9 Amazing Uses for Jojoba Oil

9 Amazing Uses for Jojoba Oil

Dry winter weather used to get the best of my skin. Jojoba oil can help skin -globally- by moisturizing and softening it. Jojoba oil is extracted from bean-like seeds that are produced from a Simmondsia chinesis shrubs which are grown in hot climates like Arizona and Mexico. It is not actually an oil, but a […]

Homemade Elderberry Syrup

Homemade Elderberry Syrup

As we head into cold and flu season this year, we had a difficult time deciding whether we would get the flu shot at our house.  This is not a political thing for me.  It is about making the best decision for my family and our health!  After much thought,  we have decided against it. […]

Vapor Rub

Vapor Rub

It has been a while since I have posted.  Thank you for being loyal and continuing to follow me.  It was well worth your wait as I am really excited to share this recipe with you!! At some point this fall or winter, I am willing to bet that someone in your home will get […]

Freezer Green Beans, Step by Step

Freezer Green Beans, Step by Step

95% of the time I feel proud to be an American.  However, on the day that I visited the Farmer’s Market to buy green beans, I was feeling frustrated with American vendors being snobby and seemingly entitled.  To what? — I do not know.  So I bought my beans, courtesy of Bee Vang, vendor #440. […]

DETOX: Oil Pulling

What is oil pulling? Oil pulling is the swishing of sesame, sunflower, or coconut oil in the mouth for 15-20 minutes, then spitting it out and rinsing the mouth with water.  That’s all.  Easy peasy!  Oil pulling ‘pulls’ the bacteria and germs from your mouth and helps clean your gum line.  It is an almost […]

Fruit Parfait (gluten/refined sugar free)

Fruit Parfait (gluten/refined sugar free)

Looking for a last minute 4th of July dish?  This fruit parfait can be used as a dessert or side.  You can dress it up or down depending on the cup/bowl that you serve it in.  It is a fan favorite wherever I bring it and it always gets a compliment!  There is cream cheese in it.  […]

Easy Chicken Marinade  (gluten/refined sugar free)

Easy Chicken Marinade (gluten/refined sugar free)

I was at my eldest sister Tami’s house about a month ago for supper.  She served tasty grilled chicken tenders that had bathed in marinade prior to grilling.  I will give her full credit for the recipe below!  She is a good cook and I don’t hesitate to call her when I need  advice in […]

BLT {+ feta and avocado} Salad (gluten/refined sugar free)

BLT {+ feta and avocado} Salad (gluten/refined sugar free)

I have a confession to make.  I went to Mc Donald’s last night at work (yes, there is a McDonalds in the hospital I work at).  There.  It’s out.  Weight lifted off my chest.  We have nothing in our fridge right now so I was stuck…  I even felt guilty on my walk to Mc Donald’s […]

Clean 15, Dirty Dozen

Clean 15, Dirty Dozen

Farmers Markets are in full swing (yes!) and soon gardens will be producing fresh fruits and veggies, so I thought this would be the appropriate time to post a reminder of the Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen. Small doses of pesticides can be harmful to human health, especially kiddos.  The Environmental Working Group developed this […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies  (gluten/refined sugar free)

Chocolate Chip Cookies (gluten/refined sugar free)

When I began my blog, my goal was to post recipes for clean food that tastes good.  So often, gluten free food tastes like dirt.  No flavor, no texture, nothing.  I have played around with recipes and tweaked them to my liking and am excited to share them with you!  The first gluten free cook […]

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