My Vegan Thanksgiving + Vlogmas Day 1

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Check out my latest vlog where I show you my prep work for my organic, gluten-free, plant-based, whole-food FEAST!

This is the third year in a row I made a vegan Thanksgiving for the fam…

Here is the video…also, I’ll post info on my other 2 vegan Thanksgiving below with recipes and posts!

 

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Meal Prep with Me + CHICKPEA CRAZY!!

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In case you missed it over on YouTube…meal prep with me! I made a versatile cashew sour cream (cheese) that you can pair with SO many dishes + it’s great to have on hand.

I also make chickpea “tuna” salad, braised coconut chickpeas and I give tips on preparing dried beans and cleaning your greens!

 

Also, here is my FAMOUS Chickpea cookie recipe!

September Favorites + Contest (Jord Wooden Watch)!!

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Unique Watches

Hello It’s that TIME again…

Happy October!

Are you as excited about this time of year as I am? I just LOVE going to the Farmer’s Market and seeing all the amazing seasonal fruits and veggies available this time of year and not to mention all the PUMPKINS!

In my latest video I’ll take you along with me to pick up some of my current favorite things and I’m definitely shopping in style because I just got an amazing new wooden watch! Yes, a watch made of the most beautiful wood with a large champagne face with gold detail. Did I mention I love it? Well I do, and I know you will too that’s why I’m giving you an opportunity to win cash towards one of these babies. All you have to do is enter your info into the link below and you will automatically be given a coupon for $20 off and then ONE of you will win the grand prize of a $75 off coupon towards your favorite watch! You know this will come in handy during the holidays too!
>> Click Here to Enter The Contest! <<

Now back to this gorgeous watch…I’ll be honest, I don’t normally wear watches, mainly because I hadn’t found one that I really liked. When Jord approached me about picking out a watch I was intrigued because of how unique and earthy they are. They are made of different types of wood which gives them a natural appeal but they are also super stylish and classy. I really feel these watches dress up an everyday outfit while still feeling simple and casual with a bit of an edge. I chose the Zebrawood & Champagne model with the large face from the Frankie Series. I love how neutral the colors are and how they compliment my skin tone. I also really love how the large face sits on my wrist which is quite small…what do you think??

The beautiful watch I chose is pictured below Click here to see my watch
Jessica Remmers Jord Wood Watch
Jord Wood Watch

Watch the video here to see all my favorites!! ↓↓
 

Enter to Win NOW Click HERE
Enter NOW – Winner picked on Halloween
Thank you #JordWatch for the beautiful wooden watch and for this contest!
Favorites Mentioned in the video:
My watch: My Watch
Fruit/veggies: Passionfruit, Dragon Fruit, pumpkins, butternut squash, bananas, canned organic pumpkin.
Skincare is Isun
Hyaluronic Acid
Shun Chef Knife
Bench Scraper
Salad Spinner

Check out more Jord Wooden Watches Here

 

This post was sponsored by Jord Wood Watches

Kitchen Makeover Before/After + Summer Update!

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Hey All!
New video is up showing you my kitchen transformation preparing for cooking school (Rouxbe Plant-Based certification course) and also continuing to “spark joy” with organization (KonMari style). This includes a look inside my cabinets and the forbidden junk drawer transformation!
Also, a little summer update including some highlights from my birthday getaway last month up the California Coast!
I’d love your thoughts!

♥ Jess

PB&J Everything Oats (New Recipe)

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Helloooooooo

As you may already know, I have enrolled in the Rouxbe Plant-Based Certification Program!!! You know what that means??
It means I’m going to be posting lots of new recipes for you all and gathering even more to hopefully be release in a book format soon!! 

I want to share with you my first recipe…I’m calling it PB&J Everything Oats because you can throw just about everything in this baby! It’s hearty, nutritious and tastes like a sweet peanut butter and jelly sandwich mmmmmmmm…

Let’s get started: (scroll to the end for printable recipe)

PBJEOSetUpIngredients:

As you know, I like to give you OPTIONS so that you can cultivate your own cooking tastes as well as use ingredients you already love, while discovering more with these recipes. I tend to mix things up depending on what I’m in the mood for or what I have on-hand. Here is what I used + more options to consider:

GF rolled Oats (I tired a new one from Trader Joes called Ancient Grain & Super Seed Oatmeal, it already has added nuts, grains and seeds so you don’t have to add more)
Peanut Butter (or any nut or seed butter you prefer)
Loads of mixed frozen berries
Maple Syrup to sweeten
Coconut milk (or other nut milk) and shreds to top

Options:
Add bananas, dates, apples and/or cinnamon

PBJEOPrep

Once you’ve cooked your oats, it’s time to mix all the ingredients together!
I like to save some fruit, maple syrup and coconut to add to the very end….

