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Last-Minute Luxury Gifts for Her

We are getting down to the wire here, with just a little over a week before Christmas. It can be hard to find the perfect gift, but it doesn't have to be. With online shopping, you can find some really great items she'll love, and ones that  don't cost a fortune either.

Etsy can be a great place to find something beautiful and unique. Some items on Etsy have a longer processing time, but some, particularly the jewelry and candle shops, tend to have things ready-made. Thus you're bound to find some very beautiful and unique gifts. You just have to check the deadline for Christmas in each shop's announcements. Some will even work with you on rush orders, so it never hurts to ask! Pictured above: Chevron Kite Dangle EarringsModern Chevron Kite Laser Cut Earrings



First up on today's gift guide for women is a jewelry shop on Etsy calledLucky Tree Studio. At Lucky Tree, you can find gorgeous, one of a kind bamboo jewelry. With intricate laser-cut designs, this isn&#…

Healthy Honey Mustard Coleslaw


Am I wrong, or is coleslaw one of those dishes people either love or hate? I never liked it when I was younger, but in recent years, I've grown to really love this side dish. What I don't like about it, however, is the mayo. While I would love to whip up homemade mayo all summer, it just doesn't happen. Unfortunately store-bought mayo isn't often made with healthy fats and has added sugar, and it of course has preservatives and additives. This is just the first of many "Skinny Take" recipes I'll be adding this month. I want to take traditional summer favorites and remix them in healthier, fresher ways and in ways that my food-allergy family can enjoy these treats. This recipe turned out so well, one of my daughters loved it even though she typically hates cole slaw. The recipe is quite versatile; if you want it spicy, simply add a few dashes of ground red pepper.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 head green cabbage
  • 5 medium carrots
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper 
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • juice 1 small to medium size lemon
  • 1 tbsp stevia
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup stone ground mustard

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Shred the cabbage into shoestring pieces and place in a large bowl. Add the salt, vinegar, stevia, and lemon juice and mix well with your hands to start breaking down the cabbage. At this point, you HAVE to taste the cabbage. It's so sweet and slightly tangy. I snacked on a bunch before I was even finished with prepping the carrots. I can't wait to get to the store and get another head of cabbage to make by itself with the lemon juice and spices. It's such a yummy, crunchy, and healthy snack.

2. Use a grater to shred the carrots, and slice the onion into thin pieces.

3. Add the carrots and onions to the cabbage, then stir in the honey and mustard until evenly mixed. Add pepper to taste (or red pepper to make it spicey).


Comments

  1. I like cole slaw, and most of these ingredients- though I'll have to look up stevia. And I quite like honey mustard.

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