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20 Essential Cooking Techniques (Online Cooking Class Giveaway!)

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe via Email or.RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Did you learn to cook with a professional chef by your side? Most of us did not, but if you did, I’m totally envious. I have learned a ton about cooking ever since I started playing around in the… 

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Homemade Cough & Cold Syrup Recipe

I have already shared my nine Natural Homemade Cough and Cold Remedies, and promised to post my recipe for homemade cough and cold syrup. I’ve made this before, and it’s easy-peasy. I can testify that it works well in soothing a throat that is irritated from coughing. Our whole family has used it throughout the… 

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Quick & Nourishing Japanese Soup

Post by contributor Naomi of Almost Bananas As the weather cools down, comfort foods take a more prominent place. Many of us have memories of roasting casseroles or piping hot bowls of soup. My Japanese father would often make quick soups for lunch during the cooler months. I can see him sitting at the table… 

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Customizable Coconut Milk Smoothie: Rich in Healthy Fats to Curb the Munchies

As I mentioned recently, we’re doing a Whole30. We aren’t very good at it, though, and are breaking a lot of rules. I am doing a luscious blended coffee concoction with coconut oil in the mornings that I am quickly becoming quite romantically attached to. I puffy-heart-love it. (I’m such a rebel. And by rebel… 

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5 Easy Ways to Introduce Herbs Into Your Life

[Guest post by Angela of Mama Rosemary. Take a moment to check out her site - it's a wealth of information!] Are you curious about herbal medicine and all it has to offer yet perhaps you don’t know where to start?  Here are 5 easy and fun ways to introduce herbs into your life. 1…. 

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World's Best Lacto-Fermented Garlic Dill Pickles

World’s Best Lacto-Fermented Garlic Dill Pickles

Growing up, my mom’s homemade dill pickles were always kind of famous. And dill pickles were kind of a big deal for Old Colony Mennonites growing up in Canada. They’re a key element in faspa, the meal you serve your guests on late Sunday afternoons (a spread of homemade buns and condiments like jam and… 

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We’re Doing Another Whole30 [and already planning to break the rules]

Whole30 purists, avert your eyes. This might be painful for you to read. If you’ve been hanging around here for a while, you may recall that we did a Whole30 in April 2013. Er, rather, we did two thirds of one… We didn’t exactly finish. I quit on day 19 or 20, dissatisfied and frustrated…. 

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Late-Summer Loaded Fresh Veggie Salad

Guest post by Alexandra Maul of Made to Glow This late summer salad is perfect for weeknight meals and makes great leftovers. It’s filling, nutritious, and bursting with peak summer flavor. By adding purple potatoes and mung bean noodles, the salad has some serious staying power – with tons of fiber and protein. I know, I know,… 

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48 Questions To Ask Before Choosing a Birth Care Provider

 Choosing a Care Provider Having a baby is one of the most amazing things a woman can do. It can also be the scariest. It’s easy to worry about how you can afford a baby, if labor is going to hurt or  who will take your insurance. One of  the most important steps though, is choosing a… 

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