Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

chicken tikki masala

This Chicken Tikka Masala recipe is not only quick to make, it’s full of flavor! A tomato-based curry,  Chicken Tikka Masala, an Indian dish, is often thought to have originated at a restaurant in the United Kingdom, where it is now a favorite comfort food. This recipe can be made in 30 minutes or less; it’s […]

How to Make Vanilla Extract

how to make vanilla extract

Homemade vanilla extract is simple to make and much less expensive than store-bought vanilla (REAL vanilla extract, not imitation). To make vanilla extract, cut vanilla beans in half, lengthwise, stopping before you reach the top, so there is a small part left attached. Place beans in a large jar and fill with vodka. Close tightly with […]

How to Freeze Avocados

freeze avocados

Ever buy a bunch of avocados, only to have them ripen all at once and end up going bad before you could eat them? This happened to me multiple times and was quite infuriating since avocados are on the more expensive side! Even though I’ve wasted a whole lot of avocados over the years, I […]

Strawberry-Lime Gummies Recipe

homemade strawberry lime gummies

Homemade gummies are a delicious treat. They are easy to make and taste great. Plus, these particular gummies have the benefits of beef gelatin, which is gut healing and nourishing to the body in many ways (see more of the health benefits of gelatin here.) I know that gummies made with beef gelatin sounds pretty […]

My Tea Collection

Stump tea pot

I grew up watching my parents drink a lot of tea. They are both from England, so it’s in the genes, you know. Tea became a love of mine, too, especially when I lived through a few chilly Colorado winters. I had a nice little tea drawer, full of herbal tea varieties that I’d pull […]

45 Crockpot Meals for Hot Summer Nights

45 Real Food Slow Cooker Recipes

No one wants to turn on the oven in the heat of summer! The extra temperature in the house can make you completely miserable. Not to mention that many of us are spending a lot more time outside, enjoying our family, or working on special projects, leaving little room (or desire) to slave over a […]

How to Make a Chef’s Salad

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One of my favorite healthy meals is a Chef’s salad. It’s so easy to put together and can be tweaked to use whatever ingredients are on hand (including leftovers). A traditional Chef’s salad includes a bed of lettuce topped with meat (such as turkey, ham, or chicken), cheese, tomato and a hard-boiled egg. When making […]

Health Benefits of Strawberries & 45 Strawberry Recipes


Strawberries are the favorite fruit of many. This delightfully sweet berry is not only delicious, it contains a number of health benefits. According to the Encylopedia of Healing Foods, strawberries are an excellent source of vitamins C and K, dietary fiber, and also a good source of manganese, pantothenic acid, vitamin B1, and iodine. Strawberries […]

Best 100 Juices for Kids (& Nourishing Carrot-Pear-Beet Juice Recipe)

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Juice and kids seem to go together. When my children were younger, it seemed every play date and park trip was not complete without a juice box. As I learned more about natural living, I steered away from conventional juices, but still enjoyed a fresh one from time to time (and a boxed one every […]

Berkey Water Filter

Big Berkey

We have used a Berkey water filter in our home for the past 5 years. I love it. Truly. The water tastes great and I can rest assured knowing the bad chemicals and other impurities have been filtered out. The Berkey comes in many sizes, we have the Big Berkey, because that is what fit best […]