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StyleNectar ~ Living Beautifully thru a Fusion of Holistic LifeStyle, Food & Art!
Interests: Juliane Porter is Fine Artist and Founder of where she shares tips on Living Beautifully via Food, Art and Holistic LifeStyle.
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Thank you for your comment and question, JPAllen. This article was written by Dr. Joseph Mercola. He does list a variety of sources which I included in my clip. Have a beautiful day! Juliane
Hi Lili, Thank you for your questions. On meat, I am now a vegan, however I understand that many people still incorporate it into their lifestyles. I'm going to attach a couple of links to excellent articles on the effects of meat on the body as well as the effects of various cooking techniques. Additionally, I will offer, boiling, steaming and baking in parchment atop a bed of veggies are all options which don't include oil. The very cooking of oil actually turns the oils rancid, so even if it were a good combo, one would be eating rancid oil which in itself is an issue. Here a couple of links to articles by Dr. Gregor: , & Yes, drinking water 30 minutes after a meal is fine. It's even ok to sip on hot tea during your meal. Experiment with what you find works best for your body... and make your own rules. Sending you much love and wishes for a beautiful day! Juliane
Thank you, Alexander. Have a beautiful day :)
I spent last weekend on the Eastern Shore oil painting en plein air. It was a windy, cold weekend, and though I don't typically think of myself as a terribly hardy person, I think I grew a bit more resilient. What's neat about painting is while I'm doing it I don't notice anything else, including whether or not I'm cold. It all comes down to the fact that our attention can only be on one... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at StyleNectar
Hi Haviland! What a beautiful name by the way :) Thank you for your lovely comment. I'm so happy you tried the recipe and love. Geographic location, humidity etc. will effect how long the cauliflower needs to dehydrate. (Where are you writing from? I love to find out where everyone is from around the world!) You could keep it in the dehydrator longer- or play around with increasing the temp on the dehydrator which will decrease the time it takes to crisp up. Putting in the oven will also work - tho you'll lose the raw factor. Let me know what you try. Look forward to seeing you back at StyleNectar again soon. Have a lovely day and a fab weekend too! Much Love, Juliane
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2016 on Cauliflower Popcorn at StyleNectar
"Little Rocker" 18" x 14" Oil on Canvas This little guy! Does he look familiar? You may recognize him from my last oil painting. Here, it's like an instant in time - - he's caught looking back at us from his surroundings. In the first painting, he was headed somewhere with a purpose... and now, interrupted in what he was doing, he will return to it after we tell him why we stopped him. Exuding... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2016 at StyleNectar
Hi John, Thank you for your kind comments. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is a wonderful product isn't it! I'm happy you're enjoying it's benefits and look forward to seeing you back at StyleNectar again soon. Have a beautiful day :) Be Well. Juliane
Hi Rob, It's lovely to hear from you. Thank you for your kind comment... let me know when you try the recipe! Stop by StyleNectar again soon I'll look forward to seeing you then. Have a beautiful day :) In love & light, Juliane
Toggle Commented May 18, 2016 on Epic Thai Coconut Smoothie at StyleNectar
Hi Karen, Its lovely to hear from you! Thank you for your kind comments. Im so glad to know you loved the recipe. Stop by often... I look forward to seeing you again soon. Have a beautiful day :) Much love, Juliane
Toggle Commented May 18, 2016 on Macaccinos, Meditation & more... at StyleNectar
Please enjoy my most recent oil of this unbelievably darling little Raphealesque Putto. Putto (singular for putti) is Italian for a work of art depicting a nude, sometimes winged, child angelic being, usually male, represented in Renaissance paintings by such greats as the painter Raphael and sculptor Donatello. In the Baroque period of art, the putto came to represent the omnipresence of God. Putti, in the ancient classical world of art, were winged infants believed to influence human lives. I absolutely ... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at StyleNectar
Presenting "Evening Beach Bliss", my latest commissioned portrait of three darling sweethearts dancing on the beach in the evening light. It was an absolute joy painting them in oils. Do feel free to share your thoughts. Please enjoy :) Love, Juliane Contact me to paint a portrait, landscape or anything else for yourself or your loved ones. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at StyleNectar
"Red Onion, Jug and Clementines" Oil Painting by Juliane Porter Please enjoy my latest still life painting in oils aptly titled, "Red Onion, Jug and Clementines". As always, free to share your thoughts... I love hearing from you :) Love, Juliane Contact me to create an oil painted portrait, landscape or anything else for yourself or your loved ones. Be sure to follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter & YouTube to stay current on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2016 at StyleNectar
I am beyond excited to present my recent commissioned oil painting, "School Days", of this beautiful brother and sister duo heading off to school in their backpacks and crisp white shirts! Painting Katelyn and Riley was absolutely magical... such a blessing to have the opportunity to paint this darling duo. Please enjoy :) Love, Juliane Contact me to paint a portrait, landscape or anything else for yourself or your loved ones. Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2016 at StyleNectar
It's classic tradition in art, to copy the works of great masters. Perhaps you've seen artists set up in the great museums of the world doing just this? I have done so here in this painting, Two White Dresses, by John Singer Sargent, one of my favorite artists. Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at StyleNectar
Here's a Dreamy Fresh Pressed Green Juice Recipe to start your morning with cleansing, detoxifying deliciousness. Wishing you all a beautiful day filled with happiness, joy & laughter :) Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at StyleNectar
