Green Salad Recipe with Avocado + Pistachios

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This Green Salad Recipe with Avocado + Pistachios is simply amazing! It's supercharged with good for you ingredients and is part of a collection of recipes gifted to my son from his girlfriend last Christmas. This green salad recipe was created by two members of his girlfriend's family, Kate and Adam Reinhard.

This Green Salad Recipe with Avocado + Pistachios is simply amazing! It’s supercharged with good for you ingredients and is part of a collection of food recipes gifted to my son, Cody, from his girlfriend this past Christmas.

This Green Salad Recipe with Avocado + Pistachios is simply amazing! It's supercharged with good for you ingredients and is part of a collection of recipes gifted to my son, Cody, from his girlfriend last Christmas. This green salad recipe was created by two members of Cody's girlfriend's family, Kate and Adam Reinhard, and part of a compilation of original recipes they added to his own unique recipe book.

This green salad recipe was created by two members of Cody’s girlfriend’s family, Kate and Adam Reinhard, and part of a compilation of original recipes they added to his own unique recipe book.

Mother's Day flowers picked from the garden.

Cody made this green salad recipe for me and my mother for Mother’s Day on Sunday along with the most amazing Szechuan Beef with Zoodles, or zucchini noodles.

Szechuan Beef Zoodles Recipe from Kathy's Kitchen

Cody used this Szechuan Beef Zoodles Recipe from Kathy’s Kitchen. It was absolutely to die for and I highly recommend this recipe as well.

Cody cooking a Szechuan Beef Zoodles Recipe from Kathy's Kitchen

Keep reading for the Green Salad Recipe with Avocado + Pistachios. This green salad recipe is meant to be served as a full meal so it’s a great treat for vegetarians. Alternately, it can also serve 4-6 people as a side dish. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

This Green Salad Recipe with Avocado + Pistachios is simply amazing! It's supercharged with good for you ingredients and is part of a collection of food recipes gifted to my son, Cody, from his girlfriend this past Christmas.

Green Salad Recipe with Avocado + Pistachios

by Kate + Adam Reinard

Ingredients:

3 scallions
1 small cucumber
1 green pear
2 stalks celery
1 avocado
1/4 cup pistachios
1/4 cup fresh basil
1 cup shelled edamame beans
juice of 1-2 limes
2 Tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Chop the scallions, cucumber, pear, celery, avocado, pistachios and basil and combine in a large bowl.

Mix in the edamame bean then dress the salad with the juice from the lime(s), olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.

Enjoy! Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator until the next day.

A side note on this one. This green salad recipe is absolutely divine as is. However, I would use 1/2 cup of pistachios the next time around to ensure I get a pistachio in every bite as the nuts add a fantastic flavor zing to this dish.

You must try this delicious Black Bean Dip Recipe for your next party! It's so simple to make. Just mix it all together the night before, refrigerate overnight and serve the next day!

If you like this green salad recipe, then you may also like my Black Bean Dip Recipe as well as my summer inspired Rooibos Peach Tea Rum Punch Recipe. Also be sure to follow my Recipes Pinterest board for more great dinner and salad recipe ideas.

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 8th, 2016! If you’re still on the hunt for last minute Mother’s day gift ideas, then you’ll love this collection of Mother’s day gift ideas! Make them in just an hour in an afternoon and then gift them the same day! Don’t have supplies on hand? I’ve also included a few great last minute Mother’s day gift ideas that you can buy!

If you're still on the hunt for last minute Mother's day gift ideas, then you'll love this collection of Mother's day gift ideas you can DIY for mom in an afternoon that are ready for gifting the same day!

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas to DIY

1. Adzuki Bean Soap Recipe – This easy DIY adzuki bean soap makes a beautiful and functional homemade Mother’s Day gift! Made from a glycerin soap base, this adzuki bean soap recipe is a snap to make and is ready to gift the same day.

2. Custom Dry Oil Body Spray Recipe – Learn how to make this DIY Dry Body Oil Spray as a custom scented homemade Mother’s Day gift for mom!

