Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Ooh La Trend: Fruit Nail Art

The nail art phenomenon is not stopping anytime soon! In fact, it’s only getting JUICIER. Does it get any more delicious than FRUIT nail art?  Whether you are a girl or a woman (or a little bit of both), we say get fruity! You can go bold or keep it subtle depending on your mood and personal style.  Here are some fun fruit inspirations to get you started…YUM!

cherry fruit nails fruit nail art 2

strawberry nails kiwi nails tips

fruit nail art 3

Friday, July 5, 2013

Feed Your Beauty: Red White and Blue Food

If you are anything like us, you’re taking all weekend to celebrate the 4th of July holiday!  This can mean lots of fun but also lots of eating!  It can be easy to over do it on a holiday weekend, so we put together some healthy fruit snack ideas inspired by a red, white, and blue 4th of July theme!  You can still celebrate all weekend long but why not get some nutrition in there as well?! Pick your favorite and get ready to impress! Check it out…

4th of july stars pops 4th of july strawberries 4th of july fruit salad 4th of july fruit water 4th of july platter watermelon

 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and the rest of the holiday!  We’ll see you back here next week!

 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Feed Your Beauty: Arugula and Peach Salad with White Cheddar

We love seasonal fruits, like peaches, because they are rich in Vitamin C which boosts the production of collagen, a compound that gives your skin elasticity!  So, naturally we can’t get enough of this Arugula and Peach Salad with White Cheddar! Not only is it mouth watering-ly delicious, but it is great for your skin health!  It might just be the perfect summer salad to serve at your next event, check out the recipe below…

 

Fun Add On? Serve with a Blueberry Mojito and your skin will be jam packed full of skin-loving nutrients. You’ll be glowing by the end of your summer fiesta!

peach arugula salad

 

Ingredients:

7 ounces of baby arugula
3 peaches
3 ounces of dried cranberries
5 ounces sharp white cheddar, cubed
5 ounces glazed pecans

 

Simply combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and toss with the dressing (recipe for the dressing listed below).

Simple Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/4 cup olive oil
a dash of salt and pepper

 

In a small bowl whisk together vinegar, honey, dijon and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. I usually double the vinaigrette recipe.

 

Source: Val SoCal

 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Feed Your Beauty: Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

It’s Memorial Day which means that summer has officially begun!  We’re ringing in this amazing season with a delicious summer salad recipe for Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing!  We love this recipe because you can use all your favorite summer fruits and berries to fill your tummy and make your skin glow!  So go ahead and dig in and have a Happy Memorial Day!

Quinoa Fruit Salad summer salad

Ingredients:

1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
Pinch of salt

 

For the Honey Lime Dressing:

Juice of 1 large lime
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint

 

For the fruit:

1 1/2 cups blueberries
1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
1 1/2 cups chopped mango
Extra chopped mint, for garnish-optional

 

Instructions:

Using a strainer, rinse the quinoa under cold water. Add quinoa, water, and salt to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 5 minutes. Turn the heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork. Let quinoa cool to room temperature.

 

To make the Honey Lime Dressing: In a medium bowl, whisk the lime juice, honey, and mint together until combined.

 

In a large bowl, combine quinoa, blueberries, strawberries, and mango. Pour honey lime dressing over the fruit salad and mix until well combined. Garnish with additional mint, if desired. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

 

Note-Use your favorite fruit in this salad. Blackberries, peaches, kiwi, raspberries, pineapple, grapes, etc. are great options!

 

Source: Two Peas and Their Pod