I’m back in NYC and, as some of you know, one of my favorite things to do on the weekends is getting vegan cupcakes from BabyCakes NYC. They are SO good!
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My new favorite spot in Miami is the newly opened Basil Park restaurant in Sunny Isles! Visit Basil Park for clean, delicious, healthy food and freshly pressed juices! My favorite things on the menu are the Shishito Peppers with (amazing!) Tamari dipping sauce, the Local Fish Taquitos, the Kale Chips and the Sweet Dani Juice (made with watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe and red grapes –heaven!!!). Loved the fact that they have a really extensive and creative menu that’s still healthy and not gimmicky with unhealthy ingredients hiding right below the surface. Also a major plus that they offer complimentary alkaline filtered Kangen water. Some of the best juices I’ve seen and healthier plant-based desserts. I wish there was a Basil Park in Manhattan. The servers are excellent and the whole place is vibing with good energy. A place like this was much needed in Miami! Can’t wait to go back.
17608 Collins Avenue
Sunny Isles, Fl 33160
Open 8am-10pm 7 days a week
Easy to make? Check. Full of protein? Check.
Was looking for breakfasts with a lot of protein when I stumbled over this pancake recipe originally from fitfoodiefinds. All you need is 1 banana, 2 eggs and 2 tablespoons of peanut flour!
Mash the banana in a bowl till smooth, whisk inn eggs throughly, add inn two topped/large tablespoons of peanut flour and blend that in, as well.
Put two tablespoons of the pancake mixture in a preheated pan with coconut oil (or no oil in a non-stick pan). Let it sit for max 2 minutes before flipping over and frying for only 1 additional minute. Enjoy! This recipe is full of protein because of the eggs and peanut flour! Got my peanut flour from Nuts.com!
This is my new favorite day cream! Ren Ultra Moisture Day Cream gives my skin the exact amount of moisture it needs and helps it retain that moisture during the day. Most importantly; its free from mineral oil — I’ve had some difficulty finding moisturizers that are NOT oil free that also do not contain mineral oil. Ren is a completely clean – or ‘ren‘ as we say in Norwegian – beauty brand; none of their products contain synthetic fragrances, parabens, sulfates or mineral oils. L<3ve it! Found my Ren moisturizer at Sephora in Soho.
Love these two facial mists from Caudalie. Keeps my skin hydrated and fresh during the day now in between spring and summer - before the air gets nicely humid here in NYC. The mini version of the Beauty Elixir is great having in your carry-on bag on flights, as well. It’s made strictly from plant oils and smells heavenly like a spa.
The larger bottle, Caudalie Eau De Raisin, is just that; pure grape water. No bad stuff like sulfates, parabens or mineral oils in these guys. Got them both at Sephora.
Have you ever been stuck in your apartment really craving chocolate, but not wanting to go out? I have – a lot : ). That’s why I came up with this really, really simple recipe for vegan/vegetarian chocolate — all you need is 4 ingredients that you most likely have in your cupboards anyway, at least if you are interested in (vegan) cooking. All you have to do is mix up some coconut butter, cocoa powder and honey (alternatively agave syrup) and a dash of coconut oil. You have to work a little bit to blend the coconut butter with the other ingredients – just get a spoon and work it. I usually go for 2 parts coconut butter/1 part cocoa powder and just fill in with as much honey and coconut oil as needed to keep the mixture from getting too dry. Roll into balls – plain, with buckwheat seeds, with coconut flakes or with almonds – put in fridge for 2 minutes and they are ready. You can make this recipe many times over before finally stressing to the store to stock up on cocoa powder etc.. Make balls as small as possible; they really are dark chocolate flavor bombs and you will feel satisfied after 3 small ones. Not for wimps! But super healthy compared to dairy chocolate. Enjoy with homemade iced-tea : ) xoxo – Sese.
Fuel efficient cars are the present and future. They create win/win situations: the consumer saves money on gas and less gas spent is better for the environment, as well. Smart cars in particular are also easier to park – a cool advantage here in Manhattan! For a very interesting and inspiring 20 minutes about green nudges that automatically create win/win situations, look at THIS video with GreenNudge CEO Gunhild Stordalen.