Homemade Alcohol-Free Vanilla Extract ~ low carb & AIP

Today, Erin from Eat Real Stay Sane is sharing a fabulous recipe for Homemade Alcohol-free Vanilla Extract.Most vanilla extracts on the market, and more homemade vanilla extract recipes call for alcohol. So why alcohol-free?  Why Alcohol-Free Vanilla Extract? There are a number of reasons why you might want an alcohol-free vanilla extract recipe.Reasons to Avoid Alcohol: addiction ...Read The Full Post

How and Why to Emulsify Essential Oils for Safety

Have you ever heard of emulsifying essential oils?If you've been using essential oils for awhile, you know that there is just a lot to learn, and an essential oil emulsifier is one thing that you should know for many essential oil usages.So what is an essential oil emulsifier and why do you need to know?The concept is important both for performance of your essential oils recipes, but ...Read The Full Post

10 Reasons Why I’m NOT Tossing My Homeopathic Teething Tablets

Have you heard about the issues surrounding homeopathic teething tablets, the FDA, and seizures?Two days ago I saw that the FDA is recommending that parents not give their children Hyland's Teething Tablets or Gels, citing possible side effects -- including seizures.Pretty scary stuff.So should you throw out your Hyland's Teething Tablets and Gels, or not?Let's talk about this, but ...Read The Full Post

Quick and Easy Marinara Sauce – no sugar added & low carb

If you love marinara sauce, you will love this Easy Marinara Sauce Recipe.  It is guaranteed to make you never again feel the need to purchase store-bought, bottled spaghetti sauce again.This sauce comes together so quickly, it's perfect for any of those "Yikes!  What's for Dinner?!?" days, when it's just about dinner time and you forgot to plan anything.It saved us many a night.We ...Read The Full Post

When You Feel Like Giving Up (on healthy living)

Have you ever been there?  Those times when you feel like giving up?Totally overwhelmed by everything and feeling like you just. can't. go on?Like you are the ONLY one doing this healthy living thing and that you don't have the energy to do it anymore?Just this week, I got a comment on my blog from a reader who summed it all up.She said that she just feels so overwhelmed with all ...Read The Full Post

Crunchy Broccoli Jicama Salad

Are you tired of the same ole' salad?  Today's recipe, a Broccoli Jicama Salad Recipe, is sure to stir things up a bit at your table by adding variety to your meal.Recently we've been adding quite a few vegetables to our diet.I already thought that I was eating a lot of veggies, but when I really sat down and took stock of the servings of vegetables that we were eating every day, I ...Read The Full Post

Zingy Avocado Dressing (or Dip) – dairy-free, low carb and AIP

If you are an avocado lover, you are going to love this recipe today -- a Zingy Avocado Dressing Recipe. My family just LOVES avocados, and I do mean love. To see just how much love, check out the following Instagram posts where I bought and processed loads and loads of avocados. This was our first purchase of a whole bunch of the Green ...Read The Full Post

Healthy Living Deals ~ Aug. 30, 2016

It's been a busy few weeks here.  We're losing a huge gorgeous tree just behind our house and I've had to spend loads of time researching what to do and how to save money doing it.Our aeroponic gardens are going strong but it's taking some learning up front as I study how to harvest all kinds of new plants, like stevia, cilantro, basil, and 8 ball zucchinis.And summer is winding down.  My ...Read The Full Post