365 Project: Recipes 106-120

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Here’s the latest batch of recipes.

106. Tofu and Zoodle Stir-Fry

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Source: Original

Notes: I sauteed tofu in a pan with garlic and coconut oil. In another pan, I sauteed zucchini noodles and added sugar snap peas and snow peas till they were tender.

Rating: Liked

107. Red Beans and “Rice”

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Source: Original

Notes: I sauteed riced cauliflower with kale, the juice from one lime, and cilantro. I served with cooked red beans.

Rating: Liked

108. Pan Seared Tuna

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Source: The Enchanted Cook 

Notes: I used yellowfin instead of ahi tuna and it worked well.

Rating: Liked

109. Avocado Sauce

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Source: Original

Notes: I mixed half an avocado with 1 tablespoon of spicy dijon mustard, and 1 teaspoon of vegan mayo.

Rating: LOVED

110. Chocolate

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Source: 21 Day Goddess Workout 

Notes: I didn’t love how this tasted. Honestly, there are some great low sugar dark chocolate bars that most grocery stores carry so that’s where I’ll get my chocolate fix.

Rating: Pass

111. Slow Cooker Millet

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Source: 8 Week Whole Body Makeover 

Notes: This is an easy breakfast that will stick to your ribs and keep you full all morning. This is from another Daily Om course that I decided to take after I completed the 21 Day Goddess Workout.

Rating: LOVED

112. Tempeh and Veggie Stir Fry

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Source: 21 Day Goddess Workout 

Notes: I did cauliflower rice with this. If you wanted to use meat or seafood you could easily substitute chicken or shrimp for the tempeh.

Rating: LOVED

113. Lemon Beauty Smoothie

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Source: Eat Pretty 

Notes: I am becoming used to green juices that I don’t really mind the taste or lack of sweetness. The lemon in this recipe is great though if you’re still trying to get over the hurdle of these types of juices being as sweet as a fruit smoothie.

Rating: Liked

114. Pumpkin Pie in a Jar

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Source: 8 Week Whole Body Makeover

Notes: I love the breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes in these Daily Om classes but the desserts honestly aren’t that satisfying. I’d rather eat a piece of fruit (which you can do) if I want something sweet after dinner.

Rating: Okay

115. Slow Cooker Vegan Enchellata Bowels

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Source: 8 Week Whole Body Makeover

Notes: This took about five minutes to throw everything in the slow cooker and made about four meals for me throughout the week. An easy one to add to my work lunch rotation.

Rating: Liked

116. Cinnamon Macha Chia Pudding

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Source: 8 Week Whole Body Makeover

Notes: Using the Vitamix this was another one that took five minutes. I set it in the fridge overnight and it was four ready made breakfasts for me. There are different recipes for variations on this that I plan to try in the future.

Rating: Liked

117. Hazelnut Pecan Butter

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Source: Love & Lemons

Notes: You can buy this nut spread premade. Honestly, the cost of making it at home is about the same because bulk hazelnuts and pecans aren’t cheap. You are saving yourself from added sugar and something that is overly processed though.

Rating: Liked

118. Strawberry Chia Jam

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Source: Love & Lemons

Notes: This was easy to make and again you don’t have any added sugar. The only downside is this jar will only last you a week. As someone who lives alone, I can’t get through a jar of jam that fast but I’ll make this again as a gift or when I have people staying with me for a weekend.

Rating: Liked

119. Sweet Potato Fries

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Source: Center Cut Cook 

Notes: These were baked and not fried. This was easy and the best homemade fries I’ve ever made.

Rating: LOVED

120. Sweet Siracha Mayo

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Source: Original

Notes: I used vegan mayo. This was a great dip for the fries because I don’t really like ketchup.  I blended 1 teaspoon of golden lakanto (you could sub honey, maple syrup, sugar, or stevia if you like), 2 teaspoons of sriracha, 7 teaspoons of vegan mayo (you could also use regular mayo or miracle whip).

Rating: Liked

 

 

 

 

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Favorite Cruelty Free Beauty Products

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A couple of years ago I started paying more attention the products I was bringing into my home. I was surprised that many of my favorite brands of beauty products still tested on animals. That didn’t sit well with me so I began replacing cosmetics, cleaning items, and household items with brands that don’t test on animals. I wanted to share some of my favorite cruelty-free beauty products since I’ve been focusing on ways to be a little kinder.

Besame Lipstick: I love this company because the lipsticks are modeled after colors that were popular in decades past. My personal favorite is Cherry Red from the 1930s. It adds a vintage feel your look.

The Body Shop Moisturizer: I’ve been a fan of this company for years. Their skin care products are fantastic.

ELF Mascara: I’ve tried a few different mascaras and honestly if you don’t want to drop a ton of money these will give you the same results as other brands that will cost you two or three times as much.

Kiss My Face Deodorant: I switched to deodorant that doesn’t have aluminum in it because there are some health concerns around it. When your deodorant has fewer chemicals you will need to apply it more often which is a small price to pay. I do find that if I’m not working out or if it isn’t I really hot day this brand will really last the whole day.

Lush Bath Bombs: These make great gifts but you’ll probably want to keep them for yourself.

NYX Finishing Powder: I use finishing powder to keep my makeup lasting longer. If you apply after your done getting ready in the morning you won’t have to reapply as much throughout the day.

OGX Shampoos and Conditioners: By far my favorite brand of shampoos and conditioners and they have tons of great fragrances if you want to switch it up. Some of my favorites are Cherry Blossom, Coconut Water, and Macadamia Oil.

Queen Helene Face Scrub: These scrubs and face masks are great and affordable. I like the apricot scrub and the mint julep mask best.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation: I really just need a light foundation and this is perfect coverage and the fair shade matches my complexion.

Tom’s of Maine Toothpaste: Minty fresh and cruelty-free!