PB&JEverythingOats

Once everything is stirred together top with remaining ingredients! This is a great late breakfast or lunch idea!

Here is the full recipe with detailed and measured instructions:

PB&J Everything Oats

Nutritious and hearty these oats pack protein and the flavor of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich!


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Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup GF rolled Oats (I tired a new one from Trader Joe’s called Ancient Grain & Super Seed Oatmeal, it already has added nuts, grains and seeds so you don’t have to add more)
  2. 1 cup water
  3. 3/4 cup mixed frozen berries
  4. 1 tbs. maple syrup
  5. 1/3 cup coconut milk (or other nut milk)
  6. 1 tbs. coconut shreds
Options
  1. Add bananas, dates, apples, more nuts/seeds and/or cinnamon.
Instructions
  1. Cook oats according to product instructions.
  2. Once oats are cooked, stir in mixed frozen berries to soften.
  3. Mix in nut butter, maple syrup and half of your coconut milk.
  4. Once everything is stirred together, top with remaining coconut milk, maple syrup and coconut shreds.
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July Favorites + Announcement!

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Hey guys! 

Check out my latest Youtube video where I share with you my favorites for the month of July! Health, beauty, natural, organic and cruelty-free options to update your stash! Plus, my current favorite quote and books! 

I want to hear from you! I want to know:
What are YOUR favorites?
Which book to you recommend?
Do you want to see what I’m learning from Rouxbe Plant Based Certification Program?

Products Mentioned:
My full Amaki Skincare Review: http://jessicaremmers.com/news/amaki-skincare-review
Pacifica Persian Rose Body Butter: http://amzn.to/2aHMyhB
Pacifica Persian Rose Perfume (They have MANY more delicious scents)
Monoi Oil in Pitate
Giovanni 2chic Ultra Repair Conditioner, Blackberry and Coconut Milk: http://amzn.to/2aG8OaD
tarte cosmetics Tarteist Clay Paint Liner: http://amzn.to/2agh66l
Zuzu Luxe Blush Bella Donna: http://amzn.to/2apzQ2U
Garden of Life Raw Organic Meal: http://amzn.to/2aMtNId
Diatomaceous Earth Food Grade DE: http://amzn.to/2agioy7
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle: http://amzn.to/2ad4dyb
A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson: http://amzn.to/2aMuIbP
The Golden Key by Emmet Fox: http://amzn.to/2apBNMW

Find me:

♥ Snapchat: JessRemmers

♥ INSTAGRAM:
https://instagram.com/healthyhappyjess_/

♥ FACEBOOK:
https://www.facebook.com/healthyhappyjess

♥ Jessica Remmers

New Summer What I Ate Today Video! Vegan & Gluten-Free + Meal Prep!

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Hey Guys!! 

Check out my latest video where I show you what I would eat in a day especially when it’s HOT as heck!
I’ll show you how I meal prep a potato salad that you can have later and try 3 different ways. Mixed with some cool black and white shots of Santa Monica beach, I hope you enjoy!

Featuring:
⋅Fresh Cold Pineapple
⋅Glowing Green Smoothie (full of fiber, minerals and hydration)
⋅Potato Salad (3 ways)
⋅Snacks
⋅Quick & delicious beans and rice dinner

♥ Jessica Remmers (healthyhappyjess)

 

Day in LA~ New Vlog!! Vegan Sushi Recipe + Parasite Cleanse + Comedy Show!

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Hey guys!! Check out my latest vlog where I show you an example of what I do in LA! I’ll show you how I make my vegan sushi (avocado rolls) that I make ALL the time + an update on my Paragone Parasite cleanse that I am smack dab in the middle of.
Also, I’ll take you along with me on a night out watching a friend perform stand-up comedy! I’d love to hear from you! Let me know your favorite part of the video! Printable recipe below!!
LOVE!!! ♥

 

Avocado Sushi Rolls

I love sushi! Eating vegan definitely doesn’t mean you need to give up amazing sushi. I used to love going and getting sushi but discovered just how quick and easy it is to make at home. Now I make this all the time because it satisfies my craving, it’s easy to digest and it’s so delicious.
You can adjust this recipe by adding other veggies besides avocado like cucumber, carrots, peppers or mangos. Have fun and get rolling!


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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup white rice or sushi rice (cooked)
  2. 1 avocado
  3. 3-4 nori sheets
  4. 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  5. 4 tablespoons gluten-free soy sauce
  6. optional (add veggies: cucumbers, carrots etc.)
Instructions
  1. Take your sushi roller and place it in a large freezer bag to keep it clean. (A bamboo place mat can work too).
  2. Lay Nori sheet down on roller and apply a thin layer of rice.
  3. Add 2-3 pieces of sliced avocado on a 1 inch layer nearest to you.
  4. Simply roll it up then cut into .5-1 inch pieces.
  5. Top with sesame seeds.
  6. Enjoy with your gluten-free tamari soy sauce!
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Indian Dal Lentils Recipe~ Vegan + Low Fat

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New recipe video is up! See how I make my Indian Dal lentils, no need for butter or oil in this recipe!

