Simple Salmon

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In progress…

Today I wanted a simple salmon.

I have made elaborate salmon meals with mayo and parmesan that was delicious! Today, I wasn’t in the mood for anything fancy as my appetite hasn’t been the greatest lately. I wanted something quick and light. I had to prepare lunch for work and so I decided to keep it plain and I did not regret it! I chopped some hot peppers, green onions, white onions, green peppers and mashed garlic. I then rubbed my fish with salt and black pepper. I put some of my seasoningsimg_20170213_102331_778 on the foil, then laid my fish on top and covered it with the remaining seasonings. I placed thyme on top, it was originally 2 stems but the other fell on the ground! I then baked it for 25 mins at 375.

I paired this yummy light fish with a salad that had strawberries, red onions and blueberries galore. It was enough to satisfy my cravings and help me with getting some omega 3 fatty acids;-)

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Healthy Hair…

img_20170213_001643652Confession…I am obsessed with oils!! When my friend hacked off my hair on March 18th, 2016, I was glad that I no longer had to spent hours doing my hair, plus maintaining it on a daily basis, plus treating it every night. I had an insane regimen that I followed and while it did pay off, it was just too much! I figured going natural was a low maintenance, low impact deal. It has been in a lot of ways, but it does need maybe the same or more one on one care. It is very easy to feel the difference in the way your hair thirst when you are natural and not treating it as you should. Anyhoo, after talking with my fellow naturalistas I found myself in the habit of using various oils. So much so I created a mix of all the oils I use at some point in my life because….why not? lol.

I use it in my sons hair as well as he has luscious curly hair and he does deserve a lil img_20170213_000923241TLC.

I don’t even know why I need so much, but it just sits well with me and mentally I feel like I am doing enough when I use this mix in my hair! Perhaps I’ve gone crazy but I can’t help but feel like this is making up for all the times I slack off in caring for my hair. I used 1tbsp. jojoba and castor oil, 2tbsp. carrot, coconut, shea butter and vegetable gylcerin, a 1/4 cup of olive oil and a few drops of tea tree for scalp lovin’! Of course the tea tree is the only thing that is a lil off-putting, but the benefits outweigh the ugly smell:-)

Toodles….

Body butter business….

img_20170213_000800021 I pulled myself out of the creating rut when I saw that my supply had dwindled to the last bit. I spent the evening concocting a body butter that I use for my son and myself. I have no idea about which products eliminate which but I have seen wonderful results, so I have been continuing my regime. I have especially been ensuring that he is well moisturized during these eczema days and this mix seems to be helping as well.

On a double broiler which is a pot filled with boiling water and an old pasta jar (lol), I

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The end result…

add ¼ cup of grated beeswax, ½ cup of coconut oil and 2 tbsp. shea butter. Once it all melts and has cooled a bit, I add 3 tbsp. almond oil, 1 tbsp. castor and jojoba oil and 1 tbsp. lanolin (for my son).

The lanolin is the only thing I have an issue with as it is funky and I don’t add essential oils to anything made for him, but thankfully the smell doesn’t linger.