Easy Gluten Free Healthy Zucchini Fries

Salisha Peters

Gluten free zucchini fries

I have made made these zucchini fries a few times over the months and I like them more and more every time I make them. They are crispy, light and flaky. I have them as a quick brunch when I want to start my day off right. It only requires a few ingredients and will be a fabulous side to any meal. 

Zucchini fries recipe


1 large zucchini, peeled and sliced or use a fry cutter for perfect fries. 

1/4 cup rice flour 

1/4 cup potato starch or tapioca starch

4 tbs cup coconut oil, plus 1/2 cup olive oil for frying

1/4 tsp. Each Salt, pepper, oregano, garlic powder


1. Mix flour, starch, salt, pepper, garlic powder in a large bowl.

2.  Cut and rinse zucchini in cold water.

3. Put oil into a deep pot on medium to high heat.

4. Coat the zucchini fries in the flour mixture.

5. Dust off the excess flour.

6. Fry on medium-high heat until golden.

7. Sprinkle with a little salt



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Confetti Basmati Rice Stirfry

Salisha Peters

I love stir fries! Yes, I make a different stir fry at least once per week, always with a different assortment of fresh vegetables. The main ingredients needed are gluten free soy sauce, chopped veggies and cooked rice and meat. Its just about assembling it in the pan.

Using a large frying pan or wok, add olive oil and chopped veggies and cook for 7 to 10 minutes on med to low heat until veggies are soft. Add meat and more oil if needed. Cook for a couple minutes, add soy sauce, rice and 1 large egg if wanted. Cook until hot and steamy, stirring often!

Stirfry recipe easy to make

Here I used purple cabbage, broccoli, peppers, turkey dogs, and spinach and 1 cup cooked rice. 

The possibilities are endless!

Enjoy with some Simply Pure blooming tea 


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Is Distilled Water Your Answer To Better Health?

Salisha Peters

Benefits of Distilled Water

 What Is Distilled Water?

Distilled water is any water that has been filtered utilizing distillation. There are numerous kinds of distillation, yet all of them rely upon isolating parts of a mixture from the different boiling points.

More or less, water is heated to its boiling point. The water is purified by boiling the water and gathering the steam. Chemicals found in the water that boils at low temperature are gathered and disposed of. Likewise, any substances that remain after the water has evaporated, they are also disposed of. The water that is collected in this way has is much cleaner than the first liquid. The distillation process expels most polluting contaminants, so it is a reasonable method for water treatment.

Water distillation dates back to the generation of Aristotle.

It has been utilized to desalinate ocean water since no less than 200 AD, as laid out by Alexander of Aphrodisias. In drinking water, one thing one must consider is distilling the water twice (double distilled) to guarantee high purity.

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1. Removing Contaminants

Elimination of water borne contaminants that may be found in drinking water. Drinking contaminated water is one of the fastest ways to spread disease, toxic metals and industrial pollutants cannot be removed by simple water filtration alone.

By removing the contaminants from water through distillation, you can help alleviate the risk of future illnesses and toxic buildup.

2. Elimination of Chemicals

The most common problem with drinking municipal water is that chlorine and/or fluoride that are added as part of the water treatment process. The addition of fluoride is a huge can of worms alone and perhaps one of the greatest controversial issue perpetrated in modern times. Among a host of other problems, too much fluoride in your drinking water can have adverse effects such as tooth discoloration and breakdown of tooth enamel. Chlorine can be harmful to your skin in undiluted amounts, it can also be harmful to your body in the diluted amounts of city water.

Distilled water has filtered out all these chemicals as well as others to make what is called pure water.

3. No Additives

Many municipal water supplies also contain calcium. While calcium is essential to maintaining good health, too much calcium can be a precursor to kidney stone formation. For some people, kidney stones can be a constant and painful problem and drinking distilled water can reduce the risk of developing more kidney stones. And, if you just prefer to be in complete control of how you receive your vitamins and minerals, there is no substitute for distilled water.

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How 40 Pushups Can Save Your Life

salisha peters

A study from Harvard's School of Public Health revealed that middle-aged men who can complete more than 40 pushups have a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease compared with men who can do less than 10.

 40 pushups for heart health

Considering heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, and pushups are a simple, free activity that anyone can learn to do, this is information well worth acting on. Pushups themselves, despite their seeming simplicity, are incredibly beneficial. However, it's likely not that pushups are a panacea for your heart but, rather, serve as an indicator of your overall fitness level.

