Month: May 2017

Creamy Mango Nectarine Smoothie

Wild morning to you! Nothing says I love you like a creamy mango smoothie with a twist of mint and other added fruit. Overreacting a bit? I am, I’ll admit, but the thing is that ever since I’ve moved, I miss mangoes like crazy. Every time I find one, I make it into a smoothie right away; Spain used to throw them in my face, creamy, sweet and tasty. Now all of these are few and far between.

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Animal testing and cruelty-free brands: use and avoid.

cruelty free, animal testing, organic

Wild morning to you! Today I’m going to introduce you a list of companies that do not test on animals and will try to persuade you to think twice the next time you buy a random body lotion, a dish soap or an air freshener.

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Mulberries: a rediscovered superfood to love

mulberry fruit, mulberries on a tree

Wild morning to you! Mulberries were once considered as a food of the poor. In Asia, they’ve been growing them for a cultivation of silkworms and my mom adds them to her smoothies regularly. The last information is completely irrelevant, but I’m just trying to share my excitement with you since the mulberries fall into a category of a newly discovered food I knew existed but I regularly ignored its presence.

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Top 3 bentonite clay detox treatments.

bentonite clay detox treatment

Wild morning to you! Bentonite clay has been regarded to have detox and healing attributes, natural body cleansing, either on the outside or on the inside. Have a look at three simple ways to cleanse and detox your body.

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Mexican Tortillas with a Wild Asparagus Twist

mexican tortilla with wild asparagus and egan parmesan

Wild morning to you all. Mexican tortillas are a great way to improvise, in case you have nothing specific in your pantry yet at the same time a lot of different things. In my case I decided to use wild asparagus, to mix with the classical Mexican recipe and use all the leftover veggies for a salad. I love tortillas, there is only one reason why I don’t make them often enough: because I tend to make my own tortillas and that sometimes is just too demanding. I only make this recipe when I’m really in the mood. I happened to be the other day, so voila:

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Coconut oil hair treatment: a simple DIY guide.

coconut oil hair mask

Wild morning to you! Coconut oil hair mask can be a great addition to your hair cosmetics, especially if you have problems with split-up ends, dry and tired hair that feel like a rough towel instead of a silky scarf. I have curly hair and sometimes they are a proper nightmare. Well, to be honest with you, I don’t always pay my 100 percent attention to my hair since they tend to take a lot of time now and then, especially in windy and humid conditions. Oh, and when it’s too sunny and hot as well. And when it’s too cold. Basically, a l l the t i m e.

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My first Chia Pudding: a simple guide.

mulberry chia pudding

Good morning to you. Chia pudding is a great substitute for all the sweet cravings you might get late in the afternoon. And believe me, I am the kind of person who gets sweet cravings all the time! As long as it’s chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, I can eat it with anything and everything at any occasion. Tons of fresh fruit is around the corner, as is summer, however, so honestly, I can’t afford to eat all the sweet treats this world has to offer in immense quantities. That’s why I’ve decided to join the sweet with the healthy and to finally give this mysterious chia pudding a try.

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Wild asparagus picking and keeping: where, how and why?

wild asparagus

Wild morning to you all! I decided that last week was the perfect time to go wild asparagus picking after all the spring rain and warm rays of sunshine. This healthy but a rather difficult plant to find was once believed to be an extremely strong aphrodisiac. It has been foraged for centuries and it adds a fresh and wild yet bitter taste to the dishes.

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Simple Sunday: Homemade elderflower cordial

elderflower cordial ibn the making

Good afternoon to you all! Homemade elderflower cordial is a perfect addition to all spring and early summer drinks when you want to add a fragrant and refreshing twist to cocktails, mocktails or lemonade. There are elder blossoms popping up around every corner and I got too tempted, so I finally had to make my own elderflower cordial.

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Top 5 wild plants to pick this spring

forest floor spring

Wild morning to you! With long and warmer days on our doorstep, I thought I’d share with you the top 5 wild plants to pick this season. Surely, the weather seems like it could be nice enough and I’m planning on spending a few hours these days getting lost in nature somewhere since I’ve already made plans on creating something new in my kitchen. Here are my top 5 wild plant preferences that are healthy, easy to pick and bring new flavors into cooking.

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