Category Archives: Health

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Simple Savory Vegan Crock Pot Chili Recipe

So the temperature has started to drop here in NY and this vegan crock pot chili recipe is just the thing for cool fall evening dinners. Usually I drag out my big crock pot to start making soups and stews for lunch and dinner during the week. However this year, I purchased one of these. Since its only holds about 1 quart, I can have more than one crock pot meal a week! (It’s also great for keeping food warm). This chili recipe is so easy you’ll make this every week! Continue reading

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Homemade Healthy Ice Cream (It’s Easy Cheap and Clean!)

I had heard it was possible to make cheap homemade healthy ice cream out of bananas without an ice cream maker and I’d also heard that it was easy. But it wasn’t until I was stuck with 2 over ripe bananas that I realized just how RIDICULOUSLY EASY this recipe is. This blew my mind folks. Continue reading

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My New Outlook Fitness

As many of you know, this year has been a challenging one for me physically. As a result, my entire outlook on fitness, and what it means to be healthy has changed. I wasn’t entirely out of shape before I was hospitalized back in December 2013, but I wasn’t a size 6 either. Then when I actually lost the ability to walk properly, I really could care less what size I was, Continue reading

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Vegan Chickpea Salad Recipe

This is a quick and Vegan Chickpea Salad Recipe I adapted from Rachel Ray. It’s a great make ahead dish, (like the night before), so that the peas can marinate well. It makes a great lunch, and if it’s hot where you are you won’t even have to turn the oven on! Continue reading

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Savvy featured in “Health, Hair & Happiness” Magazine!

A BIG thank you to Scarlett Rocourt of Wonder Curl for featuring me in the August issue of “Health, Hair and Happiness”, her online mag through Issu. Every month Scarlett provides insight and valuable advice on everything from beauty and health to money management. This month I go more into detail about my struggle with stroke and how to prevent them. Check it out below! Continue reading

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Savvy’s Sibling Strawberry Rhubarb Jam Recipe

This recipe might seem random, but my brother showed up at my mom’s house with Strawberry Rhubarb Jam a few weeks ago. After I got over the shock of finding out that he could a) cook and b) knew what a rhubarb was, I gave his jam a try. It’s delicious! I’ve put this stuff of everything! Sandwiches, yogurt, ice cream, even in my new favorite Overnight Oatmeal. He finally gave me the recipe. enjoy! Continue reading

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DIY Insect Repellant

These days many of the bug repellants on the market are almost as harmful as the viruses that we’re trying to prevent! There have been many articles citing the dangers of DEET and metofluthrin and other questionable ingredientsThe scary thing is we’re spraying these chemicals on our skin, (the largest organ of your body) then rubbing them in!  Well here’s my DIY Insect repellant recipe, that you can spray on your skin safely, smell good and repel bugs at the same time. Continue reading