  • Men who were able to complete more than 40 pushups had a 96 percent reduced risk of cardiovascular events compared to those who could do less than 10
  • Men who could complete between 21 and 30 pushups had only 25 percent of the heart problems compared to the 10 and under group
  • The number of pushups you can complete appears to be an accurate way to gauge your heart health and fitness level
  • By building your muscular strength, pushups help you ward off cardiometabolic risks, and a higher level of muscular strength is linked to a lower risk of cancer mortality, metabolic syndrome and age-related weight and fat gain
  • It’s possible to modify pushups to suit any workout level, from beginner to advanced

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Adam Bornstein, author and CEO of Born Fitness, uses this method to improve your routine:

  • Week 1 (two workouts) — Do 10 sets of eight reps and rest for two minutes between sets. If you aren't able to perform eight pushups, rest accordingly.
  • Week 2 (two workouts) — Do eight sets of 10 reps and allot a minute of rest between sets.
  • Week 3 (two workouts) — Do six sets of 15 reps and allot a minute of rest between sets.
  • Week 4 (two workouts) — Do four sets of 20 reps and allot two minutes of rest between sets.

Ok, so let's start today!

Tag me on Instagram at #40pushupsnow with your pushup routine! I'll offer 10% off your order in store when you tag me on Instagram with your pushup routine. 

Have fun,


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    *Breaking NEWS* HPV Has NOW Been CURED!

    salisha peters

    Times Now Digital 

    New Delhi: In a significant breakthrough, a researcher from the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) reportedly claimed to have found a complete cure for human papillomavirus (HPV), which may help prevent the spread of cervical cancer among women. Eva Ramon Gallegos, a Mexican scientist was able to completely eliminate the virus in 29 patients infected with HPV.

    According to the report, the team of researchers led by Dr Gallegos treated the women using non-invasive photodynamic therapy (PDT). As per the National Cancer Institute, photodynamic therapy is a treatment that involves using a drug, called a photosensitizer or photosensitizing agent, and a particular type of light to treat different areas of the body. 

    (Dr Eva Ramon Gallegos (middle) with her team. Image courtesy: National Polytechnic Institute)

    Reportedly, Gallegos has been studying the effects of photodynamic therapy for two decades to help tackle different types of tumours such as breast and melanoma cancer. Gallegos, who specialises in the study of photodynamic therapy, treated 420 patients in Oaxaca and Veracruz, as well as 29 women in Mexico, using the technique.

    The results were promising as the researchers found that the photodynamic therapy was able to eradicate the virus in 100% of the those who were HPV carriers without any premalignant lesions of cervical cancer, 64.3% in women with both HPV and lesions, and 57.2% in patients who had lesions without the HPV infection. 

    What’s remarkable about this research is that this therapy doesn’t have any collateral damage to the human body, meaning it has no side effects.

    “Unlike other treatments, it only eliminates damaged cells and does not affect healthy structures. Therefore, it has great potential to decrease the death rate from cervical cancer,” she explained, as per a Radio Guama report.

    Human papillomavirus is widespread all over the world. There are more than 100 variants of HPV, of which at least 14 can cause cervical cancer - which is quickly becoming a leading cause for death among women cancer patients worldwide. With an estimated 570,000 new cases every year, representing 6.6% of all female cancers, cervical cancer is the fourth most frequent cancer in women, says the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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    8 Toxic Skincare Ingredients You Should Avoid

    salisha peters

    Hundreds of brands from all over the world have flooded the market with tens of thousands of beauty and skincare products. Some of these products were made with your beauty and health in mind, but many were created just to make a quick buck. And when manufacturers place an emphasis on quantity over quality you know that there’s bound to be some products loaded with cheap and harmful ingredients.

    1. Formaldehyde in Hair Straighteners

    Despite label claims of being “formaldehyde-free”, many keratin-based hair straighteners, when tested, were found to contain formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. The levels of formaldehyde found were fairly low, and shouldn’t pose a hazard if you’re only straightening your hair a few times a year, but more often than that isn’t a great idea. And stylists, who use the products on their customers regularly, are at risk.

    2. Mineral Makeup

    Often considered a natural alternative to makeup, mineral-based products often come in the form of powders. The problem results because the particles of minerals such as mica are so small, they float through the air and can be inhaled into the lungs. (Consider this: When construction workers use spackle and other products containing mica, they wear masks to avoid breathing them in.) There hasn’t been any warning issued for mineral makeup yet, but some experts, such as pulmonologists, are warning women that lung damage could result from frequent use.

    3. Lead In Lipsticks

    tested hundreds of lipsticks following an alert issued by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. Two consecutive FDA investigations found lead in 100 percent of the lipsticks tested. And the amounts of lead found aren’t small. The first FDA test revealed lead levels up to 3.06 ppm (parts per million), and the second FDA test — scheduled for publication in the May/June 2012 issue of Cosmetic Science – found lead levels up to 7.19 ppm.

    and Cover Girl. And high-end brands like Dior and M.A.C. weren’t exempt either. Five of the ten most contaminated lipsticks were manufactured by L’Oreal USA.Perhaps most disturbing, in some ways, is that even the “natural” brand Burt’s Bees had one lip shimmer that tested in the middle range for lead!

    Consider that there is no safe level for lead (in other words there needs to be zero lead in order for a product to be considered safe) and you can see we’ve got a serious problem here. Then consider that the FDA issued a consumer Q&A concluding that the lipsticks posed no danger if used correctly and you can see we’ve got another more serious problem here. In other words, don’t lick your lips, eat anything while wearing lipstick, or kiss anyone!

