Category Archives: Recipes

DIY Deodorant – Use all natural ingredients, most of which are in your pantry!

I have been using the spray deodorant for some months but I’ve found I also want something a bit more solid and portable so I gave this recipe a try. So far I love how moisturizing it is and no … Continue reading

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DIY NATURAL AIR FRESHENER – SIMMER RECIPES

I love smells-nice ones. However I live with the funky-foot fragrance of a tween boy, a 7 year old princess with the backside of a trucker and a couple of champion mousers who are guilty of some pretty awful aromas! … Continue reading

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Reducing Chemical Use – Make Your Own DIY Deodorant Spray Recipe

I haven’t been overly concerned about the safety of store bought deodorant, but knowing that skin is highly porous and what goes on it, goes through it, I’d rather not add more chemicals to my system. Add to that the … Continue reading

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Zucchini Pancake – Makes a great appetizer or light lunch!

After our last batch of zucchini muffins I was left with several half grated zucchinis and the children thus far are still vehemently opposed to eating zucchini if not in cake form, if I want to use up leftovers and … Continue reading

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Delish and Healthy! – Carrot and Zucchini Cookies & Zucchini Muffins

When I first mentioned this healthy snack to my children I did not receive the reaction I had hoped for, a wrinkling of noses and the assertion that they would “never, ever, not-never “ eat anything containing the “scustulous zucchini”. … Continue reading

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The ABCs Of Edible Skin Care

As the thermometer plunges the heating gets turned up, but along with cozy crackling fires comes cracked, dry & scaly skin. Cold dry winter weather can be harsh on your skin but you can combat the chill by adding skin … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Awareness – Reduce Your RiskTip #3 – Eat Your Protection

3. Consume as many fruits and vegetables as possible. Eat seven or more servings daily. The superstars for breast cancer protection include all cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts, cauliflower) ; dark leafy greens (collards, kale, spinach) ; carrots and tomatoes. … Continue reading

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Hibiscus Tea – Healthy, Refreshing & delicious

Agua de jamaica (pronounced hah-MY-kah), is an infusion of dried red hibiscus flowers.  The taste is slightly tart and refreshing. If you’ve ever had red zinger tea, it’s a little like that. Or a little like cranberry juice I love … Continue reading

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No Cook Kale Chips – Healthy Summer Snack

Ingredients 1 head kale, washed and shake to dry Spray olive oil Sea salt, for sprinkling Directions Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F. Remove the ribs from the kale and cut or tear into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Lay on … Continue reading

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Sun Protection on Your Plate – National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month

To reduce the risk of sun damage pay attention to what you put in your body, as well as what you use on the outside. Whilst Broccoli isn’t a substitute for sunscreen, the protection you get won’t wash off in … Continue reading

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