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Better Oats: Instant Oatmeal that I’d actually feed to my Children

organic oatmeal from better oats

If you’ve looked at the ingredient list of your average instant oatmeal I hope you have a degree in chemistry – or a very nimble tongue, and plenty of time on your hands because the list is long and unpronounceable – not a good sign when buying food. I’ve recently discovered Better Oats® – quite simply as the name implies – they are better oats. Well, instant oatmeal anyway. Better Oats makes 9 … Continue Reading »

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Why I love My Portable Far Infrared Sauna

far portable infrared sauna

Portable Far Infrared Sauna: A Whole Body Spa Vacation Are you ready to sweat out some toxins and get in shape? Or maybe you’re like me and you just crave a little effortless warmth in the winter. I have been so happy with my new Far infrared sauna. I’ve been researching various types of portable saunas for many years now. For me, part of the challenge was affordability; I wanted an affordable luxury, … Continue Reading »

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Wasabi, Spicy Green Goo or Really Good for You?

homemade wasabi sauce

Wasabi sauce-that strange green spicy pile of goo that you always get when you go out for sushi and usually throw away (at least I usually did-since less than a grain of salt’s worth of the stuff makes my head feel like it’s about to come apart at the seams)—well, I had a bad cold which I think turned into an upper respiratory infection and had a real hankering for some sushi one … Continue Reading »

16 Comments Posted in Natural Health, Sauces

Are You Looking for a Natural Kids Toothpaste Your Children Will Love?

vita-myr kids toothpaste

Have you been looking for a kids toothpaste that is so good your children will WANT to brush their teeth? Now how about one that is loaded with natural effective ingredients instead of all the artificial junk found in most kids toothpaste? We tried out a really effective herbal all natural toothpaste made by Vita-Myr awhile back and we loved it – the only problem was one of the main ingredients was clove. … Continue Reading »

37 Comments Posted in Bodycare Products, Healing Herbs, Natural Health

I’m Hooked on Nancy’s Organic Blackberry Kefir

nancy's organic kefir

My girls absolutely love kefir, a delightfully delicious cultured milk similar to yogurt. (and I admit I’m a little addicted as well) Someday we’d even like to make our own if we can find a good source of milk kefir grains, but until we do we like to try various store bought kefir when we find it. We recently found a good one at a local co-op made by Nancy’s – Organic Blackberry … Continue Reading »

20 Comments Posted in Healthy Foods, Natural Health, Organic Food

Spring is Calling and So is My Square Foot Garden

Mel Bartholomew Square Foot Gardening

I was just perusing Amazon’s special offers this morning (if you’ve ever bought anything on Amazon you’ll know those offers spring up like a spring dandelion patch) most dealing with a timely nudge to be green for Earth Day when my attention was grabbed by the roots by the number one selling book on Amazon – All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew. Since everything is starting to green in our yard … Continue Reading »

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Can You Dehydrate Green Smoothies? You Betcha!

dehydrate green smoothie

Someone asked me the other day “can you dehydrate green smoothies?” It got me thinking and the answer is of course you can. The easiest way to dehydrate green smoothies is to calculate the coefficient of friction by dividing the volume of smoothie in Liters by the Square Root of Pi… well ok it might be even easier than that (and more fun if advanced math gives you the willies). Just take your … Continue Reading »

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The Smoothie You Can Chew: Our First Green Smoothie Recipe

green smoothie recipe

If you’ve read my green smoothie inspiration you’ll know our recent adventure into the world of green smoothies has begun with a splash. And true to our kitchen creative nature we had to do some tinkering with the basic green smoothie recipe from the video. We’ve discovered the fun and versatility of making green smoothies, and to my surprise we now have kids who can’t wait to eat their green leafy vegetables – … Continue Reading »

31 Comments Posted in Beverages, Natural Health, Raw Food Recipes