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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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Detox with Spices

Turmeric Tea Soothes the Body and Senses

Turmeric tea is one of my favorite things to drink when the weather turns cool. It’s a nice substitute for some teas that I usually drink, one that I welcome when the temperatures fall and the snow comes. Ayurveda is the holistic lifestyle of yoga. The principles of Ayurveda lie in respecting the natural change […]

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Paleo Almond Flour Crackers, Simple & Quick

Once again, I have to thank KC Thorson of  KC’s Kafe   for sharing another delicious recipe when we got together for lunch the other day.   KC has written several cookbooks, I’d highly recommend them for anyone venturing into gluten-free cooking.   A diet full of gluten can make you feel “Foggy” When I first […]

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Paleo Almond Flour Muffins

The past year and a half I’ve been experimenting with recipes that are gluten-free. My initial attempts were with rice, tapioca and potato flours, all of which I know are high in carbohydrates, in addition to concerns about arsenic in our rice supply (even organic). Paleo diets eliminate all grains.  Now, don’t worry, I’m not […]

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Spiced Nuts with Black Pepper Oil

Since I’ve eliminated gluten and dairy products, I’ve been eating more nuts to sustain me. Most nuts (prepared properly) are filled with nutrients, omega-3 fatty acids and fiber.  This recipe is made with pecans (which contain over 19 vitamins and minerals) and peanuts (which are really considered legumes). I use Jungle peanuts from Wilderness Family […]

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