Shake It Bay-Bee Shake It!

As part of our new way of eating for the new year, we’ll be doing our best to up the leafy greens in our daily diet and cut the meat at least one day a week. Given we’re HUGE fried chicken lovers (with a honkin’ side of steak, of course) combined with our busy schedules, this new found culinary plan has potential of being quite a challenge. But when it comes to our health we refuse to give up, so we considerRead more

Macho “Na-cho” Tacos

One of the biggest fears when transitioning into a healthier lifestyle is having to say goodbye to foods we love, especially when one makes the commitment to go raw or vegan. We all have our “comfort foods”; those favorite go-to’s that we could eat all day, everyday. For my family, it’s tacos and burritos. Seriously, its more popular than pizza in my house and Turkey Taco night was a weekly staple. So when I decided to take a step back from processed meats, flour and all of the toxins that come withRead more

RAW and VEGAN Raspberry ‘Cheesecake’

I have to admit I don’t like cheesecake. At all. Ever. Which is fine because it doesn’t really like me either. At least not my gut. There’s definitely no love lost in their relationship but I do have to say I LOVE this cheesecake. Which is awesome because it actually loves me too. It told me so in the way it didn’t have me writhing in pain or running to the loo or clearing out a room in 10 seconds flat. So I repeat, I LOVE thisRead more

Savory Mac & Cheese Cupcakes, Please!

OOOOH WEEEE, MAC & CHEE!!! There’s nothing we love more than taking the foodie treats of our youth and revamping them into something a bit more ‘grown up’. Case in point – Macaroni & Cheese. (Or as we lovingly refer to it in our house – Good Ol’ Mac & Che) When we were below 4 feet in height, all it took was the promise of “The Cheeseiest” courtesy of Kraft on our plate and we were on our best behavior the whole dayRead more

Get A Golden Glow With…LETTUCE?

Its no secret that when it comes to seasons, Summer is one of the most loved. Hemlines get shorter, sleeves become scarce but the abundance of sunshine gives a warm glow both inside and out. That golden glow is coveted long after the summer months have gone and often maintained through the use of self-tanning products like lotions, sprays and hours laying in tanning beds. Despite the many health risks associated with these not-so-sunny tanning methods, the sunless tanning industryRead more

On-The-Go Peppermint Cocoa Kits

When the weather get’s chilly, all it takes is a mug of chocolatey cocoa goodness for us to get warm. Add a touch of peppermint and ‘monster mallows’ to the mix and we’re in heaven. Since most of our friends & family feel the same, we decided to come up with a super easy kit to give on the go with ease. The best part is it’s cute, cheap and 100% delicious! Regardless of your gift giving packaging, you’ll need aRead more

SPICE UP YOUR LIFE!

All of the anti-aging, super-power healthy benefits we’re always on the hunt for may be as close as our kitchen cabinet. Rather than pop another pill to make ourselves better from the inside out, taking a closer look at the spice contents of our our kitchen may be all the tasty basdirection we need!  For example…   RED PEPPER / CAYENNE — The active ingredient capsaicin is used topically to relieve pain of peripheral neuropathy. It also stimulates bile acid and mayRead more

The Easiest Caramelized Onions. Ever.

We all know Caramelized Onions are a delicious addition to any dish but cooking them can be quite frankly, a total pain. Well now there’s a fool-proof way to get that perfect gourmet goodness without all the time or effort you’d traditionally have to spend in the kitchen. All you need is a batch of Onions some Extra Virgin Olive Oil and a Crock Pot! First, grease your Crock-Pot with a little olive oil then quarter and slice your onions.Read more

Let’s Talk Turkey….MEATBALLS!

Meatballs Meatballs Meatballs! Maybe its my Italian heritage or maybe its just because I have a pulse but lets be honest, they’re one of the best food creations ever. And today we’re talkin’ turkey with the easiest meatballs around. Rather than the traditional Sicilian meatball, I found my inspiration for this recipe off the Aegean Sea, home to lovely Greece and of course, TURKEY! To get started you’ll need: and oven safe pan a little olive oil one pound ofRead more

Wrap Your Valentine In Velvet – Red Velvet!

Through the years, the traditional Valentine’s Day items have solidified themselves into what I like to call the C.R.B.C – Cards, Roses and a Box of Chocolates. Clearly they work otherwise they wouldn’t be the go-to staple each February 14th but what if your sweetheart isn’t the C.R.B.C. type? Is all hope lost for a lovely Hallmark Holiday? The answer, dear kiddies, is NO, not on DIY2EMC’s watch! The answer? Red Velvet Milkshakes! These little sweet treats are the perfect blend ofRead more