Homemade Hot Chocolate – dairy and sugar free

Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe - dairy and sugar free

{Love hot chocolate?  So do I.  Today’s recipe from Candida Free Candee is perfect.  Dairy and sugar-free homemade hot chocolate.  Perfect!}

I am blessed, there are no two ways about it. I have a great family, a wonderful hubby, and I couldn’t be more proud of my little girls.

I know – every mom says that, but I really, truly am.

I had moment of heart-bursting love and awe with my two and a half year old last weekend that made me feel beyond blessed.

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Pumpkin Pie Spiced Creamer – Dairy and Sugar Free

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Creamer--dairy and sugar free! Dairy-free coffee (and coffee substitute) lovers celebrate! Makes a great dessert or oatmeal drizzle too!

{Pumpkin Spice Creamer–yummo!  Tiffany is a new contributing writer on my blog.  This recipe for a non-dairy creamer is something that I have been working on on-and-off for awhile now, so I welcomed the chance to bring it to you now! Tiffany says it is soooo good that you won’t be able to not eat it all :).}

Those folks who don’t eat dairy, for whatever reason, must often feel left out of the pumpkin-filled fall festivities.

  • No pumpkin ice cream.
  • No traditional pumpkin pie.
  • No pumpkin pie spiced creamer.

My heart truly aches for you no-dairy-allowed-pumpkin-lovers. I adore the big orange squash too, and could easily keep Starbucks in the PSL business beyond November if they only gave me the chance.

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Easiest Coconut Milk Recipe – Improved

This is the Easiest Coconut Milk Recipe ever. No need for nut milks or straining. And now--no need to buy expensive packaged coconut milk at the store ever again!

It’s been awhile since I first posted my Homemade Coconut Milk Recipe.

It is, for sure, the easiest way to make coconut milk that you can find, but it did leave a little something to be desired.

Well, thanks to one of my super duper ingenius readers, I have a fabulous update for you!

Read on for the details :-).  You’ll be glad that you did.

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Easiest Almond Milk Recipe Ever

This Almond Milk Recipe is the easiest one around. Time to ditch the expensive "boxed alternative milk" habit! Great for baking or drinking.
Today I’m sharing my Basic Almond Milk Recipe.

It really is the Easiest Almond Milk Recipe Ever. Seriously.

My “cooking philosophy” has evolved over the years. Health-wise, but also “simplicity-wise.”

Maybe you can relate.

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Healthy Valentines' Progressive Dinner! ~ Beverages

Valentines Heart

Looking for some healthy Valentine treats?

We’ve got you covered from Beverages to Desserts!

Some other whole food bloggers from Nourished Living Network are joining me for a Valentine’s Day Progressive Dinner Party!  Each day we will have a different course laid out for you so that you can put together some great whole-body-nourishing treats that show love in more than one way.

No need to overdo it on not-so-good for you food and pay for it the next day :-)!

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Rich and Delicious Coffee Substitute

Homemade Coffee Substitute

Why bother with a coffee substitute when the real thing tastes so good?

Well, there’s a lot of debate out there about whether or not coffee is healthy for you.

For folks without health challenges, there may be some reason to think it is OK, but for anyone with candida or adrenal issues or copper toxicity, I would say that getting off of coffee asap would be a good thing.

We can touch on that in another post, but today I would like to share with you a naturally caffeine-free alternative that tastes great and is good for you as well!

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Homemade Rice Milk (or Milk Substitute)

Milk Substitute Milk AllergyAre you or someone you love suffering from lactose intolerance or dairy allergies?  Or do you just run out of milk sometimes when cooking or baking?

Well, today I have an answer for your troubles that you and your wallet will truly enjoy (and the environment will love as well :-).)

We’ve been making our own rice milk for years now, ever since my son was diagnosed with a life-threatening allergy to dairy, over 10 years ago.

I must say, every time I see the price tags on those boxes in the store, I feel a small (or big :-)) sense of victory that I am not spending money on the packaging and processing.  (Not to mention what a good thing making your own does for the environment!)

Just wait ’til you see how much money you can make….

You can read more over at Money Saving Mom.  And what a bunch of inquisitive readers over there – there are lots of great comments, so be sure to read then and add your own, or come back over here if you have something to share.

It’s a bit easier for me to interact with you here, but no worries – either way I’ll connect with you :-)!

Again – you can find the rest of the post, including the recipe by clicking here.

Do you have a favorite “Make Your Own” technique to share?
Or something that you would like me to develop a homemade version of? 

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Homemade Sugar-Free Lemonade

Sugar-Free Lemonade Recipe. Super Easy. Super Refreshing. This Homemade Lemonade is a great way to keep the heat and the munchies away :). I tend to pour some at night when I am temped to nibble.

Looking for a refreshing summer drink that is easy on your wallet?

Well, do I have a versatile lemonade recipe for you!

If you’ve been around my website a bit, you know that I don’t like purchasing ready-made things when I can easily make them myself.

Here is another case in point and one of the easiest yet.

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