My Favorite Things: January 2018

 

1. Bosica Tsubaki Oil - I've been using this face oil for years. It's light, easily absorbed, and very hydrating - no greasy feeling at all. I love the Boscia brand as it's a preservative free, botanically based skin care line. It's not just what we put in our body, it's also the quality of what we put on it that contributes to our overall wellness. $46.00

2. Pukka Revitalise Tea - I've become a tea junkie, especially in the afternoons around 4pm. And this blend has become an absolute winter favorite. The aroma is incredible with hints of cinnamon, ginger, orange, clove, and peppermint. Then there's also a bit of green tea for that needed pick-me-up, but not too much that I won't be able to sleep. $6.99

3. La Tourangelle Toasted Pumpkin Seed Oil - This is a new favorite finishing oil in my kitchen. It has a rich and nutty flavor that tastes amazing drizzled over steamed veggies, eggs, or grain bowls. This brand is expeller pressed and lightly filtered therefore retaining all the flavor and nutrients of the pumpkin seeds. It's a bit pricy, but a little goes a long way. $16.99

4. Gaia Herbs Black Elderberry Syrup - Black elderberries have been recognized for centuries for their immune supportive properties. I had a winter cold right before Christmas and I swear this product helped me fight it off and lessen my symptoms in two days. (And also prevented Ravi from catching it!) $19.95

5. Elementi Original Premier Milk Frother - I adore my Vitamix, but sometimes I don't need all that power. Especially first thing in the morning when all I want is to quickly mix up my matcha latte or add a few adaptogens to my coffee. This handheld whisk has been the best kitchen gadget I've bought in a while. It quickly froths my milk and easily incorporates any add-ins to my morning drink.  $14.99

6. Lou & Grey Cozy Flipside Leggings - Since I work from home most days of the week, I've definitely been embracing the legging. These are lined in the softest pajama-like fabric and are super thick (no see through underwear here!). $39.50

7. Deliciously Ella Natural Feasts - I have way too many cookbooks (ask Ravi), but this is one I keep coming back to again and again. It's filled with approachable, creative, and delicious vegan recipes. The flavors are always on point and most of the time you wouldn't even know you're eating vegan. Try Ella's Favorite Curried Vegetables. We've been having them every other week! $24.00

8. Moon Valley Organics Moon Melt Lotion Bar - With the insanely low temperatures we've had recently, my hands have been an absolute wreck. I ordered this lotion bar a little over a week ago and it's been a miracle worker since day one. I keep a tin next to the kitchen sink and lotion up several times a day, especially before going to bed. I have the Lemon Vanilla and it smells absolutely divine. The ingredients are all natural and certified organic. Plus the beeswax base helps to really seal in moisture. My hands are SO happy to have found this product. $7.95

9. Quinoa Oatmeal - Lately I've been using quinoa instead of oatmeal for a warming breakfast. It's still a comforting bowl on those cold January mornings, but not quite as heavy as oatmeal and adds an extra dose of complete protein to fuel my day. Try this recipe as your starting point. Then add any fruit you'd like, switch up the nuts, etc.