One of the very first natural living baby steps I ever took was making homemade toothpaste. The only reason I did it was because we had switched from over-the-counter toothpastes (filled with fluoride and harmful foaming agents) to bentonite clay-based Earthpaste and we had ran out. I was so bent on using a natural toothpaste,Click to Continue »
I groomed my kids to love oatmeal early on, and now that they can make homemade instant oatmeal packets in any flavor they want, there’s never a battle over oatmeal for breakfast. Until now, because I just introduced them to perfect overnight steel cut oats.
Before I quit couponing, I used to stock up on make-up remover pads by Almay. They were pricey, but I have sensitive skin and they were the only kind that didn’t make my skin break out. I kept up this routine until I learned I might already have a natural makeup remover in the kitchen! WaitClick to Continue »
As much as I love peanut butter chocolate chip granola bars, I’m currently in love with something round and mini. More specifically, something round and mini that tastes like peanut butter and chocolate and pretzels all rolled up together in a cute little ball that can be devoured in two bites. I like to callClick to Continue »
I don’t buy something unless I can figure out at least 2 different ways to use it. This is my approach to small kitchen appliances and the latest trend in foods. I don’t care how healthy it is – if I can only use it for one sole purpose, I’m not buying it. That’s oneClick to Continue »
Someone pinch me, I think I’m having another dream. Just like the one I had when my kids were eating chocolate hummus. It’s the dream when the kids are eating beans by the spoonful and claiming “it’s the best thing ever” or “it’s my very best favorite” or the best one yet – “we’re allClick to Continue »
For the longest time I wished my family wanted to eat beans. Then one day I made black bean brownies and realized that if I made something with beans, but couldn’t actually SEE the beans, my family scarfed it down without a word. Since this chocolate and bean combination seemed to be a winner, IClick to Continue »
Turkey on whole wheat. No cheese, a little bit of lettuce, lots of pickles, lots of olives, just a few jalapenos. Mayonnaise and mustard. Back in my college days, that was the sandwich I ordered every time I went to Subway and I loved every bite. Until I learned about nitrates. I immediately broke upClick to Continue »