3. Homemade Solid Perfume Recipe – This easy homemade solid perfume recipe makes a wonderful last minute Mother’s Day gift idea! Simply customize it with mom’s favorite scent!

4. Lush Inspired Massage Bar Recipe – This Lush inspired massage bar recipe is super simple to make and is a wonderful homemade Mother’s Day gift idea!

If you're still on the hunt for last minute Mother's day gift ideas, then you'll love this collection of Mother's day gift ideas you can DIY for mom in an afternoon that are ready for gifting the same day!

5. Natural Sal Butter Sugar Scrub Recipe – This naturally colored and scented sal butter sugar scrub recipe creates a natural, nourishing scrub that is especially suited for mom’s maturing skin. In addition to sal butter, this sugar scrub recipe also contains healing neem oil and moisturizing coconut oil.

6. Organic Peppercorn Massage Melt and Pour Soap Recipe – This fun homemade soap contains black peppercorns that gently massage skin as the soap is used.

7. Natural Lavender Bath Salts Recipe – Help mom keeping her skin looking and feeling great with this natural coconut milk & lavender bath salts recipe.

8. Ginger Lime Salt Scrub Recipe – Looking for a fresh new scrub for a last minute Mother’s day gift? Try this invigorating ginger and lime homemade salt scrub recipe! Not only is it easy to make, but it offers exceptional exfoliating and moisturizing benefits for your skin.

If you're still on the hunt for last minute Mother's day gift ideas, then you'll love this collection of Mother's day gift ideas you can DIY for mom in an afternoon that are ready for gifting the same day!

9. DIY Custom Herbal Tea Blends – Create the perfect last minute Mother’s day gift by gifting her with a relaxing, custom herbal tea blend!

10. DIY Lemongrass and Sage Bath Bombs – These freshly scented bath bombs make a relaxing last minute Mother’s day gift idea.

11. Homemade Lavender Bath Melts Recipe – These easy lavender scented bath melts contain soy wax to help them stand up better to storage before use and help to moisturize and protect dry or maturing skin from the elements.

12. DIY Terrariums – These cute terrariums are perfect as last minute Mother’s day gift ideas! Just collect materials from outside and combine them in a glass container!

Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas that Mom is sure to love!

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas to Buy

1. Julep Beauty Box – A Julep Beauty Box gift subscription is the perfect Mother’s day gift for beauty lovers! Each monthly box includes award-winning multi-benefit beauty products plus recipients get to customize their beauty box selection each month! Choose from a gift subscription of 2, 4 or 6 boxes.

2. Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker – Help mom stay in shape with a customizable fitness tracker designed to fit her personal style. Fitbit will help your mom stay motivated by tracking all-day activity like steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes, and credit workouts with SmartTrack automatic exercise recognition. At night, Fitbit tracks sleep and more.

3. Tequila Mockingbird – For the literary mom who’s also keen on cocktails, I love the book, Tequila Mockingbird! Inside you find 65 ‘novel’ cocktail recipes that pay homage to your favorite books with punnily named provisions that include the Gin Eyre, Vermouth the Bell Tolls, the Wonderful Blizzard of Oz, Gone with the Wine, and the Last of the Mojitos. Available via ModCloth as well as via Amazon Prime.

4. Just Sew Sweet Notecard Set – This set of 16 retro notecards stirs nostalgia with packaging from four vintage sewing patterns from the 1960s.

Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas for moms that love to DIY!

If mom loves to DIY then she’s sure to love one of these MakerKits! (Psst. You can get 20% off your entire order at MakersKit when you enter coupon code: MakeIt20 at checkout.)

5. Seashell & Air Plant Kit + 3 Bath Bomb Gift Set – This DIY gift set contains everything mom needs to create a fun and easy air plant display with a natural seashell. It also includes three Premium Bath Bombs, a French Lavender Mini Room Spray and French Teas & Petite Cookies.

6. DIY Spa Gift Set – This MakersKit gift set includes the ingredients to create a handmade soy candle and body scrub. In addition it also comes with one Premium Bath Bomb, a French Lavender Mini Room Spray and French Teas & Petite Cookies.

