Earthy Vegetable & Kale Salad with Strawberry Dressing

September 17, 2014 by  

Active Time: 20 minutesTotal Time: 35 minutes • Serves: 4 1/2 pound fresh parsnips, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 2 cups) 1 large beet (about 1/2 pound), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 2 cups) 2 tablespoons Pompeian extra virgin olive oil, divided 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided 2 tablespoons pine nuts 2 large oranges 1 container (6 ounces) Schnucks strawberry … Continue reading

Create Your Own Coconut Oil Beauty Products – 3rd Edition

August 30, 2014 by  

Coconut oil is used in many natural beauty products, and for good reason: It’s naturally antibacterial and antifungal, it’s an excellent moisturizer, it can penetrate hair better than other oils. For more ideas see

DIY Summer Care with Coconut Oil

June 21, 2014 by  

Oh how I have been waiting for the warm summer days after the rough winter this year 🙂 Here are few tips on how to use coconut oil when you out having some Summer Fun !!! Pre-sun care: Rub a small amount of coconut oil on exposed skin before heading out in the sun. Coconut oil has a natural SPF … Continue reading

DIY Sunburn Relief Cream Recipe

June 15, 2014 by  

Summer is upon us and I for one is looking forward to those long naps on the beach :-). It sure is easy to stay out in the summer sun just a little too long and… whoops! Ingredients: 2 tbsp coconut oil 15 drops lavender essential oil 15 drops Valor essential oil blend Directions: 1. Stir essential oils into the … Continue reading

How to Make Sweet Orange Coconut Oil Soap

June 4, 2014 by  

How to Make Sweet Orange Coconut Oil Soap We are always on the lookout for a new scent of soap and new beauty uses for coconut oil. A scent that is sure to remind of the warmth of a summer day is sweet orange! This soap moisturizes and has a sweet, summery smell. The zesty scent of Orange helps wake … Continue reading

3 Superfoods

April 5, 2014 by  

Superfoods are a great way to boost your diet! There are many foods that have been revealed as outstanding sources of nutrients. These are commonly nicknamed superfoods! Wouldn’t you like to know that your body is getting awesome nutrition and maximizing the food it takes in – all while enjoying delicious food? Today we have a round-up of superfoods for … Continue reading

Homemade Hummus

March 26, 2014 by  

Homemade Hummus is inexpensive and delicious! Making your own homemade hummus is easy, healthy, and wonderful! The Cooks Next Door share this great recipe. You can easily change it up by adding roasted red pepper, fresh cilantro, or jalapeño for delicious flavor. Hummus not only makes a fabulous snack served with vegetables, pita, or chips, but it also makes a … Continue reading

Avoid GMOs for Healthy Living

March 20, 2014 by  

Avoid GMOs for a healthier life! We have recently been bombarded with information regarding Genetically Modified Organisms commonly known as GMOs. With so much information about GMOs, it can be hard to know how to avoid them, what choices are the best for you family and life, and what to look for when purchasing food or other items. One of … Continue reading

Coconut Oil Beauty Uses

March 12, 2014 by  

10 Uses of Coconut Oil for Beauty! So, let’s talk some more about topical beauty ideas for coconut oil! Often coconut oil is relegated to kitchen uses and recipes, but it’s important to note that there are so many more ideas for adding this healthy oil to your lives. There are great ways to use coconut oil for awesome beauty … Continue reading

15 Kitchen Tips, Tricks, & Shortcuts

March 8, 2014 by  

Everyone needs shortcuts in the kitchen! 15 Kitchen Shortcuts to make cooking simpler, to maximize your ingredients, and to save time: 1) Put a slice of bread in  your brown sugar to keep it soft. 2) Freeze your leftover wine in ice cube trays to use in sauces or soups. 3) Microwave your citrus fruits before juicing for optimal juice … Continue reading

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