Top 5 Allergy-free Desserts That Will Make You Drool

Ever wanted to indulge in the sweetest things in life but an ugly allergy reaction is preventing you from doing so? If the answer is yes, then you aren’t alone. This happened to me with MANY desserts that I simply thought were too delicious to avoid just because of how my body reacted. However, it got to a point where I just couldn’t take it anymore and I was a bit sad.

After a while I started trying to search for recipes that maybe I could be able to try and some of them didn’t really work that well. But now, I’ve finally found the perfect desserts that ANYONE who suffers from allergies due to certain ingredients in food can enjoy.

 

Coconut Milk Fudge

By simply writing that I was already drooling. But this amazing dessert will be your not-so-guilty guilty pleasure you’ll ever eat. You won’t have to worry about rushing to the hospital in case you get a terrible reaction as this doesn’t contain any ingredients that could potentially trigger the allergic reaction. The best part? It’s super quick, easy, and cheap to make!

 

Dairy-Free Coconut Mango Popsicle

Lately it’s been very warm here. I’m in desperate need of anything that can cool me down. Despite the nice beach breeze we have here it still isn’t enough to cool me down. One day I decided to try and make dairy-free coconut mango popsicles and WOW. They were simply heaven in every bite. It was deliciously amazing and I couldn’t have just one so I decided to have three just to make sure I was cool enough.

 

Strawberry Shortcake (Gluten-Free, Egg-Free)

If you want to celebrate a close friends birthday but he/she can’t eat anything that contains gluten then you my friend, are just in luck. This amazing gluten-free strawberry shortcake will save you the trouble from finding a perfect cake for your friend. The taste is incredibly amazing too!

 

Dairy-Free, Nut-Free Healthy Banana Muffins

In the mornings, once my boyfriend wakes up he likes drinking a bit of coffee. He loves eating sweet things but his allergy reaction towards dairy products prevents him from enjoying some of the sweetest things in life. So I decided to find a recipe that’s perfect for him and I eventually stumbled upon the dairy-free, nut-free healthy banana muffins. He now enjoys them every morning with his coffee to start his day amazingly!

 

Gluten-Free Thin Mints

I LOVE the combination of chocolate and mint. It’s simply my favorite and yet it’s also my worst nightmare. The amount of bathroom visits (yes I know, TMI but bear with me) every time I eat it is such incredibly horrid. These gluten-free thin mints saved me from my constant cravings despite the terrible nightmares from feeling sick so much from regular thin mints.

Top 5 Best Natural Remedies for Tighter Skin You Should Know

Want to achieve more tightness on your skin? Then you’ve come to the right place. I was almost obsessed with finding something that will tighten my skin. I’ve tried high-end products, drugstore products and nothing worked. I slowly started giving up until my mother talked to me about home remedies my grandmother would use. I tried several of them and. they worked like a charm.

Which brings me down to the sole purpose of the creation of this article, to help those finding an effective remedy to tighten their skin!

 

Egg White Mask

I’ve actually heard a lot about this remedy but I never actually tried t because I wasn’t sure if it would work or not. After a while I decided to try it and after a few weeks I saw amazing results! I was so happy!

Stylecraze.com states the following: “Beat the egg and separate the egg white from the yellow. Apply the egg white directly on your face and wait till it dries. Wash your face with lukewarm water.

Egg is the most common ingredient known for skin tightening and is mostly used by us. It tightens the skin and firms it. So if you don’t have time to make all those recipes, you can simply use this mask and it will do wonders to your skin”.

 

Egg White and Flour Mask

This very quick and simple remedy is super effective at tightening your skin and also leaving an amazingly healthy and glowing skin!

For this remedy you’ll also need glycerin, honey, flour/fuller’s earth. Once you have all the ingredients you must now beat an egg and separate the egg white from the egg yolk. For the next step you’ll need to mix flour, glycerin and honey. Apply the mixture directly on dry skin and it dries up, wash with lukewarm water.

 

Egg White and Yogurt Mask

You’ll need 1 egg white, 1tbsp Yogurt, and 1/8tsp Sugar. Beat an egg and separate egg white and egg yolk. Now mix yogurt and sugar along with the egg white and apply on dry skin. Wait till it dries and rinse well with lukewarm water.

 

Cabbage and Rice Flour Mask

All you’ll need for this remedy is: 2-3 Cabbage leaves, 2tbsp Rice flour, and a few drops of Almond/Olive oil.

First off, you must grind and make a paste out of the cabbage leaves you have. Mix it well with rice flour and almond oil/olive oil. Apply it on your face and wait a few minutes or until it dries. Rinse with lukewarm water.

