Posts made in April, 2013

April Link Love 2013

Posted by on Apr 30, 2013 in Blog, Monthly Link Love | 1 comment

April Link Love 2013

April has been showering us with more snow than rain here in Colorado this year. I remain hopeful that the rain and promised flowers are still on their way. In addition to quite a bit o’ weather, April has introduced me to some great new recipes & ideas. Here are my favorite April 2013 posts in the following categories:  Homemade Skincare I recently started incorporating honey masks into my weekly skincare regimen.  Try these 4 Simple Honey Face Masks for Every Skin Type if you are interested in experimenting. Do be careful with putting cinnamon on your face, however, as it can be irritating (do a spot test first)! I learned this the hard way. Another recipe that has me excited is this one for Homemade Rose Water. I’d also like to try this out using essential oils to see if I can create a less perishable recipe. As you know, I am a big fan of homemade body scrubs. This Sugar Scrub recipe uses great oils for you skin that will leave you feeling moisturized and smooth. Gelatin Craze Grass-fed gelatin has been all the rage lately. Turns out that a good source of gelatin can be incredibly nourishing for your body. This recipe for Tulse Geleé for Natural Hormone Healing is one that I’m looking forward to making. I’m also busting to try this recipe for Healthy Kombucha Fruit Snacks and this one for Probiotic Gummy Candy! I’ll be making them all as soon as I get around to ordering some grass-fed gelatin. I’ve done some research and this company seems to be the best source available. Real Food It would never have occurred to me to make Kombucha Waffles, but apparently it can be done! I love finding new ways to incorporate fermented foods into my diet. Lemons are so refreshing and good for us, yet they somehow always wind up drying out or getting moldy in my refrigerator. I’m hoping that this article on 31 Ways to Use a Lemon Peel will change that! I’ve been really interested lately in rendering my own tallow–something I’ve never tried but would like to. If you are unsure about cooking with animal fats, I recommend reading The Skinny on Fat Phobia, which outlines healthy and unhealthy fats and why we need more (not less) of the healthy kind. My husband and I LOVE making our own pasta, yet I’ve never considered making Sprouted Flour Pasta. This recipe looks delicious! For some reason I’ve had a hankering for bread pudding lately. Carb deficiency? Unlikely. Regardless, this article has over a dozen recipes for both sweet and savory Slow Cooker Bread Pudding. Gardening! Over the course of the next few weekends, my husband and I are going to create a little garden on our urban-esque concrete porch. I’m thinking that heirloom tomatoes, pickling cucumbers, and perhaps a few kale plants will be the perfect choices for our first joint garden. These articles have helped me get excited about all the possibilities: Historically, the moon received just as much emphasis as the sun by farmers trying to decide when to sow their seeds. Click here to learn more about Planting by the Moon Signs. Want to plant a garden with the kiddos? Here are some great ideas for Easy Gardening with Children. Don’t let the lack of an outdoor garden space stop you from planting this spring. This list of Indoor Plants that Clean the Air and Remove Toxins is a great place to start nurturing your green thumb! While garlic planting season won’t begin until the fall, this helpful article...

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Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Posted by on Apr 19, 2013 in Blog, Recipes | 31 comments

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

This Chocolate Avocado Mousse is beyond decadent and whips up in under ten minutes. Plus it’s dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, and refined-sugar free! It will leave you feeling nourished, healthy, and energized!

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Spring E-Book Bundle: Get 30 E-books for Only $39!

Posted by on Apr 17, 2013 in Promotions | 0 comments

Spring E-Book Bundle: Get 30 E-books for Only $39!

Don’t miss the opportunity to own 30 Healthy Living e-Books for the low price of $39 (a $479 value)! This week only, you get 90% off! Offer expires April 24th!

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Homemade Yogurt in a Crock Pot

Posted by on Apr 7, 2013 in Blog, Fermentation, Recipes | 144 comments

Homemade Yogurt in a Crock Pot

Making homemade yogurt is fun, very economical (i.e. cheap!), and you don’t need a yogurt-maker to do it. Learn how to make fresh, homemade yogurt using your crock pot or slow cooker.

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March Link Love 2013

Posted by on Apr 6, 2013 in Blog, Monthly Link Love | 0 comments

March Link Love 2013

I’ve decided to start writing Monthly Link Love posts each month! These types of posts are a way for bloggers to share their favorite links and articles each month. I’ve chosen my favorite articles from March 2013 and am sharing them here! I am getting a late start this month (or an early start depending on how you look at it). In the future you can expect (fingers crossed) to see these posts closer to the end of each month or the beginning of the following month. Make sense? Ok, here goes! March Favorites! For all you ladies, March produced some great info on how to balance hormones naturally as well as the best home remedies for PMS. Those of you who know me personally know that I’m all about this stuff. Those of you who don’t, I’ll spare you the details If you enjoy making your own cleaning products, check out this recipe for easy homemade laundry detergent. You can also learn how to do your spring cleaning with baking soda. I, personally, love the stuff and am still finding new ways to use it. Prefer homemade body products to cleaning products (who likes cleaning, anyway)? Check out these recipes for Victorian tinted lip balm, simple homemade bronzer, and this hydrating watermelon face mask. Why not even make your own shower soothers? Get your garden started with this post that provides resources for planning your garden. I also loved this article that talks about 20 perennial vegetables to plant once and enjoy forever! If you’ve got a sweet tooth like me, you’ll love this recipe for homemade chocolate almond butter. I’d love to try this with hazelnuts too for a Nutella substitute. I’ve also been wanting to try this dairy- and allergen-free recipe for easy banana chai ice cream. What’s better? You don’t even need an ice cream maker! I’ve been on a homemade granola kick lately and can’t wait to try this recipe for gluten-free and grain-free buckwheat apple granola (apparently buckwheat is a fruit seed–who knew?)! This recipe doesn’t require a dehydrator which has me super-excited! If you live somewhere where it’s still cold, warm up with this chicken and coconut curry soup! This is just what I need for this snowy Colorado winter. If you don’t live somewhere cold, make us jealous by leaving a comment below about all of the fun warm-weather activities you are enjoying (not kidding–let us live vicariously through your vitamin D soaked days)! Whew! Well, how’s that for my first whirlwind tour of March’s most exciting sustainable, simple, and homemade articles? I hope you’ve enjoyed it! Photo credit:...

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