Archive | February, 2013

3-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Pudding

25 Feb

Chocolate craving + lack of chocolate at home = This recipe. I decided I would try mixing the cocoa powder I had leftover from baking Christmas treats with some of the almond butter I had on hand. Mixed together I got a gross looking paste so I decided to pour some almond milk in to thin it out and somehow that magical combination turned into a decadent chocolate pudding.

Ingredients:

2 tbs almond butter (I’m sure other nut butters would work just as well)

2 tbs cocoa powder (or cacao, my roommate has tried that with success)

2 tbs almond milk (or any type of milk)

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This recipe could not be easier.

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This is what the mixture looks like with just one tbs of almond milk – it is more like a spread so if you’re thinking you want a sort of nutella substitute, stop here.

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I add a tiny bit of sea salt to deepen the flavor. Make sure you are tasting as you go, if it’s not sweet enough add some honey, agave, or maple syrup.

photo 4The pudding is delicious on it’s own but I like to dip my fruit in it (it makes me feel better about eating this for breakfast) – I usually use Granny Smith apples, but bananas, oranges, and berries all work very well also. This batch makes enough for 1-2 people, but is easily multiplied for larger groups.

Heather

Stovetop Scents

16 Feb

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If you are spring cleaning like I am this weekend, here is a little trick to make your home smell amazing while you clean.

Supplies
Orange Peels
Cinnamon

Put orange peels and cinnamon into a pot on the stove on medium heat and enjoy a yummy smelling Saturday. The top photo is from pinterest but I wanted to include it because it was so pretty. I only had 3 oranges that I was about to toss out, but it worked great and is still burning away in my kitchen.

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We love all natural skin care!

10 Feb

Lately Heather and I have been talking about DIY skin care recipes such as our Kitchen Cupboard face mask and our DIY soaps. It’s so interesting the ingredients that go into certain skin care products and the effectiveness of them.

Where are we going with this? Well, did you notice the new little boxes under our archive section? We’ve met a few people, fallen in love with their products, and they were nice enough to give 10% off to any of our Two Girls friends.

Bogavia is our new skin care obsession. We met up with the creator of the all natural face and body care line, photo-1Alison, who explained why she created this amazing line. “I wanted to create a little piece of heaven on earth. I believe people should really take the time with their skin care routine and pamper themselves” explained Alison. Alison also shared with us her history as a holistic health expert, and her pastry chef background while living in Italy. Talk about an amazing girl making stuff!

This collection really is all-natural. With ingredients throughout the line such as aloe vera, nettle, chamomile, rose hip, and sea kelp, you really feel good about putting this product on your skin.

Our personal favorite product so far is The Essential Toner. Alison gave us a sample last week and I can’t get enough of it. I’ve used it every morning the past week and my skin feels smooth, hydrated, and not dry (like many other toners leave my face feeling).

So experience the line for yourself- click on our Bogavia link on the right side of this page and save 10% on any of their products. 

Sometimes you can make all the DIY skin care recipes you can, but nothing compares to the expertise of a true skin care expert!

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