 

Cabbage and Honey Mask

Cabbage leaves, Honey, Yogurt, Almond/olive oil for dry skin are the ingredients you’ll need. Take 2-3 cabbage leaves and make a paste out of it. Mix it well with yogurt and honey in a well-shut container. Apply this pack and leave it for 15-20 min. Rinse well with lukewarm water.

Top 5 Healthy and Quick Meals You Wouldn’t Believe Exist

I wasn’t always interested on eating healthier foods. When I was younger, I used to eat anything that got in my way without caring if it will affect me or not. Eventually, it did. Pretty badly actually. I ended up getting irritable bowel syndrome. It was incredibly annoying and the doctor told me that it was best for me to start eating healthier and consider exercising a bit. I didn’t really like this idea but I knew I had to change. After a few months I’ve became almost obsessed with eating healthier and exercising.

It’s now been a year since I decided to change my lifestyle and I don’t regret a single thing. I also started learning to cook the most amazing dishes ever. Which leads to the reason why I made this article. To help you indulge yourself into a wonderful world filled with flavors you probably didn’t know existed. Now enough chit-chat and let’s get down to business!

 

California Veggie Grilled Chicken Pasta Bowls

I recently learned about this amazing dish. I love eating it during dinner! It’s definitely my number 1 guilty pleasure. And the best part about it is that it’s very healthy and cheap. Also it doesn’t take a lot of your time to create this heavenly dish which is perfect for those with a hectic schedule.

 

Pan Seared Salmon with Mediterranean Salsa Fresca

I just LOVE this amazing dish. The flavors are simply amazing with every single bite I take. I always make this for my boyfriend and he just can’t get enough of it!

This is also a dish that is simple and easy to make. The best part is that you won’t feel guilty after eating because it is incredibly healthy!

 

Southwestern Turkey Burgers

Who knew healthy and burger could be in the same sentence? I was so surprised when I learned about this amazing dish. The first time I made it, it came out horribly as I’m still a newbie when it comes to cooking but by the second attempt it came out amazing.

This dish is also really loved amongst kids! So if you have kids then you should definitely prepare them this dish.

 

Cajun Shrimp Tostadas

I love shrimps so much and any dish that has shrimps in them is something I know I’ll definitely enjoy. If you are a shrimp lover just like me then I definitely recommend this dish. I made it for all my family and they just can’t get enough of it.

 

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I just love the simpleness of this dish. It’s incredibly easy and cheap to make. You can use either meat or chicken if you’d like. Or use anything you want.

Store-Bought Ingredients You Can Effortlessly Make Yourself

Caramel Sauce

When my friend told me how easy it is to make caramel sauce I didn’t believe her. I didn’t think it was so easy and it takes just a few minutes to be fully prepared! You’ll save yourself so much money thanks to this.

 

Granola

I tried making granola on my own and honestly it was a huge mess. However, that didn’t stop me from trying again… and again. By the third time I tried it came out incredibly delicious. I seriously envy people who can achieve anything on their first try. But then again, I am very clumsy when it comes to cooking. Eventually I achieve anything and I’m pretty sure you’ll be able to achieve this granola goodness.

 

Chocolate Syrup

You’ve probably never thought to make your own chocolate syrup, but once you see how easy it is, you’ll never go back to store-bought. The chocolate syrups sold in here are very pricey so you can probably imagine how happy I was when I realized I could make it by myself at a low price.

 

Corn Tortillas

Homemade corn tortillas are fun to make and they’ll make your Mexican dishes taste even better than they already do. You can find various recipes online that will give step by step instructions on how to make them. Even though I like following instructions I still always give it a slight twist and add anything I like to it.

 

Pizza Dough

Bhg.com says the following: “Lots of people will swing by their local pizzeria when that craving strikes, but there’s really no need when you’ve got everything for homemade pizza already on hand! This easy dough recipe whips up in just 30 minutes”.

 

Marshmallow Sauce

I love using marshmallow sauce as I’m eating some delicious chocolate pie. You can eat it with just about anything you’d like and the deliciousness gets better and better.

 

Pound Cake

The home-made version of pound cake takes flavors to a whole new level. It’s simply exquisite and you’ll enjoy each bite you take.

 

Dark Chocolate Graham Crackers

All you have to do is crush them in the food processor and stir in a little melted butter for the ultimate crunchy chocolate crust experience. The taste is like no other and its simply my favorite.

 

Piecrust

It only takes four simple ingredients and water to make a crust that beats store-bought pie crust. When I first started making my own pie crust I didn’t think it would taste that great but I was completely wrong!

 

Blackberry Jam

This easy recipe requires no pectin so it’s super simple to make! And it’s great on everything from toast to baked brie.

