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

Our Family’s Favorite Spice Blend – Chat Masala

Like making your own spice blends? This Chat Masala Indian Seasoning Blend is our favorite spice mix - hands down. It goes great on almost anything from meats to beans and rice to veggies, salads and pastas. And the recipe was a mistake that turned out GREAT!

I just love making homemade seasoning blends like my Taco Seasoning, Best Basic Chili Powder, Cinnamon Sugar, Dorito Seasoning, Herbes de Provence, and Vegetable Broth Mix. But this one, Chat Masala is hands down our family's favorite. In fact, I haven't made it for a long long time, since we had a bunch of spices given to use that I wanted to use up, and my husband has been begging for it for ...Read The Full Post

Instant Dairy Free Condensed Milk, Cranberry Biscotti, Simple Pie Crust, and More

Green Bean Casserole

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