Friday, December 20, 2013
Avocados are great for your skin...both when put on the skin and eaten. They are absolutely wonderful for dry skin. Many say it has a moisturizing power! It's said to make your skin even more beautiful. In fact, eating about half of an avacado every other day can help lower cholesterol. Avacado oil itself has been used to heal the skin. Now, that you've heard how fabulous it is for your skin...why not make a face mask?
Thursday, December 19, 2013
I love eggnog! But, since I don't consume dairy anymore, I haven't drank eggnog. (since most eggnog recipes contain cream). I thought it was a shame that a lot of holiday deserts contain cream (well, the kind I usually ate did). Sometimes it can be hard to find a replacement for cream if the outcome for the recipe is supposed to be fluffy of whipped. But, when I saw this GREAT idea for using canned coconut milk, I thought "Why not? Sounds like a good idea!" By the way, it is a great time to be thinking about eggnog! :)
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
I've never had cranberry sauce. In fact I've never known what people use it for during Thanksgiving. It never appealed to me because I thought people put it on their turkey or whatever. I didn't know. :) But, it wasn't until I asked someone that I found out. You simply eat it by itself (though some people do differently). When I started googling recipes for cranberry sauce and saw the pictures..it actually looked pretty appealing. Apart from the canned cranberry sauce. That just reminds me of beets. And not the yummy type of beets. Anyway, when I made this, I couldn't believe how good it tasted! You'll probably have a few of these ingredients on hand
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
My favorite popcorn ever has to be kettle corn! I love the taste of it..with just a little bit of sugar on top. It makes a a fantastic snack, too. The only problem is that I can't stop eating it! Not only is this a salt free snack but low fat too. And, did you know that studies have shown that popcorn may even help fight diseases! Just had to throw a little benefit in, too!
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
People often end up overeating more during the holidays. And, by the end of the holiday season, there waistline has expanded. But, some people end up overeating not just from temptation, but stress. And, the foods people usually turn to when stressed are often processed, sugary and fatty. But, for those of you who get tempted during the holidays...well, that's a bite of a different story. And, I've included some useful tips to help you not to overeat.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Not only is this easy to make, but inexpensive, too. You probably already have the ingredients on hand. I didn't bother using organic flour for this because it's not like I will eat it, but if you prefer to, you can.
I've always wanted to make my own glue. I thought it would be pretty cool to personalize it by adding, glitter, etc. But, this time I made it plain, since I use white glue most often. To store the glue, you can keep it in an old glue bottle or any bottle that will be able to squeeze it out.. I stored mine in a mayonnaise bottle.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
I love eating fruit roll ups and fruit leather. They're both deliciously good. But, my favorite flavor would be cherry and apple. Unlike some people, I will sometimes roll them up in a ball and pop them in my mouth. Anyway, I'd been meaning to make fruit leather for quite some time...and yesterday was just the right time to make them.
Saturday, November 9, 2013
There are a few reasons why local honey is the best way to go. More than 60 % of the honey in the U.S. is imported from other countries. To some of you this may not be surprising since just about everything you buy is probably imported. Most of the honey that's imported is from China. Though it may not be coming directly from there.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Once a week I go to a small group. When I go, I usually bring a snack. And today they asked us to bring a finger food/snack starting with the letter 'M'. I couldn't think of anything at the moment so I Googled it. Yes, it may seem weird, but I Googled it. And the first thing that popped up was muffins. That shouldn't be too hard. After all muffins are pretty simple/easy to make!
Monday, October 28, 2013
Friday, October 25, 2013
Since pumpkins are everywhere now, I decided I should take this opportunity and post this recipe. First of all, I didn't think this would turn out to be a success at the beginning. Because I had forgotten pumpkins were stinky (except for some canned pumpkins) and when I smelled my canned pumpkin, I thought it was bad. I thought, 'Oh, no...this won't turn out right.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
This past Wednesday marked one year for my sister having her dog. She decided to celebrate today. My sister couldn't decide how to make his cake...so I gave her some advice and together we came up with a carob/ peanut butter flavored cupcake. This dog cupcake has no added sugar (unless you count honey as sugar). As some dog treats have sugar in them, which I think isn't good for them (just like chocolate). And, we put a frosting on top we knew he'd love (beef flavored)
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Shown above: How To Make An All Natural Coconut Lip Balm from a previous post.
Coconut oil has some really amazing benefits! It's like a super food. It has so many benefits that a person can't even begin to name all of them. It's completely natural, too. You can buy a jar and use it for almost everything! Such as cooking, baking, personal care and more.