Amaki Skincare Review

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As you know, I am ALL about using the purest, organic, most natural and crulty-free products and living the healthiest and happiest life possible. I am always eager to share new things with my friends and I want to keep expanding and share not only food/recipes but also beauty, fashion, travel, home decor and any other aspects of my healthyhappy life!

I’m excited to share with you some very lovely products I received for review…I have to say, I am very impressed by these 3 full size items I got from Amaki Skincare! Not only are they visually beautiful, they smell amazing and actually are very effective.

Amaki Skincare - Jessica Remmers

Amaki skincare is a family owned business and started by a certified esthetician. The products were created to help heal imperfections and leave skin soft and glowing. I love that all ingredients are organic and sourced in the USA!

They sent me a 3 piece set which is part of a really great Mother’s Day promotion they are running. Products are normally $51 but this set is only $37. Well worth it for a gift or for yourself! It comes in the cutest box and packaging all ready to go!

Here is an honest review of the products and my thoughts!

The first product I tried was the refreshing Rose Water Mist Hydrating Toner:

Rose Water Toner - Jessica Remmers

 

What is it? 100% pure distilled rose water

What it does: Refreshes, tones and hydrates the skin

How to use:

Makeup Setter/Refresher:  Use it after cleansing before your moisturizer to help your moisturizer work even better. 
You can also apply it after foundation (before powder) to set your makeup. 
Spritz on face ANY time of day to refresh your makeup!

I’ve used it all the above ways and I absolutely love it! It smells so heavenly and really helps to keep my skin soft and helps with the occasional flakiness I get while wearing makeup. 

Hair Treatment: After shampooing, use it as a final rinse to soft and refresh hair and leave it smelling amazing for hours.

Facial Mask: Mix rose water with bentonite clay for the ultimate face mask. (I can’t wait to try this one!!!)

Eye Brightener: Soak cotton pad with rose water and place under eye for a few minutes to relieve puffiness and redness!
So awesome to have this stuff on hand!

Overall Thoughts: I enjoy this product so much! I’ve heard about rose water toners for years but never owned one. I have had facials where it would be spritzed on my face and it always felt like such a treat! Now I can do it anytime of the day and not only does it really refresh my skin, it brightens my mood too!

Next item is the Konjac Facial Sponge:

Konjac Facial Sponge - Jessica Remmers

 

What is it? Natural biodegratable charcoal facial sponge

What it does: Cleans and removes all makeup while gently exfoliating and drawing out impurities in the skin.
Added charcoal helps to wash away blackheads and whiteheads.

How to use: Soak it under warm water to soften and massage onto face with or without facial cleanser.

Overall Thoughts: I really like this sponge! I’ve even been using it in place of my Clarisonic Mia. It feels gentle but it does a great job of getting rid of dead skin and congestion. I tend to have to exfoliate quite a bit because I am prone to congestion and also rosacea, which makes exfoliating tricky. I find that using this sponge doesn’t flare up my rosacea but does a great job of exfoliating. It is also very cute and fun to use, it comes with a little suction cup that you can hang near your sink! 

Next up is the Jasmine & Rose Nourishing Oil:

Jasmine & Rose Nourishing Oil - Jessica Remmers

What is it? Made from the highest quality evening primrose oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, argan oil, rosehip oil, bergamont essential oil, rose geranium essential oil, jasmine essential oil and rosebuds.

What it does: Lightweight oil is quickly absorbed leaving skin balanced and hydrated.

How to use: This oil is gentle and nourishing for face, body, hair and nails!

Overall thoughts: If you know me, you know that I LOVE jasmine, almost anything jasmine. Combine that with pure organic oils and essential oils and beautiful rose, well, I just feel like a princess using this. It is NOT greasy at all! I use it on my face and hair and it hydrates perfectly. It makes my hair really shiny and smells SO GOOD!

Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my review! If you are looking to try some new organic products and want to feel pampered I definitely recommend this line. Also, I feel like anyone would love this as a gift and could get a lot of use out of it! These products are definitely sparking joy in me while using and looking at them 😉

Amaki Website: Amaki Skincare

Here is the Mother’s Day gift set: Mother’s Day Gift Set

Check me out on Snapchat if you haven’t yet! I post a lot more throughout the day!  ♥ Snapzzz: @JessRemmers

LOVE!! jess

Jessica Remmers

Jessica Remmers