The Home with Willow Podcast with Katie Emmitt

EPISODE 2 – JOURNEY TO A PLANT BASED DIET

 
 
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      “How can I have a more plant based diet, and what does that process look like?”

On episode 2 of The Home with Willow Podcast, the topic is all about transitioning to a more plant based diet. I’ll be discussing my own 13 year process to becoming plant based (including all of the ups & downs that went along with it)!

Additionally, I’ll be talking a little bit about my top tips to make the process easier and turning it into a long lasting lifestyle change!

Next week, I’ll be taking questions from Facebook and Instagram to do a little Q & A session to answer all of your pressing plant based diet questions.

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The Home with Willow Podcast with Katie Emmitt

EPISODE ONE – EASY WAYS TO REDUCE PLASTIC WASTE

 
 
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I am pleased to announce the first episode of the Home with Willow Podcast! In October, I toyed around with the idea of starting a weekly Instagram live, or a weekly Podcast. After a lot of deliberation, I decided to bite the bullet and do it – creating this first episode as an instaLIVE show.

For this first episode, I wanted to talk a bit about easy ways that we can reduce plastic waste and our plastic consumption. As it turns out, there are so many free & low-cost ways to reduce your plastic use (a majority of them are under $40)!

Listen to the entire episode for free here to learn about dozens of ways that you can easily reduce your plastic waste and consumption.

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Vegan Chocolate Cookie Recipe | Home With Willow | Katie Emmitt
     
     Looking for something to satisfy your chocolate craving? Something that isn’t packed full of sugar? And is grain free? Look no further! Try out this amazing vegan chocolate cookie recipe! With only 150 calories per cookie, and less than 2g of sugar, these ‘healthy’ sweets are sure to satisfy every craving!
YOUR GUIDE TO THE BEST GLUTEN FREE PASTA BRANDS | Home with Willow | by Katie Emmitt

 

     If you’re just stepping into a healthier lifestyle and diet, or cutting out gluten/grains, you may be missing a lot of your old favorites! Dishes like spaghetti, fettuccini alfredo, macaroni and cheese, etc. And let’s face it – pasta is amazing! It’s a staple comfort food!  Luckily for us, in the past few years many alternative pasta brands have been cropping up at the grocery store – and they aren’t half bad! In this blog post, I’m going to share my favorites (because I’ve tried A LOT), and where to buy them. Consider this your guide to the best gluten free pasta brands!

Easy Watermelon Sorbet Recipe | Home with Willow | Katie Emmitt

 

     Summer is definitely the best time for fresh fruits & veggies! There’s nothing better than a big fresh, juicy watermelon cut up in the fridge to snack on all day, make smoothies out of, and freeze to make watermelon sorbet! Not only is watermelon delicious, it also has some great health benefits. In honor of National Watermelon Day (August 3rd), I’m sharing my Easy Watermelon Sorbet Recipe!

     Homemade watermelon sorbet is so easy to make and only requires two ingredients. It makes a fantastic snack, dessert, or breakfast! No ice cream maker needed! Scroll down to get the recipe.

Herbal Spotlight: Chamomile Health Benefits | Home with Willow | Katie Emmitt

 

     Chamomile (Chamomile recutita) is an aromatic annual plant native to Europe. There are two kinds – mostly used interchangeably: Roman & German.

     Chamomile health benefits include: anti anxiety, antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antispasmodic properties. Read on to discover more about this amazing herb, its health benefits, where to purchase it, and how to use it!

Herbal Spotlight: Chamomile Health Benefits | Home with Willow | Katie Emmitt

Easy Vegan Dinner Recipe: White Beans and Kale Over Quinoa | Home with Willow | Katie Emmitt

     Looking for a quick two pot plant based dinner? Say no more! This white beans & kale over quinoa easy vegan dinner recipe is just what you’re looking for!

     In this easy vegan dinner recipe, we’re going to be using kale, onions, leeks, and white beans. I served this over red quinoa, but you can easily put it with roasted potatoes, over pasta, or over couscous!

Grocery Shopping as a Vegan: The Beginners Guide to a Vegan Kitchen | Home with Willow | Katie Emmitt

     

     One of the most important things you can do when starting to eat a plant based or vegan diet, is to become extremely familiar with all of your local grocery stores. Grocery shopping as a vegan is a little bit different than how the average American shops. There are a lot of unique ingredients, things in strange places – and what about that ‘hippie foods’ section of the grocery store?

     Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! In this article, we’ll be diving in to the logistics of shopping as a vegan; what stores you can rely on to have different ingredients, where you can find the best prices, and navigating different types of supermarkets.

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Sweet & Salty Healthy Dessert Bars - Plant Based Dessert Recipe | Home with Willow | Katie Emmitt

     Get ready for one of the most delicious plant based dessert bars you’ll ever make! These amazing Sweet & Salty Healthy Dessert Bars will satisfy any craving! They are gluten free, sweetened with dates & maple syrup, and plant based.

Best Eco Friendly Kitchen Products | Home with Willow | Katie Emmitt

     Over the past two years, I have been working diligently to make my kitchen more eco friendly. Some things were easy fixes – like switching from paper towels to reusable cloth rags. Other things I really struggled to find good options for – like dishwasher detergent that actually worked! In these last two years, I have tried a lot of products. I wanted to share with you my absolute favorites – so you can try them too! Here are the Best Eco Friendly Kitchen Products I’ve found and come to love!

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