Valérie Grandury is the founder and CEO of Odacité Organic Skin Care.  She was inspired to create this all natural skin care line when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. This event triggered her to reinvent her life and reconnect with nature  and heal herself in this journey.  She felt like it was necessary to detoxify her environment, she changed her diet to a raw food diet and quit her job in the film industry. She then decided to learn about ways to heal holistically and became a Health and Wellness Coach.  In Valérie’s learnings she found out about how toxic products were in women’s daily lives and wanted to create something that was non toxic. She turned to organic skin care and discovered than many organic skin care lines did not have an expiration date so ingredients could retain any active properties after so many years in a jar. Valérie created her own…

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I love making adult versions of our favorite childhood drinks, like hot chocolate. Here are two of my favorite holiday drink recipes, one is a classic Hot Toddy which is one of my boyfriend, Adam’s favorite drinks to make in winter and the other is a spiked Hot Chocolate.   They area easy to make for a party.  Even if you aren’t having a party you can make this for yourself on these chilly winter nights. Cozy Hot Chocolate: INGREDIENTS: Serves 1 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar (to taste) Pinch of fine sea salt 1 cup milk or any combination of milk, half-and-half, or cream.  I use almond milk but it does come out better with regular milk 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 shot of Whipped Cream Vodka or Cake Vodka (you can find this in your market or liquor store) or add 2 shots if you…

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Some mornings I just feel like having coffee and a piece of toast. I don’t want to just have peanut butter toast either so I try to make the toast more fun. I tried a lot of combinations before I got it right.  These are my go to toast combinations that I’m going to share, with different variations so you won’t get bored. Health benefits of labne, it’s a probiotic so its good for your digestive track and gut.  It helps strengthen your immune system. It has a lot of vitamins such as potassium, riboflavin, iodine, zinc and B5.  It’s also high in protein so it will help you feel fuller and if you are watching your weight it can help curb cravings. Tahini is rich in minerals such as potassium, iron, lecithin and magnesium.  It has methionine which helps liver detoxification and it’s high in calcium.  Tahini is also…

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