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Chewy Coconut Fig Cookies (vegan, gf)

August 26, 2019

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August 26, 2019

When it comes to seasonal foods, fig season might be our favorite. Yeah, yeah, we know every basic girl out there is obsessed with pumpkin spice season, and we are too, but you know we always gotta be a little different.  

Plus, figs are kind of a part of our culture and are a little nostalgic for us, too. They’re grown in Italy, specifically in Sicily, which is where our grandparents are from, so we had them a lot when we hung out at grandma and grandpas.

Figs are also filled with beautifying vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Not to mention they taste sweet and look beautiful, making them the perfect little...

August 7, 2019

We're going through a little lettuce wrap phase right now. They are quick and easy, really light and healthy, yet so good and satisfying! So many different combos or flavors you could go with... and these, you haveee to try. The sauce for the tempeh is everything: a little spicy, a little sweet, and a little tangy. You will love it!

Plus, becuase we used tempeh, these are vegan and packed with plant-based protein. If you're not a tempeh fan, do this with firm organic tofu or seitan. If you're not a fan of any of that, and you are not vegan, apply the same recipe to diced chicken. No problemo.

Ok, we pretty much ALW...

August 7, 2019

We are all about the cool, crisp, and refreshing summer produce. We talk about eating seasonally a lot, and one reason why is because it gives you more variety (both in flavor and nutrient content) and brings excitement back to the food you’re eating. It allows you to shift your diet, maybe get creative with your cooking, and keep healthy meals/salads fun and delicious so you don’t get bored. 

This salad looks beautiful, but the combination of textures and flavors is amazing, too! You could eat it all on its own, add a choice of protein to it if you want (grilled shrimp would be perfect), or eat it...

June 24, 2019

We don’t fully prescribe 100 percent to any one diet lifestyle (i.e. vegan, keto, paleo), but we do love following a generally plant-based and, often, Mediterranean diet. We really enjoy all types of food and pull different great parts of various different “diet types” to eat in a way that works best for us, and one way of eating that we think is really beneficial is “Mediterranean” or “Blue Zone.”

Blue Zones are places in the world where the most people live to be 100 or more years. Parts of Japan, Italy, Greece, etc are included (if you haven’t noticed we also love making Asian and Italian recipes!). More spe...

June 11, 2019

Good thing Nonna doesn't have Instagram, Wi-Fi, or even a computer or else she might be coming after us for sharing her recipe with the world. Her sauce is THAT good, though. As most of you know, we are Italian and try to be very in touch with our heritage. We always are making efforts to learn more about our culture and carry on traditions, one of which being our grandma's authentic recipes.

Our dad is 100p Italian. His parents immigrated to the U.S. from Agrigento, Sicily shortly before he was born in Brooklyn. Our grandmother has always been an amazing cook, and if you individually asked all of her children and...

Ok, Bare Babes. FINALLY the post you've all been waiting for and asking for is here. We wanted to bring you the best information, so in addition to our own personal research and experiences, we worked with a licensed esthetician on this post, Tessa (that beauty with the glowing skin pictured above). Our friend and trusted skincare guru gives us her product knowledge and suggestions for a routine based on skin types, and we give some of our personal recommendations and favorites!

Because we take a holistic approach to our health, before telling you what products we like to put on our skin, we had to do our due dili...

May 16, 2019

What was your favorite cereal growing up? For us, one of our favorites was Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Even drinking the sweet, cinnamon-y milk at the end was good! Yeah, yeah this sounds incredibly off-brand for us. All the cereals we ate growing up (and that are still on the market) are filled with terrible ingredients and LOADS of sugar, especially considering this was breakfast sometimes. But come on, let’s just admit that sh*t was GOOD. 

We got to talking about our childhood and how much we loved and missed cereal, which got us craving Cinnamon Toast Crunch.  When I looked over and saw two overly ripe bananas...

May 7, 2019

     Summer is approaching, and it's a time where many of us are traveling. Not only is summer an especially common time to travel, but it’s also swim suit season, so we think now is a really good time to talk about these tips. Of course, these tips are relevant ANY time you travel, because even when you're not planning on showing skin, it's a good practice to maintain a healthy lifestyle all the time.

Can you enjoy that pizza in New York, that wine and cheese plate in California, or that gelato in Italy? OF COURSE. Half of traveling is getting to taste and experience delicious, local food. What you don'...

April 18, 2019

We are BIG carrot cake fans (especially Jill, it’s her favorite). We have been waiting to make a carrot cake for the blog, and Easter seemed like the perfect occasion. We wanted this carrot cake to be legit— dense yet fluffy, right amount of sweetness, with creamy, thick frosting. But we also wanted it to be “on brand”— a carrot cake that tastes amazing but leaves out gluten, dairy, and huge amounts of sugar. 

We searched for inspo across the Google machine, Pinterest, and some of our favorite bloggers (Minimalist Baker and Ambitious Kitchen, namely). We found good stuff, but some were too complicated, u...

April 11, 2019

Ever get a random breakout in between your eyebrows or forehead? What about the cheeks? THE WORST. You may start to notice that you get those after traveling or after a weekend where you ate out more-- both situations where you may have had more “rich” foods. Same applies to when you feel like your skin is more dull, the bags under your eyes are showing a bit more, maybe you have some dark circles or discoloration. What have you been eating and drinking? Have you had enough water, leafy greens, healthy fats, bright fruits and veggies?

Think about when your skin feels amazing, bright, and clear. What has your diet...

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