Make Iced Tea in a Libre Tea Glass and Take it On-the-Go

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Iced Tea is a staple for summer survival. I don’t know about you, but I am definitely still in summer mode here in Southern California. Iced tea is my go to drink when I want something different than water. Since I don’t drink soda, I tend to order it when I go out to lunch. I can’t order it at night because the caffeine will keep me up! Hot tea will be my constant companion once the cooler months hit. Also, as a substitute teacher, I tend to lose my voice at some point during the school year. Hot tea is very soothing and healing.


My favorite on the go tea glass is Libre Tea. The double walled bottle is made with a glass interior that keeps what is inside hot or cold, while the outer layer is made with durable poly which is break resistant and stays at a moderate temperature for easy handling. The Libre tea glass is also made to easily hold loose leaf tea. It has a removable stainless-steel filter that keeps the leaves in the glass and out of your mouth. The wide mouth also allows for easy cleaning.




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Feeding your Body and Soul with Delta Blues Rice {+Sticky Rice Recipe}

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Rice is a staple in our home. There are so many options when it comes to cooking rice. Delta Blues Rice is a Mississippi family owned and operated company. Located in the Mississippi Delta, generations have overseen the farm to table operation. From farming, to milling, to packaging, Delta Blues Rice does it all.


Their focus has been one kind of white rice, until now. Delta Blues Rice is now offering Brown Rice along with their signature White Rice. They also offer Rice Grits, which I had never heard of before. Rice Grits are broken pieces of white rice. You can use the Grits to make Risotto, or just substitute it your favorite recipe.


Delta Blues Rice

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Banana Muffins made with Almond Flour


My family loves muffins! I am constantly checking out new recipes on Pinterest to try something new. Since I am making Almond Milk, I am able to make my own almond flour. Almond flour is great for baking gluten-free.


Banana Bread Muffins made with Almond Flour


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Summer Falafel Stack Recipe


With these warm summer days, I want some refreshing veggies. I am on a falafel kick right now. I used to make my own, but it is easier and quicker to preheat frozen ones. I get the ones from Trader Joe’s and they are really good. Actually, every ingredient in this recipe is from Trader Joe’s!


Summer Falafel Stack

Start by toasting either pita bread or naan. I used the frozen naan from from TJ’s.

Once toasted, slather on your favorite hummus. I used original.

Follow the directions for pre-heating the falafels. Once they are heated through, crumble up three and layer them over the hummus.

Next top with mixed spring greens, halved sugar plum tomatoes, sliced Persian cucumbers, and crumbled feta cheese.

Lastly I top the stack with a sprinkle of oregano and freshly squeezed lemon juice.


I recommend organic options when picking out your produce!


This stack is delicious and full of flavor! The freshly squeezed lemon juice and oregano give it flavor without adding on extra calories or  fat. This stack is light but filling. Enjoy!



Refreshing Mint Lime Sparkling Summer Drink


With the warmth of summer, sometimes I want to drink something more festive than water. I love the taste of freshly squeezed citrus with sparkling water. Depending on my mood, I like either freshly squeezed lemon or lime in my water.



Mint Lime Sparkling Water


Since I like Mojitos, I was inspired to add some mint to my sparkling lime water. Squeeze half a lime into your glass, muddle in some mint leaves, and top with your favorite sparking water. It is simple to make and very refreshing in the summer heat.


What do you like to add to sparkling water?

Use those Overly Ripe Bananas ~ Gluten Free Banana Blueberry Muffins {Recipe}


In my home, I can never predict when we will eat bananas. Half of the time, I buy a bunch and they are gone within two days. Other times, I buy a bunch and they sit there for over a week, getting nice and black. I don’t like throwing away food, so I try to turn the ripe bananas into a baked good.


This week I created a Banana Blueberry Muffin…although I will have to say, it tastes nothing like a muffin because there is more banana in it than anything else! I used 5 bananas in this recipe, so the muffins were not really dry. They stayed together but the inside was super moist.


This recipe is adapted from a recipe I found on Pinterest. If you want your muffins to truly be muffins, then follow this recipe. If you have a lot of bananas to use, and want more of a creamy inside, follow mine!


