Coconut, Almond, & Flax Soaked Granola

Coconut, Almond, & Flax Soaked Granola

“Please pass the box of extruded grains.” Said no one – ever. (Never mind someone living over 100 years ago.) Wait.  Pass the WHAT!? The extruded grains.  Oh.  Huh? Allow me to elaborate.  Extrusion is a food processing technique which takes a mixture of a dry foods, like grains, along with sugars, fats, meats, or liquids […]

My Natural Cold Remedy Routine

What to do when you start getting that run-down feeling, scratchy throat, congested sinuses?  Here are my go-to remedies! Just a quick reminder before we get started:  I am not a Medical Doctor by any means, so take this information with a grain of salt and consult with your health care practitioner before giving anything […]

Eat - or Drink - Your Greens!

Eat – or Drink – Your Greens!

Green Smoothies don’t have to be Gross Smoothies. Hello!  Long time no see!  My sincerest apologies in being so absent from writing these past two months.  Between the holidays, a commitment to complete my continuing education requirements for my PT license before resuming my blogging activities, and some unexpected circumstances, I have been unable to […]

Holiday Cookie Recipe Round-Up!

Ahhh, the holidays…so many sweet (literally) memories of baking and enjoying all the Christmas cookies:  Nutmeg Logs.  Sugar Cookies.  Russian Tea Cakes.  Rum Balls.  Fudge.  Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies.  With egg nog, of course.  These have been a few of my family’s traditional stand-by’s. But now that I have learned so much about how our […]

DIY Laundry Detergent

DIY Laundry Detergent

What’s in your laundry detergent? If you read the label, will it even tell you?  Most likely not.  I can bet that it is filled with all sorts of things you were never interested in dousing the clothes with – which then spend hours against your skin, absorbing said “sorts of things” into your body. Just for […]

My Birth Story

In lieu of my last post on natural childbirth, I thought it appropriate to share my own birth story.  After reading so many books with many many birth stories, I was inspired to write my own a couple weeks after birth.  It is so special to me that I have this in writing, as the […]

Giving Birth Naturally - Considering the Option

Giving Birth Naturally – Considering the Option

Right now I feel like I am in the “everyone is having babies” phase of life.  I am pretty sure (at least in Buffalo), that our January storms left several couples getting creative in order to stay warm, as recently I know of at least 3 women who had babies this month!  Seeing all the […]

Eating leafy greens isn't so bad after all!

Spinach Salad – Delicious & Simple!

  I have been trying to be cognizant about getting more veggies into my diet.  I’m not up to the 9 servings of fruits and veggies that are recommended yet, but I want to get there eventually.  One thing that is hard for me especially is eating the leafy greens.  I go in and out […]

Serving Up Grace: Volume 1, Issue No. 2

Forgiveness. I was inspired to write this issue today by the message I heard in church yesterday.  Our pastor recently stepped down, and we are in this transitional phase awaiting a new pastor to be hired.  One of the members of our church very bravely stood up there yesterday and gave us a message…one that […]

Supplies gathered - Check!

Water Kefir: The What, Why, & How-To

First: A Few Words About Our Guts So, a basis of my food philosophy is gut health.  About 80% of our immune system is in our gut, so it really matters that our guts are healthy!  You literally have trillions of micro-organisms in your gut that make up the “micro-flora” – a whole eco-system of […]