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Tints of Nature

Tints of Nature is the simple, healthier way to color your hair for stunning salon-standard results.

20% OFF all Tints of Nature products throughout April. Only at Lassens.

We take a unique approach, different from all other hair color products, which damage your hair. Our unique range of Natural permanent hair colors, semi-permanent hair colors, highlight and lightening kits and aftercare products are 100% FREE from Ammonia, Resorcinol and Parabens so you wonโ€™t breathe in nasty chemical fumes. We use a maximum of Organic ingredients too, so itโ€™s good for you and the environment.

Colour Guide

 

Permanent hair colour

 

Tints of Nature is the first range of long lasting, permanent hair colours containing certified organic ingredients used in an advanced formula to cover grey hair. Our unique blend of natural and organic ingredients, combined with plant-derived extracts and vitamins C and E, will actually enhance, protect and moisturise as you colour your hair.

Visit any Lassens location to try Tints of Nature while at 20% off during the month of April!

Deodorant Detox!

Deodorant Detox!

Written by Denae

Have you wanted to take the plunge from conventional deodorants but every time you try you just stink yourself out? EO Products, a wonderful organic & natural company, has dedicated their 2017 to helping everyone willing to take the challenge! Not only have they provided enlightening information like, “…there can be a transition period (up to 30 days) where body odor can actually increase…? but they have even perfected the list of must-have’s as you begin your transition. 

EO Certified Organic Deodorant Spray
EO Natural Deodorant Wipes
EO Bubble Bath
EO Salt Soak
EO Ageless Moroccan Lava Clay

Those last three – the ones that have nothing to do with armpits, are to help you relax. Detoxing is stressful, especially if you don’t know how your experience will be. However, that added stress can create more body odor, which will turn in to a stinky cycle of stressing about body odor, creating more body odor, creating more stress. So pick up some bath salts and relax a little!

Committing to a detox might sound scary, but hey, at least it’s not a juice cleanse and you get to eat still! When you start your detox adventure, make sure you drink LOTS of water. And although you are eating, here are some foods to stay away from that can increase your body odor:

Alcohol
Asparagus
Cruciferous Vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, arugula, etc)
Fish
Junk Food
Red Meat
Spicy Food

Checkout EO’s amazing write-up about their 30 Day Challenge!

Below is your personal detox calendar that you can print off, post, and proudly mark off each day as you detox your body from phthalates and aluminum. 

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Love,

Lassens

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St. Patty’s Recipe

It’s fun to celebrate holidays! This recipe is easy, low-carb, and frankly… delicious! We hope you enjoy this little St. Patty’s recipe special, even though it really can be made anytime your heart is craving corned beef or want an simple and easy recipe.

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Corned Beef Cabbage Rolls
Cuisine Irish
Servings
people
Cuisine Irish
Servings
people
Instructions
  1. Prepare corned beef according to package (if necessary)
  2. Boil the carrot and potato until they easily break apart with a fork.
  3. Drain the water from the pot, add the butter, and mash the carrot and potato. Mix in salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Peel leaves from the head of cabbage and steam them for about 2 minutes until they are tender and easy to roll.
  5. Fill each leaf with a horizontal line of corned beef and the carrot and potato mash. Fold in the right and left sides, tightly fold up the bottom flap and roll the rest up.
  6. Serve while still warm!
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Open Faced Sandwich Central!

Open Faced Sandwich Central!

Written by Denae

We know, open faced sandwiches are all the rage these days! As you scroll through your social media there’s a myriad of pictures with every imaginable ingredient beautifully set-up on a piece of bread or toast. Well, when you get to look at the vibrant organic ingredients as you take a bite, why would you want to cover that up? Plus, no complaints about the shortage of carbs and calories by omitting that second bread slice.

Below are some amazing ideas for fancy shmancy sandwiches with ingredients you can find at Lassens!

Blueberries are delicious enough to throw in just about any savory or sweet meal you can think of. So slap on some Laura Chenel’s Chevre – and arrange those bite-size blueberries to make sure every mouthful has the perfect balance! 

If you’re looking for more of a savory fix with your sandwich, an artisan Olli Salumeria salami will pair perfectly with the crispness of a cucumber slice. You can butter the bread with your favorite herbed butter to add some extra pizzazz!

Smoked Salmon and Ricotta are paired together pretty often, probably because it’s SO delicious! I love adding that little branch of dill to tie it all together. If you’re a caper fan, capers are a wonderful topping to smoked salmon too! Try out Echo Falls Smoked Salmon if you’re looking for the tastiest bite!

