To Valentine's Day

In honor of Valentine's Day, not only did I make sure we had pink roses in the house, but I also purchased pink rose champagne, got a pedicure with - wait for it - light pink nail polish and (not finished), have yet to take off my awesome pajama set that just happens to be pink. When being a female is the minority in your house, you've really got to get in as much girlie as you can, when you can. So I decided to capitalize.

Do you love or hate Valentine's Day? I completely understand why people don't like it. If you are single, it is just another way to remind you that, well, you are single! And if you are with someone, you ask yourself, should love really be celebrated just once a year? I totally get it. But for me, I've never really let it bother me either way. Maybe because I love the chance to celebrate anything. But truly, even when I was single, I treated myself like gold on Valentine's Day. So I guess I remain impartial. BUT, its always a good reminder to not forget to love on yourself or someone else.

Turmeric Toddy

Whether you have a cold or just need a boost of nutrients, this turmeric toddy is going to be your new best friend. I try and have at least one per week. And I'm sorry, but this one is sans booze. Save that for a great cocktail.

Based on extensive research and one incredible Duke study (here), turmeric is one of the most powerful spices we have and has been used by Chinese and Indian medicine for thousands of years. Another powerhouse related to turmeric? Ginger. I could seriously eat ginger ALL. DAY. LONG.

So what happens when you mix the two together and add in a dose of vitamin C and some anti-bacterial, mineral rich raw honey? Well, you get one major boost to your immune system.