviously).

This time, I added a few extra ingredients and bam, success! It’s real quick and easy to make, and best of all, it’s gluten free! I’ve been trying to stick to a gluten free diet lately because of my hypothyroid issues, so finding easy gluten free recipes has been really important for me.

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bentonite clay mask
(this post features affiliate links, but was not sponsored! all thoughts are my own. ♥)

I’ve definitely been having one of those weeks (I got the flu! Or some crazy sinus infection). I don’t know about anyone else, but when I’m feeling crappy, pampering myself is my go to; usually I chill out and do my nails while face masking and hanging out with Netflix.

A few weeks ago I bought myself some bentonite clay off amazon and figured now was as good a time as ever to try to it out for a homemade mask!

Well what is bentonite clay??

It’s a natural healing clay mostly composed of volcanic ash. The clay has been around for thousands of years, being utilized largely for is detoxifying health properties. I’d been reading a lot about using it internally because it can help settle your body’s pH level, as well as aid your digestive system, but bentonite clay also has a lot of benefits externally for your skin, including: View Post

chia seed pudding

So I’ve been looking for some easy breakfast recipes lately because I’m awful at actually eating breakfast, and came upon this! Chia pudding is probably the simplest recipe because you basically set it up and just leave it to do its thing. If you’re one of those people that has texture issues, this might not be for you (like, if you avoid rice pudding or tapioca for example).

Chia seeds have been proven to be beneficial to your health, as they’re packed with nutrients. They’re super high in:

  • antioxidants
  • protein
  • omega-3 fatty acids
  • fiber
  • healthy fats
    (to name a few)
  • and can help to reduce inflammation

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Easy recipe for cinnamon golden milk. Great for gut health.

golden milk

I’ve been seeing turmeric pop up everywhere on blogs and in recipes lately, and considering how healthy it is for you, I’m not surprised! Turmeric (and ginger, actually!) have a special component called “curcumin” that boasts a lot of great medicinal benefits. Curcumin has been shown to:

  • aid in chronic inflammation (which can help with gut health sooo much)
  • be effective in helping with depression
  • lower blood glucose (sugar) levels
  • improve skin
  • help with overall brain health
  • protect against cancer

And that’s not even everything. Crazy, right? Cardamom, coconut oil, and cinnamon also have great health benefits, making this is the superhero of drinks, clearly. View Post