Author Archives: informedmama

About informedmama

I'm an Aussie mum blogging about my parenting journey, toxic chemical-free living, healthful living, nutrition, food as medicine and my learnings as I head towards semi self-sufficiency.

Healing green soup

I found this yummy recipe in the fabulous book Cure Tooth Decay by Ramiel Nagel.  I seem to have made it weekly or thereabouts for the past few months – it is simple and delicious and packed with goodness. The original … Continue reading

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Homemade lemon enzyme cleaner

One day last year I had been making something in the kitchen that required lots of lemons. I had a bunch of lemon peels laying on the bench and I didn’t know what to do with them. I would love … Continue reading

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Raw onion bread

I’m always on the lookout for snack food ideas and I enjoy making new things in my dehydrator. This raw onion bread has become a staple around here and I’ve made it probably monthly for the past six months or … Continue reading

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We got bees!

An apiarist is a beekeeper. Who knew! I didn’t, until I started looking into beekeeping early last year. I read a few different articles mentioning how bees were dying and that this ultimately could affect the world’s food supply. Being … Continue reading

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Grab n go bags for toddlers

Someone sent me a link about a clever mama who got a bunch of friends together and they each made multiple copies of a different toddler Montessori-style activity or game, and then shared them with the group. Well, aint nobody … Continue reading

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Homemade Lip Balms – Frankincense and Chocolate Mint (so delicious you’ll want to eat them!)

I recently tried my hand at making my own lip balm. Guess what – it’s super easy! If you have the ingredients, all that is required is to gently melt them together and pour into empty tubes.  I am fortunate … Continue reading

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More healthy party food (AKA a party without packets)

Last year I shared some pics from Boy Wonder’s 2nd birthday party with healthier food options. Remember the watermelon shark? When Sunshine Girl turned one last September we had a little party in a park for her, and my goal … Continue reading

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Review: The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care

I should start this review by declaring that I am not a member of my local Weston A Price Foundation chapter and while there are some things I love about the WAPF, I don’t think it is a completely balanced … Continue reading

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The best little un-granola bars ever

I had some puffed spelt that had been in the pantry for a few months and I wasn’t sure what to do with it, so was looking for ways to get rid of it quickly. My plan didn’t entirely work … Continue reading

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Five reasons I make my own toothpaste

Up until two or three years ago I was using regular toothpaste from the supermarket. The big brand. The popular one. I never thought too much about the ingredients list or that fact that it contains sodium fluoride (a by-product … Continue reading

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