Ricotta AGAIN?! Well, it’s addicting people! The pop of juicy tomatoes goes perfect with a creamy ricotta, and let’s not forget the cruuuunch of toasted bread to really tie it all together. This may be the most perfect little thing ever!

This is a more different combo. The bread is soft, and the toppings are all smooth. All the flavors are soft and nothing is too overpowering. This is another ricotta, but you can probably throw on any creamy cheese you feel like. Maybe even switch it up to a sharp cheddar or gouda for more of a bite. 

Whether or not you’re new to the open face sandwich game, these are some good bites! Remember, always play with flavors and textures to get the ultimate sandwich.

What’s your favorite sandwich combo? Share with us in the comments or tag us on social media with your tasty sandwiches!

Love, 
Lassens

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Baobab & Pistachio Crusted Halibut

Baobab & Pistachio Crusted Halibut

Written by Denae – Graphic Design & Social Media Manager
Recipe & Picture by MRM Superfoods

MRM Superfoods can make up some AMAZING recipes, implementing their pure nutrient rich products. So we decided to start sharing some with you lovely readers, because hey, everybody eats! And even if you’re just looking for a Halibut recipe you can leave out the Eggplant and Zucchini and still have a delicious dish! It’s versatile and definitely ready for you to try it out!

Round of applause for MRM and their tasty recipe mastery! Keep your eyes out for more of them to come. Yuuummmmy!

Love,

Lassens

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Baobab & Pistachio Crusted Halibut
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 20 minutes (for zucchini marinade)
Servings
people
Ingredients
Pistachio & Baobab Crust
Spiced Eggplant Puree
Zucchini Tagliatelle
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 20 minutes (for zucchini marinade)
Servings
people
Ingredients
Pistachio & Baobab Crust
Spiced Eggplant Puree
Zucchini Tagliatelle
Instructions
Pistachio & Baobab Crust
  1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.
Spiced Eggplant Puree
  1. In a small pan, lightly cook the shallots in the olive oil along with the spices for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent over cooking and burning.
  2. Take the cooked eggplant and remove the stalk like head, placing the rest in a blender. Add the cooked shallots and blend on high for 2-3 minutes to create a very smooth puree, adding salt slowly to your preferred taste.
Zucchini Tagliatelle
  1. Slice the zucchini length ways 1/2 cm thick and lay flat on the board.
  2. Cut out the center seeded part of the zucchini leaving the colored outside trimming, tagliatelle (wide ribbon) like.
  3. Place in a bowl and add the olive oil, lemon juice and a pinch of sea salt.
  4. Mix together and leave to marinate for 20 minutes, toss every 5 minutes or so. Set aside.
  5. To cook the halibut, pre-heat the broiler to high and heat a frying pan on the stove top to high.
  6. When the pan is hot add a splash of olive oil and sprinkle some sea salt on the fish.
  7. Place fish in the pan and leave to cook for 2-2 1/2 minutes until you get a nice golden color. Flip the fish over and sprinkle with the baobab crust.
  8. When the crust is on, place the pan under the broiler for 1 minute or so.
  9. The fish should be in the pan no longer than 5 minutes total.
  10. Place the Halibut, Zucchini Tagliatelle, and Eggplant Puree together in a dish and enjoy!
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Crockpot White Chicken Chili

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Crockpot White Chicken Chili
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican, Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 6-8 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican, Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 6-8 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. With chicken being last, pour all the ingredients in a crock pot. Mix together and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.
Recipe Notes

White Chicken Chili can either be made in a crockpot or a regular pot. If you do choose to use a regular pot, make sure you're available to stir it every once in a while throughout the cooking hours. 

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Vegan Eats for You!

Some Help for your Vegan Diet!

Written by Denae

Thinking of switching over to a vegan diet? Or maybe you’re already there but looking to change things up, substitute ingredients, or learn more. As you know, when removing entire food groups, you need to find ways to replace those healthy nutrients so you can still keep your body fortified and ready to take on the world!

Calcium can be found in more than just milk! But if you’ve read past the first paragraph, I assume you already knew that. Calcium plays a huge role in bone health – another thing I imagine you already knew. Not only is it important to make sure enough Calcium is being consumed, it’s also vital that enough is being absorbed in to the body. Since greens are a large base for a Vegan diet, there is a multitude of Vitamin D present. Vitamin D helps the body absorb more Calcium! Keep up those greens and make sure to throw in some of these items below and you’re on the path to strong bones!

Protein is sometimes referred to as a building block in our bodies. One of the main questions about Veganism is, “How can a Vegan survive without the protein from meat?” It’s simply because, Protein isn’t only found in meat. Lentils, beans, grains, and soy products are great options for a Vegan diet. Here are some alternatives to Protein that’ll help you feel energized and still receive the essential nutrients you need!

