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Winter Recipes To Try

I love cooking home-cooked meals all times of the year, but especially in the winter months. There is something so comforting and cozy being inside when it’s dark and cold outside! Below is my current list of recipes to try and I would love to hear any recommendations that you have in the comment section. xx meliss

winter recipes to try | lolo magazine

*basil cashew chicken via half baked harvest

winter recipes to try | lolo magazine

*creamy roasted red pepper and cauliflower soup via closet cooking

winter recipes to try | lolo magazine

*garlic butter mushroom risotto via pinch of yum

winter recipes to try | lolo magazine

*chicken tikka masala via savory tooth

winter recipes to try | lolo magazine

*leek frittata via coveteur

winter recipes to try | lolo magazine

*garlic butter white wine pasta via savory nothings

winter recipes to try | lolo magazine

*beet risotto via well plated

winter recipes to try | lolo magazine

*asparagus and smoked salmon pizzas via from the kitchen

In The Kitchen: GreenPan

In The Kitchen: GreenPan

image via GreenPan Pinterest 

Eating healthy is something that both Lo and I are very passionate about, as is toxic-free living. Living completely toxin free is nearly impossible since there are toxins in the environment that we are exposed to that are entirely out of our control. However, there are toxins that we can control, like what sort of home cleaning products we use, what beauty products we put on our bodies, and what cookware we use to cook our food.

Buying and eating organic is great, but what if you cook those organic vegetables in a skillet that releases toxic fumes once it gets super hot? So bad! Enter GreenPan. Their ceramic technology is intentionally designed to prevent the toxic fumes from happening, but still allowing for a nonstick cooking surface. How amazing is that?

I am now totally hooked on GreenPan products and have a few pieces. You can shop the line over at Sur La Table as well- below are our favorites!

healthy foodie gifts

healthy foodie gifts from sakara

Sakara is a great source for healthy, organic, good-for-you food items and bonus, these tasty treats also make perfect gifts. Get the details below!

granola collection

watermelon seed butter

superfood holiday popcorn trio

beauty water cocktail collection

the kitchen gift guide

the kitchen gift guide | lolo magazine

you know that person that just loves to be in the kitchen, cooking up a storm? we racked our brains for what to get said person, and the list is below!

a GreenPan ceramic skillet 

a gorgeous stand mixer

washed denim pot holder

a beautiful spoon rest

the malibu farm cook book

walnut cutting board

this apron

a Staub dutch oven

paris themed mini spatulas

a lovely brass serving bowl

slow cooked scrambled eggs with turmeric and cilantro

scrambled eggs with turmeric and cilantro

These slow-cooked scrambled eggs are dangerously good. I make these on saturday and/or sunday mornings at the farm with with toast and bacon for Hamilton, and a croissant for me. I cook these eggs in butter (in a cast iron skillet) as a weekend treat, and I think the butter is part of the reason why they are so good! Shocker, right? The other secret is low heat for a longer amount of time- that really makes a big difference.  

ingredients //

4 -6 eggs

Butter

Turmeric

Cliantro

steps //

-Crack eggs and whisk them up in a bowl

-Heat butter over low heat in a skillet

-Pour the eggs in and be patient! Cooking over low heat is key

-Lightly scramble as they begin to cook

-It will take about four-five minutes total

-Remove from heat when they are about 90% done and put on a plate ASAP

-Sprinkle turmeric and cilantro on top

our health packed smoothie recipe

Good morning, friends! I hope you all have had the sweetest start to the day. I must start out by saying I am a nerd when it comes to health (I could live and breathe it!). This post is long, but it was hard to leave any of it out because it is all so important + mind blowing how diet alone effects our body!

A lot of you have requested that I share my daily smoothie recipe that I make for Jase and I in the morning. I must warn you prior to that it is PACKED with potent ingredients, which can seem quite overwhelming seeing it on paper, but once you get the hang of throwing it all in, it’s as easy as can be! I am going to share the exact links to the products I use + scroll down below the recipe to see the benefits of each ingredient {my favorite part}.

Most of the ingredients I use in this smoothie are from Crucial Four, a hidden health gem of a place in Dallas. My old kick-boxing trainer introduced me, and it has become our family’s go to spot. Not all of their products are online, but they make it super easy to call and order. Side note: this is not sponsored.

our health packed smoothie recipe | lauren kennedy | lolo magazineWhy I love Crucial Four so much: “you can’t travel 12 hours by plane, two days by car and then climb a mountain in Ecuador to get the best heirloom cacao from eighty-foot trees in their natural environment. We can and do and that’s just one of the eighty wild heirloom ingredients we source globally and combine into our Meal Replacements & Shakes, Water Infusions, Oral Concentrates or Healthy Snacks. We have stable long-term relationships with reliable farmers, brokers and manufacturers across the globe to source the best wild heirloom varietal or certified organic products and deliver them in our products direct to your door.”