Friday, October 11, 2013
This is a very easy mascara to make! And, a wonderful alternative to regular mascara. It will really increase the length of you lashes. It's also quite cost efficient, too. Sometimes when you make your own mascara, they can be pricey. Or, you have to order them online. But, you should have most of these ingredients on hand! I made the beet powder myself..by slicing them, dehydrating, and then blending them finely in a coffee grinder.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
I have a thing with face masks! This is a great face masks for those with large pores, acne, and more! Lemon and eggs are great for the skin. This face mask will tighten your pores. I love using lemon on my face in any way! It leaves me feeling refreshed. After you try the face mask, you'll notice your face has a healthy glow to it. But, if you have freckles, lemon may cause some of them to leave!
Saturday, October 5, 2013
These peanut butter squares are so delicious that you may not want to share them! In fact, they're irresistibly good! In fact, I don't even like peanut butter unless it's with something else. You may even want to double the recipe. One of my favorite parts of making it is licking the bowl. :) They taste best when you warm them up, as they're more chewy that way...but even better when fresh out of the oven. Mmm!
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
I love coconut oil! That's why I put it on my face every night before bed. I don't use too much. Just a little, so it doesn't make my face too oily. I live it on for a couple minutes or so and then I wash it off with cold water. I feel great afterwards. Coconut oil is great for you skin. It's also great for aging skin! Yes, you heard me right! It's even safe for babies and young children.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
This is a fun play dough that you can easily make with your kids. Although I did add food coloring to give it the color..I consider it better than store bought. If you aren't comfortable with putting regular food coloring in it, you can add natural food coloring which you can find at your local health food store (such as Whole Foods Market)
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
I love eating organic. As you may know, I'm different from some organic eaters. I do not eat soy,cheese, milk or anything in that catergory. I do eat meat though. (except for pork) Eating organic is not also good for you, but for the earth too! Organic food even delivers more
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Warning: You may not want to read this if you're enjoying a meal.
Yesterday, we were at a museum of natural science...and, I bet you can't guess what they had going on! A bug cooking contest! Yes, I'm serious. There were three chefs and each one had to make a three course meal. An appetizer, main dish and dessert. All using bugs in it. The bugs they were using were Large worms, Scorpions, and Meal worms, plus other types of worms. There were also four judges. The judges had to try the dish and vote for which one they liked best. The audience also got to try the food, too.
You will be surprised at how easy it is to make this ice cream! And how much it resembles (real) ice cream. I used bananas as the base ingredient for this ice cream since it has a thick consistency when blended. As some of you may know, I don't eat dairy (or soy)..so I was very
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
|Okay, so they're not so red.|
Mmm...I'm still tasting the cupcakes! They were so Good! In fact, they're so good you don't need frosting! When I tasted it, it tasted like it already had frosting! Next time I try this I'm going to try making it as a cake! I found this recipe on a blog called Choclate Covered Katie. She has a great blog! I strongly advise you to check it out!! :) Anyway, to view the original recipes you can click HERE. Of course, I made some changes. And doubled the
Monday, September 16, 2013
I made this all natural deodorant not too long ago. I'm very happy with it. This deodorant is aluminum and paraben free. Unlike the first time I tired to make deodorant (using a different recipe). It ended up turning out very crummy and it didn't work that well. I originally
Saturday, September 7, 2013
I publsihed this video on YouTube a week or so ago, but I decided to post it here too. You can also make bath salts with Himalayan salt, or just about any kind of salt will work great! When ready to this in the bath, sprinkle in tub before filling it with water. That way the salt won't settle to
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Friday, August 23, 2013
Okay, okay, it is a little early to be talking about things to do with pumpkins since it's not even Thanksgiving yet! But, I could eat this all year long and not just during the holidays! This is my 2nd attempt at making granola. The first attempt...well, let's just say it didn't turn out quite right. :D The 2nd attempt..well, that turned out great! I like making my granola a lot better than buying it at the store because I know what I'm putting in it and I can play around with it.
Monday, August 19, 2013
My favorite kind of popcorn to eat is microwaved popcorn. But, not anymore! I recently found out how bad microwaved popcorn is for you.
When you microwave the popcorn, it causes the chemicals to absorb into the popcorn. The name of this chemical is p
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Hello again....remember when I had first started this blog I did a post on making a gift bag from scrapbook paper??? Those pics were REALLY blurred since I took the picture with my phone (blush). That was all I happened to have on hand at the time. Thankfully, I use a camera
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Fruits and vegetables have been shown that they can actually promote your energy. So, instead of drinking that cup of coffee every morning when you get up, why not choose that energy boosting fruit or vegetable? And do you feel tired just about every afternoon? Well, here are ten foods that will lift up that cloud of tirednes!
