Mermaid Sushi *Raw Vegan*

Wow, that 2-week holiday was the longest school vacation ever. Like, EVER. I was all like, “What day is it? Who am I? Where are we? Why are you still here?!”

Well, we’re here now. We’ve made it to the other sides moms — mums? — and now, we miss them. Admit it. We do. I probably said that to Caleb like 25 times today. *Sigh*

However, if you follow me on Instagram (I mean, of course you do… right?) at pb_n_julie, you noticed I was still able to post some homemade deliciousness that only looks — ok, and tastes — fancy and magical. Mermaid sushi. Yum! Inspired by these gorgeous Australian beaches and crashing-one-day, smooth-as-a-lake-the-next, ocean, this gorgeous plant-based roll was actually pretty simple to make. And, even easier to eat ;)

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Glowing Green Smoothie {GGS} Bowl

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed that I am now an official 2019 Solluna Ambassador. *Woohoo!* What does that mean? Well, Solluna is the work of nutritionist, author and celebrity fav Kimberly Snyder (remember her? She’s been monumental in my switch to a happier, healthier plantbased lifestyle. LOVE her) who first popped into my life with The Beauty Detox Solution. If you haven’t purchased this book yet, I urge you too RIGHT NOW. My copy is about 8 years old now and you can tell I use it often. I am always turning to it for more inspiration and quick and healthy recipes to get back on track… including the famous Glowing Green Smoothie. It’s Kimberly’s trademark, and you’re going to love it!

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Red Thai Curry in a Hurry {Vegan, Gluten Free}

Hi friends! While it’s summer here in Australia, {fun fact: The first day of a new season is always on the first day of the month it falls in here. So, December 1st was the first day of summer. My friend says they do it so it’s easier to remember. Ha!} we’ve still had some pretty cool nights. That’s when I whip up this easy curry. It’s hearty, grounding and like a cozy hug on a chilly evening. Plus, it’s ready in no time, and the whole family actually loves it. Win win and win.

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Vegan Asian-Style Sesame Noodles

Hi guys! I’ve been so excited to share this recipe with you! Not only is it vegan, gluten-free and like eating a magical rainbow, it’s also a huge hit with the ENTIRE family. The secret is the sauce. I could dip my whole life in this sauce. It is AMAZING. You will want to put it on everything.

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Happy Eats Granola

So excited to share this recipe with you today! I call it "happy eats" because this granola has a little something for everyone. It's vegan ― you're welcome animal lovers. It's gluten-free ― no belly aches over here! It's fully loaded with scientifically-backed mood and energy boosting ingredients. So, happy dance there. And you can keep right on dancing because this granola is chock full of stay-full-for-hours fiber that keeps you satisfied and your weight in check. Plus, the sweet scent of cinnamon swirls around as it bakes filling the air with memories from Grandma's house and snicker doodles on Sunday.  And it's crunchy, sweet and satisfying. What's not to love? 

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Easy Citrus Beet Salad

These days, I have less and less desire to cook dinner. With the sunshine beckoning me to head outside, soak up some of its vitamin D-liciousness and play with my babies, it's harder and harder to justify making a complicated recipe that takes all night and requires turning the oven on. Luckily, the seasonal produce lends such freshness and flavor that many nights my home {un}cooking is warmly received by the whole family. Especially when it looks almost too good to eat. I mean, check out the beauty that is this Raw Citrus Beet Salad. Thinly sliced ruby beets mingling with bright citrus and a touch of mint make you think you're biting into summer with every crisp and delicious mouthful. 

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Love Your Locks Smoothie

Drink your way to beautiful, shiny locks with this superfood smoothie that will rebuild your hair from the inside out. Loaded with amino acids, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, iron and b vitamins, this smoothie will take your hair from drab to fab. So ditch those expensive salon visits and products loaded with chemicals and treat yourself to some all natural goodness with this sweet treat.

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Happy Veggie Pesto

Did you know that what you eat plays a big role in how you feel? It goes far beyond the bloat or guilt over supposed "good" and "bad" foods. Scientists have begun calling the gut our "second brain" because of its powerful control over our emotional state and well-being. In fact, your gut is responsible for churning out 95% of the mood-boosting hormone serotonin. So while it won't give you the answer to hard physics equations anytime soon, you can trust your gut when it comes to good mood food. Which is just what I have for you today. 

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