How to Effortlessly Make Your Toddler Sleep

Make Sure Bedtime is Happening at the Right Time

Mirakilane.com says: “That’s right – your toddler may be fighting bedtime simply because it’s happening at the wrong time. This may be the most-overlooked reason for toddler bedtime drama, in my experience. Specifically, I find that my clients tend to try to put their toddlers to bed too early.

Remember, older toddlers (2+) need about 6 hours (or more) of afternoon awake time, between when they wake from their nap and bedtime. So if your toddler is up from her nap at 3:30, then pushing a 7 p.m. bedtime just isn’t going to work for all toddlers”.

 

Take a Good Look at Your Toddler’s Schedule

In order to know if your toddler may be too tired at bedtime or not tired enough take a look at your toddler’s daily schedule. You must check the time in which your toddler has its nap. Also, check how low the nap lasts. Usually naps should be no longer than an hour.

 

Create a Visual Chart that Outlines the Steps of the Bedtime Routine

Toddlers actually enjoy routines. Use this to you advantage and make a visual representation of the bedtime routine. You can even have your toddler help you at making the chart. Your toddler will definitely enjoy helping you.

 

Offer Choices Whenever Possible

I found this to be very helpful when I was babysitting my friends’ kids. However, don’t give them too many choices. I recommend offering just 2 choices. This can help your toddler feel in control of what’s happening at bedtime.

Hopefully this article has helped you a lot at getting your toddler to go to bed. It may take some time on certain toddlers but remember to always have patience. These tips have worked a lot on all the kids I ever worked with!

Most Shocking Facts About Acne You Didn’t Know

We’ve all dealt with acne. Even I have had some nasty experiences during my teen years with acne. Unfortunately not everyone knows a lot about acne. Most of us are only told to wash our faces twice a day and we will be fine. However, it isn’t always that simple. There are other reasons why we may be getting acne. Some people sometimes believe that they have acne for the craziest and unrealistic reasons ever. So let me give you some actual facts about acne so you are well informed about it.

 

Topical Treatments Don’t Always Work

If you’ve ever experienced hormonal acne then you’ve probably noticed how even the strongest face wash and topical creams don’t always work. This happened to a friend and one day she finally had enough of the crazy acne she kept experiencing so she searched for professional help. Afterwards her skin became much clearer and now she’s acne-free.

If you ever experience hormonal acne its best to seek professional help. It may be frustrating at times but you must first understand the problem in order to solve the problem.

 

Painful, Cystic Bumps Are Normal

Relax, don’t be alarmed, and don’t take drastic measures. When you experience hormonal acne, it’s normal to have a couple of very painful and almost cystic bumps on your skin. However, don’t EVER pick on these pimples as it will leave you with a lot of pain and you’ll be left with scars.

 

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Is a Common Cause

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Is a Common Cause is a hormonal imbalance that usually causes small cysts to start growing on your ovaries. If you ever experienced symptoms such as: acne along with facial and body hair growth, irregular periods and trouble controlling weight, then it’s best to consult your doctor as it may be polycystic ovary syndrome.

 

Oral Contraceptives Can Help Regulate Your Hormones

That’s right, oral contraceptives help significantly at reducing acne on your skin. However, before using oral contraceptive you should first consult your doctor so they can prescribe the ones you need.

 

Your Diet Could Be the Issue

This is probably the most cause for those who experience acne. Your diet creates a HUGE impact on your body both inside and out. By not consuming enough water and by eating unhealthy foods, you’ll experience a lot of breakouts on your skin. By eating healthier and exercising, your body and skin ill thank you!

 

Male Hormones Are the Problem

There is a male hormone called androgen, which are present in both men and women. This hormone can increase oil production on your skin which increases acne too. If you have hormonal acne, the androgen hormone can be either elevated or low.

 

Adult Hormonal Acne Is More Common Than You Think

Did you know that it’s been proven that over 50% of people in their twenties and 25% of people in their thirties suffer from acne? I was so shocked when I first read about this. I always thought that acne was a problem experienced mostly amongst teenagers and pre-teens!

 

Spironolactone Can Help Too

Neha Madiya says on her blog the following: “Spironolactone, or Aldactone, is a medication most commonly used for high-blood pressure but, when used in conjunction with oral contraceptives, is known for producing excellent acne-clearing results. This medicine is an anti-androgen, which means it blocks the androgens, or the male hormones, in our bodies. This, in turn, allows for less hormone fluctuations and less acne!”