Friday, August 2, 2013
Today I had a sweet tooth..so I decided since I have blueberries, why don't I make a cobbler? Great idea! So, I got to work. First, I mad a quick and easy homemade "Bisquick" recipe from scratch that I found on www.food.com. Then I used that to make a cobble
Friday, July 26, 2013
I was recently looking for a chocolate pudding recipes and I found one The Frugal Girl. The recipe called for cornstarch and since I didn't have any organic cornstarch I decided that I would use einkorn flour. The flour that I had just started using. It also called for milk and as you kno
Thursday, July 25, 2013
I had planned on making a chocolate cake today...but, my brain got the better of me! :) And, I'm glad. After I'd mixed half of the ingredients together, I tasted the batter and it reminded me of some cookies I'd made a few years back. Well, I decided to experiment and make one cookie. It tur
Thursday, July 18, 2013
|Silk's Almond Milk.|
Milk isn't really good for you like many people say it is. A lot of people think that if you don't drink milk you won't have strong bones. Well, I have to disagree with that! :) First of all we humans are the only mammals that drink milk from
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
|Yummy fried onions with Bragg's Liquid Aminos!|
Like I said yesterday, I would be posting another treat for you! And here it is! Looks delicious, doesn't it? This is probably my favorite out of all I've made the past few days. Everyo
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
|The Orgreenic Green Tomatoes I made|
I've always wanted to try making fried green tomatoes, as I've never had them before. Fried green tomatoes are one of the most popular southern foods. True, this may not be all the same as fried green tomatoes, but very similiar. I did my best to make it as similiar as possible to fried to green tomatoes, and healthy at the same time. Both of these tomatoes
Friday, June 7, 2013
For as long as I know, dentists' have always told us that fluoride is good for our teeth, and helps prevent cavities. But, this is not true at all! In fact, dentists have never even been able to prove that it works!When I found out about this, I found this very shocking. Why would they put it on the market, if they don't even know if it actually works!
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013
I love pomegranates! And they have some fantastic health benefits to go with it. Pomegranates have great antioxidants! (especially organic) But, I have to admit, there's is one thing I really dislike about them...sc
Friday, April 19, 2013
Lemons have many benefits. Some of which I haven't included in this list. But, the one's I've included are the one's I've found most interesting. A few things I've learned about lemons is that they're very good for your complextion, especially acne, so if you're trying to get rid of acne, all you need to do
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The Truth About Agave!
I've always used agave in quite a few recipes, including some of my lotions. Agave is in many vegan, sugar-free, vegatarian and other health foods. Health food stores are selling it, so most people think it's healthy since the health food stores are
Monday, April 1, 2013
People often don't know what to think about soy. Some say it's good for you and others say it's bad. So, it all comes down to one question. Is it good or bad? And, both sides are right. I know, you're probably wondering, how both ca
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
Sorry, I've been absent for so long, but I've been a little busy this week! Anyway, . I made this sugar scrub for someone, and I'm planning to give it to them this weekend, but I decided to make a simple Easter baggie to put it in since Easter's this week. Both the sugar scrub and Easter baggie are very simple to make, so I just added a one picture tutorial.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
I recently found a delicious a recipe for banana bread. And, I got some good compliments on it, too. But, I decided I wanted to experiment and make it different. Surprisingly, it tasted just as good without the yolk. So, If you like regular banana bread, you'll like this!
Saturday, February 23, 2013
For a while a lot of people have disagreed on GMO foods.While it hasn't been proven unsafe, some still disagree about it being "safe". People are not labeling their foods GMO even though it has some because they don't want to hurt their sale. My opinion is that GMO is not at all healthy...and here are some reasons on why I believe that.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
I've always wanted to know how to make scented oils..and it can actually be really easy to make! I tried one recipe I found and it was a total failure. You see, some recipes just aren't made for me. I decided to try on of my ideas and... it works! So, I've decided to share it with you. And, if you've tried it, please let me know what you think, I'd love to hear from you! :)
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Sorry, I haven't published a post for a while, because I've been really busy! Anyway, I'll move on to the main topic.
This sandwich may not sound too appetizing, but it's actually really good! I've never really been that crazy about avacado, but I've had a change of heart after trying this. My mom actually is the one who came up with this sandwich. I have to admit, I was a little nervous about trying this! But, looks are deceiving!
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
I love this lip balm. I came up with the recipe myself and it made my lips nice and glossy! It's really easy to make and only takes about fifteen minutes to make. It's also inexpensive t I enjoyed making it and plan on making more. I'm sure you'll love this lip balm, too!
Okay, you may be wondering what in the world this craft has to do with natural solutions...well, so am I! (I may post more crafts in the future:) I just decided that I liked this craft so much, I just had to share it!
This is so fun and easy to make! I found this on a craft website (I don't remember the name of it!) and immediately fell in love with it! I made one change to it, though: It said to use pipe cleaners, but I decided to use yarn though. These are especially good for small gifts. I'm sure you'll love this craft! :)