All posts tagged: healthy living

Lemon Garlic Spaghetti

Here’s a simple pasta recipe that’s delicious with or without meat.  Anytime the hubby and I have a hankering for a non-salad vegetarian meal, this is our go to.  Between our busy schedules, cooking an elaborate meal is few and far between, so I often try recipes that don’t take longer than 30 minutes to make–this is one of them! You’ll need: 3 tablespoons minced garlic 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 6 tablespoons lemon juice 4 chicken flavor bouillon cubes 1/2 teaspoon pepper (fresh ground is best) 1 lb. spaghetti or 1 lb. angel hair pasta, cooked to package directions 1/2 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese (optional) 1/4 cup parsley 1 tbsp. basil How to make: 1. In large skillet, cook garlic in olive oil on medium heat until golden. 2. Add lemon juice, bouillon, basil and pepper. 3. Cook and stir until bouillon dissolves. 4. In large bowl, toss pasta, garlic mixture and parsley; serve immediately.  Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese for an extra boost of protein! It’s a delightful concoction, yielding 6 servings …

The Hair Benefits of the Lemon

It seems the lemon is the red-headed step child of the natural hair community.  We discuss the benefits of many natural oils, nuts, and fruits, but not much seems to be said about the lemon other than it can naturally lighten your hair. The lemon was actually known, before modern times, as an essential ingredient for maintaining hair.  There are several ways you can incorporate the benefits of the lemon into your hair care regimen. You can eat (or drink) it Lemons have the ability to eliminate toxins from the body–and also from the hair.  Hair can hold toxins from the environment that may cause damage to the strands.  Regular consumption of lemons can aid in eliminating these toxins and promote hair growth. As a stripping rinse Soaking your hair in lemon juice can directly remove build-up from products that lay heavily on the hair and make it limp.  It’s also a wonderful tool in removing excess oil without stripping away too much of the oils your hair naturally produces.  Some people use it in addition to apple cider vinegar …