6 Effortless Tips And Tricks To Make Cooking A Lot Easier

Cooking can be a pain in the butt sometimes. Every time I cooked I always spent ridiculous amount of money on items I didn’t really use or need. I kept falling for the products sold on TV that kept telling you they make cooking a lot easier and it turns out it’s just a big scam. I would always get frustrated until I started using Pinterest. Seriously if you haven’t started using Pinterest you should start using it. It has helped me so much every time I was cooking.

 

All these tips are little secrets that not many people know. But don’t worry and simply stop spending ridiculous amount of money. I had to learn the hard way that the true easy way and efficient way to cook is by using things you already have at the comfort of your own home!

 

Grate Cold Butter

This idea is perfect and I loved it so much when I first tried this idea. The grated butter is perfect for adding to flour before baking biscuits, scones, muffins, amongst other baking or cooking goods. It also makes the butter melt much faster, so if your butter is too cold to spread.

I talked to my best friends about this idea and they absolutely loved it. I also told my mother about it and to all of us cooking hasn’t been the same since then.

 

Freeze Leftover Sauce

Don’t throw any leftover sauce! That’s a huge mistake a lot of people tend to do. Instead of throwing it away how about freezing it? Yes that’s right, freezing any leftover sauce is a great way to keep it fresh for a long time and you can use it whenever you like. You can use this trick with any kind of sauce, even with canned sauces.

 

Reheat Pasta The Proper Way

Yes, there’s actually a “proper” way to reheat pasta. I always wondered why every time I reheated pasta it didn’t taste that great. But then I stumbled upon an incredibly clever pin that talked about reheating pasta in the shape of a doughnut. By reheating your pasta in the shape of a donut the heat from the microwave is distributed a lot more evenly.

 

Rolling Citrus Fruit

Ever get frustrated when you have those gorgeous and gigantic lemons and once you squeeze them only a little amount of juice comes out? I honestly hate when it happens. But there’s a really simple and effortless trick to get the most out of not only your lemons but also your oranges and limes. All you have to do is roll them on a hard surface while applying slight pressure on them.

 

Wooden Spoon Trick

I’ve been using this trick for such a long time but I didn’t know a lot of people weren’t familiar with this trick. Whenever you’re boiling some water, place a wooden spoon on top of it to avoid spilling of the water once it starts rising.

 

Freeze Herbs In Oil

This idea is perfect for those who have hectic and busy lives. It definitely reduces cooking time as everything you need to add explosive flavors into your meals are beautifully frozen. Listotic.com says: “By freezing your herbs in olive oil you will prevent them from browning and getting freezer burn”.

 

 

 

How to Get a Beach Body with This 10 Minute Ab Work-out

To get the desired abs you don’t need to spend an enormous amount of money to go to a gym. At the comfort of your own home you can work-out for your rock hard abs. I will give you detailed information about the best and effective work-out routines you can do by yourself or with a friend.

There are different exercises the work-out different abdominal muscles, all of which are easy and fun to do. In order for these routines to work it is advised to maintain a healthy diet to easily burn fat and tone muscles. The only item you will need is a mat and dumbbells in order to perform the following work-outs.

 

Let’s start off with the chop

This work-out is perfect for legs, arms, core, and hips. For this work-out you have to wave your left arm across your body, while doing this your left leg must be slightly bent and toes touching the floor. Now you bend you right leg and rotate your torso to the right, then reach down until you slightly reach the floor. Do 20 reps and then switch sides.

Twist with dumbbells 1

Lie on your mat with both knees lifted off the floor until they are above your hips and point your toes directly towards the ceiling. While doing this you must hold a 5 pound dumbbell on each hand with your arms bent and close to your chest. Hold for about 2-5 minutes.

 

Twist with dumbbells 2

Repeat the same steps in twist with dumbbells 1 and move your torso to the left while stretching your right arm to the left side of your left knee. Repeat this process with your other side and do about 20 reps.

 

Under the bridge 1

This is my personal favorite and it is the easiest to do. While lying on your mat, extend your legs and extend your arms parallel to your body which will make it seems like a T. On each hand you should be holding a 5 pound dumbbell. Now lift your left leg and bend until your knee is above your left hip and toes pointing towards the ceiling. This workout is perfect for legs, chest, and core.

 

Under the bridge 2

For this you will need to lift your left knee and bend it. Then place both hands on the sides of your left thigh while your right hand is holding the dumbbell, now pass the dumbbell to your left hand while passing it under your left leg. Do 20 reps then switch legs and repeat process. For this routine I suggest slow and steady movements and remember to always control your breathing.

After you are done with each work-out you must let your body rest for only 15-20 seconds.

Involving a 10 minute work-out into your routine will have positive effects on your body and you will see results as long as you are consistent and patient. These workouts are best enjoyed with friends or family and while blasting your favorite music.