Deux Magazine: This Digital Life

Tech apps may not seem like the answer to a life full of nourishment, but in today’s busy “always on” world, you might as well have your mobile devices work for - rather than against - you.

From incorporating mindfulness, connecting to Mother Earth, and making kind and smart choices from what you buy to what you put into your mouth, the following apps truly have the power to make your life a little more conscious and a whole lot more enjoyable!

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Lole Women: Papaya Mousse with Roasted Gooseberries

There’s nothing like papaya to make you feel serious tropical vibes. This chilled mousse served with roasted gooseberries is the perfect start (or sweet ending) to a beautiful summer day.

Papaya also just so happens to be super-rich in lycopene, one of the most powerful antioxidants and therefore DNA protectors out there! The mousse is vegan, but it’s still totally creamy and rich thanks to the Brazil nuts. Jam-packed with selenium and anti-inflammatory properties, this recipe will nourish you (& your Instagram) to the nth degree.

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Deux Magazine: Let them have Rose

The day I realized that rose petals are 1. totally edible and 2. actually contain loads of gorgeous health benefits, was a really, really, good day.

In fact, there are countless types of edible florals that make for a mighty-fine tea and can literally bring out the divine-essence within us all. Let’s start with the classic favorite: rose petals (or buds). Often used in Ayurveda medicine, rose tea is jam-packed with vitamin C (and just that much more glamorous than munching on an orange – let’s be real!). Furthermore, it makes you feel better - promoting an uplifting effect on the nervous system and helping to relieve insomnia, depression, and fatigue.

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Kiki Athanassoulias
Deux Magazine: The Art of Being a Squash

To begin, the term squash actually refers to a categorization of a type of gourd - of which there are various types. Sticking with squash, there are 2 main types: summer and winter. While, it's a bit misleading...summer squash is available all winter long, while winter squash is generally on the market in late summer and during the fall - as well as, yes, winter.

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Kiki Athanassoulias