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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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Pass the farmers market please: Cell-nique 31 Super foods in a bottle

cellnique superfood drink

I just drank a farmer’s market in a bottle, well at least part of one – I think they left out the organic lotions and grass fed beef thank goodness. This time of year when my garden is two feet under snow it gets a bit hard to just step outside and enjoy some fresh greens not to mention the 31 varieties of super foods that are found in a bottle of Cell-nique. … Continue Reading »

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Ahhh Sweet Surrender: A Natural Cough Remedy That Works

maty's natural cough syrup

Winter chills bring sniffles and pills but with this all natural cough remedy, a food based cough syrup you can give your kids some relief without risking harmful over the counter “medicines”. There is nothing worse than hearing one’s child suffer through a winter cold and the hacking night time cough that keeps them tossing and turning all night. It gets to the point where you’ll even consider giving them over-the-counter medications (that … Continue Reading »

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Naturally Healthy Coconut Water Without Risk of Injury

vita coco coconut water

If the thought of wielding a massive cleaver gives you goose bumps, but you have a hankering for some fresh coconut water take a look at Vita Coco. All the natural health goodness of fresh young coconuts without the risk of missing fingers, yikes sorry for the graphic image let’s stick to a more inviting picture – the image of good health. • Coconut water is low in sodium and sugar and very … Continue Reading »

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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 »

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My Green Smoothie Inspiration and a Green Smoothie Recipe to Boot

making green smoothies

Today I was blasted with a Green inspiration (just the thought of green sends warm flashes of Spring coursing through the room – I just wish some would flow outside where it is a not so springy 17 Degrees Fahrenheit). I was introduced to Victoria Boutenko and her series of books on Green Smoothie recipes thanks to a fellow natural health blogger and her recent post Drink Your Greens. She shared a video … Continue Reading »

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