DIY Cold Remedies

Today, Amy, of Mod City Mag is sharing some great DIY cold remedies. With the weather cooling down these are wonderful ideas to keep around when you start feeling a little sniffly!

The fall can be a really great season – it’s full of beauty worthy of being displayed on a canvas, smells of pumpkin wafting through the air, cuddles by the bonfire – you get the idea. While fall can be a fabulous time of year, it can also be a miserable time of year. There’s seasonal allergies, colds galore, and the dreaded flu just to name a few. Your nose will go haywire between being so stuffed up you can’t sleep at night to running a marathon that only boxes of tissues dream about. It’s almost a guarantee that at some point this season your voice will become raspy with a scratchy throat and God forbid you come down with a touch of nausea.

Okay, okay… I’ve made fall sound like all kinds of baskets of joy. I promise fall isn’t all that bad. You can still enjoy the fashions, abundance of festivals, and snuggles under a warm blanket without any ailments. If you are one of the lucky ones that get through a whole fall season without so much as a sneeze I applaud you. However, not everyone is so lucky and that’s why we’ve pulled from the internet the best DIY cold remedies for you to keep handy until spring. … 

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Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes| A clean eating Vegan Meal packed with vegetables and protein!| The Local Taste Happy Wednesday! My husband and I started the Advocare 24 Day Challenge this week. I’ve had several friends who’ve had success with the program and we decided it would be a great way to kick start our metabolism and get even healthier! I love that this program lends itself to clean eating and it’s all about NOT eating processed foods. Being a vegetarian I’ve learned to get creative with getting my protein in and this sweet potato is packed vegetables and protein.

Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes| A clean eating Vegan Meal packed with vegetables and protein!| The Local Taste With Advocare you can eat carbs, but they should be limited. This sweet potato has black beans and corn, but in moderation. Since I knew we were eating this for dinner I did not eat carbs for breakfast and lunch. I was super excited to use tofu for the first time. To be honest the thought of tofu has always freaked me out (I’m not sure why??). After using it I feel confident that I will be experimenting with it again! Plus, it’s a great way to get in protein if you do not eat meat. This avocado lime sauce is made with silken tofu.

Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes| A clean eating Vegan Meal packed with vegetables and protein!| The Local Taste  If you haven’t used tofu before I think you will be pleasantly surprised that it takes the taste of what you’re using it in (maybe you knew that already and I’m just behind). This sauce tasted super creamy like a rich salad dressing…. 

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Vegetable Quinoa Skillet

Vegetable Quinoa Skillet|The Local Taste Before I dive right in to this new dinner favorite I have to talk about our past week. So, last week was CRAZY busy for us. I started my new job at The Container Store ( this store!) and our anniversary was October 15th. I still can’t believe we have been married three years. That makes me feel incredibly old. Craig did a awesome job of surprising me with these perfect fall flowers and a surprise dinner to Rolf & Daughters! The food was incredible and the atmosphere was perfect. We will definitely be going back!

1901410_10100178084604458_1200566416875548729_n How beautiful are these flowers?? I’m a sucker for fall floral arrangements. This weekend we went back home and stayed with my in laws, went to a wedding, and got to catch up with friends. I love weekends like that. Now, onto this super addicting new dish that we have added to our favorite dinners. It features one of my favorite things to cook with, quinoa! … 

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