Note: Be careful when consuming soy-based products. Some bodies react poorly to large amounts of soy, so reading labels will help you to keep track of your soy intake. 

Iron is essential because it helps transport oxygen throughout the body. Iron also helps to maintain healthy cells for your hair, skin, and nails too. Without enough Iron, the body is fatigued. Not only can you take supplements to aid in a healthy level of iron, but the following foods are rich in Iron and may help support Iron levels.

If you’re stumped on recipes for a Vegan diet, check out the links below. From entrees, to desserts we have an array of recipes for you!

You can even submit your vegan recipes in the comments! We’d love to try them out!
Apple Snacks
Cashew Carob Cookie Balls
Citrus Sauce & Spaghetti Squash
Fruit Tart
Meyer Lemon Cheesecake Tarts
Spicy Quinoa
Strawberry Cheesecake
Thai Coconut Soup
Ukrainian Cabbage Rolls
Zucchini Salad
Zucchini Lasagna

Love,
Lassens

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Caprese Grilled Filet Mignon

Caprese Grilled Filet Mignon

Filet Mignon is quite a fancy dish, but did you know it could be so easy to cook? This recipe doesn’t even have to be limited to an entree, you can cut the filet in to smaller pieces and make little appetizer caprese medallions. We hope you enjoy this delicious recipe no matter the occasion!

Love,

Lassens

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Caprese Grilled Filet Mignon
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Instructions
  1. Season filets with salt and pepper and lightly brush with olive oil
  2. Heat grill to high. Place steaks on grill, reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Flip and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  3. Reduce to low, top with one tomato slice, one basil leaf, one slice mozzarella, another basil leaf, and another slice of tomato. Close the cover and grill for another 3-5 minutes or to desired doneness.
  4. Remove to a platter, let rest for at least 5 minutes, drizzle with olive oil and reduced balsamic vinegar before serving. Enjoy!
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Grain-Free Banana Coconut Cookies

If you avoid grains but still get a hankering for cookies, then get ready for your life to change. With no added sugar they’re pretty guiltless, too!
We took some liberties with adding peanut butter and chocolate to these cookies, but the banana and coconut base cookie can be used with whatever you dream up. Share whatever delicious varieties you come up with by tagging #lassens on social media and commenting on this post!

Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

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Grain-Free Banana Coconut Cookies
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine Breakfast, Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
Cookies
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine Breakfast, Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
Cookies
Instructions
Toppings
  1. After cooling for about 5 minutes, apply a dollop of peanut butter to the top of each cookie. Place in the freezer. While the cookies are cooling, melt the chocolate.
  2. Dip the bottom of each cookie in chocolate and place on a piece of parchment paper. If desired, drizzle any leftover chocolate over the top of the cookies. Once the chocolate has solidified these cookies are ready to eat! The cookies last in a sealed container for a few days... if they make it that long.
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Peanut Butter & Chocolate Protein Rolls

I know, it’s a mouthful to get through that title. But it’s worth it to taste this recipe! These are great for a quick little snack post-workout. 


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Peanut Butter & Chocolate Protein Rolls
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Breakfast, Dessert
Servings
rolls
Ingredients
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Breakfast, Dessert
Servings
rolls
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lay the dough triangles on a cookie sheet. Spread peanut butter over the dough. Sprinkle with chopped GoMacro Protein Pleasure bar, chocolate shavings, and brown sugar. Carefully roll the crescent dough.
  2. Bake the rolls between 12-14 minutes, or until golden brown.
  3. Eat up! They're best served warm!
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Improve your Workday

Improve your Workday

Written by Denae

In our Admin Offices there are a few of us that stretch for 5 minute every 2 hours.  Since we started doing that earlier last year, we’ve really seen a huge improvement in our workday. I decided it was time to extend this life enhancing to you, our lovely readers!

Love,
Lassens

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Taco Soup


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Taco Soup
It's so easy you'd think it would taste bad! And although this is a mild taco soup generally; it does take well to adding a little kick if you'd like. We've had this soup during basically any time of year, because it's so delicious! So don't you worry that you're limited to just winter time with this easy recipe. Enjoy!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican, Soup
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Optional Toppings:
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican, Soup
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Optional Toppings:
Instructions
  1. Brown the beef in your cooking oil of choice.
  2. While it's browning, open and drain the beans and corn.
  3. Pour in the drained cans. Then pour in the can of tomatoes & chilies.
  4. Add the taco seasoning. Mix around and keep adding more until you're satisfied with the taste.
  5. Cover. Let simmer on low heat for 30 minutes.
  6. Serve warm with desired toppings! Mmmm ๐Ÿ™‚
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