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Summer Love: Au Naturale Popsicles

Popsicles are a classic treat of summer. I love summer when the weather is warmer and life is sometimes more simple than during the hustle and bustle of the school year. We spent one of the first days of summer vacation running through the sprinkler and eating popsicles. I’ve made many popsicles over the years, […]

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DIY Bone Broth

Simple Nourishing Bone Broth Recipe

Bone broth is not only nourishing and satisfying, it is packed with health supporting benefits. It’s been a standby for comfort and hydration for centuries, science is now validating the nutrients it contains including trace minerals, potassium and more. Store bought versions can’t compare to the quality of fresh bone broth you make on your […]

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Vegetables that make good fermentation

Simple Fermented Veggies

Fermented Veggies are simple to make and a great way to nourish your the good bacteria in your gut. American diets are very sterile, we pasteurize many foods which kills natural enzymes and gentle bacteria that normally feed our gut flora. It shouldn’t come as any surprise as Americans have a reputation for becoming very […]

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10 Grown-Up Ways to Enjoy Pumpkins & Nourish Your Body

Pumpkins aren’t just for October. They remind me of Fall and all that we should be thankful for. There are so many heirloom pumpkins now that the iconic, perfectly shaped pumpkin is so ordinary. All these varieties and shapes of pumpkins remind me of people and how different we are, not only our outward appearance, […]

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Integrated Pest Management

Essential Oils for Garden Pests

Summer is in full bloom, plants are filling out and the garden is starting to produce a harvest. What is growing in your yard?  It’s all good until some insects arrive to make a feast of your annuals, perennials and vegetables. Over the years I’ve dealt with pesky little insects that have even fed on […]

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Gluten-free, Dairy-free

Perfect Summer Dessert: Raw Caramel Slices

Are you looking for an amazing, gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, Raw dessert for that special occasion this summer? This is it! Someone shared this Paleo recipe with me a while back on Facebook and I just made it a week and a half ago. It’s from the Raw Food Institute in Australia and I modified it […]

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Natural truffles with cocoa and coconut

Chocolate Truffles & Paleo Protein Bars

Whole foods can be luxurious treats to savor. The possibilities for living natural are endless when you discover all the options with whole food ingredients. Chocolate is a super food as long as it’s in it’s raw state or minimally processed. Nuts and seeds are some of the most nutritious foods on the planet, filled […]

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egg dyes from vegetables

Simple Egg Dyes From Natural Ingredients

There are a lot of natural dye recipes on the internet for Easter eggs.  The results can be brilliant, but the what does it really take to create them? Read on to find out some of the easiest ways to color your eggs without chemical dyes.  I’ve considered vegetable dyes for a while, it’s something […]

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RAW Cocoa

DIY Chocolate Spa – Natural Recipes for Face & Body

If you can’t eat it don’t put it on your skin. This perspective has made it easy for me to select greener, more natural, pure options in skin care and food. I love to create a home spa with products from my kitchen, the results are purer and fresher than any store bought product when you […]

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Celebrate Spring

Celebrate Easter With Paleo Resurrection Cookies

I originally published this Paleo-friendly recipe February 2011. In our home it’s a traditional way to celebrate Easter. Regardless of what your faith is, this is fairly healthy recipe to make – but the kiddos don’t have to know!  It’s full of protein and just a little sweet to satisfy.  I see many parallels between […]

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