I pretty much have to admit that the reason why I bake is because, well, BATTER. I am a well known batter-aholic! The absolute best, most tempting batter on the planet has always been brownie batter. Of course now that we went gluten and grain free, my traditional brownies are out of the question! Fear not! I have come up with a version grain free brownies that has a batter so good you won’t even know its grain free. You bake this batter of course into my next favorite thing: warm homemade grain free brownies. [Read more…]
One of the most common questions I get is how to start a blog. Inevitably, the second question is: how to start a blog that makes money. While there is no short answer to this one, I can certainly lay out how to get started. Anyone can do it, all you need is a topic that you are passionate about and the motivation to write about it. [Read more…]
I love finding ways to make breakfast easy. It’s the busiest part of our day! I have to get three kiddos and one husband fed and get the day started. I am never one to cave to convenience foods though, because they are often made from poor quality ingredients and are super high in sugar. Healthy breakfast muffins have become quite a hit in our house. I play around with the ingredients a bit and the kids love it when I change them up. Sunday I bake up a batch and it lasts us until Friday! That was easy. [Read more…]
I am doing a series that tells all about the eleven Everyday Essential Oils that come included with the Premium Starter Kit. Definitely the BEST way to get started with essential oils in your home or as a business. The kit includes 12 oils, a home diffuser, and tons of samples and information. Click HERE to learn more about ordering this amazing starter kit! In this post I want to talk about Stress Away Essential Oil and how I use it personally in my home and for my health. [Read more…]
We don’t consume a lot of grains in our household. The few that we do consume are mainly white rice and oats. When I am breastfeeding my consumption of oats definitely increases, so I can maintain a good breastmilk supply! After having my third child, I found it to be a challenge to prepare breakfast for myself every morning, even something as easy as oatmeal. So, being ever fond of baking in batches — especially in a baking dish where I can just cut and serve — I came up with my lactogenic baked oatmeal. Huge time saver, and big milk producer!!! [Read more…]
I am doing a series that tells all about the eleven Everyday Essential Oils that come included with the Premium Starter Kit. Definitely the BEST way to get started with essential oils in your home or as a business. The kit includes 12 oils, a home diffuser, and tons of samples and information. Click HERE to learn more about ordering this amazing starter kit! In this post I want to talk about Melaleuca Alternifolia Essential Oil and how I use it personally in my home and for my health. [Read more…]
When my kiddos started sprouting teeth I immediately added teething biscuits to my shopping list. I checked all of the major grocery stores in my area, and the health food stores. None of them had grain free teething biscuits on their shelves.
The reason I wanted grain free is because the small intestine of a baby mostly produces only one carbohydrate enzyme, lactase, for digestion of the lactose in milk. It produces little to no amylase, the enzyme needed for grain digestion. [Read more…]
I first discovered hummus in college. Such an inexpensive way to get your protein. I dipped everything in the stuff. I even tried to make a “fat-free” version — don’t try that! It’s such a simple dip to prepare, and can take on so many flavors. In my experimentation I decided to add a little probiotic goodness, along with the flavor!
Spending a fortune on a bunch of synthetic chemicals to use in your skincare routine has never made sense to me. This is a big reason why I love making my own DIY skincare creams and cleansers.
Mother Nature is the other reason why I like to make my own, she just gets things right in so many ways. A few simple ingredients that are completely natural can have the same effects as their chemical competitors, with a much much lower price tag. So after making my own Acne Fighting Facial Scrub, and Frankincense Face Cream, the next thing I needed to create was a DIY Facial Toner. [Read more…]
I am totally crazy about making food for my kids that helps them live healthier lives. I am especially obsessed with getting them to eat a lot of essential fatty acids to help give them proper brain development! However, they are not big fans of sitting down to eat a piece of fish. The fish sticks that you buy in the store are filled with garbage! No way!!! So, I came up with my own recipe and used the omega-3 powerhouse, wild caught salmon. I even told a white lie and told my kids they were chicken nuggets. They eat every single one on their plates, every time! Definite Mommy win! You can’t go wrong serving your little ones grain free salmon nuggets!