Healthy Living, Healthy Recipes, Uncategorized

Fresh Lemon Ginger Tea

It’s that time of year again….the weather’s getting colder…and you’ve got a cold. Great. Colds always come at the most inconvenient times, right? Fortunately, some good rest and healthy eating can boost your immune system, but if you’re looking for some immediate relief of a sore throat, or trying to ward off an incoming cold, try this recipe for fresh lemon ginger tea. And if you’re just looking for a tasty tea, no worries, you’ve come to the right place. Continue reading “Fresh Lemon Ginger Tea”

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Body, Healthy Living, Uncategorized

Best Food and Body Uses For Coconut Oil

Pretty much one of the best ingredients on earth, coconut oil can do almost everything. Seriously. It’s amazing. Below I’ve shared my favorite uses for coconut oil (everything from food uses to body uses) and shared a few suggestions for what to look for in coconut oil and how to use it!
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Healthy Recipes

3 Recipes to Try Now

When you’re in a rush, it can be tempting to choose the closest pre-made packaged food within an arm’s length. Our busy lives often cause us to place our health way down on our list of daily priorities. However, eating healthy can be easy….and quick. In my experience, it’s all about finding foods that I love to eat (such as specific fruits/veggies/grains, etc.) and searching for recipes or more often than not, just creating my own recipes with the foods I have at home. The following recipes I usually make for breakfast, but they are so versatile that they make a great snack or evening dessert. Continue reading “3 Recipes to Try Now”

Healthy Living, Healthy Recipes

Hidden Heart Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

The Bohemian Mermaid

Every holiday we look forward to the abundance of different themes and delightful treats that come. Some stores start preparing months or weeks in advance before days like Thanksgiving or Christmas. Brightly colored candy, cookies, and gifts line row after row of the shelves. Valentine’s Day is no exception, as there are over thousands of candy and chocolate products sold leading up to this holiday. If you find yourself tired of the same old chocolate candy piece or heart-shaped sugar cookie then it may be time for a change this Valentine’s Day. Why not break the routine and hone your fancy cupcake baking skills while also making a dessert that will cause your friends to scratch their heads wondering just how you managed to make it. Continue reading “Hidden Heart Valentine’s Day Cupcakes”

Getting Lost (Travel), North America

Colorful Livin’ in Key West Florida: Part One

Parrots squawking while perched on the shoulders of a local. The sweet smell of smooth Key Lime pie evident around every corner. The bright, vivid colors of the hammocks and stores and pubs that line the streets. The sensational feeling on your shoulders from the warm breeze blowing off the Gulf Coast…or is that the Atlantic Ocean? You slowly take in all the excitement that is Key West, Florida. Located on the southernmost tip of the United States and 90 miles from Cuba, this island is conveniently surrounded by both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading “Colorful Livin’ in Key West Florida: Part One”

Wild Thoughts

Follow Me on Instagram!

At last! I have finally made my official blog Instagram. Yay! You can now follow me @thebohemianmermaidblog

I’ll be posting numerous pictures on there, so make sure to follow to get instant updates. I’m excited to show some more of my photos that I don’t always get to post on my blog.
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Healthy Living, Healthy Recipes

Yummy Pumpkin Cookies (That Actually Melt In Your Mouth)

So my food photos are usually somewhat lacking, especially compared to those who have blogs dedicated solely to posting delicious desserts or meals. I have to admit, I’m so eager to eat the food I make that I usually don’t have the patience to arrange the food nicely on a plate or make sure the amount of almonds or sprinkles or berries look picturesque for a photo. Or, I decide to do some late night cooking or baking or smoothie-making and I’ve lost the great natural sunlight and have to settle for my somewhat depressing, overly yellow-tinged kitchen light. However, I decided to dedicate some nice photos (with the setting sun to illuminate the cookies) to the following recipe because these are some of my all time FAVORITE cookies ever. And the title of the recipe doesn’t lie- these cookies actually melt in your mouth! Seriously, if you haven’t had any pumpkin yet this fall season (shame on you!) than you must make these. Or if you think you have had way to much pumpkin already, you need to re-evaluate and try this recipe because it is so so so good- I promise!

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Healthy Living, Healthy Recipes

Kale Salad

In an effort to whip up an appetizing and filling lunch before I needed to run some errands, I decided to use fresh ingredients I had at home instead of a prepared package meal. The following recipe is actually very easy to make and satisfies the hunger pains with many essential nutrients. The main ingredient, kale. is an extremely nutrient-packed vegetable- I’m going to write up an entire post just about the benefits of eating/drinking kale so look for it soon!

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