7 Products and Food Items I Will Only Buy Organic

photo by Laura Austin


Living a healthy lifestyle is a choice but not one that comes for free. Organic food and products are often more expensive then their conventional counterparts which is why its sometimes necessary to pick and choose what you’re willing to fork over extra cash for.

Below is a list of 7 of my non-negotioables that I  believe are worth the extra dollar dollar bills, ya’ll. Of course there are more but these are the main ones that I will always buy organic and natural.

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80/20 Vegan Plant Based Lifestyle for Health & Balance Plus A VIDEO!

Its been a minute since I’ve posted a YouTube video for you (more like years, not minutes but hey who’s counting, right?)

This video is about my approach to eating and basically everything in my life.

The 80/20 rule aka the Pareto principle states that roughly 80% of the events come from 20% of the causes. It has been adopted in business management stating that 80% of profits come from 20% of clients/customers. Interestingly enough it has been found true in several areas in life, for example 80% of the worlds wealth is in the hands of 20% of the worlds population.

I sort of use it for everything.

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5 Easy Ways to Have More Energy. Like Right Now.

5 ways to have more energy. like right now. CarasKitchen

Hey babes, with everything you have going on in life having a little more energy would help, right?

Maybe you are in school and working, or are working and have a side hustle, or have kids and a career. Maybe you just don’t have the best eating habits so instead of feeling amazing after meals you feel sluggish, tired and on the verge of a serious crash.  Maybe you are not as productive and focused as you’d like. Whatever it is these 4 changes will drastically increase your energy level.

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Easy 8-Ingredient Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce

Summer is here which means Basil and Tomatoes are in season. Heck yes.

A simple health philosophy of mine is to eat S.O.U.L food. And avoid eating S.A.D foods. SOUL stands for Seasonal, Organic, Unprossed, Local. SAD of course is the Standard American Diet.

In the spirit of honoring that philosophy I made tomato basil sauce since the two main ingredients are at their peak right now.

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Vegan Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Coconut Butter Cream Frosting

Vegan Chocolate Cake 11

It feels like there is an elephant in the room. Something that is there adding pressure to a situation and although I know the best way to get past it is to acknowledge it, the hesitation is still there. It’s been over a week since I have posted on this blog or Instagram; two things that have been a part of my daily life for over a year were completely left alone. I realized this week how much pressure I put on myself to not only constantly post and produce content, but be as productive as possible each day to the point where the magic was sort of lost. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely l.o.v.e. blogging, and it’s my creative outlet (read- I work in legal consulting), but something went awry.

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