10 Reasons Argan Oil Should be in Your Beauty Arsenal

Benefits of Argan OIl

What is Argan Oil? Argan Oil is the latest craze in the world of natural beauty products.  The “liquid gold” comes from the argan nut which grows on the argan tree, the argan tree can only be found in Southern Morocco.   Moroccan women, working in fair trade cooperatives use a centuries old method of making argan oil, first they ... Read More »

Homemade Coconut Oil & Coffee Body Scrub

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Winter is coming….I feel like adding “John Snow” to that everytime I say it but alas I am not here to impress you with Game of Thrones quotes.  Although my knowledge of them is pretty impressive, albeit useless.  Okay so back to winter, for those of us in the north winter is right around the corner or if you live ... Read More »

Homemade Nut Butters

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I love nut butters of all kinds, peanut butter was a staple in our house growing up, I can still hear my mother saying “If you don’t like what I am cooking go make a peanut butter sandwich”.  I did…often.  Peanut butter is still something I love and yes I am one of those people who could eat it by ... Read More »

Non-Toxic Natural Bleach Alternative

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I have been making my own laundry soap for quite awhile now and it works really well.  You know what though, I still have ugly socks.  I hate bleach, the smell is awful and it’s a toxic mess that shouldn’t even be in your home but you really can’t dispute it’s ability to get your clothes white. In the summer ... Read More »

Homemade Vegan Mayo

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Mayonnaise is one of those things we all buy without really thinking about it we just grab it off the shelf at the grocery store and carry on.  Even if your diet is vegan and you don’t eat eggs you can still grab a jar and carry on.   Mayo, though is actually really easy to make even vegan mayo ... Read More »

12 Health Benefits of Ginger Root

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Ginger has been used as a spice and as an ingredient in traditional medicine for centuries.  It  is said to have originated in the Himalayan foothills of what is now Northern India, it is now grown all over the world.  Ginger is not often found in North American kitchens and really that is too bad it is really one of the ... Read More »

101 Clean Eating Snacks for Kids and Grown-ups Too

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It is back to school time some kids are already back in school already.  Here in Canada kids don’t head back until after Labour Day weekend so you still have a couple weeks to prepare.   I had three very fussy kids, one hated sandwiches, one ate nothing but tuna sandwiches for 3 years and then decided one day they didn’t ... Read More »

Raw Kitchen Essentials

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I have never considered myself a “gourmet” cook as a matter of fact I don’t see myself as much of a cook at all.  If restaurant food wasn’t so unhealthy I would probably never cook again.   Alas that is not the case.  Not being much of a cook I never really had a bunch of handy dandy cooking tools ... Read More »

20 Things to do With Your Garden Tomatoes

Things to do With Your Garden Tomatoes

The tomatoes are in!  The tomatoes are in!  Yeah, yeah I know you can get them all year round but let’s face it the bland tomato that you buy from the grocery store in January is nowhere near as good as the one you’re getting now out of your own garden.  Or in my case the neighbours garden.  While the ... Read More »

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