By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer It's 4 p.m. and you find yourself in the kitchen pantry, rummaging through the baking supplies, trying to find that half used bag of chocolate chips. You know they must be somewhere. And you must... Read More
By Natalie, 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
Guest post written by Mandi Ehman This week I'm excited to release my brand new ebook, Easy Homemade: Homemade Pantry Staples for the Busy Modern Family, which is on sale for just $0.99! When I first shared my new cookbook... Read More
Am I the only one who finds the holidays a struggle with all of the sugary temptation? I'm over at Simple Organic, talking about an important thing that we can do to help our bodies combat the sugar overload... Holidays... Read More
As 2011 comes to an end, we’re sharing helpful lists to help you save money, stay healthy, get organized, creatively repurpose, frugally gift-give, intentionally celebrate and more in our “11 Things for 2011” series throughout these holiday months. As I've... Read More
Written by Brandy, Contributing Writer It's that time of year again. The season that many moms dread for their families - cold and flu season. Each year I review my old list and research new ways to try and keep... Read More
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
Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer A couple years ago when someone first told me about WAP (Weston A. Price), I joined an online group. People there kept talking about kombucha. It sounded weird! I had no idea what it... Read More
Written by Stacy K, Contributing Writer What is water kefir? Water kefir is a lacto-fermented beverage made with water kefir grains and sugar water. It is easy (and relatively quick) to make, and provides an abundance of probiotics to improve... Read More
Every once in a while, since we switched over to using only unrefined sugars, I miss that fluffy, powdered, white sugar that makes such delicate icings and special treats. Though I have seen some organic icing sugars, I have never... Read More
Brushing a child's teeth - twice daily? Doesn't always happen when you're a busy mama. Flossing that same child's teeth daily? Only for the most conscientious of mothers! So when does falling a little short on your child's dental hygiene... Read More
Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer Back when I used to eat SAD (Standard American Diet, for those not familiar), I tried to make the “healthiest” choices wherever I went. So, if we happened to be getting fast food (not... Read More
We've all agreed that we tend to eat too much sugar, that we crave it, and that we want to learn to eat less of it (or even none at all- don't miss tomorrow's post!). So here's the really challenging... Read More
I find it highly ironic that as I sit here writing this post, I am slurping (and I do mean slurping) up the last precious drops of my favorite homemade mocha frappuchino drink. Sugar just tastes good. Really good. I... Read More
This week's makeover is for the Startup Family. Meet Kim, Jim and sons Matthew (16) and Stephen (14). How They Currently Eat: I am so pleased to introduce you to the Startup family, because I admire what they are doing.... Read More
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