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How to Cook Perfect, Fluffy Quinoaby  

By Mindy, Contributing Writer I posted a recipe for quinoa pancakes last month here at Keeper of the Home that called for three cups of cooked quinoa as one of the ingredients. Some readers asked how to cook quinoa, so... Read More

Easy Quinoa Pancakes (Gluten, Dairy, and Sugar Free)by  

By Mindy, contributing writer Fluffy, easy, nutritious, delicious, and low-glycemic pancakes...what more could anyone ask for?! These simple pancakes make a great breakfast when you have leftover quinoa from supper the night before. Quinoa is more gentle on your blood... Read More

What are the Benefits of Skin Brushing?by  

Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer When I first read about skin brushing several years ago, it took me a while to grasp the concept. I didn't really understand what it was or why anyone would want to do it. The... Read More

Natural Homemade Carpet Freshenerby  

By nature, I am not a clean freak. Don't get me wrong. I like everything to be clean, neat, and tidy, but I am not one of those people who just loves to clean. (On a side note, do those... Read More

10 Tips for Transitioning to 2 Kidsby  

By Mindy, Contributing Writer Although I was beyond happy and excited, I will admit that I was a bit anxious about adding a second child to our household. I had heard from countless people that the hardest transition was going... Read More

20 Easy Real Food Switches and Substitutions {with Free Printable Chart}by  

By Mindy, Contributing Writer Are you working to ditch processed foods and put more real food on the table? This month we're running a series called Real Food Made Simple: A Beginner's Guide to Eating Better. Our goal is to... Read More

6 Cultured Foods to Make at Homeby  

Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer Probiotics are a great way to keep your digestive system working properly.  Lots of people take probiotics in pill form, but I love getting in as many probiotics as I can through my food and... Read More

Naturally-Sweetened Homemade Marshmallows {A Fun Holiday Treat}by  

By Mindy, Contributing Writer Homemade Marshmallows are one of those things that sound so elusive to most people. I mean, who makes their own marshmallows? Only crazy people, right? Well, what if I told you that you can make homemade... Read More

Classic Pumpkin Pie {Made with Fresh Pumpkin}by  

By Mindy, Contributing Writer I never was a big fan of pumpkin pie during my childhood years.  Every year at Thanksgiving, I would choose cherry or apple pie over the classic pumpkin pie.  I never understood why it was such... Read More

Make it Yourself: Homemade Ricotta Cheese Tutorialby  

Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer I have a strange fascination with making things myself.  I'm one of those weird people who likes to make things like homemade peanut butter, homemade vanilla extract, and even my own deodorant.  I'm sure many... Read More

10 Easy Meals for when You Forget to Planby  

Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer We all know that the best way to eat healthy meals while staying on top of your food budget is by meal planning.  This is something that Stephanie has talked about often, and she has... Read More

Ultimate Nachos: 30 Minute Dinnerby  

  Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer I am one of those people that actually likes spending lots of time in the kitchen.  Even so, it is still nice to have some quick and easy dinner recipes to fall back on,... Read More

Homemade Calendula Oilby  

Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer  Calendula is such an easy and fun flower to grow.  Besides being beautiful to look at, it offers a wealth of beneficial healing properties for your skin.  It is an herb that will definitely earn... Read More

Yogurt Dough: A Versatile and Easy Recipeby  

Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer I have always loved making pastries. Pie crusts, biscuits, and tarts are some of my favorite things to make in the kitchen.  The problem is that I usually prefer these things made with unbleached white flour... Read More

Stress: The Overlooked Toxinby  

Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer We live in a fast-paced society where economic troubles and health problems seem to be everywhere we turn.  It's no surprise that stress is such a close companion to so many people. While we are... Read More

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Puddingby  

Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer Chia seeds are an amazing powerhouse of nutrition that boast a lengthy list of health benefits.  Although I've heard of the many wonderful benefits of chia seeds for quite some time now, I only recently... Read More

10 On-the-Go Healthy Snack Ideas for Toddlersby  

Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer I've never met a toddler who didn't like to snack!  Who can blame them?  Snacking is fun! Although I feel like it's important for children to have three nutritious meals a day, I also feel... Read More

Dark Chocolate Flourless Pudding Cake: A Sweet Valentine Dessertby  

Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer This ooey, gooey cake is a chocolate lover's dream - specifically a dark chocolate lover's dream!  It's light and airy, but oh-so rich all at the same time.  A perfect ending to a lovely Valentine's... Read More

5 Frugal Real Food Meal Ideasby  

Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer Without proper planning, a whole foods diet can be more draining on your wallet than you might expect!  However, by menu planning and incorporating meals with lower cost ingredients into my meal plans, I actually... Read More

9 Homemade Gift Ideas: Frugal and Fastby  

  Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer I have always loved making, giving, and receiving handmade gifts.  There is just something very special about a gift that somebody takes the time to make themselves! As much as I’ve always loved making... Read More

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