Archive for March, 2010

Recipe of the Week

Couscous with Roasted Vegetables Ingredients:1 -10 ounce box couscous1 red bell pepper, cut into ½ -inch wide strips1 yellow bell pepper, cut into ½ -inch wide strips1 small yellow squash cut into ¼ -inch thick diagonal slices1 small zucchini squash, fresh, cut into ¼-inch thick diagonal slices1 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon black pepper3/4 teaspoon minced garlic3/4 […]

Healthy Me 2010 Challenge and JumpropeYogaLates

If you follow Natural Nina on Twitter or Facebook, you’ve probably ready my tweets and status updates about my Healthy Me Challenge for 2010. I started the Healthy Me 2010 challenge, to challenge myself and other women to take better care of our bodies and overall health. After experiencing 2 high risk pregnancies due to […]

My First Bentonite Clay Hair Mask

The same day that I gave myself another big chop, I also gave myself my first Bentonite Clay clarifying treatment on my hair and skin. After reading about Bentonite Clay treatments on other blogs, and watching a few of the natural hair masters on Youtube, I wanted to see what all the hype was about. […]

Postpartum Breakage and Another Big Chop

One week ago today, I gave myself another big chop. I cut off 3 1/2 inches of my TWA, due to a massive amount of postpartum breakage. A few months after giving birth to my twin boys, my hair started to break off in clumps. Every time I would wet or wash my hair, there […]

Recipe of the Week

Braised Chicken with Baby Vegetables and Peas     Ingredients 2  tablespoons  butter, divided 2  bone-in chicken breast halves, skinned 2  bone-in chicken thighs, skinned 2  chicken drumsticks, skinned 1/2  teaspoon  salt 1/4  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper 2  (14-ounce) cans fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth 1  cup  dry white wine 1/2  teaspoon  chopped fresh thyme […]

Vegetable Glycerin Spritz Recipe

Over the past year or so, I’ve read a lot about the benefits of using Vegetable Glycerin on the hair. Vegetable Glycerin is a natural humectant that absorbs moisture from the air. Many natural beauties love using it for moisture and softness, especially in the hot Summer months. I decided to give it a try, […]

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