A couple of weeks back I shared Day 2 of this incredibly special oil portrait... Well, here it is fully complete: my stunning mother on her wedding day! I was struck by her dewy skin, slender figure and most of all the pure joy and love radiating from her being. Her dress was absolutely stunning, worn previously by a model on the runway, which she was able to purchase at a discount as a result. I remember sneaking into the special closet in the attic with my sister when we were little to marvel over this gorgeous wedding gown where it hung safely stowed away alongside many other beautiful pieces from my mother's young adult life... from the pale yellow polka-dotted gown with matching wide yellow sash to her suede wrap mini-skirt and fur ski-vest. She was certainly a fashion plate in her day. To paint my mother as a twenty-three year old bride enabled me to see life through those eyes, through her eyes as a young woman. Beautiful. Talented. In love. Happy. I saw my sister in her face, in those eyes, in her smile - the way their upper lips shift across their beautiful teeth. I felt my Dad's love for her, his pride in marrying this exquisite creature, and their excitement for the adventure of the unknown. It was like traveling in time and space, inhabiting the hearts and minds of all my family! There truly isn't another experience quite like painting a portrait. And this was one incredibly special piece I'll treasure forever. I love you Mommy. Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at StyleNectar
Hello, friends! A little while ago I promised I'd share my fabulous Essential Oil (EO) finds with you and I'm finally here to make good on my promise. I've amassed quite the EO collection by this point, using them as my gorgeous personal fragrance (all those chemical perfumes I used to wear pale in comparison to the scent of my beautiful essential oils) as well as edible grade essential oils in my recipes, smoothies, tea and drinking water. Today, however, I want to share with you several recipes for cleansing everything in our homes from the produce we eat to our floors, bathrooms and laundry too! I use a single blend that does it all. So simple. So clean. And, makes our homes smell absolutely heavenly. Let's begin with why it all matters: Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at StyleNectar
Hope all of you are having a great start to your 2015! I haven't shared an Inspiration Wall in a little while and it seems so appropriate this time of year. So here's a bit of inspiration to support us all... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at StyleNectar
Step #1 Sweat – This is a very effective way to eliminate toxins and poisons through the skin. Walk, run, do Pilates or hot yoga - and get into your sauna... work up a sweat on both Saturday and Sunday to purge those toxins. Step #2 Exfoliation and Dry Skin Brushing – This removes the dead skin cells allowing the pores to breathe and detoxify more effectively. Do this step on prior to sauna or bathing to help stimulate the lymph system to clean itself and purge the toxins and poisons. This Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at StyleNectar
Rather than my writing about my latest oil painting, "The Farm," I'll share the words of my client, for whom this gorgeous slice of heaven holds years of special family memories: "It is so beautiful!! I cried when I saw it! It is so perfect and just how I will always remember summers in the Catskills, with the blue, blue sky, the white clouds popping over the green mountains, the reflections in the pond, the weeping willow on the bank of the pond that my grandmother planted, the barn, the farmhouse, I could go on and on..." It was my absolute pleasure to capture this magical oasis in oil paint so that you and your family may continue to enjoy it for generations to come. Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at StyleNectar
Merry Christmas Friends! Iced Chai Snickerdoodle Snowflakes are SO darn incredible it's as though a Christmas angel flew in to my kitchen and took over my brain to bring these delectable (totally addictive) cookies to life. Yes, they're raw vegan... but don't bother telling anyone as they won't know the difference. Are they healthy - yes, of course they're totally amazing for you... but again, don't bother telling anyone that either as they won't know the difference. The insane cardamom icing alone is worth making, however, once spread atop these unbelievable Chail Snickerdoodle cut-outs, it's seriously all over - SO divine! Iced Chai Snickerdoodles Snowflake Cookies are the stuff Holiday dreams are made of... heck these gorgeous little cookies are perfect all winter long. Come spring just switch up your cookie cutter to a tulip or a bunny and you're good to go. You'll never want to be without your stash. Trust. Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2014 at StyleNectar
It's that most wonderfully festive time of the year! When decadent, richly hued Italian Spumoni cakes layered with pistachio cream, chocolate-hazelnut and cherry ice-cream step out dripping in ganache and festooned like royalty in crisp wafer crowns! Let me tell you, I felt like royalty simply having this gorgeousness lighting up my table... so beautiful it was difficult to slice into. However, once past it's exquisite beauty, a creamy slab of this luscious Spumoni Christmas Gateau is a divine flavor celebration fit for holiday Kings and Queens! Heavenly layers of pistachio cream, chocolate-hazelnut and cherry ice-cream studded with candied fruit, chopped pistachios & hazelnuts galore luxuriously dazzle the tastebuds in ultimate comfort and joy! Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at StyleNectar
These festive and rustic Pear Tartelettes with Dark Chocolate & Caramel are so delectable it feels rather a feat to convey in mere words their utmost divinity as nothing can possibly match the exquisite experiece of biting into such a dream! Alas, proceed I must and fortunately, their sheer memory has already made things easier... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at StyleNectar
I know I've got a hit recipe on my hands when I can't stop eating it during the photo shoot! Every other snap I took I found myself being rewarding with yet another delicious No-Wheat Thin topped with Aged Treenut Cheese and sweet-tart Cranberry Relish on top.... SOOO GOOD! And perfect for holiday entertaining. This little trio is such a rockstar combo- however - these No-Wheat Thins are delicious enough to eat all by themselves, like chips. They even smell amazing! Seriously, their delicious aroma was why my photo shoot took 5 times longer than normal. I couldn't stop eating them as their wafts of pure yumminess kept tantalizing me. I had so much fun popping dozens of little cracker, cheese and cranberry relish bites into my mouth, it's amazing I had any product left to photograph :) Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at StyleNectar
Happy Thanksgiving Friends! Bread Pudding Stuffed Pumpkin with Creme Caramel Drizzle is a deliciously sweet treat to serve up to your family and friends during this beautiful season of gratitude! Who doesn't love a moist, rich, fruit studded bread pudding... cooked up and presented in a pumpkin no less! Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at StyleNectar