Kresha Faber, Author at Keeper of the Home

How to Flavor Milk Kefirby  

There a number of different ways to flavor milk kefir: blending it with fruit, blending it with spices, and using it as a base for other foods, like salad dressings or chilled soup, which is common in Eastern European cuisine.

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Clean Eating Chana Dal Stew with Winter Greens (aka The Most Delicious Frugal Meal You’ve Ever Made)by  

This chana dal stew with winter greens is a simple stew that’s also easy, delicious, and frugal – even your kids will love it!

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20 Holiday Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes That Will Fill Your Home with Cheerby  

This time of year, the sense of home and holiday cheer is SO tied in with the smells of the season. That pumpkin pie baking in the oven... The smell of hot cocoa rising from your mug after a hike... Read More

Homemade Herbal Throat Spray for Cough, Cold, and Fluby  

Now that it's autumn, cold season is just around the corner. However, having this homemade herbal throat spray on hand can help give relief to sore throats and aid healing. I love having it around! This recipe came about sort... Read More

4 Sure-Fire Tips to Help Picky Eaters Actually Eat That Healthy School Lunchby  

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer There's an unspoken stigma amongst moms these days, namely "picky eaters are created by moms who cater to their kid's every whim." Or better said, your kid wouldn't be a picky eater if you didn't... Read More

How to Preserve {Pretty Much} Anything: Part 2by  

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer Did you miss Part 1 of How to Preserve {Pretty Much} Anything? Go right on over HERE to read it. It will give you some fantastic information about: Why we preserve food The 7 types... Read More

How to Preserve {Pretty Much} Anything: Part 1by  

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer It's nearly August, that time of year when zucchini show up unannounced on your doorstep, peaches are offered for sale by the bushel, and tomatoes proliferate. Needless to say, it's a time of bounty, when... Read More

How to Make Colorful Homemade Sprinkles (plus DIY yellow cake mix!)by  

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer While I was writing my book, The DIY Pantry, it was essential to me that the book include the staples that people actually USE regularly in their kitchens. A few things were obvious, like taco seasoning... Read More

Are These Hidden Toxins Lurking in YOUR Chocolate?by  

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer Chocolate has served as a sacred elixir, an aphrodisiac, and a comfort food for multiple civilizations since the time of the Aztecs. With a scientific name like theobroma, which literally means "food of the gods," there's... Read More

The Fake Food You Don’t Know You’re Eating (Part 2)by  

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer Have you ever wondered what you would see if you could examine the inside of your body under a microscope? Would you find traces of benzene? Mutated DNA? Or perhaps thinned or irritated cell walls along... Read More

Are you tired? Overwhelmed? Read  

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer Just a quick note before we begin: I purposely didn't title this post "5 Ways to Fight Overwhelm" or "5 Tips to Living More Simply" because while the five items listed below are the five things... Read More

Green Tea Panna Cotta: The Easiest Summer Dessert You’ll Ever Makeby  

  By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer Summertime is no time to be cooking in a hot kitchen. It's also a time when we want things easy. I'm not saying we're lazy - I'm just saying I'd rather be playing a... Read More

Perfect Peanut Butter Granola Barsby  

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer I absolutely love granola bars. They've been a favorite snack since I was a kid. Whether it's a road trip, camping, hiking, a toddler snack in the diaper bag, or just to have something on... Read More

5 Ways to Eat Kale You (Likely) Haven’t Thought Of Beforeby  

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer In my final year of university, all graduates were encouraged to attend a multi-course dinner hosted for the sake of teaching its graduates some basic etiquette. This wasn't an act of compassion for society at... Read More

DIY Dishwasher Detergent Pucksby  

Making a DIY version of dishwasher pucks was something I stumbled upon completely by accident - like many good things, of course. Over at DIY Natural, Matt and Betsy had shared their very excellent dishwashing detergent recipe, which includes citric... Read More

Pear and Ginger Slow Cooker Oatmealby  

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer If breakfast time in your house is anything like mine, there's a prerequisite that it be quick and easy. Even on our "slow" mornings, making breakfast just isn't something I want to take the time... Read More

Lavender Beef Stew: A Taste of Homeby  

By Kresha, Contributing Writer Several years ago, I moved to an area of the U.S. where lavender grows natively. I had never been in a place where a small gust of wind could suddenly surround you with such a heavenly... Read More

The Fake Food You Don’t Know You’re Eating (Part 1)by  

  By Kresha, Contributing Writer Good morning! Have you eaten your wood pulp today? Now, I know I'm kind of weird in that I do make sure my kids eat dirt (as does Stephanie) and I try to fill them... Read More

Thanksgiving Meal Planning Made Easyby  

By Kresha, Contributing Writer I love big feasting holidays. I love the excuse to gather with people I love to give thanks for the blessings in our lives, I love the little traditions that spring up over the years, and... Read More

Homemade Herbal Throat Lozenges for Cough, Cold, and Fluby  

Want to make your own homemade herbal throat lozenges? Today, Kresha has you covered! By Kresha, Contributing Writer For nearly two decades, I had a favorite brand of cough drops that went with me everywhere. During that time, I had... Read More

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