Spring Lemony Turmeric Tea Cake

WELCOME SPRING, HELLO SUMMER…

Springy Lemony Turmeric Tea Cake Will Be Your Go-to Dessert For Any Occasion

With COVID-19 still looming around us, we’ve gone back to basics with seasonal fruit recipes and that also includes baking this Lemony Turmeric Tea Cake. It’s like an elevated pound cake, with a spring zest twist that will brighten anyone’s day.

This Springy Lemony Turmeric Tea Cake Will Be YouR BESTIE Dessert For Any Occasion

This uber lemony cake, is adapted from Alison Roman’s newest cookbook “Nothing Fancy.” You won’t believe how simple it is to put together (no need for an electric mixer!). When you dive into each slice you’re transported to the fresh lemon tree fields of spring and summer. It’s the perfect dessert to bake and bring to a summer get together or just to gift to friends just because.

Continue reading

Spicy Korean Quinoa Veggie & Tofu Bowl – Recipe

Spicy Korean Quinoa Veggie Tofu Bowls Recipe https://wp.me/p7RBMP-1pp

A Korean-Inspired Spicy Vegetarian Bowl Recipe

We try to incorporate more plant-based meals into our diet that doesn’t sacrifice taste or savoriness. This Spicy Korean Quinoa Veggie & Tofu Bowl vegetarian dish hits all the marks in flavors, nutrition, and satisfaction.

This balanced meal is a superfood version of a traditional Korean dish. The base is quinoa, which packs a punch of protein and fiber; topped with assorted vegetables for more fiber and Vitamins C and A; Kimchi-riched probiotics (great for gut health!); and avocado for healthy fats.

Continue reading

What We’re Currently Snacking On…

Getting our snacking on…

Here’s another edition of food favorites we’ve been enjoying lately. We’ve discovered loads of brands at the Natural Products Expo as well as being part of the New Hope Network Influencer Co-op. Here’s a shortlist of what we’ve been currently snacking on…

Origin 846 Ulfiltered First Cold Press Extra Virgin Olive Oil

This generous glass of cold press EVOO has been lasting us a while even though we constantly reach for this when making our meals. Our current obsession is drizzling this over our avocado toast with a fried egg. We don’t use this for cooking, but mostly for making salad dressing and topping over toasts and Caprese salads.

Continue reading

Top Trends at Natural Products Expo West 2019

Top Trends at Expo West 2019 - https://wp.me/p7RBMP-1mX

Exploring at Expo West 2019

Every year the It’s Jou Life team count down the days to an epic week of discovering innovative, responsible, delicious, fun, and functional wellness products at the Natural Products Expo West. In its 39th year, Expo West continues to be the world’s largest natural, organic, and healthy products event, and the 2019 gathering surely delivered the goods.

Another record-setting year, we were among 86,000 attendees perusing 3,600+ exhibitors at this multi-day event. As healthy lifestyle enthusiasts and serious snackers, we’re always on the growl for natural products, learning about upcoming industry trends, and connecting with brands that have mindful missions.

We’ve been attending Expo West the past four years and love how alive the entrepreneurial spirit is and their focus on education and innovation. We met many humble founders who share the same goal–to create products that help others create a healthy, natural, and nutritious lifestyle.

6 notable trends at Expo West 2019

BACK TO BASICS: Clean, simple ingredients is what you want. It’s becoming clearer and widely noticed by brands that you are conscientious with ingredients you eat and use on your body. You tend to buy organic when you can and are concerned with foods that are made with artificial colors, preservatives, parabens, and products tested on animals.

Continue reading

Daktoritang Korean Spicy Chicken Stew Recipe

Daktoritang Korean Spicy Chicken Stew Recipe - https://wp.me/p7RBMP-1kn

A Spicy Chicken Stew Worthy for Winter

Winter time calls for warm stews. This Korean spicy chicken stew is braised in a spicy red sauce mixture along with potatoes and onions. Served over rice, it always hits the spot.

Continue reading

What we’re currently snacking on…

What We're Currently Snacking On... via It's Jou Life blog - https://wp.me/p7RBMP-1hp

Getting our Noms Snacking On

As much as we enjoy eating whole foods, we are human and do enjoy chips and sweets. Our philosophy is not denying the foods we crave, but really all about that balanced lifestyle and eating in moderation. We select brands that use quality ingredients and are just as delicious.

We’ve discovered loads of brands at the Natural Products Expo, as part of the #NewHopeBloggerBox program, and always perusing the aisles of grocery markets. This is what we’re currently snacking on… organized by stores we shop at (Costco, Sprouts, Target, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods).  Continue reading

Healthy Muffins Blender Recipe

Healthy Blender Muffins Recipe - It's Jou Life blog https://wp.me/p7RBMP-1jZ

My Favorite One-Blender Baking

If you’re a fan of one-pot meal recipes, this healthy blender muffin recipe is for you. I call this one-blender baking. You toss all your base ingredients and blend it together, pour the batter in the muffin tins, top it off with your favorite fruits and nuts (and chocolate chips), pop it in the oven, and then enjoy when they’re ready. It’s that easy!

Continue reading

The ultimate guide to my favorite birthday freebies 2018

Birthday freebies via It's Jou Life blog - https://wp.me/p7RBMP-Yo

Celebrate with loads of birthday freebies

Birthdays are synonymous with party gatherings, being one year wiser, and of course, free stuff! The cherry on top is celebrating with birthday freebies from your favorite dining and shopping establishments. I can’t believe I scored a free brow wax sculpting service, a free Sugarfish sushi meal, a free 18″ pizza, free beauty goodies, (lots) of desserts, and many more.

Continue reading

Top Trends at Natural Products Expo West 2018

Exploring Natural Products Expo West 2018

Top Trends at Natural Products Expo West 2018 via It's Jou Life blog - https://wp.me/p7RBMP-1b2

Made it to the Natural Products Expo West 2018 – the world’s largest natural, organic, and healthy products event (aka the mecca of whole foods and healthy lifestyle products)

Last month, we had the delightful opportunity to attend the 38th Annual Natural Products Expo West, the world’s largest natural, organic, and healthy products event. As always, we excitedly countdown the days to this mecca of whole foods and healthy lifestyle products. We were among the record-breaking 85,000 attendees perusing 3,521 exhibitors, including more than 600 first-time exhibitors. We sure logged in some serious miles during this multi-day event packed with tasting delectable foods, getting our learn on with educational seminars, and meeting innovative brands and their founders during March 7th-11th at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Continue reading