Grain-free Spice Cookies – autoimmune paleo & vegan

Looking for healthy dessert recipes? If you or someone you love is on a special diet, these paleo cookies are perfect. They are even suitable for the autoimmune paleo diet and are a vegan cookie recipe as well. The flavor is perfect for the holidays, or anytime you want a healthy treat.

My family has been gluten-free for awhile now, but we're trying to go more and more grain-free to improve our gut health. We already have some great recipes for paleo cookies that we love like Chocolate Chunk Macadamia Cookies, Chocolate Mint Bars, Almond Joy Bars, and No Bake Coconut Cookies, but I am thrilled to have this recipe for Spice Cookies from Naomi of Almost Bananas as a new treat. ...Read The Full Post

Free Kindle Books & More Healthy Living Deals – Dec 21, 2014

Native American Nutritionals Christmas Tree Blend

We've had some big things going on this past week--some good and some bad--that I've barely been able to breathe. And we haven't done much of anything for Christmas, which is hard for me emotionally. We're trying to get the tree up today and did go to an Open House this week for a bit, but that's about it so far. Typically, I don't do much "crazy busy" Christmas stuff anyways, so in a ...Read The Full Post

Toffee, Chocolate Clusters, Pumpkin Marshmallows, Candy Cane Balls, & More

Chocolate Peppermint Candy Cane Balls

Welcome back to another week of Allergy Free Wednesdays-- A collection of yumminess that's aimed at making it easier for you to create healthy, allergy-free recipes for you and your family. There is no "clear rule" against including processed ingredients in your submission (but we hope you are moving in that direction :-)). So...occasionally you will find some "whole foodie undesirables" in the ...Read The Full Post

Free Kindle Books and More Healthy Living Deals – Dec 13, 2014

Himalayan Salt Lamp

Oh my, are the days speeding by, or what? We still don't have our Christmas Tree up and it somehow feels like it's still November to me. Thankfully we take it slow at Christmastime - not a ton of hubbub around here. I do hope to do some shopping still (not too much) and there are some things I could use for our overall family health, so I am very glad for the sales and deals that retailers have ...Read The Full Post

A Few of My Favorite Things- 2014 Natural Living Gift Guide

Natural Gifts for Your Christmas Shopping

If you're like me, you are behinder on your plans for the Christmas. Life doesn't slow down just because Thanksgiving is over and we still don't have our tree up :). And while we don't do many gifts, I am more behind than usual this year. Ah well - I don't like a bunch of hubbub and it's always nice to stretch things out.  I think we'll have Christmas Week around here. In case you are ...Read The Full Post

Choc Zucchini Brownies, GF “Wheat Thins”, Paleo Apple Crumble & More

Simple Apple Crumble

Welcome back to another week of Allergy Free Wednesdays-- A collection of yumminess that's aimed at making it easier for you to create healthy, allergy-free recipes for you and your family. There is no "clear rule" against including processed ingredients in your submission (but we hope you are moving in that direction :-)). So...occasionally you will find some "whole foodie undesirables" in the ...Read The Full Post

Vanilla Extract Substitute – Toasted Vanilla Powder

Need a vanilla extract substitute? Vanilla Powder is the perfect thing. This Toasted Vanilla Powder is easy to make and makes a great homemade gift as well. Just use 1/4 - 1/2 tsp vanilla powder for each tsp of vanilla in your recipes that call for vanilla.

Having easy substitutes for kitchen staples is one of the best ways I know to save money on your grocery budget. I already use Powdered Egg Replacer, DIY Powdered Sugar, Easiest Coconut Milk, Easiest Almond Milk, Rice Milk, Coffee Substitute and more. But a vanilla extract substitute is something that I have only used straight vanilla beans for in the past (without really knowing what I was doing ...Read The Full Post

Free Kindle Books & More Healthy Living Deals – Dec 6, 2014

Native American Nutritionals Christmas Tree Blend

Hi all! I simply can't believe that it's already December -- so much so that I typed "Nov 6, 2014" when I initially wrote this post :). Whew.  Well, that means it's the Christmas and Hannukah shopping season and things are abuzz on the internet with folks shopping. I personally don't do much of any shopping at this time of year. We limit our kids to about 3 gifts each and we spread out the ...Read The Full Post