7. Honestly WTF Gemstone Soap Kit – Inspired by gemstones, this DIY soapmaking kit includes everything you need to make one of a kind original gemstone soaps. Mom can mix and match colors to create soaps to compliment any color palette in her home.

8. Succulent Geometric Terrarium Gift Set – This DIY kit contains the materials you’ll need to create a unique, modern terrarium. It also comes with one Premium Bath Bomb, a French Lavender Mini Room Spray and French Teas & Petite Cookies.

For even more last minute Mother’s Day gift ideas you can DIY, be sure to follow my Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Pinterest board as well as my post, DIY Mother’s Day Gifts You Can Make and Gift.

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DIY Mother’s Day Gifts You Can Make and Gift

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DIY Mother's Day gifts you can make and gift! 12 fantastic DIY Mother's day gifts for the mom who has everything.

Mother’s Day is May 8th this year and that means there’s still time to make some pretty amazing DIY Mother’s Day gifts. Following are twelve of my favorite DIY Mother’s Day gifts for the Mom who has everything and just needs a little pampering.

DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

1. Foaming Salt Scrub Recipe – This foaming salt scrub recipe is super easy to make and can be customized with your Mom’s favorite scent for Mother’s Day! Just melt, pour and mix ingredients for a foaming salt scrub that gently exfoliates as it lathers and cleanses like soap!

2. DIY Container Succulent Garden – Need last minute DIY Mother’s Day gifts? Skip the bouquet of flowers and instead gift her with a gorgeous DIY Succulent Container Garden Arrangement! Not only is it inexpensive to make – definitely less than a florist’s flower bouquet – but it will last and last even if Mom doesn’t have a green thumb!

3. DIY Melt and Pour Loofah Soap – This easy homemade exfoliating loofah soap tutorial makes a fun weekend project you can create with the kids for DIY Mother’s Day gifts!

4. Natural Chocolate Rose Body Cream Recipe – This heavenly chocolate rose body cream recipe makes wonderful DIY Mother’s day gifts! Crafted using moisture intense coconut oil and a blend of cocoa absolute and rose essential oil, not only does this chocolate rose body cream recipe smell fabulous, but it’s a hundred percent natural.

5. Pink Salt & Sal Butter Soap Recipe – This homemade pink salt and sal butter soap recipe contains a high percentage of skin conditioning sal butter and mineral rich pink Himalayan salt that aids in detoxing, healing and nourishing skin maturing skin. Custom scent this homemade soap with Mom’s favorite fragrance for customized DIY Mother’s Day gifts.

6. Luxury Double Butter Soap Recipe – This homemade luxury double butter soap recipe contains high percentages of cocoa and shea butters making it wonderful for mom’s maturing skin.

DIY Mother's Day gifts you can make and gift! 12 fantastic DIY Mother's day gifts for the mom who has everything.

7. Shea Butter Body Spray Recipe – Mom will love this shea butter body spray! It’s fantastic for dry and maturing skin and is made with moisturizing shea nut oil and healing neem oil. Once applied it leaves skin feeling silky smooth and soft and can be custom scented with your Mom’s favorite fragrance.

8. Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe – These easy solid sugar scrub cubes make wonderful DIY Mother’s Day gifts. It’s easy to make and ready for gifting all on the same day. Made using all natural ingredients this solid sugar scrub cubes recipe can be customized with Mom’s favorite essential oil and a carrier oil that suits Mom’s skin care needs.

9. Truffle Bath Melts Recipe – These heart shaped bath melts are a wonderful way to tell Mom “I love you.” Not only are these bath melts super easy to make, they also only requires a few ingredients making them a simple DIY Mother’s Day gift choice.

10. Roll On Perfume Oil Recipe – This roll on perfume oil recipe is incredibly easy to make. It only requires two simple ingredients, however you can dress up your roll on perfume oil by placing botanicals inside the container with the perfume oil and then decorating the lid with a strip of washi tape for simple DIY Mother’s Day gifts.

