Have you been on Facebook and those wonderful memories pop up to show you years past? I love those because I can see when my kids were just a wee bit younger and all the heartwarming activities we shared. Now they are tweens and a teen so I rarely see them anymore as they are out and about. This year my dear daughter wanted to definitely partake in the holiday baking. I was so pumped to share the magic of holiday baking with her. We were excited to celebrate the holidays with Eagle Brand Milk as the main ingredient in all these sweet treats. Continue reading “Celebrate the Holidays with Eagle Brand Milk”
For many eating out is a thing of the past. Between supplying proper nutrition to our families and gathering around the dinner table to interact with family, even if only for a short time, eating is has become the new norm for most families. Finding great inspiration for preparing these meals is important and with Bowls of Plenty, Recipes for Healthy and Delicious Whole-Grain Meals by Carolynn Carreno, you’ll have a great place to start. Continue reading “Bowls of Plenty – Healthy Hearts Giveaway”
One of my favorite gifts that I receive year after year are cookbooks. As I age, my cooking ages as well. Not only my cooking but my recipes, my style, and my interests. So this year was no exception when the folks at Robert Rose shared their newest Fall/Winter 2016 titles. The two that really jumped out to me, out of the almost two dozen titles, were The Compassionate Chickâ€™s Guide to Beauty and The Complete Sous Vide Cookbook.
Cookbooks for Interests
As you may or may not know, I have opted for a natural and alternative lifestyle with my essential oils, etc. To my delight when I saw The Compassionate Chickâ€™s Guide to Beauty I squealed with excitement. Making my own soaps, lotion bars, tonics, air fresheners, cleansers, etc are my way to rid toxins in my life. This book is chock full of goodies with DIY Vegan, Gluten-Free, Cruelty-Free Makeup, Skin & Hair Product recipes that I have been terrified to wing on my own but have this fantastic recipe book at my disposal.
The second book I received was The Complete Sous Vide Cookbook. What is Sous Vide you ask? Well it is the height of cooking at a precise, controlled temperature by placing food in a vacuum sealed bag. Tender meats, crisp vegetables, buttery fish, and mouthwatering desserts. Sounds too complex? Oddly enough, anyone can cook using sous vide in their home because I found everything I needed on Amazon.
Cooking for Any Topic
Robert Rose offers a wide variety of books and is North Americaâ€™s leading publisher of bestselling and award-winning cookbooks and health books designed to guide, inform, advise, and do everything possible to make your life easier. From nightly meals in slow cookers to mastering leading chef’s techniques in some of the most noted Michelin restaurants, the vast selection of cookbooks are the most comprehensive line from the experts in the field.
If these are not exciting enough, we are offering a giveaway to four winners. One will each receive a copy of the following:
The Compassionate Chickâ€™s Guide to Beauty: 115+ Recipes for DIY Vegan, Gluten-Free, Cruelty-Free Makeup, Skin & Hair Products, Sunny Subramanian + Chrystle Fiedler
The Complete Sous Vide Cookbook: More Than 175 Recipes with Tips & Techniques, Chris McDonald
Best of Bridge: The Family Slow Cooker, Best of Bridge featuring Julie Van Rosendaal, Sue Duncan, Elizabeth Chorney-Booth
The Chile Pepper Bible: From Sweet & Mild to Fiery & Everything in Between, Judith Finlayson
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Meal Garden was created by Vlad Chernenko in 2012, Meal Garden was designed to help individuals eat healthy amidst their busy lifestyles. Healthy eating isn’t as intimidating as it seems, it’s actually pretty enjoyable with the right tools and guidance. They are dedicated to providing the tools and guidance to help make the world a healthier place, one user at a time. Continue reading “Meal Planning Made Easy with Meal Garden”
Our skin is the most vulnerable and the most absorbent to toxins. We take for granted that our skin is porous and acts as a sponge to all environmental factors. Consider your daily beauty routine: lotions, toothpastes, moisturizers, soaps, shampoos, conditioners, toners, foundation, the list can go on with toxic products. An area I have had major concern with regard to toxins is my skin; I have extremely sensitive skin and when your skin acts like a sponge is absorbs everything. My skin and body exhibited the greatest difference when I began to incorporate my DIY toxin free products in my daily beauty and personal care regimen. So for fresh, luminous, toxin free skin I researched some alternatives to my beauty routine and found an amazing DIY facial toner. Continue reading “52 Weeks to Toxin Free DIY Facial Toner”
Christina Banner is a beautiful Cake and Gingerbread Artist. Gingerbread making isn’t just for Christmas, it is a delicious art form that can be celebrated year around. One of Christina’s recent projects are Earth Day Cookies. These beautiful cookies are perfect for celebrating year round but most particularly on Earth Day when we are all reminded to leave a kinder and gentler carbon footprint. Continue reading “Christina Banner How to Build a Gingerbread House”
We have covered so much on our DIY front about how to remove toxins, maintain our sanity with cleanliness (if we can call it that) and we have found we are saving money all the while. So here is another money saver that I truly love! While taking a queue from my love of cooking and experimentation I decided to apply that to my laundry. You see I have a true DIY laundry stain remover that my mother and grandmother and their mother’s used. This DIY laundry stain remover is the original before the fancy spray and wash. Bear with me as this will include several recipes in one share, depending upon the stain, level of soiling and or the type of stain. Continue reading “52 Weeks to Toxin Free – DIY Laundry Stain Remover”
Funny thing when I was perusing Facebook the other day, I follow a page called Grow Food Not Lawns and one of the memes they posted was that we want natural ingredients in our cleaners but our foods we are okay with artificial or chemical ingredients. The meme said something to the effect of a wood furniture cleaner made with real lemons, but our foods are flavored with artificial lemon. We have become of backwards society in that we look more to convenience and ease than what is really good for us. Yes, the argument is that the items are cheap and inexpensive, but what about the overall cost to our health? Is the immediate savings really worth the long term price? With all the being said here we are for another week in our 52 Weeks to Toxin Free, where I am pleased to share the easiest and most lovely homemade wood furniture cleaner. Continue reading “52 Weeks to Toxin Free Homemade Wood Furniture Cleaner”
Growing up I remember my mother using vinegar for everything in our home. Bug bite? Apple cider vinegar. Ants and weeds in the yard? White vinegar. Vinegar seemed to be a staple in our home. Recalling when my mom put my childhood home on the market for us to move, my grandmother (her mother) came over to help power clean the house and paint. The smell seemed very pungent for me as a child, but looking back I realize this was more about the paint and not the chemicals they were using to clean the house. You see, these two ladies went to town scrubbing the entire house in vinegar. Not ammonia. Not bleach. So I am going to break down an awesome toxin free glass surface cleaner for you to use in your home that is cheaper, safer, healthier and smells better than any other glass and surface cleaner in your home. Continue reading “52 Weeks to Toxin Free Glass Surface Cleaner”
Today, for instance, January 6th is National Shortbread Day, celebrate today with Walkers Shortbread. The holidays may be over but we still celebrate the little nuance holidays. While I had no idea today was National Shortbread day until I visited the Walkers Shortbread site, I could not help but share this adequately timed holiday to the receipt of my package of Walkers Shortbread cookies. Stories that a magical castle the bakers at Walkers created in honor of the show Outlander on Starz had graced my email as well, so this is how I stumbled upon this wonderful little nuance holiday. If you are a fan of Outlander (and shortbread) like myself you know how cool this castle was to build. Outlander returns to Starz this Sunday January 10th with new episodes. Continue reading “National Shortbread Day Walkers Shortbread”