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DIY Organic Herbal Salveby  

Written by Natalie Klejwa, Contributing Writer Salves are wonderful to have on hand for everything from diaper rash to bee stings. You can purchase them pre-made from various online vendors, your local health food store, or farmer's market. But did... Read More

Grain Free Granola: Super Easy, Use What You Haveby  

Homemade granola and yogurt with fresh berries is almost perfection-in-a-bowl for me. During a grain-free stint we did earlier this summer, I quickly realized that I needed an alternative to eggs or breakfast meat or plain yogurt (without grains, breakfast... 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

My Attempt at This Crazy Thing Called Oil Pulling: Does It Really Make a Difference?by  

Today I'm over at Simple Organic, sharing my two-week oil pulling journal, and more thoughts on the why's and how's and "does it work" of this truly unique (and only slightly crazy and gross) health practice. A friend of mine... Read More

Healthy Skin Tips and Recipes for the Winter Monthsby  

Written by Natalie Klejwa, Contributing Writer I'm from Minnesota. It isn't exactly the North Pole, but it's getting awfully close. Most of us up here are well acquainted with the dry skin woes, including eczema, cracked and bleeding knuckles, flaking... Read More

Gardening with Herbs 101: Preserving Your Herbsby  

Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer Last time we talked about how to harvest your herbs - now that you've harvested them, what are you going to do with them? Here are my favorite ways to preserve herbs for out-of-season... Read More

Simple and Fresh Tomato Saladby  

Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer To make a superior tomato salad that is full of flavor, buy locally grown tomatoes that are of different shapes, sizes, and colors. This will make the salad visually interesting as well as delicious!... Read More

Good Fats, Bad Fats, and Why I Eat Plenty of Butterby  

"When I eventually understood the nutritional myths that had me snookered and miserable, the biggest headline was that REAL FATS ARE GOOD- even the maligned saturated fats and its corollary, INDUSTRIAL FATS ARE BAD. It's not complicated. Eat real fats... Read More

My Simple Cast Iron Care Routineby  

Written by Shannon, Contributing Writer For so long I avoided cast iron because I was intimidated by the seasoning and care process that I had read about. Then my husband came home and surprised me one day with a cast... Read More

Homemade Belly Butter (All-Natural Pampering for Pregnant Mamas)by  

Written by Stacy K, Contributing Writer The gift of a child is certainly a blessing and pregnancy can be a wonderful experience.  However, for many of us, the joy and privilege of carrying a new life comes with a few... Read More

Squeaky Clean Fun: A Soap Making Photo Tutorialby  

By Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer To start, I just want to say I am so excited that Stephanie is allowing me the opportunity to share with you one of my favorite hobbies--soap making.  I have been making bar soap for my... Read More

A Year of Herbs: Gingerby  

Image by vieuxbandit As I went to write this next post for my Year of Herbs series, I had been thinking of doing comfrey or yarrow. However, I've really been enjoying learning about herbs that we all have right at... Read More

Real Food Recipe Roundup: Januaryby  

It's time to share a few favorite recipes and recent finds with you once again! Here are some that we are either really enjoying these days, or that I'm dying to have again once we're finished with our grain/sugar/starch free... Read More

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