This allergy-friendly menu for spring or summer entertaining is filled with easy, delicious dishes to serve to friends and family.

Allergy-Friendly Menu for Spring and Summer Entertaining

  By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer We are eagerly, painfully, awaiting the coming of warm weather here in the southeast United States. It has been COLD! We love to have friends over during the warm-weather months and I’m always looking for easy, delicious meals to serve to our friends and family. Today I’m sharing an allergy-friendly menu for spring or summer entertaining. These items are free of dairy, eggs, nuts, and wheat, and perfect for grill-outs, picnics, or entertaining in the sun! Appetizers Classy Spinach Salad Creamy […]

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Real Deals: This Week’s Sales and Discounts on Natural Products You Really Use

This week’s top deals: FREE this week only– daily essential oil webinars! This event is now over. This awesome event, the Essential Oils Revolution, just started yesterday and is running all the way until the 18th, with new webinar topics released each day. I’m actually listening to the one on Essential Oils for Gut, Adrenal & Thyroid Health with Dr. Axe as I type this (it’s making me a little distracted but it’s worth it) and I’m finding it fascinating! Just sign up for FREE […]

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Use this guide to pair together your favorite salad fixings. Simply build your own healthy salad based on your flavor preferences, and enjoy the nutritional benefits!

Build Your Own Healthy Salad

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer Salad season is here again! If you’re excited to get back to the healthy crunch of fresh foods at mealtime or you’re simply trying to add more vegetables to your daily diet, use this guide to pair together your favorite salad fixings. Simply build your own healthy salad based on your flavor preferences, and enjoy the nutritional benefits! Greens Filled with vital nutrients, leafy greens are the building block of any healthy salad. In particular, load up on: Lettuce Depending on what […]

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Weekend Links

Links for this week: It’s a Secret, but Many Christians Do Distrust God @ Commonsense Christianity Why I Don’t Believe in Mommy Wars @ Kitchen Stewardship Recipe: BLT Chicken Lettuce Cups @ 100 Days of Real Food When You Need a Mother’s Day Gift that’s Honest, Powerful & Healing [Free Printable] @ A Holy Experience A Surrendered Heart: So…What Does Your Husband Do? @ Heavenly Homemakers Crock Pot Tomato Basil Soup {Paleo-friendly} @ Food Renegade When you realize you are a part of the problem… @ […]

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My love of BendSoap and 30 reasons I use it in my “NEW” Natural Home

Stephanie’s note: I’m pleased to introduce you today to Jennifer, who works on our Keeper of the Home team, connecting naturally-minded companies and products with our conscientious readers! I’ll let her share her story with you… A few years ago I had a life altering experience that changed my life forever. I was exposed to Toxic Black Mold in a previous home I lived in. Needless to say it’s been an uphill climb for my family and I, as we’ve struggled with our health and […]

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8 Weeks to a Less Cluttered Home {Keeper of the Home}

8 Weeks to a Less Cluttered Home

Do you own your stuff or does your stuff own you? Several years ago, my husband and I discovered that the clutter in our homes was eating away at our peace and enjoyment. It distracted us, made us grumpy, created extra work and messes, and just generally detracted from our lives. During that season, we began to really tackle all the stuff in our home and view it with new eyes. We asked questions like: Do I truly find this beautiful or useful? How long […]

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Real Deals: This Week’s Sales and Discounts on Natural Products You Really Use

This week’s top deals: Up to 50% Off select products at Nicki’s Diapers Spring Steals.  Not just diapers!  Check out their baby carriers, Momma Goose Amber Teething Necklaces, baby clothing and more!  Just click on ‘Spring Steals’ from the category list. Coming up next week – a FREE Essential Oils online event! This event is now over. From May 11-18th, the Essential Oils Revolution will be running, with 31 presentations containing relevant evidence and practical advice from the experts. Their goal is to help you use […]

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After testing and tweaking a few different recipes, I finally settled on a homemade ranch dressing that I really love and that tastes even better, in my opinion, than the kind I grew up with!

Simple Homemade Ranch Dressing

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer Whether a topping for salad, a dip for crudités, or a way to get your kids to eat something they might not otherwise eat, ranch dressing is a staple for many families. But as those of us who have been around the real food/natural living world for more than a few weeks know, the ingredients in most store bought ranch dressings, like soybean oil, MSG, sodium benzoate, and others, are not something we want our family to eat on a […]

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