    4. Synthetic fragrances

    Just because a product smells good doesn’t mean it is good. Synthetic fragrances are considered to be one of the top allergens in beauty and skincare products. When you take into account the fact that the majority of synthetic fragrances are derived from petrochemicals then this shouldn’t really come as a surprise.

    5. Sodium lauryl sulfate 

    If a product foams, it’s got this chemical. The list of detrimental health effects associated with sodium lauryl sulfate include skin irritation, eye damage, canker sores, and diarrhea. In the most extreme cases, sodium lauryl sulfate can interact with other chemicals to form carcinogenic nitrosamines

    6. Mineral oil 

    This low-cost, zero-nutrition oil is used as a filler and to give skincare products a moisturizing effect. Coating your skin with something made with mineral oil, however, will clog your pores and prevent the skin from eliminating toxins. When toxins build up under your skin, you become more prone to acne and other skin conditions.

    7. Parabens 

    These preservatives keep your skincare products free of mold and bacteria. Though the idea behind parabens is a solid one, they’ve been linked to developmental and reproductive disorders, endocrine system disruption, and even the heightened risk of breast cancer. Be on the look-out for ingredients containing the “-paraben” suffix on the ingredients label, such as isobytlparaben, butylparaben, and methylparaben.

    8. Retinyl palmitate

    This form of vitamin A can be found in sun-protecting and anti-aging products. Though intended to be used under the sun, retinyl palmitate can actually speed up cancerous

    tumor growth wn it comes into contact with sunlight.

    So before you use any skincare product, check the ingredients label to see if it was made with these chemicals.It's time to ditch the dirt! Leave those chemical laden face products in the past. Embrace what truly natural beauty looks like! Switch up your skincare routine with our carefully curated selection of facial cleansers, soaps, makeup removers, moisturizers and face creams. Made with food grade, cruelty free, organic ingredients that compliment each other in the most beautiful way. Proudly Canadian!

    Two of my premium organic ingredients to consider are Brightening Organic Facial System and Inner Glow Toning Spray With Aloe And Tea Tree



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    Kid Friendly Gluten Free Low Carb Animal Crackers

    salisha peters


    • 1 cup – sunflower seeds
    • 1/4 cup – flaxseed, ground
    • 1/4 cup – coconut flakes
    • 1 tablespoon – honey
    • 1/8 teaspoon – salt
    • 1/4 cup – water
    1. Place shelled sunflower seeds in a food processor or blender. Grind until it's the texture of coarse meal.
    2. Place seed meal into a bowl and add remaining ingredients and stir with a spoon.
    3. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
    4. Spoon batter onto wax paper. Cover with wax paper and roll out with rolling pin until 1/4-1/8th inch thick. Cut out shapes.
    5. Place shapes on greased cookie sheet. Bake in 300 degrees oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.
    6. Delicious served with sweetened yogurt.

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    Why You Should Start Drinking This Tea Today

    Salisha Peters
    For some people, chrysanthemums, also known as mums, may be nothing more than a hardy flowering plant commonly found in garden beds and flowerpots. For others, however, this pretty flower is known to provide an array of medicinal benefits. In fact, it's been used as a traditional herbal tea for hundreds of years in some Eastern countries.

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    Is It Love or An Addiction? Caffeine Overdose Symptom You Need To Know

    salisha peters

    We all like coffee, some of us LOVE coffee! But is it really love, or is it an addiction?

    Here are some very important reasons why you should consider lowering your caffeine intake.

    The recommended amount of caffeine is usually 400 milligrams per day for healthy adults. Caffeine overdose may occur if you ingest more than this amount. Adolescents should limit themselves to no more than 100 mg of caffeine per day. Pregnantwomen should limit their daily intake to 200 mg of caffeine, since the effects of caffeine on the baby are not fully known.

    However, what constitutes a safe amount of caffeine differs for everyone based on age, weight, and overall health. The average half-life of caffeine in the blood ranges from 1.5 to 9.5 hours. This means it can take anywhere from 1.5 to 9.5 hours for the level of caffeine in your blood to drop to half of its original amount. This wide range in average half-life makes it difficult to know the exact amount of caffeine that can lead to overdose

    Are you aware of your caffeine intake?


    Caffeine is ok in regular quantities, however many people drink too much, enough that it can cause quite a few side effects. Here are my top 10 reasons to lower your caffeine intake!

    Caffeine Overdose Symptoms

    *Jitters, Restlessness, and Nervousness.

    *Increased heartbeat.



    *Heart palpitations (cardiac arrhythmia)





    Sources of Hidden Caffiene


    *Candy and gum

    *Energy Drinks


    Our green tea pods are an excellent way to enjoy a lower caffiene intake while still providing energy in doese that are more reasonable and won't shock your body or your doctor!

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