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Maruja-Retana

Jojoba oil

Before I decided to focus on music, I worked as a psychologist and gave trainings on the subject of personal effectivity. I would give people advice on how to reach their goals better, and 2 terms I used a lot were ‘efficiency’ (how you reach a goal) and ‘effectivity’ (IF you reach a goal). If […]

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cooking

Cooking with Family

Hi all! Cooking with or for family members is probably one of my favorite hobbies! I find it really important  that my family and myself eat good, wholesome, organic foods each day I get super excited when I have the right ingredients to make a delicious dish. But you know these don’t necessarily have to […]

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Stir-Fry-Tea-Oil

Stir Fry Tea Oil

I recently read Valentina’s post about canola oil, and I decided to never use it again for cooking or baking! But what do I use then? I know that using Extra Virgin Olive Oil is not good either, so what else is out there? When I went to Sur La Table to buy me Le Creuset pans, I found an cooking […]

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Grilled vegetables & farro salad

Salad making for dummies

What do you need for a good salad? 1. Pick a kind of lettuce as a base, I prefer organic. Romaine, watercress or mix different lettuces up. 2. Pick 1, 2 or more vegetables that you add raw or grilled. Like cucumber, tomatoes, grilled mushrooms, red peppers, onions. 3. Add a protein. If you go […]

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vegetable soup with rosemary! I by accident added the snap peas in the beginning. Still tasted good though!

Vegetable soup with rosemary recipe

A simple, delicious, earthy vegetable soup that will give you a warming feeling when feeling cold! I prefer to use only organic ingredients.  The rosemary really gives the flavor to the soup. Leave the branches in (just tell your guests not to eat them!). The earthy smell and flavor of food grade argan oil will […]

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Oregano

Pure Oregano Oil

Someone told me not too long ago about the health benefits of Pure Oregano Oil. That it is antiseptic, and antiviral, and works against fungi and candida. I went to the local health store in NYC, and found it! I found it by Quantum, and a small bottle was almost 30 dollars. I have heard […]

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Lonneke at Savages premiere

coconut oil for my skin!

I am obsessed with coconut oil! New OYL contributor , top model Teresa Lourenco told me about it. So I bought a jar, and started using it all over my body. Not only did it smell great, my skin started glowing! There are different kinds of coconut oils. Some you can also use for cooking. […]

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