11. Chocolate Orange Body Butter Recipe – This homemade chocolate orange body butter recipe is made with real cocoa powder as well as skin nourishing shea and cocoa butters that are wonderful for dry or maturing skin. Not only does this body butter smell great, but it’s non-greasy and helps to protect your skin from the elements and repeated hand washings – something every busy Mom can use!

12. Lavender Mint Balm Recipe – If your mom loves the outdoors then she’s sure to love this nature inspired lavender mint balm recipe. Perfect for hands, body and lips, this lavender mint balm is made from natural lavender and mint infused oil and raw, unfiltered beeswax. It makes lovely and thoughtful DIY Mother’s Day gifts.

For even more ideas for DIY Mother’s Day gifts be sure to follow my Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas board on Pinterest. Or, for more bath, body and skin care recipes, follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebook, TwitterG+ and Instagram.


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DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

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Need last minute DIY Mother's Day gifts? Be sure to check out this amazing collection of DIY Mother's Day gift ideas that she's sure to love!

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Don’t forget to treat her to something special for Mother’s Day. If you’re still on the hunt for Mother’s Day gift ideas, then be sure to check out my collection of DIY Mother’s Day gifts on my Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas board on Pinterest! You’ll find lots of lovely DIY Mother’s Day gifts you can make including this DIY for an easy bud vase via This Heart of Mine blog. (Re-pin this bud vase DIY here for later!) Plus there are also links to a lot of great printable Mother’s Day cards as well as DIY food and homemade bath and beauty gift ideas.

Need last minute DIY Mother's Day gifts? Be sure to check out this amazing collection of DIY Mother's Day gift ideas that she's sure to love!

Like this printable Mother’s Day Garden Cake Topper via Oh Happy Day! (Re-pin it here.)

Need last minute DIY Mother's Day gifts? Be sure to check out this amazing collection of DIY Mother's Day gift ideas that she's sure to love!

And these DIY Mother’s Day Herbal Bath Salts with printable labels via Julep. (Re-pin this project here.)

And if that’s not enough there’s always my entire DIY Bath and Body Pinterest board to explore! Because what mom doesn’t need a little more me time to pamper herself, right?

So what are you waiting for? Check out my Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas board now for over 200 great DIY Mother’s Day gifts you make and give! Then don’t forget to follow me on Blog Lovin’, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ so you never miss a post.


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Natural Lavender & Rose Bath Salt Recipe for Mother’s Day

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Natural DIY Lavender and Rose Bath Salts Recipe for Mother's Day with Coconut Milk Powder and Colloidal Oatmeal

Treat mom this Mother’s Day with this simple yet incredibly soothing all natural lavender and rose bath salt recipe. It makes a lovely homemade Mother’s Day gift especially when packaged in a reusable container like a glass jar with bail lid.

How to Make DIY Spa Lavender and Rose Bath Salts with Colloidal Oatmeal and Powdered Coconut Milk

Natural Lavender & Rose Bath Salt Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1/3 cup Epsom salt
1/4 cup fine sea salt
1/4 cup colloidal oatmeal
1/4 cup powdered coconut milk
1 Tablespoon lavender flowers
1 Tablespoon crushed rose petals
3 ml lavender essential oil

Beauty DIY - Natural Homemade Milk Bath Recipe - Made with sea salt and coconut milk powder and lavender and rose botanicals!

Instructions:

Measure out the Epsom salt and sea salt into a medium to large glass bowl or measuring cup. Mix with a fork to combine, then using a graduated transfer pipettes measure out the lavender essential oil and stir into the salts until well mixed.

Now measure out the colloidal oatmeal and coconut milk powder and stir into the salts.

Finally, using a Tablespoon measuring spoon, measure out the lavender flowers and crushed rose petals and mix into the product.

Homemade Mother's Day Gift Idea - Natural Lavender and Rose Bath Salts Recipe with Colloidal Oatmeal and Coconut Milk Powder

Now package as desired – the finished recipe yields approximately 6.25 oz. by weight – in an airtight container and gift. To use, simply add desired amount to warm bath water.

For more handmade Mother’s Day gift ideas check out my Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Pinterest board. You can also find more natural DIY beauty recipe by following my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest.

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