Healthy, Homemade Waffles

If your family is anything like ours… breakfast is a big deal. We recently moved to Texas after spending three long years in Virginia with my husband on sea duty with the Navy. Over those 3 years, we had a total of 12 weeks where we were together as a family. Of those 12 weeks, …

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Quick Homemade Pickles Recipe

Sometimes you just want a pickle, without the canning hassle… or perhaps you’re like me and would love and eat pickles more if you had access to some that weren’t quite so… pickle-y. Lets face it… I could easily eat my weight in cucumbers (#noshame), especially when its warm outside. And there are no refuting …

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Holiday Recipes

It is the holiday season… my FAVORITE for cooking and baking. Cooler weather outside provides the perfect excuse for keeping the oven on a bit more, and puts you in the mood for fall comfort foods like pumpkin anything and culinary creations involving cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. We have a few fun food and drink …

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Thieves Tea

How to safely make “Thieves Tea”

Perhaps you can feel some scratchy sensations in your throat… or perhaps you’re here because you want something different for your tea this morning that will warm you and have you feeling great. It’s all over social media… people are dripping their oils in water of all temperatures. Whether it is lavender lemonade, their morning …

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Can you ingest essential oils safely?

I see it asked all the time: Are essential oils safe to ingest? There is an awful lot of controversy throughout the internet on whether or not it is safe ingesting essential oils. Many people say no, while many others give testimonials on how they’ve never had any issues and feel better than ever when …

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Lavender Lemonade to chill you out and calm you down

In the middle of a hot summer, on of the best ways to cool down and refresh yourself is with an ice-cold glass of lemonade. But, what if your lemonade could be more than just refreshing? Adding some lavender to your lemonade can provide many healthy benefits… especially when you choose to skip the sugar. …

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Our Favorite Kid-Approved Pasta Sauce Recipe

I spent years perfecting one of my family’s favorite dinners: spaghetti. As I evolved in my nontoxic journey, I found my cooking took a turn too. One day, while having a major craving for spaghetti, I realized I was out of a few herbs we needed to make my sauce from scratch, and of course …

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Orange Vitality Essential Oil: uses, tips, tricks, recipes, and ideas

Orange Vitality is an essential oil you can use for cooking, baking, and other culinary creations. It has a bright, rounded orangey flavor, and is delicious in a variety of dishes. We love adding a drop or two to dishes calling for citrus juices, zests, or to just brighten up a variety of fun dips. …

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Oregano Essential Oil

Oregano has so many uses and is perfect to keep on hand, especially during changing seasons because of it’s incredible immune system boosting properties. It is made through steam distillation with fresh Oregano leaves and is a wonderful addition to your favorite recipes! Very rich in phenols (you’ll want to look that up) Helps keep …

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