Banana Blueberry Muffin Recipe



5 overly ripe bananas
1/4 cup organic cane sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup almond meal (I used the almond meal left over from my homemade almond milk)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup frozen organic blueberries


Add extras:

I included 1 tablespoon flax meal and 2 teaspoons of hemp hearts

Add whatever healthy ingredient you want!



Mash the bananas.

Add everything else besides the blueberries and mix.

Fold in the blueberries.

Spray/Grease muffin tin.

Equally divide batter into the 12 cups.

Bake for 25-27 minutes at 350.




Organic Matcha ~ Green Tea Powder {+ Smoothie Recipe}

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Kiss Me Organics

I know that Matcha has many health benefits, but I had never tried it before. When I saw that Kiss Me Organics had Organic Matcha, I jumped at the opportunity to try it.



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Homemade Almond Milk Recipe


I was recently inspired to make my own Almond milk! My family has been drinking Almond milk instead of “Cow” milk, as my kids call it, for about a year now. I mostly buy organic almond milk, especially ones with few ingredients and no Carrageenan in it. Even the simplest forms of Almond Milk have 5+ ingredients in it. If I made my own, then it would only have almonds, water and dates.


Homemade Almond Milk Recipe ~ Brittleby's Corner

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Stir Fry Sauce Recipe made with Edible Green Tea

When I heard of a company that sold , I was excited to try it out. I was very curious to see what they would taste like, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that they mix into pretty much anything and don’t have much of a taste. The first time I used them, I added them to my stir-fry sauce. It seemed like the perfect match, and it truly was. I crumbled the tea leaves into the sauce and then poured the sauce on my tofu and veggies and it gave the sauce texture. I also loved the way the sauce tasted on raw tofu. The tofu was soft and the tea leaves were a little crunchy. I plan on adding the tea leaves to smoothies and creatively into to other dishes.




There is no doubt about it, these tea leaves are good for you. I believe that if you can find something that is healthy and simple, then why not add it into your daily diet. I highly recommend trying this product and don’t be limit yourself with ways to eat your tea.


Edible Green Tea Stir-Fry Sauce Recipe


Edible Green Tea Stir Fry Sauce Recipe

{I have to admit up front that I don’t measure all the time!}


1 Tbls. Rice Vinegar

1 Tbsp. Flax Oil (Use olive oil or any other oil)

1 Tbsp. Soy Sauce

1 Tbsp. Sesame Seed Oil

Dash Ground Ginger

Dash Garlic Powder

1-2 tsp. Sesame Seeds

Dash Red Pepper Flakes

1/2 – 1 Tbsp. Edible Green Tea Leaves


Mix it all together with a whisk and pour over your stir fry. Yummy! You may have to taste it as you go and adjust to fit your flavor.


Buy your Edible Green Tea Leaves today!


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It’s A Wrap ~ Veggie Style {Recipe}


I don’t cook meat in my house, which every now and then leaves me with the feeling that I am just making the same things over and over again. While at Trader Joe’s recently, they had a wrap sample with lettuce, hummus, and turkey. I was inspired to make a veggie wrap. I didn’t plan a wrap out ahead of time, so when I was ready to make them for dinner one night, I just pulled all the veggies out of the fridge.


All the veggies I used were from our local farmers market, besides the micro greens which were from Trader Joe’s. Mostly everything was organic or not sprayed with pesticides. Can I say that I love living in Santa Barbara???? Even some of the hummus was from a local company!


What you need:

Veggies {any and all} thinly sliced ~ I used red bell pepper, tomatoes, carrots, avocado, micro greens and lettuce.

Hummus ~ I used both regular and roasted red pepper.

Cheese ~ I used Organic Creamery Feta for my husband’s and mine and grated mozzarella for my kids.

Wrap ~ I like the rectangle ones from Trader Joe’s.

It's a Wrap ~ Veggie Style {Recipe}


As you can see, I put hummus on both ends, then I just layered the veggies till it was covered and began to roll. Cut the wrap in half and serve with chips or homemade baked fries!  Enjoy!


What do you like putting in wraps?