Sexiful Foods – Beauty Talk (Video post!!)

I am the ultimate believer that food can be used for way more than eating.  In fact, I use food as part of my daily beauty regimen.  Go into my bathroom and you’ll see a container of coconut oil, apple cider vinegar & baking soda concoction, olive oil bottles… Foods contain nutrients that are not only beneficial for the inside of the body but for the skin, hair and nails as well.

I am weary of many traditional beauty products found on shelves because of the harsh ingredients, chemicals, and dyes that are prevalent.  The skin is the largest organ on the body so any of these chemicals you put on it gets absorbed and has potential to trigger issues such as hormonal imbalance, weight gain, skin issues, etc.

Check out this fun video I put together with my friend Mouriha of Profound Coils.  We sip on wine and dish girl talk about foods that enhance your sexiness and beauty.  You’ll learn new things so take notes and prepare to be entertained!

Remember: you are what you eat AND what you put on your body!

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Chika Obih is a certified holistic nutrition consultant; blogger; and founder of Chika Obih Wellness based in Oakland, CA and offers services virtually, in-person or by phone. Chika is passionate about empowering people to take charge of their own health utilizing the power of wholesome, clean foods and fun holistic lifestyle solutions.  Contact Chika today to set up your free consultation.

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Pan-Grilled Steak with Mashed Cauliflower (with Cooking Video!)

When you want food that tastes like gourmet, sometimes you have to prepare it yourself.  Pan-grilled stead with mashed cauliflower is the ultimate gourmet, comfort meal which can easily be made in your kitchen.  Not only will it save you money by preparing it yourself instead of ordering it at a restaurant, but it will be fresher and the flavors will come together so well, it will actually taste better than the restaurant variety!

pan-grilled steak with mashed cauliflower

Whenever I’m feeling fancy, I enjoy making this dish and pairing it with a good Cabernet.  Sometimes a girl’s gotta treat herself!

I originally posted the Pan-grilled steak recipe here.  But now that I have a cooking video to go along with it, I am posting the recipe in this post.  Read the original post for knowledge on why you should purchase grass-fed meat (nutrients, taste, weight loss, etc), pictures of steak preparation, and other health tidbits.

Pan-Grilled Steak with Mashed Cauliflower
Ingredients
  • 1 steak (cut of choice), 1 inch thick – (I used Ribeye)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon coconut oil (or fat of choice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, divided for each side
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided for each side
  • sprinkle of dried thyme, on each side
  • sprinkle of dried sage, on each side
  • 16oz bag frozen organic cauliflower (or 1 head fresh, chopped)
  • 1/4 cup bone broth (or chicken or vegetable broth; or water)
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt & pepepr, each

Instructions

1.  Put broth in a medium sized pot on medium heat on stove until slightly boiling.

2.  Add cauliflower, put top on pot, reduce heat to low-medium and let cook for about 7 minutes. Cauliflower is ready when you can easily pierce it with a fork, but not mushy.  Set aside and let cool.

3.  While cauliflower is cooling, prep your steak by sprinkling thyme, sage, salt, and pepper on both sides of the steak.

4.  Heat a skillet on medium-high heat.  Add the coconut oil.  When oil is heated through, place the steak in the skillet and let cook for about 3 minutes, flip, then cook an additional 3 minutes.

5.  Turn off heat and plate steak.  Let sit while you finish mashing your cauliflower.

6.  Place cauliflower in a mixing bowl.  Add the butter, salt and pepper.

7.  With a hand blender, mash the cauliflower until it resembles mashed potatoes.  If you do not have a hand mixer, you can use a regular blender.

8.  Spoon the cauliflower onto the plate next to the steak.  Enjoy!

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Tuna Avocado Lettuce Wraps (with a Cooking Video!)

Tuna Avocado Lettuce Wraps

Eating clean is a vital component of looking good, feeling amazing, and having limitless energy.  The best way to eat clean is to prepare meals at home.  But let’s be real, sometimes we just don’t feel like getting in the kitchen and preparing an extravagant meal.  Heck, there are time I don’t even feel like turning on the stove burner.  I’d rather pull out something in the refrigerator, mix up a few things quickly, then eat it with perfect satisfaction.  Nothing fancy, but it hits the spot beautifully.

I have just the recipe for you:  Tuna Avocado Lettuce Wraps.  This easy, tasty protein & healthy fat packed recipe will leave you satisfied without even having to heat anything up.  Just mix the ingredients, pile onto lettuce, and chow down.

Check out the cooking video where I prepare Tuna Avocado Lettuce Wraps while providing you awesome health and beauty tips.  Enjoy!

TUNA AVOCADO LETTUCE WRAPS

(serves 2-4)

Ingredients

– 2 cans tuna

– 2 teaspoons mustard

– 2 scallions, chopped

– 1 medium avocado

– 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

– 1/2 cup shredded carrots

– 2 teaspoons fresh chopped dill

– salt & pepper, to taste

– Romaine lettuce hearts

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Instructions

1.  In a bowl, combine tuna, carrots, dill, scallions, mustard.  Mix.

2.  In a separate bowl, mash the avocado with the lime juice, garlic powder, and salt & pepper until it is smooth guacamole consistency.

3.  Pour the guacamole mix into the tuna bowl then mix well until everything is combined.

4.  On a plate, lay the lettuce down and spoon the tuna avocado mix onto the lettuce.

Enjoy!

Tuna Avocado Lettuce Wraps

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