Also, I found an incredible naturopath here in California, and he has taken intensive and detailed blood tests to discover what I really need to shift in my body. I intentionally did a blood test before I started making these smoothies. My thyroid needed to shift a bit, my iron was low even with supplements, and there were a few more imbalances. I went back a month later to see if these ingredients were truly as beneficial to me as they say! He was confused as to why I came in after the results because my blood test was perfect. I was absolutely mind blown. These are life changers.

Another fun fact: the reason why we crave sugar and junk food is because we are mineral sufficient. These fill those voids, which in turn, curbs the cravings. For those of you that know Jason, you know his two vices are ice cream and pizza. After a week of eating these smoothies, he could only eat a few bites of Salt & Straw because it didn’t even sound good to him. Again, mind blown.

our health packed smoothie recipe | lauren kennedy | lolo magazine
Ingredients (makes a smoothie for two):

2 tsp fresh bee pollen

1 tsp wild pine pollen

2 packets of M Breakfast

1 tbsp Collagen

3 tsp Colostrum

A pour of fresh pressed aloe

1 heaping tbsp spirulina

1 heaping tbsp chlorella

1 heaping tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp cacao nibs (I love the crunch this adds!)

4 tinctures of Stevia (cancels the green taste)

1.5 frozen organic bananas

1 bag frozen blueberries or strawberries

Alkaline water

FRESH BEE POLLEN

It is extremely high in protein and amino acids. It is great to have in the morning for a quick pick-me-up. It’s also a good addition to pre- or post-workout snacks to add or restore protein. It’s actually been used in ancient cultures—like China—for decades as a natural energy source. On top of adding protein and energy, I’ve read benefits like: prevents the cold and flu, helps with cravings, improves vitality and endurance, regulates intestines, reduces inflammation, and helps relieves stress.

WILD PINE POLLEN

It is a potent aphrodisiac that offers dual-directional hormonal support. If you are high in estrogen, it lowers it; if you are low in testosterone, it brings it higher, and visa versa AKA it evens out your hormones naturally. Regular consumption supports healthy metabolism, regulates weight, improves immune response, and enhances whole body function. It also is a: common cold preventative, brain nourisher, and cholesterol reducer.

M BREAKFAST

Energy, stress relief, immunity, and performance are critical for everyday life. Build your mind and body into balance for sustained energy that helps you thrive with Crucial Four’s mBreakfast. We formulated mBreakfast to contain 100% organic and wild sourced herbs, algaes, mushrooms, and biotic extracts.

COLLAGEN

It improves skin and hair, repairs joints, helps leaky gut, boosts metabolism, strengthens teeth and nails, helps detox, reduces cellulite and stretch marks.

COLOSTRUM

Builds lean muscle mass, repairs tissue, increases vitality, accelerates healing, supports digestion, improves the immune system

FRESH ALOE VERA JUICE

It is alkalizing, it reduces inflammation, it is a digestive aid, promotes regularity, detoxifies the body, aids weight loss, helps maintain hydration, helps control blood glucose levels in diabetics, helps lower blood cholesterol, improves oral health, gives a vitamin and mineral boost, provides essential amino acids

SPIRULINA

A powerful anti-inflammatory, activates many of the different immune cells, jam packed with vitamins, phytonutrients, and essential fatty acids, including macrophages, T-cells, B-cells, and natural killer cells. It also activates the organs involved with immune function such as the spleen, liver, and bone.

CHLORELLA

Detoxifies heavy metals, supports your immune system, promotes weight loss, makes you look younger, fights cancer, lowers blood sugar and cholesterol

CHIA SEEDS

High in minerals, antioxidants, vitamins, protein, fiber, and omega 3’s; helps skin and aging, aids in digestive health, keeps your heart healthy, helps treat diabetes, boosts your energy and metabolism, provides a lot of calcium for stronger bones, builds muscle and aids in weight loss, fights breast and cervical cancer, promotes dental health

CACAO NIBS

Maintains muscle and nerve function, aids in weight loss, keeps you regular, prevents anemia, reduces risk of coronary disease and stroke, treats diarrhea, enhances mood, a cholesterol free saturated fat; an excellent source of minerals, fiber, and vitamins